2,035 votes


CBS 2005

We all use math every day...Inspired by actual cases and experiences, Numb3rs depicts the confluence of police work and mathematics in solving crime. An FBI agent recruits his mathematical genius brother to help solve a wide range of challenging crimes in Los Angeles from a very different perspective.

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The 10 Best Episodes of Numb3rs

Numb3rs - S5E20

#1 - The Fifth Man


Season 5 - Episode 20

Don's life hangs in the balance after he is injured during a raid while investigating a series of home invasions.

The episode was rated from 114 votes.

Numb3rs - S5E21

#2 - Disturbed


Season 5 - Episode 21

Feeling guilty over the stabbing, Charlie puts his attention on finding a serial killer using math theories to help the team solve the case before another life is taken.

The episode was rated from 107 votes.

Numb3rs - S6E16

#3 - Cause and Effect


Season 6 - Episode 16

After Charlie and Amita get married and begin preparations for their London adventure, they put a slight hold on their wedded bliss when they assist the team in helping Don track down the whereabouts of his gun after it goes missing.

The episode was rated from 113 votes.

Numb3rs - S4E18

#4 - When Worlds Collide


Season 4 - Episode 18

In the season finale, Don and Charlie work together on a case that ends up with them going head to head about their personal beliefs, and one team member will walk away forever.

The episode was rated from 117 votes.

Numb3rs - S1E1

#5 - Pilot


Season 1 - Episode 1

To help capture a serial rapist-turned-killer, FBI Special Agent Don Eppes recruits his genius brother Charlie, who uses a mathematical equation to identify the killer's point of origin by working back from the crime scene locations.

The episode was rated from 361 votes.

Numb3rs - S2E12
#6 - The O.G.
Season 2 - Episode 12

When Don and his team are called to the scene of the murder of a Los Angeles gang member, they learn they are investigating the murder of another agent who had been working undercover.

The episode was rated from 158 votes.
Numb3rs - S2E9
#7 - Toxin
Season 2 - Episode 9

After four people nearly die from poisoning, Don learns someone is tampering with nonprescription drugs. When the perpetrator publishes a manifesto in a local paper, Don is led to believe the person may be a former employee of the drug company that manufactured the drug.

The episode was rated from 163 votes.
Numb3rs - S2E21
#8 - Rampage
Season 2 - Episode 21

When an assailant opens fire in the FBI offices, Don and his team must determine his motive and possible connection to a dangerous arms dealer who is on trial. After nearly getting shot, Charlie is shaken and reluctant to return to the offices, which hinders his contribution to the case.

The episode was rated from 144 votes.
Numb3rs - S2E24
#9 - Hot Shot
Season 2 - Episode 24

Don investigates the murders of two young women found in their cars outside their homes. Their deaths were made to look like drug overdoses, but Don realizes a serial killer is responsible. Meanwhile, Charlie is having bizarre dreams about his parents. In one dream, his deceased mother appears and tells him he has a question to ask her, but he can't imagine what it could be.

The episode was rated from 138 votes.
Numb3rs - S2E8
#10 - In Plain Sight
Season 2 - Episode 8

Megan feels responsible for an agent's death following an explosion at a meth house the FBI had targeted for a bust. When the kingpin eludes capture, it's discovered he may also be involved in child pornography when one of the photographs on his computer turns out to be a young girl in a sexually explicit position. The picture sends Charlie on a crusade of his own, as he remembers a girl he knew as a young child that he suspected was being abused, and he's determined to save the little girl in the picture.

The episode was rated from 158 votes.

Last updated: jan 24, 2022



One of my favorite shows. It was engaging, and it made me care so much about the characters and their evolution as people, not just characters written in a script. Wonderfully cast.


Watching these again 15 years after the initial run. I loved the first season for the maths releated crime but on re-watch I'm really loving the character building. It mixes dramatic and hard hitting with light hearted and well done comic relief. Still excellent in 2020!


While probably not a main stream show since it's a crime drama rooted in math, as a math/physics engineering nerd, I love it! Watched it some while it was airing with my mother, and now enjoy watching it and catching the principals behind the math they are using. Plus, it's hard to go wrong with Ridley Scott.


Gripping at many episodes, funny and light at some moments, math has never been so cool and approachable.

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