Numb3rs

Judgment Call

Season 2, Ep 1, Aired 9/23/05
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  • Episode Description
  • Don and Charlie investigate the murder of a judge's wife who was shot in her garage. It's unclear whether she was the intended target or her husband, who was hearing a death penalty case involving a gang leader. As the investigation continues, Don reconnects with a prosecutor whose life may also be in danger.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Stephen Quadros

    Lance Dolan

  • Jamie Sorrentini

    Stacy Manning

  • David Krumholtz

    Charlie Eppes

  • Judd Hirsch

    Alan Eppes

  • Rob Morrow

    Don Eppes

  • Fan Reviews (9)
  • Season premiere?

    By gopink, Nov 26, 2007

  • Changes afoot...

    By jamoon2006, Oct 23, 2007

  • Review

    By cavanagh15, Feb 06, 2007

  • Charlie and Don are back, but this time there are a couple of new faces surrounding them. The math is toned down a bit, and the drama is turned up.

    By danasdude, Oct 24, 2005

  • This episode became too much about character development causing the plot to suffer. However, there were a few moments that made us remember why the show is great.

    By SamF74, Sep 30, 2005

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (9)

    • Larry: You know, that term "dark matter" has always perplexed me. It fallaciously implies that the 95% of our universe that cannot be observed is some amorphous, eventless, emptiness.
      Amita: I'm sorry?
      Larry: I guess it's all too human. Instead of admitting to the present limits of our knowledge, we just declare things to be unknowable.

    • Don: It’s a working dinner.
      Alan: Which explains the working dinner cologne.
      Don: I never ruled out the possibility of some kind of quantum entanglement.
      (Alan looks at Charlie.)
      Charlie: That’s not one of mine.

    • Charlie: Let’s go, I’m driving. Don: Yeah, well, that’s not incentive.

    • Larry: After considerable inner debate, I find that the risks of human contact are- are more than compensated by the rewards.
      Don: I’ll keep that in mind.
      (Don walks away.)
      Larry: (to himself) That was not clear.

    • Colby: What biker gang doesn't ride Harleys? David: The urban kind. Besides, only investment bankers can afford Harleys any more.

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    Notes (8)

    • Music featured in this episode included "Drift Away" by Dobie Gray; "The Ace, The Only" by Atlas Plug; and "Techanother" by GB featuring TECH.

    • Larry's very funny "white food" scene was originally in the first pilot (filmed in Boston), but wasn't used in the pilot filmed in California.

    • Diane Farr (Megan Reeves) and Dylan Bruno (Colby Granger) join the regular cast with this episode.

    • The opening sequence has been extended to include the new cast; a few changes are made to the opening narration; and the background music during the opening has been enhanced.

    • This episode was actually going to be the 2nd in the season, after "Assassin," but was moved up to the first episode of season two.

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    Trivia (7)

    • Opening Numb3rs:
      18 YEARS ON THE BENCH
      947 CONVICTIONS
      265 DEATH THREATS
      1 GRUDGE

    • The Math:
      Scatter Plot
      Decision Theory
      Pi
      Conditional Probability
      Bayesian Spam Filtering - the process of using Bayesian statistical methods to classify documents into categories.
      Dark Matter - Matter particles that cannot be detected by their emitted radiation but whose presence can be inferred from gravitational effects on visible matter such as stars and galaxies.
      Quantum Entanglement - a quantum mechanical phenomenon in which the quantum states of two or more objects have to be described with reference to each other, even though the individual objects may be spatially separated.
      Origami - Origami only uses a small number of different folds, but they can be combined in a variety of ways to make intricate designs.

    • Megan has a two-year-old nephew who will not eat anything but buttered noodles.

    • Terry Lake returned to Washington to try and work things out with her estranged husband.

    • "Danny" Phan's name on his rap sheet was Duc Lu Phan.

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    Allusions (1)

    • David: (to Colby) You can't sell wolf tickets to a hardcore banger.
      The phrase "wolf ticket" is a corruption of an African-American slang expression for the practice of verbal intimidation, "sellin' (or passin' out) woof tickets," that was misinterpreted by Caucasians. Over time, the misnomer has become accepted terminology.

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