News of Northern Lights has hit the media, meaning that the team's work has become more difficult if only because of the public eye on what is happening. While Shaw heads off with Root on her next assignment, Reese heads to Washington DC to reunite with Finch for their next number, that belonging to Illinois Congressman Roger McCourt. Finch's initial guess is that they are heading into uncharted territory as he believes that McCourt is not only the target or the perpetrator of an individual crime, but also that his number is related to terrorism or national security regarding Decima trying to get Samaritan up and running, which, if happens, means the end of their own lives. McCourt sits on the Rules Committee which controls legislation. He has been an outspoken opponent of government surveillance, and thus could be a target for Decima as opposed to Vigilance. They learn that McCourt likes to see himself as a deal maker, one where all sides end up happy. When Reese eventually learns ... Written by
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The scene in the art museum where Senator Garrison meets John Greer, the triptych painting they are standing in front of is "The Garden of Earthly Delights" by early Dutch master Jheronymus Bosch (c.1450-1516), and it is located in the Museo del Prado in Madrid, Spain. The only Bosch painting in the National Gallery of Art is, "Death and the Miser." See more
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Lives will be lost. The results will be nothing short of catastrophic.
Congressman Roger McCourt
These programs are always going to be controversial. But also inevitable. People get up in arms whenever they go public, but eventually the noise dies down, because the simple truth is that people want to be protected. They just don't want to know how.
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