Numb3rs (2005–2010)
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The death of a minor league player leads to a math prodigy and stirs old feelings for Don.


Frederick King Keller (as Frederick K. Keller)


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

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Rob Morrow ... Don Eppes
David Krumholtz ... Charlie Eppes
Judd Hirsch ... Alan Eppes
Alimi Ballard ... David Sinclair
Dylan Bruno ... Colby Granger
Diane Farr ... Megan Reeves
Peter MacNicol ... Dr. Larry Fleinhardt
Jay Baruchel ... Oswald Kittner
Jon Hamm ... Richard Clast
Bill Nye ... Bill Waldie
Luna Lauren Velez ... Claudia Gomez (as Lauren Vélez)
Lauren Stamile ... Kelly Johnston
Joel Anderson Joel Anderson ... Max Sheveransky
Andy Umberger ... Frank Auster
Susan Beaubian ... Stendhauser


The death of a minor league player leads to a math prodigy and stirs old feelings for Don.

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Release Date:

10 November 2006 (USA) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


While canvassing an Asian-urban-pedestrian-friendly area of town in their search for a suspect, Colby (Dylan Bruno) and David (Alimi Ballard) talk about a sci-fi film directed by Ridley Scott and co-starring Darryl Hanah, and wonder if their surroundings might prove that the film correctly predicted the future. The film they're referring to is Blade Runner (1982); Scott is also a co-executive-producer of "Numb3rs". See more »


As Don is walking through the dining room at the beginning of the episode, the light fixture over the table swinging slightly in the top left hand corner even though nobody touched it nor is there anyone else in the room. See more »


Megan Reeves: Twenty minutes ago I was on the couch, watching "Blazing Saddles" in my pajamas. This better be good.
Charlie Eppes: It's better than good.
Dr. Larry Fleinhardt: The red cowgirl PJs?
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32 Homeruns 97 Runs batted in 308 Batting average 1 Lethal dose See more »


References Blazing Saddles (1974) See more »

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Proof that Imagination makes Good Television
10 November 2006 | by tgocSee all my reviews

Over the years, we have seen many police or law enforcement dramas, most of which conformed to fairly limited patterns-- tough-cop, smart-cop, methodical- cop and so on.

This relatively new series has brought real imagination, and humanity, to this time-honored "genre" (please forgive my French.)

It need hardly be said that this series presents, consistently, well-constructed mysteries, but even on the level of plotting, this is above average work.

What most makes this programme worthy of success is the construction of the relationships between the characters. We are used to seeing a "team" of law enforcement officers, but this is the only series I can think of in which a major point of focus is upon the relationship between two of the principal characters and their father.

On a larger scale, this show fascinates us with the interaction between police work and higher mathematics and physics.

All of the characters are interesting -- that is to say, they make us care about them-- and, to return to the idea of imagination making for good television, the burgeoning relationship between "Larry" and "Megan" gives hope to us all-- all men at least.

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