NUMB3RS Episodes

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NUMB3RS Episode: "Hollywood Homicide"

Season 4, Episode 2
Episode Synopsis: A woman is murdered in a hot new actor's Hollywood Hills mansion, and the actor becomes the prime suspect in the case when it's learned his past involves dirty secrets and blackmail.
Original Air Date: Oct 5, 2007
Guest Cast Peter Cambor: Logan Oliver Kelly Overton: Andrea Barton/Tracy Meade Jack Merrill: Dr. Jacobsen Anthony Cistaro: Bryce Lee Aaron Stanford: Brett Chandler David Weidoff: Josh Ryan Ronobir Lahiri: Coroner Steve Kazee: Mark Green Leigh Zimmerman: Leslie Dennis
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"Hollywood Homicide" Season 4, Episode 2

This was a consolidating episode for the series. It eased the Colby character back into the team, and it showcased the romances of the Eppes brothers (David Krumholtz's Charlie with Navi Rawat's Amita and the slight edge in Charlie's voice in response to the gentlest of nudges from his woman friend; Rob Morrow's Don with Aya Sumika's Liz Warner, neither of whom are good at defusing the workplace/relation tension). It gave nearly everyone in the cast a setpiece, and it also gave the show an opportunity to mock Entourage and to make a few inside jokes about Numbers itself - as when mildly star-struck Charlie and the less-impressed Larry Fleinhardt (Peter MacNicol) demonstrated how they use calculations of water displacement to determine the size of a murder suspect, only to be told by their audience of a film actor and his lifelong friend that their efforts are just like something out of the movies "only not as cool." Aside from the Eureka moment that led up to that exercise, the math in this episode was rather light; the A and B storylines for this one were still wrapped up in questions of identity. Aside from various members of the FBI detail, most obviously Alimi Ballard's David Sinclair, still trying to come to terms with Colby's long-term deep cover, the primary mystery of the episode involved what turned out to be two prostitutes who'd undergone plastic surgery to look nearly identical one murdered and the other apparently the intended target of that murder. Kelly Overton excelled in her small role as the latter, flint-hearted Andrea Barton, who had been blackmailing the actor and his entourage with information her "twin" had picked up and passed along. It turned out that the actor, who made much of his brother having been killed in a carjacking some years earlier, actually killed the brother himself in a drunken accident more twinning, or almost, and more deception. Aside from being well-paced and only rather slightly far-fetched, the strength of this episode is, as I suggest above, in reinforcing or reintroducing several of the themes that have run through the series, not least the relation between Amita and Charlie. Charlie could be remarkably abrasive at times, while he dithered over whether he wanted to pursue a relationship with Amita (if she would have him). One of the strengths of the series is that this rarely felt like a gambit on the part of the producers so much as genuine unresolved tension within Charlie's slightly maladjusted soul, which is mirrored in the similarly rocky romantic life of his brother. Leaving aside the effect the death of their mother might have had on the brothers, it also suggests what life with obsessive people, whether ingenious mathematicians or dogged FBI agents, can let one in for. show less
This was a consolidating episode for the series It eased the Colby character back into the team and it showcased the romances of the Eppes brothers David Krumholtzs Charlie with Navi Rawats Amita and the slight edge in Charlies voice in response to the gentlest of nudges from his woman friend Rob Morrows Don with Aya Sumikas Liz Warner neither of whom are good at defusing the workplacerelation tension It gave nearly everyone in the cast a setpiece and it also gave the show an opportunity to mock Entourage and to make a few inside jokes about Numbers itself as when mildly star-struck Charlie and the less-impressed Larry Fleinhardt Peter MacNicol demonstrated how they use calculations of water displacement to determine the size of a murder suspect only to be told by their audience of a film actor and his lifelong friend that their efforts are just like something out of the movies only not as coolAside from the Eureka moment th read more

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Premiered: January 23, 2005, on CBS
Rating: TV-14
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Premise: An FBI special agent in Los Angeles teams with his mathematical genius brother to solve crimes. Don, a veteran investigator, relies on hard facts and evidence to catch crooks, while his younger brother Charlie, a brilliant university professor, analyzes mathematical equations and statistics to provide case clues. Sibling film directors Ridley and Tony Scott serve as executive producers.

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