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A Cold War assassin goes after the members of his former team, and Reese and Finch try to stop him. Meanwhile, Fusco attempts to convince Carter that her shooter can do some good.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x8
Production Number: 2J6208
Airdate: Thursday November 17th, 2011

Director: Milan Cheylov
Writer: Sean Hennen

Alternate Airdates:

CA (CTV) Nov 17, 2011
AU (Nine Network) Nov 20, 2011
UK (Channel 5) Sep 25, 2012

  • Currently 9.1/10
9.1/10 (19 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Annie Parisse
As Stanton
Alan Dale
As Ulrich Kohl
Laila Robins
As Anja Kohl
Larry Pine
As Wernick
Aubrey Dollar
As Marie Klein
Sherman Howard
As Steiller
Lee Aaron Rosen
As Heinlein

Co-Guest Stars
Jonathan Fried
As Liaison
Kent Broadhurst
As Hauffe (Heinrich Hauffe)
Bradley Dean
As Contact #1
Christopher Durham
As Contact #2
Matt McGorry
As EMT #1
Main Cast
James Caviezel
As John Reese
Taraji Henson
As Detective Joss Carter
Kevin Chapman
As Detective Lionel Fusco
Michael Emerson
As Harold Finch


Ulrich Kohl arrives in New York City, using the alias Wallace Nagel. Two German men discuss Kohl and figure that he knows everything and that they should take steps to take care of Kohl. ..

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Episode Quotes
Finch: No thanks, I don't drink coffee.
Reese: Sencha green tea, one sugar.
Finch: You've been paying attention.
Reese: Relax, Finch, it's just tea. I haven't guessed your favorite color yet.

Pilcher: Before the country reunified, East Germany was the greatest surveillance state the world has seen. The Stasi knew everything.
Finch: I've read about them. I'm a sucker for surveillance.

Pilcher: Um... how did you know about the submarine schematics?
Finch: Told you... I'm a sucker for surveillance.

Finch: Mr. Reese, I'm highly uncomfortable being here.
Reese: I'm highly uncomfortable having you here, but I need a spotter.

Finch: What if you miss?
Reese: I wouldn't know. Never have.

Reese: That's a Welrod, isn't it? Only 73 decibels when fired. But it won't stop me before I get to you. and I lose my patience when I get shot.

Reese: I always thought I'd die in a place that didn't know my name.
Finch: You think anyone will care for our names?
Reese: After we're dead.
Finch: I thought we already were.

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 DirectorPeter Soldo
Second Assistant DirectorKate Bogle
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
Post Production CoordinatorNathan Lee
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
Best Boy GripBen D'andrea
Assistant Office CoordinatorEric Rau
Warning: Person of Interest season 1 episode 8 guide may contain spoilers
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