History Series / NUMB3RS

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.
21st Aug '15 9:14:25 AM kaherbert
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* ContentWarnings: Season 5 Episode 8 Thirty-Six hours deals with a train derailment. It was written and filmed before the tragic Metrolink crash in Chatsworth, CA but was shown after. David Krumholtz gives a content warning that establishes the episode was written and filmed before the tragedy and gives a warning so those who might find the story disturbing can make an informed decision.
7th Aug '15 7:59:36 PM Aspie
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* RealityEnsues: In the ''pilot episode'', no less: Charlie uses his mathematical skills to determine the general area where a serial killer lives based on the locations of his murders, but the FBI fails to find a single viable suspect in the target area. When the FBI finally catches the guy, it turns out that he ''used to'' live in the target area, but had moved away prior to the beginning of the episode. No matter how good your math is, there will always be some variables that you can't account for.
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