50 Best Person of Interest, Season 2, Episode 22 Quotes

- Don't move. Cops will be here soon.
- Understand?
- Are we done?
- We're done.

Harold: We gave the government the ultimate power. If they know you've called a journalist, they won't take any chances. They'll kill you and anybody else they think might know about it.
Nathan: You've never trusted anyone. Not me, not the machine. Have you even told your fiancee your real name yet?
Harold: ...I'm waiting for the right moment. Nathan, please, tell me what I can do to stop you.
Nathan: Give me back the irrelevant list. You could even help me.
Harold: What, you and me sitting here, trying to rescue them one at a time?
Nathan: Someone's number's on that thing right now. It's gonna be erased at midnight. Maybe - maybe we can help them.
Harold: I'm not trying to help them. I'm trying to help you.

- Breach in containment system 4.
- Switching to emergency override.
- Everyone leave now.

- And we have an ongoing situation with some rogue operatives...
- Including your former executive assistant.
- We're concerned northern lights might be compromised.
- And that she might even have full access.
- This is very bad news indeed.
- We go to contingency one.
- No cell phones, avoid all cameras.

Root: Your machine's telling me about all these people, Harold. Their secrets.
- Beginning to understand how you acquired such a dim view of humanity. Wait.
- How rude of me. I can see for the first time and you're blind.
- We'll need some glasses for Harold.
- I'm sure you know his prescription.
- Voices [over phone]: Three o'clock.

- Go on, I'll catch up with you.
Root: Stay back.
- Reese: Finch!
- All right, enough.
- I know where it is. I'll take you to it.
- Looks like your friend had a change of heart.

- What was the plan?
- You wanted to kill people, but we got you.
- Stopped you.
- So it doesn't matter now.
- You may as well talk to me.
- The ferry. Tell me about the ferry.

John: [Talking to the machine via a street cam] Give me a location on Finch. You know almost everything that's happening, and you won't tell me the one thing I need?
Sameen: Okay, look, I already broke you out of jail tonight. I'm not springing you from the funny farm.

Sameen: [Stops a car] Police business, ma'am.
Lady: Let's see your badge.
Sameen: New Yorkers.
[Shoots her gun in the air]

- Just like we did with your boyfriend.
- You drag your recovering dirtbag partner into this, we'll pull the ripcord on him too.
- And maybe your kid.
- Now, you're gonna do yourself a favor and sit here...
- And take it.
- That's a good girl.

John: Finch, you think we'll ever get another number?
Harold: I don't know. Mr. Reese, I owe you an explanation. And an apology. Three years ago, when I put the code out there to free the machine, I had no idea what path it would take or what unintended consequences it might have. I never intended to hurt anyone, but I accepted that someone might get hurt. I always worried that events that I had set in motion may have... changed things for you.
John: My life changed when I kept my mouth shut at an airport terminal seven years ago. You didn't have anything to do with that. You lost a friend. You did what you had to do.

Root: C'mon Harold, time to meet God.
Harold: Please don't set your expectations too high.

Root: We want to know about Northern Lights.
Lawrence: I have no idea what you're talking about. I have nothing to say.
Root: Your daughter, Christine. In LA, where you hid her. Such a shame if people running Northern Lights got a hold of her.
Harold: Please, there's no need for that.
[to Lawrence]
Harold: I can tell you how it began. You were approached by a woman named Alicia Corwin.
Lawrence: She was killed last year.
Root: Such a tragedy.
Lawrence: All of my colleagues on that project died in suspicious circumstances in the past two years. As far as I know, I'm the last one alive.
Harold: And you're the last person who can tell us about Northern Lights.

- Harold?
- Harold?
- Oh, please. I think my fiance was on the ferry.
- Do you know where...?
- Man: I'm sorry.
- This is everybody we pulled out of the water.
- If you don't see him, personal effects will be recovered over there.

- Fair is fair.
- But you, you're an oath-breaker.
- You're a worm.
- I think that's enough of you.
- Piece of crap.
- Please. I got a family.

- Ma'am, research made contact two minutes ago. A number.
- Woman: Get a team ready.

