This season is having a little trouble getting that final little jmpstart to episodes that I would raise to a 9.0 or higher. I feel this episode was the worst of the young season and I think that none of the episodes in this seaosn have been all that amazing. The ending wasn't all tat surprising - numb3rs tends to like to use the background character a little too much to explain the mystery.
Non-case storylines have long since been the problem of the show as well. The writers nevr seem to be able to consistantly keep up with all of the outside storylines. Instead of focusing on Charlie/Amita and Larry/Megan they focused all of the story on Charlie and the argument with his father.I found the storyline pretty boring and I think by not staying as consistant with those outside storylines you dont give them much merit and quality to the show. Season 3 is simply average so far for me.