Numb3rs: Season 5


# Air Date Title
1 Oct 03

High Exposure

Two rock climbers in possession of a large stolen diamond are killed, and Don and the team hunt for the murderers; Charlie considers whether he should have his 2

Oct 10

The Decoy Effect

The team investigates an increase in ATM kidnappings when a woman who was abducted and forced to withdraw money is murdered; Charlie meets the investi…

3 Oct 17


When eight people, including two police officers, are gunned down in a coffee shop, Don and his team uncover a trail of blackmail, corruption and romance; McGowan expands his i…

4 Oct 24

Jack of All Trades

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 Char…

5 Oct 31

Scan Man

The team investigates a crew stealing high-end goods from a shipping service; Don questions his faith in the FBI when one of his men is killed on duty…

6 Nov 07

Magic Show

Don and the team investigate when a magician mysteriously vanishes during an illusion.

7 Nov 14

Charlie Don't Surf

One of Don and Charlie’s friends dies in what is deemed an accident. Not convinced, the brothers investigate further and uncover something shocking.

8 Nov 21

Thirty-Six Hours

When a passenger train collides with a freight train David (Alimi Ballard), Don, and Colby are called in to help rescue survivors and to investigate the cause of the crash

9 Dec 05

Conspiracy Theory

The team sifts through various rumors about a controversial charity organization to find the guilty party after its office building is bombed.

10 Dec 19


Charlie is forced to turn to his arch rival for help when a vigilante group goes after a career criminal.

11 Jan 09

Arrow of Time

Don turns to his newly found religious beliefs when he is forced to deal with an escaped criminal who is bent on seeking revenge.

12 Jan 16


Don and his team must race to save the hostages being held on a hijacked bus.

13 Jan 23

Trouble in Chinatown

A feud between Chinese gangs leads to the kidnapping of an undercover agent and the reappearance of Samuel Kraft.

14 Feb 06


The team searches for a pair of limited edition sneakers after they are stolen from a foreign ambassador.

15 Feb 13

Guilt Trip

When a case against a weapons smuggler falls apart, the team takes a closer look at the jury that heard the case, searching for signs of jury tampering.

16 Feb 27

Cover Me

Charlie puts together a plan to stop a dangerous drug from hitting the streets of LA. Will his plan work? Or will it cost the life of one of Don’s agents?

17 Mar 06

First Law

The team’s number one suspect in the death of a scientist is a super computer.

18 Mar 13

12:01 AM

The team gets a last minute tip that could exonerate a dangerous mob boss who is about to be executed; Charlie tries to help the CalSci basketball team break their losing strea…

19 Apr 10

Animal Rites

The investigation into a professor’s death takes a dangerous turn when the team finds their lead suspect has ties to a radical animal rights group.

20 Apr 24

The Fifth Man

Don’s life hangs in the balance after he is injured during a raid while investigating a series of home invasions.

21 May 01


Feeling guilty over the stabbing, Charlie puts his attention on finding a serial killer using math theories to help the team solve the case before another life is taken.

22 May 08

Greatest Hits

Don and the team are sent to look into a series of bank robberies and soon name former FBI Agent Roger Bloom as their lead suspect.

23 May 15

Angels and Devils

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…

About Numb3rs

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.