Person of Interest: Season 1, Episode 10

Number Crunch (15 Dec. 2011)

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As Detective Carter deals with the fallout from her recent encounter with Reese and Finch, The Machine ups the ante for the duo by giving them four Social Security numbers instead of one.

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Instead of the usual one, the machine spews out four numbers of seemingly unrelated people: NYU lecturer Claire Ryan, waiter Matt Duggan, hairstylist Wendy McNally and unemployed Paula Vasquez. A grouping of numbers like this generally means to Finch that they are however somehow connected. In tracking the first name on the list, Reese is too late as that person is found dead. As such, Reese believes the best thing to do is for each of himself, Finch and Fusco to follow one of the remaining three apiece to ensure they all stay alive. Some of the three prove to be more elusive than their respective tracker anticipated. In further searching, Reese notices that two have increased their spending of late. And Finch learns that all four were at the scene of a fatal car crash two days earlier. From those two discoveries, Finch and Reese are able to figure out why the four are targeted, but they have to find out who is behind the killings, which seems to have a connection to a congressman and... Written by Huggo

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The book Reese leafs through at Finch's place is 'The Ghost in the Machine' by Arthur Koestler. 'Ghost in the Machine' is a phrase coined by the Oxford philosopher Gilbert Ryle to describe René Descartes' mind-body dualism relationship. In the case of Person of Interest's arc plot, Koestler's book subtly hints that The Machine may be developing a soul, or already has. The soul is famously called 'Ghost in the Shell' in the Japanese manga and anime classic by Shirow Masamune. See more »

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Harold Finch: Careful what you look for Mr. Reese, you might find it.
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It finally happened
16 December 2011 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

This episode is one of the best so far, if not THE best. It had a great story and we got to know more about John Reese's past. Since the first couple of episodes, I have been waiting for a continuing story instead of episodes with singe stories which were (almost) not connected in any way. Now we get to know more about the characters, what happened to them and we can get a good, breathtaking and deep story that will make you watch every single episode while sitting on the edge of your seat.

Of course, this episode also had a single story as the other episodes. And as always, it was great. The actors were great and once you begin to watch this episode, you will not find rest until it is finished.

I cannot wait to see what will happen next!


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