Numb3rs

Man Hunt

Season 1, Ep 13, Aired 5/13/05
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  • Episode Description
  • A dangerous felon escapes when a prison bus crashes and the FBI has reason to fear he's intent on revenge against the witness whose testimony put him in jail. However, finding the elusive killer proves to be a complicated challenge. Don teams up with Agent Billy Cooper, his former partner from the FBI's Fugitive Recovery Division, and Alan worries that Don's going to return to a more dark and obsessive time in his career.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Judd Hirsch

    Alan Eppes

  • David Krumholtz

    Charlie Eppes

  • Peter MacNicol

    Dr. Larry Fleinhardt

  • Alimi Ballard

    David Sinclair

  • Rob Morrow

    Don Eppes

  • Fan Reviews (5)
  • Review

    By cavanagh15, Feb 02, 2007

  • Charlie\'s odds example using the goats and automobile.

    By rkpayto, Jan 28, 2006

  • An inmate of a prison escapes and goes after someone who put him in jail years earlier.

    By mtbakerrooneys, Dec 11, 2005

  • Charlie and Don are tasked with capturing a pair of escaped convicts. More police work than math takes center stage. A refreshing change from the typical formula.

    By kuuzo, Oct 18, 2005

  • Again a solid episode. Unfortunately the plot is a bit weak; same for the involved math...

    By t_a_k, Sep 29, 2005

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (11)

    • Cooper: We spent two weeks in a cemetery once, waiting for this guy to show up at his wife’s grave. Grabbed him as he was putting a dozen roses on her headstone.
      David: She died while he was in prison huh?
      Cooper: Just before he went. He's the one that killed her.

    • Charlie: Coincidences are a mathematical reality. Statistically unlikely events can and often do occur. Just look at the genesis of our planet.
      Larry: Well now, I agree that the factors that brought about life on earth were statistically unlikely, but given the vastness of the cosmos, the limitless possibilities for matter and energy... I'm with Einstein on this: there are no accidents.

    • David: I take it you two know each other?
      Don: Yeah. Well, you know I used to work in fugitive recovery? Well, we were a team.
      Cooper: No better way to get to know a man than to spend a week using a gas station restroom as home base.
      David: Ah, the good old days.

    • David: The cans are still on her property, technically we need a warrant.
      Cooper: Only if we’re trying to build a court case.

    • (Charlie and Larry use a skateboard and gardening tools to recreate a bus crash.)
      Don: Gentlemen, what’s this?
      Charlie: Just trying to make sense of something that doesn't make sense.
      Don: I thought that’s what you do best. What, uh... what’s the problem?
      Larry: Well, apparently that seed spreader.

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    Notes (4)

    • This episode is rated: TV-PG (DLSV).

    • International Airdates: Czech Republic: August 18, 2008 on TV Nova Slovakia: October 22, 2009 on JOJ

    • International Episode Titles: Czech Republic: Lovci lidí (Bounty Hunters)

    • Crew Clarifications: Walter 'Bud' Scott (1st Company Grip), Isabel Harkins (Head Make-Up), Liz Radley (Video & Computer Playback Supervisor).

    Trivia (10)

    • Opening Numb3rs:
      182,000 FEDERAL PRISON INMATES
      63 ESCAPES
      2 FUGITIVES
      1 WITNESS

    • The Math:
      Chapman-Kolmogorov Equation
      Bayesian Inference - A statistical model where probability is based on belief, not frequency or proportion.
      Markov Chain - A mathematical concept that states the past is irrelevant for predicting the future given knowledge of the present.
      Monty Hall Problem - A problem with a counter-intuitive solution explained by Charlie in his lecture on odds using goats and automobiles.

    • Don was in Fugitive Recovery in Phoenix before he moved back to L.A.

    • Charlie finally teaches a class in this episode.

    • This was the first time Don and Alan beat Charlie in a game of chess.

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