NUMB3RS 5/12 "Man Hunt" *Spoilers*

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  1. GerryGag

    GerryGag New Member

    Feb 10, 2005
    Hamden, CT


    Does anyone know if they've written Sabrina Lloyd off of this show?

    Her name is still listed in the credits, but she's barely been in the show these past few weeks.

    And it looks like Don might hook-up with that doctor he was trying to protect.


    Speaking of that doctor...

    ...what's up with these people? If an FBI agent came to me and said the man you put behind bars just escaped, I'd accept witness protection in a heartbeat. So what if I lose a few months of my life. It's better than losing the rest of my life. Sometimes the writers of these shows are so stupid!!

  2. JimSpence

    JimSpence Just hangin'

    Sep 19, 2001
    Binghamton, NY
    Check the entry for this episode in TV Tome.
    Sorry to see her go. I wonder if Christina Cox will be seen more often now.
    Also see the main page Show News in TV Tome.
  3. alpacaboy

    alpacaboy Well-Known Member

    Oct 29, 2004
    I'm bummed. She's one of the reasons I first started watching the show. Though I guess they didn't really give her character that much to do. And she's only listed as "with Sabrina Lloyd" in the credits... Tvtome said she auditioned for the starring role in a sitcom, so if she gets that, maybe I'll get more of my Sabrina fix from that. I first noticed her in "Sports Night," so it'll be nice to see her in comedy again.

    Now, all that's left for me is the math guy and John Cage explaining math, probability, physics, ... to Joel and Alex.
  4. Kylep

    Kylep Doomed! (DOOMED!)

    Feb 13, 2003
    Des Moines, IA
    I'm still trying to wrap my head around the two goats and a car thing they did. I know some of the "math" they do is a bit... funky... but he got me wondering with that one.
  5. miscellaneous

    miscellaneous New Member

    Oct 28, 2004


    It wasn't exactly what he said, but the principle is this:

    If you give somebody three doors, they pick one, and you expose one of the other doors as a bad choice, the question is 'will changing your choice make your odds better.' The answer is yes, even though it looks like its a 50-50 shot. It makes more sense if you increase the size of the experiment.

    Take 100 doors. I tell you that $50 is behind one of the doors. Pick one.

    Now I show you 97 of the other doors don't have the money behind them. Is it smarter to change your choice, or is it the same?

    The answer is, the first time you had a 1-in-100 chance of being right, so the odds of you picking the right door are terrible. Now that I've exposed a bunch of the doors, your odds of the remaining choices being the right one is 1-in-3. It makes much more sense to change your choice.
  6. alpacaboy

    alpacaboy Well-Known Member

    Oct 29, 2004
    The goat/car thing kind of freaks me out too. But I guess if you enumerate the possibilities, it makes sense. You have three cards: Goat1, Goat2, Car.

    Suppose you first choose Goat1. Since the rule is that Charlie turns over a goat that is not the card you picked, he turns over Goat2. The other card is the Car, so it is in your best interest to switch.

    Suppose you first choose Goat2. Since the rule is that Charlie turns over a goat that is not the card you picked, he turns over Goat1. The other card is the Car, so it is in your best interest to switch.

    Suppose you first choose the Car. Charlie can turn over Goat1 or Goat2. It is bad to switch.

    So in 2/3 cases, you should switch.
    I just figured this explanation out now without increasing the size of the experiment. Still freaks me out though.
  7. WinBear

    WinBear Konner Kringle

    Aug 24, 2000
    Interestingly enough, we once had a huge thread on this very problem over in the Happy Hour.
  8. JAJ

    JAJ New Member

    Oct 28, 2001
    New York...
    This show frustrates me. How did the killer (McDowell?) NOT shoot the doctor as he was running up the stairs. It's not like he's worried about having another murder to his name, he already shot the marshal and he's shooting at Agent Epps. If his *WHOLE* reason to break out of custody was to hunt down the doc, then there's no way he just lets her go without firing a few shots at her.
  9. lordrichter

    lordrichter Registered User

    Jan 10, 2003
    Chapel HIll, NC
    This episode annoyed me at a basic level. The FBI would not be leading the search for an escaped federal prisoner. That would be the role of the U.S. Marshals Service. They were barely mentioned.

    Besides, Tommy Lee Jones does it better. :)
  10. astrohip

    astrohip Well-Known Raconteur TCF Club

    Jan 6, 2003
  11. MauriAnne

    MauriAnne Mostly lurking

    Sep 20, 2002

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