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Season 2 episodes (22)
1 The Contingency
With Finch missing -- kidnapped by his hacker nemesis, Root (guest star AMY ACKER) in last season's finale cliffhanger -- Reese enlists Detectives Carter and Fusco to join the search for his friend on the second season premiere. But can they continue without him? Meanwhile, The Machine never sleeps and issues a new number to Reese. KEN LEUNG (Lost) guest stars as the latest Person of Interest.
2 Bad Code
With the Machine's help, Reese closes in on finding Finch as he uncovers shocking details of Root's past. Delivering the number of a cold case, The Machine leads Reese ever closer to catching up with Finch and his kidnapper. Emmy® winner Margo Martindale (Justified) guest stars as a woman from Root's past.
With Finch back in the Library, Reese returns to field work, only to face his toughest case yet -- protecting the privileged daughter of a Brazilian diplomat.
Is a killer's life worth saving? When The Machine gives Reese and Finch the number of a mob enforcer whose life becomes endangered, they must decide whether to intervene or allow karma to balance the scales of justice. Meanwhile, Finch seeks aid from an unlikely source.
5 Bury The Lede
Reese must protect an investigative journalist without her knowing it... or risk becoming part of her story.
6 The High Road
Reese is out of his element when The Machine's latest number sends him to the suburbs, forcing him to play house and go undercover in an idyllic neighborhood.
The Machine gives Finch and Reese the number of a brilliant surgeon, but they soon discover that a resourceful third party has raised the stakes for this POI, forcing them to turn to an unlikely source for help. Recurring guest star MICHAEL KELLY appears as Agent Snow. Recurring guest star KEN LEUNG appears as Leon.
8 'Til Death
The team find themselves spread thin when the numbers come up for both a husband, Daniel Drake (guest star MARK PELLEGRINO) and his wife, Sabrina (guest star FRANCIE SWIFT). Will it be "til death do us part?"
Finch and Reese's surveillance skills are pushed to the limit when a New York City cab driver's number comes up and any one of his passengers could be involved in the impending crime. Hundreds of passengers add up to hundreds of suspects.
10 Shadow Box
While the FBI refocuses their efforts to catch "The Man in the Suit," Reese's latest POI becomes a personal quest after he learns that she's the sister of a soldier who was killed in action.
Finch goes undercover as a high school substitute teacher to protect a teenage genius who reminds him of his own adolescence as a child prodigy, while Carter undertakes a dangerous mission to stop the FBI from discovering that an imprisoned Reese is the "Man in a Suit."
12 Prisoner's Dilemma
While Carter plays a dangerous game by engaging in mental warfare with the FBI to help Reese evade Agent Donnelly's narrowing focus, Reese crosses paths with foes both old and new. Meanwhile, Det. Fusco is forced to fly solo to save the team's newest POI: supermodel KAROLINA KURKOVA (guest starring as herself).
13 Dead Reckoning
Has Reese become the latest Person of Interest? Caught in the crosshairs of a former acquaintance orchestrating a massive act of cyber-terrorism, Reese is abducted. Now, the team must race to save his life before it's too late.
14 One Percent
Reese and Finch meet their match in a tech billionaire POI whose curiosity and limitless resources threaten to expose their identities and sabotage their efforts to save his life.
15 Booked Solid
Reese and Finch race to save the life of a hotel maid, Mira Dobrica (guest star MIA MAESTRO -- Alias, Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2), but find themselves surrounded by more suspects than they may be able to eliminate when they realize that any guest or staff member could be her potential killer. Meanwhile, Detective Carter weighs a major offer from the FBI.
Reese's counterpart, lethal and sexy government operative Samantha Shaw (guest star SARAH SHAHI), who tracks and stops terrorist threats before they occur, finds herself on the run -- and the new focus of Reese and Finch's attention. However, their pursuit proves to be their most formidable ever when they discover that her remarkably elusive skills equal their own. Creator/executive producer JONATHAN NOLAN directs.
After the machine gives Reese and Finch six numbers at once, their search for clues leads them to a coastal town where they are forced to ride out a storm with a group of locals in a police station. However, as the weather rages outside, a sinister situation arises inside when they realize there is an unidentified killer hiding among them.
18 All In
When an elderly card sharp's number comes up, Reese and Finch travel to Atlantic City to delve beneath the surface of their POI's seemingly ordinary life for answers. In New York, Carter's crusade to clear a fellow detective's name brings her perilously close to identifying the remaining HR faction within the department.
19 Trojan Horse
When the number of a leading tech executive comes up, Finch infiltrates her corporation to gather intel -- but can't determine whether she is working in her company's best interest or planning to destroy it from the inside. Meanwhile, Carter continues to question Detective Beecher's (guest star STERLING K. BROWN) integrity after he provides incriminating information about a fellow detective.
20 In Extremis
When a luminary in the world of medicine is poisoned, Reese and Finch have just 24 hours to determine the deadly toxin he was given and find the person behind the attack. Meanwhile, Detective Fusco's corrupt past catches up with him when an informant gives the Internal Affairs Bureau the crucial information they need to send him to prison.
21 Zero Day
Reese and Finch realize that a virus has rendered The Machine erratic, causing it to issue numbers irregularly. As they race against the viral countdown, the team searches for a tech millionaire so elusive no one has ever seen him. Also, Detective Carter's mission to bring Cal Beecher's murderer to justice lands her squarely within the sights of the HR criminal organization.
22 God Mode
In the second season finale, Reese and Finch team up with some surprising allies in a race to save The Machine from a familiar, nefarious entity; and the true nature of Finch's relationship with former partner Nathan Ingram is revealed. Meanwhile, Carter tries to bring Beecher's murderer to justice and finds herself at odds with the criminal organization HR.
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
May 24, 2016
The first episodes of Season 5 promised more insight into the characters, especially the A.I.s. Too bad they gave us the same violence with sensationalism instead of ANSWERS. They pandered to what they *think* people want and now... there's just more. Reminds me of when they killed Detective Carter. They didn't get that fans liked her? They think we want a lesbian moment instead of the truth behind Finch, Grace, the A.I.s personalities, and the mysteries that could have been solved ?? Too much violence and sex everywhere else. That was never why people tuned in. I hate following a show for 5 seasons to get mere "sensationalism!" Too expensive, as well !!
25 people found this review helpful
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.
17 people found this review helpful
Show review history
September 8, 2018
Its 2018, was late to jump on this show but SO IMPRESSIVE. Fave characters were Carter & Reese Seasons 1-3 & Season 4. Ep20 😍 w/ the HR storyline. Mind blowing twists and turns will have you screaming at the TV!! Rarely a show sucks me in with excellent acting, character development AND STORYLINE. Must see series....