Season 5 Episode 10


Aired Friday 10:00 PM Dec 19, 2008 on CBS

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  • Charlie must team up with an old rival of his in order to help Don and his team crack a case in which a gang of thieves and a vigilante group seem engaged in an all out war of wits. Meanwhile, Don starts to turn to religion to help with life's troubles.

    One of the best and most entertaining episodes of the season. "Numb3rs" has featured some very good guest stars in it's years on the air. As is the case with Lou Diamond Phillips, Colin Hanks does very well in his recurriing role as the thorn in Charlie's side. The vigilante group is a little cartoonish, but this episode makes up for this small flaw with a well written script. One highpoint is the scene where the reason for the vigilante group's motivation is revealed. The reason avoids conventional plot devices and shows Vanguard isn't so noble after all. Terrific episode.