Numb3rs

Season 6 Episode 5

Hydra

2
Aired Friday 10:00 PM Oct 23, 2009 on CBS
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Episode Summary

Don and the team search for a kidnapped little girl who may be one of the first human clones and find themselves sympathizing with the kidnapper. Charlie and Amita talk about their future, and whether or not it includes children.

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  • That's why I love this show-great story and some very good acting-Numb3rs just keeps getting better this season.

    10
    This episodes starts with some weird math- I watched this episode a couple of times and still don't get the way they made the connection between the paintings and the sounds of a car…But guess that's why Charlie is a genius and I'm not =) So when the episode started with a case in progress I understood that there would be more to it than just a 'simple' kidnapping. And I was not disappointed. I always liked the idea of cloning but unfortunately it's used mainly in SciFi shows like The X Files so when Charlie and Amita were talking about a human clone I was like "Huh, that's new". The story risked getting weird or unbelievable, but the writers did it brilliantly- I love the fact that in the end it never got clear if the girl was a real clone or not-she just never got tested and I'm okay with that.



    The episode has some pretty good acting. Tony Hale (who played the CalSci professor) was amazing. He was funny and just the right amount of weird-awesome! Christian Camarago (the doctor) was also very good-I loved how he changed instantly when the lie came out and he stopped pretending to care about the girl as if she was his daughter. And of course I have to mention Aya Sumika-she was really good. Maybe for the first time since she started in the show three years ago, she was given a real acting-you know so far she was just a regular agent (or Don's gf), but now she had to show real emotions and she nailed it. I love it when the supporting characters get some background and a storyline. So I can easily say that I loved this episode-it had everything it needs for a good episode-enough action, good storyline and great acting. And of course there was enough math this time. So let's hope there would be more episodes like that one.moreless
  • Numb3rs is back

    10
    I was beginning to get a little disappointed this season. I felt that the episodes so far just did not have enough bang for the buck.And I felt like there was something missing. However, after a weak episode last week, numb3rs was back with a bang this time. This was an awesome episode. It starts off as an ordinary kidnapping case, but then you realize there is nothing ordinary about it. Throw in some corrupt pharmaceutical industry (who doesnt like dumping on these guys), Charlie's math and some great action, and we get a great Numb3rs. We need more episodes like this.moreless
Rob Morrow

Rob Morrow

Don Eppes

David Krumholtz

David Krumholtz

Charlie Eppes

Alimi Ballard

Alimi Ballard

David Sinclair

Navi Rawat

Navi Rawat

Amita Ramanujan

Dylan Bruno

Dylan Bruno

Colby Granger

Aya Sumika

Aya Sumika

Special Agent Liz Warner

Keith David

Keith David

Jeremiah Miller

Guest Star

Christian Camargo

Christian Camargo

Dr. Trey Bramon

Guest Star

Mia Barron

Mia Barron

Carla Reed

Guest Star

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  • TRIVIA (5)

    • Liz was pregnant at one point in her younger years, but lost the baby. She never forgave the friends who thought the baby would ruin her life.

    • Since C.J. did not know the surrogate who gave birth to her, it does not make sense why she would be excited about being returned to her after being rescued.

    • The FBI can't hand over a kidnapped child to anyone other than the legal custodial parent, and certainly not to the person who is known to have kidnapped her. The court ruled that the surrogate mother had no legal rights to her so the FBI could not have handed the child over to her and still followed the letter of the law.

    • "Lebens", the name of the evil company, is German for "pertaining to life", which is appropriate for a company dealing in cloning. However, the way the cast pronounced it was "Liebens", German for "pertaining to love".

    • Opening Numb3rs:
      797,500 CHILDREN MISSING PER YEAR
      203,500 KIDNAPPED BY FAMILY MEMBERS
      227 AMBER ALERTS
      31 PAINTINGS

  • QUOTES (1)

    • Professor Lazlo (holds up a book):Is this about the cake problem? (Charlie nods) What's the matter with you mathematicians, cake is never a problem.

  • NOTES (3)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Norway: February 4, 2010 on TV2
      Germany: April 15, 2010 on Kabel 1
      Czech Republic: April 20, 2011 on TV Nova
      Finland: August 28, 2012 on Sub

    • Music used in this episode was "Danse Macabre" written by Camille Saint-Saens (opening scene) and "Charlie Darwin" by The Low Anthem (closing scenes).

    • This episode was rated TV-PG (LV) in its first network broadcast.

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