History YMMV / NUMB3RS

14th May '16 9:41:02 AM Morgenthaler
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* FamilyUnfriendlyAesop: In the "Hydra" episode, when our cast decides that when it comes to child custody, the self-proclaimed rights of a [[spoiler:surrogate mother]] trump anyone else's, including the biological parents, and to hell with the contract she signed and what the court ruled.
** To be fair, they only made that decision after learning that [[spoiler:the biological mother was dead, the biological father was [[OurClonesAreIdentical nonexistent]], the adoptive father and company were blatantly unsuitable while the surrogate mother and the child genuinely cared for each other]].
3rd Mar '16 5:38:25 AM creader
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* FanPreferredCouple: David/Colby. It seems like half of the fandom ships these two.
** {{Lampshaded}} jokingly by both characters in episodes in the fifth and sixth season. Especially in the sixth season, specifically the episode about the dating bet with Agent Betancourt and in the series finale.
* GambitRoulette: In several episodes the criminals appear to use this. A notable case is the episode which centers around a dirty bomb threat somewhere in LA, which turns out to be fake; the actual point of the threat was to trigger the evacuation of the immediate area, so the crooks could break into a vault without interference. However, the plan requires that the FBI evacuate the right area, which was not revealed by the "terrorists" and which is only determined at the last minute through extreme deductive skill (and nearly incorrectly anyway). Had the FBI guessed wrong, the plan would have failed. Especially since Charlie very nearly did choose the wrong location.
** While similar to the plan in ''Film/DieHardWithAVengeance'' in that movie the criminals were smart enough to call in the threat to force the evacuation ahead of time instead of relying on the police to figure out the bomb threat with very little actual evidence.

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* FanPreferredCouple: David/Colby. It seems like half of the fandom ships these two.
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two. {{Lampshaded}} jokingly by both characters in episodes in the fifth and sixth season. Especially in the sixth season, specifically the episode about the dating bet with Agent Betancourt and in the series finale.
* GambitRoulette: In several episodes the criminals appear to use this. A notable case is the episode which centers around a dirty bomb threat somewhere in LA, which turns out to be fake; the actual point of the threat was to trigger the evacuation of the immediate area, so the crooks could break into a vault without interference. However, the plan requires that the FBI evacuate the right area, which was not revealed by the "terrorists" and which is only determined at the last minute through extreme deductive skill (and nearly incorrectly anyway). Had the FBI guessed wrong, the plan would have failed. Especially since Charlie very nearly did choose the wrong location.
** While similar to the plan in ''Film/DieHardWithAVengeance'' in that movie the criminals were smart enough to call in the threat to force the evacuation ahead of time instead of relying on the police to figure out the bomb threat with very little actual evidence.
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* MeaningfulName: "Amita" (Hindi अमित, amit) means "limitless". Quite appropriate for a mathematician. Her last name too is distinctive, Ramanujan is the name of a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Srinivasa_Ramanujan famous Indian mathematician.]]
5th Feb '16 4:06:27 PM jormis29
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* EnsembleDarkhorse: Oswald Kittner ([[{{Undeclared}} Jay]] [[WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon Baruchel]]), a fantasy baseball player from "Hardball," was originally going to be another oneshot before fan reaction caused the creators to call him back for "Democracy."

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* EnsembleDarkhorse: Oswald Kittner ([[{{Undeclared}} ([[Series/{{Undeclared}} Jay]] [[WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon Baruchel]]), a fantasy baseball player from "Hardball," was originally going to be another oneshot before fan reaction caused the creators to call him back for "Democracy."
27th Oct '14 7:41:09 AM bluehedgehogjunkie
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* SeasonalRot: In general, the mathematics underwriting the solutions is sound, and explained in such a way as to remain at least a little accessible to viewers. During seasons 1 to 2, the writers were fairly good at keeping each episode theme-focused to illustrate a few related concepts or particular branch of mathematics, allowing them to give the math at least some decent coverage in depth. Unfortunately, as episode number climbed (especially in Season 4), the math degenerated into magical solution generators. The creators gave the series a minor retool around the midpoint of Season 5, now the math has been mostly relegated to a side show, and more personal drama are being pushed in front; most of the episodes in season 6 feature almost no math at all.
21st Feb '14 2:30:04 AM fdsa1234567890
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** While similar to the plan in ''Film/DieHardWithAVengance'' in that movie the criminals were smart enough to call in the threat to force the evacuation ahead of time instead of relying on the police to figure out the bomb threat with very little actual evidence.

