Person of Interest (2011–2016)
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Search and Destroy 

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Reese and Finch scramble to protect a software CEO when his behavior becomes erratic following a hacker attack that reveals all his secrets and unravels his life.


Stephen Surjik


Jonathan Nolan (created by), Zak Schwartz | 2 more credits »





Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jim Caviezel ... John Reese
Kevin Chapman ... Lionel Fusco
Amy Acker ... Root
Michael Emerson ... Harold Finch
Aasif Mandvi ... Sulaiman Khan
Paige Turco ... Zoe Morgan
Cara Buono ... Martine Rousseau
John Nolan ... John Greer
Jessica Leccia ... Linda Khan
Steve Park ... Mark Lee (as Stephen Park)
Jonathan Walker ... Joseph Nicassio
Elia Monte-Brown ... Kelly Brewer
Tim Smallwood ... Businessman (as Timothy Smallwood)
Anthony Goes ... Associate
Jim Santangeli ... Hawaiian Shirt Guy


The next number Finch and Reese receive from the Machine belongs to Sulaiman Khan, the founder and CEO of Castellum, which he started as a garage business but which is now the leading computer security company in the world with their anti-virus software pre-installed in eighty-six percent of the world's network devices. Khan is under attack electronically as his computer system has been hacked, revealing to the world that he embezzled from the company, which he denies as planted information. All the sensitive information from his devices has also been released, which further threatens both his professional and personal relationships. Because of the thoroughness of the attack specifically against Khan but which left Castellum virtually untouched leads Finch and Reese to the conclusion that it was orchestrated by Samaritan. Khan himself also comes to a conclusion that the attack was from an artificial intelligence, although he will have troubles convincing anyone of that fact, and ... Written by Huggo

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Release Date:

7 April 2015 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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John Reese: Can't you get Root on this?
Harold Finch: Sorry. Ms. Groves and I are not on the best of terms.
John Reese: Better kiss and make up, Finch. We could use her on this one.
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References Person of Interest: M.I.A. (2015) See more »

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Welcome back "Bad" Samaritan!!
8 April 2015 | by jayant-1212See all my reviews

Finally after weeks of run of the mill POI, the chief focus of this season is back. Samaritan has become more ruthless than ever and our team machine is still fighting an enormous fire. Underhanded, understaffed but undeterred is what Team machine has become. The acting, the screen writing, the humor, this episode has it all and this hour leaves a sweet taste of entertainment.

This episode furthers the arc of Root as a ruthless woman who is out to avenge from Shaw to the machine. At the same time, it develops the character of Samaritan who has been hell bent to find the machine. Every act of Samaritan is drenched in malice and it has become ever more aware of its power and its ruthless objective to hunt down the machine. The odds are bad for our team machine and with four episodes left, this is about to become a fast ride to finish. This episode has set the ball rolling for the eventual fight between the AI as well as their corresponding minions. Thus, all viewers, fasten your seat belts for the final stretch!

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