Numb3rs (2005–2010)

Noisy Edge 

A UFO is briefly seen flying through Los Angeles with no clear indication on what it is, but Agent Eppes discovers it was heading for the Staples Center and starts an investigation into the possibility of mass terrorism.


J. Miller Tobin (as Miller Tobin)


Nicolas Falacci (creator), Cheryl Heuton (creator) | 2 more credits »


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Episode cast overview:
Rob Morrow ... Don Eppes
David Krumholtz ... Charlie Eppes
Judd Hirsch ... Alan Eppes
Alimi Ballard ... David Sinclair
Sabrina Lloyd ... Terry Lake (credit only)
Peter MacNicol ... Dr. Larry Fleinhardt
Navi Rawat ... Amita Ramanujan
Bill Smitrovich ... David Croft
Rod McLachlan ... Bill McClelland
Castulo Guerra ... Paul Ridenhauer
Dwayne Barnes ... Mr. Johnson (as Dwayne L. Barnes)
Ethan Embry ... Blake Gosnell
Gloria Reuben ... Erica Quimby
Ben Davis ... Air Force Captain (as Benjamin Jay Davis)


The US Air Force and air traffic control seek FBI help when a UFO flying over LA seems a possible terrorist threat. Charlie finds mathematical ways to combine and filter radar observations to identify routes and craft type. It's a flying wing design, like aeronautic engineer David Croft and his former partner Gosnell invented. Don tracks down the last, who indeed build one with his son Blake and Paul Ridenhauer's German venture capital fund as investor, but is missing. Inspired by chaos in golf, which he plays to please dad, Charlie helps figure out where to, thus discovering a killing. Written by KGF Vissers

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TV-PG | See all certifications »




Release Date:

6 May 2005 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


The "two F-16s" that we are told are going to do a fly-by turn out to be FA-18s. See more »

Crazy Credits

[This appears on the beginning of the episode] 6,950 Small Planes in LA 400 Homeland Security Threats 5 LA Radar Arrays 1 Aerial Anomaly See more »


Referenced in Numb3rs: High Exposure (2008) See more »

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