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Root reappears and kidnaps Shaw. Finch helps an estate investigator who looking into the death of his step brother. A new vigilante group (Vigilance) makes it presence known. Carter's young partner has his loyalty to HR tested.


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Jonathan Nolan (created by), Dan Dietz | 3 more credits »




Episode complete credited cast:
Jim Caviezel ... John Reese
Taraji P. Henson ... Joss Carter
Kevin Chapman ... Lionel Fusco
Amy Acker ... Root
Sarah Shahi ... Sameen Shaw
Michael Emerson ... Harold Finch
Kirk Acevedo ... Timothy Sloan
Leslie Odom Jr. ... Peter Collier
Michael Esper ... Jason Greenfield
Brian Wiles ... Officer Mike Laskey
Donnie Keshawarz ... Nick Breckenridge
Robert John Burke ... Officer Patrick Simmons
Peter Von Berg ... Morozov
Michael Zlabinger ... Transport Operative A


Reese and Finch go on separate missions. Finch has noticed that Shaw has been less responsive than she even usually is and he sends Reese to go find her. Reese initially discovers evidence that Shaw was abducted, but later finds more evidence that she may have gone willingly with her abductor: Root. He has to find what Root is up to, she who has been in contact with the Machine, which is feeding her information for her latest mission requiring Shaw's assistance. In the meantime, Finch works on their latest number, that of Timothy Sloan, an estate investigator for the New York Public Administrator. Finch is pretty sure that he is the target because of what he has found during one of his investigations. Finch will learn that that investigation is of Jason Greenfield, who died two weeks ago of a heroin overdose and whose case file is not Sloan's. It is Sloan's personal connection to Greenfield and Greenfield's activities as a computer hacker that are the key. And Carter learns a little ... Written by Huggo

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Finch encloses Root in a Faraday cage. A Faraday cage is a structure of conductive metallic mesh designed to carry electrical energy away from whatever is contained within the cage. Constructed in a particular way, the cage can block mobile phone signals to the interior. See more »


Root tells Shaw she knows she was with her father on route to a Houston Oilers, Philadelphia Eagles game in 1988 when it is presumed the fatal accident occurred which took Shaw's father's life. However, the Eagles and Oilers did not play each other in 1988 in the preseason, regular season, or in the playoffs. See more »


Root: Sorry about that.
Sameen Shaw: Which part? The tasing, the drugging, or whatever this is?
Root: I had to make sure you'd hear me out. She needs our help, and I figured you wouldn't come willingly.
Sameen Shaw: She?
Root: The machine's given me a mission, and step one is to team up with you.
Sameen Shaw: I'll pass. Trust issues. Besides, the machine gives missions to Harold and the government - relevant, irrelevant. Why would it be talking to you?
Root: Because now there's a third category.
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The Number Song
Written by DJ Shadow (as Josh Paul Davis)
Performed by DJ Shadow
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Hey, who spun up the FTL drive..?
20 January 2015 | by A_Different_DrummerSee all my reviews

Wow, after some uneven episodes in Season 3, this is like buying a new car which, unknown to you, comes with a turbo, and you accidentally floor the gas pedal right out the dealership.

Some notes:

1. There are no less than 3 stories in play at the same time and if that writing feat is not impressive enough (and it should be) the writing team manages to link up two of them at the halfway point. Wow. I think they give awards for that kind of writing.

2. Sarah Shahi is a natural comedienne. I am writing this just for the record as I sure she is aware of this already and does not need me to point this out. To this point in the series I have only had two genuine belly-laughs, the first was when Shahi turned up a woman's book club in an earlier episode, and the second was this episode, when Acker initially asks Shahi if they might possibly team up -- understand, at this point, Shahi has been Tasered, drugged, and tied to a steering wheel by Acker -- and Shahi politely declines, offering only a two word explanation, "Trust issues."

3. Although no one has asked me what I think of the Acker-Shahi teamup, let me simply say that if they did a breakout streaming internet series based on this pairing alone (which does not seem to be likely) I would give you my Paypal info now, and subscribe in advance for two years. Pity.

Easily one of the best episodes in the entire series although -- the only small caveat -- you have to already be a fan to appreciate the nuances.

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