2: Living in the Age of Surveillance
1: Extended Pilot
When the social security number of a young prosecutor comes up, Reese and Finch work together to figure out if their person of interest is the victim or perpetrator.
Thursday, September 22nd, 2011
Reese and Finch must figure out whether a young prosecutor is a victim or a suspect.
Thursday, September 29th, 2011
Reese and Finch question the machine's reliability when it prompts the investigation of a teenager who was killed years earlier; Finch recalls the origin of the machine.
Thursday, October 6th, 2011
3: Mission Creep
Reese infiltrates a gang to get closer to a former Marine that the machine tagged.
Thursday, October 13th, 2011
4: Cura Te Ipsum
Reese and Finch try to unravel a threat to a promising young doctor.
Thursday, October 20th, 2011
Reese and Finch have the added challenge of investigating a Person of Interest who wants nothing to do with their brand of vigilante justice.
Thursday, October 27th, 2011
6: The Fix
Reese becomes romantically involved with the newest Person of Interest: an attractive woman who isn't all that she seems.
Thursday, November 3rd, 2011
The Machine identifies a school teacher who witnessed a mob hit as their next POI and Reese and Finch rush to save his life.
Thursday, November 17th, 2011
When Reese and Finch discover that their latest POI has connections to Cold War Soviet espionage circles, they quickly learn how covert ops were handled in a world before The Machine.
Thursday, December 8th, 2011
9: Get Carter
Reese and Finch’s game of cat and mouse with Detective Carter becomes infinitely more complicated when The Machine declares that she is their newest POI.
Thursday, December 15th, 2011
10: Number Crunch
As Detective Carter deals with the fallout from her recent encounter with Reese and Finch, The Machine ups the ante for the duo by giving them four Social Security numbers instead of one.
Thursday, January 12th, 2012
Reese is confined to a wheelchair recovering from his gunshot wound, but Finch sets him up in an apartment where he’s to keep an eye on the Super, who is their latest POI. Also, Finch approaches Carter and gives her a POI to show her what they do.
Thursday, January 19th, 2012
When Carter finally comes face-to-face with Reese, he urges her to join forces to help with their latest POI, a scrappy young woman from the wrong side of the tracks who turned her life around and became a lawyer.
Thursday, February 2nd, 2012
13: Root Cause
The Machine gives Reese and Finch the number of a down-and-out man who has been pushed too far, and they're forced to turn to former Person of Interest Zoe Morgan for help.
Thursday, February 9th, 2012
14: Wolf and Cub
The Machine identifies Darren, a teenager whose brother was just murdered, as the next POI. Meanwhile, Finch is growing concerned that the son of his former business partner is dangerously close to finding out about the Machine.
Thursday, February 16th, 2012
15: Blue Code
Reese discovers there’s more to the story after he infiltrates a smuggling ring to get close to his latest POI.
Thursday, February 23rd, 2012
The Machine leads Reese and Finch to Wall Street when a sharp young trader at a major investment bank becomes embroiled in a multi-million dollar financial scam.
Thursday, March 8th, 2012
17: Baby Blue
Reese and Finch are puzzled when the machine names a 6-month-old baby as the latest person of interest; Detective Carter questions her allegiances when Elias resurfaces.
Thursday, March 29th, 2012
18: Identity Crisis
The Machine's latest number presents a unique challenge for Reese and Finch since the person has virtually no digital footprint - and appears to be leading a double life.
Thursday, April 5th, 2012
19: Flesh and Blood
When The Machine spits out five numbers, naming the Don of each of New York’s crime families, Reese and Finch suspect Elias is planning to eliminate his competition.
Thursday, April 26th, 2012
20: Matsya Nyaya
To track the latest person of interest, Reese goes under cover as part of an armored truck crew; throughout the case, Reese is reminded of tough decisions he was forced to make during his last CIA mission.
Thursday, May 3rd, 2012
21: Many Happy Returns
On Reese's birthday, Finch gives him the day off in hope of keeping him away from the latest person of interest.
