Numb3rs (2005–2010)
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The robbery of a painting that unexpectedly turned to murder, has the team exploring a disputed provenance and possible insurance fraud.


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Nicolas Falacci (creator), Cheryl Heuton (creator) | 1 more credit »



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Rob Morrow ... Don Eppes
David Krumholtz ... Charlie Eppes
Judd Hirsch ... Alan Eppes
Alimi Ballard ... David Sinclair
Navi Rawat ... Amita Ramanujan
Diane Farr ... Megan Reeves
Peter MacNicol ... Dr. Larry Fleinhardt
Garret Dillahunt ... Jack Tollner
Benito Martinez ... Arthur Ruiz
Matt Ross ... Joel Hellman
Zach Grenier ... Peyton Shoemaker
Armin Shimerman ... Patrick Holden
Gena Rowlands ... Erika Hellman
David Carey Foster ... Hotel Manager
Lisa Renee Pitts ... FBI Agent


When a painting is stolen from a museum and a person is killed. The owner claims that he thinks a woman who is a Holocaust survivor who claims that the painting belonged to her family and that it was taken by the Nazis. But the owner claims that his father got it from a man who was saved by his father. Eventually the painting's authenticity is questioned. Written by

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Agent Tollner mentions "a woman who got several Klimt paintings back from an Austrian national museum" in comparison to Mrs. Hellman and others like her. This is likely a reference to Maria Altmann, possibly the most well-known story of actual recovery of Nazi-looted possessions; her story was told in Woman in Gold (2015), named for the portrait of her aunt Adele Bloch-Bauer that was called The Woman in Gold or The Lady in Gold after it was stolen from the family. As of 2019, it is housed in the Neue Galerie New York under the title Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I. See more »


Erika Hellman: Family is our anchor to life. Without it, we are adrift.
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1 Fatherland 1000 years 800,000 works of art 6 Million See more »


Written by Leonard Cohen
Performed by k.d. lang
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A very thought provoking story.
16 April 2007 | by dcmadrilSee all my reviews

The title of this episode was definitely on the mark as it dealt with the issue of provenance that many people throughout the world are still facing over the events of World War II. It's a sad state that after all these year we're still having these issues. The manner in which this episode displayed the frustrations of one such family and the sometimes hopelessness of our legal system was very revealing. I am a student of history and this episode reminded me not to forget the trials that many of these families are facing yet today. The ending, a rare occurrence, Don's Epps realization that he felt the need to try and do something, especially within his own family added a great deal to this particular show. The song at the end of this episode was haunting yet very beautiful. I have looked for the title of this tune in the Numb3rs website episode list but have been unable to find it. I would very much like to know the title and artist so I may attempt to purchase it. I have yet to be disappointed by any episode of this particular show and enjoy it very much. Thank you.

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6 October 2006 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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