Character: Caroline Turing, Samantha Groves, Root
Created by: Jonathan Nolan, Greg Plageman
Directed by: Various
Written by: Various
Produced by: J.J. Abrams
Cast Members: Jim Caviezel, Taraji P. Henson, Kevin Chapman, Michael Emerson, Sarah Shahi
Released date: August 14, 2012
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
"Person of Interest" stars Jim Caviezel, Emmy Award winner Michael Emerson and Academy Award nominee Taraji P. Henson in a crime thriller about a presumed dead former-CIA agent, Reese, who teams up with a mysterious billionaire, Finch, to prevent violent crimes by using their own brand of vigilante justice. Reese's special training in covert operations appeals to Finch, a software genius who invented a program that uses pattern recognition to identify people about to be involved in violent crimes. Using state-of-the-art surveillance technology, the two work outside of the law, using Reese's adept skills and Finch's unlimited wealth to unravel the mystery of the "person of interest" and stop the crime before it happens. Reese's actions draw the attention of the NYPD, including homicide detective Carter, and Fusco, a cop whom Reese uses to his advantage. With infinite crimes to investigate, Reese and Finch find that the right person, with the right information, at the right time, can change everything.
Amy played a psychologist who the team thought was in trouble; she’s actually the hacker that had been teased for most of season 1.
1×23: “Firewall” – When a psychologist’s number comes up, Reese must protect her from one of her patients while eluding capture by the FBI, who are closing in fast. Meanwhile, Finch receives an unwelcome visit from an old acquaintance.
2×01 – The Contingency: With Finch missing – kidnapped by his hacker nemesis, Root, in last season’s finale cliffhanger – Reese enlists Detectives Carter and Fusco to get his friend back. Meanwhile, The Machine never sleeps, disseminating a new number to Reese.
2×02 – Bad Code: The Machine delivers the number of a cold case that leads Reese ever closer to catching up with Finch and his kidnapper, Root.
2×15 – Booked Solid: 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.
2×16 – Relevance: A lethal and sexy 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 skillset equals their own.
2×21 – Zero Day: 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.
2×22 – God Mode: Reese & Finch team up with surprising allies in a race to save The Machine from Root and the mysterious international organization Decima, who have both re-emerged with dangerous agendas. As the POI team faces off against enemies old and new, the nature of Finch’s relationship with former partner Nathan Ingram is revealed along with his original motivation for wanting to save The Machine’s irrelevant numbers. Meanwhile, in her mission to bring Cal Beecher’s murderer to justice, Detective Carter finds herself up against the criminal organization known as HR.
• Episode 1×23 aired May 17, 2012.
• Jonathan Nolan is the brother of Christopher Nolan, who directed the recent ‘Dark Knight’ movies (3 in total), although it was Jonathan who wrote the screenplays.
• JJ Abrams is, of course, the creator of Alias; Lost; Fringe; and the director behind the recent Star Trek movie, to name but a few!
• The creators revealed at Comic-Con that they have great plans for Amy’s character, so stay tuned for [possible; highly likely] upcoming season 2 guest appearances! [July 2012]
• Amy’s character has indeed been upgraded to ‘recurring’ and will be appearing on episodes 2×01-2×02 (so far!)
• Episode 2×01 and 2×02 aired September 27, 2012 & October 4, 2012 respectively.
• It has been confirmed that Amy will be returning in the latter half of season 2. [November 2012]
• Episode 2×16 aired February 21, 2013; Amy wasn’t included on the press release so it was a surprise return!
• Amy only briefly appeared at the end of episode 2×15 (uncredited).
• Amy then appeared in the last 2 episodes of the season; airing May 2, 2013 & May 9, 2013 respectively.
• The show has been renewed for a third season — hopefully, Amy shall be making a return appearance [June 2013]; was confirmed via Twitter! [July 9, 2013]
• Was announced at the San Diego Comic-Con that Amy Acker & Sarah Shahi have been made series regulars for season 3! [July 20, 2013]
• Season 3 premiered on a new day & time; Tuesdays at 10/9c on CBS.
• The show has been renewed for a fourth season!
• The show was renewed for a fifth season — with a reduced episode order of 13 episodes — and filming has recently completed, but there’s still no airdate from CBS, which suggests it will be the final season. Fans are therefore lobbying for Netflix to pick up the show for season 6. [December 2015]
• The fifth & final season ended it’s run on June 21, 2016 — with an impressive 103 episodes under its belt! The Netflix petition is still on-going. [June 2016]