Coinciding with a storm hitting the eastern tri-state area which may require evacuation of coastal residents, the machine has not provided any numbers in three days, leading Reese and Finch to believe that there might be something wrong with it, especially what Stanton may have done to it prior to her death. When the machine does provide a number, it provides six men simultaneously, five who are officially missing or have ceased their electronic footprint. Reese and Finch decide to focus on the sixth, Jack Rollins - Finch at his New York apartment, Reese at his rented home on Owen Island just off the northeast tip of Long Island - while Carter is tasked with finding out more about the missing or off-the-grid five. Their early guess is that their unknown perpetrator has killed the five taking over their identity moving from person to person, Rollins the next on the list. A common bond between their three individual investigations is Special Agent Alan Fahey, an FBI paper pusher. By ...
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The episode's title; "Proteus" likely refers to the ancient Greek sea god of the same name. Proteus is said to represent the unpredictable and changeable nature of water; the god himself was often said to frequently change forms. See more
When the fisherman is dragging Reese towards the water and Reese regains consciousness, Reese grabs an oar. Reese's feet are bound together. In the camera switch, Reese is instantly on his feet swinging the oar horizontally at the fisherman's head. Reese could not have possibly gotten up instantly, let alone with his feet bound with the fisherman holding the rope to his bound feet. See more
Special Agent Alan Fahey
The question isn't who I am. It's who you are. I watched you all night. I can always spot an impostor. I spotted you. Are you like me?
You have no idea. You're an amateur at this.