Numb3rs

Season 2 Episode 17

Mind Games

2
Aired Friday 10:00 PM Mar 10, 2006 on CBS
8.4
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Don and his agents are asked to investigate when a search team finds three dead women in the wilderness who were apparently murdered under bizarre circumstances. The case becomes more suspicious when Don learns the search team was led to the crime scene by a psychic. When the psychic offers to help the FBI in solving the crime, Charlie is determined to prove the psychic is a fraud.moreless

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  • How can a show like this promote ESP?

    1.0
    I usually dont write anything here, but this episode made me think about stop watching the series.

    This is a show about science and since I'm an astronomer myself I find it discusting that they would use the astronomer in the show to say that ESP could be correct. NO THINKING ASTRONOMER BELEVES IN ESP! This is since astronomy is a science and ESP is not.



    http://www.randi.org/site/index.php/1m-challenge.html
  • Full of conflict

    8.7
    A solid episode full of emotional and personal conflicts. The initial scene is fairly ordinary until we learn of the psychic to discover the death bodies. This starts a short period of initial disbelievement by the team that setups the theme throughout.



    It is when Charlie and Sam Kraft (John Glover) meet. It is this friction of believes that drives most of the conflict in this episode. As you can expect the actual crimesolving is just a platform for this conflict to be played out. Personally, I liked this, but some may not.



    The ending is fairly avg, except for the gulf in belief in psychics which leaves good sense of reasonce when Agent Reeves phones her dad asign she believes. Wheres the brothers argument rises to shouting at which point a photo of their mother falls from the wall. A sign perhaps....moreless
  • Review

    7.7
    Don and his agents are asked to investigate when a search team finds three dead women in the wilderness who were apparently murdered under bizarre circumstances. The case becomes more suspicious when Don learns the search team was led to the crime scene by a psychic. I didnt really like this episode much at all. There were no "outside the case" scenes between any of the characters that really stood out and I didnt think the case was that interesting compared to some of the other ones in season 2. The "loaded with drugs" theme that this episode was about turned out to be a really bad idea and I wasnt buying into anything that the pshycic was saying and I thought the random drama between him, Charlie, and Megan also took away from the episode. Nothing really special in this episode I thought...moreless
  • A medium shows up at the FBI offices and causes tension between the Eppes brothers.

    9.1
    Jerkiness was contagious this episode. Larry was complaining that Charlie wasn't open-minded when he himself was so staunchly "open-minded" on this issue that he himself was closed off to Charlie's beliefs and concerns. I also feel that the FBI should have done more research into Kraft's background before deciding to believe him. Whether you believe in the paranormal or not, it should be the last thing you come to after exhausting all other possibilities, not the third.



    That said, it was nice to have an episode where not everything ended nicely in a bow for the family. I also liked that, while still showing some respect for mysticism, the episode did not have the mystic defeat the science. I watch Numb3rs for the numbers. If I want ghosts I'll watch Medium, thank you very much.



    Some people complained that Charlie didn't act professionally by leaving the investigation in the middle. That may be so, but I also think that Charlie felt that he was slapped in the face by Don and the team so readily accepting the "expertise" of Kraft. Some may see it as childish, but Charlie saw it as keeping his professional credibility. If I was being forced to work with someone I saw as damaging to my credibility, I would be angry as well. This is passing no judgment on the actual existance of psychic powers, just why Charlie did what he did.moreless
  • Math at its best.

    9.5
    I love how math can be used this way. Especially how the calculations for the multi-body formula were done even though it did span across miles of land. It holds a sense of CSI to it while having upon itself my math class with a zing to it because I'm not usually used to seeing my math equations and such being applied to real life in such a fashion that what I'm studying can actually seem appealing to me. Great show, I think it's because of these episodes I get to my math homework at night these days. Seriously, it's that awesome.moreless

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