Person of Interest (2011–2016)
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Special Agent Donnelly has Reese, along with three other men, in seventy-two hour custody on Riker's Island. With Finch's help, Carter is in unofficial charge of helping Reese get out of ... See full summary »


Richard J. Lewis


Jonathan Nolan (created by), Dan Dietz | 2 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jim Caviezel ... John Reese
Taraji P. Henson ... Joss Carter
Kevin Chapman ... Lionel Fusco
Michael Emerson ... Harold Finch
Luke Kirby ... Chris Beckner
Luke Kleintank ... Caleb Phipps
Brennan Brown ... Special Agent Nicholas Donnelly
Creighton James Creighton James ... Wayne F. Packer
James Colby ... Officer Murphy
Mary B. McCann ... Lori Phipps (as Mary McCann)
Hassan Johnson ... Lorenzo (as Hassan Iniko Johnson)
Susan Blackwell ... Principal Lawton
John Sharian ... Warden Hutchins
Gregory Abbey ... Howard Glazer
Stevie Steel Stevie Steel ... Julia Franklin


Special Agent Donnelly has Reese, along with three other men, in seventy-two hour custody on Riker's Island. With Finch's help, Carter is in unofficial charge of helping Reese get out of custody without disclosing to Donnelly that Reese is indeed the "man in the suit" that Donnelly considers the most dangerous man on the loose. Although Carter has a plan to do so, she may find that tenacious Donnelly may not let Reese and the other three go so easily if he has not yet found out which one is the man in the suit. Meanwhile, Finch, largely with Fusco's help, is handling their next number, that of Brooklyn high school student Caleb Phipps. Caleb is an average student and comes from a poor family, living alone with his single alcoholic mother, whose drinking problem may stem from the grief over the death of Caleb's older brother, Ryan, two years earlier. Ryan, who was with Caleb at the time and who witnessed the incident, was pushed into the path of a subway train, although official ... Written by Huggo

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Release Date:

3 January 2013 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


Harold writes a hint for the students on the chalkboard to shortcut the unnecessary work of adding one number at a time. The hint is (100+1) x 100, which is part of Gauss' solution. See more »


When Carter is walking up to the door to break into the DNA lab, she is wearing black leather gloves. When she picks the lock, she is not wearing any gloves. After she goes through the door, she is now wearing latex gloves. See more »


Harold Finch: I see in Ms. Benthem's lesson plan that today we're doing... Addition. That can't be right.
Lily Williams: It's busywork, punishment. We're supposed to add all the numbers from one to a hundred.
Harold Finch: Math is NOT punishment!
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References Dead Poets Society (1989) See more »

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A Hollywood "inside joke" that actually works...
6 August 2014 | by A_Different_DrummerSee all my reviews

Its the second season of a hit series that is just overflowing with talent at both ends of the camera and out of nowhere the producers pitch the viewer an episode ... without the star...? I would like to be able to tell you that I did hours of research to find the "real" story -- something like Jim was ill, Jim had family issues, Jim was in contract negotiations ... but the fact is that IMDb doesn't pay me enough for that (doesn't pay me at all in fact) so all I can say is that, if you had a database of 100,000 TV episodes, you would be hard-pressed to find many (if any) where the star is offscreeen for 98% of the story.

And still drawing a paycheck.

Yet here we are.

Bottom line, it worked, it is a testament to the production team here that they were able to deliver an effective and suspenseful episode, arguably as good as any in the series, using only the supporting cast.

A Hollywood "inside joke" ... that worked!

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