Thursday, May 10th, 2012
22: No Good Deed
A person of interest winds up in the middle of a dark government conspiracy that Finch is all too familiar with; Reese makes a discovery about Finch's past.
Thursday, May 17th, 2012
Reese becomes trapped with his POI in a heavily surveilled part of the city and must rely on Finch, Carter and Fusco's help.
Thursday, September 27th, 2012
1: The Contingency
Reese asks Detectives Carter and Fusco for help finding Finch, who was kidnapped by his nemesis.
Thursday, October 4th, 2012
2: Bad Code
As Reese investigates a cold case, he gets closer to Finch and his kidnapper, Root.
Thursday, October 18th, 2012
Reese protects the spoiled daughter of a Brazilian diplomat.
Thursday, October 25th, 2012
Reese and Finch wonder if they should intervene when they learn that a mob enforcer's life is in danger; Finch turns to an unexpected source for help.
Thursday, November 1st, 2012
5: Bury the Lede
Reese must surreptitiously protect an investigative reporter without becoming a part of her story.
Thursday, November 8th, 2012
6: The High Road
The Machine’s latest number sends Reese to the suburbs.
Thursday, November 15th, 2012
A resourceful third party raises the stakes as Finch and Reese try to protect their latest person of interest, a brilliant surgeon.
Thursday, November 29th, 2012
8: Til Death
The team faces a challenge when the numbers of both a man and his wife come up in the machine.
Thursday, December 6th, 2012
When the machine names a New York cabdriver as a person of interest, any of his passengers could be a part of the impending crime.
Thursday, December 13th, 2012
10: Shadow Box
As the FBI pursues "the man in the suit," Reese is even more determined to protect the latest person of interest after learning she is the sister of a soldier who was killed in action.
Thursday, January 3rd, 2013
Finch goes under cover to protect a youth who reminds him of himself; Carter goes on a dangerous mission for the FBI.
Thursday, January 10th, 2013
12: Prisoner's Dilemma
Carter tries to help Reese by engaging in mental warfare with the FBI; Reese has encounters with old and new enemies; Detective Fusco must protect supermodel Karolina Kurkova, the latest person of interest.
Thursday, January 31st, 2013
13: Dead Reckoning
Reese is captured by a former acquaintance planning a massive and potentially deadly act of cyber-warfare.
Thursday, February 7th, 2013
14: One Percent
Finch and Reese meet their match: a tech billionaire whose curiosity and endless resources could expose their identities and ruin their efforts to save his life.
Thursday, February 14th, 2013
15: Booked Solid
As Reese and Finch try to save a hotel maid's life, they encounter a litany of suspects; Detective Carter considers a significant offer from the FBI.
Thursday, February 21st, 2013
The latest POI - a deadly government operative who tackles terrorist threats - proves difficult for Reese and Finch to protect.
Thursday, March 7th, 2013
As Finch and Reese try to protect six people simultaneously, clues lead them to a coastal town; when a storm forces Finch and Reese to seek shelter in a police station with a group of locals, they realize a killer may be in their midst.
Thursday, March 14th, 2013
18: All In
Finch and Reese head to Atlantic City to protect the latest person of interest, an elderly gambler; Carter tries to clear another detective's name.
Thursday, April 4th, 2013
19: Trojan Horse
Finch infiltrates a tech corporation to gather intel on an executive whose number has come up; Carter questions Beecher's integrity.
Thursday, April 25th, 2013
20: In Extremis
When a person of interest is poisoned, Finch and Reese only have 24 hours to identify the toxin and find the person responsible; Detective Fusco's past catches up to him.
Thursday, May 2nd, 2013
21: Zero Day
When a virus causes the machine to malfunction, numbers are issued irregularly; the team searches for an extremely elusive tech millionaire.
Thursday, May 9th, 2013
22: God Mode
Finch and Reese team up with unexpected allies as they race to fix the machine; as Detective Carter tries to apprehend Cal Beecher's murderer, she finds herself up against HR -- a criminal organization.
