Numb3rs

Season 5 Episode 7

Charlie Don't Surf

2
Aired Friday 10:00 PM Nov 14, 2008 on CBS
8.6
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Episode Summary

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One of Don and Charlie's friends dies in what is deemed an accident. Not convinced, the brothers investigate further and uncover something shocking.

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  • A great episode!

    9.5
    I truly have to say this is my favorite season of Numb3rs so far, there hasn't been one episode that was no good. Each one is gripping and very interesting in both the charater sense and the crime. I really enjoyed how this case was brought about, Don's old friend's death. Every part was interesting, the case full of twist and turns, the characters stories moving along, and then the surfingbits. I loved Colby knowing all about the surfing, was quite entertaining. ;) Nikki was tolerable, I guess I've gotten more used to her. Don's journey has become one of my favorite parts to watch, I love watching him try to find his way. I hope by the end of this season he has found some contentment and peace. This next upcoming episode looks super interesting, I can't wait!moreless
  • Personal Side of the Ebbs Boys.

    9.0
    I think this is one of my favorite episodes of Numb3rs EVER! The script and plot was great. An old friend of the Ebbs family is killed in a supposed surfing accident. At the request of Alan, Don looks a little deeper and it's discover that it was no accident. He was indeed murder. Murder because it was protecting a place that he loved. I liked the differing characters within this episode. The best however was a peak into the personal side of the Ebbs family. The victim in this case grew up with Don and Charlie. I loved being shown glimpses into there childhood. AWESOME Episode.moreless
Sophina Brown

Sophina Brown

Nikki Betancourt

Aya Sumika

Aya Sumika

Special Agent Liz Warner

Dylan Bruno

Dylan Bruno

Colby Granger

Alimi Ballard

Alimi Ballard

David Sinclair

Peter MacNicol

Peter MacNicol

Dr. Larry Fleinhardt

David Krumholtz

David Krumholtz

Charlie Eppes

Brad Gerlach

Brad Gerlach

Nathan Watts

Guest Star

Kevin Tighe

Kevin Tighe

Keith Watts

Guest Star

Brad Hunt

Brad Hunt

Cameron Wilson

Guest Star

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    • The title "Charlie Don't Surf" is a line from the Vietnam War movie Apocalypse Now. Lt. Colonel Kilgore, a crazy surfing fan, tells his men to surf on a beach very close to a village where fighting is going on. The men protest, saying Charlie (rebel forces) could target them. He responds by yelling "Charlie don't surf!"
      Also, the director of this episode, Emilio Estevez, is the son of Martin Sheen the principal actor of the aforesaid movie.

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