Numb3rs S02, Ep13 – Double Down

Show: Numb3rs
Season: 2
Episode: 13
Title: Double Down
Original Air Date: January 13, 2006


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Favorite Quotes:

*Don: You guys actually get paid to do this?

*Amita: Doesn’t that attract attention?
Larry: Yes of course it does.
Charlie: You got caught.

*Larry: They said we were cheaters. We weren’t, we were playing smart.

*Larry: I’ll tell you something. Whoever did this is a mathematician. You can bet on that.

*Larry: I don’t think you understand how truly narcotic this is for me.

*Amita: It’s impossible for machines to create truly random sequences.

*Colby: Looks like your gamble lost pal.


Synopsis: A man steps up to a black jack table. He does quite well. He leaves and gets his car, but he gets killed. Don and his team show up. In the car there is a bag full of notebooks filled with equations. Don visits Charlie, who is doing a demonstration of cola and mentos. They are probability equations. Larry recognizes something about them. Megan speaks to the victim’s ex-girlfriend. They broke up because of his gambling. Don and Megan go back to the scene. David and Colby came as well. They found a lot of fake ID’s in his room. Charlie, Amita and Larry discuss an old lecture that Charlie gave at the victim’s college. Larry says the calculations are for card counting at blackjack and that he use to do it. Don and his team analyze the video footage from the casino. Charlie and Larry arrive. Larry tells them about the notebooks and that Yuri was card counting. Larry gives them a new analysis of the video. He finds a team of three. Now they need to figure out the backer. At Charlie’s office, Larry waxes poetic about gambling. Colby and David identify the other two members of the team. Megan has a chat with the casino manager. David and Colby go to visit the spotter’s mom. She takes them out to his guest house space and it looks like a casino. His mother exits in shock. Colby finds more fake ID’s. Charlie and his team take over the living room. Larry says the work is high level work, not undergrad work. It reminds him of his old card partner. Both survivors are now on the run. Charlie finds Don and gives him the name from Larry. Jason is found dead with a single shot to the head. Megan and Don go to visit Leonard, Larry’s old partner. He tells them that the kids came to him and he backed them till last month. They find another member of the crew and she’s a dancer. She’s dancing on the main stage. After her dance, they talk to her. They tell her and she is shocked. She got paid to be arm candy for their crew. Amita finds the guys in back in the hall trying to figure out who was backing the crew. Larry looks through their files and they are all extremely intelligent. At Don’s office, Charlie tells them how they were using the casino to launder money. Larry, Charlie and Amita go to the casino. Larry is trying not to have a melt down. He’s making a killing at the table and Charlie is losing is shirt. He starts going on about different techniques and how one of them triggered an auto shuffler. Charlie realizes that they cracked how the auto shuffler works. At Don’s office, it turns out that Larry’s old buddy Leonard designed the algorithm and then taught the kids how to hack the machine. They bring Leonard in and he tells them everything. Don and the team go straight to the casino for the manager. They smell gun shot residue in the managers office and find a dead body. The team realizes that the car was purposely parked far away. Turns out it was Ignacio. Leonard is the last target if Ignacio is going to clean house. The team has staked out the parking lot to protect Leonard. They catch him. Larry confronts Leonard at the FBI office. At the house, Don let’s everyone know the outcome of Leonard’s fate. Alan breaks out the poker chips but no one is wiling to play him except Charlie.

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Numb3rs S02, Ep12 – The OG

Show: Numb3rs
Season: 2
Episode: 12
Title: The OG
Original Air Date: January 6, 2006


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Favorite Quotes:

* Don: No offense Charlie, it sounds like two math geeks who don’t date much.

* Colby: But counselor let’s not forgot we have a man down. Where I come from that means something.

* Charlie: Well Don did only ask for help with this one case but don’t all these other victims deserve justice?

* David: A man lost his life. I’m not here to restore your faith in the system. I’m just trying to find his killer.

