Season 5 Episode 19

Animal Rites

Aired Friday 10:00 PM Apr 10, 2009 on CBS

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  • Members of a radical animal rites group break into a research lab at Cal-Sci to release the animals and bomb the lab. Things take a tragic turn when a professor walks in on the radicals and is killed by them. Charlie and the team investigate.

    I have seen better episodes of "Numb3rs" and I have seen worse. While this episode might not be one of the most memorable, it does have its strong points. One thing that stood out for me was the activist who said at the beginning of the episode that animal rites groups should go after factory farms instead of research labs. I do not advocate bombing buildings or violence, but that is a very valid point. As is the case with many episodes, seeing Charlie and Larry crack the case was the highlight of the episode. An episode worth your time.