Season 5 Episode 11

Arrow of Time

Aired Friday 10:00 PM Jan 09, 2009 on CBS



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • (Colby and Nikki are tryinng to take down a female suspect)
      Nikki: Just punch her!
      Colby: She's a girl!
      Nikki: A girl must mean something different in Idaho.

    • Colby: Ok, hand, please?
      Nikki: (takes out phone and takes a picture) Something to remember when that next funny remark comes in your head.

    • (Charlie asks if Alan would like to join CalSci's Thinktank group)
      Alan: You know, I still remember the time when you asked me for, um, an estimate on the remainder term for a Taylor expansion of the hyperbolic cosine.
      Amita: That's a very specific memory, Alan.
      Alan: One never forgets the moments when one realizes he has nothing left to teach his seven year-old son about math.
      Chalie: Yeah, but... Look at everything else you've taught me about since then.
      Alan: I think you've just given me another very specific memory.

    • (Colby and David finish interviewing a suspect in his home)
      Colby: So how many things about that conversation didn't you like?
      David: Well, aside from cooperating before we even got in the door, confessing sideways to two felonies, and pointing us in the direction of another guy?
      Colby: Yeah, aside from that.
      David: A six-figure, a safe-cracker, he risks his dumb luck release...for pocket money.
      Colby: I'm still kinda stuck on that comment about my shoes.

    • (David and Colby show up at suspect's house)
      Colby: (knocks on door) Tim Pynchon?
      Tim: FBI? (David and Colby look at each other)
      Tim: Yeah, it's the shoes.

    • (Charlie is in the FBI office with an answer about how long it took the fugitives to make their escape rope out of dental floss)
      Charlie: 8 to 9 months.
      Liz: That's it? No bells, no whistles?
      Charlie: Oh, no, I mean I tracked the rates of floss being stolen from the infirmary, allowed for a parallel escape plans, blah blah blah, but ask me what's really interesting about this rope.
      David: Charlie, what's really interesting about this rope?
      Charlie: Boy, I'm glad you asked.

    • (Charlie, Larry, and Amita describe how they can estimate how long it took prison fugitives to make a rope of dental floss)
      Liz: So some... Floss math tells us when they get started so it might say something about...
      (Charlie, Amita, and Larry are all looking at each other)
      Liz: ...where they're going...what?
      Charlie: Floss math.

    • David: 127 rolls of floss... Which is a restricted item in prisons for this exact reason.
      Liz: Yeah, well, this and the fact that it's a great way to slice trhough someone's jugular vein.

    • David: (referring to a rope made of dental floss) It's 30 feet long...
      Amita: Floss is sold in containers of 20 to 150 yards... (gets questioning glances) I'm an informed shopper.
      Charlie: Just eyeballing the density of this rope, I'm thinking it's gotta be... 18, maybe 19 thousand feet.
      Larry: 3 and a half miles of dental floss, even assuming an average container size of 50 yards...
      Amita: Mm, 127 rolls of floss.
      Liz: You guys find new and special ways to freak me out all the time.

  • Notes

    • International Air Dates:

      The Netherlands: April 12, 2009 on Veronica

      Norway: June 25, 2009 on TV2

      Czech Republic: June 8, 2010 on TV Nova

      Finland: May 1, 2012 on Sub

  • Allusions