Person of Interest (2011–2016)
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After saving Leon Tao yet again, Reese goes to Atlantic City to watch over a retiree who's losing a fortune in the casino. HR smears Szymanski so that he can't testify at a Russian mob trial and Carter risks her life trying to clear him.

Director:

Tricia Brock

Writers:

Jonathan Nolan (created by), Lucas O'Connor | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jim Caviezel ... John Reese
Taraji P. Henson ... Joss Carter
Kevin Chapman ... Lionel Fusco
Michael Emerson ... Harold Finch
Ron McLarty ... Lou Mitchell
Robert John Burke ... Officer Patrick Simmons
Michael McGlone ... Detective Bill Szymanski
Clarke Peters ... Alonzo Quinn
Sterling K. Brown ... Detective Cal Beecher
Michael Rispoli ... Darien Makris
Morgan Spector ... Peter Yogorov
Al Sapienza ... Detective Raymond Terney
Jennifer Van Dyck ... Assistant District Attorney Melinda Wright
Ken Leung ... Leon Tao
Amy Hohn ... Jen the Dealer
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Storyline

Reese and Finch head to Atlantic City for their next number, that belonging to Lou Mitchell, an irascible, widowed and retired watch repairman, who, like many of his age, has a small electronic footprint, meaning that Reese and Finch will have to use other means than electronic to follow him. In viewing Lou's activities, Reese sees a man living on a fixed income but who is constantly at the casino and constantly losing, over the past few months in the order of several hundred thousand. But Reese also sees some visual signs that he may have been involved with the mob in his younger days. But in following Lou's movements, Reese and Finch see that Lou is not alone in his goings-on although he does not acknowledge those others, who are all seniors like himself, and they don't acknowledge Lou or any of the others. When Reese and Finch learn what Lou is up to and why his number came up, they want to intervene through the casino to prevent the incident involving Lou from happening, but ... Written by Huggo

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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 March 2013 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

After Finch starts explaining Baccarat to Reese, Reese replies, "Please Finch, I was an international spy. I know how to play Baccarat." This is a nod to James Bond's favorite casino game. See more »

Goofs

Simmons receives a call on his cell from an unknown number and when the smartphone screen is shown, it has a "slide to answer" bar, similar to an iPhone. When the view switches back to him answering the call, it shows him pressing a button and a beep sound is heard, similar to that of an older style cell phone. See more »

Quotes

Lou Mitchell: I made a promise, Harold. To Marilyn, right before she passed. She grabbed my arm. She knew what I was thinking. That - that maybe I'd, you know, join her. And she told me she didn't save my life, so I could throw it away.
Harold Finch: And you haven't.
Lou Mitchell: Laundering drug money? That's a living? And now to just run away? No. No, I'm taking back every dime I put in his pocket. Please. I don't want to die a loser.
Harold Finch: Very well. Then if we're gonna do this, we're gonna do it right. I think you can take Makris for ...
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Connections

References Person of Interest: One Percent (2013) See more »

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Danny Boy
(uncredited)
Written by Frederick Edward Weatherly
Whistled by Ron McLarty
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Worst episode in the series so far..
11 October 2014 | by A_Different_DrummerSee all my reviews

And for the record this is a series I pretty much love.

It is March of 2013 and in the middle of a brutal winter the writers behind this generally excellent series all come down with a case of Brain Freeze.

Seriously. The critical flaw in the premise behind the show is that, with the wrong script, and the wrong tone, and the wrong direction, suddenly you may find yourself watching an episode of TOUCHED BY AN ANGEL instead of a clever riff on THE BOURNE IDENTITY.

What's wrong with this episode you ask? Pretty much everything. The opening scene is a set-piece taken from 100 forgettable movies, a throw-away scene simply designed to remind the viewer that they are retrieving a "spoofy, comicy" character from an earlier episode who (coincidence!) will be needed for the plot arc in this instalment.

The "number" that pops up requires the duo (now a trio) to head to Atlantic City where every possible cliché about "the mob" is trotted out, and the victim in need of protection (see above) constantly talks about his dead wife and, generally, looks like he would indeed be more at home in a TBAA episode.

The climax, in this case an escape or table-turning (reversal) after being caught by the bad guys, is terribly done, and seems more random or lucky than any sort of well-planned action scene.

Even Bear, who does a walk-on in the aforesaid opening scene, seems eager to get back to his trailer and away from this horror.


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