Person of Interest (2011–2016)
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When the Machine produces the social security number of a judge renowned for his tough sentencing, Reese and Finch have the added challenge of investigating a POI who wants nothing to do with their brand of vigilante justice.


Colin Bucksey


Jonathan Nolan (created by), David Slack

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jim Caviezel ... John Reese
Taraji P. Henson ... Joss Carter
Kevin Chapman ... Lionel Fusco
Michael Emerson ... Harold Finch
David Costabile ... Judge Samuel Gates
Michael Cerveris ... Jarek Koska
Zabryna Guevara ... Monica Ramirez
Bill Tangradi ... Turski
Pawel Szajda ... Drost
Adriana Gaviria ... Christina Rojas
Meredith Patterson ... Angela Markham
Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick ... Samuel Gates Jr.
Allan Louis ... Detective Olson
Sebastian Arcelus ... Matthews
Ash Christian ... Onestate Tech Mitch


The next case for Reese and Finch is that of Judge Samuel Gates, a recent widower with a son, Sam Gates Jr. whose nanny, Christina, has been a valued member of the family since Judge Gates' wife took ill just before her death. As Reese starts to trail the judge, he believes that the machine could be wrong in that the intended target is not the judge but rather Sam Jr. Although Finch states that the machine is never wrong, Sam Jr. is indeed kidnapped, which is all part of the larger picture of what will happen to the judge. Reese takes the unusual step of making himself and his goal of finding Sam Jr. known to the judge, who isn't sure what to believe about this mysterious man. Reese and Finch are able to ID one of the kidnappers, who is a member of an Eastern European gang. The kidnappers do contact Judge Gates, they who are not after money, but rather the acquittal of a defendant in one of the judge's case, that of Angela Markham, who is obviously guilty of the relatively minor DWI ... Written by Huggo

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Release Date:

20 October 2011 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


The episode title obviously refers to the Person of Interest's position as a judge, but can also refer to the "judgment" each main character made in the episode to place their trust and friendship on. See more »


At 21 :46 the crime scene photo of bullet hole is marked as 3' 11" high. When John Reese dug the bullet from the wall it was shoulder high and later Detective Carter had to look up at it. See more »


John Reese: Oh, he comes when he's called. Good. Now if I could just train you to stop trying to kill me.
Lionel Fusco: How long am I going to have to work down here? Commute's a bitch.
John Reese: You should be grateful. Takes some guys years to make task force. Plus, I let you live.
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Holding On
Performed by The Parlor Mob
Written by Mark Melicia, David James Rosen
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