Supernatural: Season 4, Episode 6

Yellow Fever (23 Oct. 2008)

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Sam and Dean discover a Colorado small town's darkest secret as a wave of people fall prey to a "ghost sickness" that induces fear, paranoia, and ultimately a fatal heart attack. Sam and ... See full summary »


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Episode complete credited cast:
Sheriff Britton
Jack Garland (as Stephan DuVall)
Luther Garland
Deputy Linus
Michael Roberds ...
Mark Hutchens
Frank O'Brien
Darren Daurie
Wade Fenning


Sam and Dean discover a Colorado small town's darkest secret as a wave of people fall prey to a "ghost sickness" that induces fear, paranoia, and ultimately a fatal heart attack. Sam and Bobby must figure out the cause and cure of the sickness when Dean himself falls prey to it. Written by Derfel85

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At the end of this episode, an extra clip was added after the producer credits, titled "Supernatural presents: Jensen Ackles". The clip shows Jensen Ackles during what seems to be a take of one of the scenes in the episode, set to the song "Eye of the Tiger" by Survivor. However, the cut spans out beyond the scope of the original scene to an approximately 1 min long out-of-character performance with Ackles lip-synching to the lyrics "performing" the song, complete with air guitar and the crew laughing in the background. See more »


When the Sheriff enters Dean's hotel room near the end, the lock is on the left side of the door. After their fight however, the lock is suddenly on the right. See more »


Sam Winchester: [upon finding Dean in the parking lot of the hotel] What are you doing waiting out here anyway?
Dean Winchester: Our room's on the fourth floor... That's high.
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During the end credits of Yellow Fever, Jensen Ackles is in the car and performing Eye of The Tiger for fun. See more »


References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »


Eye of the Tiger
Performed by Survivor
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The Ghost Sickness
26 May 2010 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

Sam and Dean arrive in Rock Ridge, Colorado, pretending to be FBI agents to investigate the death of the marathon runner Frank O'Brien apparently by heart attack despite his good shape. After the autopsy and a couple of interviews, they discover that Frank was lately anxious and jumpy and has died scared to death. Sooner Bob advises Sam that the three victims in Rock Ridge have died of ghost sickness and Sam realizes that Dean has the symptoms of the disease with intense fear and paranoia. Bobby arrives in the town to help Sam to find the ghost of Luther garland that has spread the outbreak but the time to save Dean is running out.

"Yellow Fever" is a funny episode of Supernatural, with Jensen Ackles inspired performing a hilarious role. The conclusion with Bobby and Sam vanquishing the ghost is disappointing and this episode deserved a better ending. Nevertheless in the credits, Dean dubs the Survivor' song "Eye of the Tiger" from "Rocky III" and this attraction is a kind of compensation for the weak conclusion. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Febre Amarela" ("Yellow Fever")

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