Person of Interest: Season 1, Episode 13

Root Cause (2 Feb. 2012)

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Lionel Fusco (credit only)
Scott Powell
Pete Matheson
Leslie Powell
Michael Delancey
Dan Ziskie ...
Senator Gene Atkins
Bill Cohen ...
Pawn Broker
Michael Milligan ...
Campaign Supervisor
Erin Kilgore ...
Mia Powell
Casey Predovic ...
Teen Guy


The next number the machine dispenses is that of Scott Powell, who is seemingly undistinguished from the many in the working middle class. He works as a construction projects manager for the city, he is a family man with a wife and two children, and the Powells live a typical suburban middle class lifestyle. But as Finch and Reese dig a little deeper, they find that he was laid off from his job eight months ago which he has not told his wife, he is still unemployed but pretends to go to work every morning, he has maxed out their credit cards, and he has been blogging negatively about Congressman Michael Delancey, whose policies led to the municipal cutbacks which cost Powell his job. As Reese sees a desperate man who has hit rock bottom, he believes that Powell will try to kill Delancey. As Reese and Finch do some more investigating, they do see that Delancey is the probable target, but that there is another more powerful force behind the violent act. That powerful force threatens ... Written by Huggo

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Though her face isn't shown, this is the first appearance of recurring character Root. See more »


When Finch is tracing the Trojan horse of the tracker we see "Accessing network on IP 623.". IP addresses contain 4 number groups, separated by dot ("."). Each number is between 0 and 255. So a valid IP would be for example See more »


Harold Finch: Were you able to convince Mr. Billick to abandon his plan to kill his ex-wife?
John Reese: [Fighting him] I'm working on it, Finch.
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