Tuesday, September 24th, 2013
Reese and Shaw struggle to find a naval officer among all those in town for Fleet Week; Carter puts a plan in motion to get rid of those who set her up; Root tests her new surroundings.
Tuesday, October 1st, 2013
2: Nothing to Hide
Reese tries to protect an Internet entrepreneur who targets people's privacy; Carter is paired with a rookie partner.
Tuesday, October 8th, 2013
3: Lady Killer
Finch and Reese ask Zoe Morgan, Carter and Shaw to help them determine if a playboy is a predator or a target; Root plots an escape from the psych ward with the help of the machine.
Tuesday, October 15th, 2013
4: Reasonable Doubt
The team must figure out if a prominent lawyer orchestrated the murder of her husband or if she is being framed; Carter is spotted with Reese by her new partner.
Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013
Shaw must stay close to a 10-year-old girl with highly developed surveillance skills when she is identified by the machine; Carter's mission could be exposed.
Tuesday, October 29th, 2013
6: Mors Praematura
After being freed from her confinement to the psych ward, Root needs Shaw's help with a directive from the machine; Finch and Reese look into a mild-mannered investigator.
Tuesday, November 5th, 2013
7: The Perfect Mark
The team is met with surprises during an investigation into a hypnotherapist; an antiquities dealer has ties to a crime organization.
Tuesday, November 12th, 2013
The machine gives Finch 38 numbers at once; information about Carter's past is revealed.
Tuesday, November 19th, 2013
9: The Crossing
The battle to bring a crime organization to justice reaches a new level; Reese's number comes up in the machine.
Tuesday, November 26th, 2013
10: The Devil's Share
As the team seeks justice for a death, Finch fears one team member will go too far; the number of one of HR's key players comes up in the machine.
Tuesday, December 17th, 2013
Flashbacks reveal Finch's creation of the machine; Reese hits the road, leaving the team to deal with the aftermath of their war with HR.
Tuesday, January 7th, 2014
Multiple enemies target the team as they try to protect a dying man; Reese's absence could lead to catastrophic repercussions.
Tuesday, January 14th, 2014
Reese gets on an international flight -- intending to leave the team and the past behind -- but realizes his travel plans were manipulated.
Tuesday, February 4th, 2014
Reese comes back to New York; surprising events lead to the team planning a heist that could send them all to jail.
Tuesday, February 25th, 2014
15: Last Call
Finch tries to protect a 911 operator by going under cover in an emergency call center; the threat proves to be larger than anticipated.
Tuesday, March 4th, 2014
Secrets of Finch's pre-Reese operation are revealed -- including surprising ties to current events.
Tuesday, March 18th, 2014
17: / (Root Path)
The Machine assigns Root to seek out a janitor with a mysterious past, but when her very presence puts his life in danger, Finch also receives his number.
Tuesday, March 25th, 2014
When Reese and Finch have to protect a former government contractor who is following a UN diplomat, they are thrust into the murky waters of international politics.
Tuesday, April 1st, 2014
19: Most Likely To...
In order to protect the latest person of interest, Shaw and Reese go under cover at a high school reunion; Fusco and Finch go to Washington, D.C., to investigate Vigilance's most recent attack.
Tuesday, April 15th, 2014
20: Death Benefit
Reese goes under cover as a secret service agent in order to get close to the latest person of interest, a congressman who may have the key to derailing Decima's plan for a second machine.
Tuesday, April 29th, 2014
Reese and Shaw are hunted by Decima; Greer uses Finch's greatest weakness -- his former fiancee -- to lure him out of hiding.
Tuesday, May 6th, 2014
22: A House Divided
The machine sends the team five different numbers to investigate when an unknown entity blocks details about an impending catastrophic event; Root's hackers arrive in New York.
Tuesday, May 13th, 2014
23: Deus Ex Machina
The team work to stop Samaritan from coming online and targeting them; the battle against Vigilance reaches a conclusion.
Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014
In the fourth season premiere, the team must devise new ways to continue their work without being detected by Samaritan after they're forced to take on new identities created by Root. Some, however, find it hard to ignore the Machine's numbers, putting them all at risk of being seen by the rival machine.
Tuesday, September 30th, 2014
Although Finch insists that he no longer wishes to help with new numbers, his interest is piqued when Reese learns that the newest POI is a brilliant college student engaged in a mysterious, life-and-death scavenger hunt. Now he must decide if he can help without alerting Samaritan.
Tuesday, October 7th, 2014
Finch recruits Fusco to stay close to the latest POI, a professional "wingman" whose number has come up, but learning how to approach women soon becomes the least of his worries. Meanwhile, Reese must find a way to play by the rules at his new day job as the Machine sends Finch and Root on a mysterious errand.
Tuesday, October 14th, 2014
Reese's cover job as an NYPD detective becomes complicated when the young brother and sister he's protecting become targets of a gang investigation.
Tuesday, October 21st, 2014
Finch is suspicious when a gifted political pollster's number comes up at the same time that his typically ironclad predictions go wrong – and believes that the two events are linked. Meanwhile, Reese is sidelined by a direct order from Captain Moreno. Jason Ritter guest stars as pollster Simon Lee.
Tuesday, October 28th, 2014
Reese, Shaw and Fusco must protect an unassuming office worker who stumbles into a dangerous conspiracy while moonlighting as a fake detective. Meanwhile, Finch travels to Hong Kong as part of his academic cover identity.
Tuesday, November 11th, 2014
7: Honor Among Thieves
Shaw joins a team of international thieves in order to keep tabs on the latest POI, but an unexpected turn of events puts her in danger of being detected by Samaritan. Finch and Root, meanwhile, undertake a dangerous sabotage mission.
Tuesday, November 18th, 2014
8: Point of Origin
Reese volunteers as an NYPD police academy instructor in order to keep an eye on a talented young officer whose suspicious actions make him question her motives. Meanwhile, Martine – armed with information from Samaritan – hunts a member of the team.
Tuesday, November 25th, 2014
9: The Devil You Know
Reese must save Elias from the Brotherhood. He can't get any help from Root or Shaw since Shaw's cover is blown and Root is escorting her to underground.
Tuesday, December 16th, 2014
10: The Cold War
Samaritan demonstrates its true power by taking control of New York for 48 hours and erasing crime from the city in an attempt to lure The Machine out of hiding.
Tuesday, January 6th, 2015
Samaritan launches a cyber-attack on the stock exchange, forcing the team to risk their lives in a desperate mission to stop a global catastrophe.
Tuesday, January 13th, 2015
Control, who oversees the handling of relevant numbers for the government, begins to question the methods and intentions of the Samaritan program. Root and Reese start looking for Shaw, whom they believe is still alive.
Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015
Root and Reese’s hunt for Shaw takes them to a small town in upstate New York where it becomes apparent that not everything is as idyllic as it seems. Also, Fusco teams with a former POI to tackle the newest number.
Tuesday, February 10th, 2015
When the Machine arranges for Finch to sit on the jury of a murder trial, he begins to suspect that a fellow juror is set to rig the proceedings. Meanwhile, Reese begins to open up to the department’s therapist.
Tuesday, February 17th, 2015
Reese tries to protect a software programmer with a mysterious second life, but it’s unclear which side of her life the threat is coming from. Meanwhile, Claire, a young hacker whom Finch tried to protect from Samaritan, reaches out to him for aid.
Tuesday, February 24th, 2015
Reese and Finch must protect Harper, a street-smart grifter, when her plan to steal cash from a medical marijuana dispensary goes up in smoke.
Tuesday, March 10th, 2015
Reese and Finch try to protect a psychologist whose unorthodox methods for helping his patients find closure could cost him dearly. Meanwhile, flashbacks reveal Finch’s fragile state in the days following the bombing that killed his best friend, Nathan Ingram.
