50 Best Person of Interest, Season 1, Episode 6 Quotes

Robert: Every new drug has side effects. That's why we have disclaimers... And insurance.

John: Talbott's a blackmailing scumbag, but hardly a threat. What about her previous jobs?
Harold: No client list in her apartment. You need to get her talking.
John: Easier said than done.

- Ms. Morgan.
- Stay out of trouble.
- Not gonna happen.
- You got my number.

- She just paid for something, a lot of money, cash.
- Do you know what it is?
- Reese: No.
- You wanna know where people hide things, Finch?
- Underneath.
- Keep your eyes on the road.

Zoe: You're probably one of those guys that can get out of anything with a paper clip. Where did you learn that stuff?
John: It's a long story.

- Finch: Still clear, Mr. Reese.
- They deleted Dana's e-mail and browser history.
- Nothing is ever really deleted.
- The pieces are always out there.
- Just have to know how to put them back together.
- Use the recovery software.
- Oh, yeah.

John: So these people are trying to kill you, and your plan is to break into their office.
Zoe: I prefer the direct approach.

- Fda approved.
Zoe: But it's been altered.
- These are two files with the same name, but the older one is slightly larger.
- Six names are missing from the trial data virtanen submitted to the fda.
- I need those names, Mr. Reese.
- Here it comes.

- Finch, she's a shooter. Target's a cop.
Zoe: Lieutenant gilmore.

Zoe: You don't know anything about me.
John: I know almost everything about you. I know you grew up in a nice house in Yonkers. I know your dad was a city official till he got snared in a corruption case. I know you spent the rest of your childhood in a little apartment in Queens with your mother. About the only thing I don't know about you is why you started doing whatever it is you do.
Zoe: My dad was a party man. Machine politician. Did what he was told. Right up until the cops showed up, put the cuffs on him. The local press was camped out on our lawn for weeks. Then this guy showed up, the guy that the party would send to deal with... uncomfortable situations. He said two words. And those reporters? They packed up, and they left, and they never came back. And I realized, that's what I want to be. The person who knows what to say, and always has something to trade.
John: So what are you going to trade now?

Robert: Pleasant as it is to talk, the board and I do need to know what your... intentions are, now that you own 8% of Virtanen.
Harold: Actually, I've sold my shares in Virtanen. I had a tip that the price is about to take a nosedive.
Robert: Tip? What tip?
Harold: That senior management was about to have some very serious legal problems. In fact, I took my initial investment, and I shorted your company... To the tune of 1/2 billion shares.
Robert: f you're betting against me, you clearly don't know who you're dealing with.
Harold: Oh, I know exactly what kind of man I'm dealing with. I know you don't care who you hurt to get what you want. I know the only thing you do care about is money. So that's what I'm going to take from you. Your money. All of it. Your were right Mr Keller. I'll never will have to invest in another company.

- That politically motivated invesfigafion...
- That you're running into councilman rush?
- About time you wrap it up, don't you think?
- Now I know where the term
- "necessary evil" comes from.
- That makes us square?
- But it's a good start.

John: Let me guess. You're looking to strike a deal with Virtanen.
Zoe: No, not this time.
John: I thought everyone had an angle.
Zoe: I know this girl once. Naive. She got a tough lesson on the way the world works. That reminds me of Dana.
John: Also, they tried to kill you.
Zoe: Well, there's that, too.

- The numbers haunted me.
- I'd never felt so helpless in my entire life.
- And I know I can't getjustice for all of them.
- But the possibility of having it for just one...
- Looks like our Ms. Morgan has decided to be found after all.
- This time, when you find her, try not to lose her.

Harold: I'm working on the audio. Interference suggests it was made on an old PCS cell network, making the recording at least two years old.
John: I didn't know static had a vintage.

- Leave it running. I won't be long.
- Finch, the item she bought was a gun.
- But she's already got a gun in her living room.
- Why does she need another?
- Only reason you buy a gun off the street so it's untraceable.
- Possible her number came up because she plans to kill someone.

