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Search and Destroy 

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Reese and Finch scramble to protect a software CEO when his behavior becomes erratic following a hacker attack that reveals all his secrets and unravels his life.


Stephen Surjik


Jonathan Nolan (created by), Zak Schwartz | 2 more credits »





Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jim Caviezel ... John Reese
Kevin Chapman ... Lionel Fusco
Amy Acker ... Root
Michael Emerson ... Harold Finch
Aasif Mandvi ... Sulaiman Khan
Paige Turco ... Zoe Morgan
Cara Buono ... Martine Rousseau
John Nolan ... John Greer
Jessica Leccia ... Linda Khan
Steve Park ... Mark Lee (as Stephen Park)
Jonathan Walker ... Joseph Nicassio
Elia Monte-Brown ... Kelly Brewer
Tim Smallwood ... Businessman (as Timothy Smallwood)
Anthony Goes ... Associate
Jim Santangeli ... Hawaiian Shirt Guy


The next number Finch and Reese receive from the Machine belongs to Sulaiman Khan, the founder and CEO of Castellum, which he started as a garage business but which is now the leading computer security company in the world with their anti-virus software pre-installed in eighty-six percent of the world's network devices. Khan is under attack electronically as his computer system has been hacked, revealing to the world that he embezzled from the company, which he denies as planted information. All the sensitive information from his devices has also been released, which further threatens both his professional and personal relationships. Because of the thoroughness of the attack specifically against Khan but which left Castellum virtually untouched leads Finch and Reese to the conclusion that it was orchestrated by Samaritan. Khan himself also comes to a conclusion that the attack was from an artificial intelligence, although he will have troubles convincing anyone of that fact, and ... Written by Huggo

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Release Date:

7 April 2015 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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John Reese: Can't you get Root on this?
Harold Finch: Sorry. Ms. Groves and I are not on the best of terms.
John Reese: Better kiss and make up, Finch. We could use her on this one.
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References Person of Interest: M.I.A. (2015) See more »

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Root And Martine Clash, As Samaritan Hunts For The Machine!
7 April 2015 | by awoolforkSee all my reviews

An awesome, action packed, and dark hour of person of interest. "Search And Destroy". To quote Matt Fowler of IGN When Samaritan is truly acting is the invisible, and emotionless being that it is its terrifying and creepy. of course i never tell spoilers but its a chilling hour where root returns to team with john and finch to protect an anti virus software developer who attracts the renegade A.I'S attention. we also get major plot advancement when it comes to the machine and the idea of Samaritan itself trying to find the machines location. from roots introduction scenes to john having to fly solo with khan and Samaritan and a trip to Rikers, Search and Destroy was an awesome hour to get us into the groove of the final four episodes.

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