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Person of Interest: Prisoner's Dilemma

At Donnelly's request, Carter interrogates the captive Reese in an attempt to confirm that he is the "man in the suit." Meanwhile, Reese tries to dodge an assassin sent into prison to kill him while Fusco protects a super-model whose Number is up.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 2x12
Production Number: 2J7212
Airdate: Thursday January 10th, 2013

Director: Chris Fisher
Writer: David Slack

Alternate Airdates:

UK (Channel 5) Apr 10, 2014

Guest Stars
Enrico ColantoniEnrico Colantoni
As Carl Elias
Brennan BrownBrennan Brown
As Special Agent Donnelly (Nicholas Donnelly)
Jay O. SandersJay O. Sanders
As Special Counsel
Boris McGiverBoris McGiver
As Hersh
Terry SerpicoTerry Serpico
As Byron
Creighton JamesCreighton James
As Wayne Packer
Brendan GriffinBrendan Griffin
As Macavoy (Charles Bennett Macavoy)
Annie ParisseAnnie Parisse
As Kara Stanton

Co-Guest Stars
John SharianJohn Sharian
As Warden Hutchins
James KnightJames Knight
As Brian Kelly (Watts)
Tom TitoneTom Titone
As Dawson
Tony F. DevitoTony F. Devito
As Ragazzo

Michael Kelly (1)Michael Kelly (1)
As Mark Snow
Elizabeth MarvelElizabeth Marvel
As Alicia M. Corwin
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


The Machine monitors Reese's capture and determines that its asset may be compromised...

Read the full recap
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
The WhoEminence FrontReese walks out of prison

Episode Quotes
Fusco: I mean, come on, you gotta need something. Are we gonna bust John out of there or what?
Finch: Oh, it sounds like such a bad idea when you say it.

Reese: Can we just do this and go?
Kara Stanton: Okay, John. If we're gonna be partners, you're going to have to lighten up.
Reese: It's my first triple-homicide. Didn't know I was supposed to prepare jokes.

Donnelly: Is the earpiece not working?
Carter: I'm building rapport. That's how you get good intel. Would you rather I waterboarded him?

Byron: You know, this is the bastard that stole my dog.
Reese: Be honest. He wanted to leave.

Carl Elias: Can't have Agent Donnelly spying on our reunion, can we? I know all about his hunt for the "man in the suit." Personally, I think they could have come up with a better name.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorJonathan Nolan
Executive ProducerBryan Burk  |  Jonathan Nolan  |  Greg Plageman
Co-Executive ProducerDavid Slack  |  Patrick Harbinson  |  Amanda Segel Marks  |  Richard J. Lewis  |  Kathy Lingg
ProducerDenise Thé  |  Margot Lulick
Co-ProducerJoshua Levey  |  Stephen Semel
Production DesignerRick Butler (1)
EditorJohn Ganem
CastingMark Saks
Unit Production ManagerGail Barringer
First Assistant DirectorMichael Pitt (2)
Second Assistant DirectorAdam T. Weisinger
MusicRamin Djawadi
Costume DesignerFrank L Fleming
Key GripTed Lehane
Location ManagerPaul Kramer (2)
Property MasterRuth Dipasquale
Post Production SupervisorChris Risner
Supervising Sound EditorMatthew Sawelson
Re-Recording MixerKeith Rogers (1)  |  Scott Weber
GafferJim McCullagh
Director of PhotographyManuel Billeter
Story EditorErik Mountain  |  Sean Hennen
Stunt CoordinatorJeffrey Lee Gibson
Production SecretaryCarver DiSirens
Sound MixerNoah Timan
Main Title ThemeJ.J. Abrams
Visual Effects SupervisorJay Worth
Department Head HairBelinda Anderson
Casting AssociateJohn Andrews (1)
Department Head Make-upToy Russell Van Lierop
Original CastingApril Webster
Charge Scenic ArtistEva Davy
1st Assistant AccountantValerie Rose Bronte  |  Scotch Crisostomo
Location CoordinatorTalia Mayer
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