Charlie attempts to start a relationship with Amita once more, though her job offer at Harvard University strains this possibility and makes him distraught for some time. Pressures from their colleagues over the inappropriateness of the relationship nearly cost them, but by the middle of the third season their romantic involvement stabilizes and they have grown considerably closer. However, once the strike ended, CBS announced the show's return April 4, 2008, with six episodes. He could multiply four-digit numbers in his head when he was three years old and was working with special teachers at four years old. Offer redeemable at Simon & Schuster's ebook fulfillment partner. Amita says to Larry, "[Charlie] has never dreamt of something he couldn't reach, so he has no idea what it is like to want something he is not able to get. Coming Full Circle: Numb3rs the final season, The women of Numb3rs, Pixel Perfect:the digital cinematography of Numb3rs, Production Photo Gallery, This page was last edited on 27 October 2020, at 20:19. The issue was skirted throughout the episode, as the two were waiting until Amita officially received permission from her parents. Charlie and his colleagues are troubled by Dr. Mildred Finch, the newly appointed chair of the CalSci Physics, Mathematics, and Astronomy Division, whom they learn has begun dating Alan. Charlie is occasionally a little naive when it comes to human behavior, being a child prodigy in the math world. Charlie proposes to her in the Season 5 finale, and they get married in the Season 6 and series finale before they move to Oxford for a year. FBI agent David Sinclair of Don's team even comments that he has never seen two brothers so similar and yet so different. [67], Seasonal rankings (based on average total viewers per episode) of Numb3rs on CBS.[68]. As a child prodigy, Charlie's childhood was unique and most certainly not easy. The episode "Uncertainty Principle" is significant for the backstory it gives on the familial relationships, particularly Charlie's difficulty in dealing with their mother's death from cancer. Late in season five, Charlie moves into a new office. Charlie is described by Larry as egotistical, but he is extremely loyal to his family and friends, doing anything in his power to keep them healthy, safe, and happy. Now 30 years old, Charlie wants to be responsible and take care of his father, but still believes that much of the pressures involving their dad has been put on his shoulders, as Don doesn't seem to have enough time. "[60] (The sigma (∑) stands for summation. He lived in his parent's home but had very little contact with his brother, who was in New Mexico working in Fugitive Recovery at the time. Charlie is easily captivated by a problem presented to him and will work tirelessly to solve it, often staying up long hours in his garage with his chalkboards full of equations. David joined Don's team in the same case that Charlie first got really involved with Don's work, so he really believes and puts faith into Charlie's math. Diane Farr, pregnant for most of the season, left the show for maternity leave in episode 18 ("Democracy"); her character's absence is explained as a special assignment to the Department of Justice. The fifth season premiered on October 3, 2008, and the season finale aired on May 15, 2009. When their mother died, Don was angry with Charlie for hiding in the garage during the last months of her life, and they saw very little of each other. After Amita completes her thesis, she becomes a close friend, colleague, and eventually, after a few false starts, his girlfriend. Alan begins work and dating again, although he struggles with the loss of his wife, and both Charlie and he dream of her. David becomes Don's primary relief supervisor. Charlie and his father worry about Don committing to relationships, and for a time, fear that he had been cheating on Robin Brooks. Recently, Charlie is bothered by his father trying to impose his will on him with maintaining the house, as he is a full tenured professor at one of the most prestigious institutions in the country working on "life-altering" mathematics, i.e., in solving crimes. The idea for Numbers was generated in the late 1990s when Nick Falacci and Cheryl Heuton, the show's creators, attended a lecture given by Bill Nye, a popular science educator. Gabriel Macht was originally cast to portray the character of Don Eppes. However, the more he worked on the team, the less dubious he got, and he quickly began to trust the math, and even started to take some sort of pride in Charlie's work and its accuracy. Season two has several changes to Don's FBI team: Terry Lake is reassigned to Washington and two new members join Don and David Sinclair: Megan Reeves and Colby Granger.