Top 50 Quotes From Person of Interest, Season 2, Episode 13

Kara: Don't your bosses at the Ministry of Security have anything better for you to do?
Greer: My dear, if you think I work for the government, I really must fire my tailor.

John: [Mark goes off on a guard] What did I say?
Mark: These guys get free, they're gonna kill us.
John: They're just doing their job. And I don't know them. Only person here I'm pretty sure deserves to die is you.

Greer: You read the classics at Annapolis, Kara. Do you recall The Titans? The old gods? They were so afraid of the new gods, their own children, that they ate them. You work for the old gods, Kara. And they betrayed you. They were willing to kill you because they're afraid. They have an inkling of what happens next.
Kara: If you don't work for the MSS, then why are you here?
Greer: Because unlike the CIA, my organization still thinks you could be *very* useful.
Kara: You think I'd work for you?
[Scoffs]
Kara: If I break your neck, can I go back to watching TV?
Greer: No Kara, I know you wouldn't work for us. Not for money. As I said, money is not my business. I can offer you what your old employers couldn't, or wouldn't, give you. I can give you an answer. You merely have to tell me the question.
Kara: Who? Who did this to me?
Greer: Precisely. Not your old boss, Mark Snow. I've a fairly graphic idea of your plans for him. But the person truly responsible. The person who sold the laptop in the first place.
Kara: In exchange for what?
Greer: Do you remember how the Titans were finally killed? Before they could eat their youngest child, Zeus, he wrapped a boulder in his swaddling clothes and then watched as his father choked on it.

- You're too late. I erased the drives.
- Never were one for the bigger picture, were you, John?
- All I wanted was for you two to clear a path for me.
- Nicely done.
- Get the drive.
- Let's go.

- What are you doing?
- Reese: Destroying cygnus before she gets her hands on it.
- What? You're gonna get us killed, John.
- We'll see.
- Put that drive back in.
- Not gonna happen.

- So, what's this really about?
- This is about three dead little spies in a brave new world.
- This is about the afterlife, John.
- And us negotiating our places in it.

- Harold, I need you to stay clear of the building.
- What are you gonna do?
- Mr. Reese.
- Is there a way to erase these drives?
- Only if there's a security breach to the system.
- Then its fail-safe is to wipe the drives.

- Another 50,000.
- Stanton: Make a counter-offer.
- Break his neck.
- I believe you've been paid already.
- And I believe you have my price.
- Stanton: Kill him, John.
- No.
- Okay, I'll just, uh, hang on to it then.
- Maybe see what I can get for it.

- But we survived.
- You can let it go.
- It's not too late.
- You can end this.
- Oh, John.
- I plan to.

Kara: You're going to steal their car.
John: I'm pretty sure they'll object to that.
Kara: So change their minds. Or should I deal with them my way?

- For old times' sake.
- You were never that sentimental.
- Stanton: I wasn't, was I?
- You and Mark are gonna run a few errands for me.
- Execute your tasks in a timely manner...
- And you will remain intact.

John: Have you ever defused a bomb vest before?
Harold: Can't say I have. But I believe I grasp the basic principles.
John: Well, that's encouraging.
Harold: It appears that she's wired the phone to a capacitor-based trigger. If the phone is called, it will charge the capacitor which will, in turn, release it's charge in a single burst.
John: Finch.
Harold: I'm sorry. This is my process.
John: Can you shut off the timer?
Harold: I can't get at the battery. I need to hack the phone's lock code.
John: Can you do it?
Harold: I have built some of the most complex computer systems in existence. I can certainly unlock a phone. All phones have a universal unlock code based on their model and the unique IMEI number.

Kara: Welcome back, John.
John: Kara. I thought you were...
Kara: Dead? I wasn't very good at it. Of course, neither were you.
[Turns to Mark]
Kara: Our friend here, on the other hand, who sent us to kill each other, I suspect he'll be great at it.
Mark: John.
John: Mark.
[Looks to see that he has a bomb vest stuck to him]
Mark: Looks just like mine. Welcome to the party.

- Detective, are you all right?
- We were ambushed.
- She killed Donnelly and took John.
- Are you injured?
- No, I'm just handcuffed.
- You have to focus now.
- Find the keys.
- Okay. Wait, wait, wait.

- I understand, joss, but things will get a lot more complicated if you don't.
- Listen, Finch, the woman who ambushed us...
- I think it was his partner from the CIA.
- The one that snow said was dead.
- Finch?
- Yes. I'm aware of who she is.
- Now go, detective.
- Kara Stanton. What is it that you want?

- Greer [over phone]: Well,
- I'm afraid a name is all I have for you.
- For someone who seemingly does not exist on any known database.
- Perhaps you'll have better luck in your search than I did.

