Sep. 22, 2011
60 min.
CBS TV Network

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Person of Interest - 02x22 God Mode

2x22 God Mode

4.88/5 (43 votes)
First Aired: May. 09, 2013 on CBS

Summary: Reese and 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…
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Main Characters in this Episode

Guest Stars

John Reese played by Jim Caviezel
Nathan Ingram played by Brett Cullen
Special Counsel played by Jay O. Sanders
Grace Hendricks played by Carrie Preston
Hersh played by Boris McGiver
Peter Yogorov played by Morgan Spector
Lawrence Szilard played by Peter Friedman
Detective Raymond Terney played by Al Sapienza

Episode Quotes

Sameen Shaw: [Stops a car] Police business, ma'am.
Lady Driver: Let's see your badge.
Sameen Shaw: New Yorkers. [Shoots her gun in the air]
John Reese: Finch, you think we'll ever get another number?
Harold Finch: I don't know. Mr. Reese, I owe you an explanation. And an apology. Three years ago, when I put the code out there to free the machine, I had no idea what path it would take or what unintended consequences it might have. I never intended to hurt anyone, but I accepted that someone might get hurt. I always worried that events that I had set in motion may have... changed things for you.
John Reese: My life changed when I kept my mouth shut at an airport terminal seven years ago. You didn't have anything to do with that. You lost a friend. You did what you had to do.
Harold Finch: I know you've been looking for the machine. Nathan, if you're trying to get back in to access the irrelevant numbers...
Nathan Ingram: It won't work, I know. You locked me out. You were always the better engineer. But I do have one advantage over you. I am the face of IFT, which means when I call a reporter to meet me for coffee, he'll be there.
Harold Finch: What are you going to do, Nathan?
Nathan Ingram: I'm going to tell them what we did. What we built.
Harold Finch: No, you can't do that!
Nathan Ingram: Why? Because the government will shut it down? Because of the greater good? I'm sick of hearing it.
Harold Finch: No, it's not just that anymore. I've been looking into this. I think the government may be killing them. The engineers that Corwin had reassemble the machine after we shipped it off? There have been accidents, disappearances. The head of the project, a man named Lawrence Szilard, went missing last month.
Nathan Ingram: Harold, you have been running so long, it's rattled you. Alicia isn't going to have me bumped off.
Harold Finch: It might be out of her control.


  • Goof (continuity error): When Shaw and Reese force the Lady Driver out of her car and before they crash off the overpass, the car is a W221 Mercedes S-Class. After the crash it is a W220 S-Class, an older model.
  • Goof (anachronisms): (at around 30 mins) The date is placed at 2010 showing in slow motion a pan of the street. There is a Fiat 500 in America but the first import year of this car was the 2012 model over 1 year later.
  • Goof (continuity error): When Finch and Root encounter Larry, Root runs to him regarding his daughter after he denies knowing about 'Northern Lights'. Finch loses his limp as he runs and follows Root.


  • Actress Carrie Preston plays Grace Hendricks, the former fiancé of Harold Finch. In real life she is the wife of Michael Emerson who plays Harold Finch.
  • Jonathan Nolan, executive producer and creator, and Greg Plageman, executive producer, is shown in the final scene of this episode as hospital orderlies.
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