The team tries to protect an activist from a sniper, while Charlie and Amita try to keep his proposal and her answer a secret.



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Benjamin Polk
Wanda Schoemer
Shepard Crater


The team tries to protect an activist from a sniper, while Charlie and Amita try to keep his proposal and her answer a secret.

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25 September 2009 (USA)  »

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The mystery shooter
4 May 2010 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

As the episode starts, Charlie Eppes is seen composing an essay in which he pays tribute to four brilliant minds that preceded him in his present job. Charlie, is aware of the other people's contribution in the art of combining mathematical probabilities to actual circumstances.

The scene changes as we are taken to McArthur Park, in downtown Los Angeles, where a political rally by a controversial man, Benjamin Polk, will take place later on in the day. Because of the nature of the event, the FBI sends several agents to check the scene for possible problems. Nothing prepares them for the sniping fire that someone in a nearby place is aiming at them. Charlie figures out the technical aspects using his formulas, but the mystery eludes him and the rest of the team.

Benjamin Polk is reluctant to discuss the nature of his speech later on. He admits in having a lot people that would like to see him dead. The hard work of the agents seems to be going nowhere because they cannot catch the trigger man that will undoubtedly be present when Polk take to the stage and begin his diatribe.

David Sinclair and Colby Granger, are lucky in their investigation. They are instrumental in breaking the case. The man behind the shooting is found and he reveals his reasoning for trying to get rid of Benjamin Polk, something that comes unexpectedly.

The episode was written and directed by Ken Sanzel, a man that is a member of the "Numb3rs" production team. This chapter, like most of the cases the program presents, is complicated, but Mr. Sanzel gets excellent work from the regulars and from the guest stars, David Call and Gary Cole, both giving inspired performances. David Krumholtz, who plays Charlie Eppes, has some good moments.

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