12:01 AM is the eighteenth episode of the fifth season. It was released on 13 March 2009.

Charlie is distracted from applying math to his first basketball-coaching job (a role he reluctantly shares with Larry) when a psychiatrist calls out of the blue, claiming to have evidence that clears a death-row inmate, leaving Charlie and the FBI team very little time to ensure real justice occurs.


  • This comes from the modern convention that the condemned is executed just after midnight, as a new day starts, rather than the historical tendency for an early morning public event.