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201The Contingency” (Finch) 209C.O.D. 217Proteus
202Bad Code” (Root) 210Shadow Box 218All In
203Masquerade 2112πR 219Trojan Horse
204Triggerman 212Prisoner's Dilemma” (Reese) 220In Extremis” (Fusco)
205Bury the Lede 213Dead Reckoning” (Stanton) 221Zero Day” (Finch/Ingram)
206The High Road” (Finch) 214One Percent” (Finch/Ingram) 222God Mode” (Finch/Hersh)
207Critical 215Booked Solid
208Til Death” (Finch) 216Relevance
Season 2




Air dateSeptember 27, 2012 -
May 9, 2013

PremiereThe Contingency

FinaleGod Mode

SloganThey Stop Crime Before It Happens

StarringJim Caviezel as John Reese
Taraji P. Henson as Joss Carter
Kevin Chapman as Lionel Fusco
Michael Emerson as Harold Finch

Season 2 of Person of Interest is the second season of the series.

Season Plotlines

Season two explores the pursuit of the Machine by a variety of entities, each with its own objectives. The FBI continues its drive to capture "The Man in the Suit", while Reese, with Carter's assistance, attempts to evade detection. HR, decimated after the season one finale, breaks with Elias and begins to rebuild itself with the assistance of the Yogorov family. A new group, Decima Industries, appears under the guidance of former MI-6 agent, Greer. Plotlines include:

  • Reese's search for Finch who was kidnapped by Root in the season one finale. As he does, Root's past slowly unravels in a series of flashbacks.
  • Carter and Fusco, now both aware of Finch and Reese's activities, become increasingly important to their missions.
  • Nicholas Donnelly's obsession with finding "The Man in the Suit," Reese's arrest and Carter's attempts to free him.
  • Examination of Finch's partnership with Nathan Ingram, his relationship with Grace Hendricks, and the bombing that killed Ingram through a series of flashbacks.
  • The collapse and rebuilding of HR under Alonzo Quinn and Patrick Simmons.
  • The introduction of Decima Industries, including Kara Stanton's recruitment by Greer. Stanton uses Reese and Mark Snow to plant a the virus designed to take over the Machine.
  • The exploration of how the Machine serves the Program (aka Northern Light), Special Counsel, Hersh and their activities, including the introduction of Sameen Shaw, a field operative in the Program.


