Numb3rs

Soft Target

Season 2, Ep 6, Aired 11/4/05
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  • Episode Description
  • Don and his team are summoned to locate the person who released potentially lethal gas in the city's subway system.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Don McGill

  • Andy Wolk

  • Alimi Ballard

    David Sinclair

  • David Krumholtz

    Charlie Eppes

  • Diane Farr

    Megan Reeves

  • Fan Reviews (11)
  • Not exciting...

    By gopink, Nov 27, 2007

  • This episode is, unfortunately, the fare fed to civilian audiences which improperly leads the ignorant to anti-military sentiments. It was difficult to find anything accurate to redeem this entertaining voyage into fantasyland.

    By Drawer22, Sep 30, 2009

  • Hello

    By ferriswheel01, Feb 11, 2008

  • Didn't really add up ...!!

    By JaneDoe2007, Jun 19, 2007

  • Review

    By cavanagh15, Feb 24, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (12)

    • Megan: You don't think a bomb is enough of a good motivator? Don: What part of his personality says he can take a suggestion?

    • Charlie: And just think how happy Dad would be if one of us married a doctor. Don: I think he'd be happy if I married someone with a pulse. Charlie: At this point? Don: Yeah.

    • Larry: None of this explains why I always get stuck sitting between the great-aunts and the cigar smoking cousins.

    • Don: Oh, see, I'm sorry. I didn't realize the FBI takes orders from Homeland Security.

    • Megan: (to Colby) Emotions aren't rational, Granger. Revenge is just an emotion.

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    Notes (4)

    • International Episode Titles: Czech Republic: Jednoduchý cíl (Easy Target)

    • International Airdates: Czech Republic: May 25, 2009 on TV Nova Slovakia: November 3, 2009 on JOJ

    • When Charlie and Larry are trying to pull the car with the remote-control vehicle, the car is seen starting to move in a close-up shot. Then the shot changes to further out and the car is stationary and begins to move a second time.

    • This episode is rated: TVPG-LV.

    Trivia (6)

    • Opening Numb3rs:
      28350 Chatter intercepts
      15000 Soft targets
      11 Anti-terror exercises
      1 Mistake

    • The Math:
      Diffusion
      Lattice Points
      Gaussian Dispersion Model
      Faraday's Law of Induction
      Percolation theory – In mathematics, percolation theory describes the behavior of connected clusters in a random graph
      Linear Discriminate Analysis – LDA is typically used as a feature extraction set before classification

    • Larry (to Charlie): Do you know anything about phosgene gas? Phosgene is a major industrial chemical used to make plastics and pesticides. It was also among the first and most potent chemical weapons used in the first world war, being responsible for the major part of the 85,000 soldiers who died due to chemical warfare in this war.

    • The opening scene in the L.A. subway was filmed from midnight to 6 a.m. in the morning.

    • Charlie's high school yearbook reveals his favorite color is gray, his favorite season is fall, his favorite vegetables are "all geometric-based greens," his favorite person is Galileo, his favorite artist is Tolchuck, and his favorite writer is Washington Irving.

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    Allusions (1)

    • James Grace: To stop the drills now... it's like turning the Titantic. Alluding to the theory that had the Titanic hit the iceberg head on, rather than turning, it would have sustained a great deal less damage, and possibly been able to remain afloat.

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