Season 2 Episode 21


Aired Friday 10:00 PM Apr 28, 2006 on CBS
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Episode Summary

When an assailant opens fire in the FBI offices, Don and his team must determine his motive and possible connection to a dangerous arms dealer who is on trial. After nearly getting shot, Charlie is shaken and reluctant to return to the offices, which hinders his contribution to the case.moreless

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  • High Octane Action is just the tip of the iceberg

    *** Some Spoilers ***

    An excellent episode thats with an action packed multi- layered plot that cleverly morphs before your eyes. The quality of the latter acts are enough to make this a must-see episode.

    The initial scenes are straightforward enough, starting with deadly action in medias res. To intensify the viewers connection to the unfolding action, the events occur within the sanctity of the teams FBI office.

    The plot is heavily draped with hidden motives and is full of intentially confusing false dawns and redherrings making the viewer see things that are plunged my understanding into murky waters. I suppose the plot is supposed to misdirect but in the initial acts, the screenplay itself is somewhat confusing and this detracts from the clever story.

    Essentially, the mystery (the crime) that the team must unravel is like an onion which must be peeled away to reveal the core motive of the initial crime. Its the lead up to this that doesnt provide the true explanation, but merely serves to act as a doorway into the real heart of why the crime was carried out.

    While there is a minor lull in action during the middle act, and the first act isnt that clear (at least to me), the final act more than makes up for any little detraction.

    I recommend this episode as one of this seasons finest.moreless
  • This was a great episode

    After the shooting in the office, Charlie was scared to go back to Don's office. Lol, poor Charlie. Also Colby had his moments too.

    It was Alan (Don's and Charlie father) that get Charlie to go back to Don's office. It's was so cool of Alan to do that.

    Omg I love one scene with Megan and David when going into this guys house to find him. That was so funny. Also I like the scene where Megan and Colby talking about Krav Maga. It was cool!!!

    I'm so glad to see that Colby and David are real close, that is so cool!!! We got to hear Colby in the war in Afghanistan, it was interesting.

    I like the ending bit, it's cool!!!moreless
  • Review

    It was an interesting episode because all of the writing took place inside of the FBI office, but as the episode went on it seemed to get a little boring and repetative. Charlie going through so much emotional distress was kind of random, it wasnt the first time his life had been put in danger. Certainly he knows the risks at this point of working with the FBI, you would have thought he would have been able to shake it off just a little bit better. Ive said it in several of my reviews and Ill continue to say it until the show gets better at it - it fails to follow up storylines. Don and Robin had a great couple of scenes last episode and Megan had a great date with Larry a few episodes back and nothing has even been mentioned of either of those stroylines in this episode. I wish this show would just make a relationship happen just so a few "Hey, hows Robin" or "How are you and Larry" lines could be said to keep the realism factor. Average Numbers episode, not one of the best but not one of the worstmoreless
  • Man comes through the FBI building shooting randomly... what happens next?!

    I love this episode! It was exciting, dramatic & just well, AWESOME!

    I especially love Charlie in the episode and how scared he is to go back into the FBI building after he gets shot at. His grabbing at his laptop through the shooting & then later on when they're down at the bottom of the FBI building made the viewers see his character as being more human than machine just figuring out math problems without really spending time on anything else Amita going back into the building with Charlie was cute.. i half expected her to reach for his hand - nothing romantic, just an act of comfort between good friends. The twist about Colby's gun was interesting, slightly different though i must say... that must have been some shot! to go through the target, then straight through the window & straight into the victim's head for a kill shot!

    The Colby & David 'bonding' at the end was nice, the two brothers near the end was interesting... & the spagetti was funny. Good on Alan for leaving the boys alone for some time just them alone & taking Megan out for dinner instead. awesome episode, LOVE.moreless
  • That\'s right everyone is not fine after being shot at Charlie.

    I think it was very realistic for the Charlie character to be upset, I mean, a bullet flew by his head. He is not an FBI agent and therefore not trained to handle or accept this reality. I do believe that issue could have been explored a little more. I wonder what would happen in the Eppes family if Charlie is actually shot or injured because of his dealings with Don and the FBI. That could be a great storyline. All and all despite a few bad hiccups in the plot this was a great episode.moreless

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