Supernatural: Season 5, Episode 9

The Real Ghostbusters (12 Nov. 2009)

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Dean and Sam are on a Supernatural convention where they meet lots of fans of the Supernatural Comic Books. After a while they get the impression that something is not right at the location of the convention.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Damien / 'Dean'
Barnes / 'Sam'
Leticia Gore Actress
Teagan Rae Avoledo ...
Leticia Gore
Kayla Doerksen ...
John Shaw ...
Hotel Manager
Amitai Marmorstein ...
Little Boy
Little Boy #1
Little Boy #2


Sam and Dean are tricked into attending a Supernatural convention by their super-fan Becky Rosen where the brothers are are in for a shock when many of the fans are dressed up like them. But things turn serious when they are forced to look for and destroy a ghost who haunts the very country hotel they are at with the help of their creator Chuck Shurley. Written by matt-282

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This episode is the first mention of Crowley. See more »


During the Q&A section of the "Supernatural" book series convention Chuck answers a question relating to the Croatoan virus but at that time his books have not been published that far into the story so nobody at the convention besides himself, Sam and Dean should know about it. See more »


[reading off a sheet of paper at the Supernatural convention: "The LARPing has started!"]
Sam Winchester: Dad's journal: Dear Sam and Dean, this hotel is haunted. You must hunt down the ghost. Interview witnesses, discover clues and find the bones. The first team to do so wins a fifty dollar gift card to Sizzler. Love, Dad.
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References Beaches (1988) See more »

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Nice episode...waste of time for the series...
18 November 2009 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

This episode was hilarious, why? It's simple: Supernatural fan convention, and that includes:

-parkinglot full of '67 Impala Chevy's

-bunch of douche-bags dressed up like, using same words like...Dean and Sam get's better as the two Winchesters find out that there's an actual hunting...and they do the hunting very old-school(seasons 1 and 2 like)diggin',salt,gasoline and lighter...all that with a little help from some Sam and Dean wannabes.

Oh by the way you should watch this episode for that crucial information Sam gets...

Anyway, what i really want to say is that this kind of episodes are here just to fill in the season because the writers routined us with seasons of 22 episodes and perhaps they could end this season in 3 eps but tending to respect the rule they're draggin it with episodes like this.And they usually tend to reveal only one information, for example:

In "The curious case of Dean Winchester"-what Bobby looks for

In "Changing Channels"-who the Trickster is...

Or now-where that "particular item" they're searchin' for might be...

"Rise and shine Sammy! Rise and shine..."

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