Person of Interest

Mission Creep

Season 1, Ep 3, Aired 10/6/11
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  • Episode Description
  • In order to save a former Marine who needs money to pay off a personal debt, Reese must infiltrate a gang of ex-soldiers working as robbers. Meanwhile, Carter draws closer to Reese and realizes that he's not the cold-blooded killer that she's suspected.

  • Cast & Crew
  • James Caviezel

    John Reese

  • Michael Emerson (I)

    Harold Finch

  • Taraji Henson

    Detective Carter

  • J.J. Abrams

  • Bryan Burk

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  • Fan Reviews (3)
  • Excellent well-crafted show with superb performances

    By sassyj64, Aug 29, 2012

  • Same old, same old

    By EMcMurchy, May 04, 2012

  • Amazing use of flashbacks in this episode that aren't confusing, and actually deepen the character's backstory.

    By HelenAnnMes, Oct 07, 2011

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (6)

    • Reese: Hey, Finch, I just got the call. Gang's picking me up. I get told the target en route.
      Finch: You're not going in with them?
      Reese: I got to watch Joey's back. I don't trust his friend Straub one bit.
      Finch: I did not understand "infiltrate the gang" to mean "join them in their robbery."

    • Jessica: I waited for you.
      Reese: I didn't ask you to.
      Jessica: No. No, you didn't. You just left because you thought you'd get killed over there and that would hurt me. But I think the truth is that it was easier for you to be alone.
      Reese: That's one of the things you learn over there. In the end we're all alone and no one's coming to save you.

    • Finch: (revealing the criteria used to identify Persons of Interest) I built the Machine to look for lethal intent... armed robbery wouldn't normally make the cut.

    • Reese: Good morning, Finch.
      Finch: Don't you knock?
      Reese: Not if I can help it.

    • Finch: Do we even know why he's such a mess? He's got a job, pretty girlfriend, good service record--he's throwing it all away. He's going to end up in prison. Or dead.
      Reese: You're right, but... not every ex-soldier meets a reclusive billionaire.

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    Notes (3)

    • Music: Live With Me (Massive Attack)

    • Kevin Chapman is credited but doesn't appear.

    • International Airdates:
      Canada: October 6, 2011 on Citytv
      Australia: October 9, 2011 on Nine
      Turkey: December 15, 2011 on CNBC-e
      UK: August 28, 2012 on Channel 5
      Germany: September 20, 2012 on RTL
      Slovakia: January 15, 2013 on Markiza
      Finland: March 6, 2013 on MTV3

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