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When a judge's son is kidnapped, Reese and Finch try to help him. However, he isn't interested in putting his son in further danger by accepting their help.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x5
Production Number: 2J6205
Airdate: Thursday October 20th, 2011

Director: Colin Bucksey
Writer: David Slack

Alternate Airdates:

CA (CTV) Oct 20, 2011
AU (Nine Network) Oct 23, 2011
UK (Channel 5) Sep 04, 2012

  • Currently 8.9/10
8.9/10 (22 Votes cast)


Guest Stars
David CostabileDavid Costabile
As Judge Samuel Gates
Michael CerverisMichael Cerveris
As Jarek Koska
Zabryna GuevaraZabryna Guevara
As Monica Ramirez
Bill TangradiBill Tangradi
As Leon Josef Turski
Pawel SzajdaPawel Szajda
As Drost
Meredith PattersonMeredith Patterson
As Angela Markham

Co-Guest Stars
Allan LouisAllan Louis
As Olson
Mike HoustonMike Houston
As Officer Fordes
Ash ChristianAsh Christian
As Onestate Tech
Robin LeMonRobin LeMon
As Foreperson
Paul MolnarPaul Molnar
As Uniform #1
Adriana GaviriaAdriana Gaviria
As Christina (Christina Rojas)
Main Cast
James Caviezel
As John Reese
Taraji Henson
As Detective Joss Carter
Kevin Chapman
As Detective Lionel Fusco
Michael Emerson
As Harold Finch


A woman is driving her car in a parking garage and hits a man. Someone makes a call saying that they have a problem...

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Episode Quotes
Reese: What's good here?
Finch: That won't work, Mr. Reese.
Reese: What won't?
Finch: Your interrogation technique.
Reese: "What's good here?" It's an innocent question.
Finch: No question is ever innocent from you.

Finch: Mr. Reese, any sign of a threat?
Reese: Does cholesterol count?

Judge Samuel Gates: You were there?
Reese: I was. but not soon enough.
Judge Samuel Gates: How did you know they were going to take him? Who the hell are you
Reese: You have two questions right now: Who are you and where is my son? Which one do you want to focus on?

Reese: Stay here and wait for the next call.
Judge Samuel Gates: They said no cops, no FBI.
Reese: They didn't say anything about me.

Reese: The longest it's ever taken me to break someone is 16 hours. You don't look like you're going to set a record. Want to talk?

Judge Samuel Gates: I wasn't sure I'd ever see you again.
Reese: Yeah, I'm, uh, not great at keeping in touch with people.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorJonathan Nolan
Executive ProducerJ.J. Abrams  |  Bryan Burk  |  Jonathan Nolan  |  Greg Plageman
Co-Executive ProducerDavid Slack  |  Richard J. Lewis  |  Kathy Lingg  |  Patrick Harbinson
Supervising ProducerAmanda Segel Marks
ProducerMargot Lulick  |  Athena Wickham
Co-ProducerDenise Thé  |  Stephen Semel
Associate ProducerJoshua Levey  |  Noreen O'Toole
Production DesignerDan Leigh
EditorRay Daniels
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 MixerKeith Rogers (1)  |  Scott Weber
GafferJim McCullagh
Director of PhotographyTeodoro Maniaci
Stunt CoordinatorJeffrey Lee Gibson
Art DirectorC.J. Simpson
Sound MixerNoah Timan
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
Assistant Costume DesignerPatrick Wiley
Video Playback OperatorMike Sime
Warning: Person of Interest season 1 episode 5 guide may contain spoilers
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