Numb3rs: Season 3, Episode 12

Nine Wives (5 Jan. 2007)

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The search for a pedophile polygamist takes an interesting genealogical turn when a quilt is found.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Rachel Willons
Josephine Kirtland
Emmanueline Kirtland
Lee Brady
Abner Stone
Ralph Jackson
CHP Officer


A 14 year old girl is found barely living in the desert. She escaped from the custody of a self-announced "prophet" who forced her to become his 73rd wife. As the FBI finds out that the mother of the girl surrendered her daughter to the "prophet", more mysteries become obvious. Charly applies an relational network model and finds out that it represents an inbreeding chart displaying the mating behavior of the "prophet" and his followers. It turns out that the girl and her mother have the same father and that the girl was only forced to be with the "prophet" in order to lower the inbreeding coefficient of their offspring so that a cleaner bloodline can be established. The "prophet" flees with his followers into a condemned house in the desert and has to face the armed forces of the FBI in a show down. Written by nanoprobe19

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The surname "Kirtland" figures prominently in the polygamist cult depicted. This is an inside reference to Kirtland, Ohio, where a Latter-day Saint community once thrived under Joseph Smith, to whom polygamist groups as well as mainstream Mormons trace their origins. See more »


The vulture that swoops down to Josephine Kirtland and is chased away by the truck driver is a White-backed Vulture (Gyps africanus) from Africa, a species not found in the U.S.A. See more »


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Charlie Eppes: Amita and I. We're driving down together.
Alan Eppes: Oh. A romantic weekend away together.
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100,000 Polygamists 37 States 11 Religions 1 Bloodline See more »


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