Death Takes a Holiday
Episode 15 of 22 within Season Four. Item 78 of 242 overall.
Production number 3T7515.
Jeremy Carver - Writer
Steve Boyum - Director
70 votes

Sam and Dean investigate a small town where people are cheating death. They discover the Reapers have gone missing so they turn to Pamela for help.

She sends them into the spiritual world to find answers and they come face to face with Alastair, who has been kidnapping all the Reapers in order to break another seal.

original air date-March 12,2009    rating-2.84 million

network: CW

songs: "Together" Theme song--End Credits & Mo' Guitar Grit by Jay Gruska

  1. "Perfect Situation For A Fool" by George Highfill & Jai Josefs


Body Count: (3)

Supernatural Beings

  • Demons
  • Reapers
  • Ghosts
  • Angels

Location: Greybull, Wyoming

Timeline: December 19th - 22nd, 2008

Trivia: The episode title comes from a 1934 movie Death Takes a Holiday in which Death takes on human form and falls in love.

Goof: After being turned to "ghosts", Sam and Dean are walking down the street. Their breath is visible as they talk and breathe. Ghosts wouldn't be able to expel hot air causing this. (This may also have to do with the phenomena seen in most episodes to alert us to ghostly presence).

EW rank #90


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regional titles

Dood neemt een vakantie
Death Takes a Holiday
La mort prend des vacances
Death Takes a Holiday
Bás Glacann Saoire
Morte prende una vacanza
La muerte de vacaciones