Numb3rs: Season 3, Episode 5

Traffic (20 Oct. 2006)

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Charlie and the team grapple with the concept of 'randomness' while trying to find a killer targeting drivers on the freeway.



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Episode credited cast:
Jeff Kinkirk
Marla Kinkirk
R.E. Rodgers ...
Mitchell Mackenzie
Christopher McCann ...
Dr. Brewer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mueen Jahan Ahmad ...
Car Wash Guy
Ai Cherie ...
Street Patron (as Sheree Leana)
ER Doctor


Charlie and the team grapple with the concept of 'randomness' while trying to find a killer targeting drivers on the freeway.

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At the beginning of the episode when the father becomes unconscious, the older son pushes his leg against his fathers to move his foot off the gas pedal and onto the break, but in the very next shot his leg is nowhere near his father's leg. See more »


Charlie Eppes: Thank you for getting on this so fast.
Amita Ramanujan: Hey, I don't want to be shot or struck by a brick while driving any more than the next person.
Dr. Larry Fleinhardt: Yeah. I guess there's nothing to be done about meteors. Well not just yet.
Charlie Eppes: No Larry. Not even the FBI can stop meteors.
Dr. Larry Fleinhardt: Well not yet, but someday when we have plasma cannons, steam rockets...
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Stronger than most I've seen
28 October 2006 | by See all my reviews

This episode gripped me more than others I've seen because it seemed to get more personal. I really engaged with the family that was at the center of the storyline. The mother (played by guest star Rachel York) and the younger son were especially sympathetic. I also thought that the math came across as less academic in this episode. It hit on themes that are familiar to everyone. The show seems to be moving in a direction that reveals more of the human side of its regular characters. Don, in particular, really connected with the family, especially the mother. He seemed to want to catch the freeway attacker not just because it's his job but also to put the mother and her two sons at ease.

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