Reese is dismayed to learn that the next number that the machine dispenses is someone that he respects and admires: Detective Carter. In the process, he and Finch learn more about her, including that she is a single mother and a war veteran. They are however unaware of how her military life has affected her police work. As a principled and clean cop, Carter has many enemies, both inside and outside the force. Reese and Finch believe that the attempt on her life that the machine sees will come from one of three sources. The first is the current primary case on which she is working, where one of her snitches, a young black man named Ronny Middleton, is gunned down in a drive-by, with the suspected killer being a gun runner by the name of Hector Alvarez. The second is the chronic domestic abuse case of Mr. and Mrs. Kovach, the latter who, at the last minute, always comes to her husband's defense. Carter is worried that Mrs. Kovach won't be able to defend him the next time he beats her ... Written by
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Carter's given name of Jocelyn, or Joss, is revealed. See more
In the flashback sequence of Carter as an Army Intelligence Officer, she is seen wearing lieutenant's bars on both the left and right side of her collar on a Battle Dress Uniform. On that uniform, Army officers wore their rank insignia on the right side of the collar and their branch insignia (in Carter's case, Military Intelligence) on the left. See more
Is everything okay, Mr. Reese?
We got into this to stop bad things from happening to good people. Carter's been doing that her whole life. She's not just another number, Finch. Some people the world can't afford to lose.
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