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Person of Interest: Mission Creep

Reese and Finch try to help an ex-Marine who is working with a gang of other ex-soldiers who rob banks to cover their debts. Meanwhile, Carter comes to the realization that Reese isn't the cold-blooded killer she initially believed.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x3
Production Number: 2J6203
Airdate: Thursday October 06th, 2011

Alternate Airdates:

CA (CTV) Oct 06, 2011
AU (Nine Network) Oct 09, 2011
UK (Channel 5) Aug 21, 2012


Guest Stars
Susan MisnerSusan Misner
As Jessica Arndt
James CarpinelloJames Carpinello
As Joey Durban
Keith NobbsKeith Nobbs
As Straub
Vincent LarescaVincent Laresca
As Detective Molina
Lili MirojnickLili Mirojnick
As Pia Moresco
Charles BorlandCharles Borland
As Businessman #1
Ruben Santiago-HudsonRuben Santiago-Hudson
As Sam Latimer

Co-Guest Stars
Rey LucasRey Lucas
As Willis
Akintola JiboyewaAkintola Jiboyewa
As Teddy (Teddy Dalloway)
Gregory JonesGregory Jones
As Businessman #2
Rick ZahnRick Zahn
As Police Officer

Elizabeth MasucciElizabeth Masucci
As Stacey Myles
Main Cast
James CaviezelJames Caviezel
As John Reese
Taraji HensonTaraji Henson
As Detective Joss Carter
Michael EmersonMichael Emerson
As Harold Finch


Reese arrives at the library headquarters and discovers that Finch has dozed off after an all-nighter. Finch tells him that they have a new number, belonging to Joey Durban, an ex-Marine from the 107th Infantry just back from Afghanistan. Reese confirms that he fought with the 107th and Finch informs him that Joey now works as a doorman at a midtown apartment building. They begin surveillance and Reese taps into Joey’s phone. The ex-Marine gets a message “Anchor D-0” and tells his boss that he has to take off early. He then meets with Pia Moresco, his girlfriend who waited for him six years while he was deployed...

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Episode Quotes
Reese: Good morning, Finch.
Finch: Don't you knock?
Reese: Not if I can help it.

Finch: Do we even know why he's such a mess? He's got a job, pretty girlfriend, good service record--he's throwing it all away. He's going to end up in prison. Or dead.
Reese: You're right, but... not every ex-soldier meets a reclusive billionaire.

Jessica Arndt: I waited for you.
Reese: I didn't ask you to.
Jessica Arndt: No. No, you didn't. You just left because you thought you'd get killed over there and that would hurt me. But I think the truth is that it was easier for you to be alone.
Reese: That's one of the things you learn over there. In the end we're all alone and no one's coming to save you.

Reese: Hey, Finch, I just got the call. Gang's picking me up. I get told the target en route.
Finch: You're not going in with them?
Reese: I got to watch Joey's back. I don't trust his friend Straub one bit.
Finch: I did not understand "infiltrate the gang" to mean "join them in their robbery."

Carter: I keep looking for you. I keep finding myself in some bad situations.
Reese: You could always stop looking for me.
Carter: Not an option. Now I've got two more bodies. I don't think you killed those guys. But I think you know who did.
Reese: I'll take care of it.
Carter: Playing a dangerous game. And I'm not sure I understand why.
Reese: I've got my reasons.
Carter: Maybe you do. But every killer I locked up thought they had a good reason. And that is how this ends. Sooner or later, I lock you up. Or find you bleeding out somewhere.
Reese: I will take my chances.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorJonathan Nolan
Executive ProducerJ.J. Abrams  |  Bryan Burk  |  Jonathan Nolan  |  Greg Plageman
Co-Executive ProducerPatrick Harbinson  |  David Slack  |  Kathy Lingg  |  Richard J. Lewis
Supervising ProducerAmanda Segel Marks
ProducerMargot Lulick  |  Athena Wickham
Co-ProducerStephen Semel  |  Denise Thé
Associate ProducerJoshua Levey
Production DesignerDan Leigh
EditorScott Lerner
CastingMark Saks
Unit Production ManagerRebecca Rivo
First Assistant DirectorMarco Londoner
Second Assistant DirectorAndrea O'Connor
MusicRamin Djawadi
Music EditorTom Trafalski
Costume DesignerJohn Glaser III
Key GripBob Andres
Set DecoratorRon Von Blomberg
Location ManagerPaul Kramer (2)
Property MasterJeff Mazzola
Script SupervisorAnthony Pettine
Post Production SupervisorChris Risner
Re-Recording MixerScott Weber  |  Keith Rogers (1)
GafferJim McCullagh
Director of PhotographyRichard Rutkowski
Stunt CoordinatorJeffrey Lee Gibson
Main Title ThemeJ.J. Abrams
Visual Effects SupervisorJay Worth  |  Chris Scollard
Department Head HairBelinda Anderson
Casting AssociateJohn Andrews (1)
Department Head Make-upToy Russell Van Lierop
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