* Alan: Well he follows the numbers. The more something seems solvable the more he wants to solve it.

* Don: Trust me, if Charlie’s math says they are connected, the odds are they are connected.

* Amita: The killer is choosing his victims to specifically maximize retaliation.

* Larry: How do we know that the shooter is a gang member?

* Don: Why don’t you tell me how a gun you bought back winds up back on the street in the hands of a killer?


Synopsis: A drive by shooting takes place leaving a man dead. At the house, Alan is getting ready for a date. Don gets called to investigate the drive by. The dead man was actually an undercover FBI agent. Walking to Don’s office, the LAPD completely fill him in on the whole scope of the case he was working. An assistant US Attorney who was running the case joins them as well. The US Attorney briefs everyone. Charlie assists with some math analysis. There is a map with 6 months of data and its scary data. He wants all the data to analysis to look for patterns. Don suggests a warrant sweep to get more information about the shooting. The attorney agrees. In the garage, Charlie is shocked at the number of gang related shootings that took place in the last four years. During the sweep, David chases a suspect into a community center and the director is not happy about his gun. He agrees to help them find Watts. They bring Watts in for questioning. He tells them he’s retaliating for the murder as they speak. The agents cover was not blown. So now they have to broaden their search. Meanwhile, Charlie has analyzed the data and gives everyone an update on what he’s found. His match can find out who started each and who are the greatest offenders. The lieutenant isn’t all that interested. Megan checks with his wife, she thinks that he had risen high enough to be part of the shot callers for the gang. Amita joins Charlie and Larry in the garage to work the case. But now Charlie is trying to solve all the shooting chains. David goes back to the community center. He tracks down the director, Olivia. He wants her to help in the investigation. She resists. At the house, Don and Alan discuss the case. Alan gives some insight about Charlie. Charlie rushes in with and update for Don. He’s got some answers. One person is responsible for over 60 murders. At Don’s office, they all pull the files for al those cases. Megan finds a pattern in the original ten kills. Megan goes to Charlie to try and figure out how the victims are being picked. Larry wonders if the killer is a gang member or not and Megan is visibly shocked by this. Megan, David and Colby meet and get a call that these murders are being done by confiscated guns that should have been destroyed. Some cars are parked along the side of the road parting a little, and a drive by takes place. At the scene, Colby tells David the gun that was bought back was signed for by Walker. Don questions Walker, who just gives him lip. Colby joins them and tells them over a dozen guns from that program are missing. All the missing guns were turned in at the community center. David wants the records form her who had access to the guns. She grudgingly hands over the records. At Don’s office, Megan wants to focus on victim number one as that will have the strongest link to the killer. Back at the house, they discuss Alan’s date. It went badly. Charlie asks why he’s focused on the first victim instead of the first victim. He thinks the real first victim is somewhere in the chain. Back at the office, they are going over all the victim’s in that chain. David makes a connection with one of the deaths. The father of that victim works at the community center. They surround his house. David wants to talk to him. He talks to him through a broken window. The talking is working but then he goes quiet. The man kills himself. The tone is somber at the office. Walker compliments David’s work at the scene. Megan leaves to tell the officers wife what happened. Don heads to the house to find that he his Dad has another date. Charlie heads out too. He wanders to the garage where Charlie had been working on all the gang cases. He’s taken aback by the picture of a baby who was killed. The director of the community center heads in and finds David working with the kids. She is surprised that David has taken over for the employee that was the killer. He wins her over.

Numb3rs S02, Ep10 – Bones of Contention

Show: Numb3rs
Season: 2
Episode: 10
Title: Bones of Contention
Original Air Date: December 9, 2005


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Favorite Quotes:

* Charlie: It was a very old new find.

* Megan: And from what Hill just told me that would be enough of a reason to kill.

* Charlie: There exists this needs to hold on to things.

* Alan: Science versus religion, that could get ugly.

