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Finch receives 38 numbers at once from the Machine. He discovers they are connected to an unknown player who is inciting an all-out war between HR and the Russian mob.


Sylvain White


Jonathan Nolan (created by), Nic Van Zeebroeck | 4 more credits »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jim Caviezel ... John Reese
Taraji P. Henson ... Joss Carter
Kevin Chapman ... Lionel Fusco
Amy Acker ... Root (credit only)
Sarah Shahi ... Sameen Shaw
Michael Emerson ... Harold Finch
Laz Alonso ... Paul Carter
Clarke Peters ... Alonzo Quinn
Morgan Spector ... Peter Yogorov
David Valcin ... Scarface
Nick Mennell ... Nikolai
Paul O'Brien ... Judge Andrew Monahan
Robert John Burke ... Officer Patrick Simmons
Enrico Colantoni ... Carl Elias
Ben Livingston ... Lead FBI Agent Barnes


Finch receives thirty-eight numbers from the Machine. They are all for New York police officers, four who are known to be within HR's ranks. Reese knows Carter's focus has been to bring down HR, which she can only do by finding out who the head of HR is. And he also learns from Fusco that things seem to be breaking down between HR and the Russians, led by Peter Yogorov. Reese is worried that Carter, who has not told anyone that she's found out that Alonzo Quinn is the head of HR or that she was present at the shooting deaths of Officer Mike Laskey and Detective Raymond Terney, is orchestrating HR's downfall, hence the reason for the thirty-eight numbers. Carter implies as much to Reese. She also tells both Reese and Fusco that she needs to handle this issue on her own, despite their respective arguments that they can help. Carter decides to enlist those only on an as need be basis, but she has to be careful who she can and cannot trust, especially those outside her inner circle. ... Written by Huggo

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English | Russian

Release Date:

12 November 2013 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


Late in the episode, Carter discovers the judge she contacted is in league with HR. In response, she looks at him and says, "I'll spare you the Shakespeare quote." The quote she refers to is very likely "Et tu, Brute?" (And you, Brutus?) from Julius Caesar. In the play, Brutus, Caesar's great friend, betrays Caesar to his enemies, then participates in his murder in the Roman Senate. "Et tu, Brute" has become a common response to betrayal. See more »


[All goofs for this title are spoilers.] See more »


John Reese: Finch, you doing a little spring cleaning?
Harold Finch: I wish I was. I received numbers this morning. 38 of them, to be precise.
John Reese: Maybe the Machine blew a belt or something.
Harold Finch: It's not a lawnmower, Mr. Reese.
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