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Person of Interest -- Season 2 (Flashbacks in parentheses)
201 "The Contingency(Finch) 209 "C.O.D." 217 "Proteus"
202 "Bad Code(Root) 210 "Shadow Box" 218 "All In"
203 "Masquerade" 211 "2πR" 219 "Trojan Horse"
204 "Triggerman" 212 "Prisoner's Dilemma(Reese) 220 "In Extremis(Fusco)
205 "Bury the Lede" 213 "Dead Reckoning(Stanton) 221 "Zero Day(Finch/Ingram)
206 "The High Road(Finch) 214 "One Percent(Finch/Ingram) 222 "God Mode(Finch/Hersh)
207 "Critical" 215 "Booked Solid"
208 "Til Death(Finch) 216 "Relevance" << Season 1 | Season 3 >>
Bad Code

POI 0202 Main2

SeasonEpisode

22

Air dateOctober 4, 2012

Running time43:46

Production code2J7202

Written byGreg Plageman
Patrick Harbinson

Directed byJon Cassar

Viewers14.58M

ID(s) from IntroNonstandard Intro
POI 0202 Root2Flashbacks
Root

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It's how Root works. She set him up.

— Reese


"Bad Code" is the second episode of season 2, and the 25th produced hour of Person of Interest. It originally aired on October 4, 2012.

SynopsisEdit

The Machine delivers the number of a cold case that leads Reese ever closer to catching up with Finch and his kidnapper, Root.

Origin of the TitleEdit

Main Plot PointsEdit

  • Reese's search for Finch is successful with the help of Carter, Fusco and The Machine
  • Root's motivation for kidnap Finch and free the Machine is explained
  • Denton Weeks's action after knowing about the Machine is revealed
  • Denton Weeks is murdered
  • The Machine's location and how to access it is discussed
  • Carter begins to trust Fusco
  • Root promises she'll be coming for Finch when the time is right

FlashbackEdit

Episode NotesEdit

  • Root and Hanna were playing Oregon Trail on an Apple IIe computer. Oregon Trail was developed for the Minnesota Education Computing Consortium (MECC), and used by elementary schools in the early days of home computing to teach school children about the realities of 19th century pioneer life on the Oregon Trail. Later, it was marketed to home users by Broderbund Software, which ceased updating the software when it was absorbed by Scholastic Books. More modern versions of the program eventually returned to the market across multiple platforms when The Learning Company bought Scholastic's software rights.
  • Although Root's full first name Samantha was never mentioned in the episode, she is listed as "Groves, Samantha" in Hanna's missing persons report.
  • Bad code, according to Root, is a person who is evil and can not change his or her nature. Finch later uses the term in the episode "Triggerman".

Acronyms and VocabularyEdit

Bear is trained to respond to commands in Dutch, including:

  • Liggen: lie down
  • Laat vallen: drop that.  

Production NotesEdit

  • Locations identified as Bishop, TX were filmed in Congers, NY.

Bloopers and Continuity ErrorsEdit

  • Bear chewed the spine of the book in one shoot and the other side in the previous shoot.
  • The Texas flag out side of Razorback Bar hangs upside down: red over white when it should be white over red.

TriviaEdit

  • The photograph of Denton Weeks in the newspaper article comes from a scene in "Super" when he and Alicia Corwin visited Nathan Ingram in his office. Weeks is wearing the same clothes and Alicia Corwin's ponytail can be seen in the background.
  • That particular newspaper article was written by Maxine Angelis who would later become a person of interest in "Bury the Lede".
  • Relton, MD, the small town where Reese tracked down Root to Weeks' cottage, doesn't exist in real life. On Reese's map it was placed where there's actually a small historical town named St. Mary's City.
  • Finch left a tap code on Davenport's phone indicating Root's escape route. One might notice that Reese omitted the letter "K" from his deciphering grid. When using tap code, the letters "C" and "K" share the same grid square which allows the alphabet to be represented in a 5×5 grid.

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