Episode Name: Angels and Devils
Episode No: 23
Air Date: May 15, 2009
How ironic is this? On the same weekend that the Ron Howard and Dan Brown film Angel and Demons debuts, Numb3rs’ exciting season finale, called Angels and Devils airs! In this exciting season 5 finale episode, Amita (Navi Rawat) is kidnapped, and Charlie (David Krumholtz) puts aside his feelings to help find her. It seems that in the eyes of the Eppes brothers, there’s no such thing as being too close to a case. Check out the the short video preview above and catch up on the review of the Season finale.
Numb3rs creators pulled out all the stops on this one. James Callis of Battlestar Galactica fame (Dr. Gaius Baltar) stars as a sociopath named Mason Duryea, the prime suspect in this case. Sarah Drew of CW’s Everwood fame stars as Piper, a devoted follower of Duryea. (Remember she portrayed that shy young thing named Hannah Rogers in Everwood?) Lou Diamond Philips returns as Agent Ian Edgerton.
I’ve decided that British actor James Callis is a master of voices. He passes as Southerner quite nicely (Ok maybe not a Southerner from Georgia but he does well all the same. Maybe a Missouri southerner?).
Agent Edgerton does that thing again in which he manages to appear out of nowhere, and rather quietly. Guess that’s a good skill to have if you are master sniper. I’m ready to call him ninja at this point.
Duryea is a genius cult-figure, charismatic in the all the right ways to runaways and wayward girls. Those who are held by his sway become a part of his girl gang…called The Tribe, and for them, kidnapping Amita was no coincidence.
While under duress, Amita finds a unique way to contact Charlie and the team (the only way a genius girl math nerd could…). Overall, the episode was awesome, but it felt a little understated for a season finale(?)
In the end, Nikki and Edgerton end up going out after work, and Alan does a great job of summing up the season. Don mentions some spiritual elements he experienced, and Charlie ends up asking someone a very important question. By the way, if you missed this season finale, you can check it out online for free over at CBS video.