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** While similar to the plan in ''Film/DieHardWithAVengance'' ''Film/DieHardWithAVengeance'' in that movie the criminals were smart enough to call in the threat to force the evacuation ahead of time instead of relying on the police to figure out the bomb threat with very little actual evidence.
21st Feb '14 2:29:14 AM fdsa1234567890
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* GambitRoulette: In several episodes the criminals appear to use this. A notable case is the episode which centers around a dirty bomb threat somewhere in LA, which turns out to be fake; the actual point of the threat was to trigger the evacuation of the immediate area, so the crooks could break into a vault without interference. However, the plan requires that the FBI evacuate the right area, which was not revealed by the "terrorists" and which is only determined at the last minute through extreme deductive skill (and nearly incorrectly anyway). Had the FBI guessed wrong, the plan would have failed. Especially since Charlie very nearly did choose the wrong location.
** While similar to the plan in ''Film/DieHardWithAVengance'' in that movie the criminals were smart enough to call in the threat to force the evacuation ahead of time instead of relying on the police to figure out the bomb threat with very little actual evidence.
29th Dec '13 2:26:13 AM fdsa1234567890
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* MeaningfulName: "Amita" (Hindi अमित, amit) means "limitless". Quite appropriate for a mathematician.

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* MeaningfulName: "Amita" (Hindi अमित, amit) means "limitless". Quite appropriate for a mathematician. Her last name too is distinctive, Ramanujan is the name of a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Srinivasa_Ramanujan famous Indian mathematician.]]
27th Sep '13 8:01:58 AM shokoshu
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* MeaningfulName: "Amita" (Hindi अमित, amit) means "limitless". Quite appropriate for a mathematician.
10th Sep '13 4:22:02 AM Austin
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* MrFanservice: Charlie and Colby. While the former appeals to fans of cuter {{Pretty Boy}}s and the latter to fans of {{Hunk}}s. The producers are clearly aware of Charlie's attractiveness, exploit it and [[TheWoobie often makes him emote]] and Colby has his own fair share of angst particularly when it comes to the army. Colby also has a thing for getting into the water and let's not forget the HoYay.
* StealthPun: Possibly the name Eppes constitutes one. Amita: "Charlie, wonderful news! You are now father of an...[[spoiler: Eppesilon!" (DontExplainTheJoke mode: Famous mathematician Erdös was known for calling children Epsilons. It's derived from the letter epsilon being standard use for the arbitrarily small quantity in the definition for the continuity of a function.)]]
22nd Jul '13 5:02:34 AM PsychoFreaX
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* MrFanservice: Charlie and Colby. While the former appeals to fans of cuter {{Pretty Boy}}s and the latter to fans of {{Hunk}}s. The producers are clearly aware of Charlie's attractiveness and [[TheWoobie often makes him emote]] and Colby has his own fair share of angst particularly when it comes to the army. Colby also has a thing for getting into the water and let's not forget the HoYay.

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* MrFanservice: Charlie and Colby. While the former appeals to fans of cuter {{Pretty Boy}}s and the latter to fans of {{Hunk}}s. The producers are clearly aware of Charlie's attractiveness attractiveness, exploit it and [[TheWoobie often makes him emote]] and Colby has his own fair share of angst particularly when it comes to the army. Colby also has a thing for getting into the water and let's not forget the HoYay.
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