Person of Interest (2011–2016)
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When Reese and Finch discover that their latest POI has connections to Cold War Soviet espionage circles, they quickly learn how covert ops were handled in a world before The Machine.


Milan Cheylov


Jonathan Nolan (created by), Sean Hennen




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jim Caviezel ... John Reese
Taraji P. Henson ... Joss Carter
Kevin Chapman ... Lionel Fusco
Michael Emerson ... Harold Finch
Alan Dale ... Ulrich Kohl
Laila Robins ... Anja Kohl
Larry Pine ... Wernick
Austin Pendleton ... Pilcher
Aubrey Dollar ... Marie Klein
Sherman Howard ... Steiller
Lee Aaron Rosen ... Heinlein
Annie Parisse ... Kara Stanton
Jonathan Fried ... Liaison
Kent Broadhurst ... Heinrich Hauffe
Bradley Dean Bradley Dean ... Contact #1


The next number that the machine spews out is that of Wallace Negel, an ex-German national who emigrated to the United States in 1980. However, they learn that Negel has not made any electronic transactions since 1987, which to both Reese and Finch can only mean one thing: that Negel is an alias and that he is a spy, probably working for the East Germans in the Cold War battle. On further investigation, they do learn his real name is Ulrich Kohl, and that he is an ex-Stasi operative who worked in a four-man team killing East German defectors worldwide. On tracking Kohl, Reese finds his first victim, who was one of the people on his four-man Stasi team. On further investigation, they believe Kohl's current mission is to kill his entire team, who have relocated to New York, and that the reason has something to do with his deceased wife Anja. Reese finds that he is not alone in trying to find Kohl, and that information from that competing force may add another name to Kohl's current hit ... Written by Huggo

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Finch says Kohl was "in Europe when the Wall fell" (which took place in November 1989), fled with his wife to the Soviet Union when "Western authorities were hunting him" (which began after German reunification in October 1990), then his wife was killed "shortly afterward in a car accident. That was in 1987."

Finch goes on to say, "By 1989 East Germany has collapsed..." East Germany as a state never "collapsed" and did not dissolve until October 1990, when it voluntarily merged into the Federal Republic of Germany. See more »


Pilcher: Before the country reunified, East Germany was the greatest surveillance state the world has seen. The Stasi knew everything.
Harold Finch: I've read about them. I'm a sucker for surveillance.
Pilcher: They had millions of hours of wiretaps, sweat and body-odor samples.
Harold Finch: I just need a name to go with an alias.
Harold Finch: Real name Ulrich Kohl; part of an espionage team.
Pilcher: I've read about the Stasi teams - Kohl's unit went around the world, in and out of Western Europe and the US. That's why he needed the American papers. The ...
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German spies and flashbacks
8 April 2020 | by Brettyboy007See all my reviews

This was a good follow up to "Witness". Finch and Reese are tracking a spy. The action and suspense are intriguing. We have more building up of character development between Reese and Finch. There was also a flashback detailing Reese's past a little as him and a partner were trying to find out how a terrorist got out of the country. Pretty soon Detective Carter and Reese will come face to face again and that will be good to see.

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English | German

Release Date:

17 November 2011 (USA) See more »

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Dolby Digital



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16:9 HD
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