Person of Interest (2011–2016)
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The Perfect Mark 

A hypnotherapist, who's really a con man, pumps his patients for personal information while they are hypnotized. One of his patients is an antique dealer who launders money for HR.


Stephen Surjik


Jonathan Nolan (created by), Sean Hennen | 3 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jim Caviezel ... John Reese
Taraji P. Henson ... Joss Carter
Kevin Chapman ... Lionel Fusco
Amy Acker ... Root
Sarah Shahi ... Sameen Shaw
Michael Emerson ... Harold Finch
Aaron Staton ... Hayden Price
Clarke Peters ... Alonzo Quinn
Brian Wiles ... Officer Mike Laskey
Jennifer Ferrin ... Natalie Boal
Al Sapienza ... Detective Raymond Terney
Carsten Norgaard ... Sven Vanger
James Joseph O'Neil ... Decker
Steve Rosen ... Nagel
Robert John Burke ... Officer Patrick Simmons


While Finch still keeps Root hostage, he who can't understand why the Machine is in contact with her, he is the first to make contact with their latest number, that of hypnotherapist Hayden Price. The fact that his credentials seem made up, and that the therapy session in which Finch has with him seems more like a fishing exercise to obtain answers to secret website questions, lead Finch to quickly come to the conclusion that Price is a con man, out to bilk his patients. However, he still believes that Price is the intended target. In following Price's world, Reese, Shaw and Finch unexpectedly intersect with Carter, who, with Laskey by her side, is still trying to find out the head of HR to bring them down. One of Price's clients is antiques dealer Sven Vanger, who they learn has been laundering money for HR in a somewhat creative manner. They have to find why Price's life may be in danger because of his connection to Sven and indirectly to HR. But Price's true profession begs the ... Written by Huggo

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Release Date:

5 November 2013 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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Harold Finch: I was just turning out the lights for the evening, Ms. Groves, and I remembered that I had promised to bring you some new reading material.
Root: A peace offering, Harold? Is that what you've brought?
Harold Finch: I really think if you could just see things my way, and not consider this...
Root: Imprisonment? Is there any other way to consider it?
Harold Finch: This truly is for your own good, Ms. Groves. I mean that when I say it. This synchronistic relationship that you've developed with the machine, it can't be... I worry about ...
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References The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009) See more »

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Great episode with some nice twists.
24 July 2015 | by ritkratosSee all my reviews

This is your run-of-the-mill Person Of Interest episode until the last bit which is up there among the best I've seen yet.

The plot was good and had some twists which you could not see coming and a great performance by Aaron Staton.

The action scenes were comparatively fewer in this one but John smashing a stool across Terney's face makes up for the scarcity, and how!

Something in particular that I would want to praise about this episode (an observation which, for the record, is not only limited to this episode alone) is Taraji P. Henson's acting. She's done a great job as Joss Carter and she continues to put out praiseworthy performances each episode. She's extremely good at displaying subtle emotions. I can feel Joss' pain,joy,frustration,sorrow etc. Kudos Taraji! Her performance in the last bit of this episode is nothing short of exceptional.

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