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Person of Interest is an American crime drama television series broadcasting on CBS. It is based on a screenplay developed by Jonathan Nolan. The series revolves around a former CIA officer (Jim Caviezel) recruited by a mysterious billionaire (Michael Emerson) to prevent violent crimes in New York City.
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Season 1 Episode List

1x1 Pilot aired: Thursday Sep 22, 2011
Reese and Finch must figure out whether a young prosecutor is a victim or a suspect.
1x2 Ghosts aired: Thursday Sep 29, 2011
Reese and Finch question the machine's reliability when it prompts the investigation of a teenager who was killed years earlier; Finch recalls the origin of the machine.
1x3 Mission Creep aired: Thursday Oct 6, 2011
Reese infiltrates a gang to get closer to a former Marine that the machine tagged.
1x4 Cura Te Ipsum aired: Thursday Oct 13, 2011
Reese and Finch try to unravel a threat to a promising young doctor.
1x5 Judgement aired: Thursday Oct 20, 2011
Reese and Finch have the added challenge of investigating a Person of Interest who wants nothing to do with their brand of vigilante justice.
1x6 The Fix aired: Thursday Oct 27, 2011
Reese becomes romantically involved with the newest Person of Interest: an attractive woman who isn't all that she seems.
1x7 Witness aired: Thursday Nov 3, 2011
The Machine identifies a school teacher who witnessed a mob hit as their next POI and Reese and Finch rush to save his life.
1x8 Foe aired: Thursday Nov 17, 2011
When Reese and Finch discover that their latest POI has connections to Cold War Soviet espionage circles, they quickly learn how covert ops were handled in a world before The Machine.
1x9 Get Carter aired: Thursday Dec 8, 2011
Reese and Finch's game of cat and mouse with Detective Carter becomes infinitely more complicated when The Machine declares that she is their newest POI.
1x10 Number Crunch aired: Thursday Dec 15, 2011
As Detective Carter deals with the fallout from her recent encounter with Reese and Finch, The Machine ups the ante for the duo by giving them four Social Security numbers instead of one.
1x11 Super aired: Thursday Jan 12, 2012
Reese is confined to a wheelchair recovering from his gunshot wound, but Finch sets him up in an apartment where he's to keep an eye on the Super, who is their latest POI. Also, Finch approaches Carter and gives her a POI to show her what they do.
1x12 Legacy aired: Thursday Jan 19, 2012
When Carter finally comes face-to-face with Reese, he urges her to join forces to help with their latest POI, a scrappy young woman from the wrong side of the tracks who turned her life around and became a lawyer.
1x13 Root Cause aired: Thursday Feb 2, 2012
The Machine gives Reese and Finch the number of a down-and-out man who has been pushed too far, and they're forced to turn to former Person of Interest Zoe Morgan for help.
1x14 Wolf and Cub aired: Thursday Feb 9, 2012
The Machine identifies Darren, a teenager whose brother was just murdered, as the next POI. Meanwhile, Finch is growing concerned that the son of his former business partner is dangerously close to finding out about the Machine.
1x15 Blue Code aired: Thursday Feb 16, 2012
Reese discovers there's more to the story after he infiltrates a smuggling ring to get close to his latest POI.
1x16 Risk aired: Thursday Feb 23, 2012
The Machine leads Reese and Finch to Wall Street when a sharp young trader at a major investment bank becomes embroiled in a multi-million dollar financial scam.
1x17 Baby Blue aired: Thursday Mar 8, 2012
Reese and Finch are puzzled when the machine names a 6-month-old baby as the latest person of interest; Detective Carter questions her allegiances when Elias resurfaces.
1x18 Identity Crisis aired: Thursday Mar 29, 2012
The Machine's latest number presents a unique challenge for Reese and Finch since the person has virtually no digital footprint - and appears to be leading a double life.
1x19 Flesh and Blood aired: Thursday Apr 5, 2012
When The Machine spits out five numbers, naming the Don of each of New York's crime families, Reese and Finch suspect Elias is planning to eliminate his competition.
1x20 Matsya Nyaya aired: Thursday Apr 26, 2012
To track the latest person of interest, Reese goes under cover as part of an armored truck crew; throughout the case, Reese is reminded of tough decisions he was forced to make during his last CIA mission.
1x21 Many Happy Returns aired: Thursday May 3, 2012
On Reese's birthday, Finch gives him the day off in hope of keeping him away from the latest person of interest.
1x22 No Good Deed aired: Thursday May 10, 2012
A person of interest winds up in the middle of a dark government conspiracy that Finch is all too familiar with; Reese makes a discovery about Finch's past.
1x23 Firewall aired: Thursday May 17, 2012
Reese becomes trapped with his POI in a heavily surveilled part of the city and must rely on Finch, Carter and Fusco's help.

