Person of Interest: Return 0 Season 5, Episode 13
Finch, Reese, Fusco and Shaw attempt a final mission to keep Samaritan from destroying The Machine and establishing its hold over humanity. (Series finale)
Person of Interest: .exe Season 5, Episode 12
Reese and Shaw rush to catch up with Finch after he infiltrates a maximum security government facility in a bold and dangerous attempt to destroy Samaritan. [more inside]
Person of Interest: Synecdoche Season 5, Episode 11
The team needs to unravel a conspiracy when the president of the United States becomes the next POI; Finch considers drastic action to combat Samaritan. [more inside]
Person of Interest: The Day the World Went Away Season 5, Episode 10
Finch's cover is blown due to a fatal error, which leads to an escalating series of encounters with Samaritan's operatives. [more inside]
Person of Interest: Sotto Voce Season 5, Episode 9
The fellows go after a bomber known as "The Voice," who turns out to be someone Elias wants as well. In other news, the ladies reunite and...? [more inside]
Person of Interest: Reassortment Season 5, Episode 8
Reese and Finch become trapped in a hospital that becomes ground zero for a deadly viral outbreak. Also, Samaritan's newest recruit has second thoughts and Shaw continues to struggle with reality. [more inside]
Person of Interest: QSO Season 5, Episode 7
After killing a bad guy with toe shoes, Root goes out on a mission to investigate a conspiracy theorist radio show that turns out to be on to something. [more inside]
Person of Interest: A More Perfect Union Season 5, Episode 6
Most of the gang attend a wedding. Greer tries a new tactic when it comes to brainwashing. Fusco is left to investigate on his own with Bear. [more inside]
Person of Interest: Shotseeker Season 5, Episode 5
Reese protects an NYPD analyst whose investigation into a software glitch has drawn the attention of Samaritan. Also, Reese and Fusco are threatened by an ally of Elias's, who is looking to avenge his friend's death.
Person of Interest: 6,741 Season 5, Episode 4
Sameen Shaw escapes her captors, but the team is unsure of her mental state when she begins to act paranoid and reckless.
Person of Interest: Truth Be Told Season 5, Episode 3
Reese's cover could be blown when he realizes the latest POI has ties to his old CIA colleague, Kara Stanton. Thus begins what's in no small part a procedural episode that focuses on Reese's backstory and how it affects his present. As such, it's a bit of a throwback to earlier seasons, and a bit of a breather after the one-two punch of the opening episodes of PoI's final season. [more inside]
Person of Interest: SNAFU Season 5, Episode 2
The Machine experiences a glitch during rebooting, supplying Reese and Fusco with the numbers of dozens of people not actually involved in crimes, while also locking Finch and Root out after identifying them as threats based on past violent behavior. [more inside]
Person of Interest: B.S.O.D. Season 5, Episode 1
Reese and Finch rush to resuscitate what is left of the Machine's source code; Root fights for her life after being targeted by Samaritan. Meanwhile, Fusco is forced to deal with the aftermath of the events that victimized Elias and Dominic. [more inside]
Person of Interest: YHWH Season 4, Episode 22
Finch and Root race to save The Machine, which has been located by the rival AI, Samaritan, while Reese is caught in the middle of the final showdown between rival crime bosses Elias and Dominic. Meanwhile, Control is on the hunt for Samaritan's true motives. [more inside]
Person of Interest: Asylum Season 4, Episode 21
Fusco and Reese are caught in a rivalry between two crime bosses, Elias and Dominic; a clue regarding Shaw's location may result in Root and Finch being caught in a trap.
Person of Interest: Terra Incognita Season 4, Episode 20
Reese embarks on a dangerous personal journey when he tries to solve one of Detective Carter's cold cases.
Person of Interest: Search and Destroy Season 4, Episode 19
Finch and Reese rush to protect a software chief executive officer when his behavior becomes erratic following an attack by a hacker.
Person of Interest: Skip Season 4, Episode 18
Reese tries to protect a bounty hunter who continues to pursue her target despite a potential threat to her life; Finch puts his plan into motion.
Person of Interest: Karma Season 4, Episode 17
Finch and Reese try to protect a psychologist who uses unorthodox methods to help patients achieve closure; flashbacks reveal Finch's state of mind after the death of his best friend.