- Were you supposed to be meeting with two people or one?
- What does it matter?
- Let me take care of this, Zoe.
- It's Ms. Morgan.
- Get back in the car.
- Didn't tell me this was a party.
- Talbott handed it over. No problems.

Bernie: Marlene was a cocktail waitress. She worked in a club owned by Gianni Moretti. She has an affair with the don. She wants him to dump his wife. He gets tired of her complaints, and sends our friend here, the cutlery rack, to shut her up. He did. Permanently. The thing that stuck with me was the kid.
Joss: Kid? What kid?
Bernie: I dug these up. Marlene and the don had a kid. A son. He was out back playing when it happened. Came inside and he found her. Kid walked all the way to the station. I still got that image of him standing there with no shoes on.
Joss: What happened to him?
Bernie: Well, the Don didn't want to cop to the affair, so the kid went into the system. I don't have to tell you what happens to those kids.
Joss: You think he's the killer?
Bernie: Don't know who else would go to so much trouble.

Zoe: You want to get out of here?
John: Where are we going?
Zoe: To do something illegal.

John: Ms. Morgan, stay out of trouble.
Zoe: Not gonna happen. You have my number.

Zoe: Who the hell are you?
John: You can say we're in the same business. Fixing problems. I had information that you might be in danger
Zoe: Information? Who gave it to you?
John: You have your people. I have mine.

Harold: You know before we, before I found you, the numbers haunted me. I never felt so helpless in my entire life. I know I can't get justice for all of them, but the possibility of having just one...

Zoe: You never did tell me your name.
John: John. My name's John.
Zoe: Of course it is.

- Carter: Excuse me.
- Detective Sullivan?
- Sully?
- It's me, ca...
- Oh, no.
- Police!

Mark: I thought I knew everyone with an investment portfolio as broad as yours
Harold: When you're in a position where people want your money, a little anonymity is rather rewarding.

- Never mind. I'm in.
- No photos of family or friends.
- Some jazz records.
- She dropped out of law school, no current employer.
- But she buys a $2 million apartment for cash three years ago.
- What's she gotten herself mixed up in?

- Where do you?
- I don't have any things I care about.
- Slip.
- You got it?
Slip: You know I always come through for you.
- Be good, slip.

Zoe: How did you know I was going to be in trouble?
John: Given your choice of career, doesn't seem like much of a stretch. You might consider a new line of work.
Zoe: You're one to judge.

Joss: I wanted to talk about that case you worked back in '73. Marlene Elias.
Bernie: How did that mess come up again?
Joss: A man I'm investigating broke into the evidence lockup a few weeks ago. He and his crew sold the contents of the evidence box. Your notes, murder weapon, Which turned out plunged into the chest of your lead suspect.
Bernie: Hmm. That would be divine retribution.
Joss: What can you tell me about Deluca?
Bernie: Piece of work. I had him dead to rights on murdering that woman. The dimwit left a partial on the knife.
Joss: The DA dropped the case?
Bernie: Bought and sold. Back then, the city was different.

- Knows when to make the smart play.
- I'll get you the report.
- I'll bring you right to it.
- I told you.
- Always have something to trade.
- Let's go.

Anthony: Nice of Virtanen to send a skirt.
Zoe: I understand that you have something of interest to my client.
Anthony: You know, it is amazing what you can find just drifting out there in the ether. One thing I have learned about the, uh, smartest guys in the room... They just can't keep it in their pants.
[Talbott passes the recording, Zoe gives him an envelope of cash]
Anthony: This is all $40,000?
Zoe: Count it. At home.
[Goes to leave]
Zoe: By the way, I would have asked for $80,000. Maybe it's a skirt thing.

Bernie: I managed to fill in some of the blanks on young Carl Elias.
Joss: Good work.
Bernie: The kid was like a professional runaway. From the age of eight, he couldn't stay anywhere more than a couple of months.
Joss: So no one really knew him.
Bernie: Nobody except some tough old bird named Gloria Recinto. Apparently, she, uh, she looked after him. He would send her a Christmas card and some money every year. You gotta read these things, Carter. I mean it's as if the guy was going to either be president or Attila the Hun.