* Larry: Bones.
Charlie: They don’t make the man.
Larry: And they sure don’t make the soul.


Synopsis: A woman works in a lab. She leaves and sees a shadow. She is attacked. Don and his team shows up as she is now dead. A security guard found her doing his rounds. Don learns she was doing carbon dating research and gets a tour of the lab she was working in. Her supervisor doesn’t understand why she was there working by herself so late as it wasn’t protocol. At the house, Charlie is going through the garage. Megan interviews the victims landlord and learns her married boss would sometimes drop her off. They can’t figure out why she was there working on something no one knew about. Megan and David go and talk to her boss. They did have an affair. It turns out that sometimes they are asked to date a private piece. That’s why she was there so late. Charlie did some analysis. The skull that was being tested was actually 10,000 years old. Older than anything else found in the area. Megan goes to chat with the Native American Council. She is able to get the information she wants because she treats them with respect. At Charlie’s office, Amita arrives and is distressed over her day. Charlie brings up his dad. Megan and David go and visit a seller of artifacts. He decides to give them some information to assist their case. Don goes to an expert with the measurements of the skull. He gets a geography lesson. The woman uses those measurements to do a digital reconstruction of the skull. It may not be Native American but European. Jennifer, the deceased’s, boss is the one who actually found it. Don lets Charlie know about the skull’s origin. At the house, Larry uses molecular gastronomy to make ice cream. Alan and Don volunteer to do the dishes. Don takes the time to talk to Alan about their mom. It doesn’t go well. While Megan interviews the head of the council he gets a call about his home being broken into. The man who broke in is Hill. The head of the council asked Megan to find him. While the lawyer makes threats. At the office, they try and figure out what Hill is thinking. Megan asks Charlie and Larry to look at some equations. Hill is trying to figure out where more settlements could be to find more remains. The lawyer stonewalls her on the information. Charlie tries to figure out his next move. He talked to experts and the odds of Hill finding another site is small. Megan realizes he’s gone back to the original dig site to try and find more bones. Don and his team find him digging. Megan confirms he has an alibi for the murder. David finds a list of disenrolled tribe membership. The security guard at the school who found Jennifer’s body is on that list. They go talk to him. He tells them that he was told if he helped get the skull back his mom’s name would be relisted as a member of the tribe. They go back to talk to the chief. He got the skull so he could stop the lawyer from destroying the tribe because of greed. He wanted his people to be one again. Back at Charlie’s office, he and Larry discuss the skulls significance. Back at the house, the boys are worried about Alan. He’s getting rid of his wife’s clothes after doing a lot of thinking. The boys “try” to hug it out.

Numb3rs S02, Ep07 – Convergence

Show: Numb3rs
Season: 2
Episode: 7
Title: Convergence
Original Air Date: November 11, 2005


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Favorite Quotes:

* Charlie: If it’s wrong, then what am I?
Larry: A talented theoretician with an ego problem.

* Colby: Ooohh, a math fight.

* Charlie: I’m so easily distracted.
Alan: It’s more like you’re easily fascinated.

* Alan: I think your life’s work should be what you find important.

* Larry: That’s too big brother for me. I’ll stick with my rotary dial up.


