Season 2 Episode 12

The OG

Aired Friday 10:00 PM Jan 06, 2006 on CBS
out of 10
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Episode Summary

When Don and his team are called to the scene of the murder of a Los Angeles gang member, they learn they are investigating the murder of another agent who had been working undercover.

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  • Shooting Chains

    Charlie is smart than Gary Walker. Because he is genius! I never like SGT. Gary Walker. This episode is better! Why? The answer is Action and motive! In the end of this episode, I was so suprised that Mr. Owen is so stupid to kill all of more than 60 or 100 people!!!! He wanted revenge on his son's killer. So he decided to kill all people who are innocent! Owen killed himself to end it. I never like Robin anyway, she is so annoying!! Charlie is so genius to figure out who is responbile for more than 100 people being shot! Great Episode, and I love it!moreless
  • Superior episode if not so much of Charlie and the math

    One thing that grips you about this episode is the number of potential culprits for the murder. With the math coming in to reduce this number and a readers forethought of watching the characters on screen, if you pay close attention you can decipher who the killer was. At least I guessed right. Yet one of the great things about this episode is that even if you dont watch carefully, there is enough logically paced sequences to keep you watching. In doing so the story is revealed cleverly and comes together in a brief and plausible, if tragic ending.

    One major gripe, there isnt enough math in this episode. Furthermore, I would prefer alot more explanation in layterms than the show currently provides. This is probably going to be too much for most viewers, but this is what makes the show stand out from other cops shows. This is what makes it lose the extra points from a near ten.

    As a consequence there is not enough Charlie and the prof which is one dynamic that can never be overloaded on screen.

    So if you prefer the action to the math in your Numb3rs then I suggest you watch this one.moreless
  • Review

    I liked the change it up aspect that this episode provided, with the primary case revolving around the gang leaders using chains to explain what was going on. The math in this episode was really easy to understand, which is always good. I liked the domino example and I also liked the smaller book sample as it got a little bit closer to the end. David was involved in this episode a little bit more then he is with the other once and I actually kinda liked that he took the spotlight for a change instead of Don. I enjoyed the ending, as its not often we get to see things outside of the case in Numbers...maybe we will be seeing a little bit more of David and the rec center lady, hopefully it wont get droppped like Amita has this season.moreless
  • very well plotted episode. very good music soundtrack for it also

    very impressed by this episode the addition of some seen before actors as extras in this episode was very good.

    the plot was well thought out and made you think as to who it was as i thought it could be the main sargent.

    also really enjoyed the music in this episode it really stood out for me which is unusual.

    however as this episode was deleted before i could check the credits i cannot find out who did the songs in it can anyone help please.moreless
  • Great storyline, unexpected plot changes and a great cast! One of the best episodes of this season so far!

    About halfway through the episode I thought: "Damn, not another series where you can guess pretty soon who the killer is", but I fortunately was mistaken and the storyline took another, unexpected direction!

    I also liked how much emotions were shown in this episode. And not just by Charlie.. even Don, who usually seems like nothing can shock him anymore, showed emotions about the situation! Even the detective, who I didn't like over the whole episode (I sometimes wished him to be the killer just to see that arrogant look on his face disappear), surprised me at the end..

    I also liked the storyline around that woman of the community center and Sinclair. I could understand both their positions and liked how the storyline ended..

    Oh, and the scenes with Amita, Fleinhardt and Charlie were great again! But that's nothing new ;)moreless
Tamara Taylor

Tamara Taylor

Olivia Rawlings

Guest Star

Allan Louis

Allan Louis

John Owens

Guest Star

Aldis Hodge

Aldis Hodge

Travis Grant

Guest Star

Will Patton

Will Patton

Det. Gary Walker

Recurring Role

Michelle Nolden

Michelle Nolden

AUSA Robin Brooks

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (4)

    • After Charlie tells Don to check the whole first chain to find the target, we are brought to the FBI, where we can see David and Colby looking at some files and Megan approaches them. When she opens her file, there's a man entering the room. When the camera angle changes, the man is nowhere to be found. Instead, there's a woman entering the room.

    • The MATH in this episode included: Poisson distribution and social network analysis.

    • The title for this episode stands for "Original Gangsta," which is an old gang term.

    • Opening numbers:
      1,350 L.A. street gangs
      152,000 Gang members
      504 Homicides
      2.2 Square miles.

  • QUOTES (10)

    • Alan:(To Charlie) Thanks for your insights my little Don Juan.

    • Don: Trust me, if Charlie's math says they are connected, the odds are they are connected.

    • Charlie: Do you know how many shootings there were in Los Angeles in the past four years?
      Larry: No. I don't happen to know the exact numbers, but I'm guessing that you do.
      Charlie: Come on, guess. All shootings non-fatal and fatal.
      Larry: The past four years... About a thousand.
      Charlie: Just about eight thousand.

    • Charlie: The point, Fleinhardt, the point!

    • Don: No offense, Charlie. It sounds to me like two math geeks that don't date much.
      Charlie: I do take offense.

    • Olivia (to David in final scene): And I assume an FBI agent like you can figure out how to find my number?
      David: (grins in silent affirmative reply)

    • Charlie: I'm afraid to ask. What did you get her?
      Alan: Soap.
      Charlie: Soap?
      Alan: Very expensive soap.
      Don (laughing): Yeah? How did that go over?
      Alan: Well.. uh.. honestly speaking, she wasn't wowed. I mean, she was very polite about it, but she wasn't... uh... wowed.
      Charlie: Ruined the whole date, didn't it?
      Alan: It didn't ruin the date, the date was fine.
      Charlie: You were home at 9:30.

    • Amita: Why did you put on all these photos?
      Charlie: I don't know.. I was looking at the ages of the victims and wanted to see their faces.

    • Alan: Oh, hey, listen, I wanna ask you guys something.. uh.. it's her birthday coming up and I.. I wanted to get her as gift. Something.. uh.. I don't know.. I just don't know what.
      Don: It's just a question of what you wanna say!
      Alan: How about: Happy Birthday?

    • Karen Rhimes: (to Megan) Anton afraid? He didn't have the genes.

  • NOTES (4)


    • Megan: So you're building a RICO case?
      The Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act(1970) under which Mafia and others are often charged. The RICO Act "generally makes it unlawful for a person to conspire, acquire, use, maintain, or transfer an enterprise to launder money generated by a pattern of racketeering activity."