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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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 »


[Dean pulls out his gun from its holster while talking to two hardcore Supernatural fans who are giving them a hard time and threaten them with a 'gun']
Sam Winchester: Dean.
Dean Winchester: What? They're freakin' annoying.
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References The Real Ghost Busters (1986) See more »

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Silly but Funny Episode
16 February 2012 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

Dean and Sam receive a text message from Chuck asking them to come asap in the Pinewood Hotel. Once there, they discover that they had been lured by the number 1 fan, Becky Rosen that uses Chuck's cell phone to bring the Winchester brothers to a Supernatural Convention.

Dean and Sam realize that their fans are dressed just like them and driving Chevy Impalas 1967. During a RPG, Dean and Sam discovers that the hotel is haunted by the ghost of Leticia Gore, the director of an orphanage that killed four children including her own son. Dean and Sam seek out her bones with two other fans, and when she is destroyed, they discover that the legend was not correct and now everybody is trapped in the hotel and threatened by the real menace.

"The Real Ghostbusters" is a silly but funny episode of Supernatural totally out of the context of the Apocalypse of the Fifth Season. The references to the real Dean and Sam by their fans are hilarious. The conclusion with the lead that Sam gets from Becky about where the Colt might be is probably the only connection with the storyline of the Fifth Season. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Os Verdadeiros Caça-Fantasmas" ("The Real Ghostbusters")

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