Person of Interest: Season 1, Episode 13

Root Cause (2 Feb. 2012)

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Lionel Fusco (credit only)
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Scott Powell
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Pete Matheson
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Leslie Powell
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Michael Delancey
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Mia Powell
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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 »

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The series is set in New York City. In one scene a character goes in to a bathroom and the initals "WC" appear on the sign for the men's room. WC stands for water closet which is used in Canada and not the United States. See more »

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John Reese: You follow up on the hacker?
Harold Finch: She seems to cover her tracks as efficiently as you do. I was able to trace the signal to an address which the FBI received by way of an anonymous tip. Sadly, they were too late. It seems the hacker was using the dorm room of an unsuspecting college student who had been on winter break. I need to determine the damage to my system. I'll contact you when another number comes up.
John Reese: Take care, Finch.
[Reese hangs up. A secure chat opens on Finch's computer]
Root: Hello. FBI paid...
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