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Person of Interest: Number Crunch

The Machine gives Reese and Finch four new numbers, and they soon discover that one of the Persons of Interest is already dead. Meanwhile, IA investigates Carter for her involvement with the mystery man, and the CIA tells her that they want Reese back.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x10
Production Number: 2J6210
Airdate: Thursday December 15th, 2011

Alternate Airdates:

CA (CTV) Dec 15, 2011

  • Currently 9.3/10
9.3/10 (22 Votes cast)


Guest Stars
Michael Kelly (1)
As Mark Snow
Bridget Regan
As Wendy McNally
Michael Murphy (1)
As Congressman Hallen
Jack Gwaltney
As Davis Bannerman
Melonie Diaz
As Paula Vasquez
Selenis Leyva
As Hosking

Co-Guest Stars
Allan Louis
As Detective Olson
John Fiore
As Captain Womack
Darien Sills-Evans
As Tyrell Evans
Jeremy Beck
As Matt (Matt Duggan)
Helen Coxe
As Claire (Claire Ryan)
Christina Gordon
As Officer Demora
Morgan Weed
As Co-Worker
Main Cast
James Caviezel
As John Reese
Taraji Henson
As Detective Joss Carter
Kevin Chapman
As Detective Lionel Fusco
Michael Emerson
As Harold Finch


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ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
UnkleWhen Things Explodeclosing scenes

Episode Quotes
Reese: Where did you come from?
Finch: I breached the space/time continuum. Not really. I did sense my privacy being invaded, but we'll leave that for now. We have work to do. Numbers have come in.
Reese: What do you mean, numbers?
Finch: What plurals usually mean. More than one, in this case, four.

Fusco: What the hell are you doing here? You didn't kill her, did you?
Reese: Lionel, after all we've been through.
Fusco: Exactly.

Fusco: Paula Vasquez? Why?
Reese: Don't want her ending up like the lady upstairs.
Fusco: You think she might?
Reese: I know she won't, because you'll throw yourself in front of the bullet.
Fusco: Funny guy.

Episode Goofs
"Detective" is misspelled "Dectective" on Carter's fake funeral card.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorJonathan Nolan
Executive ProducerJ.J. Abrams  |  Bryan Burk  |  Jonathan Nolan  |  Greg Plageman
Co-Executive ProducerKathy Lingg  |  Richard J. Lewis  |  Patrick Harbinson  |  David Slack
Supervising ProducerAmanda Segel Marks
ProducerAthena Wickham  |  Margot Lulick
Co-ProducerStephen Semel  |  Denise Thé
Associate ProducerJoshua Levey  |  Noreen O'Toole
Production DesignerDan Leigh
EditorMark Conte
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
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 Location ManagerMark Lake
Charge Scenic ArtistEva Davy
Transportation Co-captainRichard Battista
Warning: Person of Interest season 1 episode 10 guide may contain spoilers
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