Season 1 Episode 13

Man Hunt

Aired Friday 10:00 PM May 13, 2005 on CBS

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  • Charlie and Don are tasked with capturing a pair of escaped convicts. More police work than math takes center stage. A refreshing change from the typical formula.

    After two convicts escape from a prison transfer bus, the FBI is tasked with finding them. Charlie examines the crash mathematicaly to find that it was not an accident. This is a refreshing change from the more typical episodes. This time, the resolution of the plot doesn't rely exclusively on Charlie's ability to mathematically predict the whens, wheres, and hows of the crime to resolve it. He provides assistance, but the criminals are ultimately caught on good old fashioned police work. Rather than a formulaic plot line of "crime happens, Charlie uses math to narrow the search to the exact location of the criminal, and Don charges in to capture him", there is more character development and suspense, which bodes well for the next season.