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Person of Interest: Flesh and Blood

Reese and Finch receive Numbers on five Mafia Dons in New York City, and realize that Carl Elias is making his move. Meanwhile, HR leans on Fusco to produce Reese, and Elias leans on Carter to cooperate with him by abducting her son.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x19
Production Number: 2J6219
Airdate: Thursday April 05th, 2012

Alternate Airdates:

CA (CTV) Apr 05, 2012
AU (Nine Network) Apr 30, 2012
UK (Channel 5) Mar 24, 2013

  • Currently 9/10
9/10 (16 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Enrico Colantoni
As Carl Elias
Robert John Burke
As Simmons
Mark Margolis
As Gianni Moretti
David Valcin
As Scarface
Vincent Curatola
As Zambrano
Paul Schulze
As Gianni Moretti Junior
Tony Darrow
As Caparelli
Lola Glaudini
As Det. Sherri Lablanca
Arthur J. Nascarella
As Basile (as Arthur Nascarella)
John Magaro
As Elias (Age 22)

Co-Guest Stars
Kwoade Cross
As Taylor Carter
Ed Setrakian
As Grifoni
River Alexander
As Elias (Age 12)
Joe Maruzzo
As Soldier #1
Mark Morettini
As Soldier #2
Anthony Giordano
As Junior (Age 24)
Main Cast
James Caviezel
As John Reese
Taraji Henson
As Detective Joss Carter
Kevin Chapman
As Detective Lionel Fusco
Michael Emerson
As Harold Finch


Elias is talking on the phone, wondering what kind of man he would have been if his mother hadn’t been murdered...

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ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
UnkleBurn My ShadowReese rescues Taylor

Episode Quotes
Finch: Bit of a late start, Mr. Reese. Did you forget to set your alarm?
Reese: Had my yoga class.
Finch: Well, I hope you've gotten in touch with your chi because it seems we have a big day ahead of us.

Reese: I don't know, Finch. We could let the trash take out the trash.
Finch: I know they encouraged a certain moral flexibility when you worked at the CIA, Mr. Reese. But I'd like to think that we're reaching for a higher standard.

Finch: Are you certain this is the best course of action? Mafiosi don't take kindly to people who approach them unannounced. They're like feral dogs that way.
Reese: No time for anything but the direct approach, Finch. Besides, I've always been good with dogs.

Elias (Age 12): Do you think he even knows about what happened to my mom?
Gloria: Here's what I know, baby. We are all descended from kings. You gotta live your own life. Be your own man.

Carter: I guess you should know the FBI has a new task force set up in your honor. They think you're working with Elias.
Reese: I'm often misunderstood.

Reese: How'd she convince them to go with her?
Finch: She didn't. She kidnapped them. It seems you've had something of an influence on her.
Reese: Thanks, Finch.
Finch: I'm not certain I meant that as a compliment.

Lionel: How long you think we can stay here?
Carter: Until we know they're safe.
Lionel: They're mob bosses, Carter. That ain't gonna happen anytime soon.

Carter: You know I can't hand these guys over to you. I might as well kill them myself.
Carl Elias: If you're up to it, that would be extremely helpful.

Elias (Age 22): You two think you're safe because there's just one of me. That I'm weak and that you're strong. That's not strength. That's weakness. Look at you... a bunch of jealous idiots. Liars, betraying each other. I don't need that. I get my strength from being alone, and that's why I'm gonna destroy all of you.

Gianni Moretti: You here to rescue me? Or shoot me?
Reese: Tonight... rescue.

Taylor: That guy you sent is kind of a bad-ass.
Carter: Yeah, he knows it, too.
Taylor: Who's the guy with the glasses?
Carter: If you find out, let me know.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorJonathan Nolan
Executive ProducerJ.J. Abrams  |  Bryan Burk  |  Jonathan Nolan  |  Greg Plageman
Co-Executive ProducerRichard J. Lewis  |  David Slack  |  Kathy Lingg  |  Patrick Harbinson
Supervising ProducerAmanda Segel Marks
ProducerAthena Wickham  |  Margot Lulick
Co-ProducerStephen Semel  |  Denise Thé
Associate ProducerNoreen O'Toole  |  Joshua Levey
Production DesignerDan Leigh
EditorMark Conte
CastingMark Saks
Unit Production ManagerRebecca Rivo
First Assistant DirectorMichael Pitt (2)
Second Assistant DirectorAdam T. Weisinger
MusicRamin Djawadi
Music EditorTom Trafalski
Costume DesignerJohn Glaser III
Key GripBob Andres
Camera OperatorMatthew Pebler
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
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
Original CastingApril Webster
Office Production AssistantFernando Ziemer
"B" Camera OperatorManuel Billeter
Warning: Person of Interest season 1 episode 19 guide may contain spoilers
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