Lawrence: We were contracted to build a structure. It had to be hidden in plain sight and have power for 50,000 people. At first, you know, I said, "That's a joke. What about a nuclear reactor?" The next day, I was given specs for a nuclear reprocessing facility and the army corps of engineers as a work force. And then it started to arrive. Disguised as radioactive material to evade scrutiny. We were just told to - to plug it in. They would take care of the rest, but I've always been the curious type.
Harold: So you took a look at the data.
Lawrence: Just the I/O. The rest was encrypted. But what I saw... it was like a glimpse of the future. Elegant, intuitive. Practically alive.
[Turns to Root]
Lawrence: It's speaking to you right now, isn't it?

Special: I always knew there was someone behind Ingram. Like a black hole. Invisible, but powerful. So tell me, where did you move the machine?
Harold: It moved itself.
Special: But who controls it?
Harold: As of now, it controls itself.
Special: The numbers, will they continue to come to us?
Harold: That will be up to the machine.
Special: If they don't start up again, the country is defenseless.
Harold: No, just less well-defended. I think we both understand that what's at stake here has moved beyond simply defending the country.
Special: Has it? You built the machine for us to use to protect people. We do, very well. Don't fight us. Help us recover it or rebuild it. You can dictate your terms. You have my word.
Harold: You gave my friend your word. And you killed him.

Root: I thought you said I wouldn't enjoy this, Harold. Sadly, though, if my access to the machine only lasts 24 hours, it's time to go. Your friend John's been keeping up with us. How is that?
Harold: I don't know...
Root: I wasn't asking you, Harold.

Hersh: Shaw.
Sameen: You should have killed me better, Hersh.
Special: I know it's a minor matter compared to the total and utter catastrophe I'm looking at here, but I didn't think you'd turn traitor, Shaw.
Sameen: That's a strong word to be throwing around given where we're standing.

- I already did.
- Where are you?
- Please, talk to me.
- You lied to me.
- I believed you. I believed in you.
- Ms. Groves...
- My name is root.

Sameen: Where's Bear?
John: Staying with a guy named Leon. Didn't think you even liked the dog.
Sameen: Like Him? He's the only reason I'm sticking around.

- Ten o'clock.
- We need to move Reese. Now.
- Voice: Stay.
- We stay. Follow my lead.
Root: Abbreviate audio prompts, please.
- Voice [over phone]: Confirmed.
- And the numbers aren't doing it for me.
- Let's try an ascending tone cue for right, descending for left.

Harold: I know you've been looking for the machine. Nathan, if you're trying to get back in to access the irrelevant numbers...
Nathan: It won't work, I know. You locked me out. You were always the better engineer. But I do have one advantage over you. I am the face of IFT, which means when I call a reporter to meet me for coffee, he'll be there.
Harold: What are you going to do, Nathan?
Nathan: I'm going to tell them what we did. What we built.
Harold: No, you can't do that!
Nathan: Why? Because the government will shut it down? Because of the greater good? I'm sick of hearing it.
Harold: No, it's not just that anymore. I've been looking into this. I think the government may be killing them. The engineers that Corwin had reassemble the machine after we shipped it off? There have been accidents, disappearances. The head of the project, a man named Lawrence Szilard, went missing last month.
Nathan: Harold, you have been running so long, it's rattled you. Alicia isn't going to have me bumped off.
Harold: It might be out of her control.

Root: Your machine is telling me about all these people, Harold. Their secrets. I'm beginning to understand how you acquired such a dim view of humanity, Harold.

Carl: [Discovers he's been taken out of prison by HR] Oh, that sort of prisoner transfer.
Peter: Heard a story about you, Elias. Your daddy wanted to put you down. He had two of his goombahs take you for a walk in the woods.
Carl: Does this story have a moral?
Detective: Yeah. What goes around comes around.
Carl: No. You don't get to talk to me. I'm true to what I am. Like my friend Mr. Yogorov here. I killed his father. He kills me. Fair is fair. But you, you're a - you're an oath breaker. You're a worm.

