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The Machine sends Finch and Reese six Numbers and they soon discover that they belong to six missing persons... and the sixth one disappeared on an island in the middle of a heavy storm. Meanwhile, Carter questions Cal's trustworthiness after Moss warns her about the detective.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 2x17
Production Number: 2J7217
Airdate: Thursday March 07th, 2013

Director: Kenneth Fink
Writer: Sean Hennen

Alternate Airdates:

CA (CTV) Mar 07, 2013
AU (Nine Network) Apr 08, 2013
UK (Channel 5) May 01, 2014

Guest Stars
Sterling K. BrownSterling K. Brown
As Detective Cal Beecher
Brian HutchisonBrian Hutchison
As SAIC Brian Moss
Luke MacfarlaneLuke Macfarlane
As Agent Alan Fahey
Becky Ann BakerBecky Ann Baker
As Deputy Erica Schmidt
Dan LauriaDan Lauria
As Stanley Amis
Cindy KatzCindy Katz
As Vicki Winter
Dennis FlanaganDennis Flanagan
As Victor Engquist

Co-Guest Stars
James Andrew OJames Andrew O'Connor
As Ethan Mattson
Derek WilsonDerek Wilson
As Dennis Cunningham
Mandy SiegfriedMandy Siegfried
As Carly Moon
Timothy SekkTimothy Sekk
As Kyle Moon
Hayley TreiderHayley Treider
As Becky Hess
Main Cast
James CaviezelJames Caviezel
As John Reese
Taraji HensonTaraji Henson
As Detective Joss Carter
Michael EmersonMichael Emerson
As Harold Finch


The Machine tracks anomalous activity from San Francisco to Owen Island, NY, which is in the middle of a coming storm...

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Episode Quotes
Agent Alan Fahey: FBI, don't move. Hands up. I want to see some ID.
Reese: Well, which is it? You want my hands up, or you want to see ID?

Reese: You smuggle it in on your boat? Ah, don't say anything. Just bleed if I'm right.

Reese: A drug smuggler shot at with a spear gun last night.
Finch: Is that a first for you?
Reese: Wish I could say yes.

Reese: At least the storm's passing.
Finch: No, Mr. Reese, I have a feeling that it's just beginning.

Episode Goofs
the dates aren't 18 months apart as stated.

Cultural References
Reese: We should have seen Once Upon a Time in the West.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorJonathan Nolan
Executive ProducerJ.J. Abrams  |  Bryan Burk  |  Jonathan Nolan  |  Greg Plageman
Co-Executive ProducerRichard J. Lewis  |  Patrick Harbinson  |  Amanda Segel Marks  |  David Slack  |  Kathy Lingg
ProducerDenise Thé  |  Athena Wickham  |  Margot Lulick
Co-ProducerJoshua Levey  |  Stephen Semel  |  Melissa Scrivner
Associate ProducerNoreen O'Toole
Production DesignerRick Butler (1)
EditorMark Conte
CastingMark Saks
Unit Production ManagerGail Barringer
First Assistant DirectorPeter Soldo
Second Assistant DirectorKate Bogle
MusicRamin Djawadi
Music EditorTom Trafalski
Costume DesignerFrank L Fleming
Key GripTed Lehane
Set DecoratorRon Von Blomberg
Location ManagerPaul Kramer (2)
Property MasterRuth Dipasquale
Production AssistantPooja Singh
Script SupervisorAnthony Pettine
Post Production SupervisorChris Risner
Re-Recording MixerKeith Rogers (1)  |  Scott Weber
GafferJim McCullagh
Director of PhotographyStephen McNutt
Story EditorSean Hennen  |  Erik Mountain
Stunt CoordinatorJeffrey Lee Gibson
Sound MixerNoah Timan
Main Title ThemeJ.J. Abrams
Visual Effects SupervisorChris Wright (4)  |  Jay Worth
Department Head HairBelinda Anderson
Casting AssociateJohn Andrews (1)
Department Head Make-upToy Russell Van Lierop
Original CastingApril Webster
Special Effects CoordinatorRoy Savoy
Charge Scenic ArtistEva Davy
Video Playback OperatorMike Sime
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