Season 3 Episode 5


Aired Friday 10:00 PM Oct 20, 2006 on CBS

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  • Traffic Attack

    Neat Episode! When I watched this episode, it is almost similar to Sniper Zero in Season one. I said almost! The man who did it and killed people on road, was very crazy and think no one can find him or stop him in any way. Finally he was caught! Megan had to get help get more information from Charlie when she stopped at his home. Charlie was glad when he told Larry! LOL! This episode was about road rage, traffic accidents, attacks, and more. Charlie said people get stuck in traffic for 100 hours in year in Los Angeles. Anyway, Great Episode!
  • Excellent

    This episode has only just aired for the first time in England so I rushed on to to write my review for the amazing and spectacular episode I just saw. Well you've probably guessed that I loved the amazing episode by the score I gave it or the classification, as well as other stuff like the words excellent, amazing and spectacular. I love how Numb3rs can turn an event such as the one featured in this episode and make it edge of the seat material. We get to learn how the characters feel through the everyday movements of serial killers. The way the characters portray their emotions is what makes Numb3rs so unique and great.
  • Review

    Much better episode and the best of the season so far from the writers of Numb3rs. A return to true form here in the sense that we really don't have any idea who the killer is until we see him in the final scene of the show. He had no idea what the guy looked like or why he was doing it until the pressure pounding last three minutes of the case where the team makes the final analysis connecting the person to the crime and then stops the crime before he commits it. I love that form so much better then the hidden background character one where you see the killer in the first ten minutes of the epsiode. When the FBI comes around asking questions, why don't you get a little nervous and maybe run away? I mean - why commit the crime in the first place if you are going to be questioned, it doesnt make sense. This killer didnt know he was going to be questioned and in fact knew the only time this was going to be a problem for him was when the FBI caught him. It just felt more realistic for me. "Robin + Don" being together is just...not good writing. They love to mention it just ebcause they can, but we havent seen her this season. I dont like the fake relationship, I think Don is the guy that doesnt want or need one and the writers should have kept that route. Fantastic episode though.
  • Don and the rest of the team investigate several attacks occurring on LA highways that may be connected. With Charlie on his side, it makes solving crimes a little easier.

    I've just seen this episode last night and man it was a great masterpiece!!!! I reckon that whoever put this episode together sure knows their stuff (if they know what I mean). It kind of reminded me of what happened last year (not going into details because of privacy reasons) but it also taught me a lesson of being careful when driving behind the wheel. Charlie's theory of 'Traffic Flow' was a genius!!!! And the beginning with that 'Randomness' of the blood patterns were so amazing, that I just can't get my head around how Charlie knew that image A was the answer and not image B (and yes, I was testing myself – though for some reason I got it right!!!!).

    Since my country (New Zealand) is a season behind America, I'll be taking every single episode shown here seriously from now on so that next year, I will even get all the seasons from iTunes.
  • There are deadly freeway attacks, but then, by god Don and Charlie will do something about it.

    This episode starts strong with a compelling action sequence; the shooting of a father on his way to get some ice-cream with his children was well done and believable.

    The plot thickens as we find out there are other victims of these seemly random attacks on freeway commuters, there is no such thing as too random, or is it?

    Megan is little miss sunshine in this episode; she appears to grasp something from the random attacks that no one else picks up on; she saves the day by finding a pattern in the lack of a pattern, cool!

    Although there are no surprises on this episode it is not boring or repetitive.

    Commendably, this episode takes a halting stab at road rage, it doesn’t address it directly but that’s what it is.
  • Great and funny writing and acting!

    That Charlie really cracks me up as well as is
    Very smart and talented. Megan goes to him a lot But she is more attracted to the Peter McNichol character IMO!
    Anywway the team investigates a series of road attacks as there is nothing unrelated about this. The show is very funnny as wel, as got great acting & writing!
  • What a great way to show that the agents are more than using Charlie to help solve cases.

    Meagan proved that she listens as well as learns from young Professor Eppes. I thought this episode was great the way it allowed the agent to pull some math out of or should I say put some math into a case. Too random to be random, how awesome. I also enjoyed the ending where Don began to show a little wear and tear. It will be interesting to find out where they go with that. I must admit I always pictured Charlie having the breakdown trying to rationalize everything into a math problem but Don is also a great psychiatric patient in the making. And, come on, let's see a little more intimacy between Charlie and Amita. I mean really after all that's happen they seem to be right back where they started.
  • Don investigates a series of seemingly unrelated freeway attacks.

    This episode was awesome! It had its funny moments as well, which is always a bonus with this show. I thought that the plot was very good. It was great how they set everything up.

    Basically, they have a ton of freeway attacks, the only thing they have in common is that they are freeway attacks. This leads Megan to believe that they have to be related because there is no way that it could possibly happen like that. Charlie realizes that the pattern is that there is no pattern. That is, the thing that they have in common is that they have nothing in common. Okay, this is confusing so let me use his example. The shuffle feature on a MP3 player is made by an algorithm. It is so truly random that it never repeats a song, that is what it is made to do. It will never repeat a song, until it has exhausted all of the other songs. They eventually got their guy, like always.

    It was cool how Megan thought that there was a pattern because there was no pattern. It was \"too random to be random.\" This was a great episode.
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