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 cast overview:
Ella Pierce
Santee / Steffen Cavani
John Forest ...
Lucas Cavani
Warren Pierce
Harper Simms


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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[This appears on the beginning of the episode] 2 demands 40 million dollars 2271 satellites 322 e-mails See more »

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1 December 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Of all the episodes I have seen for Numb3rs, this is probably the worst. Not very good. Too unbelievable and too many relationship lines that really make the episode not very enjoyable. The show protagonist was part Paris Hilton and part Patty Hearst. I guess the writers were already on strike when they wrote this and looked for an easy way out. Her father was some bad caricature that appear to be someone from a bad acting school performance. Also the love interest lines were a little too much for one episode - One relationship falls apart, another one goes to the next level, and another one gets rekindles. Also Megan's relationship was brought up with her father and how it was not good. Way too much over the top. I am starting to wonder if the show has reached its climax and will start to decline until it goes off the air. I can't believe that one can have a episode that is was so badly written. It looked like no one cared how this was done.

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