Music featured in this episode was "Hallelujah" by k.d. lang (painting revelation and family barbecue scenes).
Larry's father was a painter.
The title, Provenance, means "place of origin." In the world of art and antiquities, provenance means evidence of a particular work or piece's authenticity, assorted documentation and other means of proving that it is what it is claimed to be, where it came from, who has owned it since, how it comes to be where it is now, etc..
Math used in this episode:
Linear Diophantine Equations
Quadratic Discriminant Analysis
A Diffusion Map
800,000 WORKS OF ART
David: You speak French?
Don: There was a girl, once upon a time.
Erika Hellman: Family is our anchor to Earth. We lose it, we are adrift.
Alan: You can add but you can't hide.
International Air Dates:
The Netherlands: March 28, 2007 on Veronica
Czech Republic: June 25, 2009 on TV Nova
Finland: December 18, 2009 on Sub
Slovakia: January 12, 2011 on JOJ
This episode was rated TV-PG (V) in its first network broadcast.
Gena Rowlands was credited as Special Guest Star for this episode.
Benito Martinez is a cast member of the The Shield. He is the third person from the cast of the popular FX show to make a guest appearance on Numb3rs. The first two were CCH Pounder ("Vector") and Jay Karnes ("Bettor or Worse").
This episode was originally slated to play as the fourth episode of the season, but got moved up to air before Traffic.