While trying to track down Kevin, Sam and Dean get sidetracked by a series of murders where the victims have gotten their hearts ripped out.



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Episode cast overview:
Randa Moreno
Eleanor Holmes / Betsy
Brent Chapman ...
Paul Hayes
Officer Levitt
Paul Boyle ...
Arthur Swenson
Dr. Kashi
Jogger (as Sean Maclean)
Darryl Quon ...
Jimmy Tong
Jesse Franchuk


Dean and Sam read on the news that someone or something had ripped the hearts out of two persons in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and they decide to stop seeking Kevin out for a while to investigate the bizarre murders. They learn that both suspects had been submitted to a transplant of organs, eye and kidney, and the donor was the same person, the football player Brick Holmes that died in a car crash. They head to Boulder, Colorado, posing as FBI agents and interview Brick's mother Eleanor Holmes that gives vague replies. The Winchester brother seeks out who else received Brick's organs and later they break into his house, where they find a hidden room with a secret. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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17 October 2012 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


Sam uses the false identity 'Agent Sambora' after rock guitarist Richie Sambora. See more »


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Dean Winchester: Wow. Guy goes to Purgatory for a year, all hell breaks loose. Check this out. Jogger in Minneapolis gets his heart ripped out.
Sam Winchester: I'm guessing literally.
Dean Winchester: Only way that interests me. And then, there's another article from six months ago. Same thing happens, also in Minneapolis. What's that tell us?
Sam Winchester: Stay out of Minneapolis.
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in the Heartland'
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I did not mind Heartache.
26 October 2012 | by (Winnipeg) – See all my reviews

I did not mind the Heartache episode. Supernatural writers are running out of ideas! Heartache is another monster hunt episode. The boys have to chase down a monster which eats human hearts. When the monster has his body parts donated the boys are on a multiple monster hunt. The show ends with the usual vampire style stake in the heart resolution. Well acted and directed show, with a predictable script. Nothing new here! I give the Heartache episode a seven out of ten. I have noticed Supernatural has a monster theme this year. I wonder if the monster theme has something to do with the Dean's monster friend subplot? The show is still missing a good character for the bad guy. The Dick Roman character last season was great. I wonder if he will be brought back seeing that they made doubles from the human arm.

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