Numb3rs

Season 4 Episode 7

Primacy

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Aired Friday 10:00 PM Nov 09, 2007 on CBS
9.1
out of 10
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190 votes
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When a man is found dead, the team enters the world of alternate reality gaming. However, their investigation leads to danger for a loved one.

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  • Amita's Best!

    10
    Watching this episode was so fun and at the same time poignant. Charlie and Amita's relationship seemed perfectly real and the chemistry was all there. I love that they're talking about moving in with each other because it means that the relationship is growing and changing and not getting stuck in one place like so many TV romances tend to do. There was a lot of development with Amita's character and I thought Navi did a fantastic job. It's definitely the biggest role she's had on the show so far and I thought she played it perfectly. Not to mention the humor was great and the timing was perfect. And Charlie saved Colby! yay!



    All in all I'd say this episode was as close to perfect as they've ever been and it is definitely one of my faves.moreless
  • This was a great show.

    7.0
    Maybe it was the on slaught of the writer's strike but some scripts seem cobbled together while other script's shine. This show shined. A dude is killed when he leaves the roof of a parking lot unexpectedly. Turns out that there is a game going and someone is determined to be the number one winner no matter what. Amita helps with the case since she has been playing the game and realizes her own life is in danger. There were some good one liners and the wit of the show was not lost on the audience. A really good show. Keep them coming!moreless
  • Character development + entertaining banter + action= 1 good episode of Numb3rs.

    9.4
    This was a great episode. The plot was intriguing I would have never pegged Amita as a gamer. And the sheer number of funny qoutable lines was great. I really like how this season the dynamic betwee Charlie and Amita has changed. They show more of them together and her at Charlies house. The character developement this season and the changed dynamics make it my favorite season so far. I'm glad that Larry is getting back to the Larry from before his trip into orbit. I didn't like the Larry from the last bit of season three as much. I love the fact that Alan is taking classes at Cal Sci and in the last few eps we see him working on projects and doing homework. I think it's great that their showing that you don't have to be a genuis or young to love to learn. It'll be interesting to see how the Don & Liz relationship works out and also how the Charlie, Amita living arrangement turns out. Colby being swept away by the water took me by suprise as did Charlie rescuing him. By far the best part of the episode was the end with Larry's line about Allan living with him. All in all a great example of why math makes good TVmoreless
  • good episode...

    9.2
    The team investigates the murder of a man that was pushed off a building. The investigation leads to a game world called primacy where online gamers go off to the real world in search of a million dollars. Many shows have tried to create stories about online games, and this is the only one I've seen that has actually been interesting. In the end, they catch the killer with the help of Charlie's girlfriend. I really liked the story in the episode as well as all of the character development. I loved how the monastary guy (I forgot his name) was so shocked when he went back into his room. It was halarious. Overall, great case, great characters, and a great episode.moreless
  • It seems like immoderate fandom to give any episode a 10, but I honestly could think of no reasons to deduct points from "Primacy".

    10
    Over three amazing seasons, Numb3rs has proven its ability to run a show on the merits of its premise and its plots. Of course, no one returns to a show without character, and there is plenty of that flowing through the veins of this TV drama. But this show proves weekly it can stay afloat if only because the plots are genius.



    In "Primacy", however, the brains at CBS prove they can do what most shows do every episode; write a character-driven plot.



    Numb3rs has done these before. But thus far, this is some of the most drama, the most excitement and the most peril ever thrown into a single installment in this series. If you aren't literally (literally, I say) on the edge of your seat with the last ten minutes of this episode, you're half asleep.



    No giant steps are taken in the plotlines of any of the characters, really. The question of Charlie and Amita's relationship going further arises (but is not fully resolved), and we see Larry returning to his former life at CalSci (to his chagrin) as well as hear murmurs of Liz avoiding Don at the office since she learned of his relationship with a witness five years ago (previous episode). Other than that, the plotline is the characters.



    This is one of those awesome moments where the die-hards of this show - who love it for what is, and appreciate when it goes outside the box - get to see what happens when the crime life and real lives collide with your loved ones at the apex.



    I think it has to be my favorite episode since "Rampage".moreless
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