Person of Interest

Season 2 Episode 1

The Contingency

Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Sep 27, 2012 on CBS
out of 10
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    Person of Interest's Season 2 Premiere: Two Point Oh Yeah!

    CBS's fun procedural returned with more mythology as the hunt for Finch continued, but the best part? The adorable baby computer!

  • Episode Summary

    Reese and the Machine join forces to track down Finch, who has been abducted by the mysterious Root.

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    • they do speak dutch!

      Wes01234 i agree with you that usually in series they are clumsy with dutch or German. However here they really did speak dutch! Just pronounced it badly obviously.

      So no need for that angry review.

      I am dutch, you probably are as well, but watch it again. They really used dutch terms!

      Otherwise, i love the dog!
    • Dutch Dont speak German!!!!

      Why do americans think germany won WW2? They didn't and we don't speak german!!

      (angry comment)
    • Breaking and entering

      POI season two's first episode had a lot to like. I agree with some previous comments about not really knowing what to think of Root, other than that she is ruthless aka crazy ruthless. She has taken out a couple names on the small list of people who know about the who is next?

      There are a ton of great character moments here including when John sees Fusco bound. These guys are to the point where they just tell volumes with their expressions. Later when Carter and Fusco have to bail out Reece against the big is so full of richness. "I was resting". But in truth, Carter and Fusco really did save his ass in much the same way they helped at the end of S1's first season finale against HR in the parking garage.

      And then twice in this episode Reece goes to Carter's apartment without her permission.

      This is awkward territory as of course she is still the law and he is a vigilante. His actions to save Taylor in Season 1 and saving her as well, bring this relationship to a pretty strong understanding. I will be interested to see where it goes.

      Finch hired Reece for a purpose. Reece turned Fusco through a flurry of coercion. But Carter and Reece there little more interesting.

    • I'm looking for my friend.

      Great follow up to the season ending cliff hanger. There was really so much to love about this episode. Despite the fact that Reese is desperately looking for Finch, and the machine is desperately trying to go on without him as it has been taught/programmed to do, the episode doesn't feel too heavy. There is still a great balance of humor. And Bear is just adorable. He's the canine version of Reese. Really great job producers!moreless
    • So good

      I just love this show. It kicked off a new season in such a great way. I really liked how they had Reese go and protect another number while it was clear that was the last thing he wanted to do. He wants to go rescue Finch! Also seeing the way that the Machine tried to protect Finch in the early days just hit me right in the soft and squishy feels.moreless
    Cotter Smith

    Cotter Smith

    Deputy Director Denton Weeks

    Guest Star

    Terry Serpico

    Terry Serpico


    Guest Star

    Bill Sage

    Bill Sage


    Guest Star

    Amy Acker

    Amy Acker


    Recurring Role

    Jay O. Sanders

    Jay O. Sanders

    Special Counsel

    Recurring Role

    Boris McGiver

    Boris McGiver


    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (0)

    • QUOTES (6)

      • Fusco: You think Mr. Tao is gonna help you with the whereabouts of our four-eyed friend?
        Reese: You almost sounded concerned, Lionel.
        Fusco: Frankly, I'm not sure I want to find out what you're like without his direction.
        Reese: Let's hope you don't have to.

      • Reese: You know, the guy that owned this badge probably would have made that deal. But I'm not him.
        Aryan Brother #1: So who are you?
        Reese: The guy who shot him and stole his badge.

      • Fusco: "John"? You're on a first-name basis?
        Carter: What do you call him?
        Fusco: "Bane of my existence."

      • Carter: Don't tell me we lost Fusco too.
        Reese: Lionel's like a fungus, impossible to get rid of.

      • Root: One day, I realized all the dumb, selfish things people do... it's not our fault. No one designed us. We're just an accident, Harold. We're just bad code. But the thing you built... it's perfect. Rational. Beautiful. By design.

      • Fusco: Never thought I'd see you almost lose.
        Reese: Yeah, I wasn't losing, I was just resting

    • NOTES (1)

      • International Airdates:
        Canada: September 27, 2012 on Citytv
        Australia: October 8, 2012 on Nine
        Turkey: January 10, 2013 on CNBC-e
        Finland: January 7, 2014 on MTV3

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