Numb3rs

Trouble in Chinatown

Season 5, Ep 13, Aired 1/23/09
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  • Episode Description
  • The team goes into Chinatown's black market to find a missing undercover agent.

  • Cast & Crew
  • David Krumholtz

    Charlie Eppes

  • Rob Morrow

    Don Eppes

  • Navi Rawat

    Amita Ramanujan

  • Kelly Hu

    Alice Chen

  • Keone Young

    Walter Yoon

  • Fan Reviews (5)
  • So Charlie hates psychics

    By broganmcg, Sep 10, 2013

  • Nice one.

    By jared85, Feb 06, 2009

  • Another good episode centered around Chinatown.

    By timmer82, Jan 27, 2009

  • Three women are abducted off the street in Chinatown. As Don and his team investigate they are joined by a Chinese immigration agent who tells Don that one of the abducted women was a fellow agent working undercover.

    By meathead704, Jan 25, 2009

  • I liked it but.......

    By saleblanc, Jan 24, 2009

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (7)

    • Amita: Imagine Alan in high school - hanging out by the bike racks, snapping towels in the shower... Charlie: Thanks for the shower image, I appreciate that.

    • David: Looks all right.

    • Charlie: I will fall on my slide rule if anyone can prove to me that Simon Kraft had extrasensory abilities. Larry: Alright. What inner power led Simon to the killer's van precisely at the moment of kidnap? Charlie: Oh, you mean the same power that failed to warn him that he was about to be run over by that van? Help me out here! Don: Hey, you know, I have to say, uh, I'm in the undecided column! (Charlie turns to Amita) Amita: I am going to read my book in peace.

    • (Larry reads about Ghost Brides from an encyclopedia) Amita: No, I see what he means, in an Eastern sort of way. Two total strangers locked in eternal embrace, joined only by their connection to the stars. Larry: Eh, like my department at CalSci.

    • Larry: You know something? I wanna phone a friend. Amita: Who? Larry: The librarian at the monestary. Not only is he Chinese, he knows numbers. Amita: Better than Charlie? Larry: Well, I don't think this involves math, but magic.

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    Notes (3)

    • International Air Dates:
      The Netherlands: April 26, 2009 on Veronica
      Norway: July 9, 2009 on TV2
      Czech Republic: June 10, 2010 on TV Nova
      Finland: May 15, 2012 on Sub

    • This episode was rated TV-14 (LV) in its first network broadcast.

    • Music used in this episode was "Down by the Water" by PJ Harvey.

    Trivia (6)

    • When Don and Colby dig up the grave containing the first girl, as Colby unwraps the cloth from her face, you can see that she clenches her face.

    • When Charlie meets Kraft downstairs in the FBI building, Charlie is wearing a shirt and jacket. Later, he's wearing an anorak with hood on Kraft's video.

    • Math used in this episode: Frequency Domain Levy Flight Digital Signal Processing

    • This episode takes place during the celebrations of the Chinese New Year - the Year of the Ox.

    • With Alan gone to his 50th high school reunion, he is more than likely 68.

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    Allusions (1)

    • Larry: You know something? I wanna phone a friend. This is a reference to one of the lifelines on the TV game show, Who Wants to be a Millionaire? In the show, contestants answered a series of multiple choice questions, each with an increasing value of prize money. The questions got harder the higher the value, and contestants were allowed three "hint" options, called lifelines. They could use a 50-50, which took away two incorrect answers; Ask the Audience, which polled the audience and hopefully the majority knew the correct answer; or Phone a Friend, which allowed the contestant to call one person from a previously selected list of acquaintances.

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