Person of Interest (2011–2016)
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Flashbacks to Finch's adolescence provide insight into his creation of The Machine. Also, the team receives the number of an already dying man, and Reese leaves the POI team behind in the aftermath of the war with the crime organization.


Richard J. Lewis


Jonathan Nolan (created by), Erik Mountain | 3 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jim Caviezel ... John Reese
Kevin Chapman ... Lionel Fusco
Amy Acker ... Root
Sarah Shahi ... Sameen Shaw
Michael Emerson ... Harold Finch
Saul Rubinek ... Arthur Claypool
Boris McGiver ... Hersh
Leslie Odom Jr. ... Peter Collier
Tom Degnan ... Agent Easton
Tuck Milligan ... Finch's Father
Chris Bert ... Young Harold Finch
Camryn Manheim ... Diane Claypool
Jeanine Serralles ... Ross
Parker Brightman ... Young Harold (1971)
Jacob Rosenbaum ... Stewart


During his physical recovery, Reese leaves without telling anyone, or where he is going. As such, Finch decides to ignore the Machine, which is trying to give him a new number. However, Finch can't ignore the indirect source of that next number, that source which may be more troubling to him. That number, which he will be working on with Shaw, belongs to Arthur Claypool. Shaw does not notice by Finch's reaction that he actually knows him. They are certain that Arthur is the intended target as he has a brain tumor and is not expected to live much longer. The tumor is causing his memory to go in various ways, such as not recognizing his long-term wife, Diane. What is more problematic is that Arthur is beginning to ramble. Finch and Shaw see that he is being protected by Secret Service which means that he has been working for a government agency probably on some top secret projects. Those ramblings are often about something called Samaritan, which they surmise is one of those secret ... Written by Huggo

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English | French

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17 December 2013 (USA) See more »

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The home address shown on both of the Claypools' drivers' licenses is "626 Ebbotts Place, Crofton MD". There actually is a short residential street in Crofton called Ebbotts Place, although the 626 street number is fictitious. See more »


The flashback when Harold is helping his dad is 1969. However, the date code on the carburetor is 4 digits. Holley used 3 digit date codes in 1969. See more »


Arthur Claypool: Harold, do you recall Arise, Ye Sons Of MIT?
Harold Finch: Oh, I...
Arthur Claypool: [Starts singing] Arise, ye sons of MIT, in loyal brotherhood the future beckons unto ye and life is full and good...
Arthur ClaypoolHarold Finch: [Harold joins in] Arise, and raise your steins on high tonight shall ever be a memory that will never die, ye sons of MIT
Sameen Shaw: John's gonna be sorry he missed that.
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