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Carter and Reese travel to Texas to unravel a 21-year-old missing child case and get a line on Root... the mysterious woman who has abducted Finch and Weeks, and plans to find the Machine no matter what it takes.

Episode Info

Episode number: 2x2
Production Number: 2J7202
Airdate: Thursday October 04th, 2012

Alternate Airdates:

CA (CTV) Oct 04, 2012
AU (Nine Network) Oct 15, 2012
UK (Channel 5) Oct 31, 2013
IE (RTÉ TWO) Jul 14, 2014


Guest Stars
Amy AckerAmy Acker
As Root
Jay O. SandersJay O. Sanders
As Special Counsel
Cotter SmithCotter Smith
As Deputy Director Denton L. Weeks
Boris McGiverBoris McGiver
As Hersh
Loudon Wainwright IIILoudon Wainwright III
As Sheriff Landry (as Loudon Wainwright)
Richard BekinsRichard Bekins
As Mr. Frey
Jeremy KushnierJeremy Kushnier
As Cody Grayson
Margo MartindaleMargo Martindale
As Barbara Russell

Co-Guest Stars
Emily RobinsonEmily Robinson
As Hanna Frey
Ryan AndesRyan Andes
As Shep
Mercedes GriffethMercedes Griffeth
As Samantha Groves
Justin PattersonJustin Patterson
As Motel Manager
Kevin LorequeKevin Loreque
As Trent Russell
Che AyendeChe Ayende
As Deputy
Rebecca MetzRebecca Metz
As Barbara Russell (1991)
Abdiel GonzalezAbdiel Gonzalez
As PDE Driver
Main Cast
James CaviezelJames Caviezel
As John Reese
Taraji HensonTaraji Henson
As Detective Joss Carter
Kevin ChapmanKevin Chapman
As Detective Lionel Fusco
Michael EmersonMichael Emerson
As Harold Finch



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Episode Notes
In this episode we learn that Root's real name is Samantha Groves.

Episode Quotes
Fusco: Did you just jack my phone?
Reese: It's a malware app. Little tip--someone offers you a great deal on any sort of male-enhancement pill, don't click on it.

Root: But you must see I'm on your side.
Finch: I'm not on any side.
Root: You know what I mean. I am the best friend, the best support, the best partner you will ever have. And definitely the most fun.

Reese: Carter, you can keep the rental. Guys are lending me a truck.
Carter: Why is there a crossbow on the bed?
Reese: Long story, but we're friends now.

Reese: Harold, meet Bear. Unfortunately, my apartment has a strict policy regarding dogs.
Finch: I have a strict policy regarding rare first editions. Namely, don't eat them.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorJonathan Nolan
Executive ProducerBryan Burk  |  Jonathan Nolan
Co-Executive ProducerAmanda Segel Marks  |  Patrick Harbinson  |  Richard J. Lewis  |  David Slack  |  Kathy Lingg
ProducerDenise Thé  |  Margot Lulick
Co-ProducerJoshua Levey  |  Stephen Semel  |  Melissa Scrivner
Production DesignerDan Leigh
EditorMark Conte
CastingMark Saks
Unit Production ManagerGail Barringer
Second Assistant DirectorAdam T. Weisinger
MusicRamin Djawadi
Costume DesignerFrank L Fleming
Key GripTed Lehane
Location ManagerPaul Kramer (2)
Property MasterRuth Dipasquale
Assistant EditorRyan Malanaphy
Post Production SupervisorChris Risner
Supervising Sound EditorMatthew Sawelson
Re-Recording MixerScott Weber  |  Keith Rogers (1)
Director of PhotographyManuel Billeter
Story EditorErik Mountain  |  Sean Hennen
Main Title ThemeJ.J. Abrams
Visual Effects SupervisorChris Wright (4)  |  Jay Worth
Casting AssociateJohn Andrews (1)
Original CastingApril Webster
Assistant To The Executive ProducerElena Beecher
Charge Scenic ArtistEva Davy
Writers' AssistantLucas O'Connor
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