Sam Shaw and her associate Michael Cole receive numbers from the machine much like Finch and Reese, but they receive the ones relating to terrorist threats, which they are to extinguish. Working as field agents for the US Government, they, however, do not yet know the source for the numbers. Shaw and Cole end up being the next numbers Finch and Reese receive. Despite Shaw and by association Cole having killed many in the past, Reese and Finch receive their numbers as the intended targets. The perpetrators are insiders who want to dispose of them because they are questioning and thus getting close to finding out the source of the numbers. Shaw specifically is initially unaware that she is targeted because of where they are heading toward in that questioning. As Shaw tries to find out who gave the kill order on her, Reese and Finch have problems keeping her safe if only because of her suspicious nature as a killer agent, and her loner attitude. What they all are also unaware of is that ...
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The Machine uses yellow boxes for those that know about The Machine, white for those that are innocents, etc. Shaw and Cole are in blue because they are government agents acting on relevant targets. See more
When Finch gives Shaw his phone number, it's clearly visible to the viewer as 917-285-7362. In the episode when Finch went undercover as a substitute math teacher, he gave the POI a paper of the first 3,000 digits of pi, stating that his number was in there and that he was sure the POI was smart enough to figure it out from that. However the sequence 9172857362 does not appear anywhere within the first 3,000 digits of pi either forward or backwards. See more
I was trying to get your back.
Always trying to be the hero, huh?
No. Just yours.
Future Starts Slow
Written by Jamie Hince
, Alison Mosshart
Performed by The Kills See more