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Yellow Fever 

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 »

Director:

Philip Sgriccia (as Phil Sgriccia)

Writers:

Eric Kripke (created by), Andrew Dabb | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Jared Padalecki ... Sam Winchester
Jensen Ackles ... Dean Winchester
Jim Beaver ... Bobby Singer
Sierra McCormick ... Lilith
Jack Conley ... Sheriff Al Britton
Steph DuVall ... Jack Garland (as Stephan DuVall)
David Mattey ... Luther Garland
Jerry Wasserman ... Coroner
Darcy Cadman ... Deputy Linus
Michael Roberds ... Mark Hutchins
Brady Schlecker Brady Schlecker ... Frank O'Brien
Darren Daurie Darren Daurie ... Frank's Buddy #1
Wade Fennig Wade Fennig ... Frank's Buddy #2
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Storyline

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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TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 October 2008 (USA) See more »

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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

In this episode, the Winchester brothers use the fake FBI agent IDs "Tyler" and "Perry". Steven Tyler and Joe Perry are both original members of the band Aerosmith. When they go to interview the victim's neighbour, Mark Hutchens, he comments on this fact. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Dean Winchester: Am I haunted? Am I haunted?
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Crazy Credits

During the end credits of Yellow Fever, Jensen Ackles is in the car and performing Eye of The Tiger for fun. See more »

Connections

References The Breakfast Club (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

Eye of the Tiger
Written by Frankie Sullivan and Jim Peterik
Performed by Survivor
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17 May 2011 | by ttapolaSee all my reviews

THEN: #4.1 - A Fantastic season opener and Mytharc super-booster. #4.2 - Good, but uneven follow-up with maybe one too many ingredients. #4.3 - Long overdue detailing of the show's Mythology done with style. #4.4 - Monster-of-the-Week, but a great one. #4.5 - *Another* Monster-of-the-Week, albeit also a Comedy/Weird One, that can't stand repeated viewings.

NOW: Surely the series would get back to the Mytharc after a two-episode digression? Well... this *is* a really funny episode, with none of the pacing problems that plagued the previous one. However, at the time of writing, 721 votes have given this episode an average of 9.0 and 508 voters have even gone as far as given this the full 10/10! Now, the science of statistics says to us that those 508 people are letting the fanboy/girl inside them cloud their judgment. And there are arguments to support support that.

While extremely funny, thanks to Jensen Ackles's considerable comic talents, it does not mean that this is a flawless, ie. a 10/10 episode. There are several problems. The biggest one is that *three* Monster-of-the-Week episodes in a row is too much when there is a *literally* apocalyptic Mytharc running in the background. "But what about the bit where...?" someone may be asking. It. Is. Not. Enough. Again, we can see from the opening credits that neither Misha Collins nor Genevieve Cortese make an appearance, and can draw our conclusions considering this episode's weight in the big picture from there. Also, this is the second overtly comedic episode in a row - something that should *never* be done unless the main category of the show is Comedy. Also, a Comedy Episode should remain a Comedy Episode from start to finish - otherwise it is just *incoherent*.

Viewed as a single episode, this episode works well enough to be a good 7/10 (there really isn't anything truly special here), but when considered as a part of Season 4 - and the episode itself reminds the viewers that it *is* a part of Season 4, just not as meaningful as it should be - the rating goes to 6/10, which is ironic, since this is the 6th episode of the season. The next one, fortunately, is a return to both form and the Mytharc.


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