Person of Interest

Season 1 Episode 3

Mission Creep

Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Oct 06, 2011 on CBS



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Reese: Hey, Finch, I just got the call. Gang's picking me up. I get told the target en route.
      Finch: You're not going in with them?
      Reese: I got to watch Joey's back. I don't trust his friend Straub one bit.
      Finch: I did not understand "infiltrate the gang" to mean "join them in their robbery."

    • Jessica: I waited for you.
      Reese: I didn't ask you to.
      Jessica: No. No, you didn't. You just left because you thought you'd get killed over there and that would hurt me. But I think the truth is that it was easier for you to be alone.
      Reese: That's one of the things you learn over there. In the end we're all alone and no one's coming to save you.

    • Finch: (revealing the criteria used to identify Persons of Interest) I built the Machine to look for lethal intent... armed robbery wouldn't normally make the cut.

    • Reese: Good morning, Finch.
      Finch: Don't you knock?
      Reese: Not if I can help it.

    • Finch: Do we even know why he's such a mess? He's got a job, pretty girlfriend, good service record--he's throwing it all away. He's going to end up in prison. Or dead.
      Reese: You're right, but... not every ex-soldier meets a reclusive billionaire.

    • Carter: I keep looking for you. I keep finding myself in some bad situations.
      Reese: You could always stop looking for me.
      Carter: Not an option. Now I've got two more bodies. I don't think you killed those guys. But I think you know who did.
      Reese: I'll take care of it.
      Carter: Playing a dangerous game. And I'm not sure I understand why.
      Reese: I've got my reasons.
      Carter: Maybe you do. But every killer I locked up thought they had a good reason. And that is how this ends. Sooner or later, I lock you up. Or find you bleeding out somewhere.
      Reese: I will take my chances.

  • Notes

    • Music: Live With Me (Massive Attack)

    • Kevin Chapman is credited but doesn't appear.

    • International Airdates:
      Canada: October 6, 2011 on Citytv
      Australia: October 9, 2011 on Nine
      Turkey: December 15, 2011 on CNBC-e
      UK: August 28, 2012 on Channel 5
      Germany: September 20, 2012 on RTL
      Slovakia: January 15, 2013 on Markiza
      Finland: March 6, 2013 on MTV3

  • Allusions