Person of Interest

The WORST episodes of Person of Interest

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

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: 5/8/2022Network: CBS
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Terra Incognita
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7.31
3158 votes

#1 - Terra Incognita

Season 4 - Episode 20 - Aired 4/14/2015

Reese finds himself on a perilous personal journey when he takes on a homicide case Detective Carter was never able to close.

Directors: Alrick Riley
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Karma
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7.48
3094 votes

#2 - Karma

Season 4 - Episode 17 - Aired 3/10/2015

Reese and Finch try to protect a psychologist whose unorthodox methods for helping his patients find closure could cost him dearly. Meanwhile, flashbacks reveal Finch’s fragile state in the days following the bombing that killed his best friend, Nathan Ingram.

Directors: Chris Fisher
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Guilty
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7.53
2814 votes

#3 - Guilty

Season 4 - Episode 14 - Aired 2/10/2015

When the Machine arranges for Finch to sit on the jury of a murder trial, he begins to suspect that a fellow juror is set to rig the proceedings. Meanwhile, Reese begins to open up to the department’s therapist.

Directors: Kate Woods
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Mission Creep
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7.64
7906 votes

#4 - Mission Creep

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/6/2011

Reese infiltrates a gang to get closer to a former Marine that the machine tagged.

Directors: Steven DePaul
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Blunt
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7.65
2816 votes

#5 - Blunt

Season 4 - Episode 16 - Aired 2/24/2015

Reese and Finch must protect Harper, a street-smart grifter, when her plan to steal cash from a medical marijuana dispensary goes up in smoke.

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Ghosts
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7.67
8356 votes

#6 - Ghosts

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/29/2011

Reese and Finch question the machine's reliability when it prompts the investigation of a teenager who was killed years earlier; Finch recalls the origin of the machine.

Directors: Richard J. Lewis
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Truth Be Told
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7.71
4030 votes

#7 - Truth Be Told

Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired 5/10/2016

Reese’s cover could be blown when he realizes the latest POI has ties to his old CIA colleague, Kara Stanton.

Directors: Stephen Surjik
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A More Perfect Union
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7.72
3980 votes

#8 - A More Perfect Union

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired 5/23/2016

The Machine sends Reese and Finch to a wedding to protect a pair of POIs before their nuptials. Also, Fusco becomes angry at being kept in the dark by the team and takes it upon himself to investigate a string of missing person reports.

Directors: Alrick Riley
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Triggerman
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7.73
5505 votes

#9 - Triggerman

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/25/2012

Reese and Finch wonder if they should intervene when they learn that a mob enforcer's life is in danger; Finch turns to an unexpected source for help.

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C.O.D.
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7.74
4985 votes

#10 - C.O.D.

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 12/6/2012

When the machine names a New York cabdriver as a person of interest, any of his passengers could be a part of the impending crime.

Directors: Clark Johnson
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Foe
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7.75
6915 votes

#11 - Foe

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/17/2011

When Reese and Finch discover that their latest POI has connections to Cold War Soviet espionage circles, they quickly learn how covert ops were handled in a world before The Machine.

Directors: Milan Cheylov
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Pilot
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7.76
10289 votes

#12 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/22/2011

Reese and Finch must figure out whether a young prosecutor is a victim or a suspect.

Directors: David Semel
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Cura Te Ipsum
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7.76
7683 votes

#13 - Cura Te Ipsum

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/13/2011

Reese and Finch try to unravel a threat to a promising young doctor.

Directors: Charles Beeson
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The High Road
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7.76
5355 votes

#14 - The High Road

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/8/2012

The Machine’s latest number sends Reese to the suburbs.

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Proteus
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7.77
5144 votes

#15 - Proteus

Season 2 - Episode 17 - Aired 3/7/2013

As Finch and Reese try to protect six people simultaneously, clues lead them to a coastal town; when a storm forces Finch and Reese to seek shelter in a police station with a group of locals, they realize a killer may be in their midst.

Directors: Kenneth Fink
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Q&A
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7.77
2757 votes

#16 - Q&A

Season 4 - Episode 15 - Aired 2/17/2015

Reese tries to protect a software programmer with a mysterious second life, but it’s unclear which side of her life the threat is coming from. Meanwhile, Claire, a young hacker whom Finch tried to protect from Samaritan, reaches out to him for aid.

Directors: Stephen Semel
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Baby Blue
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7.79
6018 votes

#17 - Baby Blue

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired 3/8/2012

Reese and Finch are puzzled when the machine names a 6-month-old baby as the latest person of interest; Detective Carter questions her allegiances when Elias resurfaces.

Directors: Larry Teng
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Risk
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7.80
6071 votes

#18 - Risk

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired 2/23/2012

The Machine leads Reese and Finch to Wall Street when a sharp young trader at a major investment bank becomes embroiled in a multi-million dollar financial scam.

Directors: Jeff T. Thomas
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Skip
star
7.81
3241 votes

#19 - Skip

Season 4 - Episode 18 - Aired 3/24/2015

Reese must protect a bounty hunter who refuses to let the potential threat to her life deter her from the relentless pursuit of her target. Also, Finch tries to set the plan he began in Shanghai in motion.

Directors: Helen Shaver
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Witness
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7.81
6852 votes

#20 - Witness

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/3/2011

The Machine identifies a school teacher who witnessed a mob hit as their next POI and Reese and Finch rush to save his life.

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Brotherhood
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7.81
3540 votes

#21 - Brotherhood

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/14/2014

Reese's cover job as an NYPD detective becomes complicated when the young brother and sister he's protecting become targets of a gang investigation.

Directors: Chris Fisher
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Reasonable Doubt
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7.82
4721 votes

#22 - Reasonable Doubt

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/15/2013

The team must figure out if a prominent lawyer orchestrated the murder of her husband or if she is being framed; Carter is spotted with Reese by her new partner.

Directors: Stephen Williams
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Wolf and Cub
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7.83
6314 votes

#23 - Wolf and Cub

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired 2/9/2012

The Machine identifies Darren, a teenager whose brother was just murdered, as the next POI. Meanwhile, Finch is growing concerned that the son of his former business partner is dangerously close to finding out about the Machine.

Directors: Chris Fisher
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All In
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7.83
5013 votes

#24 - All In

Season 2 - Episode 18 - Aired 3/14/2013

Finch and Reese head to Atlantic City to protect the latest person of interest, an elderly gambler; Carter tries to clear another detective's name.

Directors: Tricia Brock
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ShotSeeker
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7.83
3925 votes

#25 - ShotSeeker

Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired 5/17/2016

Reese protects an NYPD analyst whose investigation into a software glitch has drawn the attention of Samaritan. Also, Reese and Fusco are threatened by an ally of Elias’s, who is looking to avenge his friend’s death.

Directors: Maja Vrvilo
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