Numb3rs Season 2Episode 7

Convergence

Aired Friday 10:00 PM Nov 11, 2005 on CBS

Trivia

• Trivia

• Alan says that he's working on a 5,000-piece puzzle. However, if one counts the number of pieces that make up the length and width (approximately 35 x 30), it is actually only a 1000-piece puzzle.

• The MATH in this episode includes: Group theory and projectile motion.

• The Pie 'n Burger is an actual restaurant in Pasadena frequented by students and faculty who attend Cal Tech.

• Opening numbers:
7 Home invasions
\$3.6 Million-stolen
2 Murders
2 Antique lamps

• Charlie says GPS satellites are on a geo-synchronous orbit. That's wrong. They're on an intermediate orbit between geo-synchronous and low Earth orbit. At geo-synchronous altitude, satellites orbit the Earth every 24h. GPS satellites orbit every 12 hours.

• Quotes

• Charlie: I need to devote myself to something significant in my field...important to other mathematicians.
Alan: Yeah, you know what I think, Charlie? I think your life's work should be what you find important.

• Roley: Did you, uh, brought money, right?
Megan: Oh, I brought better than money!
Agents: (Showing up) FBI! FBI! FBI!

• Colby: Your brother is starting to freak me out a little bit.
Don: What? Just a little?

• Larry: Wisdom and genius: rarely present in equal abundance.

• Larry: You're a talented theoretician with an ego problem.

• Charlie (Regarding cell phones) : Do you two realize what's in here?
Don: Well, in your case a whole lot of unanswered voice mail, I can tell you that.

• Charlie: The only keg party I ever threw [in college], he stole the keg.

• Larry: You know, Don, you and I are very alike. We are both focused on large possibly unattainable goals. Me trying to explain the workings of the universe...
Don: And what am I doing? Trying to take all those unworkable workings and put them in jail. Yeah good luck to both of us.

• (the FBI has caught the actual three robbers and murderers, the lead guy is pushed against the window and sees the baby doll in the car)
Warren: Hey, what's that?
Megan: Shut up, can't you see the baby's sleeping?

• Marshall: You were always testy when challenged... Ya know, I was talking about that with Amita...
Charlie: You were, were you? Marshall, do whatever you like... just you remember... Amita's a sharp mathematician so no matter how you try you're never gonna to get her to believe that this (holds up two fingers an inch apart) is six inches.
Marshall: (smirking) I bet with you that subject's never come up.
Colby: (to David) ooooo... math fight!

• Amita: I love jigsaw puzzles.
Larry: ...and I love pizza.

• Notes

• International Episode Titles:
Czech Republic: Konvergence (Convergence)

• International Airdates:
Czech Republic: May 26, 2009 on TV Nova
Slovakia: November 4, 2009 on JOJ

• Allusions

• Sinclair: (on finding the stolen lamp) Maybe you should rub it three times and find out what it's about to say to you.

A reference to the story of Aladdin and his magic lamp, from which a genie appeared when Aladdin rubbed the lamp.

• Larry: A little too Big Brother to me.
Big Brother was the symbol of The Party in George Orwell's 1984, which describes a totalitarian dystopia in which the government controls every aspect of life, including one's thoughts.

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