Person of Interest

Season 3 Episode 10

The Devil's Share

Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Nov 26, 2013 on CBS
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Episode Summary


The Machine gives the team a new Number: Simmons, the corrupt HR officer that murdered one of their own. Meanwhile, Finch tries to stop a friend from going too far in their quest for vengeance.

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  • Best episode ever

    at least for me... never seen so much intensity in emotions!
  • Survivor's guilt

    I think no one on the team feels it more than Finch. He knows that he could've saved Carter and prevented so many casualties if he had asked for Root's help.

    Its a very tricky situation. On one hand, its the devil you know, and the other hand Root has caused so much trouble in the past, abducting Harold twice in the past. Its a tough decision and I don't criticized Finch's character at all. But doubting himself might play an important role moving forward.

    Impeccable lighting during the flashback to reveal Reese's face looking like a skull. Lastly What The Fusco?!? I didn't expect the ending mano-a-mano. Great endingmoreless
  • Brilliant episode

    The team all separate to try to find and kill Simmonds. John is seriously injured and dying and it's up to Harold to persuade Shaw to help find him before it's too late. Desperate, they enlist the help of Root.
  • Epic..

    I have never felt to need to need to watch an episode of POI over and over again, up until this one.. this one, with the perfect opening, with the amazing writing (my oh my, the placement of the flashbacks, the Fusco's kinda eulogy while kicking the hell out of Simmons, and especially the final speech of Elias), very satisfactory plot and character development, twists and turns.. it all felt like a perfectly constructed short movie.. I loved it to each and every single scene, and it has to get some sort of acknowledgement..moreless
  • The Devil's Share

    It was not a perfect episode, but this was the kind of intense show Person of Interest needed as a followup to the last show. Where the show goes from here is crucial as they need to build off this momentum from the HR falout.
Richard Brooks

Richard Brooks

Lead Marshal Pollack

Guest Star

Brian Tarantina

Brian Tarantina

Seamus C. Yorke

Guest Star

Kwoade Cross

Kwoade Cross

Taylor Carter

Guest Star

Clarke Peters

Clarke Peters

Alonzo Quinn

Recurring Role

Robert John Burke

Robert John Burke


Recurring Role

Enrico Colantoni

Enrico Colantoni

Carl Elias

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • After Root pets Bear, Bear walks over to Finch and sits in front of him. The camera cuts to Root, and then back to Finch and Bear is now sitting behind him.

    • When Finch talks to Root near the end of the episode, his right hand switches between being in his pants pocket, then out, then back in again.

  • QUOTES (9)

    • Fusco: Witnesses put our pal, the psychopathic vigilante, at the scene.
      Finch: Which one?
      Fusco: You mean both your stray dogs are off the leash? This was the handiwork of tall, dark and deranged. And I shudder to think what the other one's up to.

    • Root: I promise, I'm here to help.
      Fusco: Just when I think life with you people couldn't get any weirder, one of you takes it to the next level.

    • Fusco: You just shot a Federal marshal.
      Sam: Just between us... not my first time.

    • Reese: Sorry... but I need a word with the man you're protecting.
      Lead Marshal Pollack: You just attacked a dozen marshals. Sorry's not going to cut it.
      Reese: They'll need some aspirin. Maybe a little physical therapy--move.

    • Reese: You do what you say. So do I. I'm not gonna threaten to kill you. I'm going to kill you... whether you tell me or not. No bargaining. In three minutes... you're dead. I've killed many people. Never bothered me much. That's why I was good at it. I didn't like them suffering, though. Took me years to figure out how to do it quickly, painlessly. But if you don't tell me, I'm gonna forget all that, understand? And I'll make the last three minute of your life last forever.

    • Psychiatrist: I'm here to serve you.
      Fusco: Oh, yeah? That case I'll take a bourbon on rocks.

    • Psychiatrist: You killed a man.
      Fusco: No. He got the Devil's share.
      Psychiatrist: The... what?
      Fusco: That's what we call it in when a guy like Jules gets his. it's the way the world evens things out. Guy got what he deserved. And you wanna know how I been sleeping? Like a baby. But thanks for letting me unburden myself.

    • Simmons: Get it over with, will ya?
      Fusco: That's just it. I could've been just like you, a bottom-feeder who turns on his own kind. For what? Money, power? I got lucky. I had a partner. She was good for me. For a lot of reasons. She reminded me that I could be good again too. i could be a good father, a good friend. A good cop. I'm not gonna let you undo all the good she did. Carter saved my life. She--she saved me from myself. Because she believed in me. And I'm not gonna throw that away on a piece of crap like you. Patrick Simmons, you're under arrest.

    • Simmons: Then why the hell are you here?
      Elias: Well, there remains a debt. Civilization rests on the principle that we treat our criminals better than they treated their victims. That we not stoop to their level. But you and I are outliers. We're not really a part of civilization. We're something... older. Which means, of course, that we can do the things that civilized people can't. I offered to kill you for Detective Carter many times, and she always said no. She was civilized to the very end. I don't think she liked me. But I liked her very much. And you killed her. So now I consider it my responsibility to fix the particular problem that is you, Officer Simmons.
      Simmons: You really think you're gonna be the one to kill me?
      Elias: No. No, my friend is going to kill you. I'm just gonna watch.

  • NOTES (3)