Supernatural: Season 1, Episode 6

Skin (18 Oct. 2005)

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When one of Sam's old school friends is framed for the murder of his girlfriend, Sam and Dean investigate, discovering that a shapeshifter is responsible for that murder and possibly other similar murders.


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Episode cast overview:
Rebecca Warren
Marrett Green ...
Shirane Haas ...
Aleks Holtz ...
Zach Warren


While on the road, Sam gets an e-mail from his old school friend Becky telling that her brother and also Sam's friend Zach is arrested, accused of murder of his girlfriend. Zach claims that he was in another place at the same time, but the surveillance camera had taped his image in the crime scene. Sam convinces Dean to drive to St. Louis, Missouri, to investigate the typical doppelganger case. Once there, they disclose that a mutant is killing and hurting people in the neighborhood. When the shape shifter takes the form of Dean, things get complicated for the Winchester brothers. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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The shapeshifter and Rebecca talk about genetic mutation and evolution. This is the main theme in the X-men films, and one mutant - Mystique is a shapeshifter See more »


The way the Winchesters parked looks like they came in driving towards the intersection. But that is impossible given the fact that it is a dead end. Even if they did reverse in, they still would have seen the crime scene coming in. Plus, the police are still putting up the crime scene wrap several hours in. See more »


Sam Winchester: Don't move! What have you done with him?
Shapeshifter: Dude, chill. It's me, alright?
Sam Winchester: No, I don't think so. Where's my brother?
Shapeshifter: You're 'bout to shoot him. Sam, calm down.
Sam Winchester: You grabbed the keys with your *left*, your shoulder was hurt.
Shapeshifter: Yeah, it's better. What do you want me to do? Cry?
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References Star Trek (1966) See more »


Written by Doug Ingle
Performed by Iron Butterfly
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The boys meet a shape shifter
11 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Okay so this episode starts out with a man convicted of murder and he's friends with Dean and Sam. The boys investigate and they run into a Skinwalker (a shape shifting man) who senselessly assaults and kills people for no reason. It morphs into Dean and starts wreaking havoc! I thought this episode was rather strange (this and Phantom Traveler). The Shape Shifter doesn't have a true story or background, I mean: where on earth did this thing come from? The being says it was born with the ability but that's it? Hmm...this is what makes it confusing because most of the other episodes of the show (except this one and Phantom Traveler) explain where the things come from and why they are what they are.

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