Tuesday, March 24th, 2015
Reese must protect a bounty hunter who refuses to let the potential threat to her life deter her from the relentless pursuit of her target. Also, Finch tries to set the plan he began in Shanghai in motion.
Tuesday, April 7th, 2015
19: Search and Destroy
Reese and Finch scramble to protect a software CEO when his behavior becomes increasingly erratic following a hacker attack that reveals all his secrets and unravels his life.
Tuesday, April 14th, 2015
20: Terra Incognita
Reese finds himself on a perilous personal journey when he takes on a homicide case Detective Carter was never able to close.
Tuesday, April 28th, 2015
Reese and Fusco get caught in the war between the two newest POIs, rival crime bosses Elias and Dominic. Also, a tantalizing clue to Shaw’s whereabouts leads Finch and Root into a possible trap, and Control goes rogue to uncover the true intentions of the Samaritan program.
Tuesday, May 5th, 2015
Finch and Root race to save The Machine, which has been located by the rival AI, Samaritan. Also, Reese is caught in the middle of the final showdown between rival crime bosses Elias and Dominic.
Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016
Reese and Finch attempt to rescue the Machine’s source code before it deteriorates beyond repair. Also, Root fights for her life against an onslaught of Samaritan’s agents and Fusco is faced with hard questions following the deaths of Dominic and Elias.
Monday, May 9th, 2016
The Machine experiences a glitch during rebooting, supplying Reese and Fusco with the numbers of dozens of people not actually involved in crimes, while also locking Finch and Root out after identifying them as threats based on past violent behavior.
Tuesday, May 10th, 2016
3: Truth Be Told
Reese’s cover could be blown when he realizes the latest POI has ties to his old CIA colleague, Kara Stanton.
Monday, May 16th, 2016
Sameen Shaw escapes her captors, but the team is unsure of her mental state when she begins to act paranoid and reckless.
Tuesday, May 17th, 2016
Reese protects an NYPD analyst whose investigation into a software glitch has drawn the attention of Samaritan. Also, Reese and Fusco are threatened by an ally of Elias’s, who is looking to avenge his friend’s death.
Monday, May 23rd, 2016
6: A More Perfect Union
The Machine sends Reese and Finch to a wedding to protect a pair of POIs before their nuptials. Also, Fusco becomes angry at being kept in the dark by the team and takes it upon himself to investigate a string of missing person reports.
Tuesday, May 24th, 2016
Root goes undercover at a radio station to protect the host of a conspiracy theory show who stumbles upon information that could get him killed. Also, Samaritan’s agents try to convince a member of the team that their goals are noble.
Tuesday, May 24th, 2016
Reese and Finch become trapped in a hospital that becomes ground zero for a deadly viral outbreak. Also, Samaritan’s newest recruit has second thoughts and Shaw continues to struggle with reality.
Monday, May 30th, 2016
9: Sotto Voce
The mysterious criminal mastermind known as “The Voice” returns and traps Reese and Fusco in their own precinct with several armed gang members and the latest POI. Also, Root makes a shocking discovery.
Tuesday, May 31st, 2016
10: The Day the World Went Away
Finch’s number comes up when a fatal error blows his cover identity and sets off a deadly series of escalating encounters with Samaritan’s operatives.
Tuesday, June 7th, 2016
The team must unravel a conspiracy and stay ahead of the Secret Service when the President of the United States becomes their newest POI. Also, Finch separates himself from the team and considers taking drastic action to combat Samaritan.
Tuesday, June 14th, 2016
As Reese and Shaw race to catch up with Finch, he infiltrates a maximum-security government facility in a desperate mission which could mean the end for not only Samaritan, but for himself and The Machine as well.
Tuesday, June 21st, 2016
13: return 0
Finch, Reese, Fusco, and Shaw embark on one last mission to prevent Samaritan from destroying The Machine and cementing its hold over mankind.