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Episode 207: Critical

Reese goes to an address where Finch tells him that they have a repeated number. Leon Tao comes flying out of a window and greets Reese, as two men come out. Reese asks them to let it slide but the men keep coming, and Leon explains that he's been running online game gold-farming and the Russian mob is involved.
2x07 - so you brought him here
After he takes out the mobsters, Reese takes Leon to the library. The accountant realizes that Finch is the boss and they explain that they have another Number to deal with. Since the Mob is still after Leon, they tell him to stay put while they deal with it, and warn him that Bear will kill him if he touches the computer. As they go, Finch tells Reese that they're heading for a hospital.

Finch as Reese, posing as Mr. Crane and his asset manager John Rooney, arrive at the hospital after Finch donated money for a new wing. The administrator, Sebastian Alta, shows them around and introduces them to Dr. Madeleine Enright, their leading cardiologist and trauma surgeon. As they talk, Finch puts a pair of glasses down on a nearby chair. Madeleine greets them and tries to find her glasses, and Finch points out the pair he put down. She puts them on, unaware that Finch has hid a bug in them. Sebastian explains that they're closing off the floor for a sensitive surgery and says that it's for the safety of the patient.

2x07 - it's a routine coronary bypass

Madeleine takes Veldt Corp. CEO Oliver Veldt and his assistant Leland Rains, to an operating room. She explains how his coronary bypass procedure will go and Rains reminds her that she's signed non-disclosure agreements because they don't want anyone learning that Veldt is undergoing surgery. She gets word of a shooting victim, a member of an Albanian gang, who has been brought into the ER. Madeleine goes to check on him, shouting down the gang members that have come in. As they take the gang member away, Finch admits that they have no idea who might be coming after her.

2x07 - I brought you an espresso

Later, Madeleine is getting coffee when her wife Amy comes by with coffee. Reese watches her and Finch confirms that Amy is a charity director. Amy and Madeleine talk briefly about Veldt and Amy says that she'll see Madeleine later.

2x07 - Two shots close range

Fusco is called to an execution-style shooting and confirms that the killer took everything from the victim except for Carter's card. He calls Carter and tells her what he's discovered.

2x07 - or Amy dies
Madeleine goes back to her office and finds a man waiting for her. He introduces himself as Alistair Wesley and says that he wants to discuss Oliver Veldt. Wesley takes out a datapad and shows Madeleine that he has a marksman with a bead on Amy. If Madeleine doesn't make sure that Veldt dies, Amy will die.
2x07 - That's the threat Finch
Finch and Reese listen in as Wesley gives Madeleine precise instructions on how to kill Veldt. He assures Madeleine that if anyone else gets involved or she doesn't do what she's told, Amy will die. Reese figures that they need to get to Madeleine past Veldt's security. Finch volunteers to stay there while Reese tracks down Amy.

Carter arrives at the crime scene and they go over the footage of the shooting. The dead man is Dusan Babic and Carter has never heard of him. There's a number, 6611th, written on the back of Carter's card and Fusco tells her to get out before people start asking questions.

2x07 - unnecessary concern

Madeleine checks on Veldt and warns him that no surgery is without risk. He reminds her that he's paying well for her not to make mistakes. As he's taken away, Rains asks about the procedure and Madeleine assures her that she's using the best procedure. Wesley sends her a text message telling tells her to undertake step one: administer the anticoagulant. She goes to the drug cabinet and gets the drug.

Finch goes to Madeleine's office and checks her computer. Meanwhile, Reese finds Amy at the park where she's running a charity event. He tries to spot the sniper while Finch admits that he can't determine Alistair's identity while he's stuck at the hospital. Finch accesses the video feed and sends Reese the image so he can spot the sniper. At the same time, the programmer hacks the hospital's records and feeds in a shortage of Veldt's blood type so they can stall the surgery.

