Person of Interest: Season 1, Episode 7

Witness (3 Nov. 2011)

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The Machine identifies a school teacher who witnessed a mob hit as their next POI and Reese and Finch rush to save his life.

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Carter, her team (including Fusco) and the organized crime unit are investigating what they know is an execution murder of a mob leader named Benny D'Agostino in a bodega in the Russian mob ruled area of Brighton Beach. The murder was the retaliation hit by the Russian mob on a rival mob infiltrating Brighton Beach, that rival mob led by an unknown man named Elias. D'Agostino was one of Elias' underlings. On the surveillance recording, Carter notices that there was a witness in the bodega who vanished after the shooting. Reese, who gets a call from Fusco about Reese possibly helping to identify and find this missing witness, is one step ahead of Fusco in that he knows that his and Finch's latest case is that witness, a dedicated local schoolteacher named Charlie Burton. As Reese approaches Burton, he knows that the Russian mob are after Burton for being a witness. Reese convinces Burton to go on the run with him to try and get out of the neighborhood. While the Russian mob are in ... Written by Huggo

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The episode starts with a mob killing in a neighborhood bodega (or grocery). The name of the victim? Benny D'Agostino. D'Agostino is the name of a famous local chain of neighborhood grocery stores located almost exclusively in Manhattan (13 stores) with only one store outside of NYC. See more »

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Charlie Burton: So how did you wind up doing whatever it is you do, john?
John Reese: It's Complicated. What about you? Did you always want to be a teacher?
Charlie Burton: No, it was sort of a career shift. I came to like the kids a lot. A lot of their parents are affiliated with the russian mob, So I try to give them other options.
John Reese: They're lucky to have you.
Charlie Burton: Only the ones that I get out of the life and into college.
John Reese: What about the kids who don't make it?
Charlie Burton: Probably the ones shooting at us.
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probably the best episode so far
5 November 2011 | by (Lithuania) – See all my reviews

Greetings from Lithuania.

"Witness" is probably the best episode of this truly great, realistic and gritty TV show, although i've really liked "Mission Creep" as well. Acting here is strong as always and Jim Caviezel steels the show as always. And this episode is soooo intense, action starts from the first second and keeps going till the end.

And what a great twist at the, didn't really saw that coming.

Really looking forward to the next episode of this extremely good TV show and actually, the best TV show in 2011.Jonathan Nolan and J.J.Abrams have created a truly original show.


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