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Lady Killer 

The team suspects the latest number to be a potential stalker/ killer until he's nearly shot on the street. Root plots her escape from the institution and gives her psychiatrist a big surprise.

Director:

Omar Madha

Writers:

Jonathan Nolan (created by), Amanda Segel | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Jim Caviezel ... John Reese
Taraji P. Henson ... Joss Carter
Kevin Chapman ... Lionel Fusco
Amy Acker ... Root
Sarah Shahi ... Sameen Shaw
Michael Emerson ... Harold Finch
Paige Turco ... Zoe Morgan
Warren Kole ... Ian Murphy
Bruce Altman ... Dr. Ronald Carmichael
Ron Raines Ron Raines ... Bruce Wellington
Boris McGiver ... Hersh
Kyle Sutton ... Alex Wyley
Rachel Oyama ... Veronica
Antonio Edwards Suarez Antonio Edwards Suarez ... Thug #1
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The next number the machine dispenses is for Ian Murphy, a young man who lives off his investments. Years earlier he was a struggling college student who inherited $100,000 which he now has in a diverse portfolio of investments. Reese and Shaw initially follow him on a date. While Reese decides to check out his apartment, Shaw continues her tail. What they both find leads them to believe that Murphy is the perpetrator, stalking then killing the long list of women he meets through online means and of whom he has been keeping detailed dossiers. There is at least one woman dead already, Dana Wellington, and another, Jenna Lakritz, missing. Reese devises a plan to trap Murphy using the feminine wiles of their slightly expanded team of Carter, Shaw, and Zoe Morgan. The one of the three that Murphy eventually chooses finds a story a little more complicated than they originally thought. Meanwhile, Root knows that someone will soon be coming to kill her. Using information from the machine, ... Written by Huggo

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TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 October 2013 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

Warren Kole, who plays Ian Murphy, was the star on the short lived TV series Common Law (2012). Amy Acker (Root), was originally supposed to co-star in that series until she was replaced by Sonya Walger. (And Walger had co-starred with Michael Emerson on Lost (2004)). See more »

Goofs

At just after 16 minutes, Finch pulls up a digital map which is shown briefly. It shows a "Cedar Lawn Cemetary," as well as a "North End Cemetary," a common misspelling of "cemetery." See more »

Quotes

Dr. Ronald Carmichael: What have you done?
Root: Don't worry. I didn't kill them. Like you said, I've been making progress. The man coming after me, on the other hand, will almost certainly kill you, so you probably should run.
[Hersh appears, him and Root engage in a shoot-out]
Root: Did you really think she would abandon me?
[pauses before taking the kill shot]
Root: Really? Even this guy? I guess you're the boss.
Root: [Calling back at the doctor] So long, doc. And thanks for all the help. I think I really am much better now.
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Connections

References Seinfeld (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Give Me Everything
Written by Pitbull (as Armando Christian Perez), Ne-Yo (as Shaffer Smith), Afrojack (as Nick L. Van de Wall)
Performed by Pitbull feat. Ne-Yo & Afrojack & Nayer
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"I think I really am much better now" (dialog, Amy Acker)
27 December 2014 | by A_Different_DrummerSee all my reviews

Not merely an impressive episode but a clinic in how to keep a series fresh.

What I liked most about the first season was how true it was to the core formula. As in, why fix it if it ain't broke? But the producers, some of the smartest people in the biz, were looking further down the road; and by Season 2, they started slowly moving their chess pieces into place.

This wonderful episode not only provides the usual "victim or perpetrator" arc, but also brings together some of the strongest characters from the first two seasons in a secondary arc, and sets the series up for the future.

Everyone is great, including the dog. But once again Amy Acker is a scene stealer as a ex-sociopath trying to fit back into a world she left behind.

More fun than a barrel of hammers.


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