Season 2 Episode 4

Calculated Risk

Aired Friday 10:00 PM Oct 14, 2005 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • The MATH used in this episode included:

      Conditional probability, Fluid Dynamics and compound interest.

    • Opening numbers:
      1 WITNESS

    • When Don is having ice cream with the prosecuting lawyer, if you observe her Popsicle, it is in various states of being eaten through out the scene. You can observe a bar with one bite, an untouched bar, and one with many bites.

    • Why would Charlie think to ask Larry if he was doing okay financially? Just an episode or two ago Larry bought a beautiful antique car in very fine condition for cash. That was not the move of a man strapped for money.

  • Quotes

    • Don: (to suspects) I'm assuming you all have permits for those bulges in your jackets?

    • Alan: (to Don) My hope for grandchildren has been rekindled!

    • Charlie: Actually, I have a way with children so...
      Don: Oh yeah?
      Charlie: Yeah... I've been told I do.

    • (a tender moment with Alan and Daniel regarding Don)
      Alan: Some wise man once told him that it was all right to cry when he's sad and umh... this wise man, well... he's hoping that someday Don's gonna figure out it's okay.
      Daniel: A-are you that wise man?
      Alan: Well, that's another secret.

    • Megan:(to Malcolm) So you orphaned a little boy and 6,000 people lost their jobs so you could prove that you're a bigger thief than your father. You're a bigger something!

    • Colby: (to David) Let's see if we can get the whiz kid in here to give us a hand.
      Charlie: (walking from behind and smiling) Whiz kid?

    • Don: Why's that?
      Colby: It's a white-collar fraud case. Nobody expected Martha Stewart to go down in a hail of bullets.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Fluid dynamics
      Fluid dynamics is the subdiscipline of fluid mechanics that studies fluids in motion. Fluids are specifically liquids and gases. The solution of a fluid dynamic problem typically involves calculating for various properties of the fluid, such as velocity, pressure, density, and temperature, as functions of space and time.

    • Megan: I called WITSEC and they won't put a minor into custody without a court order.
      In the United States, the Witness Protection Program (also known as WITSEC) was established by the Witness Protection Act, which in turn sets out the manner in which the U.S. Attorney General may provide for the relocation and protection of a witness or potential witness of the federal government, or for a state government in an official proceeding concerning organized crime or other serious offenses.

    • Google Stocks
      Dr. Fleinhardt said he is financially sound because he hedged his bets with Google. In 2004, the information-organization giant filed for an IPO with stocks opening at $85 per share; within a year it rose to $280 per share making investors rich.

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