In light of his recent downtime and advice from others, Reese explores the option of moving to the next step in his relationship with Iris, however knowing that he cannot divulge the true nature of his work to her, at least not yet. As the numbers from the Machine become more steady, he may have a clearer picture if he can maintain a work/life balance at this time. That next number belongs to Alex Duncan, a computer security expert working for a consulting company. As Reese infiltrates Alex's work life and learns his story including whether he is the victim or perpetrator, Reese will find that his own CIA past is mixed up in Alex's goings-on, most specifically with his old boss, Terence Beale. Reese has to figure out how to deal with this case in light of the fact that Beale and the CIA believe him to be dead, yet he is still committed to his work in helping the victim in this and any other case. Meanwhile, the Machine has placed Root in the undercover position of a courier driver. ... Written by
Did You Know?
The binary riddle that shows up multiple times in the episode is "Cocoon Above! Cocoon Below!" by Emily Dickinson. See more
When Root hits the delivery guy with a box, the box color suddenly changes after she hits him. See more
It's no risk, no reward, Harry.
The opening monologue starts as usual, with Finch speaking, but then his voice starts to alternate with Greer's, whose monologue is a frighteningly different twist on Finch's. See more