2x07 - the sniper's location

Reese determines the sniper's location and goes in. He attacks the man and after a brief struggle, shoots him with his own rifle. The man is wearing ballistic armor which protects him and has disposed of all clues to his identity. Wesley calls on the sniper's cell phone and Reese takes the call. He offers to buy Reese a drink and warns that Amy will die if he refuses. Reese figures that he's eliminated the threat... until Wesley has his other snipers call off. Wesley gives Reese directions to a pub and signs off, and Reese tells Finch that he's going to have a drink.

At the station, Carter goes over Babic's file to figure out why he would have her card. Babic worked in janitorial and did a lot of work for tech companies. One company is at 66 11th Avenue and she realizes the number on the card refers to that.

2x07 - special diet man-eater

Reese calls Fusco in and tells him to keep an eye on Amy. He tells Fusco that he's getting a drink and goes to the pub. Reese warns Finch that they're dealing with a professional team, and Finch calls Leon to find out who would target Veldt and following the money trail. Leon points out that Bear won't let him near the keyboard and Finch talks to Bear on the speakerphone, giving him a command in Dutch to stand down. Leon goes to work and Finch warns him not to test the limits of his system.

Reese enters the pub and joins Wesley at the bar. He draws a gun on the Englishman and points out that it's from the sentry that Alistair has placed at the door. Alistair assures Reese that there's several people close enough to kill Amy and suggests that Reese have a drink. Reese identifies Wesley as former MI-6 and his men as ex-SAS, and Wesley tags Reese as ex-CIA. He doesn't care why Reese is protecting Veldt and tells him to stay out of it. Reese draws a gun on him but discovers that the sentry has come up behind him. The man tries to garrote him but Reese shoots him in the foot. However, by the time he recovers, Wesley has slipped out the door.

2x07 - You're that donor
Madeleine goes to the OR and prepares the syringe with the anticoagulant. Amy calls with a good luck message as Finch comes in. He says that he knows what is happening to her and asks Madeleine to trust him. When she wonders why she should trust him, Finch explains that he set up the delay and assures her that they'll save Amy before Madeleine has to make an incision.
2x07 - Doctor Crane
The assisting nurse, Liz Picket, comes in and updates Madeleine on the delay, and Madeleine says that Finch is a backup surgeon that she called in. Before she goes, Madeleine begs Finch to help her save Amy. Finch calls Reese, who says that Alistair has his own cameras and has the park monitored. There's no way he can pick Alistair's men out of the crowd in time.
2x07 - Bubby

Madeleine goes to work and administers the anticoagulant as Finch looks on. With time running out, he calls to warn Reese. Leon calls to tell Finch that he's hacked Veldt's company servers and found a multi-million dollar proposal for offshore wind farms. Veldt refused to take the proposal and Leon has discovered that someone has been short-selling Veldt Corp. stock. If the stock plummets then the investor will make a fortune. Leon has found an active server for the sales and tells Finch that he'll keep digging.

Finch goes to the ER and whispers an assurance to Madeleine. She says that she's going to take a short break and tells Liz to monitor Veldt's vitals. Once they're alone, Finch tells Madeleine that Reese is close to saving Amy. Madeleine asks for a minute alone and steps into the hallway and Alistair calls to ask her why she stopped. He connects her to Amy to provide motivation and they chat about the charity. Madeleine says that she just wanted to hear her voice and everything's fine. She tells Amy that she loves her and signs off.

Finch calls Reese and tells him that Alistair knew that Amy left the OR within a minute. Reese realizes that they have no choice and he's getting Amy out.

2x07 - shots fired

Carter goes to Fujima and discovers that there was a shooting in the clean room. As she talks to the security man, Carter sees Agent Snow leave. She follows him as he ducks into a nearby building.

2x07 - You represent the NYPD

Reese tells Fusco to create a diversion. Fusco approaches a cop and picks a fight, demanding his name and badge. Everyone in the park watches them, including Alistair and Amy, and Reese slips a cell phone into Amy's purse.