Season 2 Episode List

2x1 The Contingency aired: Thursday Sep 27, 2012
Reese asks Detectives Carter and Fusco for help finding Finch, who was kidnapped by his nemesis.
2x2 Bad Code aired: Thursday Oct 4, 2012
As Reese investigates a cold case, he gets closer to Finch and his kidnapper, Root.
2x3 Masquerade aired: Thursday Oct 18, 2012
Reese protects the spoiled daughter of a Brazilian diplomat.
2x4 Triggerman aired: Thursday Oct 25, 2012
Reese and Finch wonder if they should intervene when they learn that a mob enforcer's life is in danger; Finch turns to an unexpected source for help.
2x5 Bury the Lede aired: Thursday Nov 1, 2012
Reese must surreptitiously protect an investigative reporter without becoming a part of her story.
2x6 The High Road aired: Thursday Nov 8, 2012
The Machine's latest number sends Reese to the suburbs.
2x7 Critical aired: Thursday Nov 15, 2012
A resourceful third party raises the stakes as Finch and Reese try to protect their latest person of interest, a brilliant surgeon.
2x8 Til Death aired: Thursday Nov 29, 2012
The team faces a challenge when the numbers of both a man and his wife come up in the machine.
2x9 C.O.D. aired: Thursday Dec 6, 2012
When the machine names a New York cabdriver as a person of interest, any of his passengers could be a part of the impending crime.
2x10 Shadow Box aired: Thursday Dec 13, 2012
As the FBI pursues "the man in the suit," Reese is even more determined to protect the latest person of interest after learning she is the sister of a soldier who was killed in action.
2x11 2πR aired: Thursday Jan 3, 2013
Finch goes under cover to protect a youth who reminds him of himself; Carter goes on a dangerous mission for the FBI.
2x12 Prisoner's Dilemma aired: Thursday Jan 10, 2013
Carter tries to help Reese by engaging in mental warfare with the FBI; Reese has encounters with old and new enemies; Detective Fusco must protect supermodel Karolina Kurkova, the latest person of interest.
2x13 Dead Reckoning aired: Thursday Jan 31, 2013
Reese is captured by a former acquaintance planning a massive and potentially deadly act of cyber-warfare.
2x14 One Percent aired: Thursday Feb 7, 2013
Finch and Reese meet their match: a tech billionaire whose curiosity and endless resources could expose their identities and ruin their efforts to save his life.
2x15 Booked Solid aired: Thursday Feb 14, 2013
As Reese and Finch try to save a hotel maid's life, they encounter a litany of suspects; Detective Carter considers a significant offer from the FBI.
2x16 Relevance aired: Thursday Feb 21, 2013
The latest POI - a deadly government operative who tackles terrorist threats - proves difficult for Reese and Finch to protect.
2x17 Proteus aired: Thursday Mar 7, 2013
As Finch and Reese try to protect six people simultaneously, clues lead them to a coastal town; when a storm forces Finch and Reese to seek shelter in a police station with a group of locals, they realize a killer may be in their midst.
2x18 All In aired: Thursday Mar 14, 2013
Finch and Reese head to Atlantic City to protect the latest person of interest, an elderly gambler; Carter tries to clear another detective's name.
2x19 Trojan Horse aired: Thursday Apr 4, 2013
Finch infiltrates a tech corporation to gather intel on an executive whose number has come up; Carter questions Beecher's integrity.
2x20 In Extremis aired: Thursday Apr 25, 2013
When a person of interest is poisoned, Finch and Reese only have 24 hours to identify the toxin and find the person responsible; Detective Fusco's past catches up to him.
2x21 Zero Day aired: Thursday May 2, 2013
When a virus causes the machine to malfunction, numbers are issued irregularly; the team searches for an extremely elusive tech millionaire.
2x22 God Mode aired: Thursday May 9, 2013
Finch and Reese team up with unexpected allies as they race to fix the machine; as Detective Carter tries to apprehend Cal Beecher's murderer, she finds herself up against HR -- a criminal organization.

