Person of Interest Wiki
Person of Interest Wiki

A person of interest (POI) is an individual who will be involved in a violent crime. The Machine, without indicating whether the individual is the victim or the perpetrator, supplies the POI's Social Security number to Reese and Finch, who study their background and attempt to prevent the violent crime from occurring.

Since Season 1, the intro has provided some scenes from the episode. Starting with “Masquerade”, an ID is shown with the person of interest.

Irrelevant Numbers

Season 1

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Season 2

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Season 3

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Season 4

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Season 5

Main article: Irrelevant Numbers (Season 5)

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Relevant Numbers

  • The President of the United States (“Synecdoche”)

Relevant Numbers

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Numbers produced by the Machine after determining that those individuals would pose a threat to national security.

Other Numbers

Main article: Other Numbers

Persons of Interest who either appeared in a flashback or in a side arc providing background information relevant to the main event.

Origin of Term

The term "person of interest" is used by law enforcement in the United States and Canada. The original term identifies a person that has been identified as a possible suspect in a crime, a witness to a crime, or someone who may have information helpful to investigators. It does not mean a person who will be involved in a crime in the future.