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Calculated Risk 

Don takes under his wing the son of a murdered executive as the team and Charlie try to narrow down who's responsible out of a pool of six thousand or more.


Bill Eagles


Nicolas Falacci (creator), Cheryl Heuton (creator) | 1 more credit »


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Episode cast overview:
Rob Morrow ... Don Eppes
David Krumholtz ... Charlie Eppes
Judd Hirsch ... Alan Eppes
Alimi Ballard ... David Sinclair
Navi Rawat ... Amita Ramanujan (credit only)
Diane Farr ... Megan Reeves
Peter MacNicol ... Dr. Larry Fleinhardt
Dylan Bruno ... Colby Granger
Sarah Carter ... Nadine Hodges
Josh Eriksson ... Daniel Shay
Jeff Perry ... Morton Standbury
Raphael Sbarge ... Malcolm Galway
Richard Cox ... Edward Barret
Richard Fancy ... Thomas Galway
Sky Soleil ... Security Man


Lucinda Shay is murdered in her home just before she would be crown witness in the trial against the fat cat owner of the crooked investment firm where she worked. Her young son Daniel heard the fatal shot and saw the killers' car drive away, but the trauma may prevent him ever speaking about it at all. To spare the kid the additional horror of a heartless state home, Don takes him home, that is to his grandfatherly dad Allan, and wins his confidence. Meanwhile Charlie, whose own maths colleague Dr. Larry Fleinhardt lost a fortune too, mathematically factors likely suspects from a daunting list of 6,000 investors and employees, who either lost a lot or fear clearing up the scam in court may endanger their winnings... Written by KGF Vissers

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Dr. Larry Fleinhardt: I was talking about my application for the Talos Foundation research grant.
Charlie Eppes: Why are you worried about that?
Dr. Larry Fleinhardt: Because Ivan Tevorsky has taken over chairmanship of the grant committee.
Charlie Eppes: You attacked his theory on polarization flux.
Dr. Larry Fleinhardt: I merely pointed out certain characteristics of gravitational waves that he had chosen to ignore.
Charlie Eppes: Larry, I was there when he gave that paper. You stood up, and you called him a big fat cheater in front of a roomful of people.
Dr. Larry Fleinhardt: Well, no, now you're exaggerating. That room could ...
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[This appears on the beginning of the episode] 12 Billion Lost 6374 Pink Slips 9 Indictments 1 Witness See more »


References Witness (1985) See more »

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17 April 2021 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

A young boy is at home when his whistleblower mother is gunned down as she answers the door. A big energy firm has cost thousands of people money and pensions through shady dealings. The dead woman knew things and went public. The boy ends up with Alan because there is no place for him at the moment. He develops a close relationship with Don. This was a more accessible episode some nice moments in the family.

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14 October 2005 (USA) See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA

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