Numb3rs

All's Fair

Season 2, Ep 18, Aired 3/31/06
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  • Episode Description
  • In an effort to find the murderer of an Iraqi woman who had been making a documentary that promoted the rights of Muslim women, Don enlists the help of the victim's cousin. Through her cousin, Don uncovers a connection to Saddam Hussein. Back at home, Charlie rekindles a romantic relationship with a former girlfriend when she visits him while on a book signing tour.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Alimi Ballard

    David Sinclair

  • David Krumholtz

    Charlie Eppes

  • Diane Farr

    Megan Reeves

  • Dylan Bruno

    Colby Granger

  • Judd Hirsch

    Alan Eppes

  • Fan Reviews (10)
  • Solid hours entertainment

    By AvatarBlue, Jun 17, 2008

  • Review

    By cavanagh15, Mar 11, 2007

  • SACK THE WRITER!!! Never before have seen such reckless lack of research into character and slacking on basic rules of the series - Numb3rs doesn't have to sink so low as sex scenes and a punch-up apprehending someone who wasn't even a suspect!! AVOID!!!!

    By Dedicatedwriter, Feb 28, 2007

  • A correction to the song listed above as the one from the love scene.

    By snoozeforsuz75, Jun 12, 2006

  • A poor showing.

    By abu_sofia, Apr 08, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (7)

    • Megan: (About being held in contempt by the Iman) Yeah, gimme some good old-fashioned redneck chauvinism any day.

    • (Alan is holding plate of nachos) Don: Dad, those look good! Alan: Oh, well next time you're the cook. Don: Aahh, that's not a good idea, you know that.

    • (After Alan has interrupted Susan & Charlie) Charlie: Yeah, I haven't aged much since 21. Susan: You live with your Dad. Charlie: He lives with me. Susan: Uhuh. Charlie: No seriously. Susan: Whatever. (laughs) Charlie: I can't kick him out you know!

    • Larry: Eureka! Oh my word, eureka!

    • (discussing women with Alan and Don) Charlie: I've got them coming out of the woodwork.

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    Notes (5)

    • International Episode Titles: Czech Republic: Všechno je fér (Everything Is Fair)

    • International Airdates: Czech Republic: June 12, 2009 on TV Nova Slovakia: November 26, 2009 on JOJ

    • Alimi Ballard (David Sinclair) does not appear in this episode.

    • This episode is rated: TV14-V.

    • The song heard during the love scene was "Vibrate" by Rufus Wainwright.

    Trivia (2)

    • Lt. Barry Burchfield calls the green camouflage uniform "camies." Soldiers in the U.S. Army refer to them as "BDUs" (Battle Dress Uniform). Marines who call them "camies." The photo of Lt. Joseph Karnes has him wearing a hat that the Army stopped wearing in 2001, but the photo was supposed to be current.

    • Opening numbers: 34,000 INSURGENT ATTACKS 65,000 IRAQIS IN CALIFORNIA 5 CALLS TO PRAYER 1 GOD

    Allusions (4)

    • Alan: (Speaking to Larry, who is looking over his shoulder and offering the solution to his Sudoku puzzle) Back off, Rainman. This is a reference to the 1988 film Rainman in which Dustin Hoffman played an autistic savant.

    • The title of this episode, "All's Fair," refers to the expression "All's fair in love and war," the two main themes in this episode.

    • Saida Kafaji's backstory of doing a documentary about the treatment of Muslim women is similar to a real event: Ayaan Hirsi Ali's penning of the script for Submission on this topic.

    • According to legend, Archimedes discovered the theory of buoyancy while bathing in ancient Syracuse. The tale says that King Hieron II of Syracuse believed the crown that he had made of pure gold was not in fact pure gold. Archimedes pondered this at the public baths, and when he got into the pool (which happened to be filled to the brim) it overflowed. He refilled the tub to the brim, and reentered it, again displacing the water. Shortly thereafter, he figured out how to prove the purity of the gold, and in his excitement ran out into the streets yelling "Eureka! (I have found it!)" in the nude. According to buoyancy, the water displaced by a volume of gold, and by a volume of silver is different, due to their respective densities.

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