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"Person of Interest" Many Happy Returns (TV Episode 2012) Poster

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Peter Arndt: Who the hell are you?

John Reese: Good question. Haven't known the answer for a long time. I know who I was. I was the guy who left her behind. You know why? The real reason? Because I thought she deserved someone better than me. I thought she deserved someone who would look after her Be there for her. I thought she deserved someone like you. So I don't know. I was hoping you could tell me.

Peter Arndt: Tell you what?

John Reese: What am I supposed to be, now that she's gone? When you find that one person who connects you to the world, you become someone different. Someone better. When that person's taken from you, what do you become then?

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John Reese: In the end, we're all alone. And no one's coming to save you.

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Harold Finch: According to the Denver Public Records Database, Jennings was sued twice for excessive use of force on the job. Both cases were dismissed. He falsified the warrants on Sarah. Trumped up the charges to enlist the entire US Marshal Service in helping him stalk his wife

John Reese: That's why she can't stop running. Only one way to deal with guys like this, guys who hide who they really are until they get home.

Harold Finch: What will you do, Mr. Reese?

John Reese: Show him what a real monster looks like.

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Harold Finch: Once we become predictable, we become vulnerable.

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Detective Joss Carter: Your friend told me I might find you up this way. I can't let you take him, John. This can't end like New Rochelle.

[Looks at his car]

Detective Joss Carter: Do I need to look in the trunk?

John Reese: You do what you like. It isn't going to change what I have to do.

Detective Joss Carter: Let me have him, John.

John Reese: If I do, he'll get away with it.

Detective Joss Carter: I'll see that he doesn't.

John Reese: It won't be up to you. That's my point. there are things you can do, Detective, and things you can't. And that's where I come in.

Detective Joss Carter: I can't allow you to just execute people.

John Reese: This isn't on you. It's on me. All I'm asking for is your trust.

Detective Joss Carter: What? For you to do the right thing?

John Reese: That I'll do what needs to be done.

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Harold Finch: When I first built the Machine, I kept seeing the same numbers come up a week, a month, six months apart. Usually women. At first I thought it was a mistake. How could anyone's life be repeatedly threatened? And then I realized they were living with the person who would eventually kill them.

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Warden: Hello. Detective Carter? This is warden Gustavo Pena. I'm calling from Torreon penitentiary. I have been asked to inform you we have your fugitive in custody.

Detective Joss Carter: My fugitive?

Warden: Yes. A Marshal Jennings delivered him to us, along with ten kilos of uncut heroin found in his possession.

Detective Joss Carter: Uh, this Marshal - Just so I'm clear - Was he tall, dark hair, in a suit?

Warden: That's him. He said you were the original arresting officer and informed me to tell you that we have him in custody. He's going to be here for a long time.

Detective Joss Carter: Thank you, warden. One other thing. Do you have any other Americans in your prison?

Warden: One or two.

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Kid: [Reese is sitting on the bus with blood on his shirt] What happened to you?

John Reese: I think I quit my job.

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John Reese: Morning, Finch.

Harold Finch: You're off to an early start, Mr. Reese.

John Reese: Maybe I'm trying to impress the boss.

Harold Finch: Should have called first. As it stands, our docket is clear.

John Reese: We don't have a number?

Harold Finch: You sound disappointed.

John Reese: Oh, a little surprised. No one in New York is in danger or planning to hurt someone?

Harold Finch: If they are, they're keeping it to themselves.

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Harold Finch: Do whatever you do when you're not here.

John Reese: You don't know what that is?

Harold Finch: I respect your privacy, John.

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Harold Finch: How is your New Rochelle investigation going?

Detective Joss Carter: Donnelly hasn't found anything so far, but I think I have.

Harold Finch: Oh?

Detective Joss Carter: Yeah, I think Arndt killed his wife and covered it up. The kind of thing you guys usually intervene in, except this time your partner was too late. Still don't understand John's connection to this. Are you sure there isn't anything you can tell me?

Detective Joss Carter: I'm sure you'll make sense of it, detective.

