Person of Interest (2011–2016)
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John and others try to prevent a fake detective from getting himself killed, while Harold attends a conference in Hong Kong.

Director:

Stephen Surjik

Writers:

Jonathan Nolan (created by), Ashley Gable | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jim Caviezel ... John Reese
Kevin Chapman ... Lionel Fusco
Amy Acker ... Root (credit only)
Sarah Shahi ... Sameen Shaw
Michael Emerson ... Harold Finch
Enrico Colantoni ... Carl Elias
Jessica Hecht ... Beth Bridges
Erik Jensen ... Walter Dang
John Nolan ... John Greer
David Valcin ... Scarface
Winston Duke ... Dominic
Michaela Waters Michaela Waters ... Elena Mindler
Ohene Cornelius Ohene Cornelius ... The Armorer
Oliver Henzler ... Banks Van Hess
Robert Chang Robert Chang ... HK Mugger
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Storyline

Finch tasks Shaw with making contact with their next number, mild mannered and slightly bumbling Walter Dang, an agent with Witherton Insurance. But as Finch is called away mid-case, Shaw takes his place as the compute support, while Reese and Fusco take over duties of following Dang. They will find that his life truly is as Clark Kent as he attempts to be Superman. He is secretly investigating the death of Abel Mindler, the truck driver brother of his co-worker Elena Mindler, who he sees as his Lois Lane. He is not working on this investigation for insurance purposes, but because of his interest in Elena, and secretly wanting to shed his Clark Kent life to replace "the man in the suit" he had heard about so frequently on the police scanners a few years ago. Abel's death was deemed suicide, but as a truck driver, was involved in some illegal smuggling. They will have to protect Dang against those who are after what they believe Dang knows about the whereabouts of the highly illegal ... Written by Huggo

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TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 October 2014 (USA) See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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16:9 HD
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Goofs

Right at the end of the episode, where Greer is looking at the map of the world with areas of interest for Samaritan, in the bottom right hand corner of the map, Australia is visible. Three red areas are visible on Australia; the bottom left one is on Perth, which is understandable, as it's a capital city. None are on Canberra or Sydney or Melbourne, which is less understandable, as they are the biggest cities in Australia. The one on the east coast seems to be centered over Gladstone, which is bizarre, because it's a city of maybe 35 thousand people. Most unusual is the spot to the north of Australia, at the bottom of the Gulf of Carpentaria. That's because there are no communities at all, of any sort, in that area. Unless you count the crocodiles. So why would Samaritan have interest in that region? See more »

Quotes

Elena Mindler: [to Walter who is in a sling after being shot] What happened?
Walter Dang: It's...
John Reese: Don't say it.
Walter Dang: It...
John Reese: No. Don't say it.
Walter Dang: [smiling] It's just a scratch.
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Referenced in Person of Interest: Skip (2015) See more »

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an inferior episode
29 October 2014 | by franko3-1See all my reviews

What's happening to this series? Time to get a new episode director and script writer. Like the critic that knows art when he sees it, I know crap when I see it.

Last week was enjoyable, but this week's script was totally lame. Fink and Lucas O'Connor's take on POI is too light. This week reminded me of one of the execrable 'Lone Gunmen' (the 'X-Files' spin off) episodes.

Another thing the show's doing that's really bugging me is they're changing Shaw's personality. Who said they could do that? Shaw is not supposed to be a comic. Her interactions with others are supposed to be funny due to her dysfunctional personality - she isn't supposed to be a comedienne. She's supposed to be an emotionless killer.


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