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Flesh and Blood 

Elias is finally ready to eliminate the dons and become the leader of the underground.


Stephen Semel


Jonathan Nolan (created by), Amanda Segel




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jim Caviezel ... John Reese
Taraji P. Henson ... Joss Carter
Kevin Chapman ... Lionel Fusco
Michael Emerson ... Harold Finch
Enrico Colantoni ... Carl Elias
Robert John Burke ... Officer Patrick Simmons
Mark Margolis ... Gianni Moretti
Vincent Curatola ... Zambrano
Paul Schulze ... Gianni Moretti Jr.
Tony Darrow ... Caparelli
Lola Glaudini ... LaBlanca
David Valcin ... Scarface
Arthur J. Nascarella ... Basile (as Arthur Nascarella)
John Magaro ... Carl Elias (Age 22)
Kwoade Cross ... Taylor Carter


The machine dispenses five numbers belonging to the five biggest Italian mafia bosses in the city, including Moretti's son and Elias' half brother, Gianni Moretti, Jr. Reese and Finch surmise that their numbers can only mean that Elias is targeting the five, he planning to consolidate their operations under his leadership. Because Elias is involved, they want to inform Carter, but she still is not taking their calls. Meanwhile, Carter learns that a bank account they are tracking that is believed to belong to Elias has just been drained of all its money - $4 million - with the transfers made to several unknown sources. She too surmises that the five mafia kingpins are being targeted by Elias, with the money going to Elias' associates for their parts in taking out the kingpins. Carter plans on taking the five into protective custody whether they like it or not. The race becomes who can get to the five first. Through the process, Carter learns that her job is made all the more difficult ... Written by Huggo

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According to the bank statement, the events in this episode start on April 3. The episode ends on April 5, the same day as the original airdate. See more »


At 42:01 Carl Elias gives his birth date as August 18, 1965, and previously states his mother was killed when he was 4 years old. However, in Person of Interest: The Fix Marlene Elias was said to have been killed in 1973. For Elias to have been 4 in 1973 is impossible unless he were born somewhere between late 1968 to 1969. See more »


John Reese: I don't know, Finch. We could let the trash take out the trash...
Harold Finch: I know they encouraged a certain moral flexibility when you worked at the CIA, but I like to think we're reaching for a higher standard! In any case, we need to consider the collateral damage.
John Reese: So we're going to babysit the five most powerful criminals in New York.
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Ne me Quitte pas
Music by Jacques Brel
Lyrics by Jacques Brel
Performed by Nina Simone
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English | Italian

Release Date:

5 April 2012 (USA) See more »

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Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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