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A More Perfect Union 

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The Machine sends Reese and Finch to a wedding to protect a pair of POIs before their nuptials. Also, Fusco becomes angry at being kept in the dark by the team and takes it upon himself to investigate a string of missing person reports.


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Jonathan Nolan (created by), Melissa Scrivner-Love (as Melissa Scrivner Love) | 2 more credits »





Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jim Caviezel ... John Reese
Kevin Chapman ... Lionel Fusco
Amy Acker ... Root
Sarah Shahi ... Sameen Shaw
Michael Emerson ... Harold Finch
John Nolan ... John Greer
James Le Gros ... Bruce Moran
Oakes Fegley ... Gabriel Hayward
Christina Bennett Lind ... Karen
Purva Bedi ... Maggie
Daniel Abeles ... Will
Kati Rediger Kati Rediger ... Janna Turner
Sarah Wilson ... Phoebe Turner
Russell G. Jones ... Howard Carpenter
Tom Wiggin ... Kent Turner


Reese is given the assignment as lead in dealing with the latest number by the Machine, it a number for a marriage license, that of heiress Phoebe Turner, whose father, Kent Turner, owns a $1 billion horse breeding/racing business, and Will O'Brien, a relatively poor public defender. Finch's initial thought is that Will is the intended target as someone, perhaps Kent, probably does not want him to get his hands on any of the Turners' vast wealth. The best way to deny the perpetrator's intention is to make sure that the wedding proceeds as planned, which means the team infiltrating the wedding. While Finch devises a way for Reese to use his masculine good looks in getting an invite, Finch decides to assist in also being at the wedding, masquerading as one of Will's relatives from Ireland. Finch probably wishes that he did more research into "Uncle Ralph" before choosing this identity as his way in. They will find that the situation is more complex as one of Phoebe's bridesmaids is ... Written by Huggo

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23 May 2016 (USA) See more »

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Did You Know?


The phrase "a more perfect union" is drawn from the Preamble to the Constitution of the United States of America. The complete preamble reads: We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America. The preamble sets forth a statement of the vision of the newly formed United States of America that will be embodied in the Constitution. See more »


The virtual nuclear explosion in Shaw's construct occurs 'in reverse': You first see the mushroom cloud, then follows the whiteout. See more »


Harold Finch: [Finch is at a wedding, with the pretense of being an estranged uncle from Ireland. At the wedding reception, he is brought onstage, and asked to sing with his- "Uncle Ralph's"- renowned voice. Finch faces the waiting audience and is petrified. He speaks, with an Irish accent... ] Does no one remember that I suffer from stage fright?
Will O'Brien: [the groom says to the audience] Just being modest, Uncle Ralph!
Harold Finch: Uh...
Will O'Brien: A little liquid courage will cure that.
[Pushes a glass of liquor into Finch's hand]
Will O'Brien: Don't be ...
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Crazy Credits

The opening monologue starts as usual, with Finch speaking, but then his voice starts to alternate with Greer's, whose monologue is a frighteningly different twist on Finch's. See more »


Wedding March
Composed by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
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