SUPERNATURAL Creator Eric Kripke Responds to Fans about “Yellow Fever”

After last night’s episode of SUPERNATURAL, “Yellow Fever,” it seems that some fans were a little upset about the “dick” comment Sam made about Dean. I personally didn’t take it as the writers meant Dean was a dick, I just thought Sam and Bobby were having some fun over Dean.

Just to make things clear, Supernatural‘s Creator and Executive Producer Eric Kripke decided to respond to the fans, you can read his message below:

“So I’ve never before responded directly to the fandom’s comments about an episode, and I don’t plan to make a habit of it, but I couldn’t resist dropping in a thought about the episode “Yellow Fever.”

Which is this:

Dean is not a dick.

None of the writers, or anyone on the creative team of Supernatural, think Dean’s ever been a dick, past, present, or future. He’s a hero. Dean did NOT contract the ghost sickness because he’s a dick. Victims contract the illness because they use “fear as a weapon.” Dean asks Lilith at the episode’s end, “why did I get infected?” And she cryptically responds, “you know why. Listen to your heart.” We, as the writers, probably should have emphasized this mystery more, I take responsibility for that omission. But the point is: the reason he was infected is because of a SECRET he’s keeping. A dark secret that will be revealed in Episode 10. And not at all because of any dickishness, implied or otherwise.

Thanks, gang. “