Numb3rs: Season 1, Episode 5

Prime Suspect (18 Feb. 2005)

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A genius' (Harris) daughter is captured by two men looking to use his possible solution to a 150 year old math equation for heists.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Becky Burdick
Dr. Stephen Atwood
Ian Barford ...
Paul Ballard
Greg Zola ...
Carl Mittendorf
Ethan Burdick
Emily Burdick


Emily Burdick, the kid daughter of brilliant but eccentric mathematician Ethan Burdick, is kidnapped, yet he sends the police away, even Charlie Eppes, who he respects scientifically, as soon as he hears FBI agent Don Eppes is his brother. This time maths may well be the problem: Ethan claims to have solved the elusive Riemann-hypothesis, a very prestigious challenge involving prime numbers, worth a major award, so a rival may want to steal it and/or sabotage him... Written by KGF Vissers

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The kidnappers go after confidential Federal Reserve data. When asked specifically what they are after the agent monitoring the break-in says that they are after the prime rate. While it ties into the episode title of Prime suspect and the episodes theme of prime numbers, the Prime Rate is NOT one of the rates that is set by the Fed. See more »

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