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Person of Interest

Person of Interest



You are being watched. The government has a secret system, a machine that spies on you every hour of every day. I know because I built it. I designed the Machine to detect acts of terror but it sees everything. Violent crimes involving ordinary people. People like you. Crimes the government considered “irrelevant.” They wouldn’t act so I decided I would. But I needed a partner. Someone with the skills to intervene. Hunted by the authorities, we work in secret. You’ll never find us. But victim or perpetrator, if your number is up, we’ll find you.

Person of Interest follows former CIA paramilitary operative, John Reese (Jim Caviezel), who is presumed dead and teams up with reclusive billionaire Finch (Michael Emerson) to prevent violent crimes in New York City by initiating their own type of justice. With the special training that Reese has had in Covert Operations and Finch's genius software inventing mind, the two are a perfect match for the job that they have to complete. With the help of surveillance equipment, they work "outside the law" and get the right criminal behind bars.

When Reese's skills are noticed by Carter (Taraji P. Henson), a NYPD detective, and Lionel Fusco (Kevin Chapman), a police officer who Reese uses to his advantage, they investigate the crimes together and find that the right person, information, and at the right time, is able to change everything. Creators J.J. Abrams and Bryan Burk (Lost) have done it a great service to unveil this action packed thriller to the networks.

Episode Info

Next: 5x09 -- Sotto Voce (May/30/2016)




Prev: 5x08 -- Reassortment (May/24/2016)


The team's newest Number drops dead in a hospital, and Reese and Finch soon realize that he was deliberately infected with a superflu. Meanwhile, Fusco works with Elias to track down one of Samaritan's unwitting operatives, while Sameen finds herself in a prison in South Africa.


Cast
James CaviezelJames Caviezel
As John Reese (as Jim Caviezel)
Taraji HensonTaraji Henson
As Detective Joss Carter (as Taraji P. Henson, episodes 1-55)
Kevin ChapmanKevin Chapman
As Detective Lionel Fusco
Amy AckerAmy Acker
As Root (season 3+)
Sarah ShahiSarah Shahi
As Sameen Shaw (season 3+)
Michael EmersonMichael Emerson
As Harold Finch

Reviews

colburn

Reviews: 1
my thoughtsRating: 5 likes, 1 dislikes

This show is great. Love the cast, gets more interesting each ep. hopefully more seasons to come :) Read more

Review posted on Monday, January 7th 2013 at 11:24 am

wiggle46

Reviews: 13
TV Thriller at its BESTRating: 4 likes, 2 dislikes

Totally love this show great cast awesome!! writing. My favorite character in the series absolutely John Reese. And later the other characters were or are developing better and better. Finch, Lionel, Taraji Henson all great. Read more

Review posted on Wednesday, August 15th 2012 at 8:39 am

andressergio

Reviews: 1
i luv this serieRating: 3 likes, 2 dislikes

Since it came out it totally trapped me, specially cauz i work at computers and im also a programmer :) Read more

Review posted on Tuesday, May 14th 2013 at 8:17 pm

7 reviews available
Recaps
5x8: Reassortment recap: A med tech prepares to give Sameen another injection. She describes how she's going to take out the tech, and then does so. Sameen then smashes the camera watching her and uses the barrette to pick the key card lock. The orderlies are unable to get in because Sameen has sabotaged the lock, and Lambert has them get a fire axe to break down the door. They discover that the axe is gone, and Lambert shoots the door out and goes in. Lambert searches the attached shower room and confirms that Sameen isn't there, but sees some loose dirt beneath the sink. He kicks the sink off the wall and finds a maintenance shaft beyond, and realizes how Sameen escaped... read more.

5x7: QSO recap: Fusco lies in a hospital bed, and the security monitor in the ceiling turns off. Root comes in, disguised as a construction worker, and Fusco says that he's not in the mood to talk. She knows about Fusco finding the bodies in the tunnel, and he wonders what to tell his superiors about why he was there. Fusco wonders who he can trust, and asks her what she knows. Root hands him a file with fake IDs so that Fusco and his son Lee can disappear, and admits that it's her fault that he's in there. She should have looked into the city planner, not Fusco, and warns the detective that there's a reason that Reese and Finch are presumed... read more.

5x6: A More Perfect Union recap: In the Decima lab, the doctor checks on Sameen and reports that the mission failed. Greer asks her if she's tired of turning the gun on herself in every mission, and suggests that he take her on a "field trip" to see that the people that she refuses to betray are not the heroes but the villains... read more.

5x5: ShotSeeker recap: Finch and Bear arrive at the new safehouse, and Reese calls in from the Real Time Crisis Center. He asks if the simulations are up and running at the subway station, and Finch says that there's no news yet. Finch says that he's updating security at the safehouse, and Reese reports that he's tracked down their new Number: Ethan Garvin, a sound analyst for ShotSeeker, a new NYC program. The police have placed microphones around the city to pinpoint gunshots within 50'. Ethan rules out false positives before dispatching police. Ethan is wrapping up a 12-hour night shift and drinking coffee, just as gunshots come in... read more.

5x4: 6,741 recap: Sameen wakes up and finds herself strapped to a table as doctors work on her. They insert a chip behind her ear beneath the skin and assure her that soon she'll never know it's there. Greer and Lambert watch from the next room, and Lambert points out that Sameen has killed six of his men in the last nine months. The doctor warns them implanting a chip so close to Sam's brain is dangerous, but Greer overrides him and says that it's time to begin phase 2... read more.
Recurring Guests

John Nolan (3) as Greer (27 eps)
Enrico Colantoni as Charlie Burton / Carl Elias (22 eps)
Robert John Burke as Simmons (17 eps)
Al Sapienza as Precinct Detective (13 eps)
Boris McGiver as Hersh (13 eps)
David Valcin as Scarface (11 eps)
Clarke Peters as Quinn (11 eps)
Brett Cullen as Ingram (10 eps)
Jay O. Sanders as Pennsylvania Two (10 eps)
Brennan Brown as CIA Suit (10 eps)

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Classification: Scripted
Genre: Action | Crime | Drama
Status: Final Season
Network: CBS ( USA)
Airs: Mondays, Tuesdays at 10:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: September 22, 2011
Episode Order: 13
Akas
• A célszemély (Used In Hungary)
• В поле зрения (Used In Russia)
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