Numb3rs

Numb3rs (2005)

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Prime Suspect - S1-E5

Visible crew/equipment: After Charlie comes up with the idea of creating a false master key and designing the lock that it opens, when it cuts to them back at the office the yellow T-mark can be seen on the floor by David's foot.

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Pilot - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When Charlie explains that his map was generated by an equation he writes the equation in abbreviated form on the whiteboard, and also when he writes the equation for the probability of winning the lottery, in following shots the handwriting changes and some of it vanishes and reappears.

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Pilot - S1-E1

Visible crew/equipment: When Don talks to David about his priorities and the importance of finding Rachel Abbott's car, right after David tells him that the car is not turning up, the reflection of the moving boom pole and mic can be seen on the glass door.

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Pilot - S1-E1

Visible crew/equipment: After Charlie tells Alan that he and Amita have a lot of work to do and that Alan's hovering over them, when Alan walks away from the table we can see the actor's tape marks on the floor where he had been standing, and also more blocking tape on the rug and kitchen floor.

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Pilot - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: While Don's at the parking garage with Rachel Abbott's car he realises that the killer had been watching Karen Silber's house, and when they rush off to her house there are white security bars on the windows and front door in the long shot and also later in the news footage, but when they're at her house none of those bars exist and the shrubbery also differs.

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All's Fair - S2-E18

Revealing mistake: In the scene where Don and the FBI crew is investigating the body of the Iranian victim, a split second closeup on the head of the Iranian woman shows she is breathing even though she's been dead for an hour already. (00:04:00)

Michael David Noble Pascual

Sabotage - S1-E6

Character mistake: In the epilogue, Charlie illustrates the relationship of mathematics to real life by discussing the golden ratio and its presence in a host of real-life situations, including the shape of a nautilus shell and the distribution of petals in a flower. These claims are disputed by some mathematicians (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_ratio#Nature), and the one about the nautilus shell one is untrue (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_spiral#Spirals_in_nature). It's possible Charlie is just repeating what he has read or heard without investigating it for himself, but this is uncharacteristic of him.

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Spree - S3-E1

Revealing mistake: When Crystal sets fire to the meth lab, she flings her lighter in a straight direction towards the front door. But you can see that the fire does not start there: it starts in the middle of the front porch, more than three feet from where her lighter landed.

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Take Out - S3-E14

Continuity mistake: When the two police officers visit the dirty lawyer's place, they find him dead on his bed. In the first shot, there's a pillow next to his left shoulder. In another shot, the pillow is right next to his head.

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Dirty Bomb - S1-E10

Continuity mistake: When Charlie is writing the result of the calculation for the first time he writes "25,600", but when the shot changes he finishes writing "25600", without a comma.

Identity Crisis - S1-E8

Continuity mistake: When Jose Salazar is eventually arrested, he is knocked to the ground, and handcuffed behind his back. However, the next shot shows Jose pushing himself up with his own hands. His hands are then behind his back in the following shot.

Checkmate - S4-E14

Continuity mistake: When Bell is in the car with the female assassin, she pulls out a gun and points it at him. The camera then goes to an outside shot, where you can see the car's side window is already splattered with blood, before we hear the shot and the window shatters.

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End Of Watch - S3-E15

Continuity mistake: When Amita talks to Charlie that she isn't quitting the running of curriculum and he's writing something on the board- he is holding a laptop entering something in it, than camera shows Amita and when it comes back to Charlie- there is nothing on the laptop screen (only black screen). (00:37:10)

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Trivia: Season 4 - Episode 4 "Thirteen"; The episode revolves around a man killing people with the same first names as the thirteen apostles (Mary Magdalene being the 13th), and killing them in a similar fashion in which the apostles died. At one point, Colby and David find a box with a mannequin's head in it. This is a reference to the film Se7en, in which seven people are killed for committing one of the seven deadly sins. The film ends with the main characters finding an actual head in a box.

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Pilot - S1-E1

Question: After explaining why it is illogical to play the lottery, Charlie asks the FBI agent if he ever plays craps. I didn't get the joke. Any help?

Answer: Craps is a casino game where players bet on the outcome of a dice roll. It deals heavily with probabilities and is a favorite of math experts like Charlie. Whatever the odds, though, your chances of winning are much greater than winning the lottery.

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