Coinciding with a storm hitting the eastern tri-state area which may require evacuation of coastal residents, the machine has not provided any numbers in three days, leading Reese and Finch to believe that there might be something wrong with it, especially what Stanton may have done to it prior to her death. When the machine does provide a number, it provides six men simultaneously, five who are officially missing or have ceased their electronic footprint. Reese and Finch decide to focus on the sixth, Jack Rollins - Finch at his New York apartment, Reese at his rented home on Owen Island just off the northeast tip of Long Island - while Carter is tasked with finding out more about the missing or off-the-grid five. Their early guess is that their unknown perpetrator has killed the five taking over their identity moving from person to person, Rollins the next on the list. A common bond between their three individual investigations is Special Agent Alan Fahey, an FBI paper pusher. By ... Written by
Did You Know?
The story structure is similar to that of the Agatha Christie story "And Then There Were None" (people trapped on a remote island, prey to a killer in their midst). The name "Owen Island" is a nod to the absentee hosts in the novel, Mr and Mrs U.N. Owen (i.e. "unknown"). See more
When Detective Carter walks in to save Finch she's completely dry, even though she's supposed to have come in through torrential rain. See more
Special Agent Alan Fahey
FBI, don't move. Hands up. I want to see some ID.
Well, which is it? You want my hands up, or you want to see ID?