Main Cast

In order of character appearances

Recurring Cast

In order of character appearances


# Image Title Airdate Writer(s) Director
201 2x01 TheContingency.jpg The Contingency September 27, 2013 Denise Thé
Jonathan Nolan
Richard J. Lewis
With Finch missing – kidnapped by his hacker nemesis, Root - Reese enlists Detectives Carter and Fusco to get his friend back.
202 POI 0202 Main2.png Bad Code October 4, 2012 Greg Plageman
Patrick Harbinson
Jon Cassar
The Machine delivers the number of a cold case that leads Reese ever closer to catching up with Finch and his kidnapper, Root.
203 POI 0203 BagMan.png Masquerade October 18, 2012 Melissa Scrivner-Love Jeffrey G. Hunt
With Finch back in the Library, Reese returns to field work, only to face his toughest case yet – protecting the privileged daughter of a Brazilian diplomat.
204 POI 0204 Main.png Triggerman October 25, 2012 Erik Mountain James Whitmore Jr.
When The Machine gives them the number of a mob enforcer whose life becomes endangered, Reese and Finch must decide whether to intervene or allow karma to balance the scales of justice. Meanwhile, Finch seeks aid from an unlikely source.
205 POI 0205 Main.png Bury the Lede November 1, 2012 David Slack Jeffrey G. Hunt
Reese must protect an investigative journalist through surreptitious means to avoid becoming part of her story.
206 TheHighRoad.jpg The High Road November 8, 2012 Nic Van Zeebroeck
Michael Sopczynski
Felix Alcalá
Reese goes undercover in an idyllic neighborhood when The Machine’s latest number sends him to the suburbs.
207 Critical.jpg Critical November 15, 2012 Sean Hennen Fred Toye
The Machine gives Finch and Reese the number of a brilliant surgeon, but they soon discover that a resourceful third party has raised the stakes for this POI, forcing them to turn to an unlikely source for help.
208 TilDeath.jpg Til Death November 29, 2012 Amanda Segel Helen Shaver
The team is spread thin when a husband and wife’s numbers both come up.
209 2x09 COD.jpg C.O.D. December 6, 2012 Ray Utarnachitt Clark Johnson
Finch and Reese’s surveillance skills are pushed to the limit when a New York City cab driver’s number comes up and any one of his passengers could be involved in the impending crime.
210 2x10 ShadowBox.jpg Shadow Box December 13, 2012 Patrick Harbinson Stephen Surjik
While the FBI refocuses their efforts to catch “The Man in the Suit,” Reese’s latest POI becomes a personal mission after he learns that she’s the sister of a soldier who was killed in action.
211 2x11 2PiR.jpg 2πR January 3, 2013 Dan Dietz Richard J. Lewis
Finch goes undercover as a high school substitute teacher to protect a teen genius who reminds him of his own adolescence as a child prodigy, as Carter undertakes a dangerous mission to stop the FBI from determining that an imprisoned Reese is the “Man In a Suit”.
212 2x12 PrisonersDilemma.jpg Prisoner's Dilemma January 10, 2013 David Slack Chris Fisher
While Carter engages in mental warfare with the FBI to help Reese evade Agent Donnelly’s narrowing focus, Reese crosses paths with foes both old and new. Meanwhile, Detective Fusco is forced to fly solo to help the team’s newest POI: supermodel Karolina Kurkova.
213 2x13 DeadReckoning.jpg Dead Reckoning January 31, 2013 Erik Mountain John Dahl
Reese is abducted by an old acquaintance planning a massive act of cyber-warfare that could lead to Reese’s death.
214 OnePercent.jpg One Percent February 7, 2013 Denise Thé
Melissa Scrivner-Love
Chris Fisher
Reese and Finch meet their match in a tech billionaire POI whose curiosity and limitless resources threaten to expose their identities and sabotage their efforts to save his life.
215 2x15 BookedSolid.jpg Booked Solid February 14, 2013 Nic Van Zeebroeck
Michael Sopczynski
Fred Toye
Reese and Finch race to save a hotel maid’s life but find themselves surrounded by more suspects than they may be able to eliminate when they realize any guest or staff member could be her potential killer. Meanwhile, Detective Carter weighs a major offer from the FBI.
216 POI 0216 Main2.png Relevance February 21, 2013 Amanda Segel
Jonathan Nolan
Jonathan Nolan
A lethal government operative who tracks and stops terrorist threats before they occur finds herself on the run – and the new focus of Reese and Finch’s attention. However, their pursuit proves to be their most formidable when they discover that her remarkable skill set equals their own.
217 POI 0217 BehindU.png Proteus March 7, 2013 Sean Hennen Kenneth Fink
After the Machine gives Reese and Finch six numbers at once, their search for clues leads them to a coastal town where they are forced to ride out a storm with a group of locals in a police station. However, as the weather rages outside, a sinister situation arises inside when they realize there is an unidentified killer hiding among them.
218 All in.jpg All In March 14, 2013 Lucas O’Connor Tricia Brock
When an elderly gambler’s number comes up, Reese and Finch head to Atlantic City to delve beneath the surface of their POI’s seemingly ordinary life for answers. In New York, Carter’s crusade to clear a fellow detective’s name brings her perilously close to discovering the remaining HR faction within the department.
219 2x19 TrojanHorse.jpg Trojan Horse April 4, 2013 Dan Dietz
Erik Mountain
Jeffrey G. Hunt
When the number of a leading tech executive comes up, Finch infiltrates her corporation to gather intel but can't determine whether she is working in her company's best interest or planning to destroy it from the inside. Meanwhile, Carter continues to question Detective Beecher's integrity after he provides incriminating information about a fellow detective.
220 2x20 ConflictedFusco.jpg In Extremis April 25, 2013 Greg Plageman
Tony Camerino
Chris Fisher
When a luminary in the world of medicine is poisoned, Reese and Finch have just 24 hours to determine the deadly toxin he was given and find the person behind the attack. Meanwhile, Detective Fusco’s past corruption catches up with him when an informant gives the Internal Affairs Bureau the crucial information they need to send him to prison.
221 2x21 FaceOfTheMachine.jpg Zero Day May 2, 2013 Amanda Segel
David Slack
Jeffrey G. Hunt
Reese and Finch realize that a virus has rendered the Machine erratic, causing it to issue numbers irregularly. As they race against the viral countdown, the team searches for a tech millionaire so elusive no one has ever seen him. Also, Detective Carter's mission to bring Cal Beecher's murderer to justice lands her squarely within the sights of the HR criminal organization.
222 2x22 GodMode.jpg God Mode May 9, 2013 Patrick Harbinson
Jonathan Nolan
Richard J. Lewis
Reese and Finch team up with surprising allies in a race to save the Machine from a familiar, nefarious entity, and the true nature of Finch's relationship with former partner Nathan Ingram is revealed. Meanwhile, Carter tries to bring Beecher's murderer to justice and finds herself at odds with the criminal organization HR.