Season 3 Episode 23

Money for Nothing

Aired Friday 10:00 PM May 11, 2007 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • Frank Tibbet was shot in the shoulder by one of the mercenaries, but later on when he is apprehended in the hideout he appears unaffected by it.

    • If Liz has only been in the FBI for four years, Don could not have been her instructor at Quantico. Don worked in Quantico after Fugitive Recovery, and after Quantico he worked in Albuquerque, and for the past five years he has been working out of L.A.

    • Math used in this episode:
      Dijkstra's Algorithm
      Greedy Algorithm
      Study of Microcredit and Micro-loans

    • Liz is 1/16 degree Cherokee Indian, and has been with the FBI for four years.

    • Opening Numb3rs:
      710,000 ZAMBIAN ORPHANS
      50 MILLION U.S. Dollars
      4 TEAMS
      1 TRUCK

  • Quotes

    • Bradford: So, Don, how do you feel about working with Charlie now?
      Don: I just always feel like I'm taking advantage of him, you know, like I'm using him or something.
      (walks past Charlie avoiding eye-contact)
      Charlie: (looks at Don surprised, shakes his head)
      Bradford: Charlie?
      Charlie: I love...(Don turns to look at him)... I love working with my brother.

    • Sari: Loans as little as $100-$500 and 97% repaid.
      Colby: 97%. Wow. That's so hard to believe.
      Charlie: Why are capitalists so surprised that capitalism works?

    • Bradford: You talk a lot about your work, but I want to go a little further. What else is in your life?
      Don: Wha...., that I'm a workaholic with commitment issues, that has a hard time trusting people isn't enough?

    • Don: You were.. actually walking home?
      Charlie: Well, yeah cause once I.. once I got to the road it was pretty easy.
      Don: I mean he's eight.
      Charlie: I like walking. You know that's like.. that's my sport. You got hockey, you got baseball. I walk.
      Don: Like.. like speed walking?
      Charlie: No, like normal.. You've never taken a walk?

    • Don: Guys, I know there's been this talk going on and I just want to say in the name of full disclosure that Liz and I have in fact been seeing each other. Okay?
      Liz: Oh God..
      David: Okay.
      Colby: That's another mystery solved.

    • Charlie: Hey, how you doin'? I'm Charlie.
      Sari: Sari Kinshasa.
      Alan: And I'm Alan.
      Sari: Hello. You're FBI agents?
      Charlie: I'm an FBI consultant.
      Alan: I'm an FBI… dad.

  • Notes

    • International Airdates:
      Australia: September 26, 2007 on Ten
      The Netherlands: November 12, 2007 on Veronica
      Germany: March 16, 2008 on SAT 1
      Czech Republic: July 24, 2009 on TV Nova
      Finland: May 7, 2010 on Sub
      Slovakia: February 10, 2011 on JOJ

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

  • Allusions

    • Sari Kinshasa is working for a fund helping people of Zambia, while Kinshasa is also a capital city of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, once also was know as Zaire between years 1971-1997.

    • Colby: ...And his heart grew three sizes that day.

      This is a reference to the book by Dr. Suess How the Grinch Stole Christmas in which the Grinch's heart grew three sizes after he brought Christmas back to Whoville.

    • Episode Title:

      The episode's title is a reference to the 1985 Dire Straits song of the same name.