January 3, 2004, 6:32 AM

"Dad? Pick up… Dad, it's Dean. Uh, I'm at Stanford. Hospital called – Sam got into a car accident. It's uh, it's not good."

January 3, 2004, 6:51 AM

"He's alive, but they aren't saying anything yet. Call me back."

January 3, 2004, 1:07 PM

"I guess you don't have cell reception in Wyoming. We got in to see Sam. He's unconscious – the doctors say it's a coma. He broke his leg, his ribs are fractured and they busted up a lung. They, uh, they think he might have brain damage but they won't know until he wakes up."

January 4, 2004, 10:12 PM

"Christ, Dad, pick up your fucking phone. It's been more than a day."

January 4, 2004, 10:23 PM

"…Sorry. It's just the doctors say Sam isn't doing too well. He should have woken up by now. They think there might have been more damage than they expected. Jess – that's Sam's girlfriend, she's a med student – she says you should really come."

January 4, 2004, 11:01 PM

"It's probably nothing, you know. Sam's going to wake up and be pissed they had to shave his hair. I think you should come anyway, Dad… Not that the hunt isn't important. But the wendigo can wait. Sam…"

January 6, 2004, 3:21 PM

"Please call back, Dad."

January 9, 2004, 9:15 PM

"Where are you? I didn't think the hunt would take this long – it's been nearly a week – oh, and Bobby's here. He flew out to say – I mean, he flew out to see Sam. He says you're, uh, you're slipping if you take a week to kill a wendigo."

January 11, 2004, 8:42 AM

"I thought Sam might have squeezed my hand just now but I think I might have just been making it up. His vitals are all the same – well, worse, actually. You should come."

January 12, 2004, 12:32 PM

"Fuck, Dad."

January 12, 2004, 5:28 PM

"I swear to God I'm going to drive out there myself and drag you back here. Pick up the phone!"

January 15, 2004, 7:41 PM

"Dad, he's not – I don't think – the doctors say he's not going to get better. They say Sammy's gonna… Fuck."

January 16, 2004, 4:14 PM

"Dad, you need to come. You're supposed to say goodbye."

January 16, 2004, 6:39 PM


January 16, 2004, 6:58 PM

"Oh God Dad, Sammy – "

January 16, 2004, 7:12 PM


January 16, 2004, 3:11 AM

"He's gone."