Sep. 22, 2011
Returning Series
60 min.
CBS TV Network

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Person of Interest

Former CIA paramilitary operative John Reese, who is presumed dead, teams up with reclusive billionaire Finch to prevent violent crimes in New York City by initiating their own type of justice. With the help of special surveillance equipment, they work "outside the law" to get the right criminals behind bars.

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Detective Jocelyn "Joss" Carter is a former United States Army interrogator who passed the bar examination in 2004, but gave up practicing law to return to police work. Carter crossed paths with John Reese following his encounter with a group of young men on a New York City subway, but she knew him principally as a mysterious man in a suit. Carter is initially determined to apprehend Reese, but after being saved by Reese as well as her son being rescued by the vigilante, she decides to team up with Reese and Finch. She is a single mother of one son, Taylor, whom she is close to. She is unaware of the Machine's existence.

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03x12 - Aletheia
Season 3, Episode 12
03x10 - The Devil's Share
Season 3, Episode 10
03x20 - Death Benefit
Season 3, Episode 20
03x14 - Provenance
Season 3, Episode 14
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Officer Joss Carter Quotes

03x09 - The Crossing Season 3 / Episode 9: - The Crossing

Officer Joss Carter: Something funny?
John Reese: Subway, thugs. Kind of reminds me of the first time we met.
03x05 - Razgovor Season 3 / Episode 5: - Razgovor

Officer Joss Carter: John, one of these days, I'm going to shoot you.
John Reese: I get that a lot.
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