Season 3 Episode 21

The Art of Reckoning

Aired Friday 10:00 PM Apr 27, 2007 on CBS
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Episode Summary

When a former mob hit man on death row suddenly has a change of heart and agrees to confess to his crimes, Don has an uneasy feeling about the whole affair.

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  • An assasin for hire, six days away from his execution, decides to start confessing his crimes in exchange for seeing his daughter (who he has never met). The Justice Department jumps at the man's proposal, but Don has his suspicions.moreless

    Numb3rs has definitely established itself in this third season. So far the episodes have been very well done in every way (acting, writing, storylines) and are very entertaining from start to finish. This episode is defintely no exception. The viewer can certainly understand Don's reasons for doubting the assasin and the stories the assasin told. The final resolution to the assasin's stories is plausible and a logical conclusion. Peter MacNicol's return is another reason to enjoy this episode. Hopefully the winning streak of Numb3rs will continue far into the future.moreless
  • Inconsistencies

    Larry claims to have lost 6 percent of bone mass from being in space, but if he was in space for over 4 months, at 2% per month, he would be closer to 9% bone density loss.

    His character seems to be getting more and more whiney, and flighty. It is getting harder and harder to imagine Meagan even being able to stand being around him, much less infatuated. That part of the storyline is getting harder to believe.

    Did it also seem like Pony was given far more free roam than you would ever figure a guy who is on death row would get?moreless
  • good episode...

    Larry returns from space, but acts different. He's really funny to watch because he's so different from before and Charlie is so confused about his personality. Anyways, Don is talking to a death row inmate that wants to see his daughter in return for telling them where bodies are located. I thought it was interesting how the inmate suppressed and changed his memories because the truth was too hard for him to handle. I thought it was a sweet ending and I like the twist of Larry going to a monastery. Overall, good story with great guest characters. I like having Larry back.moreless
  • Review

    I think this may be my favorite case in the series, with maybe "One Hour" being a little bit better. The actor choice for the man on death row was really well done and I liked the way he was so calm and collected about remembering about how he killed everyone. It was cool, in a very creepy kind of a way. the only part of the episode I didnt like was Larrys coming back from space part. I thought that was really tacky by the writers to make him basically say he didnt want to come back. I know Megan is on pregnancy leave right now, but he didnt even seem to care about seeing anyone. They should have waited until the finale, when megan comes back, to bring him back and use him the way he should be used. I just didnt see the point of bringing him back only to basically run around sayig that this world is so confined.moreless
  • Beautiful concept, reunion, action

    They need to leave the action to other shows, that was the worst car/foot chase ever, myself and everyones instincts are to shot at a vehicle that is chasing you and ramming you and most likely trying to kill you. Rear wheel drive car, you get bumped you smash the break and hard turn against the bump, the floor it and wheel into the other vehicle and pop pop pop thats how it goes, and thats text book. It just got to me. The reunion was lax, it was Larry even outdoing Larry for nuts. It could have been a much better show, but as this show does better than any other show, it leads out in a beautiful mellow way, I can't wait for a high drama cliff hanger, I have a feeling this was to get the kinks out, and now that they know this show is moving to an entirely new level of quality.moreless
Jeremy Sisto

Jeremy Sisto

AUSA Alvin Brickle

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Bruce MacVittie

Bruce MacVittie

Congressman Randal Amato

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Wood Harris

Wood Harris


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Kathy Najimy

Kathy Najimy

Dr. Mildred Finch

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