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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Did You Know?


Warren Kole, who plays Ian Murphy, was the star on the short lived TV series Common Law. Amy Acker (Root), was originally supposed to co-star in that series until she was replaced by Sonya Walger. (And Walger had co-starred with Michael Emerson on Lost). See more »


Near the end when Root Shoots Hersh, his gun is visible on the floor. In the very next shot of the same scene, when Root leaves, the gun is not visible anymore. See more »


Harold Finch: Now that everyone is sufficiently well-armed, I've taken the liberty of creating profiles for all of you on angler. So please, download this application onto your phones so that you can check in once you arrive at the club.
Sameen Shaw: I'd like to see that profile.
[Looks at it]
Sameen Shaw: Really? A yoga instructor?
John Reese: You'd prefer trained killer?
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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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