Joey Durban, a just returned veteran of Afghanistan conflict, is the next case for Reese and Finch. On the surface, Joey seems to be just another vet trying to adjust to civilian life, which includes reuniting with his long time girlfriend Pia Moresco and trying to eke out a living working as a doorman at an upscale residential complex. As Reese begins to follow him, Joey seems to have a secret life, which includes a relationship with a single mother. But the larger issue is that Joey works within a band of robbers, who rob a bank while on Reese's watch. Finch is initially confused as the machine only identifies violent crimes, and the robberies Joey has committed has had no violence associated. Reese, however, believes that Joey is the father of the young child and is committing the robberies to support the child and mother. He also believes that one of Joey's associates is the one who is planning on killing Joey. The only way Reese can find out for sure is to infiltrate the gang as ... Written by
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The evidence stolen from police lockup was labeled "Elias M.". This is the first mention of Enrico Colantoni's character who becomes a recurring guest star. See more
Near the beginning of the episode, Reese mentions that Joey had recently returned from a deployment to Afghanistan and that his fiancée, Pia, had waited 6 years for him while he was deployed. Combat deployments last 18 months at the most. See more
I waited for you.
I didn't ask you to.
No. No, you didn't. You just left because you thought you'd get killed over there and that would hurt me. But I think the truth is that it was easier for you to be alone.
That's one of the things you learn over there. In the end we're all alone and no one's coming to save you.