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Reasonable Doubt 

The next number the machine dispenses is for Vanessa Watkins, a hard-nosed prosecuting attorney who, when Finch and Reese first meet her, has just reported her husband, Jeremy Watkins, ... See full summary »


Stephen Williams


Jonathan Nolan (created by), Melissa Scrivner-Love (as Melissa Scrivner Love) | 3 more credits »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jim Caviezel ... John Reese
Taraji P. Henson ... Joss Carter
Kevin Chapman ... Lionel Fusco
Amy Acker ... Root (credit only)
Sarah Shahi ... Sameen Shaw
Michael Emerson ... Harold Finch
Kathleen Rose Perkins ... Vanessa Watkins
Paul Ben-Victor ... Detective Cameron
Annika Boras ... Nicole Spencer
Al Sapienza ... Detective Raymond Terney
Brian Wiles ... Officer Mike Laskey
Daniel Cosgrove ... Jeremy Watkins
Anthony 'Treach' Criss ... Reginald 'Reverb' Marshall (as Treach)
Jennifer Ikeda ... Dr. Rachel Jensen
Tim Jerome Tim Jerome ... Ancient Banker


The next number the machine dispenses is for Vanessa Watkins, a hard-nosed prosecuting attorney who, when Finch and Reese first meet her, has just reported her husband, Jeremy Watkins, missing from their yacht. While Vanessa has put away many a criminal over her storied career, Jeremy has let many go as a flashy and high-priced defense attorney. As her number came in after the report of him missing, they know Jeremy's presumed death is not the reason for the number, yet they don't know if Vanessa is the target or the perpetrator. They learn that the lead investigator on the case of Jeremy's death, Detective Cameron, is looking at her for her husband's murder as all evidence found thus far implicates her. Cameron's main problem?: he doesn't have a body, and thus needs Vanessa to confess to make a conviction stick, which she may or may not know. They will also learn that Cameron has a personal vendetta against her, which places a major obstacle in tracking her as she tries to elude ... Written by Huggo

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Release Date:

15 October 2013 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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When Det. Lionel checks the forensic results on Vanessa Watkins in the police station, a typo appears in the results as TRACES OF CHECMICALS FOUND instead of chemicals. See more »


John Reese: Vanessa would rather jump off a building than have Cameron take her in.
Sameen Shaw: Bad guys always run.
Harold Finch: As do the so-called good guys, when the detective pursuing them wants them dead or alive.
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References The Fugitive (1993) See more »

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Left a lot to be desired
24 October 2013 | by SumBuddy-3See all my reviews

I've never commented on the show before, as it's consistently well-written, that is until this episode. The actress playing the lawyer whose husband is missing, was less than believable. Since I have seen her resume and she is a very accomplished actress, I just have to put it on the writing. I don't know why Ross now has a larger part than John some weeks, is he preparing to leave the show? That's the only reason I can conceive of why they would dilute his character. Her charisma cannot hold a candle to his, he essentially made the show what it is. Why create a duplicitous character? Please, please don't become another tired watered-down network TV show. This show was so different-for so long.

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