It was a good episode overall. I get that Charlie being a math genius and believing numbers are the answer for everything but his rivalry with the pshychic was a little bit too much.. He died.. :( I liked John Glover. He added an interesting point of view to the cases. Hoped he'd become a recurring like the sniper dude.
The supposed good chinese guy.. lol.. I did not see it coming. Amidst all the ghost brides thing, illegal immigrants slaved by some.. I thought they were gonna show that not every chinese is a bad person or doing any kind of illegal stuff.. but oh well..
Some say Numb3rs is going downhill.. I disagree, I think this show is one of the best around and has kept a high level for 5 years!
I enjoyed this episode, but did not think it was a great or truly special effort. First off, I was happy that Kelly Hu's character was not responsible for the crime. A few times early in the show, special agents that were brought in to assist with the investigation ended up being guilty of the crime. I also liked the focus on the Chinese culture. It was a nice change-up from the usual hostage, money grab, murder, etc type cases. I thought bringing the psychic back was unnecessary. I found the circumstances of his death hard to believe. He knew that van was coming right for him and did not make an effort to get out of the way. Finally, I missed Judd Hirsch.
Three women are abducted off the street in Chinatown. As Don and his team investigate they are joined by a Chinese immigration agent who tells Don that one of the abducted women was a fellow agent working undercover.
This is a good episode but I find it a bit too eerie for me to give it a very high recommendation. The whole "Ghost Bride" aspect of the story is very unsettling. I can't explain why without giving away too much of the story. As always it's great to see Charlie, Amita and Larry help Don and the team crack the case. Another reason I can't give it too high a recommendation is the appearance (thankfully the last) of Mr. Samuel Kraft. I found that character to be dislikeable. Not to mention that he's a fraud. A mediocre episode.
I thought the episode as a whole was great. The case of the ghost brides was pretty believable knowing that the Chinese culture is very strong in traditions. Especially the affect of numerology and the game Mahjong. However, this was understandably taken too far. I thought the involvement of the missing women being linked wasn't a difficult stretch especially seeing most where illegals and afraid to got to police for help. What I didn't understand was the presense of Craft. I just didn't see the necessity of him being present other than for annoyance of Charlie and Craft pushing Charlie's buttons.