Samaritan launches a cyber-attack on the stock exchange, leaving the team with no choice but to embark on a possible suicide mission in a desperate attempt to stop a global economic catastrophe.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Kenneth (as Christopher LaPanta)
Investment Banker
Old Man
Single Mom


The first act following the Machine and Samaritan's cold war summit, which ended in a standoff, is that Samaritan starts to take the market down by crashing the New York Stock Exchange. Samaritan's plan entails a few small rebounds to prevent the fail-safe system from kicking in. Reese, Finch, Root and Fusco know that the best way to combat this take down is not to deal with anything on the market floor, where the minority of trades are actually made, but to deal with the server in the Exchange's basement, the server which processes the vast majority of trades. Shaw is not with them as she still needs to hide from Samaritan's cameras. As such, Shaw has her own task off site. Both the foursome and Shaw's tasks end up not being as straightforward as they would have liked, each placed in a precariously life threatening situation. Root has to wait for the Machine to evaluate all the possible options for success before moving. The question becomes if there is not one option which has a ... Written by Huggo

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6 January 2015 (USA)  »

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All super slow motion scenes were filmed with a Weiss camera, also used to film the opening credits. See more »


At the end, when Shaw appears and starts to shoot Samaritan operators, she's pulling trigger so quickly so in some of her attempts we see the gun does not fire. See more »


John Reese: [the Machine runs through a simplified mission simulation] Cooly delivered sadistic warning.
Lionel Fusco: Self-deprecating inquiry into the time necessary to infiltrate system.
Root: Funny yet insightful retort.
Harold Finch: Mildly agitated declaration of mission completion.
Harold Finch: [Objective complete] Gentle exhortation to further action.
Root: [Root calls Shaw] Overly affectionate greeting.
Sameen Shaw: Greeting.
Root: Transparent rationale for conversation.
Sameen Shaw: Annoyed attempt to deflect subtext.
Root: Overt come-on.
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One of Many Breathtaking Episodes and Probably Best So Far
12 January 2015 | by See all my reviews

Huge fan since episode 1. Can't really add to what's already been said by others, it's my favorite series. This episode was movie theater quality - they should consider doing 2 hour shows as great as they have been. Every single episode I have watched of this show was top-notch, and the population at large that watches this show gets quite the "big brother" education along the way, not something that many action genres can lay claim to. The second you set foot outside your door in London, a camera + facial recognition software identifies you within seconds, to assume that situation doesn't exist here in America is foolhardy at best. This series may very well be the most prophetic of all in years to come. Acting is ridiculously top-notch - even from "bear" that great Belgian Malinois. It's the most solid 10 out of 10 in all of television right now, and should be defined as "required viewing."

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