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Leon is trapped for his own protection. A medical doctor faces a difficult decision. Detective Carter encounters agent Snow.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jim Caviezel ... John Reese
Taraji P. Henson ... Joss Carter
Kevin Chapman ... Lionel Fusco
Michael Emerson ... Harold Finch
Sharon Leal ... Dr. Madeleine Enright
Julian Sands ... Alistair Wesley
Michael Kelly ... Mark Snow
Erica Leerhsen ... Amy
Bryce Pinkham ... Leland Rains
Geneva Carr ... Nurse Picket
Geoffrey Cantor ... Sebastian Alta
Ken Leung ... Leon Tao
Sam Freed ... Oliver Veldt
Nick Stevenson ... Park Uni
Gilbert Cruz ... Security Manager


The latest number the machine dispenses belongs to heart surgeon, Dr. Madeleine Enright, known as the best in her field. That is why wealthy businessman Oliver Veldt chooses her for his heart surgery, which is kept secret from the public and for which the entire wing of the hospital is to be kept secure for his safety. Finch and Reese are certain that she is the intended target. But they quickly learn that she is the unwilling perpetrator. Just before the operation is scheduled to begin, she is threatened by a mysterious Brit named Alistair Wesley to kill Veldt on the operating room table and make it look like an accident, or else Wesley will get one of his many operatives to kill Maddy's wife, Amy, who, during the duration of the operation, is left vulnerable in a wide open and busy public space, where the many unknown operatives can monitor her movements. Reese and Finch also learn that Wesley has at least one operative somewhere in the hospital monitoring what Maddy is doing in the... Written by Huggo

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15 November 2012 (USA) See more »

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Guest stars Sharon Leal as Dr. Madeleine Enright and Julian Sands as Alistair Wesley. These actors both have connections to shows about Kryptonian heroes. Leal has a recurring role on Supergirl (2015) as martian M'gann M'orzz, and Sands guest starred as the reincarnated Jor-El on Smallville (2001). POI star Jim Caviezel was briefly in talks to play Clark Kent/Superman in Superman Returns (2006). See more »


When the "Park Uni" police officer draws his gun, it is obviously a non-functional prop--there is no muzzle to the barrel, just a solid surface. See more »


Lionel Fusco: Two shots, close range? That overkill when you shoot a guy in the back?
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another cinema-worthy episode
19 July 2014 | by A_Different_DrummerSee all my reviews

In my many rambling reviews on IMDb I have tried to make the point that the change in technology has changed the very fabric of the content that we used to take for granted. Digital tech has made it possible to produce full length features on a shoestring, especially those horrific "found footage" scripts that actually fool the viewer into thinking that badly filmed material is part of the story. Meanwhile TV, once a joke in the industry, is getting sharper and sharper. And, as I said in another review of POI, JJ Abrams does not lend his name to just any old production, every aspect has to be top flight before his name goes on. The result is TV that in many cases is better than the cinematic equivalent, and this episode is a case in point. Of course, it only works if you know the characters. But the story starts hot and just builds and builds and builds. Julian Sand, one of the most reliable British heavies of his era, is brilliant. Fantastic episode. And oh yeah I like "Carter's" new hairdo.

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