Kara: You should eat something John. You may not get another chance.
John: I don't have that much of an appetite.
Kara: Mark was like you. At first. So was I when I woke up half dead in a hospital in Dong Chang. You can't control anything around you so you fight back in whatever little ways you can, like refusing to eat. But, in time, you accept your fate. Like Mark here. And have a hamburger.
John: I'm just not that hungry Kara. But when I do fight back, you'll know it.

John: So what's this about Kara?
Kara: I thought I'd get us all back together for one last little bit of field work for old time's sake.
John: You were never that sentimental.
Kara: I wasn't, was I?
[Hands Reese an earpiece]
Kara: You and Mark are going to run a few errands for me. Execute your tasks in a timely manner and you will remain intact.
John: So what's this *really* about?
Kara: This is about three dead little spies in a brave new world. It's about the afterlife, John, and us negotiating our places in it.

Harold: [Defusing a bomb] For this phone, it's one of five combinations.
John: That's good.
Harold: The problem is we only get three attempts before the phone permanently locks us out.
John: That's not.

SAIC: We identified the suicide bombers who broke into the DoD facility. Apparently they were a couple of rogue CIA agents. The Agency is not saying a peep but we think they went pro.
[Shows a photo of Kara and one of Mark]
SAIC: This one - Mark Snow - fits the description of your Man In The Suit.
Joss: Really?
SAIC: We believe Donnelly was onto them. They found out and killed him.
Joss: So does that mean the Bureau's case against The Man In The Suit is...
SAIC: Closed. Officially. As for Donnelly, we'll deal with the Agency on our end. You take care Detective.

- Finch [over phone]: Stop your car.
- Who is this?
- Finch: The partner of the man in your back seat.
- [Have a source that tells me you're in grave danger.
- Donnelly: Aah!
- Stanton: Hey, lover.
- Miss me?

- About how sooner or later we'd probably both end up dead.
- I'd prefer later. After all, I'm the one that got you into this in the first place.
- I'm pretty sure I'd be dead already if you hadn't found me.
- It's hard to say.
- Not really.
- Pick a winner, Harold.

- Only person here I'm pretty sure deserves to die is you.
- Heh. I guess you have changed, John.
- Hope your conscience doesn't get us killed.
- Stanton: Enough. Time is a factor in this next stage, gentlemen.
- And there may be some signal interference inside...
- So we'll have to change your incentives a little bit.

- Okay, for this phone it's one of five combinations.
- That's good.
- Problem is we only get three attempts before the phone permanently locks us out.
- That's not.
- I take it that one didn't do it?
- Sorry.

- Can you override the door?
- No, but I can overload the room's power supply...
- Which should cause an emergency shutdown.
- It's still locked.
- Battery backup must have kicked in.
- Over here.

- They're not gonna be very happy to see you boys.
- Damn it, Kara.
- Stanton: Come on, John.
- Didn't you miss this?
- The three of us working together?
- What are we looking at?
- Stanton: If I had to guess...
- Two delta force operators with m4s...
- Trained to fire if those elevator doors open without authorization.

- The person who sold the laptop in the first place.
- In exchange for what?
- Do you remember how the titans were finally killed?
- Before they could eat their youngest child, Zeus...
- He wrapped a Boulder in his swaddling clothes...
- Then watched as his father choked on it.

John: The hard drive tell you anything?
Harold: Not yet. Whatever she uploaded, the encryption is remarkable. I can only assume that the malware it's protecting is equally sophisticated. The only thing I've been able to decompile is when it's set to go live - -a little more than 5 months from now.
John: What happens then?
Harold: I suppose we'll find out.

- We're in position.
- Stanton: The first thing you'll hit is the security desk.
- Take out the cameras, alarms and erase the last two hours on the backups.
- I'll tell you where to go from there.
- Guard: Unh!

- Find out what's on that hard drive and stop it.
- Will you just let me...?
- What are you gonna do, shoot me?
- This is my past catching up with me.
- It doesn't concern you.
- But this moment does.
- I'm not leaving you here, John.
- So can we please stop wasting time?

- I meant what I said before, about missing this.
- But it's true what they say, you can't go home again.
- So long, fellas.

John: This is my past catching up with me. It doesn't concern you.
Harold: But this moment does. I'm not leaving you here John. So can we please stop wasting time?

Harold: Detective. Are you all right?
Joss: We were ambushed. She killed Donnelly and took John.
Harold: Are you injured?
Joss: No. I'm just... handcuffed.

