Top 50 Quotes From Person of Interest, Season 1, Episode 23

Detective: You can't trust us, how are we supposed to trust you?
John: Trust is complicated, Lionel. For example, I'm sitting in a police car with one cop who tried to murder me and another who spent six months trying to lock me up. So you'll forgive me if I take things one step at a time.

- So, what brings you to seek therapy?
- You mind closing the blinds?
- If it makes you more comfortable.
- Would you care for something to drink?
- Water would be fine.
- Thank you.

Caroline: Who was that?
John: FBI.
Caroline: They want to kill me too?
John: Actually, they're after me.

- And this is the way I go home every night.
- My subway stop is right up there.
- It's okay.
- I'm safe.
- Go home. Try to get some sleep.
- Okay.
- Turing: I'll see you tomorrow, okay?

- Fusco will run interference with homicide, in case there's questions.
- If I look after somebody,
- I need to know their names.
- My only question is do we trust the rich guy?
- I trust his money.
- It's already in escrow.
- Here's a down payment for expenses.

- I'll give you the signal.
- On your count, Simmons.
- Five.
- In a bit of a bind, Harold.
- Foun hope you've got tricks up your sleeve.
- One or two.
- Simmons: Three.

John: Caroline Turing. You familiar?
Zoe: No, but that's obviously by design. Next to bartenders, men usually like to spill it to female shrinks. It's easier than talking to their wives.
John: These men value discretion. You know any of her patients?
Zoe: A few. Impressive lot. I've narrowed it down to three players. Hans Friedrickson, the lawyer that threatened her. Supposedly he's away on a business trip right now.
John: Or left town to give himself an alibi.
John: Patient number two, banker named Terrance Baxter. Rumor is he's being investigated for Ponzi scheme. And there's David Sarkesian. He's a prominent city official. Whispers are he's sleeping with his intern.
Zoe: Looks like our shrink is sitting on a powder keg of secrets.
Zoe: Which could be lucrative, if you play your cards right.
John: Or deadly if you don't.

- He's in danger now, because he was working for you.
- So you're gonna help me get him back.

Officer: Did you take care of the shrink?
Jablonski: Not yet.
Jablonski: Some guy came out of nowhere fast. He shot Mandel in both legs.
Officer: Let me guess. Tall guy in a suit. Did the woman get a good look at any of you?
Jablonski: Yeah.
Officer: That's bad news for you, my friend. You don't clean this up, we're not gonna take the risk you'll turn state's. You kill them Or I'll kill you.

John: [Heading to the roof] That sounds like a helicopter...
Caroline: Isn't that what we want?
John: I haven't stolen it yet!
[Changes direction]
John: Follow me. Change of plans.
Caroline: You said you'd tell me when to panic. I'm guessing now's the moment.

- The most heavily surveilled six blocks in the world.
- This is now a federal manhunt.
- Surprised to see you here, fusco.
- I like to be where the action is.
- Are you okay?
- Better.

- But building the machine is not one of them.
- You haven't been running from the machine, Alicia.
- You've been running from people.
- From people that you and I both trusted.
- You're right.
- And you're lucky I found you first.

- I was blackmailing the ceo, long story...
- But they did this exercise called the trust fall.
- Where you close your eyes and fall...
- And wait for someone to catch you.
- I knew you boys wouldn't let me down.
- Come on, Harold.
- We've got so much to talk about.

Caroline: So nice to finally meet you, Harold. You can call me Root.

Harold: You hired HR yourself. You were willing to risk your own life to find me?
Caroline: I did this corporate training thing once - I was blackmailing the CEO, long story. But they did this exercise called the trust fall where you close your eyes, and fall, and wait for someone to catch you. I knew you boys wouldn't let me down.

Harold: Thermostat has a motion detector camera. It'll capture the face of any patient coming or going from Ms. Turing's office. Should be able to identify the more prominent ones in no time.I'm guessing one of them hired HR to keep her quiet. Question is Which one?
John: Till we figure that out, I'm going to want to stay as close to Turing as possible.
Harold: I agree. Time for you to work through some of your issues, Mr. Reese.
[Cut to Reese as Turing's patient]

- Previous occupant of the penthouse recently went to jail for tax evasion...
- But the IRS hasn't yet seized everything.
- The point, Harold?
- I know you're good at stealing cars, how about helicopters?
- It's been a while since I've flown.
- Might be a little rusty.
- On the bright side, if you don't remember, it'll be a short fall.

- Nathan introduced you as his it guy.
- He always had a talent for understatement.
- What do you want from me, Alicia?
- Nothing complicated.
- You created god...
- And now you're gonna help me shut it down.

Zoe: You were set up, John. Turing isn't who we think she is.
John: What do you mean?
Zoe: Her office, her life, it's all a mirage. I saw the escrow transfer. She was the one who paid HR.
John: She put the hit on herself.
Zoe: Turing must've learned how you operate, that you'd show up if her life was in danger. She was trying to lure you out into the open.
John: [Realizes she's after Finch] She wasn't looking for me. She was looking for him.

- Simmons [over phone]: FBI is closing in.
- Where are we at, guys?
- We are good to go, boss.
- All right, you move in on my Mark.

John: Hello, Zoe.
Zoe: Good to hear you're getting some help. But I don't think there's a woman out there alive who could fix you, John.

Caroline: I can't think. I can't move. This must be what panic feels like.
John: Here, have some chocolate.
Caroline: Will they help to produce an adrenalin response?
John: No... but they taste good.

Caroline: Who would want to kill me?
John: I was hoping you could tell me that. Someone with the means and the money to hire a team to get rid of you. Sound like any of your patients?
Caroline: Yeah. All of them.

