Person of Interest

Season 3 Episode 22

A House Divided

Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM May 06, 2014 on CBS



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Sam: Did you just steal a dead man's keys?
      Root: She asked me to.

    • Reese: This is really what the Machine asked us to do? Drink very bad coffee with unemployed college graduates?

    • Sam: The next time your all-seeing other half wants me to break into a room filled with Secret Service guys, a little heads up would be great.
      Root: She knows you can handle yourself.

    • Sam: They're ready to get in bed with Decima and go all 1984 on us. I mean... more than usual. Let me just shoot 'em now.

    • Greer: Have you ever seen a newborn foal trying to stand for the first time? Those trembling legs trying to balance, shaking until the moment it finds itself on all fours. Seeing a child walk for the first time... is something extraordinary. But you watched your child stand and then you hobbled it.
      Finch: You could never understand. You're a destroyer, not a creator.

    • Sam: Control just went in for the full-court press on total world domination. Can I kill her now?
      Root: Not yet.

    • Root: Shaw? I think it's time you had a chat with your old boss.
      Sam: I'm on it. We'll chat about how I'm gonna kill her.
      Root: Use your words.

    • Control: Agent Shaw.
      Sam: Ma'am. Long time no gunfire.

    • Finch: What is it you expect from Samaritan?
      Greer: I want to live under a more just rule. Samaritan will never sleep with its secretary, or embezzle money from its campaign fund. Its decisions will be based on pure logic. Now... that's a leader deserving of our vote.

    • Hersh: Why would I trust you?
      Reese: I haven't shot you yet and you did try to kill me.
      Sam: You did kill me.
      Hersh: Those were my orders. Besides, you got me back, Shaw.
      Sam: Oh, not even close. I drugged you. I left you with your heart still beating.
      Hersh: I think we're getting off topic.

    • Collier: I can't tell you how long I've waited for this moment. How long we've all been waiting. Now is the time to expose the truth to our fellow citizens... the truth that has been lurking beneath the shadows for so long... that their country's no longer theirs... that their freedoms have been stripped away one camera, one cell phone, one megabyte at a time. Now's the time to pull back the curtain. Welcome to your trial, ladies and gentlemen. And welcome to the trial of the United States government. Court is now in session.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Sam: They're ready to get in bed with Decima and go all 1984 on us.
      Referencing the novel 1984 by George Orwell, which introduced the concept of a "Big Brother" government agency that monitors the populace through near-omnipresent security cam