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CBS's drama Person of Interest was one of the hit shows of the 2011-12 season. Starring Jim Caviezel and Michael Emerson, the show also features Taraji P. Henson and Kevin Chapman in supporting roles as homicide detectives.
Harold Finch (Emerson) is a computer expert who, a decade ago, built a secret system for the government that predicts potential terrorist acts by spying on people every minute of their lives. It watches through hidden cameras, listens in on phone calls, reads e-mails, and tracks electronic transactions, using the information it gathers to detect potentially violent patterns that a human could never see. The machine predicts everyday murders, robberies, and other crimes as well, but the government disregards these, considering them irrelevant. Finch, however, refuses to accept this indifference, and has built a backdoor into the machine. Now it regularly delivers him the Social Security numbers of people it is watching, potential criminals or victims.
In order to carry out his plans, Finch enlists John Reese (Caviezel), a former military man and CIA agent fleeing a dark past. The challenge for Reese and Finch is to observe their "persons of interest," discover the signs of the upcoming crime, and act fast enough to prevent it before it happens.
Their task is complicated by the demons of Reese's past, including former CIA colleagues out to kill him, and the government conspiracies surrounding the construction and functioning of Finch's machine. Armed with Finch's wealth and computer wizardry, and Reese's fearsome combat skills, the pair have battled corrupt cops, Mafia gangsters, unscrupulous politicians, and more.
Person of Interest mixes slam-bang action and suspense with deft, low-key comedy and some Lost-style mysteries -- Reese and Finch's backgrounds are slowly revealed through flashbacks each episode. Caviezel and Emerson are both talented actors in their own ways and play off each other brilliantly, making charismatic heroes.
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- First Aired: December 17, 2013
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- First Aired: November 26, 2013
As the POI team seeks justice for Carter's murder, Finch realizes one of his team members may go beyond his boundaries in order to end the war with HR. Also, The Machine gives out the Number for NYPD Officer Patrick Simmons, one of the crime organization's key players.
- First Aired: November 19, 2013
As Carter and Reese attempt to turn the head of HR over to the Feds, they discover that the organization has set up major obstacles and severed every means of access. Finch tries to rally the the troops to help them, and is forced to turn to an unlikely ally who demands a high price for her assistance.
- First Aired: November 12, 2013
The POI team's battle with HR reaches it's breaking point when Finch receives 38 Numbers at once from The Machine. Meanwhile, a glimpse into Carter's past is seen through flashbacks with her son's father.