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
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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
[Watching Charlie Burton
What's his story, Finch?
He's a high school history teacher working in the Brighton Beach school district. Lives alone, never married - not much to go on.
Well, maybe a student's after him. You know, teaching can be a dangerous profession.
Yes, I imagine espionage is a much safer choice.
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