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Person of Interest: No Good Deed

The new Number is a security analyst who has uncovered something that the government wants to remain a secret: the existence of the Machine. Meanwhile, Reese digs into Finch's past and discovers what he's been keeping hidden.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x22
Production Number: 2J6222
Airdate: Thursday May 10th, 2012

Director: Stephen Williams
Writer: David Slack

Alternate Airdates:

CA (CTV) May 10, 2012
AU (Nine Network) Sep 24, 2012
UK (Channel 5) Apr 14, 2013

  • Currently 9.2/10
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Guest Stars
Brett Cullen
As Nathan Ingram
Elizabeth Marvel
As Alicia M. Corwin
Carrie Preston
As Grace
Jay O. Sanders
As Pennsylvania Two
Al Sapienza
As Det. Terney
Jacob Pitts
As Henry Peck

Co-Guest Stars
Andrew Weems
As Ed Johnson
Kate Bond
As Carrie Hale
Kelvin McGrue
As NYPD Uni #1
Kevin Nagle
As NYPD Uni #3
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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Episode Notes
Carrie Preston--portraying Grace in this episode--is the real-life spouse of Michael Emerson, who portrays Finch. So the off-screen relationship of these actors has been translated to the characters that they play.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
David BowieI'm Afraid of AmericansReese helps Henry escape

Episode Quotes
Finch: Are you following me?
Reese: Financial analyst. It's riveting.
Finch: Well, they can't all be babies and Mafia Dons.

Finch: If something ever happens, I have... a contingency.
Reese: Well, sooner or later, you're going to have to let the cat out of the bag, Finch.
Finch: Curiosity kills cats, Mr. Reese.

Reese: All right, Finch. Peck just got home. Time to see what our spy does at night. And so far... not much.
Finch: Not everyone is a social butterfly, Mr. Reese. For some of us, human interaction is... difficult.
Reese: Not calling it "human interaction" might help.

Finch: Go and live your life. Find some secrets of your own. And if you really need a mystery, I recommend the human heart.

Finch: I was lucky. I had four years of... happiness. Some people only get four days.

Episode References
Finch: Well, they can't all be babies and Mafia Dons.

This is a reference to the episode "Baby Blue" (1x17), where the POI was a baby girl named Leila Smith and where Reese and Finch helped Carter to put Mafia don Gianni Moretti in hiding.

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 ProducerAmy Berg  |  Amanda Segel Marks
ProducerMargot Lulick  |  Athena Wickham
Co-ProducerStephen Semel  |  Denise Thé
Associate ProducerNoreen O'Toole  |  Joshua Levey
Production DesignerDan Leigh
EditorMark Conte
CastingMark Saks
Unit Production ManagerRebecca Rivo
First Assistant DirectorPeter Soldo  |  Dylan Hopkins (2)
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
Production AssistantJason Rueda
Script SupervisorAnthony Pettine
Post Production SupervisorChris Risner
Re-Recording MixerScott Weber  |  Keith Rogers (1)
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
Payroll AccountantJason Stant
"A" Camera 1st AssistantJulian De La Cruz
Warning: Person of Interest season 1 episode 22 guide may contain spoilers
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