The team suspects the latest number to be a potential stalker/ killer until he's nearly shot on the street. Root plots her escape from the institution and gives her psychiatrist a big surprise.

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The next number the machine dispenses is for Ian Murphy, a young man who lives off his investments. Years earlier he was a struggling college student who inherited $100,000 which he now has in a diverse portfolio of investments. Reese and Shaw initially follow him on a date. While Reese decides to check out his apartment, Shaw continues her tail. What they both find leads them to believe that Murphy is the perpetrator, stalking then killing the long list of women he meets through online means and of whom he has been keeping detailed dossiers. There is at least one woman dead already, Dana Wellington, and another, Jenna Lakritz, missing. Reese devises a plan to trap Murphy using the feminine wiles of their slightly expanded team of Carter, Shaw, and Zoe Morgan. The one of the three that Murphy eventually chooses finds a story a little more complicated than they originally thought. Meanwhile, Root knows that someone will soon be coming to kill her. Using information from the machine, ... Written by Huggo

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Lakritz happens to be the German word for Licorice See more »

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At just after 16 minutes, Finch pulls up a digital map which is shown briefly. It shows a "Cedar Lawn Cemetary," as well as a "North End Cemetary," a common misspelling of "cemetery." See more »

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Officer Joss Carter: So we're your bait.
Harold Finch: Rather a crude way of putting it, but I suppose it's apt. Our target is a chameleon and probable killer.
Officer Joss Carter: Just once, I wish you fellas would call with something that doesn't require firearms.
Harold Finch: Why? Are you not carrying?
Officer Joss Carter: I know better than to show up unprepared.
[Pulls out her weapon, Shaw shows hers]
Officer Joss Carter: You have the nano?
Sameen Shaw: Yeah.
Officer Joss Carter: I've been dying for one of these.
Sameen Shaw: Oh, you can borrow it any time.
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References Seinfeld (1989) See more »

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Give Me Everything
Written by Pitbull (as Armando Christian Perez), Ne-Yo (as Shaffer Smith), Afrojack (as Nick L. Van de Wall)
Performed by Pitbull feat. Ne-Yo & Afrojack & Nayer
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"I think I really am much better now" (dialog, Amy Acker)
27 December 2014 | by (North America) – See all my reviews

Not merely an impressive episode but a clinic in how to keep a series fresh.

What I liked most about the first season was how true it was to the core formula. As in, why fix it if it ain't broke? But the producers, some of the smartest people in the biz, were looking further down the road; and by Season 2, they started slowly moving their chess pieces into place.

This wonderful episode not only provides the usual "victim or perpetrator" arc, but also brings together some of the strongest characters from the first two seasons in a secondary arc, and sets the series up for the future.

Everyone is great, including the dog. But once again Amy Acker is a scene stealer as a ex-sociopath trying to fit back into a world she left behind.

More fun than a barrel of hammers.


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