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  Person of InterestSeason 1 (Flashbacks in parentheses) Season 2 →
101Pilot” (Reese) 109Get Carter” (Carter) 117Baby Blue
102Ghosts” (Finch) 110Number Crunch118Identity Crisis
103Mission Creep” (Reese) 111Super” (Finch) 119Flesh and Blood” (Elias)
104Cura Te Ipsum112Legacy120Matsya Nyaya” (Reese)
105Judgment113Root Cause121Many Happy Returns” (Reese)
106The Fix114Wolf and Cub122No Good Deed” (Finch/Ingram)
107Witness115Blue Code” (Reese) 123Firewall
108Foe” (Reese) 116Risk
Season 1

Season1Cover

SeasonEpisodes

123

Air dateSeptember 22, 2011 -
May 17, 2012

PremierePilot

FinaleFirewall

SloganEver Think You're Being Watched?

StarringJim Caviezel as John Reese
Taraji P. Henson as Joss Carter
Kevin Chapman as Lionel Fusco
Michael Emerson as Harold Finch

Season 1 of Person of Interest is the first season of the series.


Season Plot Lines

  • The growth and development of Finch and Reese's collaboration to save irrelevant numbers, and Reese's growing awareness of what the Machine can do.
  • The evolution of the partnership and friendship between Reese and Finch.
  • Reese's history with Jessica Arndt contrasted with his time in CIA, including his encounters with Kara Stanton.
  • The early history of the Machine, including Finch's as the developer, and his activities with Nathan Ingram and Alicia Corwin.
  • Carter's search for Reese, her mysterious "Man in the Suit", culminating in her discovering who he and Finch are. As she learns more about them, she reluctantly becomes involved in their activities.
  • The emergence of New York's organized crime, including Carl Elias and HR.
  • Reese's recruitment of a reluctant Fusco to monitor HR, and his transformation from a corrupt cop to an honest one.
  • The CIA and FBI's search for Reese, led by Mark Snow and Nicholas Donnelly, respectively.
  • The introduction of Zoe Morgan, a New York fixer who will become Reese's occasional collaborator.
  • The emergence of a mysterious hacker known only as Root.

Cast

Main Cast

In order of character appearances

Recurring Cast

In order of character appearances

Episodes

# Image Title Airdate Writer(s) Director
101 Pilot2 Pilot September 22, 2011 Jonathan Nolan David Semel
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.
102 Ghosts2 Ghosts September 29, 2011 Jonathan Nolan
Greg Plageman
Richard J. Lewis
When they are given the Social Security number of a teenager who was killed two years ago, Reese and Finch begin to question the infallibility of The Machine. Meanwhile, Finch flashes back to The Machine’s origin and how it was developed.
103 POI 0103 Reese4 Mission Creep October 6, 2011 Patrick Harbinson Steven DePaul
When the Machine directs Reese and Finch to a former Marine with shady connections to a crime ring, Reese must infiltrate the gang, taking part in their heist. Meanwhile, Detective Carter’s closer than ever to finding out who Reese is.
104 POI 0104 Reese4 Cura Te Ipsum October 13, 2011 Denise Thé Charles Beeson
Reese and Finch surveil their latest POI, Dr. Megan Tillman, while she’s on call and after hours to unravel the threat surrounding the promising young physician.
105 Judgement Judgment October 20, 2011 David Slack Colin Bucksey
When the Machine produces the Social Security number of a judge renowned for his tough sentencing, Reese and Finch have the added challenge of investigating a POI who wants nothing to do with their brand of vigilante justice.
106 TheFix The Fix October 27, 2011 Nic Van Zeebroeck
Michael Sopczynski
Dennis Smith
Reese is captivated by their newest POI – a beautiful, shrewd and remarkably resourceful woman.
107 Witness Witness November 3, 2011 Amanda Segel Fred Toye
The Machine identifies a school teacher who witnessed a mob hit as their next POI and Reese and Finch rush to save his life.
108 POI 0108 Main Foe November 17, 2011 Sean Hennen Milan Cheylov
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.
109 GetCarter Get Carter December 8, 2011 Greg Plageman
Denise Thé
Alex Zakrzewski
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.
110 NumberCrunch Number Crunch December 15, 2011 Patrick Harbinson Jeffrey Hunt
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.
111 POI 0111 RearWindow Super January 12, 2012 David Slack Stephen Williams
Reese works the computer while Finch does the legwork with their latest POI, a building super who keeps too close an eye on his tenants. Meanwhile, Detective Carter may finally get her long-awaited glimpse into a case.
112 1x12 Legacy Legacy January 19, 2012 Amanda Segel Brad Anderson
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.
113 1x13 RootCause Root Cause February 2, 2012 Erik Mountain Richard J. Lewis
Reese and Finch’s latest POI is a down-on-his-luck man who may have reached his breaking point. As the case evolves, the duo calls upon a former POI for help, the resourceful and well-connected Zoe.
114 1x14 WolfAndCub Wolf and Cub February 9, 2012 Nic Van Zeebroeck
Michael Sopczynski
Chris Fisher
The Machine identifies Darren McGrady, 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.
115 1x15 Blue Code Blue Code February 16, 2012 Denise Thé David Von Ancken
Reese discovers there’s more to the story after he infiltrates a smuggling ring to get close to his latest POI.
116 1x16 Risk Risk February 23, 2012 Sean Hennen Jeff T. Thomas
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.
117 BabyBlue Baby Blue March 8, 2012 Patrick Harbinson Larry Teng
When The Machine spits out the number of a 6-month-old baby, Reese and Finch turn into overly protective parents – with an arsenal at their disposal. Meanwhile, when Elias resurfaces, Detective Carter begins to question her new allegiance with Reese and Finch.
118 IdentityCrisis Identity Crisis March 29, 2012 Amy Berg Charles Beeson
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.
119 FleshAndBlood Flesh and Blood April 5, 2012 Amanda Segel Stephen Semel
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.
120 MatsyaNyaya Matsya Nyaya April 26, 2012 Ray Utarnachitt Kevin Bray
The Machine’s latest mark puts Reese undercover as part of an armored truck crew, a case that brings back memories of his last CIA mission and painful decisions he was forced to make.
121 POI 0121 Pic1 Many Happy Returns May 3, 2012 Story:
Erik Mountain
Jonathan Nolan
Teleplay:
Erik Mountain
Fred Toye
It’s Reese’s birthday, and Finch gifts him with a day off – especially when he realizes that The Machine’s latest number is sure to revive painful memories.
122 NoGoodDeed No Good Deed May 10, 2012 David Slack Stephen Williams
The newest POI’s curiosity could spell his doom when he finds himself embroiled in a dark government conspiracy – one that Finch is all too familiar with. Meanwhile, Reese uncovers something revealing about Finch’s past.
123 1x23 Firewall Firewall May 17, 2012 Greg Plageman
Jonathan Nolan
Richard J. Lewis
When a psychologist’s number comes up, Reese must protect her from one of her patients while eluding capture by the FBI, who are closing in fast. Meanwhile, Finch receives an unwelcome visit from an old acquaintance.

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