2x07 - we're a hell of a team

Leon calls Finch back and says that he hacked the server and found medical file signed by Veldt. Finch realizes someone on the inside told Alistair about Veldt's surgery and tells Leon to send him everything he's dug up.

2x07 - they use too much butter

Reese calls Amy on the cell phone and tells her that he knows all about her and Madeleine. He warns Amy that she's in danger and tells her to stay on the phone and listen to him as he directs her out of the park. Finch calls Reese and warns that Amy will be nicking Veldt's artery in two minutes.

2x07 - Agent Snow freeze

Carter follows Snow into the access tunnels and orders him to freeze. He tells Carter that there's no cell reception and the woman running him can't hear him. Carter realizes that Snow killed Babic to get the ID so he could break into Fujima. He tells Carter that something big is going down and "she" won't stop. When she wonders why he killed a man, Snow reveals that he's wearing a bomb vest. Before he can explain further, someone opens fire, shooting out the light. Carter loses track of Snow in the darkness.

2x07 - Today I'll bargain

Finch sits down next to Rains and tells him not to contact Wesley. He shows the man the records of the short sales and the confidential medical information that Rains shared with Wesley. Leland says that he has no idea what he's talking about and they're going to reexamine the wind farm project once Veldt is out of surgery. Finch realizes that he's telling the truth and is not the mole and wonders who leaked the surgery. He goes back into the OR and Madeleine says that she's calling off the surgery and orders everyone out of the room. Wesley, listening in, looks over and discovers that Amy is gone. Reese gives Amy directions out of the park while Wesley calls his men and tells them to remove the target.

Liz insists on staying with Madeleine to close up Veldt. She asks Finch to get her some anesthesia so they can keep Veldt under.

Wesley's men report in that Amy is off the grid. They spread out and one of them spots Amy but Reese takes him out and escorts her out. Meanwhile, Fusco leaves the park and tells the other beat cop to apologize on behalf of his partner. The man says that he doesn't have a partner.

2x07 - Your wife should've listened

Reese and Amy approach the car but the fake cop is waiting for them and draws a gun.

Veldt crashes and Madeleine realizes that his artery is nicked... and Liz is responsible. Liz says that she was the backup plan.

2x07 - cop fight

As the fake cop draws his gun, Fusco comes running up and distracts him long enough for Reese to take him out.

Liz tells Madeleine to let Veldt die but the surgeon refuses. As Liz goes for a scalpel, Finch comes back and knocks her out with an overhead light.

Reese tells Fusco to stay with Amy and goes back to the park. He finds Wesley's datapad, shattered and resting on a bench, but no sign of the Englishman.

2x07 - take this Finochietto retractor

Madeleine gives Veldt a coagulant and tells Finch that she'll have to open Veldt up and will need Finch's help. A nervous Finch assists as Madeleine massages Veldt's heart from the inside using her hand. As Finch tries to avoid vomiting, Madeleine restarts Veldt's heart.

2x07 - I'm right here

Later, Reese brings Amy to the hospital and the couple is reunited.

2x07 - Sorry for the theatrics
Finch and Reese put a hood on Leon and drop him off. Reese gives him a paper showing that Veldt survived. All of the conspirators will take a loss and Leon realizes that they won. Finch tells him to keep that in mind and stay out of trouble. As he takes a taxi away, the sniper's phone rings.
2x07 - you're John Reese
Wesley congratulates Reese, who points out that Wesley is no more than a common thief. The Englishman realized that they met before in Istanbul at a market. Reese doesn't remember him but Wesley says that's how he was trained. He suggests they get a drink sometime later, hangs up, and takes a taxi to the airport.
2x07 - How much do you really want to know

Later, Carter meets with Reese and shows him Snow's security badge. She figures that someone is holding Snow on a string and tells Reese that "she" is planning something. Carter wonders what it's about... and if Reese would tell her if he did. He refuses, saying that he can't stop her from looking into it. Reese points out that she still has her son and suggests that she consider how much she really wants to know.

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