- Welcome back, John.
- Kara. I thought you were...
- Dead?
- I wasn't very good at it.
- Of course, neither were you.
- Our friend here, on the other hand, who sent us to kill each other...
- I suspect he'll be great at it.
- John.

- Is to figure out what she's planning and for whom.
- Well, when I saw snow, he was wired with a bomb vest.
- I guess it's fair to say that wherever John is, he needs our help.
- And quickly.
- Who are we meeting?
- Stanton [over earpiece]: Don't worry about it. You're just picking something up.

Harold: What?
John: Something you said once. About how sooner or later we'd both probably wind up dead.
Harold: I prefer later. After all, I'm the one who got you into this in the first place.
John: I'm pretty sure I'd be dead already if you hadn't found me.
Harold: It's hard to say.
John: Not really. Pick a winner, Harold.

Mark: You were right Kara. About me being dead. I'm gonna be great at it.

Kara: I knew you wouldn't follow orders John. Just like in Ordos. Lost your nerve.
John: You're too late. I erased the drive
Kara: You never were one for the bigger picture, were you John? All I wanted was for you two to clear a path for me.

- The only thing I've been able to decompile is when it's set to go live, five months from now.
- What happens then?
- I suppose we'll find out.
- Reese: Finch...
- Thank you.
- Please, don't mention it.

Joss: I can barely hear you.
Harold: Sorry about the noise, but I had to relocate to a place with better WIFI anonymity before hacking the Department of Defense.
Joss: You hacked the DOD?

- You were right, Kara.
- About me being dead.
- I'm gonna be great at it.
- Must have been a dud.

Kara: Something funny, Mark?
Mark: You're both damaged goods. Having the two of you take each other out wasn't just efficient. It was poetic.
Kara: So why the cruise missles?
Mark: Had to be sure.
Kara: And how's that working out for you?

- Answer the phone, John.
- But be smart, or I 7! Make it impossible for anyone to tell...
- Where you end and Mark begins.
- -Yep? Man [over phone]: Baker...
- We've got a situation over at 780
- Mercer. Need you and Lewis to check it out.
- Stanton: Time for you boys to go to work.
- Take the jackets, lose the phones.

John: We need to get clear of any civilians. We can to get up to the roof...
Mark: [Mark hits him with the butt of his gun] God Reese, the old self-sacrifice bit. It's beginning to wear a little thin don't you think? The Agency's got a safe house less than 2 blocks from here. It's a long shot but it's all I've got.
John: Even if you made it, you think the Agency would take you back? In their eyes, you're compromised. Think about it. All that's waiting for you is a black hood.
Mark: [Closes the elevator] Good luck John.

John: What is this room?
Kevin: Where we monitor the government's most secure networks against cyber attacks. From here she could reach...
Kara: Everything.
John: What have you done Kara?
Kara: My job, John.
John: Kara, listen. I know how you feel. I was in Ordos too, remember? And yes, we were burned. Betrayed. But we survived. You can let it go. It's not too late. You can end this.
Kara: Oh John. I plan to. I meant what I said before. About missing this. But it's true what they say. You can't go home again. So long, fellas.

Kara: Where am I?
Greer: You're in the afterlife, my dear.
Kara: I won't talk.
Greer: I wouldn't want you to. You need rest. Besides, I already know your name, Ms. Stanton. In fact, I know almost everything about you. Where you're from. Who you work for. How you ended up in that bed. Information is my business.
Greer: [Takes out a laptop] This is what your government sent you to find. Something they were so eager to destroy that they were willing to kill you too. Do you know what it is? An answer to a very interesting question. Would you like to know what that question is?
Kara: I don't care.
Greer: No, you don't, do you? That's why you and I are going to get along.

Joss: We've got to get up to that floor.
Detective: You think the bomb squad boys are going to go for that? Good luck.
Joss: Well just tell them we're helping to clear the stairs.
Detective: What? Wait. That's twenty floors!
Joss: [Starting off] Twenty-one!

- Time to wrap this up, John.
- Listen, Kara...
- Stanton: Sorry, John.
- They told me you'd been compromised.
- Reese: Ha-ha-ha-ha-ha.
- I got the same orders as you.
- Man 1 [over radio]: You are clear to engage. Man 2 [over radio]: Engaging.

- I designed the machine to detect acts of terror, but it sees everything.
- Violent crimes involving ordinary people.
- The government considers these people irrelevant.
- Hunted by the authorities, we work in secret.
- You will never find us.
- But victim or perpetrator, if your number's up, we 7! Find you.

- That they were willing to kill you too.
- Do you know what it is?
- An answer to a very interesting question.
- Would you like to know what that question is?
- I don't care.
- No, you don't, do you?
- That's why you and I are gonna get along.