Numb3rs: Season 4, Episode 8

Tabu (16 Nov. 2007)

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A wealthy man's daughter is kidnapped, and Megan is astounded by his behavior while the team tries to rescue her.



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Episode credited cast:
Ella Pierce
Santee / Steffen Cavani
Lucas Cavani
Warren Pierce
Harper Simms
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A wealthy man's daughter is kidnapped, and Megan is astounded by his behavior while the team tries to rescue her.

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The plot of this episode closely resembles the true events of Patricia Hearst, a socialite and heiress, who was kidnapped in 1974 by a radical group. The group initially demanded a ransom in the form of food money for the needy in California, much like the demands of the fictional group in this episode who displayed similar altruistic beliefs, from their hostage's father, and again, like the fictional Ella Pierce, Patty Hearst eventually turned against her father and joined the group's cause as seen in her later participation in a bank robbery with the group. See more »


On the end of the episode Don Eppes is watching a old hockey game in his bedroom. Liz Warner arrives to the apartment and comes to the bedroom. When Don notices her there is sound of old picture tube television turning off. Still next time the television is seen its still on. It is also a new flat screen television that doesn't make the same sound when its turnoff as does those old picture tube televisions. See more »

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Tabu, Excellence!
8 March 2010 | by (Ackworth, England) – See all my reviews

This is the best Numb3rs episode i have seen in a long long time (since Two Daughters and Spree. The acting was just brilliant and the one of actors were just brilliant to fit the role,Ari Graynor particularly. She was brilliant for the role. And the storyline was extremely brilliant. The twist around the middle was something i did not expect to happen and the events I think were kind of the same as another kidnapping that has happened in real life. Therefore I give this a 10. Check out my other reviews that will come on IMDb very very soon, and make sure you watch this as it is one of the best TV shows I have ever seen in my life Jack Scarr

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