Person of Interest

Season 1 Episode 18

Identity Crisis

Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Mar 29, 2012 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • The files on Hester's laptop simply seem to be a display list left over from the episode, "The Fix," as all the ones with identifiable names deal with FDA approval and patents. Neither a barback nor a drug dealer would have any interest in.

  • Quotes

    • Finch: Good morning, Mr. Reese.
      Reese: If you say so.
      Finch: Any croquillants in there?
      Reese: If that's a doughnut, then yes.

    • Finch: Hester's living off the grid--no photos online and nothing on the social networking sites.
      Reese: I never understood why people put all their information on those sites. Used to make our job a lot easier at the CIA.
      Finch: Of course. That's why I created them.
      Reese: You're telling me you invented online social networking, Finch?
      Finch: The Machine needed more information. People's social graph, their associations. The government had been trying to figure it out for years. Turns out most people were happy to volunteer it. Business wound up being quite profitable, too.

    • Finch: Not to mention the fact that you gave up a witness under her protection and nearly got a cop killed in the process.
      Reese: Nobody's perfect, Finch.

    • Lionel: Did you work an identity theft case?
      Carter: Every arrest I ever made. They all say I got the wrong guy.

    • Reese: How did you track down her old mug shot?
      Lionel: Police work. Even I do it on occasion.

    • Reese: Which do you like better, good cop or bad cop?
      Lionel: You tell me. Am I under with HR, or am I working cases with you?
      Reese: I'll let you know.

  • Notes

    • Music: Amongster (Polica)

    • Brennan Brown makes his his third appearance on the show. He gives his name for the first time, saying he is "Special Agent Donnelly." However, press releases for his second appearance in "Root Cause" said his name was Ellis, while in this episode, the press release stated that his name is Marks.

    • International Airdates:
      Canada: March 29, 2012 on Citytv
      Turkey: April 12, 2012 on CNBC-e
      Germany: December 20, 2012 on RTL
      Finland: June 26, 2013 on MTV3

  • Allusions