History Series / NUMB3RS

4th Feb '18 5:25:54 PM td1989
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** He goes into worse ones in Season Five when Don is stabbed and three episodes later Amita is kidnapped.
10th Oct '17 7:08:34 AM euan112358
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* AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs: Season 2 episode "Rampage" starts with a man charging into the FBI office and start shooting, almost catching Charlie in the crossfire.



* DisproportionateRetribution: [[spoiler:The kindly rec center owner who set off more than a half-dozen "chain reaction" gang shootings after a stray bullet killed his daughter, resulting in the deaths of ''hundreds'' of people, including innocent bystanders and children. Unsurprisingly, he's DrivenToSuicide]].

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* DisproportionateRetribution: [[spoiler:The kindly rec center owner who set off more than a half-dozen "chain reaction" gang shootings after a stray bullet killed his daughter, son, resulting in the deaths of ''hundreds'' of people, including innocent bystanders and children. Unsurprisingly, he's DrivenToSuicide]].



* KickTheSonOfABitch: "Rampage" starts with the team working on a pedophile case with the suspect in interrogation, Said pedophile becomes a victim of collateral damage when someone else bursts into the office and starts shooting up the place.
* KnightTemplar: Several.
** [[spoiler: The man who lost his son to gang violence, and starts setting off "shooting chains" to cause as many gang member casualties as possible.]]
** [[spoiler: The woman who had her husband molest their daughter, and starts tracking down other pedophiles to torture them, get their confessions, and then murder them.]]
** [[spoiler: The man who was a victim of a hit-and-run that went cold, who started assaulting every person he sees responsible for road danger.]]



* TemptingFate: When David and Colby corner a gun-wielding suspect in a garage that was recently used to make bombs:
--> '''David:''' Sir, you're in a bomb lab! Now you know better than-
--> '''[[TooDumbToLive Suspect]]:''' AAAAHHH! ''[[InstantlyProvenWrong (Pulls the trigger)]]''
--> '''*BOOM*'''
--> '''Colby:''' ...apparently not.



* VirtualDangerDenial: A PlayfulHacker cheerfully pisses off a number of powerful agencies online, legal and illegal, and is in total denial that they could come after him in real life.

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* VirtualDangerDenial: A PlayfulHacker cheerfully pisses off a number of powerful agencies online, legal and illegal, and is in total denial that they could come after him in real life. [[spoiler: At least until it gets one of his loved ones killed.]]
5th Aug '17 2:53:31 PM Lullaby22
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* RememberTheNewGuy: Colby and Megan are introduced in Season 2 with little fanfare or even proper character introductions. They're simply dropped into the team like it's no big deal. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]], as the FBI is a large bureaucratic organization and these sorts of personnel changes are probably so commonplace as to really not be that big a deal.
5th Aug '17 1:45:49 PM Lullaby22
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* GameOfNerds: Dr. Fleinhardt is a Dodgers fan.

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* GameOfNerds: GameOfNerds:
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Dr. Fleinhardt is a Dodgers fan.


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** Charlie is also somewhat implied to be a fan, as he calls it "the most statistically driven sport in the world" with a note of pride in "Sacrifice" [[note]]An episode which initially appeared to revolve around the use of sabermetrics in baseball before being revealed to be about something much more serious.[[/note]] and chuckles in agreement when Alan jokes that you don't need statistics to predict that The Dodgers aren't going to win the pennant that year.
3rd Aug '17 9:21:32 PM Lullaby22
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* ContrivedCoincidence: In "Vector", the FBI is called in by the CDC to help investigate a viral outbreak (given the possibility that it may have been an act of bioterrorism). Don wants to bring Charlie, but the CDC insists on using their own mathematical consultant who has the proper clearance. Naturally, the CDC consultant turns out to be Charlie.
16th Dec '16 6:57:26 PM euan112358
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* ThisLooksLikeAJobForAquaman: Alan sometimes offers his insight on a few of Don's cases, usually relating to his old profession as a city planner.
7th Sep '16 3:37:47 PM JJHIL325
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* MurderDotCom: "Killer Chat".

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* MurderDotCom: "Killer Chat".Chat"; the case is about a KnightTemplar serial killer who targets child molesters and finds victims by posing as a teenage girl online.
16th Jan '16 2:21:22 PM Anddrix
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* ViewersAreMorons: Okay true, there are cases where really sophisticated math are used in the show. "Self Organized Criticality" and "Cake Cutting Algorithm" are some major examples and most people would require analogies to understand them. But the analogies don't stop there. The producers pretty much use analogies for everything that would even be common sense. Even a simple task such as trial and error.
8th Sep '15 11:33:47 AM JMQwilleran
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-->'''Sinclair''': It's a lot different when they're shooting back, okay?
7th Sep '15 9:31:06 PM JMQwilleran
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* BavarianFireDrill: The fifth season's "Jack of All Trades" features a criminal who is basically a master of this. He can fake his way into any job simply by turning up the charm. When he's finally captured for the first time, he escapes from jail by pretending to be an attorney.
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