Person of Interest

2013 • CBS
3.97K reviews
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Season 1 episodes (23)

1 Pilot
JIM CAVIEZEL and MICHAEL EMERSON star in this crime thriller about an off-the-grid CIA agent who teams up with a mysterious billionaire to prevent violent crimes in New York.
2 Ghosts
Reese and Finch are stumped when the Machine leads them to a person of interest who is already deceased.
3 Mission Creep
When the Machine directs Reese and Finch to a former soldier with shady connections to a crime ring, Reese must infiltrate the gang, taking part in their heist.
4 Cura Te Ipsum
When the number comes up on a promising young doctor, Megan Tillman (guest star LINDA CARDELLINI), Reese and Finch must unravel the threat while she's on-call and after hours.
5 Judgement
When the Machine produces the social security number of a judge renowned for his tough sentencing, Reese and Finch have the added challenge of investigating a person of interest who wants nothing to do with their brand of vigilante justice.
6 The Fix
Reese finds himself captivated by their latest Person of Interest (guest star PAIGE TURCO), a beautiful, shrewd and remarkably resourceful woman adept at problem solving.
7 Witness
The Machine identifies a school teacher who witnessed a mob hit as their next POI. Now, Reese and Finch protect the unfortunate soul who was in the wrong place at the wrong time.
8 Foe
When Reese and Finch discover that their latest POI has connections to Cold War Soviet espionage circles, they quickly learn how covert ops were handled in a world before The Machine. ALAN DALE (Lost) guest stars as the person they're tracking.
9 Get Carter
Reese and Finch's game of cat and mouse with Detective Carter becomes infinitely more complicated when The Machine declares that she is their latest Person of Interest. With Carter's life in jeopardy, they must now find a way to protect her without getting caught.
10 Number Crunch
As Detective Carter deals with the fallout from her recent encounter with Reese and Finch, the Machine ups the ante for the duo by giving them four Social Security numbers instead of one.
11 Super
Reese works the computer while Finch does the legwork with their latest target, a building superintendant who keeps too close an eye on his tenants. Meanwhile, Detective Carter may finally get a glimpse into one of their cases, so she can decide whether she wants to join the team.
12 Legacy
It's decision time for Detective Carter. When Carter finally comes face-to-face with Reese, he urges her to join forces to help with their latest POI, a scrappy young woman from the wrong side of the tracks who turned her life around and became a lawyer.
13 Root Cause
Reese and Finch's latest Person of Interest is a down-on-his-luck man (guest star MYK WATFORD) who may have reached his breaking point. As the case evolves, the duo calls upon a former POI for help, the resourceful and well-connected fixer Zoe (guest star PAIGE TURCO).
14 Wolf and Cub
The Machine identifies a teenager whose brother was just murdered, as the next POI. Meanwhile, Finch grows concerned that The Machine might be discovered.
15 Blue Code
Reese discovers there's more to the story after he infiltrates a smuggling ring to get close to his latest Person of Interest...who may be hiding a secret identity.
16 Risk
The Machine leads Reese and Finch to Wall Street when a sharp young trader at a major investment bank becomes embroiled in a multi-million dollar financial scam.
17 Baby Blue
When The Machine spits out the number of a six-month-old baby, Reese and Finch turn into "overly protective parents" -- with an arsenal at their disposal. Meanwhile, Carter begins to question her new allegiance to Reese and Finch when Elias resurfaces.
18 Identity Crisis
The Machine's latest number presents a unique challenge for Reese and Finch since the person has virtually no digital footprint and appears to be leading a double life
19 Flesh and Blood
When The Machine spits out five numbers, naming the Don of each of New York's crime families, Reese and Finch suspect Elias is planning to eliminate his competition. As Elias takes aim, someone close to Carter may pay the price
20 Matsya Nyaya
The Machine's latest number places Reese undercover with an armored truck crew, a case that brings back memories of his last CIA mission and painful decisions he was forced to make.
21 Many Happy Returns
It's Reese's birthday, and Finch gives him a day off -- especially when he realizes that The Machine's latest number is certain to revive painful memories.
22 No Good Deed
The newest POI's curiosity could spell his doom when he finds himself embroiled in a dark government conspiracy -- one that Finch is all too familiar with. Meanwhile, Reese uncovers something revealing about Finch's past.
23 Fire Wall
When a psychologist's number comes up, Reese must protect her (guest star AMY ACKER) from one of her patients while eluding capture by the FBI, who are closing in fast. Meanwhile, Finch receives an unwelcome visit from an old acquaintance, on the first season finale.

About this show

Jim Caviezel, Michael Emerson and Taraji P. Henson team up in this thought-provoking crime action drama from Jonathan Nolan and J.J. Abrams. Inspired by the chilling omnipresence of global surveillance, this procedural centers on an off-the-grid CIA agent who partners with a mysterious billionaire to prevent violent crimes.

Ratings and reviews

3.97K reviews
Roy Williams
March 2, 2014
A full season is priced too high. I would never pay near $40-$50 dollars for a full season that will barely reach 25 or a little more. $1.00 pre show is even ridicilous. Especially when these shows loose value quickly. I would prefer a better package on Netflix or Hulu or a newer and better alternative than this expensive app.
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Daniel Le
January 26, 2016
With an amazing cast and writing team, every season has been great and increasingly gets better the more I watch. The procedural investigative aspect isn't so monotonous as other detective shows. There is always a good amount of depth to each character they introduce; a constant theme is that no one is irrelevant. Again, the writing team is exceptionally good. I haven't come across dynamic and strong story writing like this in a long time. The show runner and the rest of the writers should be proud.
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April 11, 2022
Rewatching the show again with gf and she loves it,Also the writers could have done better by not making Samaritan and the villain with the British accent which was just a way to not make any more cool villains. Samaritan took over the whole show and it was rather annoying. Should have just had the machine only. If they had made a few changes I could see there already being a season 9 or 10 right now.also how is it john died at the end from the same gun shots he's had before...
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