Person of Interest: Season 1, Episode 10

Number Crunch (15 Dec. 2011)

TV Episode  -   -  Action | Drama | Mystery
9.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 9.2/10 from 1,420 users  
Reviews: 2 user | 2 critic

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.

Director:

(as Jeffrey Hunt)

Writers:

(created by),
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $1.99 on Amazon Instant Video

Editors' Spotlight

Staff Picks: Favorite Horror Movies

We asked IMDb staffers to provide their favorite horror movies.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 23 titles
created 26 Mar 2012
 
a list of 26 titles
created 06 Jun 2012
 
a list of 23 titles
created 04 Oct 2012
 
a list of 23 titles
created 30 Jan 2013
 
a list of 23 titles
created 6 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Number Crunch" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Number Crunch (15 Dec 2011)

Number Crunch (15 Dec 2011) on IMDb 9.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Person of Interest.
« Previous Episode | 10 of 81 Episodes | Next Episode »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
...
Wendy McNally
...
Congressman Jim Hallen
...
Davis Bannerman
...
Paula Vasquez
...
Dawyne
Lucas Caleb Rooney ...
Diski
...
Hosking
...
Detective Olson
...
...
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

15 December 2011 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Quotes

Congressman Jim Hallen: Do you have a number where you can be reached?
Harold Finch: [Handing him the pen cam] It's written on this. My Plume de Nom, rather than Nom de Plume.
See more »

Soundtracks

When Things Explode
Written by UNKLE
Performed by UNKLE feat. Ian Astbury
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
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!


16 of 18 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Please kill off Root nylentone
Exposition Opening Titles px54
Getting shot in the arm Lincbond442
Finch being friendly with Root HuntingUnicornsForSport
Simon Lee dangitau25
Tonights episode told me three things... shadowjago51111
Discuss Number Crunch (2011) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?