Numb3rs: Season 3
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Season 3 also fleshes out the characters. The competitive brothers express newfound respect for each other ("It's amazing how you see things," Don tells Charlie at one point). Charlie and Amita (Navi Rawat), who has accepted a position at the university to teach and do research, attempt to take their budding romantic relationship to the next level. Megan and Larry also become a couple. And in the thrilling and suspenseful season finale, "The Janus List," there is a startling revelation about one of the members on Don's team. Among the notable guest stars include Lou Diamond Phillips, reprising his role as Agent Edgerton, who is willing to cross ethical lines that Don is not. In the episode "Provenance," Gena Rowlands gives a heartbreaking performance as a woman whose family was decimated by the Holocaust. Add such extras as selected episode commentaries, bloopers, and an entertaining set tour with Krumholtz, Morrow, and Judd Hirsch, who helps to anchor the series as Don and Charlie's father, and you have a season whose DVD release is a "special equation." --Donald Liebenson
- All 24 episodes from the third season on 6 discs
- Crunching NUMB3RS: Season 3
- Eppes Central
- Blooper Reel
- Set House Tour
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The series is produced by Tony Scott (Top Gun, True Romance) and Ridley Scott (Alien, Blade Runner). It was created by husband and wife team Nicholas Falacci and Cheryl Heuton, who still contribute many of the scripts. With this many families involved in the series, it's no wonder relationships feature at the core of the show every week.
The general conceit of the series is that the FBI uses mathematicians and math to solve crimes and catch criminals. When I first saw the series advertised, I was interested in David Krumholtz (University professor Charlie Eppes) and Rob Morrow (FBI Special Agent-in-Charge Don Eppes). Krumholtz has been in movies and television since he was a kid, and Morrow was a centerpiece in the outstanding Northern Exposure.
I tuned in that first season not really knowing what to expect. Then I was completely blown away by the layered plots and introduction of mathematical concepts that made me wish I'd at least picked up a minor in math while cruising through college collecting the bits and pieces of my Bachelor of Arts in English.
But at the heart of this series are the relationships between the characters. As brothers, Charlie and Don are immediately and irrevocably as different as siblings can be. Charlie is a certified genius and Don is a hard-edged, no-nonsense FBI team leader. They fight and argue and strive to understand each other, and viewers are as gripped by the mysteries of their relationship as they are the cases the FBI works on.Read more ›
In Season Three, the series shows the same quality writing as in its previous two seasons, but introduces new characters and develops the personal lives of the Eppes brothers a bit more, portraying their conflicts, misunderstandings with friends, romantic relationships, and personal and professional struggles.
Some of the mathematical concepts Charlie uses this season include randomness, sabermetrics, probability, and the game concept theory of tit-for-tat, and his mathematical tips help Don and the FBI investigate and solve situations dealing with murder, robbery, blackouts, sinkholes, polygamy, kidnapping, terrorism, a plane crash, and an assassination. Alan Eppes (Judd Hirsch), the father of Don and Charlie, even helps out in a couple of the cases in this season.
The season ends with a shocking season finale, and this DVD set contains several special features, including a tour of the set house. Some series fall off after the first couple of seasons, but "Numb3rs" certainly did not--those who enjoyed the first two seasons will enjoy this one just as much.
Enjoy this one because from the looks of it Rob Morrow, David Krumholtz, Judd Hirsch and the rest of the gang are in for heck of a ride in Season 4.
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Wonderful ensemble acting with witty writing and thoughtful character development.Published 4 hours ago by John Coliton
I really like this show. Good murder mysteries. Love the characters.Published 9 days ago by Kelly O.
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