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When two sets of owners of the same painting are brutally murdered, Sam and Dean investigate with the help of an auction house owner's daughter, all while Dean shamelessly tries to pair her with his little brother.


Philip Sgriccia (as Phil Sgriccia)


Eric Kripke (created by), David Ehrman

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Episode cast overview:
Jared Padalecki ... Sam Winchester
Jensen Ackles ... Dean Winchester
Taylor Cole ... Sarah Blake
Jay Brazeau ... Librarian
Jodelle Ferland ... Melanie Merchant (as Jodelle Micha Ferland)
Keith Martin Gordey Keith Martin Gordey ... Daniel Blake
Linden Banks ... Isaiah Merchant
Jody Thompson ... Ann Telesca
Curtis Caravaggio ... Mark Telesca
Kenton Reid ... Waiter
Josh D. Clark Josh D. Clark ... Mover
Sarah Mutch Sarah Mutch ... Brandi
Barbara Frosch Barbara Frosch ... Evelyn


A young couple is murdered in their home shortly after buying an antique painting of a family portrait circa 1910. Upon reviewing the painting's provenance, Sam and Dean learn that everyone who has ever bought the painting has been murdered and race to discover how the portrait is causing the deaths before it can claim its next victim. Written by Anonymous

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13 April 2006 (USA) See more »

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Did You Know?


On two different occasions a painting is seen packaged up and moved incorrectly. The symbols on the box determine which way the contents is meant to be transported and stored. The painting is seen being put into the crate with the symbols facing the wrong way. See more »


When Dean gets the woman's number at the bar at the beginning of the episode, he repeats the number back incorrectly. She gives a number ending in 3420 but Dean says it back as 7420 and the woman confirms he heard it correctly. See more »


Sam Winchester: You all right?
Sarah Blake: No, actually, I just lied to the cops and told them I went to Evelyn's, alone, and found her like that!
Sam Winchester: Thank you.
Sarah Blake: Don't thank me, I'm about to call 'em right back if you don't tell me what the hell's going on. Who's killing these people?
Sam Winchester: What.
Sarah Blake: What?
Sam Winchester: It's not who, it's what, is killing those people.
[Sarah looks at him, confused]
Sam Winchester: Sarah, you saw that painting move.
Sarah Blake: No. No, I was, I was seeing things! It's impossible!
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Creepy Painting
25 December 2006 | by Claudio CarvalhoSee all my reviews

Dean and Sam read on the newspaper about a young couple slashed in New York and they decide to investigate. They disclose that the victims have just bought an antique painting of 1910 in a beneficent auction and when they check its provenance, they find that three other families that owned the painting had been killed in the past. Further, the head of the family had murdered his wife, sons and stepdaughter with a razor blade. When the painting is sold to a local and she is also murdered, Sam and Dean with the support of the daughter of the auctioneer, Sarah Blake, disclose the truth about the killer.

"Provenance" is another great episode of Supernatural. The creepy and gore story finally shows a romance of Sam with a girl, and the killer is really scary. My vote is ten.

Title (Brazil): "Procedência" ("Provenance")

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