Numb3rs

Season 5 Episode 18

12:01 AM

2
Aired Friday 10:00 PM Mar 13, 2009 on CBS
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As a mob boss faces the death penalty, new information comes in that could exonerate him, leaving the team with only hours to run down the new lead.

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  • Thoughtful..

    8.5
    I really found this episode thought provoking on a personal level. I was really curious to see Robin and Don being on different sides and seeing what the reactions of both of the characters would be. The intensity of the clock ticking was really felt throughout the episode. It was no surprise to me that Curtis was protecting his son but it was great seeing the team piece the evidence together and coming to the same conclusion. I loved watching Charlie multitask thoughout the episode but I think Larry and Charlie need to leave the coaching to Alan and go back to the classroom. Personally, I do believe in capital punishment, but in this situation it had me wondering. Should a known criminal be put to death for a murder he didn't commit in order to justify the 64 that he did?moreless
  • Good episode so far just started watching Numbers the past few weeks....finally to season 5 love the show....

    9.5
    Watching the episode now....good so far....Larry Alan adn Charlie coaching the basketball team is hilarious Larry is really getting into it yelling at the Ref.......Liking the Don and Robin there having a difference of opinion but I don't think it will effect there relationship that much......Wish Colby was back from his fishing trip too lol...Don't like Nikki very much just something about her that irks me since she has been on can't quite pin point what it is......Miss seeing Amita in the episode why do they have to have episodes where one of the characters is missing doesnt make much sense they tend to do it alot..moreless
  • 2nd best ep yet. Extremely thought provoking

    10
    Aside from "Arrow of Time", which is the best I've seen so far, this has had the most impact. Peter MacNicol as attorney John Cage on Ally McBeal was famous for taking "a moment" in court. After watching this episode I had to take a moment. Seeing what was close enough to the real thing to be an actual execution was incredibly thought provoking. And the cutting out of the sound was incredibly effective. There was enough actually make me rething my position on the death penalty. I could not take my eyes off the screen for the last 5 minutes 2nd best ep yet.moreless
  • Well written episode but kinda obvious..

    9.0
    Like I've said about Numb3rs.. this is one of my favorite shows. The action, the math, it makes the show unique and very much interesting.



    What I meant with this episode being obvious was that when suspicious about the confession was risen and middle through the episode, the guy's son was featured on screen and almost brawling the security guards.. then it was crystal clear that the guy was taking the blame for his son's deeds. Not that he was innocent tho.. he'd killed 64 people, as he said. But at least he had nothing to do with the last one, the one he confessed to, anyways..



    I don't know.. I kinda miss the season plot stuff.. something that elevated the tension and makes all the characters anxious and nervous.. like the Coby Granger spy plot.. I remember it was thrilling to watch..moreless
  • it was okay.

    6.5
    I found the story lines a bit convoluted and disconnected. When combined with the character devolution of Charlie and Larry (I found them annoying) and so I didn't care for that. And Larry's solution?: No Holds Barred. or: All In. I guess I can forgive his treachery. I did very much enjoy the song during the last few minutes of the show. Does anyone know who recorded it? Anybody? It's so annoying when you find a song that intrigues you and then can't find out who recorded it and then go find it. sigh. But all in all I enjoyed the show.moreless
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Danielle Hill

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Tony Longo

Tony Longo

Charles Rollins

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Daniel Bess

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Julien Curtis

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AUSA Robin Brooks

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