Synopsis: Don, Charlie and Larry are playing frisbee golf at the college. Don gets a call and has to head to a crime scene. It’s a burglary gone wrong and there is a fatality. At the office, the team goes over the evidence. Megan begins a profile. Charlie wants all the crime data for the entire period of the crime spree. At the college Charlie enlists the help of Larry and Amita. Charlie’s arch nemesis is giving a guest lecture. He’s not amused when Penfield starts talking to Amita. Penfield tells Charlie there was an error in his math on a theory. Megan is interviewing the wife of the man who was killed in the burglary. Charlie rants in his office with Larry. Charlie gets a call. His algorithm has an answer. Megan goes to who the math points him. One of the stolen items is in his showroom. Charlie is working on something on a glass window at Don’s office. He explains. He found known attacks marked in blue and based on his analysis there should be more crimes but they won’t be burglaries. The analysis shows another crime could take place in three days. Megan found three carjacking’s that match Charlie’s dates. Colby and David go to see Charlie. They would like him to find the bullet. They also tell him about the car jackings. Penfield walks in and the two have a math pissing match. Megan’s analysis of the crimes shows that in the car jacking cases the car jackers were aware of what they had on them. Cell phones are being tapped into. Megan finds the fence for the stolen goods and is setting up a buy. Back at the house, Alan is preparing for his consultation firm. He tells Alan about Penfield. He’s upset because he doesn’t think he’s really doing much. What Alan says inspires him. Megan meets the fence for the buy and she has a gun strapped to her leg. He opens a storage locker to show her the goods and the team busts him. He has almost all the stolen property from the seven robberies. When questioned he tells them that two guys came up to him in a bar, a lawyer type and a nerd type. David and Colby are working a giant grid search for the missing bullet. Penfield is now giving his presentation. Both Amita and Charlie is present. Charlie is getting angry. The guys are still digging through the park looking for the bullet. They are debating what kind of gun and bullet was actually used when David finds it. Charlie, Don and Megan are walking outside. He tells them about GPS locater chips in cell phones. Back at the house, Charlie has taken apart Alan’s cell phone and he’s not happy. Charlie explains about the GPS chip. Sadly, Charlie was right about another burglary 3 days later. They are seniors and both were killed. They run the bullet through AFIS to try and match it to a previous crime and get a hit. All the families had rare, insured valuables. Charlie is mocking the guy as Penfield walks in with Amita. He brings up currant theory. Charlie tells Don and Megan that there is a connection that they can’t see between the families. The insurance companies have a commonality. They start searching for the riders for each policy to look for connections. Megan finds the cell phone connection. He was in prison with an employee of the underwriting company. They arrest both of them. Pieces start to fall into place. The cell phone hacker starts to talk. A man named Demento is the leader of the gang doing all the robberies. Demento is in the wind currently. However, Demento is planning a new burglary. He wasn’t prepared for this. It’s Megan and the team. The entire gang is arrested. Charlie pays Penfield a visit and thanks him for the help with the case. Penfield tries to kiss up to Charlie. Charlie walks up to the board and adds new math, which fixes the flaw. Amita and Larry arrive at the house to pick up Charlie. He’s working on the math of the brain.

Numb3rs S02, Ep05 – Assassin

Show: Numb3rs
Season: 2
Episode: 5
Title: Assassin
Original Air Date: October 21, 2005


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Favorite Quotes:

* Megan: An assassination on US soil?
Charlie: Yeah.

* Alan: When it’s done right you never find out who did it.

* Larry: It’s field work. It’s just field work. There’s no substitute.

* Larry: Research can’t be performed in a vacuum. The subject will be changed by the process.

* Charlie: Basic protocol of a secret assassination, be the first respondent.


Synopsis: Don’s at a retirement community. A mother interrupts a son “working.” Don knocks with a search warrant. The “son” tries to run, but he runs into Colby. They find a notebook with codes. Charlie and Larry are working on paper airplane designs. Don takes the notebook to Charlie. He determines it’s a transposition cipher. It’s an assassination plan. The team starts trying to figure it all out. Colby is interrogating the suspect. He gives them the little bit of information he has. They figure out who it is. Charlie is working on the math of the assassination. Amita comes in asking about lunch. Don’s at his office with a representative from Columbia since the target appears to be someone from that country. He learns the assassination is going to be made to look like an accident. Charlie suggests they talk to the man they arrested again for more information. However, he is killed when he gets transferred. Don orders protection for the target. Charlie ponders the target and Larry breaks it to him that his data has gaping holes. He will have to talk to him. Charlie does meet with him, but it’s unsettling. Charlie continues to work in his garage with Larry. David heads to Ruiz’s house to check on him and finds him in the canal half drowned. Don talks to him after he’s recovered. He then meets with the Columbian representative again. Don spots by Charlie’s office with Ruiz’s new schedule. David and Colby catch a break at a computer shop. They can now link the Columbian Consulate with the computer shop, which just happens to be a gun dealer. Don sets a trap for the assassin. The safe house is a fort, but the assassin still gets in. He’s killed. Charlie goes to visit Ruiz. He tells him that he’s going back to Columbia. At the house, Don shows up to go to the party so Charlie can go on his date with Amita. But Amita’s in LA.

