Mr. Reese breaks Finch's code of communicating with the Machine in order to save the new number, Leon, who stole money from some Aryan outlaws. He then convinces the Machine to help him find Finch.



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Reese is feeling at a loss with Finch having been kidnapped by Root aka Caroline Turing, the woman who the machine had identified as a person of interest, but who had set the machine up so that she could find Finch. Reese however does discover that Finch had set the machine up to use him as the contingency if anything were ever to happen to him, although it takes some deciphering on Reese's part to discover how the machine communicates the numbers. Reese hopes that the next number will be for Finch as the next person of interest. That's why Reese is disappointed when he learns that the next number belongs to Leon Tao, an accountant who stole $8 million from gangsters, an arm of the Aryan Nation. With Fusco's assistance, Reese tries to protect himself and Leon while getting Carter to do some legwork on Alicia Corwin's death, which is the primary lead they have on Root and Finch. They are unaware that there are other factions working against them, those faction who are hiding aspects of... Written by Huggo

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27 September 2012 (USA)  »

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First appearance of Leon Tao played by Ken Leung. See more »


When Reese and Tao are on the corner and Reese is giving the machine the ultimatum to get help finding Harold the phone rings and gives the code " Ayacucho-Golf-Papa/Deterministic-Hotel-Sierra/Camera-Kiosk-Kilo". Yet in the scene where Reese is looking up the information on the article about a missing girl the top book shown in the stack which should say Camera-KK instead says Camera-SK. See more »


Harold Finch: I have no way of accessing it, you know. I made sure of that.
Root: Everything has a flaw. You know that, Harold, and like I told you, I'm awfully good at finding them.
Harold Finch: Why? What could you possibly want from it?
Root: The same thing you did. You may have told yourself you were helping people, but the real reason you built the machine is because the world is boring. Human beings have come as far as we're gonna go. I want to see what happens next.
Harold Finch: You're right, you and I are alike... in many ways - not that ...
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