Person of Interest

The BEST episodes of Person of Interest

Every episode of Person of Interest ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Person of Interest!

An ex-CIA agent and a mysterious billionaire prevent violent crimes with the help of an all-seeing machine that can predict events before they happen.

Last Updated: 8/1/2022Network: CBS
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return 0
star
8.56
4164 votes

#1 - return 0

Season 5 - Episode 13 - Aired 6/21/2016

Finch, Reese, Fusco, and Shaw embark on one last mission to prevent Samaritan from destroying The Machine and cementing its hold over mankind.

Directors: Chris Fisher
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Deus Ex Machina
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8.52
4394 votes

#2 - Deus Ex Machina

Season 3 - Episode 23 - Aired 5/13/2014

The team work to stop Samaritan from coming online and targeting them; the battle against Vigilance reaches a conclusion.

Directors: Chris Fisher
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
If-Then-Else
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8.45
3369 votes

#3 - If-Then-Else

Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired 1/6/2015

Samaritan launches a cyber-attack on the stock exchange, forcing the team to risk their lives in a desperate mission to stop a global catastrophe.

Directors: Chris Fisher
Watch Now:iTunes
YHWH
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8.41
3307 votes

#4 - YHWH

Season 4 - Episode 22 - Aired 5/5/2015

Finch and Root race to save The Machine, which has been located by the rival AI, Samaritan. Also, Reese is caught in the middle of the final showdown between rival crime bosses Elias and Dominic.

Directors: Chris Fisher
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Firewall
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8.41
6476 votes

#5 - Firewall

Season 1 - Episode 23 - Aired 5/17/2012

Reese becomes trapped with his POI in a heavily surveilled part of the city and must rely on Finch, Carter and Fusco's help.

Directors: Richard J. Lewis
Watch Now:iTunes
The Devil's Share
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8.40
5027 votes

#6 - The Devil's Share

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired 11/26/2013

As the team seeks justice for a death, Finch fears one team member will go too far; the number of one of HR's key players comes up in the machine.

Directors: Chris Fisher
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
The Day the World Went Away
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8.35
4089 votes

#7 - The Day the World Went Away

Season 5 - Episode 10 - Aired 5/31/2016

Finch’s number comes up when a fatal error blows his cover identity and sets off a deadly series of escalating encounters with Samaritan’s operatives.

Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
The Crossing
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8.32
4907 votes

#8 - The Crossing

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/19/2013

The battle to bring a crime organization to justice reaches a new level; Reese's number comes up in the machine.

Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
God Mode
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8.31
5357 votes

#9 - God Mode

Season 2 - Episode 22 - Aired 5/9/2013

Finch and Reese team up with unexpected allies as they race to fix the machine; as Detective Carter tries to apprehend Cal Beecher's murderer, she finds herself up against HR -- a criminal organization.

Directors: Richard J. Lewis
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Endgame
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8.31
4930 votes

#10 - Endgame

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/12/2013

The machine gives Finch 38 numbers at once; information about Carter's past is revealed.

Directors: Sylvain White
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Beta
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8.26
4195 votes

#11 - Beta

Season 3 - Episode 21 - Aired 4/29/2014

Reese and Shaw are hunted by Decima; Greer uses Finch's greatest weakness -- his former fiancee -- to lure him out of hiding.

Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Zero Day
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8.19
5440 votes

#12 - Zero Day

Season 2 - Episode 21 - Aired 5/2/2013

When a virus causes the machine to malfunction, numbers are issued irregularly; the team searches for an extremely elusive tech millionaire.

Directors: Jeffrey G. Hunt
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
/ (Root Path)
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8.19
4509 votes

#13 - / (Root Path)

Season 3 - Episode 17 - Aired 3/18/2014

The Machine assigns Root to seek out a janitor with a mysterious past, but when her very presence puts his life in danger, Finch also receives his number.

Directors: Jeff Gibson
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
.exe
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8.19
3891 votes

#14 - .exe

Season 5 - Episode 12 - Aired 6/14/2016

As Reese and Shaw race to catch up with Finch, he infiltrates a maximum-security government facility in a desperate mission which could mean the end for not only Samaritan, but for himself and The Machine as well.

Directors: Greg Plageman
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Prisoner's Dilemma
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8.18
5156 votes

#15 - Prisoner's Dilemma

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired 1/10/2013

Carter tries to help Reese by engaging in mental warfare with the FBI; Reese has encounters with old and new enemies; Detective Fusco must protect supermodel Karolina Kurkova, the latest person of interest.

Directors: Chris Fisher
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
RAM
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8.18
4459 votes

#16 - RAM

Season 3 - Episode 16 - Aired 3/4/2014

Secrets of Finch's pre-Reese operation are revealed -- including surprising ties to current events.

Directors: Stephen Surjik
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Many Happy Returns
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8.16
6324 votes

#17 - Many Happy Returns

Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired 5/3/2012

On Reese's birthday, Finch gives him the day off in hope of keeping him away from the latest person of interest.

Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
No Good Deed
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8.15
6219 votes

#18 - No Good Deed

Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired 5/10/2012

A person of interest winds up in the middle of a dark government conspiracy that Finch is all too familiar with; Reese makes a discovery about Finch's past.

Directors: Stephen Williams
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Razgovor
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8.15
4906 votes

#19 - Razgovor

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/22/2013

Shaw must stay close to a 10-year-old girl with highly developed surveillance skills when she is identified by the machine; Carter's mission could be exposed.

Directors: Kenneth Fink
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Death Benefit
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8.13
4166 votes

#20 - Death Benefit

Season 3 - Episode 20 - Aired 4/15/2014

Reese goes under cover as a secret service agent in order to get close to the latest person of interest, a congressman who may have the key to derailing Decima's plan for a second machine.

Directors: Richard J. Lewis
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Asylum
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8.13
3113 votes

#21 - Asylum

Season 4 - Episode 21 - Aired 4/28/2015

Reese and Fusco get caught in the war between the two newest POIs, rival crime bosses Elias and Dominic. Also, a tantalizing clue to Shaw’s whereabouts leads Finch and Root into a possible trap, and Control goes rogue to uncover the true intentions of the Samaritan program.

Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Aletheia
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8.13
4368 votes

#22 - Aletheia

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired 1/7/2014

Multiple enemies target the team as they try to protect a dying man; Reese's absence could lead to catastrophic repercussions.

Directors: Richard J. Lewis
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Relevance
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8.13
5142 votes

#23 - Relevance

Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired 2/21/2013

The latest POI - a deadly government operative who tackles terrorist threats - proves difficult for Reese and Finch to protect.

Directors: Jonathan Nolan
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Synecdoche
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8.13
3923 votes

#24 - Synecdoche

Season 5 - Episode 11 - Aired 6/7/2016

The team must unravel a conspiracy and stay ahead of the Secret Service when the President of the United States becomes their newest POI. Also, Finch separates himself from the team and considers taking drastic action to combat Samaritan.

Directors: Tim Matheson
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
A House Divided
star
8.13
4387 votes

#25 - A House Divided

Season 3 - Episode 22 - Aired 5/6/2014

The machine sends the team five different numbers to investigate when an unknown entity blocks details about an impending catastrophic event; Root's hackers arrive in New York.

Directors: Chris Fisher
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes

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