Season 3 Episode List

3x1 Liberty aired: Tuesday Sep 24, 2013
Reese and Shaw struggle to find a naval officer among all those in town for Fleet Week; Carter puts a plan in motion to get rid of those who set her up; Root tests her new surroundings.
3x2 Nothing to Hide aired: Tuesday Oct 1, 2013
Reese tries to protect an Internet entrepreneur who targets people's privacy; Carter is paired with a rookie partner.
3x3 Lady Killer aired: Tuesday Oct 8, 2013
Finch and Reese ask Zoe Morgan, Carter and Shaw to help them determine if a playboy is a predator or a target; Root plots an escape from the psych ward with the help of the machine.
3x4 Reasonable Doubt aired: Tuesday Oct 15, 2013
The team must figure out if a prominent lawyer orchestrated the murder of her husband or if she is being framed; Carter is spotted with Reese by her new partner.
3x5 Razgovor aired: Tuesday Oct 22, 2013
Shaw must stay close to a 10-year-old girl with highly developed surveillance skills when she is identified by the machine; Carter's mission could be exposed.
3x6 Mors Praematura aired: Tuesday Oct 29, 2013
After being freed from her confinement to the psych ward, Root needs Shaw's help with a directive from the machine; Finch and Reese look into a mild-mannered investigator.
3x7 The Perfect Mark aired: Tuesday Nov 5, 2013
The team is met with surprises during an investigation into a hypnotherapist; an antiquities dealer has ties to a crime organization.
3x8 Endgame aired: Tuesday Nov 12, 2013
The machine gives Finch 38 numbers at once; information about Carter's past is revealed.
3x9 The Crossing aired: Tuesday Nov 19, 2013
The battle to bring a crime organization to justice reaches a new level; Reese's number comes up in the machine.
3x10 The Devil's Share aired: Tuesday Nov 26, 2013
As the team seeks justice for a death, Finch fears one team member will go too far; the number of one of HR's key players comes up in the machine.
3x11 Lethe aired: Tuesday Dec 17, 2013
Flashbacks reveal Finch's creation of the machine; Reese hits the road, leaving the team to deal with the aftermath of their war with HR.
3x12 Aletheia aired: Tuesday Jan 7, 2014
Multiple enemies target the team as they try to protect a dying man; Reese's absence could lead to catastrophic repercussions.
3x13 4C aired: Tuesday Jan 14, 2014
Reese gets on an international flight -- intending to leave the team and the past behind -- but realizes his travel plans were manipulated.
3x14 Provenance aired: Tuesday Feb 4, 2014
Reese comes back to New York; surprising events lead to the team planning a heist that could send them all to jail.
3x15 Last Call aired: Tuesday Feb 25, 2014
Finch tries to protect a 911 operator by going under cover in an emergency call center; the threat proves to be larger than anticipated.
3x16 RAM aired: Tuesday Mar 4, 2014
Secrets of Finch's pre-Reese operation are revealed -- including surprising ties to current events.
3x17 / aired: Tuesday Mar 18, 2014
The Machine assigns Root to seek out a janitor with a mysterious past, but when her very presence puts his life in danger, Finch also receives his number.
3x18 Allegiance aired: Tuesday Mar 25, 2014
When Reese and Finch have to protect a former government contractor who is following a UN diplomat, they are thrust into the murky waters of international politics.
3x19 Most Likely To ... aired: Tuesday Apr 1, 2014
In order to protect the latest person of interest, Shaw and Reese go under cover at a high school reunion; Fusco and Finch go to Washington, D.C., to investigate Vigilance's most recent attack.
3x20 Death Benefit aired: Tuesday Apr 15, 2014
Reese goes under cover as a secret service agent in order to get close to the latest person of interest, a congressman who may have the key to derailing Decima's plan for a second machine.
3x21 Beta aired: Tuesday Apr 29, 2014
Reese and Shaw are hunted by Decima; Greer uses Finch's greatest weakness -- his former fiancee -- to lure him out of hiding.
3x22 A House Divided aired: Tuesday May 6, 2014
The machine sends the team five different numbers to investigate when an unknown entity blocks details about an impending catastrophic event; Root's hackers arrive in New York.
3x23 Deus Ex Machina aired: Tuesday May 13, 2014
The team work to stop Samaritan from coming online and targeting them; the battle against Vigilance reaches a conclusion.

