Reese and Finch's game of cat and mouse with Detective Carter becomes infinitely more complicated when The Machine declares that she is their newest POI.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Hector (as Jason Manuel Olazábal)
Michael Mulheren ...
Jennifer Laura Thompson ...
Edward Kovach (as Charles Flint Beverage)
Mr. Castillo
Sgt. Harris


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 Huggo

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8 December 2011 (USA)  »

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In S1, episode 9, Detective Joss Carter says to Mr. Reese: "I'm not the one who's hiding. Look, you keep playing God, and sooner or later, an innocent person's gonna get hurt. I can't let that happen."

Mr. Reese who is played by Jim Caviezel, portrayed Jesus Christ in "The Passion of the Christ" See more »


In the flashback sequence of Carter as an Army Intelligence Officer, she is seen wearing Chief Warrant Officer 1 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 »


Detective Joss Carter: Where's Yusuf?
Daniels: Yeah, he, uh, didn't make it back. Accidents happen.
Detective Joss Carter: [Scoffs] He trusted me. I gave him my word. I-I promised I'd protect him.
Daniels: You shouldn't make promises you can't keep. Come on, you don't think this guy was innocent, do you?
Detective Joss Carter: e had a family. Don't you care what happens to them?
Daniels: It's not my job to care.
Detective Joss Carter: What is wrong with you? You can't just play God! You don't get to decide who lives and who dies!
Daniels: You want to stand on your high horse, go ahead. But don't expect me and my men to ...
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References Get Carter (1971) See more »


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