Season 1

We all use math every day: to forecast weather, to tell time, to handle money.  We also use math to analyze crime, reveal patterns, predict behavior. Using numbers, we can solve the biggest mysteries we know.

Thirteen episodes (January 2005 – May 2005)

101 Pilot

Everything is numbers … Summary: FBI Special Agent Don Eppes enlists his younger brother, Charlie, a mathematician, to help find a serial rapist. Original air date: January 23, 2005 (US) Written by: Cheryl Heuton, Nick Falacci Directed by: Mick Jackson

102 Uncertainty Principle

 Don’t mistake the ability to predict with the ability to control …  Summary: A series of bank robberies has turned violent and Don’s investigation is crippled when Charlie withdraws into a historically unsolvable math problem, P vs NP Original air date: January 28, 2005 (US) Written by: Cheryl Heuton, Nick Falacci Directed by: Davis Guggenheim

103 Vector

 Like a plant, a virus spreads out … grows so to speak Summary: A lethal virus outbreak in LA, is it bio-terrorism or something even more sinister? Original air date: February 4, 2005 (US) Written by: Jeff Vlaming Directed by:  David Von Ancken

104 Structural Corruption

 A scholar’s research continues to speak long after he’s gone … Summary: Charlie doesn’t believe the death of a CalSci student was suicide and asks Don to investigate; was the boy murdered because of what he knew about the construction of an LA high-rise? Original air date: February 11, 2005 (US) Written by: Liz Friedman …

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105 Prime Suspect

 These ideas … are elegant. Summary: When the five year old daughter of a mathematician is kidnapped, the FBI creates an elaborate trap using Reimann’s Hypothesis to find her. Original air date: February 18, 2005 (US) Written by: Doris Egan Directed by:  Lesli Linka Glatter

106 Sabotage

 Math is nature’s language … Summary: A serial saboteur is leaving cryptic notes at train wrecks to confound the FBI. Original air date: February 25, 2005 Written by:  Liz Friedman Directed by:  Lou Antonio

107 Counterfeit Reality

 It’s more like being able to draw the Mona Lisa free-hand Summary: A counterfeiting case is further complicated by a kidnapping and an old flame of Don’s. Original air date: March 11, 2005  (US) Written by: Andrew Dettman Directed by:  Alex Zakrzewski

108 Identity Crisis

 It’s not math, it’s logic … Summary: The murder of a stock fraud suspect has Don questioning a previous arrest. Original air date: April 1, 2005 (US) Written by: Wendy West Directed by:  Martha Mitchell

109 Sniper Zero

 A sniper is something new, it’s random, malicious … Summary: When four people in the LA area are killed by a sniper, Don calls in a Quantico specialist to help solve the case. Original air date: April 15, 2005 (US) Written by: Ken Sanzel Directed by: J Miller Tobin

110 Dirty Bomb

 We’re talking radiological dispersion … Summary: A cargo of nuclear waste is is hijacked and Don’s team needs to find it before the hijackers detonate it in LA. Original air date: April 22, 2005 (US) Written by: Andrew Dettman Directed by:  Paris Barclay