Working for the F.B.I., a mathematician uses equations to help solve various crimes.
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In the Los Angeles office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Special Agent Don Eppes and his team investigate critical and baffling crimes with a special edge. That advantage is Don's brother, Charles Eppes, a brilliant universalist mathematician who uses the science of mathematics with its complex equations to ferret out the most tricky criminals. With this team, the forces of evil learn their number is up. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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How do you solve a crime in a city of 8 million? It's all in the numbers. See more »


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Diane Farr was pregnant for most of the first half of season three, and her character, Megan Reeves, was temporarily reassigned to Washington, D.C., to explain her absence during the second half (while Farr was on maternity leave). Because the showrunners didn't want to have to deal with the implications of Megan being pregnant and having a baby, they instead hid the pregnancy behind increasingly large folders, bags, desks, computer monitors, and finally, extras. See more »

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Don Eppes: Look, please don't do this.
Charlie Eppes: Don't do what, Don? Go ahead. Go ahead and try to tell me what it is that I'm doing. You don't even know what it is I'm doing.
Don Eppes: Actually, I do. The thing is, I don't think you do.
Dr. Larry Fleinhardt: Okay, I'm going to go contemplate the koi pond.
Don Eppes: Charlie, look, you helped us find these guys once before. You can do it again. Come on.
Charlie Eppes: Why, so you can get shot again?
Don Eppes: No, buddy, look. Understand, I appreciate you care about me, but it's not going to happen.
Charlie Eppes: Statistically, you're dead now. ...
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Once in a Lifetime
Written by David Byrne, Brian Eno, Chris Frantz (as Christopher Frantz),
Jerry Harrison and Tina Weymouth (as Martina Weymouth)
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great show
4 February 2005 | by (new mexico) – See all my reviews

This is an awesome show, definitely one of the best CBS has rolled out in a long time. In an age when TV shows are playing themselves out early by relying on tired ideas, Numb3rs has the potential for great things, because it's starting with an original idea that builds from something that is a great basis for a TV show; Crime. David Krumholtz is truly awesome in his Role as Charlie, the brilliant mathematician who helps his brother, Don (Rob Morrow, of "Northern Exposure" fame) solve FBI crimes using his mind and intelligence (oh no!) thru mathematics. The show will be a bit much for some folks; lots of quick moving thoughts, fast ideas and not a lot of gun play. The series is executive produced by Ridley and Tony Scott, both whom are known for electrifying stories to new levels. Their influence is felt on the camera work; the show moves like a film, not like a TV show. These few factors plus great writing will hopefully keep this show alive for a long time, beating out the boredom of most shows on ABC and NBC as of late. Five stars out of five. Catch this show.


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