Season 1 Episode 9

Sniper Zero

Aired Friday 10:00 PM Apr 15, 2005 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • When Don and Alan are eating lunch, though they never touch them, the position of their water bottles change several times.

    • In the scene where Charlie and Amita are talking about the corrupt data not being corrupt, Charlie draws a pair of axis. He then labels the across axis Y when actually the across axis is supposed to be labeled X.

    • When the body of the mailman is looked at, Sinclair says he was shot with a single gunshot wound to the chest. Yet it's clear that he has his back to the sniper and is walking away when he is shot, so it should have been a shot to the back.

    • The MATH:

      Ballistics - The science that deals with the motion, behavior, and effect of projectiles.

      Tipping Point - A sociological term used to describe when something unique becomes common.

      Regression to the Mean - A statistical concept that numbers will average out over time.

    • The movie being shown at the theater where victim number 5 is shot at is Sorry, Wrong Number.

    • Opening numbers:
      1 SNIPER
      3 RIFLES
      4 DEATHS

    • Terry was once married.

    • The clothing and equipment worn by the letter carrier killed by the sniper used the old U.S. Postal Service logo, which has not been used for years. The logo appears on the carrier's jacket and mail sack.

    • With everyone clearing the street, why would Sinclair be standing out in the open just talking on a phone? Wouldn't he be looking for cover?

    • The area where victim number 5 is shot does not match the area where Charlie and Edgerton come out. Also, why would David and Terry need to get out of a car when they're only a few hundred feet away? One can see this scene was filmed later in the day by looking at the sunlight on the area.

    • If Wayne Osborne were really planning on shooting just the postman, why did he bother pointing at the woman and her child? Wouldn't he be looking for his specific target instead of looking like he's trying to choose?

  • Quotes

    • David: Reminds me of snow days back home. School shuts down. Everybody stays home.
      Terry: Except nobody is having any fun.
      David: Yeah.
      Terry: Called my ex-husband this morning.
      David: Yeah?
      Terry: Yeah. No real reason. The thought just occured to me what if I never got another chance to talk to him.
      David: How did that go?
      Terry: We got in a fight.

    • Charlie: How long have you been considering it [adoption]?
      Larry: A few days.
      Charlie: Give it a few more days.

    • Edgerton: It's my job to put my head inside the mind of a killer. Your brother's, too.

    • Charlie: Exposure to actual events helps my statistical model.
      Alan: It's the exposure that I'm worried about. Come on, there's a crazy guy out there still shooting people.

    • Edgerton: You've really never fired a gun?
      Charlie: I don't really believe in them.
      Edgerton: Believe in them? It's not like they're ghosts.
      Charlie: Obviously, that's not what I meant.

    • Charlie: (On his father's concern about the danger of visiting a crime scene) If I were in any real danger, Don wouldn't let me go, you know that.

    • Larry: Children are wormholes.
      Amita: Wormholes?
      Larry: Yeah, they're portals into the unreachable future and unattainable past. No, as things stand now they exist only in the theoretical realm.
      Amita: Well, I could see why you might have some trouble selling a woman on the idea of carrying your wormhole.

    • Charlie: I am an exceptional basketball player.
      (Tosses wadded up paper towards wastebasket and misses.)
      Charlie: But let's say for the sake of this argument that I'm, that I'm not.
      Don: Yeah, I think I could argue that side a little better, Charlie.

    • Charlie: Tell your aunt that statistically she's more likely to be mauled by a bear.
      Larry: Actually, statistics favor the bear being mauled by my aunt.

    • Don: Not bad. A great deal of beginner's luck there.
      Charlie: Beginner's luck is not empiric. It's counter-intuitive.
      Don: Yeah? First time I golfed, I parred four on the first nine.
      Charlie: That's just a function of regression to the mean.

    • Don: Anything else?
      Edgerton: Yeah, he's going to do it again.
      Charlie: How do you know that?
      Edgerton: The thing about snipers... we love it. And that's not a guess either, that's a fact.

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