Person of Interest

Season 1 Episode 5


Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Oct 20, 2011 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • Trivia: The book Finch was reading in the café at the beginning of the episode is It Can't Happen Here, by Sinclair Lewis.

  • Quotes

    • Reese: What's good here?
      Finch: That won't work, Mr. Reese.
      Reese: What won't?
      Finch: Your interrogation technique.
      Reese: "What's good here?" It's an innocent question.
      Finch: No question is ever innocent from you.

    • Finch: Mr. Reese, any sign of a threat?
      Reese: (watching Gates eat) Does cholesterol count?

    • Reese: (as Fusco waits in line at a coffee cart) Ahh, he comes when he's called. Good. Now if I could just train you to stop trying to kill me.

    • Judge Gates: You were there?
      Reese: I was. but not soon enough.
      Judge Gates: How did you know they were going to take him? Who the hell are you
      Reese: You have two questions right now: Who are you and where is my son? Which one do you want to focus on?

    • Reese: Stay here and wait for the next call.
      Judge Gates: They said no cops, no FBI.
      Reese: They didn't say anything about me.

    • Reese: The longest I've ever taken me to break someone is 16 hours. You don't look like you're going to set a record. Want to talk?

    • Judge Gates: I wasn't sure I'd ever see you again.
      Reese: Yeah, I'm, uh, not great at keeping in touch with people.

  • Notes

    • Music: Intro (The XX)

    • International Airdates:
      Canada: October 20, 2011 on Citytv
      Australia: October 23, 2011 on Nine
      Turkey: December 29, 2011 on CNBC-e
      UK: September 11, 2012 on Channel 5
      Germany: October 4, 2012 on RTL
      Slovakia: January 29, 2013 on Markiza
      Finland: March 20, 2013 on MTV3

  • Allusions