Numb3rs

Toxin

Season 2, Ep 9, Aired 11/25/05
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  • Episode Description
  • After four people nearly die from poisoning, Don learns someone is tampering with nonprescription drugs. When the perpetrator publishes a manifesto in a local paper, Don is led to believe the person may be a former employee of the drug company that manufactured the drug.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Lou Diamond Phillips

    Agent Ian Edgerton

  • Connor Trinneer

    Bob McHugh

  • Patrick O'Connell

    Bill Yardley

  • Nick Kiriazis

    Rob Evans

  • Mark Harelik

    Taylor Brindell

  • Fan Reviews (5)
  • Eppes Brothers

    By gopink, Nov 28, 2007

  • a great episode

    By ferriswheel01, Mar 04, 2008

  • Review

    By cavanagh15, Feb 28, 2007

  • great episode, humor, fun, exciting plot!

    By numb3rsfn016, Nov 27, 2005

  • The very reason I watch this show!

    By scc1fan, Nov 28, 2005

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (11)

    • Ian: (Pointing at Charlie's scratchings on the sand) Does this mean anything to you two? Don: Yeah, only that he's probably right.

    • Edgerton: (greeting Don and Charlie) Professor and Agent Eppes, how can I fail to learn something today?

    • Don: Hold on! What are you doing? Megan: I'm a women. To a mountain man like Mchugh, I'm less of a threat. Edgerton: She's got a point. Don: She could also kick his ass but he doesn't know that. Megan: (laughs) I see what kind of big brother he was.

    • Don: The Marshalls come to arrest him, he barricades himself inside the house. Four days later in the middle of a negotiation for no apparent reason he opens fire. Edgerton: When did crazy stop being a reason?

    • Charlie:(To Larry on picking Charlie's brain) You're more than welcome to whatever scraps my brother leaves behind.

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    Notes (5)

    • International Episode Titles: Czech Republic: Jed (Toxin)

    • International Airdates: Czech Republic: May 28, 2009 on TV Nova Slovakia: November 9, 2009 on JOJ

    • The song in the final scene was "Sea Breeze" by Tyrone Wells.

    • This episode is rated TVPG-LV.

    • Special Agent Edgerton didn't have a first name last season. In Toxin, it was revealed his first name is Ian, and he was named by the same person who created the character - Ken Sanzel.

    Trivia (9)

    • It is stated that the drugs tampered with were over-the-counter medications, and that one of them was an asthma inhaler. Asthma inhalers are only available by prescription and cannot be purchased over the counter.

    • The Steiner Tree method may find the shortest route(s) between a set of points. HOWEVER it's not suitable for finding the route that a given person may be taking, because the person will only be taking the route if he's aware it's the shortest. A normal person will take a familiar route between two points. He may refine that route over journeys if he finds shortcuts - but he may go for years or never find that there was an even shorter route available... unless he uses similar mathematical techniques.

    • The MATH: The Steiner tree problem is a problem in combinatorial optimization. It is superficially similar to the minimum spanning tree problem: given a set V of points (vertices), interconnect them by a network (graph) of shortest length. The Steiner tree problem is to solve this problem when adding new vertices is permitted before finding the shortest network connecting them.

    • The foundations of negotiation theory are decision analysis, behavioral decision-making, game theory, and negotiation analysis.

    • Charlie: ...but information theory indicates there is a connection. Information theory is the mathematical theory of data communication and storage founded in 1948 by Claude E. Shannon. Modern information theory is concerned with error-correction, data compression, cryptography, communications systems, and related topics.

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