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The Perfect Mark 

While Finch still keeps Root hostage, he who can't understand why the Machine is in contact with her, he is the first to make contact with their latest number, that of hypnotherapist Hayden... See full summary »



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While Finch still keeps Root hostage, he who can't understand why the Machine is in contact with her, he is the first to make contact with their latest number, that of hypnotherapist Hayden Price. The fact that his credentials seem made up, and that the therapy session in which Finch has with him seems more like a fishing exercise to obtain answers to secret website questions, lead Finch to quickly come to the conclusion that Price is a con man, out to bilk his patients. However, he still believes that Price is the intended target. In following Price's world, Reese, Shaw and Finch unexpectedly intersect with Carter, who, with Laskey by her side, is still trying to find out the head of HR to bring them down. One of Price's clients is antiques dealer Sven Vanger, who they learn has been laundering money for HR in a somewhat creative manner. They have to find why Price's life may be in danger because of his connection to Sven and indirectly to HR. But Price's true profession begs the ... Written by Huggo

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5 November 2013 (USA)  »

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When Terney shoots Laskey, he slips the bunch of photos. When Carter checks on Laskey he still holds a folder filled with photos. Plus too many photos have fallen near Terney. See more »


Officer Patrick Simmons: Detective Terney, I can't help but notice you're not carrying a ball
Detective Raymond Terney: The ball the con man brought was a fake. The guy with the suit showed up, rolled Laskey and our guys, and then got away with the con man and his girl.
Officer Patrick Simmons: Do you have any idea what's at stake here? You go find that screw-up Laskey and you scour this city until you find that ball!
Detective Raymond Terney: Simmons, I'm not the rookie. Don't talk to me like one.
Officer Patrick Simmons: If you don't find that ball, then it's gonna be a $4 million funeral for the both of you
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References The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009) See more »

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Great episode with some nice twists.
24 July 2015 | by See all my reviews

This is your run-of-the-mill Person Of Interest episode until the last bit which is up there among the best I've seen yet.

The plot was good and had some twists which you could not see coming and a great performance by Aaron Staton.

The action scenes were comparatively fewer in this one but John smashing a stool across Terney's face makes up for the scarcity, and how!

Something in particular that I would want to praise about this episode (an observation which, for the record, is not only limited to this episode alone) is Taraji P. Henson's acting. She's done a great job as Joss Carter and she continues to put out praiseworthy performances each episode. She's extremely good at displaying subtle emotions. I can feel Joss' pain,joy,frustration,sorrow etc. Kudos Taraji! Her performance in the last bit of this episode is nothing short of exceptional.

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