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The Machine leads Reese and Finch to Wall Street when a sharp young trader at a major investment bank becomes embroiled in a multi-million dollar financial scam.


Jeff T. Thomas


Jonathan Nolan (created by), Sean Hennen




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jim Caviezel ... John Reese
Taraji P. Henson ... Joss Carter
Kevin Chapman ... Lionel Fusco (credit only)
Michael Emerson ... Harold Finch
Matt Lauria ... Adam Saunders
John Scurti ... Bob Sowoski
Noelle Beck ... Sydney Baylor
Deirdre O'Connell ... Joan
Austin Lysy ... Victor
David Furr ... Paul Ashton
Scott Cohen ... Inspector Doug Rasmussen
Mike Houston ... Officer Fordes
Bhavesh Patel ... CSI Tech
Charles Socarides ... Broker
Vladimir Versailles ... Delivery Man


The next number that the machine dispenses belongs to Adam Saunders, a proprietary trader with the Wall Street investment firm Baylor Zimm. Adam is seemingly a high roller who likes to play big and win big... all with the company's money. However, that high rolling exterior is partly a mask for a man who does his homework to figure out the odds, which usually pay off for him. Below the professional surface, there are three issues which may be factors in whatever incident will be happening. The first is that he is having a clandestine relationship with one of the company's managing partners, Sydney Baylor. The second is that he has been and is currently being interrogated by Inspector Doug Rasmussen with the SEC, who seems to think that Adam and or Baylor Zimm as a company are involved in some securities illegalities. And the third is that Adam's uncle, a food truck operator named Bob Sowoski, is a client with Baylor Zimm, although another of the traders is handling his Uncle Bob's ... Written by Huggo

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Origin of the Title: Risk is an investment term. See more »


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Adam Saunders: I earned everything that I achieved in my life.
John Reese: I know. Your uncle told us.
Adam Saunders: You talked to him?
John Reese: [nods] He told us about your father... and the $200 he'd send you.
Adam Saunders: He doesn't know the end of the story. He doesn't know... when I was sixteen, I went looking for my father. I took a train to New Mexico, and I found him. And he had a... a new family. And then when I went to him, he tried to hand me another $200. I didn't want the money. I wanted a family.
John Reese: And you've had one. An uncle who spent his life ...
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Release Date:

23 February 2012 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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