The BEST Episodes of Numb3rs
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Feb 11, 2020
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.
#1 - When Worlds Collide
Season 4 - Episode 18 - Aired May 16, 2008
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.
#2 - Hydra
Season 6 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 23, 2009
The team attempts to find the daughter of a geneticist who they suspect was kidnapped by the unstable mother. However, they become concerned about the case when they find evidence that suggests the young girl was a clone. Meanwhile, Charlie and Amita discuss having kids and Liz reveals a dark secret.
#3 - Primacy
Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 9, 2007
When a man is found dead, the team enters the world of alternate reality gaming. However, their investigation leads to a danger for a loved one.
#4 - Ultimatum
Season 6 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 13, 2009
While tracking down a felon running a heroin ring inside a prison, Agent Ian Edgerton becomes a murder suspect when the informant he meets with ends up dead, sending a desperate Edgerton over the edge when he takes a member of Don's team hostage.
#5 - Tabu
Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 16, 2007
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.
#6 - Jack of All Trades
Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 24, 2008
Don's team helps Agent Bloom, a veteran with the FBI, track down a con man who has eluded Bloom for years. Meanwhile, the final decision on Charlie's clearance is handed down, and it doesn't just affect Charlie. Don's job is on the line as well.
#7 - The Janus List
Season 3 - Episode 24 - Aired May 18, 2007
In the midst of investigating a serious bomb threat, Don and Charlie uncover a secret that could change their lives and the lives of the team forever.
#8 - Atomic No. 33
Season 4 - Episode 16 - Aired May 2, 2008
Don and the team must investigate a religious cult after scores of followers are poisoned.
#9 - Prime Suspect
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 18, 2005
When a five-year-old girl is kidnapped from her birthday party, Don and Terry lead the investigation, but must rely on Charlie's help because the girl's father, Ethan, is also a mathematician. Charlie realizes the kidnapper's motive when Ethan reveals he is close to solving Riemann's Hypothesis, a difficult math problem. If solved, the solution could not only earn him $1 million, but could break the code for internet security and unlock the world's biggest financial secret.
#10 - First Law
Season 5 - Episode 17 - Aired Mar 6, 2009
The team's number one suspect in the death of a scientist is a super computer.
#11 - Shadow Markets
Season 6 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 6, 2009
A shrewd computer hacker cuts the ground from up under an undercover sting operation to bag a cyber crime lord. His actions trigger a turf war putting his life in peril.
#12 - Checkmate
Season 4 - Episode 14 - Aired Apr 11, 2008
Don runs into Robin Brooks during an investigation concerning informants and a chess master.
#13 - One Hour
Season 3 - Episode 17 - Aired Feb 23, 2007
Don talks to his therapist again, and while he's gone, the team races to find an eleven year-old boy being held on a $3 million ransom, and time is running out...
#14 - Jacked
Season 5 - Episode 12 - Aired Jan 16, 2009
Don and his team must race to save the hostages being held on a hijacked bus.
#15 - Pilot
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 23, 2005
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.
#16 - Old Soldiers
Season 6 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 4, 2009
When the team foils a robbery of an armored car full of Federal Reserve money and recover bills that trace back to the infamous D.B. Cooper heist, they call on Agent Roger Bloom, who worked on the Cooper case, for help with the investigation. Henry Winkler returns as former FBI Agent Roger Bloom, and Michael Hogan, the uncle of the slain armored car driver and a key player in the investigation.
#17 - Con Job
Season 6 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 20, 2009
Charlie and Don reluctantly enlist the help of imprisoned con man John Buckley to help them catch a crook who's using Buckley's M.O. to rob the Diamond Exchange..
#18 - Power
Season 4 - Episode 12 - Aired Jan 18, 2008
A bad case becomes worse when Don and the team must pursue a police officer believed to have committed unspeakable crimes.
#19 - Pay to Play
Season 4 - Episode 17 - Aired May 9, 2008
When a musician is murdered, Don and his team must race to find the culprits. They need Charlie's help, but he is busy with Amita's parents coming for a visit.
#20 - Charlie Don't Surf
Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 14, 2008
One of Don and Charlie's friends dies in what is deemed an accident. Not convinced, the brothers investigate further and uncover something shocking.
#21 - Blackout
Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 3, 2006
Blackouts leave Los Angeles in the dark. Don must work with his entire team to figure out if the power outages are a catastrophic accident or the sinister plot of terrorists.
#22 - Graphic
Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 23, 2007
The team investigates the theft of a graphic comic book.
#23 - Trust Metric
Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 28, 2007
After the events of "The Janus List," Colby escapes from custody. Don and the team go after him, but everything may not be as it seems.
#24 - Angels and Devils
Season 5 - Episode 23 - Aired May 15, 2009
When Amita is abducted, Don and the team’s frantic search for her leads them to the delusional head of a cult, but it is up to a distraught Charlie to discover what the suspect’s bizarre plans for her are.
#25 - Democracy
Season 3 - Episode 18 - Aired Mar 9, 2007
Several area murders seem to be tied to voter fraud. Don, Charlie, and the team must find the killers before they strike again.