After a scrape with a few hot-heads on the subway, homeless man and former government agent John Reese is offered a job by the somewhat secretive Mr. Finch. After 9/11, Finch developed a computer program that would sift enormous amounts of information, looking for patterns of behavior or activity that would predict another attack. It also provided information about individuals who could be in danger. Finch wants to do something about those people. The first on his list is Diane Hanson, an Assistant District Attorney currently working on a major prosecution. Reese agrees to help out and begins by watching her. It all leads to an unexpected conclusion. Written by
Through most of the episode Reese has a bandage on his right hand. In the court house while he talks to Finch, the bandage is on his left hand. Then it's back on his right for the rest of the episode. See more »
Where's the machine now?
What, the drives? Who knows? Government facility somewhere. But the machine?
[Looks at a nearby camera]
The machine is everywhere. Watching us with 10,000 eyes. Listening with a million ears.
You gave yourself a way to communicate with it?
I was building the government a tool of unimaginable power. I thought maybe an off switch would come in handy. So I built myself a back door into it.
To access the irrelevant list.
Just a social security number.If anyone ever found out...
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The title card "Person of Interest" appears only at 12 minutes into the 44-minute episode. See more »
Written by Robert "3D" Del Naja, Grant "Daddy G" Marshall, Andy "Mushroom" Vowles, Horace Andy
Performed by Massive Attack See more »
POI pilot: can't much better than justice generally triumphant. It's like the Equalizer meets Burn Notice meets Human Target meets Jack Bauer (but on a local scale) and a hero with Jack Bauer capabilities. Reese, a tortured soul with no family or friends, meets out justice with most of the good people getting saved, some evil guys becoming deliciously dead, others getting non-lethally shot in the leg, and living evils going to jail. Reese does as penance for all of the rough things that he did in his prior CIA/spy employment. The plot twists were involved and unexpected. POI is entertaining and cool. If you enjoy justice/good prevailing, bad guys getting their comeuppance, & the indigent/helpless saved (I do), POI is worth watching.
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