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After ten days of silence because of the Decima virus, The Machine sends Finch and Reese the Number of an elusive tech company CEO. They soon discover that The Machine is engaged in a last-ditch effort to save itself, and Finch is forced to team up with Root while Reese works with Sam.

Episode Info

Episode number: 2x21
Production Number: 2J7221
Airdate: Thursday May 02nd, 2013

Alternate Airdates:

CA (CTV) May 02, 2013
AU (Nine Network) May 06, 2013
TR (CNBC-e) May 30, 2013
UK (Channel 5) May 22, 2014
FI (MTV3) Jun 03, 2014


Guest Stars
Amy AckerAmy Acker
As Root
Brett CullenBrett Cullen
As Nathan Ingram
Jay O. SandersJay O. Sanders
As Special Counsel
Carrie PrestonCarrie Preston
As Grace Hendricks
John Nolan (3)John Nolan (3)
As Greer
Al SapienzaAl Sapienza
As Det. Terney
Sarah ShahiSarah Shahi
As Samantha Shaw
Kevyn MorrowKevyn Morrow
As IAB Detective Ed Solis
Opal AlladinOpal Alladin
As Claudia Sugarman

Co-Guest Stars
Carter GillCarter Gill
As Office Drone
Mike MastersMike Masters
As ESU Captain
Sydney James HarcourtSydney James Harcourt
As NYPD Uniform

Robert John BurkeRobert John Burke
voiced Simmons
Main Cast
James CaviezelJames Caviezel
As John Reese
Taraji HensonTaraji Henson
As Detective Joss Carter
Michael EmersonMichael Emerson
As Harold Finch


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Episode Notes
The opening credits with the surveillance footage "break down" as the Decima virus corrupts The Machine's programming.

Episode Quotes
Finch: You try to harm her in any way...
Root: I don't want to hurt Grace. I'm not a sociopath, Harold. Believe me, sometimes I wish I was. The things I've had to do would've been so much easier.

Samantha Shaw: You put a bug on your friend?
Reese: Just on his glasses. I've lost people before, so when I care about someone, I plant a tracking device on them.
Samantha Shaw: I can understand why you and Harold get along.

Finch: I'm sorry, Nathan. Truly. But people die. They've been doing it for a long, long time. We can't save all of them.

(to Finch)
Root: It's so adorable how John follows you around like that. I wish I had a pet.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorJonathan Nolan
Executive ProducerJ.J. Abrams  |  Bryan Burk  |  Jonathan Nolan  |  Greg Plageman
Co-Executive ProducerDavid Slack  |  Amanda Segel Marks  |  Patrick Harbinson  |  Richard J. Lewis  |  Kathy Lingg
ProducerAthena Wickham  |  Denise Thé  |  Margot Lulick
Co-ProducerStephen Semel  |  Melissa Scrivner  |  Joshua Levey
Associate ProducerNoreen O'Toole
Production DesignerRick Butler (1)
EditorJohn Ganem
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
Script SupervisorAnthony Pettine
Post Production SupervisorChris Risner
Re-Recording MixerScott Weber  |  Keith Rogers (1)
GafferJim McCullagh
Director of PhotographyStephen McNutt
Story EditorSean Hennen  |  Erik Mountain
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
Digital Imaging TechnicianGabe Kolodny
Second Second Assistant DirectorTom Glick
Charge Scenic ArtistEva Davy
2nd Assistant AccountantAlexis Steinbach
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