- At the south entry.
- Any guards on the other side?
- Finch: Two guards on the first floor.
- None on the stairwell.
- Go ahead.
- Going in.
- Do I ever get to meet this imaginary friend?
- Reese: He's a very private person.
- Finch: Wait, there's a guard on the third floor stairs. He's coming your way.

- Thank you.
Dana: You're leaving me with no choice.
- I'm gonna go to Keller.
- Lawson: You wanna tell the old man?
- Here's your chance.
- Keller: Think anything happens in my company without me knowing it, young lady?
- How stupid do you think I am?
- Woman [over phone]: Mr. Partridge, you're on with Mr. Keller.

- What do you want now?
- Gonna be a break-in at virtanen pharmaceuticals tonight.
- I need you to make sure that the police don't respond.
- After this, we're done.
- Reese [over phone]: All right, Finch, our cameras are in place.
- I have full coverage. Proceed.

- "Don't play what's there.
- Play what's not there."
- Really?
- You seem to know how to play people.
- I don't play people.
- I fix their problems.
- And to answer your question, no, I hate jazz.

- I'm on my way.
- Man: Ready, sir?
- Mr. Keller. Sorry I'm late.
- I'm sorry I started without you,
- Mr. Partridge...
- But when you're as old as I am, you can't waste a minute.
- What's your poison?

- What's talbott asking?
- Douglas: Forty thousand.
- His cell phone number's in there.
- Oh, and, uh, one more thing...
- I'll get the recording.
- I don't need to know what's on it.
- We appreciate your discretion, as always.

Zoe: So you are tracking my cell phone. I know how all the pieces of the city fit together. I know all the players. I know all the angles. And then there's you. You know, I don't understand you. And I don't like things that I don't understand.
John: Then why did you want me to come here?
Zoe: Because I don't have to like you to get some news out of you.

- Not as big as you'd think.
- Dana Miller's family got a healthy donation for their suit against virtanen.
- I also heard lieutenant gilmore found himself...
- Up against some pretty serious corruption charges.
- Must have upset someone pretty influential.
- Eyes on the road, John.

- Finch: Andy, the younger one.
- We've sent our best driver in his place.
- I'll be the judge of that.
- No small talk, no questions.
- You stay in the car and you keep your eyes on the road.
- We settle up at the end of the night.
- I look forward to it.

John: Potassium chloride?
Samuel: Government uses it for lethal injections. Stops a heart in minutes. Quite humanely, really.
John: Lucky you.
Samuel: Lucky me?
[Reese frees himself and stabs him with the needle]

- Did you listen to this?
- You didn't hire me to listen.
- Mr. Lawson would like to thank you.
- His fee is all that's necessary.
- No, we insist.
- Walter, get the driver.

Harold: Every person on that list died of heart failure within a year of taking the drug.
John: Lawson must've dropped them from the study and paid the locals to hide it. Their new wonder drug is a killer.
Harold: It's 6 people out of 200. That's a 3% mortality rate. If a million people take that drug, 30,000 can die.

Joss: We got a rap sheet on this old gangster?
Detective: Reads like a phone book. Armed robbery, racketeering; He was charged with homicide in the mid '70s.
Joss: [Looks] Marlene Elias? What was that?
Detective: Uh, 1973. The murder charge he skated on. Victim was Marlene Elias.
Joss: The evidence was stolen from lockup a couple weeks back.
Detective: Evidence was stolen from a 40-year-old cold case?
Joss: And the murder weapon.

- Potassium chloride?
- Government uses it for lethal injections.
- Stops the heart in minutes.
- Quite humane, really.
- Lucky you.
- Lucky me?

Harold: Nothing is ever really deleted, Mr. Reese. The pieces are always out there. You just got to know how to put them back together.

- I know you don't care who you hurt to get what you want.
- I know the only thing you do care about is money.
- So that's what
- I'm going to take from you.
- Your money. All of it.
- You were right, Mr. Keller.
- Thanks to you, I never will have to invest in another company.

Zoe: [about Finch] Am I ever going to meet this imaginary friend?
John: He's a very private person.

John: Migraine, huh? I heard that got a pill for that now.