Reese and Finch are alerted to Scott Powell, a dedicated family man and city construction project manager, who was laid off in the face of budget cuts advocated by Congressman Michael Delancey. They find he has secretly applied for a weapon permit and sending death threats to Delancey, and they conclude that Powell is planning to assassinate the Congressman. While Reese tries to intercept Powell, Finch realizes that the evidence against him has been planted, and they are unable to stop the real assassin from killing Delancey. Powell is arrested by the FBI in the face of overwhelming evidence, forcing Reese to help him escape. With the help of Zoe Morgan (last seen in "The Fix"), Finch identifies Peter Matheson—Delancey's business partner and chief of staff—as the man who hired the assassin and a hacker known as "Root" to kill Delancey and frame Powell, thereby covering up Matheson's corruption. Finch acquires a recording of a conversation between Matheson and the hacker, exonerating Powell. When Matheson is found dead, Root admits to Finch that she had him killed to tie up loose ends. Root acknowledges Finch, by name, as a worthy adversary.

More Episodes From...

Person of Interest Season 1

# Title Air Date
Person of Interest
1:1 Pilot Sep 22, 2011
1:2 Ghosts Sep 29, 2011
1:3 Mission Creep Oct 6, 2011
1:4 Cura Te Ipsum Oct 13, 2011
1:5 Judgement Oct 20, 2011
1:6 The Fix Oct 27, 2011
1:7 Witness Nov 3, 2011
1:8 Foe Nov 17, 2011
1:9 Get Carter Dec 8, 2011
1:10 Number Crunch Dec 15, 2011
1:11 Super Jan 12, 2012
1:12 Legacy Jan 19, 2012
1:13 Root Cause Feb 2, 2012
1:14 Wolf and Cub Feb 9, 2012
1:15 Blue Code Feb 16, 2012
1:16 Risk Feb 23, 2012
1:17 Baby Blue Mar 8, 2012
1:18 Identity Crisis Mar 29, 2012
1:19 Flesh and Blood Apr 5, 2012
1:20 Matsya Nyaya Apr 26, 2012
1:21 Many Happy Returns May 3, 2012
1:22 No Good Deed May 10, 2012

More from Popisms

Comment

Name: Email: URL: Comment: