Sep. 22, 2011
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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03x08 - Endgame Season 3 / Episode 8: - Endgame

Joss Carter: [to Judge Monahan, as she surrenders her weapon] I'll spare you the Shakespeare quote.
Alonzo Quinn: You know, I think that's your problem. You see yourself as a protagonist in some great tragedy. Determined to face the world alone. Even if it gets you killed.
Officer Patrick Simmons: "To be or not to be," bitch.
03x08 - Endgame Season 3 / Episode 8: - Endgame

Joss Carter: Tell me you didn't use the front door.
John Reese: I never do.
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