Numb3rs: Season 1, Episode 1

Pilot (23 Jan. 2005)

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When a rapist proves a little too difficult to find for the FBI, Agent Eppes and Agent Lake utilize Agent Eppes' genius mathematician brother, Charlie, to discover the rapist's point of origin.



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Karen Silber
Walt Merrick
Roland Haldane
Karl Calhoun ...
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A serial rapist who marked his victims by branding continued his escalating gravity by committing is presumably first murder. FBI Special Agent Don Eppes is in charge, under Agent Walt Merrick, of a massive investigation. Don's brother, professor Charles 'Charlie' Edward, a mathematical genius, takes a single peek at the map of the thirteen crime locations at their dad Alan's -and still Charlie's- home and claims he can roughly calculate the common point of origin: the rapist-killer's home. Charlie analyzes and applies such variables as the safety zone and the spontaneous non-randomizing of human 'arbitrary' choices, and achieves a 4/5 probability, as tested on earlier serial killers. Charlie's academic friend Dr. Larry Fleinhardt suggests he should concentrate on true mathematical challenges rather than 'trivial' real-life distractions. Charlie's prediction shows 87% chance for a zone with only 75 men, but no judge will grant a search order based on Charlie's work, so DNA is taken ... Written by KGF Vissers

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First episode of Numbers!
4 May 2008 | by (Brazil) – See all my reviews

In this first episode of 'Numbers', we are introduced to the FBI special agent Don Eppes, and his younger brother Charlie, who is a brilliant mathematician.

Don is trying to capture a serial rapist and having difficulties with his charge, until Charlie helps him to identify the killer's point of origin using mathematical equations.

I liked the first episode very much, specially because we can see without too much expectation Charlie's great skills with math.

I am not an expert in mathematics,physics or chemistry, but the idea of using math to solve problems for FBI missions was very interesting in my opinion, even though sometimes they overreact in it's (math) use.

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