In an on-going case, Reese accompanies Carter when mob boss and Elias' father Gianni Moretti is released from prison. Carter wants to offer Moretti police protection as they are all aware that Elias is out to kill him. Regardless, Finch has another number in hand, the number only issued two months earlier to a Leila Smith. He surmises that Leila is either a recent immigrant or obtained the number through identity fraud. Finch is wrong on both counts: Leila is a six-month old safe haven baby whose parents are unknown, and who obtained her social security number through one of the attending nurses at the medical clinic where she is currently residing. That nurse wanted Leila to have an identity despite her situation. Reese and Finch track down who they believe is Leila's single mother, but the identity of the father requires further investigation. They believe the father has to do with recent sizable donations to the medical clinic, which they learn was made by Petrosian Construction, a... Written by
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Finch uses the name "Dr. Tillman" at the hospital. Dr. Megan Tillman was a previous number Finch and Reese received in the episode Cura Te Ipsum (1x04). See more
After the shootout at the handover to the Mexicans, when Reese is carrying Baby Leila away, the crying baby sound has been dubbed over the visuals. There's a small moment where you can see the baby's mouth is closed. See more
Leila's a safe-haven baby. Dr. Adalian himself found her outside the clinic.
So who applied for her social security number?
That was me. I wanted to be sure the state knew who Leila was, even if her own parents didn't care. Normally she'd be given up for adoption by now, but she had medical issues like her bronchitis. She'll find a home soon.
Thank you, nurse.
[Nurse leaves. Harold looks at the baby, the most recent number
Hello, Leila. Now who in the world would want to hurt you?