Person of Interest (2011–2016)
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Prisoner's Dilemma 

Finch and Carter are trying to get Reese out of Riker's, where he is still being kept prisoner by Donnelly. Meanwhile, Fusco is working alone in the next number.


Chris Fisher


Jonathan Nolan (created by), David Slack | 2 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jim Caviezel ... John Reese
Taraji P. Henson ... Joss Carter
Kevin Chapman ... Lionel Fusco
Michael Emerson ... Harold Finch
Enrico Colantoni ... Carl Elias
Brennan Brown ... Special Agent Nicholas Donnelly
Jay O. Sanders ... Special Counsel
Boris McGiver ... Hersh
Terry Serpico ... Byron
Karolina Kurkova ... Karolina Kurkova
Creighton James Creighton James ... Wayne F. Packer
Brendan Griffin ... Charles MacAvoy
Annie Parisse ... Kara Stanton
John Sharian ... Warden Hutchins
James Knight James Knight ... Brian Kelly


Finch and Carter are trying to get Reese out of Riker's, where he is still being kept prisoner by Donnelly. Meanwhile, Fusco is working alone in the next number.

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English | French

Release Date:

10 January 2013 (USA) See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


When the FBI investigates the apartment belonging to "John Warren." There is a diploma on the wall from Central Washington University. See more »


The flashback from Prague shows surveillance cam with Hungarian language . The spoken language in Prague is Czech. See more »


Kara Stanton: You have to decide which man do you want to be: the boy scout or the killer, 'cause I'm sick of working with both.
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Features Person of Interest: Matsya Nyaya (2012) See more »


Eminence Front
Written by Pete Townshend (uncredited)
Performed by The Who
[Played when Reese is released from prison]
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4 September 2014 | by tonybingyuSee all my reviews

I have been binge watching POI over the past week, and I have got to say that I am continually impressed, as it's one of those rare shows that manages to be consistently good across an entire 22 episode season, and it's episodes like this one which show just how good a show Person of Interest is and can be.

In a divergence from the usual weekly case format, the writers, actors and crew show that they can maintain a high level of intensity and focus even if the episode is less about bang bang action and more about storytelling. This episode doesn't just give a (part) resolution to the "Man in a Suit" storyline, but also gives the audience an even deeper insight into the minds of the main characters, and shows us just how talented each of the main characters is; Reese in his ability to respond under pressure, Carter in her loyalty to people that she (quite honestly) barely knows, and the intelligence of Finch, who is the mastermind behind the whole extraction operation.

It's also great to see that the show can also inject an element of humour into such an intense episode, with Fusco's side-mission proving to be one of the most amusing moments in the series so far!

An amazing and refreshing episode. 10/10 Now, if you'll excuse me, I want to see what happens next!

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