Numb3rs

The Running Man

Season 2, Ep 15, Aired 2/3/06
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  • Episode Description
  • When a DNA synthesizer with the capability of customizing diseases is stolen from the campus where Charlie teaches, Don fears the thieves may be terrorists out to start or advance a bio-warfare program and also believes the theft was an inside job.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Alimi Ballard

    David Sinclair

  • David Krumholtz

    Charlie Eppes

  • Diane Farr

    Megan Reeves

  • Dylan Bruno

    Colby Granger

  • Judd Hirsch

    Alan Eppes

  • Fan Reviews (6)
  • Too close to home for the Dr's.

    By AvatarBlue, May 09, 2008

  • Review

    By cavanagh15, Mar 09, 2007

  • Charlie clashes with Larry while the Eppes boys learns more about their dead mother.

    By kateyvic, Aug 14, 2006

  • We need more like this

    By Faeriemage, Feb 06, 2006

  • Well Done!!!

    By SweetPeaSurry, Feb 05, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (19)

    • Don: Ohh, that's why all those piano lessons with the nightmare women! Charlie: Petri dish with the lozenge breath. Don: Mrs. Petri. Charlie: One time she filed my nails for me.

    • (Charlie, Amita, and Larry are trying to figure out the next move of the thieves) Charlie: University of Hawaii's telescope. He worked with cosmic gravitational equations. Larry:That explains his knowledge for LIGO's raison d'etre. Charlie:Then, he worked with Beowulf computer clusters. Larry:LIGO has a Beowulf cluster. Charlie: Then, at MIT, he must have come in contact with lasers... Larry:Lasers... Charlie: And photodetectors... Larry:Photodetectors... Charlie: LIGO is the well-worn page. Amita:He's going to rob the LIGO lab. Larry:MY LIGO lab?!

    • Larry: Reliving past glories. That can be a dangerous narcotic.

    • Megan: What’s the matter with this room? Colby: It could use vacuum cleaner.

    • Megan: What were you into sophomore year? Colby: Cheerleaders.

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    Notes (3)

    • International Episode Titles: Czech Republic: Běžící muž (Running Man)

    • International Airdates: Czech Republic: June 9, 2009 on TV Nova Slovakia: November 23, 2009 on JOJ

    • This episode was rated TVPG-V.

    Trivia (7)

    • Contrary to the one shown in this episode, gravitational wave detectors are constructed far away from human settlements. Otherwise even influences like cars driving nearby would disturb the measurements because of their sensitivity. Only particle accelerators are build in the manner depicted here since their emitted radiation makes it necessary to build them underground anyway.

    • Opening numbers: 10,000 Meters 12.9 M.P.H. 1 Finish line 22:44:00 Minutes

    • Mrs. Eppes' full name was Margaret Mann Eppes and, not only had she been an attorney, she had been a gifted composer.

    • Benford's Law, also called the first-digit law, states that in lists of numbers from many real-life sources of data, the leading digit 1 occurs much more often than the others (i.e., about 30% of the time).

    • LIGO is the acronym for the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory. It also exists in the real world and consists of two detectors in Hanford (Washington) and Livingston (Louisiana). LIGO is being built by the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

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    Allusions (1)

    • Pan is a Greek god who watches over shepherds and their flocks, and who typically plays a panpipe.

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