Because it's Reese's birthday and because there are no new numbers, Finch gives Reese the day off. However, there is a new number that Finch believes would not be a good case for Reese to work on, since it may hit a little too close to home regarding the nature of the death of his ex-girlfriend, Jessica Arndt. Reese is aware of Finch's motives. That number belongs to Karen Garner, who Finch is pretty sure is the victim. He is certain that Karen Garner is an assumed name and that she is on the run from someone, probably a violent boyfriend or husband. The case does hit home for Reese who decides to take matters into his own hands much like he would have handled the situation if the woman was Jessica. This situation doesn't sit well with Carter, who has been asked by FBI Agent Donnelly to assist in the investigation on Reese and finding his DNA at a past crime scene in New Rochelle, that crime scene being the death of Jessica's husband, Peter Arndt. Finch encourages Carter to join that ...
Did You Know?
In The Prisoner
(1967) starring Patrick McGoohan
, there is also an episode called The Prisoner: Many Happy Returns
(1967). In it, Number 6 is allowed to believe that he has escaped and returned to London. After being returned, he discovers that he was allowed to leave because it was his birthday. In Person of Interest, Jim Caviezel's character is also granted a reprieve on his birthday. Before POI, Jim Caviezel
also played the character "Number 6" in the remake of The Prisoner
(2009) as well. See more
Finch won't allow Reese to work the number because it deals with domestic violence and, Finch contends, Reese "has sensitivities" about wife beaters. However, they already dealt with a serial wife beater in Person of Interest: Get Carter
, and John didn't kill the man; he simply tied him up and left him for the police, even though the man had not only physically attacked his wife, but come at her with a shotgun and threatened repeatedly to kill her. If his "sensitivities" were so serious, Finch wouldn't have let him near Ed Kovach. See more
According to the Denver Public Records Database, Jennings was sued twice for excessive use of force on the job. Both cases were dismissed. He falsified the warrants on Sarah. Trumped up the charges to enlist the entire US Marshal Service in helping him stalk his wife
That's why she can't stop running. Only one way to deal with guys like this, guys who hide who they really are until they get home.
What will you do, Mr. Reese?
Show him what a real monster looks like.
Written by Sparklehorse
and Danger Mouse
Performed by Sparklehorse
and Danger Mouse See more