Numb3rs S02, Ep03 – Obsession

Show: Numb3rs
Season: 2
Episode: 3
Title: Obsession
Original Air Date: October 7, 2005

Favorite Quotes:

* Charlie: And plus there are also these footprints Larry, I mean this isn’t sasquatch.

* Charlie: The cameras an eye and eyes don’t see everything.

* Don: Interesting good or interesting bad?
Megan: It’s never good when it comes to a psychopath.

* Megan: How are you going to build an image out of nothing at all?

* Don: Looks like he’s in one of his own tabloid stories.

* Alan: If you’re thinking of sending these letters to Amita I would rethink your approach.


Synopsis: A woman swims in a pool. As she gets out of the pool the phone rings, she runs for it and they hang up in her ear. A man in a hooded jacked with a knife suddenly appears and starts chasing her. She runs for it, locking herself in a room and calling 911. Don and Charlie arrive at the scene. Charlie recognizes her immediately. He interviews her. At the office, Megan goes over the six types of stalkers. She throws out some theories that she might have known the stalker and not realized it. The security system never picked him up. Larry shows Charlie and Amita his new classic car. Megan appears and is impressed. She asks Charlie and Amita analyses the footage. David and Colby try and find witnesses but struck out. At the house, Charlie and Larry build a replica of Skylar’s house. They want to check for blind spots. Alan helps them properly place the cameras and fix some design issues. Charlie sees that everything should be covered. Larry points out that the camera can only see certain colors. Charlie tells Don about what he learned. The stalker had to have a remote for the cameras to freeze them, but also he had to know where they were placed. Megan finds something in the letters. She has 20 letters and one pinpoints his stalking started around 3 weeks ago. Don and Megan go talk to Skylar again. As they leave the see something strange. Megan appears at Charlie and Larry’s workspace. They talk about the image and the work being done on it. There’s a note for Charlie and its anonymous. Megan finds a suspect who bought a DWP uniform. They find him, but he’s dead. Where is body is found he has line of sight to Skylar’s house. David and Colby talk to the dead man’s boss. They use his equipment to see what photos he was taking. Skylar doesn’t recognize the photographers photo. Dante Baker, the rap star, was supposed to show up and he did not. David and Colby interrupt Mr. Baker’s gold game. Colby gives him a golf lesson. Megan and Don go over more possibilities. Megan pays a visit to Charlie and asks him about FISH. Megan asks Larry to take her for a ride in his car. In the garage, Charlie is working on the handwriting analysis as Colby stops by to check on his status. FISH gives us Lawrence Pike, but he’s been in jail. Charlie has determined there is a first writer and a copycat. The last four are from the copycat. David decides to run some photos by Charlie. Megan visits Skylar again. She wants to know if anyone else saw those letters. She kept them in a kitchen drawer, so anyone in the house would have access. David pops by Charlie’s office to check on the photo. He gives him the photos. They use items in the photos to determine additional variables. The address they get from Charlie turns out to be Dante Baker’s house. His assistant is there and he is the stalker. He denies just about everything. Based on the interview they are able to bring Dante in. The lawyer tries to weasel his way out. He tells them he found him already dead. Don and Megan pay Skylar another visit. And reveals to her that Dante set her up. She tells them she found Wilcox and had words with him, but he just started taking photos. She hit him over the head with his own tripod. They arrest her. Back at the school, the discussion about the car continues.

