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Numb3rs: Season 1 (2005)




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Don Eppes (Rob Morrow), an FBI agent in Los Angeles who heads the Bureau's Violent Crimes Squad, teams with his mathematical genius brother Charlie (David Krumholtz), a professor at the California Institute of Science, to solve crimes in this brainy procedural created by Nicolas Falacci and Cheryl Heuton. Two of the show's executive producers are brothers Ridley and Tony Scott. Don's FBI team includes forensic psychologist Terry Lake (Sabrina Lloyd) and newly assigned agent David Sinclair (Alimi Ballard). When a serial rapist terrorizes L.A., Charlie proves math can be successfully employed to help investigate criminal cases by pinpointing the suspect's point of origin using a mathematical equation based on the various crime-scene locations. Don, initially skeptical of his brother's claims, is impressed. But not all goes smoothly for Charlie as he begins to divide his time between teaching and crime solving. In one case, Charlie accurately predicts where a band of bank robbers will strike next, but when Don and his team confront them a massive shootout occurs and four people, including an officer, are killed. The outcome disturbs Charlie and he retreats into the family garage to work on an unsolvable math problem that he also plunged into after his mother became ill and died. Charlie is encouraged in his teaching career and his FBI work by close friend and fellow professor Larry Fleinhardt (Peter MacNicol) and doctoral student Amita Ramanujan (Navi Rawat), who likes Charlie. The brothers each confide in their recently widowed dad Alan (Judd Hirsch), with whom Charlie lives. In a counterfeiting case, Don is reunited with former lover Kim (Sarah Wayne Callies), a Secret Service agent assigned to the investigation. And in a probe involving a sniper who goes on a shooting spree and randomly kills several people, Don brings in the FBI's leading sniper-expert agent Ian Edgerton (Lou Diamond Phillips), who routinely helps with cases.


Rob Morrow
as Don Eppes
David Krumholtz
as Charlie Eppes
Judd Hirsch
as Alan Eppes
Alimi Ballard
as David Sinclair
Sabrina Lloyd
as Terry Lake
Navi Rawat
as Amita Ramanujan
Geoffrey Rivas
as Det. Reynolds
Michole White
as Agent Ramos
Gibby Brand
as Medical Examiner
Vince Deadrick
as Blanchard
CCH Pounder
as Lt. Havercamp
Anthony Heald
as Walt Merrick
Gloria Reuben
as Erica Weston
Jeffrey D. Sams
as Mark Sutter
Reynaldo Rosales
as Darryl Gerth
Max Martini
as Agent Cooper
Elizabeth Connors
as Claudia Kramer
Ethan Embry
as Blake Gosnell
Stacy Edwards
as Gail Hoke
Alan Davidson
as Robert Skidmore
Mel Winkler
as Vincent
Ron Dean
as Peter Watson
Robinne Lee
as Agent Larkin
Max Van Ville
as Josh Kramer
Susan Egan
as Becky Burkick
Bill Smitrovich
as David Croft
Karen Norby
as Kate Silber
Keith Szarabajka
as Frank Milton
Arabella Field
as Susan Meyers
William O'Leary
as Roland Haldane
Andrew Caple-Shaw
as Agent McKnight
Alyson Reed
as Eva Salton
Emma Prescott
as Emily Burdick
Jack Howard
as Mark Watson
Rod McLachlan
as Bill McClelland
Anjul Nigam
as Dr. Renfro
Castulo Guerra
as Paul Ridenhauer
Christina Cox
as Officer Morris
Colette Kilroy
as Jim's Mother
Jayne Taini
as Marion Crane
James Immekus
as Finn Montgomery
James Parks
as Fitchman
Ken Meseroll
as Joe MacNevish
Greg Zola
as Carl Mittendorf
Karl Calhoun
as Asst. Medical Examiner
Ruben Garfias
as Brakeman
Carrie Preston
as Vicky Sites
Marita Geraghty
as Jessica Avery
Nathanael Johnson
as Nathan Crane
Tom Irwin
as Dr. Stephen Atwood
Franc Ross
as Wayne Osborne
Randy Kovitz
as Engineer
Victor Rivers
as Raymond Sites
Rainn Wilson
as Martin Grolsch
Margot Rose
as Finn's Mom
Caryn West
as Jennifer Milton
Heather Lee
as Big Mama
James Shanklin
as Physicist
Jamie McShane
as Paul Ballard
Douglas Sills
as Haybridge
Anthony DeSando
as Det. Reed
Susan Merson
as Brenda Aronson
Fay Wolf
as Kyono
Roxanne Hart
as Cris Carlyle
Napiera Groves
as Williams' Girlfriend
Murphy Cross
as Meredith
Sam Ayers
as Burly
Jim Wilkey
as Driver
Julie Mann
as Student
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Critic Reviews for Numb3rs: Season 1

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (7)

Numb3rs is strained, and not just because the title reaches a little 2 far 2 B distinc2ive.

October 11, 2018 | Full Review…

In trying to service all the characters, the drama is not as compelling as it should be.

August 8, 2018 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

Numb3rs stuck a balance between stories of academia with Charlie and his university, plots of law and order with Don and the FBI, and a narrative of family dynamics with the Eppes boys and their dad.

October 11, 2018 | Full Review…

Though Krumholtz captures Charlie's combination of genius and immaturity, Morrow's straight-arrow role sorely needs a few dabs of color.

October 11, 2018 | Full Review…

The storylines are current and the acting is quite good.

January 23, 2005 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

However high or low the ratings turn out to be, its central gimmick isn't enough to elevate it above the merely average. It's likely to be habit-forming only for the very, very vulnerably addictive.

October 11, 2018 | Full Review…

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