Person of Interest

Season 1 Episode 19

Flesh and Blood

Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Apr 05, 2012 on CBS
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    Person of Interest: The Trash Takes Out the Trash

    "Flesh and Blood" abandoned tongue-in-cheek camp for SERIOUSNESS, with Elias going after the heads of mob families in his quest to take over the city.

  • Episode Summary

    Reese and Finch learn that their new Numbers are the five Dons of New York City, and figure that Elias is making his move for complete control of organized crime.

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    • Christmas Gifts that keep giving!

      I received the box set of season one as a Christmas Gift and have been enjoying Person of Interest. This epiosde seems to wrap up a major storyline for the first year. Which makes me wonder where things are going, especially for Elias??? Enrico's work from Galaxy Quest to Just Shoot Me and CBS' own Flashpoint has been solid, but I really enjoyed his work here. I hope we see more of him. Also a little trivia, Mark Margolis who plays Elias' father was a semi-regular on the 1980s CBS Action series The Equalizer. He played Jimmy one of Robert McCall's guns for hire. The Equalizer was a pre-high tech version of Person of Interest with a former-CIA agent trying to set right some wrongs from the past.moreless
    • Perfect Effort

      I loved Reese's tactical 12gauge shotgun wooo tht ws sme serious fire power right thea. nice story just hope the government doesnt say that too many government secrets are bieng exposed n ban the sequel
    • The Best Episode Of The Season So Far

      Amazing episode, great performances by Elias, and more detective Carter did a great performance too. Reese and Finch are so kick ass in this one. Fusco performance good too.
    • Simply Wow!

      Only got one word for this episode....DAMN!!!
    • 1x19 "Flesh and Blood"

      This episode (sorry for the vocabulary) was some serius shit. I mean Reese is sooo badass and Harold is so adorable. The way they reacted when Carter's son was kidnaped was so freaking cute!!!! And the soundtrack was fantastic as well.
    Mark Margolis

    Mark Margolis

    Gianni Moretti

    Guest Star

    Vincent Curatola

    Vincent Curatola


    Guest Star

    Paul Schulze

    Paul Schulze

    Gianni Moretti Junior

    Guest Star

    Enrico Colantoni

    Enrico Colantoni

    Carl Elias

    Recurring Role

    Robert John Burke

    Robert John Burke


    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (1)

      • After Taylor is kidnapped by Elias' men, the time displayed on two security cameras is 11:49. Moments later, when Elias uses Taylor's cell phone to contact Carter, the time on Carter's phone shows 10:08 AM.

    • QUOTES (11)

      • Finch: Bit of a late start, Mr. Reese. Did you forget to set your alarm?
        Reese: Had my yoga class.
        Finch: Well, I hope you've gotten in touch with your chi because it seems we have a big day ahead of us.

      • Reese: I don't know, Finch. We could let the trash take out the trash.
        Finch: I know they encouraged a certain moral flexibility when you worked at the CIA, Mr. Reese. But I'd like to think that we're reaching for a higher standard.

      • Finch: Are you certain this is the best course of action? Mafiosi don't take kindly to people who approach them unannounced. They're like feral dogs that way.
        Reese: No time for anything but the direct approach, Finch. Besides, I've always been good with dogs.

      • Elias (Age 12): Do you think he even knows about what happened to my mom?
        Gloria: Here's what I know, baby. We are all descended from kings. You gotta live your own life. Be your own man.

      • Carter: I guess you should know the FBI has a new task force set up in your honor. They think you're working with Elias.
        Reese: I'm often misunderstood.

      • Reese: How'd she convince them to go with her?
        Finch: She didn't. She kidnapped them. It seems you've had something of an influence on her.
        Reese: Thanks, Finch.
        Finch: I'm not certain I meant that as a compliment.

      • Lionel: How long you think we can stay here?
        Carter: Until we know they're safe.
        Lionel: They're mob bosses, Carter. That ain't gonna happen anytime soon.

      • Carter: You know I can't hand these guys over to you. I might as well kill them myself.
        Elias: If you're up to it, that would be extremely helpful.

      • Elias (Age 22): You two think you're safe because there's just one of me. That I'm weak and that you're strong. That's not strength. That's weakness. Look at you... a bunch of jealous idiots. Liars, betraying each other. I don't need that. I get my strength from being alone, and that's why I'm gonna destroy all of you.

      • Gianni Sr.: You here to rescue me? Or shoot me?
        Reese: Tonight... rescue.

      • Taylor: That guy you sent is kind of a bad-ass.
        Carter: Yeah, he knows it, too.
        Taylor: Who's the guy with the glasses?
        Carter: If you find out, let me know.

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