Person of Interest

Season 1 Episode 18

Identity Crisis

Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Mar 29, 2012 on CBS
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    Person of Interest: An Ecstatic Identity Crisis

    This week, Reese and Finch got a number that belonged to two people and Finch suffered an accidental club-drug dosing that provided plenty of chuckles.

  • Episode Summary

    Reese and Finch discover that their newest Number has almost no digital footprint... and a double life.

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    • Reese and Finch look for the right Jordan Hester.

      This was a great episode from start to finish and is actually the first episode I have saw of Person of Interest Reese and Finch look for Jordan Hester but when they find two of them they realise one of them is a fraud Throughout the episode we was led to believe that the man was the fraud but it was a really good twist when it turned out to be the woman and she has been one step ahead this whole time but Reese made sure she never got away with it when she was shocked to see he was still alive.moreless
    • Great Episode. Fun "drug" segment with Finch

      Just another great episode.

      I really can't find a bad episode rather than the pilot and the 2nd one.

      This is a fun ride.
    • POI is back

      I really missed this show and now that it's finally back, it doesn't disappoint. As expected Carter was still pissed and she refused to take all of Reese's calls so he turned to Fusco. It was great to see Fusco in action... he can be quite an asset given half a chance. he's so likable that i have to constantly remind myself that he once was a dirty cop and tried to kill Reese twice.

      But the greatest character this week was definitely Finch. the awkward way he tailed Jordan and the looks he gave her (you could see he kind of liked her) not to mention the way he acted while drugged was priceless. the end scene was especially touching as Reese decided not to ask anything about Finch, respecting his privacy, and Finch confusing Reese with Nathan, showing that in his heart he considers Reese a true friend.

      What worries me is Carter. Again she has to make some tough choices... to stand by Reese even though his methods are sometimes shady, or to side with the FBI, a slightly more reliable agency than the CIA, and put an end to the team's vigilante act. I don't envy her one bit. for someone like her, given the amount of information she has, the choice is not that simple. And i must confess i don't like her distancing herself from the team... hope she doesn't end up their enemy.

      anyway, even with the predictable twist, the poi of this week was pretty interesting. it was a somewhat lighter episode than the rest, mainly thanks to the Ecstasy Finch took, but still kept me glued to the screen.moreless
    • Well chosen theme...

      Another great installment with the theme* identity theft* being quite plausible and current...The way he managed the case was quite exciting with Finch taking a much more active role in surveillance...What lacked was the *pressure situation*, I wanted to see both Fitch and Reese in near death situations and even though they seemed to be, wasn't quite as dramatic as when Reese was shot...Was nice to see Fosco getting involved as he seemed to be more passive lately...

      All in all, the trend seems to be a positive one...Could be better but it will do for now.moreless
    Sarah Wynter

    Sarah Wynter


    Guest Star

    Rhys Coiro

    Rhys Coiro


    Guest Star

    Seth Gilliam

    Seth Gilliam

    Det. Desmond Franklin

    Guest Star

    Brennan Brown

    Brennan Brown

    Special Agent Donnelly

    Recurring Role

    Al Sapienza

    Al Sapienza

    Detective Raymond Terney

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (1)

      • The files on Hester's laptop simply seem to be a display list left over from the episode, "The Fix," as all the ones with identifiable names deal with FDA approval and patents. Neither a barback nor a drug dealer would have any interest in.

    • QUOTES (6)

      • Finch: Good morning, Mr. Reese.
        Reese: If you say so.
        Finch: Any croquillants in there?
        Reese: If that's a doughnut, then yes.

      • Finch: Hester's living off the grid--no photos online and nothing on the social networking sites.
        Reese: I never understood why people put all their information on those sites. Used to make our job a lot easier at the CIA.
        Finch: Of course. That's why I created them.
        Reese: You're telling me you invented online social networking, Finch?
        Finch: The Machine needed more information. People's social graph, their associations. The government had been trying to figure it out for years. Turns out most people were happy to volunteer it. Business wound up being quite profitable, too.

      • Finch: Not to mention the fact that you gave up a witness under her protection and nearly got a cop killed in the process.
        Reese: Nobody's perfect, Finch.

      • Lionel: Did you work an identity theft case?
        Carter: Every arrest I ever made. They all say I got the wrong guy.

      • Reese: How did you track down her old mug shot?
        Lionel: Police work. Even I do it on occasion.

      • Reese: Which do you like better, good cop or bad cop?
        Lionel: You tell me. Am I under with HR, or am I working cases with you?
        Reese: I'll let you know.

    • NOTES (3)

      • Music: Amongster (Polica)

      • Brennan Brown makes his his third appearance on the show. He gives his name for the first time, saying he is "Special Agent Donnelly." However, press releases for his second appearance in "Root Cause" said his name was Ellis, while in this episode, the press release stated that his name is Marks.

      • International Airdates:
        Canada: March 29, 2012 on Citytv
        Turkey: April 12, 2012 on CNBC-e
        Germany: December 20, 2012 on RTL
        Finland: June 26, 2013 on MTV3

    • ALLUSIONS (0)