Season 3 Episode 20

Burn Rate

Aired Friday 10:00 PM Apr 06, 2007 on CBS
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Episode Summary

When Don investigates a series of bombings, he calls in Charlie to help pinpoint the bomber. But the two disagree over who the culprit is. Is it a new terrorist, or an old enemy?

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  • Review

    I thought the final ten minutes of the episode were really good, but other then that I didnt really feel it from this episode. I thought the fact that the case ended and there was still something that needed to be resolved was kind of cool. The only ting I didnt like was that in this episode it seems the FBI figures out things way too quickly. Like at the end when they found outwho the final target was in about five seconds. I can forgive the writers for those kind of faults though, its television after all. The episode wasnt amazing, but it certainly wasnt as bad as some of the other episodes this show has produced this season. Not to say this seaosn is nothing but bad episode, but more bad episodes have been in this season then in others.moreless
  • good episode...

    Don and the FBI, along with Charlie, investigate bombings. The investigation leads to a man already in jail and then his mentor, then it leads to an agent, until they finally catch the culprit which was a retired bomb squad member. At the end of the episode, an agent's car was rigged with an explosive, but Charlie was able to fool the bomb and save her. Overall, this was a pretty good episode. The story was interesting. I also thought the story line with Don and Charlie's dad and the woman made a bet that they would be able to go without buying anything for a month. Overall, good episode.moreless
  • Serial bomber at large

    When a serial bomber is at large, again Don calls in Charlie to investigate. As Charlie helps the team as usual. But he and Don don't see eye to eye as this bomber could be either an old enemy ready to get back at them or just a normal serial bomber.

    Meanwhile we learn that Don played hockey as a kid. Miss Meagan on here as series starr Diane Farr just had her baby recenly.moreless
  • Twists twists twists.. they got me again

    During every episode I take a wild guess who the killer is. In this one I thought it was Malloy, and I was almost there but not quite. I don't care right now about any other criticisms, that was just a great show. Not the best, but it was good. I was pinning my hopes on Malloy, but I still didn't get it, and that's what makes a good story, you never guessing what the director planned.

    It was great till the end, when all was well until Malloy got into her car. Glazer (what was he doing there anyway? at the exact moment..) is a bright and principled guy. but he's got a lot of character. The Eppes family moments are just fun to watch. (By the way, that was a really silly bet, I could take that on for 1 year and still win). lolmoreless
  • Excellent mix.

    I love the way this episode unfolded. It was just enough mixture of the personal with professional. Professional aspect of tracking down the true bomber through his victims. It was a neat twist that they ultimately needed Glaser to defuse the final bomb. I was drawn by the discord between the brothers. It's nice to see Charlie stand up for himself but also for Don to respect Charlie's knowledge in regards to the case.I loved the bet between Millie and Alan. I love watching Charlie on a role and watch his brain work. My one complaint is not enough Amita. I just think she brings something different to Charlie's perpective when he's on a role and thinking.moreless
Matt Malloy

Matt Malloy

Emmet Glaser

Guest Star

William Francis McGuire

William Francis McGuire

C.O. Lee Kettrick

Guest Star

Kyle Howard

Kyle Howard

Jason Aronow

Guest Star

Kathy Najimy

Kathy Najimy

Dr. Mildred Finch

Recurring Role

Aya Sumika

Aya Sumika

Special Agent Liz Warner

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (4)

    • Opening Numb3rs:
      15.9 OUNCES

    • Don played hockey when he was a kid.

    • The address seen on the envelope at the office in the opening montage is:

      John Walton
      c/o Los Angeles Ledger
      11256 Dentel Avenue
      Los Angeles, CA 90049

    • Goof: In the opening sequence, during the split-screen montage, the bomb maker puts a label on the envelope. He mails the envelope, and the envelope can be seen in the LA Ledger's mail cart. There are significant differences between the scenes. The address label at the office is larger and has an increased typeface compared to the other two scenes. The "Urgent" stamps at the top and bottom of the envelope are clear at the bomb maker's, light at the mailbox, and clear again at the office. The street address on the label at the bomb maker's and the mail box is "Bentel Avenue", by the time it gets to the office, it's "Dentel Ave".
      There is no mention in the episode that two bombs were sent to that victim.

  • QUOTES (2)

    • Charlie: (Reading from the Manifesto) When biotechnology creates a marketplace where genetic material, "who we are", can be bought and sold like a slave in the block, there is no freedom there.

    • Millie: (when Charlie offers to lend her his mp3 player) Music should be embraced, not worn.

  • NOTES (2)

    • Music featured in this episode was "Hard to Concentrate" by Red Hot Chili Peppers.

    • International Airdates:
      The Netherlands: October 22, 2007 on Veronica
      Germany: February 24, 2008 on SAT 1
      Czech Republic: July 21, 2009 on TV Nova
      Finland: April 16, 2010 on Sub
      Slovakia: February 7, 2011 on JOJ