Person of Interest

Dead Reckoning

Season 2, Ep 13, Aired 1/31/13
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  • Episode Description
  • Reese's former partner Kara abducts him as part of her scheme to unleash a wave of cyber-terrorism across the world and get revenge on the people she believes wronged her.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Brennan Brown

    Special Agent Donnelly

  • John Nolan (I)


  • Brian Hutchison

    SAIC Brian Moss

  • Michael Kelly (V)

    Mark Snow

  • Cameron Scoggins


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  • Fan Reviews (12)
  • My vote is Kara Stanton

    By vdoun, Dec 27, 2014

  • Wow! Some Great Scenes and Surprising Parts!

    By OuroborosSnyder, Sep 29, 2013

  • This is of interest

    By Rolamb, Feb 01, 2013

  • If You Don't Think This Episode Is Awesome, So I Sorry For You, Because I Think Is Excellent.

    By JooPaulo3, Feb 07, 2013

  • Vile disappointment

    By KateSwede, Feb 06, 2013

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (7)

    • Kara: Welcome back, John.
      Reese: Kara. I thought you were...
      Kara: Dead? I wasn't very good at it. Of course, neither were you.

    • Reese: So what's this really about?
      Kara: This is about three dead little spies in a brave new world. It's about the afterlife, John, and us negotiating our places in it.

    • Kara: Don't your bosses at the Ministry of Security have anything better for you to do?
      Greer: My dear, if you think I work for the government, I really must fire my tailor.

    • Reese: Have you ever defused a bomb vest before?
      Finch: Can't say I have. But I believe I grasp the basic principles.
      Reese: Well, that's encouraging.

    • Finch: (defusing a bomb) For this phone, it's one of five combinations.
      Reese: That's good.
      Finch: The problem is we only get three attempts before the phone permanently locks us out.
      Reese: That's not.

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    Notes (2)

    • John Nolan (Greer) is the uncle of series creator and executive producer Jonathan Nolan.

    • International Airdates:
      Canada: January 31, 2013 on Citytv
      Australia: February 18, 2013 on Nine
      Turkey: April 4, 2013 on CNBC-e
      Finland: April 1, 2014 on MTV3

    Trivia (1)

    • In the flashback at 12:10, Kara said that "Sorry, John, they told me you've been compromised." However, in the previous episode during the same flashback, Kara said, "Sorry, John, nothing personal."

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    • heroespro Feb 02, 2013

      Hey LeeCuttler explain what you meant about the three books and the Pol?

    • LeeCuttler Feb 02, 2013

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    • LeeCuttler Feb 02, 2013

      At the very beginning of the show, when Finch was calling Carter on Donnelly's phone they did an insert of three of the libiary books standing upright. We didn't see the Dewey Decimal numbers on them, only the titles. Shortly thereafter we were shown Harold typing in the new social security number the machine had just given him but the computer blocked them with *'s as it would a password. Just then Carter tells Finch she thinks that Kara is the one who kidnapped John and the scene cuts back to Kara's photo on the computer.What had happened was the machine gave Harold Kara's number letting him know that Kara was who had John just like it helped John track down Root with Hanna's number.

    • RonaldKamya Feb 02, 2013

      ....Oh and as it turned out, Kara could've passed as both victim and perpetrator but then again, what about Harold, Reese, and Snow? Harold could be both and so could agent Snow with only Reese as a Victim but non of their numbers came up....then again, Harold and Reese are ghost and Snow's number wouldn't come up being that he works in a sensitive department.

    • RonaldKamya Feb 02, 2013

      Rolamb stated that in this episode there was no "Person Of Interest" (POI) but mini stories/tales of interest. LeeCutter then pointed out that there was a POI and this was Kara...we got to see this on Harold's computer at one point...But based on the ending, Harold never really mentioned the POI as doing so would spoil the whole story.....Reese/Carter/Fusco would've then wondered why Kara's number was up.

    • LalaDrake Feb 02, 2013

      knew that it was Harold's name on that piece of paper... OMG, that is why he choose Reese since the very beginning... I'm sure too that kara is not dead yet... I kinda have a feeling that Finch and the tech girl, i don't recall her name :P, will be helping on solving this matter.

    • LeeCuttler Feb 02, 2013

      Finch did not sell a laptop to China that would have compromized his machine. He is being framed.

    • LalaDrake Feb 03, 2013

      maybe didn't sell anything but he has something to do with that laptop...

    • LeeCuttler Feb 03, 2013

      Or Greer is outright lying to Kara so she finds Finch for him. Or Nathan sold it and Framed Harold. There are so many other possibilities that include Finch knowing nothing about a laptop being sold to China that would compromize a machine he loves. He freaked when he realized that what Kara was doing would destroy the machine's ability to function.

    • LalaDrake Feb 03, 2013

      well, u r makin sense :)

    • LeeCuttler Feb 01, 2013

      @Rolamb, but there was a PoI this episode. It was Kara herself. She popped up on the computer when Finch put in the new number as he was talking to Carter on the phone. That's why 3 books were out. ;)

    • Derpanos Feb 01, 2013

      Wow, great episode. Wasn't expecting that ending, at all. ^__^

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