Person of Interest: Blunt Season 4, Episode 16
Reese and Finch must protect a street-smart grifter after her plan to steal cash from a medical marijuana dispensary fails.
Person of Interest: Q & A Season 4, Episode 15
When Reese tries to protect a software programmer leading a double life, it is unclear where the threat is coming from; a young hacker reaches out to Finch.
Person of Interest: Guilty Season 4, Episode 14
While on a jury for a murder trial, Finch becomes suspicious of another juror; Reese starts to open up to a therapist.
Person of Interest: M.I.A. Season 4, Episode 13
The hunt for Shaw takes Root and Reese to a small town in upstate New York where not everything is as idyllic as it seems; Fusco and a former person of interest team up.
Person of Interest: Control-Alt-Delete Season 4, Episode 12
The government's head of Samaritan (Camryn Manheim) starts to question the methods and intentions of the program; reports of vigilantes surface.
Person of Interest: If-Then-Else Season 4, Episode 11
SITUATION LETHAL MULTIPLE STRATEGIES AVAILABLE TIME TO ASSET DESTRUCTION: -00:00:13.527 EVALUATING STRATEGIES..
Person of Interest: The Cold War Season 4, Episode 10
"Here, Samaritan deploys a variety of non-violent intimidation and manipulation tactics that amount to a well-crafted argument as to why it deserves to win—and “win” means reign supreme over humankind in this case. As the scale of Samaritan’s efforts escalates from the intimate to the epic, its terrifying plot and capacity for destruction are slowly revealed until the tension climaxes with a stunning reveal." - The AV Club [more inside]
Person of Interest: The Devil You Know Season 4, Episode 9
Team Machine is caught in a power struggle for control of the city's gangs when Elias is targeted by Domonic, the ambitious leader of The Brotherhood. And Samaritan may not be able to see them, but the operatives working for it can. [more inside]
Person of Interest: Point of Origin Season 4, Episode 8
Reese takes temporary assignment as a tactical instructor at the police academy to keep eyes on the NOTW. Samaritan agent Martine uses a blurred security camera picture and human intelligence to start pulling threads on the whereabouts of a Team Machine member. [more inside]
Person of Interest: Honor Among Thieves Season 4, Episode 7
Shaw joins a team of international thieves in order to keep tabs on the latest POI, but an unexpected turn of events puts her in danger of being detected by Samaritan. Meanwhile, Finch and Root undertake a dangerous sabotage mission.
Person of Interest: Pretenders Season 4, Episode 6
An extremely ordinary POI takes a dangerous turn, as the team struggles to maintain their covers. Finch has to present a paper at a conference in Hong Kong, so Shaw takes over the train. Reese follows another fake cop, who turns out to be a bit of a fanboy.
Person of Interest: Prophets Season 4, Episode 5
In which a golden boy political pollster discovers the harsh realities of campaigning in a digital dystopia, Harold reminisces about the Machine's formative years, Reese goes to anger management, and Root finally meets her adversary's avatar.
Person of Interest: Brotherhood Season 4, Episode 4
The Gang gets new numbers, a brother and a sister. Turns out they stole $500,000 from a drug deal gone bad, and Finch has to talk an old friend into helping reign in the gangs before they find the money - and the kids. One of the gangs is vicious and smart Brotherhood, and Reese connects with a DEA agent who thinks the Brotherhood is infiltrating police forces, including her own. [more inside]
Person of Interest: Wingman Season 4, Episode 3
The team's new number is a professional wingman, and Fusco has to go undercover as a needy client while Reese deals with a demanding police captain. Meanwhile, Root takes Finch on a scavenger hunt for the Machine. [more inside]
Person of Interest: Nautilus Season 4, Episode 2
Finch must decide if he can help a brilliant college student engaged in a life-and-death scavenger hunt without alerting Samaritan. [more inside]
Person of Interest: Panoptican Season 4, Episode 1
The team is incognito to Samaritan, which (who?) has found a John of its own. A number comes up and the way forward is made slightly clearer. [more inside]
Person of Interest: Deus Ex Machina Season 3, Episode 23
The Machine and government surveillance are put on trial, and the judgement may fundamentally change the order of things. Season finale.
Person of Interest: A House Divided Season 3, Episode 22
Alliances and rivalries get reaccessed as the major factions make their move. This is the second to last episode of the season. [more inside]