Season 4 Episode List

4x1 Panopticon aired: Tuesday Sep 23, 2014
In the fourth season premiere, the team must devise new ways to continue their work without being detected by Samaritan after they're forced to take on new identities created by Root. Some, however, find it hard to ignore the Machine's numbers, putting them all at risk of being seen by the rival machine.
4x2 Nautilus aired: Tuesday Sep 30, 2014
Although Finch insists that he no longer wishes to help with new numbers, his interest is piqued when Reese learns that the newest POI is a brilliant college student engaged in a mysterious, life-and-death scavenger hunt. Now he must decide if he can help without alerting Samaritan.
4x3 Wingman aired: Tuesday Oct 7, 2014
Finch recruits Fusco to stick close to the latest POI, a professional 'wingman', but learning how to approach women soon becomes the least of his worries. Reese must find a way to play by the rules at his new day job. The Machine sends Finch and Root on a mysterious errand.
4x4 Brotherhood aired: Tuesday Oct 14, 2014
Reese's cover job as an NYPD detective becomes complicated when the young brother and sister he's protecting become targets of a gang investigation.
4x5 Prophets aired: Tuesday Oct 21, 2014
Finch is suspicious when a gifted political pollster's number comes up at the same time that his typically ironclad predictions go wrong – and believes that the two events are linked. Meanwhile, Reese is sidelined by a direct order from Captain Moreno. Jason Ritter guest stars as pollster Simon Lee.
4x6 Pretenders aired: Tuesday Oct 28, 2014
Reese, Shaw and Fusco must protect an unassuming office worker who stumbles into a dangerous conspiracy while moonlighting as fake detective. Meanwhile, Finch travels to Hong Kong as part of his academic cover identity.
4x7 Honor Among Thieves aired: Tuesday Nov 11, 2014
Shaw joins a team of international thieves in order to keep tabs on the latest POI, but an unexpected turn of events puts her in danger of being detected by Samaritan. Finch and Root, meanwhile, undertake a dangerous sabotage mission.
4x8 Point of Origin aired: Tuesday Nov 18, 2014
Reese volunteers as an NYPD police academy instructor in order to keep an eye on a talented young officer whose suspicious actions make him question her motives. Meanwhile, Martine – armed with information from Samaritan – hunts a member of the team.
4x9 The Devil You Know aired: Tuesday Nov 25, 2014
Reese must save Elias from the Brotherhood. He can't get any help from Root or Shaw since Shaw's cover is blown and Root is escorting her to underground.
4x10 The Cold War aired: Tuesday Dec 16, 2014
Samaritan demonstrates its true power by taking control of New York for 48 hours and erasing crime from the city in an attempt to lure The Machine out of hiding.
4x11 If-Then-Else aired: Tuesday Jan 6, 2015
Samaritan launches a cyber-attack on the stock exchange, forcing the team to risk their lives in a desperate mission to stop a global catastrophe.
4x12 Control-Alt-Delete aired: Tuesday Jan 13, 2015
Control, who oversees the handling of relevant numbers for the government, begins to question the methods and intentions of the Samaritan program. Root and Reese start looking for Shaw, whom they believe is still alive.
4x13 M.I.A. aired: Tuesday Feb 3, 2015
Root and Reese's hunt for Shaw takes them to a small town in upstate New York where it becomes apparent that not everything is as idyllic as it seems. Also, Fusco teams with a former POI to tackle the newest number.
4x14 Guilty aired: Tuesday Feb 10, 2015
When the Machine arranges for Finch to sit on the jury of a murder trial, he begins to suspect that a fellow juror is set to rig the proceedings. Meanwhile, Reese begins to open up to the department's therapist.
4x15 Q&A aired: Tuesday Feb 17, 2015
Reese tries to protect a software programmer with a mysterious second life, but it's unclear which side of her life the threat is coming from. Meanwhile, Claire, a young hacker whom Finch tried to protect from Samaritan, reaches out to him for aid.
4x16 Blunt aired: Tuesday Feb 24, 2015
Reese and Finch must protect Harper, a street-smart grifter, when her plan to steal cash from a medical marijuana dispensary goes up in smoke.
4x17 Karma aired: Tuesday Mar 10, 2015
Reese and Finch try to protect a psychologist whose unorthodox methods for helping his patients find closure could cost him dearly. Meanwhile, flashbacks reveal Finch's fragile state in the days following the bombing that killed his best friend, Nathan Ingram.
4x18 Skip aired: Tuesday Mar 24, 2015
Reese must protect a bounty hunter who refuses to let the potential threat to her life deter her from the relentless pursuit of her target. Also, Finch tries to set the plan he began in Shanghai in motion.
4x19 Search and Destroy aired: Tuesday Apr 7, 2015
Reese and Finch scramble to protect a software CEO when his behavior becomes increasingly erratic following a hacker attack that reveals all his secrets and unravels his life.
4x20 Terra Incognita aired: Tuesday Apr 14, 2015
Reese finds himself on a perilous personal journey when he takes on a homicide case Detective Carter was never able to close.
4x21 Asylum aired: Tuesday Apr 28, 2015
Reese and Fusco get caught in the war between the two newest POIs, rival crime bosses Elias and Dominic. Also, a tantalizing clue to Shaw's whereabouts leads Finch and Root into a possible trap, and Control goes rogue to uncover the true intentions of the Samaritan program.
4x22 YHWH aired: Tuesday May 5, 2015
Finch and Root race to save The Machine, which has been located by the rival AI, Samaritan. Also, Reese is caught in the middle of the final showdown between rival crime bosses Elias and Dominic.

