NUMB3RS Episodes

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NUMB3RS Season 5 episodes

Angels and Devils Season 5, Episode 23

The fifth season concludes with Amita being kidnapped by a manipulative guru (James Callis) who favors female followers. Don's team frantically searches for her while a distraught Charlie attempts to uncover the motive behind the abduction. read more

Greatest Hits Season 5, Episode 22

The chief suspect in a series of copycat bank robberies is a disgraced FBI agent (Henry Winkler) who reviewed the files from the original heists. Meanwhile, Charlie questions whether his future is in academia or in law enforcement after he moves into his plush new office on campus. read more

Disturbed Season 5, Episode 21

Charlie focuses his attention on tracking a previously undetected serial killer to help deal with his guilt over Don's almost-fatal stabbing. He receives help from a geeky amateur sleuth and a retired accountant, who each research serial murders as hobbies. The investigation reveals that the killer may be responsible for over two dozen unsolved deaths. read more

The Fifth Man Season 5, Episode 20

Don is stabbed during a raid while investigating a series of home invasions, and he battles for his life in the hospital. Charlie believes the attack is his fault because he failed to predict there would be a fifth suspect involved in the break-ins. Elsewhere, David and Colby clash over how David is running the investigation in Don's absence. read more

Animal Rites Season 5, Episode 19

A CalSci professor is tortured and murdered in his lab, where animals are subjected to medical experiments. The investigation reveals that his death may be linked to a militant animal-rights leader who believes animals are morally superior to humans. The case is especially troubling for Charlie since the victim was a colleague. read more

12:01 AM Season 5, Episode 18

The FBI receives new information that could clear a convicted mob boss only a few hours before his scheduled execution, so Don and his team are forced to investigate before the death penalty is carried out. Meanwhile, Charlie tries to help the CalSci basketball team end its lengthy losing streak by applying mathematical principles. read more

First Law Season 5, Episode 17

The investigation into the death of a visionary scientist takes a strange twist when the prime suspect turns out to be a super computer. Meanwhile, Charlie considers a tempting job offer. read more

Cover Me Season 5, Episode 16

Liz works undercover to take a new illegal drug off the streets after Charlie predicts it is going to be the next big thing to hit the drug market. David is assigned to be her handler and he worries when she varies from his plan and puts her trust in a fellow undercover agent who may be an addict himself. read more

Guilt Trip Season 5, Episode 15

An international weapons smuggler stands trial for the murder of a FBI informant, but he is acquitted despite a strong case against him. The result leads Charlie to suspect jury tampering was involved and he sets out to prove it. read more

Sneakerhead Season 5, Episode 14

A foreign ambassador's prized pair of limited-edition sneakers, which he purchased at auction for $250,000, are stolen from his vault by thieves who break into his private residence. The probe leads Don and his team into the underworld of sneaker collecting. Meanwhile, Liz prepares to leave for Denver to accept a promotion with the Bureau, but she has second thoughts about the move. read more

Trouble in Chinatown Season 5, Episode 13

An undercover FBI agent is kidnapped when a feud breaks out between rival Chinese gangs working in the black market. Helping with the case is psychic Samuel Kraft (John Glover). read more

Jacked Season 5, Episode 12

A sightseeing bus carrying 18 tourists in Hollywood is hijacked by four men, who demand that $18 million be delivered to them within four hours or they will begin shooting the hostages. The FBI tracks the bus's movements while Charlie tries to hack into the bus's computer system to stop it. read more

Arrow of Time Season 5, Episode 11

A convicted teen killer, who embarked on a cross-country crime spree with his 30-year-old Texas schoolteacher and was sent to prison by Don, escapes and is bent on revenge. Don calls on his newfound religious beliefs to help him cope with the dangerous situation. read more

Frienemies Season 5, Episode 10

A vigilante group attempts to stop a ruthless gang leader who uses teens to steal high-end computers and other technological devices. The FBI becomes concerned when one group member is murdered. Charlie believes a visiting professor, who happens to be his archrival, could be of help in solving the case, if they can get past their bickering. read more

Conspiracy Theory Season 5, Episode 9

The headquarters for a controversial charity organization composed of CEOs and billionaires is bombed during a high-profile meeting in Los Angeles. The investigation reveals the so-called charity may be a front to extend the members' far-reaching influence and power base. During the probe, Charlie learns that Amita was once arrested and the revelation casts a cloud over their relationship. read more

Thirty-six Hours Season 5, Episode 8

A passenger train collides with a freight train carrying toxic chemicals and many people are trapped in the wreckage. Don and Charlie work to free them and to discover whether the tragedy is because of foul play linked to terrorism. read more

Charlie Don't Surf Season 5, Episode 7

Don and Charlie investigate the apparent accidental surfing death of a family friend who was a Channel Islands park ranger and former professional surfer. The victim's dad believes his son was murdered and claims he received threats shortly before his death. The probe reveals that the dead man may have been involved in an illegal marijuana farm on the islands. read more

Magic Show Season 5, Episode 6

A female magician performs a vanishing act on stage and doesn't reappear. Evidence suggests she may be dead. David is in the audience with a date when the mysterious illusion occurs. The investigation reveals the missing woman has a history of questionable disappearances to promote her magic act and that David's new girlfriend may be involved. Charlie enlists the help of Penn Jillette to gain a better understanding of the world of magic. read more

Scan Man Season 5, Episode 5

Big-ticket items are stolen from a shipping service, and a company employee who possesses savant-like abilities helps in the investigation. Elsewhere, Don questions his faith in the Bureau after one of his men is killed on duty. read more

Jack of All Trades Season 5, Episode 4

Don helps a veteran FBI agent (Henry Winkler) track an elusive con man who worms his way into companies and then steals millions. The investigation suggests he may be working for a European syndicate. Meanwhile, McGowan (Keith Carradine) makes his recommendation on whether to grant Charlie a security clearance and whether Don should be reprimanded. read more

Blowback Season 5, Episode 3

Don investigates the execution of eight people, including two police officers, in a coffee shop. The probe uncovers a messy trail of corruption, blackmail and sex that involves a Hollywood producer, a high-priced hooker and, perhaps, police officials. Meanwhile, the FBI's McGowan digs deeper into his investigation of Don and Charlie, and Don learns that Charlie is now working for the LAPD as a consultant. read more

The Decoy Effect Season 5, Episode 2

Don investigates a series of kidnappings occurring at ATMs after one of the victims is murdered; Charlie meets with an FBI investigator (Keith Carradine) who has the power to grant or deny him a security clearance with the bureau. read more

High Exposure Season 5, Episode 1

The fifth season begins with the murders of two rock climbers who possess a valuable stolen diamond. Don is assisted in the investigation by Agent Edgerton (Lou Diamond Phillips), and their probe reveals the uncut gem belonged to a missing diamond merchant. Charlie, who no longer has an FBI clearance, is reluctantly drawn into the case when Don's life is threatened. Elsewhere, a new agent (Sophina Brown), a former LAPD officer, joins the team. 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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