Person of Interest


Season 2, Ep 4, Aired 10/25/12
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  • Episode Description
  • Reese and Finch must decide whether to help a mob triggerman who is their newest Number, or leave him to his well-deserved fate.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Jonathan Tucker

    Riley Cavanaugh

  • Mike McGlone

    Det. Bill Szymanski

  • Liza J. Bennett

    Annie Delaney

  • Otto Sanchez


  • Matt McTighe

    Eddie Massey

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  • Fan Reviews (15)
  • I love it

    By saramohmad58555, Jun 02, 2014

  • Person of interest

    By P61, Feb 04, 2013

  • My hands are in this episode!!

    By NicolsCruz, Oct 31, 2012

  • We all can be saved...

    By cecylia248, Oct 27, 2012

  • Testing the moral waters of Finch and Reese

    By anngel421, Oct 28, 2012

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  • Quotes (5)

    • George: He was a degenerate gambler, and it got him killed. You had better learn to accept that, Annie.
      Annie: I do. But I also remember that Sean was the sweetest guy in the world until the day he started working for you. So degenerate or not, I’ll always miss him. I wonder who’s gonna miss you when you’re gone, George?

    • Reese: Are you saying we should protect Annie but not Riley?
      Finch: I'm just saying you might not want to put yourself and her at risk for a man like that. He's a killer, Mr. Reese.
      Reese: So was I, Finch.
      Finch: I think there's a distinction to be made.
      Reese: Not as much as you think.

    • Carter: Detective Szymanski. It's good to see you back on active duty.
      Szymanski: You know, I thought about dying but realized I couldn't afford it on a detective's salary.

    • Riley: You've got a detective in your pocket?
      Reese: More like on my back.

    • Reese: Earlier, what did you mean when you said "bad code"?
      Finch: It means a flawed design. The term applies to machines, not people. We have the ability to change, evolve.
      Reese: Even killers.

    Notes (2)

    • Music: The Greatest (Cat Power)

    • International Airdates:
      Canada: October 25, 2012 on Citytv
      Australia: October 29, 2012 on Nine
      Turkey: January 31, 2013 on CNBC-e
      Finland: January 28, 2014 on MTV3

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    • jwgrlrrajn Oct 27, 2012

      Gotta say, it's more than a little disturbing that Mr. Finch actually referred to someone as being "bad code." Is this a sign of Mr. Finch possibly being lured over to the dark side? Only time will tell, I suppose.

    • svgd Oct 25, 2012

      If they were to pick and choose who they save and who they don't, it would be like playing God.

    • nilla_chelle01 Oct 24, 2012

      This week's episode reveals a client who works for the mob. Are all clients worthy of saving?

    • Gislef Oct 28, 2012

      Except at the end, Finch acknowledged that he was wrong and that humans aren't machines, and can evolve.

    • AriSky Oct 27, 2012

      A very good question brought up by this episode. I think that's what they're getting at this season - that Reese and Finch are going to start drifting apart according to their ideals, as modeled by Finch's lack of concern for Riley and Reese's steadfast worry for the man.

    • Suncatcher1 Oct 26, 2012

      Great question, nilla. I vote Yes because had Reese's # came up before Finch new him, he might not have saved him. A common thread in POI is, "everyone deserves a second chance." I'll stick with that for now.

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