The threat of a terrorist attack in L.A. puts everyone on high-alert as Don leads a special task force, and butts heads with Charlie and Alan.
Did You Know?
The use of stadium flip-cards as an analogy for a terrorist cell also refers to something now known as Great Rose Bowl Hoax. In the 1961 Rose Bowl game the Washington State Huskies played the Minnesota Golden Gophers; a halftime card display by Washington was supposed to end by spelling out "Huskies" and "Washington" and an American flag. A group of Caltech students substituted an altered set of instructions before the game, with the end result that the word "HUSKIES" was spelled backwards, and the next display spelled out "CALTECH" (the final image of the flag never showed). This image was broadcast to an estimated 30,000,000 TV sets across the country, ensuring its notoriety. Caltech is the inspiration (and frequent film location) for the California Institute of Science of Numb3rs. See more
Dr. Osaka, the organic chemists, is shown in her lab wearing flip flops and capri pants. In any lab where chemicals are mixed, open toed shoes are prohibited, and long pants or skirts must be worn to prevent possible injury from chemical spills, etc. See more
16 extremists 7,200 miles of pipe 2.3 parts per million 1 coordinated attack See more