Season 3 Episode 4

The Mole

Aired Friday 10:00 PM Oct 13, 2006 on CBS
out of 10
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Episode Summary

Don and the team attempt to figure out what happened when a Chinese interpreter turns up dead.

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • Charlie gets jealous...

    It was nice to get to know a little bit more of Colby. However, what he did was wrong. After he suspected of his friend and then heard what he told him he would've done the right thing by talking to Don and let him take care of it. Instead, he doesn't do it and he almost ends up losing Don's trust.

    Charlie... He's very young and sometimes I think this is why he behaves and thinks in a certain... immature way. But that's where Alan comes in. He talked to him and Charlie realized everything else on his own.moreless
  • Colby Colby COLBY

    I really enjoyed this episode and especially liked the fact that the episode centered around Colby. I felt like there were 2 main character developments in this episode from:



    1- Being a relatively new member of the team (I know season 2 but whatever) it was nice to see more of him. Although he has been in the programme for an entire season it was this episode that made it happen for him. I hope to see more of him in later episodes.

    2-I like the idea of Charlie getting jealous and upset at the fact that Larry didn't go to him for the math of Larry's published article. It made the character seem vulnerable which was a new thing to see.moreless
  • Review

    After over two seaons of the show the way the show does things has kind of become routine at this point. The show doesnt reinvent itself every season like 24 does - this show is pretty much standalone cases with small story aches on the side - this episode was an average one. Nothing major happened, but I was entertained throughout the episode as a whole. Colby has seen a lot less acting in this season and I question the writers abuse of him in this episode. Don basically threatens his job but supports his actions which were far worse, I think, in the previous episode. I think the case could have used a little bit of extra work considering that the bad guy in the end passed something to the chinese consulate guy. I would have liked to see one scene with him regarding what information was passed to him. The storylines on the outside were ok - Amita and Charlie dont feel like a couple at all and the Larry/Charlie drama was...not all that interesting. Average episode all in all.moreless
  • I feel that this was a very colby centered episode

    this episode was very colby centerd and I am glad. I mean think about it how much did we now about colby and how he reacts to certain things. In my mind he was still kind of the new guy tring to find his place in the team. now I think that he has found it.
  • Plotted well with several exciting sequences, some good Charlie character development, but the math didn't seem to connect as well to the case as it usually does.

    I really liked this episode, it centered on Charlie, of course, but also Colby which was a refreshing change. It was nice to find out a little more about his character. We meet an old army friend who saved his life. We also get a sense of Colby's character when he has to make an important moral choice regarding the case.

    The Charlie/ Larry storyline allowed for the best character development. it also made the audience love Alan Eppes all the more for his ability to say exactly the right thing at the right time. I don't want to give away any plot points so I'll leave it with the note that it was nice to see Charlie facing his problem instead of hiding from them. He talked it out with his dad and Larry instead of hiding in his math as he has been known to do.

    The math Charlie did regarding the tire marks on the dead girl probably could've been done by a forensic pathologist. However, he did manage to run one of his probablity analyses to find a meeting location. I didn't think this was that original, he seems to do this a lot. Overall, I thought the math could've been a little more original. However, the focus of Charlie's character in this episode was more on his feud with Larry than with Don's case.

    Ovrall, this episode was a very good installment and my favorite of this season so far.moreless

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