2010. Finch has just received the latest number from the Machine, on which he will work with his operative, Rick Dillinger. The two have an uneasy relationship. Dillinger doesn't fully trust Finch as Finch tells him nothing beyond what he needs to know for the number in question, while Finch believes Dillinger is too self-interested and takes too many risks, both which may be liabilities for the work in general. That number belongs to Daniel Casey, who works as a freelance computer hacker, hired by companies to try and break into their systems. Two months earlier, he seemed to go underground, which leads to Finch and Dillinger believing that he may have found some information in his computer hacking that someone wants or that his clients want hidden. That does end up being the case, as he seems to want to turn that information over to someone in authority who can protect him. Finch and Dillinger will find out that more than one group is after him, one group that wants the information,... Written by
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The government official Daniel Casey is whistle blowing to is named Ian Banks, this is a homage to science fiction writer Ian M. Banks. Banks wrote the Culture series which features a highly advanced artificial intelligence. See more
Finch would not know that Reese was a CIA agent, because he had not yet received Jessica Arndt's number, which was when he first gathered background information on Reese. See more
Oh, thank you, but I'm afraid I don't drink coffee.
No, it's tea - black chai. That is your poison, right?
It's sencha green, actually.
Well, close enough. Seeing as how the only thing I know about you is your name - which isn't really your name.
Due to the nature of the episode, the Season 3 title sequence (Carterless version) has been replaced with Season 1 title sequence that ends abruptly at 30 second mark when Finch reaches the point "I needed a partner." See more
References Mr. & Mrs. Smith