10 Worst Episodes of Numb3rs

Inspired by actual cases and experiences, Numb3rs depicts the confluence of police work and mathematics in solving crime as 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.

Written by Sophie and last updated on jan 28, 2023.

PS: The following content contains spoilers!

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Numb3rs - S3E13

#10 - Finders Keepers (Season 3 - Episode 13)

After an extremely expensive yacht sinks in the middle of a race, Charlie is put between a rock and a hard place when Don and the NSA need his help on the case.

The episode was rated 7.39 from 130 votes.

Numb3rs - S3E14

#9 - Take Out (Season 3 - Episode 14)


When two police officers are killed while eating dinner out, Charlie tries to figure out where the killers will strike next. Don's superiors make him see the department shrink.

The episode was rated 7.37 from 121 votes.

Numb3rs - S5E13

#8 - Trouble in Chinatown (Season 5 - Episode 13)

A feud between Chinese gangs leads to the kidnapping of an undercover agent and the reappearance of Samuel Kraft.

The episode was rated 7.36 from 109 votes.

Numb3rs - S3E12

#7 - Nine Wives (Season 3 - Episode 12)


Don, Charlie, and the team search for a polygamist who is on the run. The man is on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted List for rape and murder.

The episode was rated 7.33 from 121 votes.

Numb3rs - S5E18

#6 - 12:01 AM (Season 5 - Episode 18)

The team gets a last minute tip that could exonerate a dangerous mob boss who is about to be executed; Charlie tries to help the CalSci basketball team break their losing streak.

The episode was rated 7.32 from 111 votes.

Numb3rs - S4E8

#5 - Tabu (Season 4 - Episode 8)


When a wealthy heiress is kidnapped, Don and the team race against the clock in hopes to find her. However, the motivations behind her disappearance aren't what they seem.

The episode was rated 7.30 from 129 votes.

Numb3rs - S4E2

#4 - Hollywood Homicide (Season 4 - Episode 2)

An actor on his way to stardom finds himself in the middle of a murder investigation when a young woman is murdered in his house.

The episode was rated 7.29 from 140 votes.

Numb3rs - S4E3

#3 - Velocity (Season 4 - Episode 3)


When a car crashes into a busy coffee shop, the team discovers the fatal act might not have been an accident.

The episode was rated 7.27 from 130 votes.

Numb3rs - S4E6

#2 - In Security (Season 4 - Episode 6)

Don feels responsible for a life lost. The victim was in the Witness Protection Program, but she wasn't the only one keeping secrets...what is Don hiding?

The episode was rated 7.20 from 122 votes.

Numb3rs - S4E11

#1 - Breaking Point (Season 4 - Episode 11)


Charlie's life is put in danger when Don brings him in on the case of a missing reporter.

The episode was rated 7.18 from 125 votes.

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