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The Usual Suspects 

Dean has been framed for murder. Sam tries to find the one behind it.

Director:

Mike Rohl

Writers:

Eric Kripke (created by), Cathryn Humphris
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Jared Padalecki ... Sam Winchester
Jensen Ackles ... Dean Winchester
Linda Blair ... Det. Diana Ballard
Jason Gedrick ... Det. Peter Sheridan
Keegan Connor Tracy ... Karen Giles
Andy Stahl ... Jeff Krause (as Andrew Stahl)
Shannon Powell ... Claire Becker
Diana Dutra Diana Dutra ... Policewoman
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Storyline

Sam and Dean investigate the murders of a lawyer and his wife who claimed to have seen a ghost right before they died. However, after local detectives Ballard and Sheridan uncover the Winchesters' records, they arrest the brothers for a double homicide before they are able to find the ghost. When the ghost begins to visit Ballard, she begins to wonder if the tale Sam and Dean are telling her could be true, and if she might be the next to die. Written by The CW

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 November 2006 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

This episode is set in Baltimore, the town where Edgar Allan Poe died. He was famous for such stories as "The Cask of Amontillado" where a victim is concealed inside a brick wall. See more »

Goofs

When Sam pulls the rack away from the window to reveal the the name of the store as "Ashland Supplies" (Only Ashland Sup is fully visible as the sign has deteriorated). They turn around and see the name beaming on the wall. The way the sign was on the window was dark letters on a clear glass background so the letters on the wall should have been shadow letters on a sunlit background. It instead was sunlit letters on a shadow background. See more »

Quotes

Det. Peter Sheridan: Talk directly to the camera. Start by stating your name for the record.
Dean Winchester: My name is Dean Winchester. I'm an Aquarius, I enjoy sunsets, long walks on the beach and frisky women. And I did not kill anyone. But I know who did. Or rather "what" did. Of course, it can't be for sure, because our investigation was interrupted. But our work in theory, is that were looking for some kind of Vengeful Spirit.
Det. Diana Ballard: Excuse me?
Dean Winchester: You know, Casper - the blood thirsty ghost.
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Connections

References Matlock (1986) See more »

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End Credits Theme
Composed by Jay Gruska
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Death Omen
30 June 2008 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In Baltimore, Maryland, Sam and Dean are arrested by the local police while investigating the murders of the lawyer Tony Giles and his wife Karen by a spirit. Detective Peter Sheridan is convinced that Dean is guilty while his partner and lover Detective Diana Ballard is aware that they just have circumstantial evidences against the Winchester brothers. Dean decides to tell the truth about the case, i.e., that Tony had seen and was killed by a vengeful spirit that wants justice, but nobody believes on his words. However, when Det. Ballard also sees the ghost of a woman with a sliced throat, she wonders whether Sam and Dean might be telling the truth. Together with Sam, Det. Ballard identifies the ghost as the heroine addicted Claire Becker, and Sam realizes that she is a death omen.

"The Usual Suspects" is a great episode with the guest star Linda Blair in a sort of tribute to "The Exorcist". The beginning with Sam telling what happened while the flashbacks show what really happened is very funny. The story is engaging and reasonably resolved. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Os Suspeitos Habituais" ("The Usual Suspects")


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