The Best Episodes of Person of Interest

Deus Ex Machina

#1 - Deus Ex Machina 8.81

Season 3 - Episode 23

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

Directors: Chris Fisher

#2 - Firewall 8.79

Season 1 - Episode 23

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
God Mode

#3 - God Mode 8.74

Season 2 - Episode 22

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

#4 - If-Then-Else 8.73

Season 4 - Episode 11

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
The Crossing

#5 - The Crossing 8.71

Season 3 - Episode 9

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

Directors: Fred Toye
The Devil's Share

#6 - The Devil's Share 8.71

Season 3 - Episode 10

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
return 0

#7 - return 0 8.62

Season 5 - Episode 13

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
Zero Day

#8 - Zero Day 8.60

Season 2 - Episode 21

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

Directors: Jeffrey Hunt

#9 - YHWH 8.57

Season 4 - Episode 22

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

#10 - Endgame 8.56

Season 3 - Episode 8

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

Directors: Sylvain White
Prisoner's Dilemma

#11 - Prisoner's Dilemma 8.45

Season 2 - Episode 12

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

#12 - Relevance 8.45

Season 2 - Episode 16

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

Directors: Jonathan Nolan
The Day the World Went Away

#13 - The Day the World Went Away 8.43

Season 5 - Episode 10

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.

Directors: Fred Toye
Many Happy Returns

#14 - Many Happy Returns 8.42

Season 1 - Episode 21

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

Directors: Frederick E.O. Toye

#15 - Razgovor 8.41

Season 3 - Episode 5

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

#16 - Beta 8.40

Season 3 - Episode 21

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

Directors: Frederick E.O. Toye
Number Crunch

#17 - Number Crunch 8.39

Season 1 - Episode 10

As Detective Carter deals with the fallout from her recent encounter with Reese and Finch, The Machine ups the ante for the duo by giving them four Social Security numbers instead of one.

Directors: Jeffrey G. Hunt

#18 - / 8.38

Season 3 - Episode 17

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
No Good Deed

#19 - No Good Deed 8.37

Season 1 - Episode 22

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

#20 - RAM 8.35

Season 3 - Episode 16

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

Directors: Stephen Surjik

#21 - Aletheia 8.35

Season 3 - Episode 12

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
Death Benefit

#22 - Death Benefit 8.34

Season 3 - Episode 20

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
A House Divided

#23 - A House Divided 8.33

Season 3 - Episode 22

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

#24 - Lethe 8.32

Season 3 - Episode 11

Flashbacks reveal Finch's creation of the machine; Reese hits the road, leaving the team to deal with the aftermath of their war with HR.

Directors: Richard J. Lewis
Flesh and Blood

#25 - Flesh and Blood 8.30

Season 1 - Episode 19

When The Machine spits out five numbers, naming the Don of each of New York’s crime families, Reese and Finch suspect Elias is planning to eliminate his competition.

Directors: Stephen Semel