- No, something seems really off.
- Someone paid hans to become turing's patient.
- I'm going back to her office to see if! Can dig up anything else. And Harold?
- Be careful. I'd hate for anything to happen to our mutual friend.
- Simmons [over phone]: Got word they're in the freight elevator.
- You can cut them off at 25.

Caroline: You saving me, is this making up for someone you didn't save?
John: I thought we were done with therapy.
Caroline: Talking about your issues helps distract me.
John: Who said I had issues?
Caroline: I'll take that as a yes.

- What now?
- Old service tunnel down here we can take outside the perimeter.
- My friend's meeting us there.
- Hold on a second.

- Finch, I need a little help here.
- Working on it.
- Mr. Reese, make your way to the freight elevator...
- At the northwest corner of the building.
- Take it down to parking sub-level four.
- There's an old service tunnel.
- It leads out to the old water treatment plant at the seaport.
- I 'i/ pick you up there.

Alicia: You're a hard man to find, Harold.
Harold: I don't know who you...
Alicia: Save it. We met before, remember? Nathan introduced you as his IT guy. He always had a talent for understatement.
Harold: What do you want from me, Alicia?
Alicia: Nothing complicated. You created God. And now you're gonna help me shut it down.

- They wouldn't act, so I decided I would.
- But I needed a partner.
- Someone with the skills to intervene.
- Hunted by the authorities, we work in secret.
- You will never find us.
- But victim or perpetrator, if your number's up, we I! Find you.

- Handshakes and single malts?
- Fusco: No, this is serious.
- Hr's in the murder-for-hire business.
- You know the targets?
- Yeah, I know the target. You do too.
- It's that lady shrink you asked me to look into.
- Forty-eight hours and she's dead.

Caroline: I think I owe you an apology.
John: How do you figure?
Caroline: I diagnosed you as paranoid.
John: Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not trying to kill you.

John: [to Fusco and Carter] We should all get drinks sometime. My treat.

- Well, we should all grab a drink together sometime.
- My treat.

- The machine. You know how it works.
- The irrelevant list.
- It would send turing's name if you put her in danger.
- Irrelevant list?
- I didn't need to lure you out.
- I've been following you for weeks.
- I thought she'd never shut up.

- Trying to look me up.
- So you'll forgive me if I take things one step at a time.
- Slow down, Carter.
- Slow down?
- They know they're going down for life.
- They'll kill anybody in their way.
- I got this.
- Trust me.

- From what I can determine, she specializes in the high-end clients...
- The sort who insist on discretion.
- While I dig deeper, you get close.
- See if you can work out where the threat is coming from.
- Reese: She could be the threat, Finch.
- Finch: I'm sure you'll work that out too.

- You see the world differently than most, don't you?
- A threat around every corner.
- Tell me, do you feel the need to protect people?
- To save them?
- Finch [over feed]: Choose your words wisely.
- We can't have anyone discovering what it is we do.

- Who forced you?
- I don't know.
- I swear I don't know.
- It was all over e-mail.
- They were...
- Blackmailing me.
- They knew everything.

Caroline: Who the hell are you?
John: Let's just say we both help people cope with their problems. I'm just a little bit more, uh, hands-on. I promise I will tell you when it's time to panic.

- I'm heading downtown to help our friend.
- I suggest you do the same.
- John will almost certainly need your help.
- You son of a bitch.
- If you're not the mole, then who is?
- I know exactly who the mole is.
- I know everyone who's in hr.
- When we get done with this, we're gonna take them all down.

- Uh, but I have this thing...
- Not anymore you haven't.
- It's an article of faith for me that all criminals...
- However clever, eventually trip themselves up.
- You want to tell me what this is about?
- Man in the suit?
- We got him.

- Sorry. Old habits.
- The things I've told you, if anyone else heard...
- That could be a big problem, understand?
- For whom, hans? You or me?
- Both of us.
- You understand me now?

Caroline: Who are those men? Why did they shoot at you?
John: 'Cause I was standing in front of you.

- Man: Back him up! Back him up!
- Looks like you're just about out of time.
- Just about.
- Get in!
- Simmons: Get to the car!

- Wait, wait. Go back.
- That's them.
- Notify our men to converge on that hotel.
- Uh, all due respect, detective, n.Y.P.D. Is gonna sit this one out.
- Send in our teams.
- Yes, sir.

John: Good morning Finch...
Harold: Mr Reese. What have you been doing?
John: Corrupting Detective Fusco...
Harold: Does he really need any help in that regard?

Harold: I know you're good at stealing cars. How do you feel about helicopters?
John: Been a while since I've flown. Might be a little rusty.
Harold: On the bright side, if you don't remember, it'll be a short fall.

Alicia: Before Nathan died, before your machine killed him, I could tell something was eating away at him, the ethics of what he was building. I thought he was fighting with himself over it. But he was fighting with you. He knew, didn't he? The hubris of creating something as powerful as the machine. I can feel it right now. Watching us, listening to us. There's no hiding from it. I'm so tired of running.
Harold: I've made some mistakes. But building the machine is not one of them. You haven't been running from the machine, Alicia, and the machine didn't kill Nathan. You've been running from people. From people that you and I both trusted.

Special: It's an article of faith for me that all criminals, however clever, eventually slip up.
Joss: You want to tell me what this is all about?
Special: Man in the suit? We got him.

- Keep going till you find my friend.
- Man [nearby]: Split up.
- I'll hold them off. Go.
- John, thank you.
- Turing's on her way to you.
- I think I'm gonna be a little held up.
- I'll get Ms. Turing to safety and I'll come back for you.