Numb3rs S02, Ep02 – Bettor or Worse

Show: Numb3rs
Season: 2
Episode: 2
Title: Better or Worse
Original Air Date: September 20, 2005


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Favorite Quotes:

* Don: I hope that shot didn’t just kill three people.

* Amita: Charlie, are you actually asking me out on a date?

* Megan: Oooh, just the kind of little brother that could complicate a sister’s life.

* Don: Until dead bodies are found this is still a search and rescue.

* Larry: I see two extraordinary minds that can communicate on the purest level a man and woman can communicate on.


Synopsis: A woman goes into a jewelry shop. She approaches the owner. She informs him she has his wife and daughter. He hands over diamonds into her purse. An associate tells a security guard. He tries to stop her, thinks she is pulling a gun and kills her. Don and his team are on the case. Colby confirms the kidnapping is real. At Don’s office, he briefs everyone on the kidnapping. Charlie brings by the geographic crime index that Don asks. Don tells him about the kidnapping case. David and Colby interview the jewelry shop owner. He doesn’t want the FBI involved. Now they will surveil him. Charlie and Larry work in Larry’s office. Larry has his software and antenna set up. The remote has a rolling code. At the office, Megan is examining the diamonds and the security video. The woman could be a victim too. Charlie is working in his office. Amita comes by to visit. He tells her about the case and she offers to help. Charlie asks her out on a date and she accepts. At the office, Megan can’t find medical records for Jane Doe, because the only work she’s ever had done is a nose job. Charlie sends Don an algorithm which will help locate the car. The car owner turns out to be Erica Logan. An older man is at the house. He’s her father. Her father is confused by what’s happened. David gets a call, the wife’s car has been found. At the office, Megan is trying to break down Erica Logan. That evening, Charlie and Amita are on their date. They can’t talk about anything but work. It’s gets quite awkward. Back at Don’s office, Colby tracks down the brother. He’s got a rap sheet and they go to pick him up. They hear a horse race and see someone inside, but he runs. They catch him. They tell him about his sister. They ask about the kidnapped mother and daughter. Turns out he’s working as a bookie. Charlie tells Alan how bad the date went. Alan tells him not to give up. Don comes in and tries to help. He tells Alan about the kidnap victims and that they haven’t been found. Don and his team can’t track the bets from the bookie. Alan recognizes a set of numbers. It was the football scores from this weekend. Charlie can use the point spreads to figure out who were the bettors. He has got a bank account for the backers and kidnappers. David looks at the names listed and find the owner of the jewelry store, the husband of the kidnap victims, is one of the losers. David has the names of the betting business. Don shows the photos to the brother. His sister was stealing the diamonds to keep her brother from getting killed by the backers. Colby gets some new phone records. Rausch got a call from his wife’s cell phone. All merchandise was inventoried, but not the repairs. All the repair jewelry has been taken by him. Charlie tells them about a freeway tracking system to help track him. He can give them a generalized area he is likely in. Following Charlie’s map, they find his car. He’s still in the car. They didn’t give the family back because he didn’t pay in full. Turns out that Rausch took part in setting up the kidnapping. Back at the office, Don and Megan are upset they were played. But they know the two are still alive as of half an hour ago. Charlie asks Amita for help. In his office, they brainstorm trying to track down the payments. He comes up with the thought of tracking fractions. It leads to a place in San Pedro. Don and his team surround a warehouse. They storm it and find the brothers but don’t’ find the missing women. They search the entire area, including docks and boats. They hear someone yelling for help and find them both. They reunite them at the FBI. When his wife learns the truth she is furious. Charlie is in the garage playing air hockey. Larry comes to visit. Larry points out that they don’t have to talk about something other than math. They play a game of air hockey.

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