Person of Interest (2011–2016)
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Shaw is tasked to stay close to a 10-year-old identified by The Machine, who is wanted by the Russians. Meanwhile, Carter's mission to bring HR to justice risks exposure.


Kenneth Fink


Jonathan Nolan (created by), David Slack | 3 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jim Caviezel ... John Reese
Taraji P. Henson ... Joss Carter
Kevin Chapman ... Lionel Fusco (credit only)
Amy Acker ... Root
Sarah Shahi ... Sameen Shaw
Michael Emerson ... Harold Finch
Danielle Kotch ... Genrika Zhirova
Morgan Spector ... Peter Yogorov
Brian Wiles ... Officer Mike Laskey
Al Sapienza ... Detective Raymond Terney
Patrick Murney ... Tremors
Stephen Tyrone Williams ... Joseph Kent
Joseph J. Parks ... Vadim Loginov (as Joseph Parks)
Robert John Burke ... Officer Patrick Simmons
Gregory Wooddell Gregory Wooddell ... Eric Mathers


In his typically quiet way, Finch tries to tell Shaw that she needs to soften her approach and be more caring toward those they are helping. When that tact doesn't work, he has what he believes is a private discussion with Reese about the issue, which also doesn't yield any tangible results. However, Shaw is tasked with direct contact with their latest number, that encounter which may require Shaw to be more caring to achieve their end goal. That number, an alien registration number rather than a social security number, is for Genrika Zhirova from Russia, she who has virtually no electronic footprint. When Shaw meets her, she understands why: Gen is only ten years old. She originally came to live with her now-deceased grandfather a few years back, and now lives virtually uncared for under the official guardianship of a distant junkie cousin. She also sees herself not as a spy in training, but an actual spy as she tries to uncover information on illegal activities in her drug-infested ... Written by Huggo

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English | Russian

Release Date:

22 October 2013 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


The building explosion scene is stock footage from the opening of Lethal Weapon 3. See more »


When Carter is in the bar with her rookie partner just after she shoots the bartender. She tells the rookie to sit down and as he is sitting you can tell that his pants are on backwards. See more »


Officer Patrick Simmons: [Into a walkie] All right, we're about to get the tapes and the man in the suit. Showtime, people. Prepare to fire on my order. Acknowledge.
Officer Patrick Simmons: Acknowledge, one.
Officer Patrick Simmons: Acknowledge, two.
[More silence]
Officer Patrick Simmons: Where is everybody?
John Reese: [Behind him] Officer, I'd like to report a kidnapping.
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24 May 2017 | by akhanna-28238See all my reviews

This was an incredible episode,amongst the finest POI episodes,i would say. The little girl is excellent,everyone would love her and there is a lot of depth in this episode. Carter is a smartass by the way. The cliff hanger at the end was icing on the cake. Better than watching an action film. 10/10

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