Numb3rs

Season 5 Episode 9

Conspiracy Theory

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Aired Friday 10:00 PM Dec 05, 2008 on CBS
8.8
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The headquarters of a popular charity organization is bombed. However, what seems like an act of terror may turn out to be something else, when Don, Charlie, and the team begin to unravel mysteries behind the organization itself.

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  • Absolutely loved the concept....

    8.5
    I loved this from the time it was revealed about being link to conspiracy theories. I thought it was a fabulous idea to explore, especially seeing the the FBI a basis for the show. I thought the script and plot overall was great. Revealing but not too much so until the end, just how I like it. Charlie likes math, I love puzzles. The one factor of the show that I loved was the personal aspect of the team. Charlies learning some of Amita's secrets, revealing he doesn't know everything about her. Dave and Colby have the ongoing Kennedy conspiracy arguement. Then Don's continuation with his personal journey and finally involving his girlfriend in his pursuit of what drives him.moreless
  • The gang tackles a two-part bombing of a charity with things to hide.

    9.0
    Definitely a good episode. Everyone was on point, and everyone had an important task. Not a character was wasted. I loved the sidestory of Charlie, Amita and Larry with the prank and the Hollywood sign. Could've used a little more with the break-ins to the office, home and car, but it wasn't a huge deal. The ep had plenty of twists and turns, including the mysterious burglar who ended up saving Liz's life and taking potshots at David and Colby. My favorite part (which surprisingly doesn't involve Colby)- Robin and Don talking about religion. Two different ideas, and they have to learn to deal with it. Sometimes mixing religions in a relationship isn't easy, glad to see they didn't just glance over it, and showed continuity.moreless
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

Navi Rawat

Navi Rawat

Amita Ramanujan

Josh Gad

Josh Gad

Roy McGill

Guest Star

Paul Michael Glaser

Paul Michael Glaser

Brett Hanson

Guest Star

Jeff Kober

Jeff Kober

Brady

Guest Star

Michelle Nolden

Michelle Nolden

AUSA Robin Brooks

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (3)

  • QUOTES (6)

    • Liz: Imagine...
      Charlie: An emporer penguin.

    • Colby: Jonze spent his last day visiting a prostitute and his buddy in prison.
      Liz: Two different stops I hope.

    • Larry: (Discussing conspiracy theories) Of course Paul McCartney dying in 1966 and being replaced with a look alike, that of course is pure fact.
      Charlie: What?
      Larry: Oh yeah. Check out the cover of "Abbey Road" - the clues are all over it.

    • Charlie: But who has the most to lose?
      Robin: We don't know yet.
      Charlie: Yes we do. It's Simpson's Paradox.
      Colby: I love that show.
      Charlie: Not Homer. Edward.

    • Amita: According to my favorite conspiracy website, GEO secretly funds Al Qaeda.

    • (Charlie, Amita, and Larry are planning a prank with their students)
      Amita: Two words everyone needs to remember...
      Larry: Plausible deniability.

  • NOTES (1)

    • International Air Dates:

      The Netherlands: March 29, 2009 on Veronica

      Norway: June 11, 2009 on TV2

      Czech Republic: June 4, 2010 on TV Nova

      Finland: April 17, 2012 on Sub

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Robin: You know, when it comes to religion I tend to agree with Clarence Darrow. Fear of God isn't the beginning of wisdom, it's the end.

      This is an allusion to Civil Liberties Defense Lawyer Clarence Darrow. The full quote is "The fear of God is not the beginning of wisdom. The fear of God is the death of wisdom. Skepticism and doubt lead to study and investigation, and investigation is the beginning of wisdom."

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