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102Ghosts” (Finch) 110Number Crunch 118Identity Crisis
103Mission Creep” (Reese) 111Super” (Finch) 119Flesh and Blood” (Elias)
104Cura Te Ipsum 112Legacy 120Matsya Nyaya” (Reese)
105Judgment 113Root Cause 121Many Happy Returns” (Reese)
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107Witness 115Blue Code” (Reese) 123Firewall
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Air dateJanuary 19, 2012

Running time43:39

Production code2J6212

Written byAmanda Segel

Directed byBrad Anderson


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Everyone deserves a second chance.

— Andrea Gutierrez

"Legacy" is the 12th episode in season 1, and the 12th produced hour of Person of Interest. It originally aired on January 19, 2012.


When Carter finally comes face-to-face with Reese, he urges her to join forces to help with their latest POI, a scrappy young woman from the wrong side of the tracks who turned her life around and became a lawyer.

Origin of the Title

The title of this episode could be a nod to the computer term Legacy.  A legacy system is an old method, technology, computer system, or application program, "of, relating to, or being a previous or outdated computer system." Often a pejorative term, referencing a system as "legacy" often implies that the system is out of date or in need of replacement but is too widely implemented to do so.

It could also double a nod to Nathan Ingram's death and what he would leave behind for his son to inherit.

Main Plot Points

Episode Notes

Production Notes

Bloopers and Continuity Errors


  • When Carter gets into a taxi its sign says off duty on the top but they still give her a ride.
  • According to Andrea Gutierrez's bank statement, the events of this episode start on January 18, 2012.
  • The arrest report Finch created to support Reese's cover identity when he goes to see Andrea states Reese's name as John Friel, born February 4, 1937, and is 5' 10" tall. Arrested for aggravated murder (top code 125.26) on February 1, 1984.*
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  • "I looked for a sorry-I-got-you-shot card but they were all out" (Carter)
  • "Those CIA boys spend a lot of time learning to be invisible" (Reese)
  • "I had to run two lights just to make sure my own people weren't trailing me" (Carter)
  • "You can have your rules. And you have a chance to save a life" (Reese to Carter)
  • "Getting paranoid, Carter. That's a step in the right direction" (Reese)
  • "You look worried. Did your tailor move out of town?" (Reese to Finch)
  • "Everyone deserves a second chance" (Andrea)
  • "So much for not dropping any bodies" (Reese)
  • "I give you an address and you promise no one will get dead, and what happens?" (Carter)
  • "Your good at this Carter." (Reese) "It's my job. And I don't even have to shoot anyone to do it. (Carter)
  • "Now, most of it, I don't understand, get lost when it comes to computers, like you, right?" (Will Ingram to Finch) — "Right." (Finch, chuckling)