Season 5 Episode List

5x1 B.S.O.D. aired: Tuesday May 3, 2016
Reese and Finch attempt to rescue the Machine's source code before it deteriorates beyond repair. Also, Root fights for her life against an onslaught of Samaritan's agents and Fusco is faced with hard questions following the deaths of Dominic and Elias.
5x2 SNAFU aired: Monday May 9, 2016
The Machine experiences a glitch during rebooting, supplying Reese and Fusco with the numbers of dozens of people not actually involved in crimes, while also locking Finch and Root out after identifying them as threats based on past violent behavior.
5x3 Truth Be Told aired: Tuesday May 10, 2016
Reese's cover could be blown when he realizes the latest POI has ties to his old CIA colleague, Kara Stanton.
5x4 6,741 aired: Monday May 16, 2016
Sameen Shaw escapes her captors, but the team is unsure of her mental state when she begins to act paranoid and reckless.
5x5 ShotSeeker aired: Tuesday May 17, 2016
Reese protects an NYPD analyst whose investigation into a software glitch has drawn the attention of Samaritan. Also, Reese and Fusco are threatened by an ally of Elias's, who is looking to avenge his friend's death.
5x6 A More Perfect Union aired: Monday May 23, 2016
The Machine sends Reese and Finch to a wedding to protect a pair of POIs before their nuptials. Also, Fusco becomes angry at being kept in the dark by the team and takes it upon himself to investigate a string of missing person reports.
5x7 QSO aired: Tuesday May 24, 2016
Root goes undercover at a radio station to protect the host of a conspiracy theory show who stumbles upon information that could get him killed. Also, Samaritan's agents try to convince a member of the team that their goals are noble.
5x8 Reassortment aired: Tuesday May 24, 2016
Reese and Finch become trapped in a hospital that becomes ground zero for a deadly viral outbreak. Also, Samaritan's newest recruit has second thoughts and Shaw continues to struggle with reality.
5x9 Sotto Voce aired: Monday May 30, 2016
The mysterious criminal mastermind known as “The Voice” returns and traps Reese and Fusco in their own precinct with several armed gang members and the latest POI. Also, Root makes a shocking discovery.
5x10 The Day the World Went Away aired: Tuesday May 31, 2016
Finch's number comes up when a fatal error blows his cover identity and sets off a deadly series of escalating encounters with Samaritan's operatives.
5x11 Synecdoche aired: Tuesday Jun 7, 2016
The team must unravel a conspiracy and stay ahead of the Secret Service when the President of the United States becomes their newest POI. Also, Finch separates himself from the team and considers taking drastic action to combat Samaritan.
5x12 .exe aired: Tuesday Jun 14, 2016
As Reese and Shaw race to catch up with Finch, he infiltrates a maximum-security government facility in a desperate mission which could mean the end for not only Samaritan, but for himself and The Machine as well.
5x13 return 0 aired: Tuesday Jun 21, 2016
Finch, Reese, Fusco, and Shaw embark on one last mission to prevent Samaritan from destroying The Machine and cementing its hold over mankind.

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