Person of Interest

Season 3 Episode 16


Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Mar 04, 2014 on CBS
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Episode Summary


In 2010, Finch and his current partner help a computer programmer on the run from CIA assassins named Reese and Kara, while a secret group tries to get the programmer's laptop for themselves.

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  • Interesting episode

    Interesting episode that goes back in time to when Finch, Reece, and Shaw crossed paths before they came together as the group we know now, Even Root was involved.
  • Ram - POI

    A strong episode of Person of Interest here. Good glimpse of the backstory for these characters, but it also could have served as an enjoyable standalone episode on its own merits.
  • I wish he didnt...

    (SPOILERS) Great episode, lots of information on the teams past. I loved the Dillinger character and I wish he hadnt died. It would be nice to see him again. Is it possible that there were others before him? Im pretty sure there were. ...
  • Great but confusing episode

    Enjoyed the episode, going back to 2010 before the Harold & Reese team, but it was a bit confusing. I've watched every episode from season one to now but forget how Harold

    & Reese got together. This episode revealed this guy Dillinger was with Harold until

    he screwed Harold and got killed himself. BUT the episode never showed how Harold and Reese teamed up, the episode left you hanging.

    Still the best show on TV this year, the only one I faithfully watch every week.

  • Important Backstory

    Excellent backstory as to how Harold and Reese crossed paths and, eventually, will be a team. The episode makes it clear as to how many different folks are vying for the code. This is stuff we both didn't know and some stuff we believed we knew. It tied it up well Not an action oriented episode, but a very compelling "learning curve" as to what and why. Still, of course, many questions abound. All in all, an excellent episode for the faithful. And in that, there's the beauty. This episode would likely be anathema to the network. It's one that unless you were on-board would be trying at best. But, for the faithful it was a watershed of piecing parts of the puzzle together. You, the faithful, simply gotta love it.moreless
Camryn Manheim

Camryn Manheim


Guest Star

Neil Jackson

Neil Jackson

Rick Dillinger

Guest Star

Joseph Mazzello

Joseph Mazzello

Daniel Casey

Guest Star

John Nolan (I)

John Nolan (I)


Recurring Role

Annie Parisse

Annie Parisse

Kara Stanton

Recurring Role

Jay O. Sanders

Jay O. Sanders

Special Counsel

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Dillinger: It's Saturday, Finch.
      Finch: The Numbers never stop coming, Mr. Dillinger I told you that upfront.
      Dillinger: Guy could use a little R&R once in awhile. You ever think about getting someone else in the rotation.
      Finch: You are the rotation, and it's time to get to work.

    • Kara: You got plans? Going back to stalking the ex-girlfriend again?
      Reese: Thinking more like Aruba. Something about killing a citizen make me want to kick back on the beach.
      Kara: I'm not ready to see you in a Speedo.

    • Finch: Mr. Dillinger... what have you done?
      Dillinger: You knew I was a shark when you hired me. Don't act surprised when I smell blood in the water.

  • NOTES (4)


    • Dillinger: No sign of Ozzie and Harriet.
      Referencing the ABC series The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet (1952-1966) starring real-life couple Ozzie and Harriet Nelson, and their sons David and Ricky. The series was spun off from the original radio program which ran from 1944-1954. The show dealt with the trials and tribulations of a "typical" American family of the era.

    • Dillinger: Somewhere Mr. and Mrs. Smith can find him?
      Referencing the 2005 movie Mr. and Mrs. Smith, which features two rival assassins who have never met face-to-face. They meet as civilians and marry, and comedy ensues when they conceal their activities from each other but eventually discover the other's profession.