Numb3rs

Season 5 Episode 15

Guilt Trip

2
Aired Friday 10:00 PM Feb 13, 2009 on CBS
9.1
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When one of Robin's "slam dunk" cases ends in acquittal, the team investigates, thinking it may be jury tampering.

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  • Satan never goes away.

    9.0
    Wow what an episode. The addition of Ray Wise as a jury consultant flashing demonic smile as he does on reaper was great. James Marsters guest stars as Damien Lake, an arms dealer who kills an FBI agent and gets away with it by having a jury consultant tamper with the jury. Don and his team use some jury probabilities from Charlie to start tracking down the jurors that swayed the juries vote. After finding the two jurors that swayed the vote, a third was found that the team was searching for earlier that used a false ID to get onto the Jury. They used this person to set up Ray Wise's,character, who is no longer smiling like satan, to get information that Charlie uses to track down Damien Lake. The first trial is declared a mistrial due to jury tampering and Damien Lake was found guilty of murder in the second trial.moreless
  • Charlie and the team are shocked when a murder trail which was sure to be a slam dunk for the prosecution ends in an aquittal. Frustrated, the team looks into the possibility of jury tampering.moreless

    7.5
    This episode is very good and I do recommend it. However, it has flaws which prevent me from giving it just an average rating. The man at the center of this investigation, specifically the man who was aquitted of the woman's murder, is a bit too goofy to be believed and the character was bogged down by tired cliches. When Charlie goes to the man's estate, the man is 100% certain that he is in no danger of being prosectued. The same can be said for the software company executive. I think we have had enough of that old device.moreless
  • You can't win them all or can they.....

    9.0
    This was the second episode regarding jury tampering this week. Different shows same idea, both shows pulled it off and very convincingly. I like that the we start off with the FBI actually losing a case which I thought was an interesting twist because we rarely see this aspect of the show. Of course Robin and Don begin to carry the burden of guilt knowing their characters but as expected they want to fix what's wrong. As with the other show, the concept of jury tampering was pretty believable given the available technology as well as information for both sides. I appreciated Charlie thinking outside of the box in regards to trying to help before the problem arises. I think it showed good character development for him based of his exposure as well as experience of helping the FBI.moreless
Sophina Brown

Sophina Brown

Nikki Betancourt

Aya Sumika

Aya Sumika

Special Agent Liz Warner

Alimi Ballard

Alimi Ballard

David Sinclair

Peter MacNicol

Peter MacNicol

Dr. Larry Fleinhardt

David Krumholtz

David Krumholtz

Charlie Eppes

Dylan Bruno

Dylan Bruno

Colby Granger

Ray Wise

Ray Wise

Mitch Langford

Guest Star

James Marsters

James Marsters

Damian Lake

Guest Star

Cathy Cahlin Ryan

Cathy Cahlin Ryan

Linda Parker

Guest Star

Michelle Nolden

Michelle Nolden

AUSA Robin Brooks

Recurring Role

Matthew Yang King

Matthew Yang King

Matt Li

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (3)

    • Opening Numb3rs:
      1,055,995 ELIGIBLE JURORS
      $15 DAILY JUROR WAGE
      481-5162342 JUROR ID NUMBER
      1 VERDICT

    • Math used in this episode:
      Probability
      Mersenne Twister
      Scientific Jury Selection and Social Networking Potential

    • When Charlie runs the test on his laptop to see who would be the key jurors to turn the rest of the jury, it shows the names in different orders. Initially it runs: 1. Linda Parker; 2. Roy Detchemendy; 3. Brian Callier; 4. David Johnson with jurors 5 thru 12 as Next juror. A second later the list reads as: 1. Alissa Kyria; 2. Linda Parker (which matches the hit he has); 3. Ashlee Blandings. Another second later the list reads the same as the first time, and the final listing reads: 6. Sara Lewis; 7. Rafael Lima; 8. Roy Detchemendy; (again, to match the hit he has) 9. Jordan Melvoin.

  • QUOTES (6)

    • Colby: Well, in twenty minutes I aspire to be picking up a delivery.
      David: The sandwich girl?
      Colby: Hey, if Roast Beef works that's what I am.

    • Robin: We don't know what, if anything Logan did with the information that he obtained from the system.
      Don: Charlie's all over it.
      Robin: Well I can't go to the judge with an equation.
      Don: Yeah, welcome to my life!

    • Alan: Whenever I wanted the boys to open up and tell me what was on their mind, I used to bribe them with ice cream.
      Robin: Oh yeah? What do you do now?
      Alan: Actually, ice cream still works.

    • Alan: Now you are trying to use math to prevent crime. Is that realistic, Charlie?
      Charlie: Don't know. But I feel like I've been putting band-aids on bullet holes. I want to find a way to stop the bullet.

    • Colby: Can I ask you something?
      David: Sure.
      Colby: Do I seem like a Roast Beef kinda guy to you?
      David: I won't discuss another man's meat.

    • Colby: You're a court clerk, you don't keep an eye on operations here?
      Court Clerk: I keep an eye out for problems and JuryFind on Speed Dial. Their technicians are the only ones with clearance to access this system.
      David: Any problems lately?
      Court Clerk: Let's see. It always summons people who hate jury duty.

  • NOTES (2)

  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • Alan Eppes: Was it developed by 12 angry mathematicians?

      This is a reference to the 1954 Studio One episode, "Twelve Angry Men", written by Reginald Rose and directed by Franklin Schaffner, with Bob Cummings as Juror #8. It was later adapted for the big screen in the 1957 Sidney Lumet film, 12 Angry Men, starring Henry Fonda as Juror #8. Still considered an American classic in all its forms, the story surrounds a murder trial where a man's life depends upon one juror convincing the rest of the jury that the accused man is innocent. Although, unlike here, right is on the side of Juror #8.

    • The administration password used by the hacker is LeonardSheldon4A.

      Leonard and Sheldon are the names of the two main characters on the CBS show The Big Bang Theory and 4A is the number of the apartment they live in.

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