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Reese and Finch work with their new partner, Sam Shaw, to track down a sailor on leave who is the next Number. Meanwhile, Carter deals with her demotion to beat cop, and Root makes herself at home in the sanitarium.

Episode Info

Episode number: 3x1
Production Number: 2J7601
Airdate: Tuesday September 24th, 2013

Alternate Airdates:

AU (Nine Network) Nov 28, 2013
FI (MTV3) Dec 02, 2014


Guest Stars
Bruce AltmanBruce Altman
As Dr. Ronald Carmichael
David ValcinDavid Valcin
As Scarface
Enrico ColantoniEnrico Colantoni
As Carl Elias
Reynaldo ValentinReynaldo Valentin
As Jack Salazar (as Rey Valentin)
Alano MillerAlano Miller
As Robert Johnson Phillips

Co-Guest Stars
Dan AmboyerDan Amboyer
As Don Juan
Sekou LaidlowSekou Laidlow
As Swabbie #1
Ben HornerBen Horner
As Jarhead #1
Steven OggSteven Ogg
As Chuck
Tony NaumovskiTony Naumovski
As Russian Thug #1
Cosmo PfeilCosmo Pfeil
As Devil Dog #1
Main Cast
James CaviezelJames Caviezel
As John Reese
Taraji HensonTaraji Henson
As Detective Joss Carter
Kevin ChapmanKevin Chapman
As Detective Lionel Fusco
Amy AckerAmy Acker
As Root
Sarah ShahiSarah Shahi
As Sameen Shaw
Michael EmersonMichael Emerson
As Harold Finch


Rafael and his date are crossing the street at night when a van pulls over and three masked man grab Rafael and drag him in. They drag Rafael into the van, say it's easy to get women when he's a diplomat's son, and plans to kill him because his father wouldn't work with the cartel. As they talk, they realize that one of them isn't who he seems. Reese introduces himself as a hostage negotiator and takes the kidnappers out as the van goes out of control. Rafael runs off as Carter pulls up in a squad car and wearing a patrolman's office. They greet each other and Carter wonders where Reese's friends are...

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ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
The Black KeysShe's Long Gonebar music
Nina SimoneFeeling Goodafter the shootout

Episode Quotes
Reese: Thanks, Carter. You know, for what it's worth, you're looking kind of badass in that uniform.

Root: You wouldn't understand.
Dr. Ronald Carmichael: Try me.
Root: I have a direct line to a higher power. It speaks to me.

Reese: Just remember... no shots to center mass.
Sam: Ah, but it's a shame to waste a rifle like this on kneecaps.

Sam: Hey, Reese, no offense--if the vigilante thing doesn't work out, I'm not really seeing a future for you in conflict resolution.

Reese: Shaw, a little help here?
Sam: I would have taken a head shot, but Finch gets annoyed when I kill people. In the arm, through a brick wall, in the dark. You're welcome. (kills someone) Oops.

Root: The truth? The truth is a vast thing. I see that now. Just how much truth there is? Where would we even begin? The truth is, you're not very smart. In fact, you're only the 43rd smartest person in this building.

Root: The truth is, God is 11 years old. That she was born on New Year's Day, 2002, in Manhattan. The truth is that she's chosen me, and I don't know why yet. That for the first time in my life... I'm a little scared about what's gonna happen.

Cultural References
Reese: You're gonna play Let's Make a Deal with our fence.

Let's Make a Deal is a long-running TV game show, starting in 1963, where the host offers audience members trades: one item in return for a secret item, that could be much more valuable or be a "zonk" prize of humorous value only.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorJonathan Nolan
Executive ProducerJ.J. Abrams  |  Bryan Burk  |  Jonathan Nolan  |  Greg Plageman
Co-Executive ProducerAmanda Segel Marks  |  Chris Fisher  |  David Slack  |  Kathy Lingg
Supervising ProducerDenise Thé
ProducerAthena Wickham  |  Gail Barringer  |  Melissa Scrivner  |  Stephen Semel
Co-ProducerJoshua Levey  |  Noreen O'Toole  |  Erik Mountain
Associate ProducerChris Risner
Production DesignerRick Butler (1)
EditorRay Daniels
CastingMark Saks
Unit Production ManagerLori Johnson
First Assistant DirectorPeter Soldo
Second Assistant DirectorKate Bogle
MusicRamin Djawadi
Music EditorTom Trafalski
Costume DesignerFrank L Fleming
Key GripDave Lowry
Set DecoratorRon Von Blomberg
Location ManagerPaul Kramer (2)
Property MasterRuth Dipasquale
Script SupervisorAnthony Pettine
Production CoordinatorErin Borel
Assistant EditorJacqueline Bisbano
Re-Recording MixerKeith Rogers (1)  |  Scott Weber
GafferJim McCullagh
Director of PhotographyManuel Billeter
Story EditorSean Hennen  |  Michael Sopczynski  |  Nic Van Zeebroeck
Stunt CoordinatorJeffrey Lee Gibson
Art DirectorSarah Frank
Sound MixerNoah Timan
Executive Story EditorSean Hennen
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
Charge Scenic ArtistEva Davy
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