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 »


LARP Maid: OK, gather close everybody for a terrifying tale of terror.
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References The Facts of Life (1979) See more »

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That's why I like Supernatural so much
15 November 2009 | by (Italy) – See all my reviews

I actually liked this episode. It was both innovative and old fashioned, as it gave up a glance to the old hunts we've been used in the first seasons. Only a show like Supernatural could put its main characters into a convention of the show itself! I figure this episode as a sort of "direct line" with the authors, with them telling the watchers their point of view, as a way to express their concern about the show developing the best way.

The thing I like the most about Supernatural is that I've never felt the urge to make things go in a different way, just like writing fan fiction, I never sensed I would be able to develop better the plot if I were an author; I really like the story and I don't think that if the show is really going to end next year, they will ever jump the shark!

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