Season 1 Episode 5

Prime Suspect

Aired Friday 10:00 PM Feb 18, 2005 on CBS

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  • I found this one interesting, as much as anything because it's the second show I've seen in as many days with a storyline around Riemann's Hypothesis.

    Overall, I had trouble identifying with the initial reaction of the parents to the kidnapping of their daughter.

    The mum was suitably tearful and fretful, but to be honest I would've expected her to lash out at her husband not just for for nicking off to play with his equations during his daughters birthday, but then she's kidnapped right in front of him but he's too busy to take any notice. I know genius mathematicians are supposed to be self-absorbed, but that was just too cold.

    Then when he decided to take care of himself after he got the phone call.... What was that about?

    And then there were the reactions of the Feds.

    All the way around I felt like the episode was written by the president of the society for the emotionally retarded. Only Epps the younger seemed to react in a way believable to his character and the circumstances.

    But that's just my opinion.