As Finch managed to get Reese away with Carter's help following Snow's directed shooting of Reese, Snow begins openly to tail Carter believing she was the reason Reese managed to escape. As Carter follows a lead as to Finch's identity and whereabouts, Finch, believing now that he can trust Carter to a certain extent, provides her a small glimpse in answer to her comment, "I need to know what you do." Meanwhile, Finch manages to get Reese, who was shot in the chest, some underground but expert medical attention. As Reese recuperates, he and Finch trade places on their next case, where Reese is behind the computer and Finch does the legwork. That case is of Ernie Trask, the superintendent of the apartment building where Reese is convalescing. Because of Trask's seemingly all consuming work, they believe the incident with which he will be involved concerns one or some of the building's tenants. Since he recently bought an untraceable handgun, they assume he will be the perpetrator. They ... Written by
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Along with several visual elements that make an homage to Rear Window
(1954) (such as Reese being confined to a wheelchair, the suspected villain digging in a rose garden, the use of a camera to observe neighbors), the character of John Reese leases the apartment using the name "Mr. Hayes". John Michael Hayes
wrote the screenplay for "Rear Window". See more
In the scene where Finch takes Reese to the doctor just as he goes to dump money on table you can see the legs of someone leaning against the wall. See more
So I guess the number panned out?
What I need you to explain to me is... how? How did some damn computer program spot a traitor when federal agents couldn't?
Honestly? Not a clue. The machine will deliver actionable intelligence in time to thwart any threat to national security, but its operating system is a black box.
And if we want to direct this machine at a specific target?
No need. It already watches every target.
You're asking us to take a lot on faith here, Nathan. A piece of software we...
References Rear Window