Shocking Preview: Is Don's Numbers Up? Plus: a Peek at the Secret-Filled 100th Episode
Rob Morrow, Numbers
This week on CBS' Numbers (Fridays, 10 pm/ET), Rob Morrow's wife of 11 years, actress Debbon Ayer, guest-stars as a woman who may not be what she seems. She also is on hand for a dramatic twist which places her husband's character, Don, on death's doorstep. Morrow shared a glimpse at what's ahead.
TVGuide.com: So, it seems you brought your home to work with you for this week's episode.
Rob Morrow: That's right. I've got the beautiful Debbon Ayer playing a damsel in distress — or at least someone who appears to be that. (View an episodic photo of the two here.)
TVGuide.com: Ah, so you gave her something juicy to work with?
Morrow: She has some juicy stuff, yeah. The scenes I have with her did not involve much acting, but I got to save her.... I wish we could have held out for a better part, but she wanted to get up there and do something.
TVGuide.com: Is there any sort of flirting between Don and her character?
Morrow: If you watch it at like 130 frames-per-second, you'll see something going on between her and I. [Laughs] But that's about it.
TVGuide.com: Is she a frequent visitor to the set? Did she fit right in with the Numbers family?
Morrow: Totally. We all socialize a bit and she's friends with a lot of different people on the show. So it was very easy.
TVGuide.com: Tell me about the life-threatening injury that Don suffers during this episode. What's the nature of it?
Morrow: Well, something goes wrong that we don't anticipate, due to a miscalculation of Charlie's, and I end up getting brutally stabbed. More than that I cannot tell you.
TVGuide.com: There are rumors every now and then that you might be itching to leave the show. A life-threatening injury would seem to pave the way for that....
Morrow: It could be, right? [Pauses] Nah, I'm coming back. I have no intention of going anywhere.
TVGuide.com: Let's talk about Numbers' 100th episode, airing May 1. It's supposed to be an extra-special treat for longtime viewers. How so?
Morrow: There are a lot of little kind of trivia nuggets buried in the text, and the overall plot echoes our pilot episode. If you are a really devoted fan, there are some esoteric little gems [to find], as well as some more obvious ones. It was fun to do that, to take perspective of what the show has become. I'm always amazed by how these things take on a life of their own, and then start to reflect the dynamics of the actors who helped create it.
TVGuide.com: Lot of shows seem to be killing off characters in their season finales this year. Do Numbers fans have anything to worry about?
Morrow: There's a nice little cliff-hanger, but no one is in jeopardy that I'm aware of.
TVGuide.com: And things are looking good for a Season 6 pick-up?
Morrow: Yeah, we're golden, as they say!
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