Person of Interest: Season 3 (2013 - 2014)


Season 3
Person of Interest

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Person of Interest weaves compelling standalone stories into its engrossing serial narrative, and incorporates welcome bursts of humor into its sci-fi mystery core.

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Critic Ratings: 11

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Episodes

Air date: Sep 24, 2013

Reese and Shaw struggle to find a naval officer among all those in town for Fleet Week; Carter puts a plan in motion to get rid of those who set her up; Root tests her new surroundings.

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Air date: Oct 1, 2013

Reese tries to protect an Internet entrepreneur who targets people's privacy; Carter is paired with a rookie partner.

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Air date: Oct 8, 2013

Finch and Reese ask Zoe Morgan, Carter and Shaw to help them determine if a playboy is a predator or a target; Root plots an escape from the psych ward with the help of the machine.

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Air date: Oct 15, 2013

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

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Air date: Oct 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.

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Air date: Oct 29, 2013

After being freed from her confinement to the psych ward, Root needs Shaw's help with a directive from the machine; Finch and Reese look into a mild-mannered investigator.

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Air date: Nov 5, 2013

The team is met with surprises during an investigation into a hypnotherapist; an antiquities dealer has ties to a crime organization.

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Air date: Nov 12, 2013

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

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Air date: Nov 19, 2013

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

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Air date: Nov 26, 2013

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

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Cast & Crew

Jim Caviezel
John Reese

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Michael Emerson
Harold Finch

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Taraji P. Henson
Joss Carter

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Kevin Chapman
Lionel Fusco

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Sarah Shahi
Sameen Shaw

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Amy Acker
Root

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Robert John Burke
Officer Patrick Simmons

Guest Star
Clarke Peters
Alonzo Quinn

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Enrico Colantoni
Carl Elias

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Al Sapienza
Detective Raymond Terney

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Camryn Manheim
Diane Claypool

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Boris McGiver
Hersh

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David Valcin
Scarface

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John Nolan
John Greer

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John Doman
Sen. Ross Garrison

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Leslie Odom Jr.
Peter Collier

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Brian Wiles
Officer Mike Laskey

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Paul O'Brien
Judge Andrew Monahan

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Bruce Altman
Dr. Ronald Carmichael

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Matt Dellapina
Officer Brady

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J.J. Abrams
Executive Producer
Bryan Burk
Executive Producer
Jonathan Nolan
Executive Producer
David Semel
Executive Producer
Greg Plageman
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News & Interviews for Person of Interest: Season 3

Critic Reviews for Person of Interest: Season 3

Audience Reviews for Person of Interest: Season 3

  • Feb 25, 2022
    Well written. Well acted. Interesting story. Engaging. Taraji P. Henson puts in yet another great performance. Nice to see Sarah Shahi as well.
  • Dec 10, 2021
    I fall in love with Root from this season。Root is so cool ,smart and charming .
  • Mar 03, 2021
    Starting from the third season Shaw seems like the female version of Rambo; Root is not only a computer genius, but she is also able to shoot with 2 guns; not to mention that, they both fight with men much bigger and taller than them... It's really a pity because the plot is interesting and I enjoyed the first 2 seasons. Early or later, every tv-series jumps the shark, but this happened too soon.
  • Jan 11, 2021
    Very good series 👍👍👍👍
  • Jan 07, 2021
    Pure Thrill! The way they have merged multiple arcs into one and maìntained the texture of the show was thoroughly enjoyable.
  • Sep 07, 2020
    The most touching series I have seen for many years. Sometimes naive/simplified, action filed plot never was boring and it has very serious philosophical and existential questions. Strongly advise to watch all five seasons.
  • Jul 26, 2020
    Adding Sarah Shahi to the mix along with a really great set up for season 4 makes you excited for things to come.
  • Nov 02, 2019
    7.0/10 — "Pretty Good/Engaging"
  • Sep 12, 2019
    It's not with great enthusiasm when I recommend the third season of "Person of Interest", but I must be honest: this season eventually wins the viewer over with its multiple subplots of surprisingly ambitious motives. It is not as good as the first season, but it is more memorable and more purposeful than the banal second season. It features a strong opening filled with excitement that rotates through subjects of artificial intelligence, police corruption, government corruption--and not to mention a shocking if contrived ending that references our worst fears in the 21st century. With that statement I probably have made "POI" sound like a masterpiece. Somehow, it isn't; the pacing is slow, the ambitious storytelling is limited, the dialogue filled with jargon and occasionally flat one-liners, and some of the more serious subplots are irrelevant and ineffective. An example: without giving any names, a character dies in this season, and when all the team members (Finch, Reese, Shaw, ect.) react by spinning out of control, all I could think about was that these people, acting on the behalf of a global surveillance system, were the world's most powerful and responsible people and they're losing their minds when one person dies. Never mind the person who died was close to them: they have seven billion people that they should be protecting--while I'm at it, don't get me started on why they're still only fighting crime in New York. The main story arcs this time are as follows: the team has its final showdown with the evil corrupt police organization HR, and later on with Mr. Greer (John Nolan), whose desire to build his own autonomous surveillance system conflicts with the team's more conservative and moralistic system. I am, again, astounded that team leader and inventor of The Machine, Finch (Michael Emerson) cannot easily dissolve HR, and when Reese, who has a gun, fights HR member Simmons (Robert John Burke) they fight with...fists? This is meant to be more exciting, of course, but when Simmons escapes and commits a significant retaliation later on, the entire storyline becomes unsympathetic since Reese could have shot Simmons and not have to face the consequences. John Greer, who becomes the show's most interesting antagonist, eventually attracts, in addition to the POI team, the attention of Vigilance, led by the angry and smirking Peter Collier (Leslie Odom Jr.). At last, both Greer and Vigilance are doing things we are interested in seeing play out, and there's a particularly unique scene in which Collier captures many of the heroes and villains and brings accusations against them in his own devised trial--which may or may not result in all of their deaths. The characters play the same functions as before, which does not become an issue until a bad one-liner is said. The weakest of the characters is Root (Amy Acker), whose dialogue is limited to seemingly endless, obsessive, and long-winded lectures about the Machine. On a few occasions her dialogue exists merely to excuse some plot contrivances, including a sudden turn of events which, if played realistically, should have led to her and the others triumphing. It is mainly the ambition, the acting, and the humor that earns this season its credit. Although the larger subplots are ambitious, they're ultimately excuses for one liners and action rather than a satisfying payoff. I maintain that the show is not as smart as it thinks it is, and the fact it chooses action and dialogue over the interesting ideas about the machine is evidence that it comes up short. My recommendation is "Season 4" forget the procedural premise and go all the way with its ambitions; forget the action, the plot holes, the jargon and exposition, and make a show that delights us with its intelligence.
  • Aug 12, 2019
    Very superbly made--thought-provoking, with a story that will make you laugh, shed tears and more.

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