In an on-going case, Reese accompanies Carter when mob boss and Elias' father Gianni Moretti is released from prison. Carter wants to offer Moretti police protection as they are all aware that Elias is out to kill him. Regardless, Finch has another number in hand, the number only issued two months earlier to a Leila Smith. He surmises that Leila is either a recent immigrant or obtained the number through identity fraud. Finch is wrong on both counts: Leila is a six-month old safe haven baby whose parents are unknown, and who obtained her social security number through one of the attending nurses at the medical clinic where she is currently residing. That nurse wanted Leila to have an identity despite her situation. Reese and Finch track down who they believe is Leila's single mother, but the identity of the father requires further investigation. They believe the father has to do with recent sizable donations to the medical clinic, which they learn was made by Petrosian Construction, a...
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Finch was surprised the baby had a social security number but that in and of itself is not a character error. Babies are given social security numbers at the time of their birth, but only after the proper paperwork is filled out. She was also a safe haven baby, which means no one knows what paperwork may or may not have been completed. He was only surprised she had a number because she was a safe haven baby, until the nurse said she filled out the paperwork. There is a ton of paperwork that has to be sent to the social security office. See more
[as he tosses Reese's gun back to him
I'd have just shot you, but the Boss has got a soft spot for you.