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Detective Joss Carter: This New Rochelle business - The car accident, the cover up, Jessica. You knew what I'd find, didn't you?

Harold Finch: Knowing isn't always a blessing, detective.

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Detective Lionel Fusco: Why am I planted out here instead of Wonder Boy?

Harold Finch: Mr. Reese is otherwise engaged. And you are not to contact him regarding this matter, detective. You and I will handle this ourselves.

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Harold Finch: If I were to speculate as to the reason for your labored breathing, detective...?

Detective Lionel Fusco: I lost her!

Harold Finch: ...that would be it.

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Detective Joss Carter: You know about a case up in New Rochelle?

[Harold is silent]

Detective Joss Carter: I'll take that as a "yes". FBI linked your your partner's DNA to a crime scene.

Harold Finch: Agent Donnelly, no doubt.

Detective Joss Carter: He wants me along for the ride.

Harold Finch: Perhaps that wouldn't be such a bad thing

Detective Joss Carter: How do you mean?

Harold Finch: Well, if there was any evidence that threatened our mutual friend, I'm confident that you would find it before Donnelly would.

Detective Joss Carter: Are you suggesting I obstruct a federal investigation?

Harold Finch: ...Of course what you did with that evidence would be entirely your concern.

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John Reese: I have a colleague who will watch over you while I take care of things. We need you to stay here.

Sarah Jennings: What is it you're gonna do?

John Reese: Make it so you don't have to be afraid anymore.

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Harold Finch: What exactly is your plan once you catch up to Deputy Jennings?

John Reese: To get Sarah away from him.

Harold Finch: And Jennings?

John Reese: Jennings had his chance. He didn't take it.

Harold Finch: I think, under the circumstances, it might be a good idea to bring the police in on this one.

John Reese: Finch, you hired me to take care of these things. You don't like how I do it, hire someone else.

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Harold Finch: I was beginning to wonder when I was going to hear from you again.

John Reese: I had some business to take care of, out of town.

John Reese: I trust you now fully appreciate why I couldn't tell you about Sarah's case.

John Reese: I hope you now understand why you should have.

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Special Agent Nicholas Donnelly: We've been looking into a smuggling ring that was broken up a couple of months back. The leader was suspected of having CIA ties, but he skipped before he could be charged.

Detective Joss Carter: I recall.

Special Agent Nicholas Donnelly: Yeah, well, we think your guy was working for him. CSU found prints and some carbonized blood, along with the body of a member of the ring, in the trunk of a burned-out car. When they ran the blood, they got a DNA hit on a cold case up in New Rochelle from 2011.

Detective Joss Carter: What kind of cold case?

Special Agent Nicholas Donnelly: Suspected homicide. Real estate developer named Peter Arndt.

Detective Joss Carter: Real estate developer?

Special Agent Nicholas Donnelly: Yeah. Arndt was up to his eyeballs in debt. Lost his investors' money. We think one of them had him taken out, hired your guy to do the job. And he made some mistakes. Now someone in New Rochelle has to know something, and then we'll be close.

Detective Joss Carter: Close to what?

Special Agent Nicholas Donnelly: Finding out who this man really is.

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Sarah Jennings: Who are you?

John Reese: My name's John. And I help people out of tough situations.

Sarah Jennings: What do you know about my situation?

John Reese: know it was bad enough for you to leave your home, your life, everything. And I know you'll have to keep running, Karen If nobody stops him.

Sarah Jennings: [pause] It's Sarah. My name is Sarah.

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Detective Joss Carter: You listed her cause of death as Blunt force trauma to the head and a broken neck. Could someone suffer those kinds of injuries if the car's front and side air bags deployed?

Medical Examiner: Not likely, but a body is, uh, subjected to extreme forces in a crash like that

Detective Joss Carter: Is it possible she could have had these injuries before the accident?

Medical Examiner: Detective, I don't know what cases you're used to seeing down in Manhattan, but up here, car crashes account for most of my business. Just because something's possible doesn't mean it's probable.

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