Person of Interest (2011–2016)
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Reese and Finch are given the Social Security number of a teenager killed two years ago, questioning the infallibility of the Machine; Finch flashes back to the Machine's origin, and how it was developed.


Richard J. Lewis


Jonathan Nolan (created by), Greg Plageman | 1 more credit »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jim Caviezel ... John Reese
Taraji P. Henson ... Joss Carter
Kevin Chapman ... Lionel Fusco
Michael Emerson ... Harold Finch
Brett Cullen ... Nathan Ingram
Ritchie Coster ... Assassin
Molly Price ... Elizabeth Whitaker
Valentina de Angelis ... Theresa Whitaker
Danny Mastrogiorgio ... Derek Whitaker
Remy Auberjonois ... Jimmy Calhoun
Randall Newsome ... Councilman
Al Sapienza ... Detective Raymond Terney
Anthony Mangano ... Detective Kane
Michael Medeiros ... Solnick
Conor Romero ... Deacon Page


The latest social security number the machine spews out is that of teenager Theresa Whitaker. The problem is that Theresa was supposedly killed two years earlier in what was deemed a murder/suicide of her entire family on a boat, the killer being her father, Grant Whitaker. However, Theresa's body was never recovered, presumed drowned and swept away by the current. Reese quickly discovers that it wasn't a suicide, but rather a contract hit. They have to figure out who contracted the hit and why, and why they didn't kill then fifteen year old Theresa. They also have to figure out if the hit had any connection to Grant's now supposedly grieving brother Derek and/or Derek's ex-wife, Elizabeth. But first, they have to find Theresa, who probably has trust issues having been underground for two years. Because of her situation, Finch has a certain empathy for this case. Meanwhile, Finch recalls telling a disbelieving associate of the back door into the system. And Carter hits a stumbling ... Written by Huggo

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Release Date:

29 September 2011 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


47 reference: When walking through the cemetery, a sign reads "Section 47". 47 is found randomly throughout shows & movies J.J. Abrams is involved in, which originally began by the producers of Star Trek:TNG. It's found in all subsequent series of Star Trek, as well as many other productions outside of Trek & ones with Abrams involvement. See more »


When Reese is trying to intercept the bad guys car, their car on the map is going north, and Reese's taxi is going west. This means the bad guys should be coming from Reese's left. But when he stops them they're coming from his right. Which means that even though Reese got to the intersection first, their car has somehow passed him, u-turned and is now going south when he stops them. See more »


Nathan Ingram: I know our deal. I schmooze the board, I cash out the checks, I pick up the awards. You do most of the work. But, honestly, this is getting exhausting for me.
Harold Finch: I'm perfectly happy with the division of labor. Always have been.
[Gestures to the award]
Harold Finch: What's this one for?
Nathan Ingram: This is for services to humanity. I didn't tell them that we laid off half the staff in order to build this Orwellian nightmare.
Harold Finch: Said you wanted to make a difference, give something back.
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The Truth
Performed by Handsome Boy Modeling School featuring J-Live & Roisin Murphy
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30 September 2011 | by sheehabashesSee all my reviews

As soon as I saw J Nolan created this series, I knew for a fact that this show will be brilliant! I wasn't wrong! The style of the production, casting, acting, story line, direction and choreography combined excellently to keep me very tightly gripped.

Both episodes so far has been fantastically captivating. I have seen works from both James Caviezel and Michael Emerson. Both actors are good at owning their roles and transforming into their characters. Another factor is how well the characters compliment each other. I believe these are the qualities the Nolan brothers are extremely good at finding and harnessing.

In respect to the storyline, the motive is wise, the incidents are realistic, the technology is possible and the characters blend in well.

I hope Person of Interest continues to deliver. In my opinion - best new series - no doubt!

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