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

Lawrence Szilard: We were contracted to build a structure. It had to be hidden in plain sight and have power for 50,000 people. At first, you know, I said, "That's a joke. What about a nuclear reactor?" The next day, I was given specs for a nuclear reprocessing facility and the army corps of engineers as a work force. And then it started to arrive. Disguised as radioactive material to evade scrutiny. We were just told to - to plug it in. They would take care of the rest, but I've always been the curious type.
Harold Finch: So you took a look at the data.
Lawrence Szilard: Just the I/O. The rest was encrypted. But what I saw... it was like a glimpse of the future. Elegant, intuitive. Practically alive. [Turns to Root] It's speaking to you right now, isn't it?
Sameen Shaw: You wanna fill me in on who you're talking to, John? Our fairy godmother?
John Reese: he group you used to get your intel from. You called them Research. Your ex-boss called it Northern Lights.
Sameen Shaw: The ones your pal told me don't exist.
John Reese: No, they exist. They're just an "it" rather than a "them. " A machine.
Special Counsel: I always knew there was someone behind Ingram. Like a black hole. Invisible, but powerful. So tell me, where did you move the machine?
Harold Finch: It moved itself.
Special Counsel: But who controls it?
Harold Finch: As of now, it controls itself.
Special Counsel: The numbers, will they continue to come to us?
Harold Finch: That will be up to the machine.
Special Counsel: If they don't start up again, the country is defenseless.
Harold Finch: No, just less well-defended. I think we both understand that what's at stake here has moved beyond simply defending the country.
Special Counsel: Has it? You built the machine for us to use to protect people. We do, very well. Don't fight us. Help us recover it or rebuild it. You can dictate your terms. You have my word.
Harold Finch: You gave my friend your word. And you killed him.


  • 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 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 (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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