Special: How did it get moved?
Caretaker: Exactly as you instructed. Over the last five weeks, one node at a time, so it was never off-line. Moved from here in containers marked for fissile materials. To where, I have no idea, which is what I thought was the point.
Special: You didn't think to call to confirm?
Caretaker: I did call. You confirmed it.
Special: [Into his phone] We'll find it, ma'am. With something that large, we'll find a way to track it. I'm sure - Yes, ma'am.
[Passes the phone to Hersh]
Hersh: Yes, ma'am. I'll seal the room.
[Shoots the caretaker, then turns the gun on Special Counsel]
Special: Fair enough.

- No offense. Maybe Finch wants control of the machine himself.
- If Finch had something to do with the virus, I'm sure he had his reasons.
- On the upside, hopefully the machine won't have told root where it is either.
- Next time I see that woman...
- I'm shooting her.
- And not in the knee.
- Ghost Alpha kilo. What's that?

Sameen: Another pit stop? How often do you guys get a number?
John: Some days, none. Doesn't seem like today's gonna be one of those days though.

- Voices: Two hundred yards right.
- In 200 yards, turn right.
- What right, John?
- You gotta trust, Shaw.
- Voices: One hundred yards right.
- This is gonna be a rough landing.

John: [On the phone] Carter, I've been worried. You okay?
Joss: I've been better. But, look, that can wait. I think HR and Yogorov's crew are gonna take out Elias tonight.
John: Elias tried to kill you, Joss. He kidnapped your son. His well-being isn't exactly a priority for me.
Joss: His lieutenant was gunned down this morning. The first thing Elias did was get his bodyguards paroled to watch his man in the hospital. At least he's loyal.

- We're gonna need another vehicle and a way out.
- This time ask for something fast.
- Reese: Machine says this is the one. Shaw: This better not be another station wagon.
- What's this for?
- To help you feel less inadequate while I drive this thing?

- Load it on a Van.
- Park it next to Liberty island ferry.
- How would you detonate?
- Man: I am the detonator.
- Suicide bomb.

- Fine. We're going to need to make a pit stop. Someone needs our help.
- And the "prevent the ai. Apocalypse" thing?
- You like a challenge, Shaw.
- We're the good guys.
- Which means we have to do both.

Hersh: It seems to me, we have the solution in hand.
- Man [on pa]: Next island ferry leaving in 10 minutes.
- All passengers have your tickets out to present as you board.
Hersh: Hey. Asif. Come on.
- Time to wake up.
- Congratulations, asif.
- You've completed your mission.

Detective: So I made my statement. I don't know what else to do. Still no sign of the weapon. You really ought to contact your union rep.
Joss: No. I'll be fine. I know who took the weapon. I recognized one of the unis at the crime scene. He was questioned in the HR sting, but they let him go. Gonna have Fusco have a little talk with him.
Detective: [Changes his tone] That's always been the problem with you, Carter. You - you just never figured out when to keep your big mouth shut. Listen, you always been okay to me, Carter. And frankly, I don't like killing women. You keep digging, we're gonna put you in the ground, just like we did to your boyfriend. You drag your recovering dirtbag partner into this, we will pull the rip cord on him too. And maybe your kid. Now, do yourself a favor and sit here and take it.

- Shaw.
- You should have killed me better, hersh.

- Fine. How about a car we can use?
- Voices [over phone]: Nine o'clock.
- Man: Tell us your story again, detective.
- It's not my story. It's what happened.
- Suspect emerged, he had a weapon,
- I fired on him with lethal force.
- I don't know what happened to the suspect's weapon.
- Man: You're not helping yourself, detective. We start again in 20 minutes.

John: [Shaw tosses him the shotgun] What's this for?
Sameen: [Seeing the yellow Ferrari] To help you feel less inadequate while I drive this thing.

Carl: [after Carter rescues him from HR] Detective Carter. What a funny old world. Where are we going?
Joss: I don't know.

- So root wants access to this machine.
- She says she wants to set it free, but to do that she has to find it first.
- Voice [over phone]: Attention.
- Wait. This doesn't have anything to do with Finch, does it?
- Let's go. Where's this car?

- Now, take the woman.
- Where is it, please?
- Ms. Groves. We have to go.
- Come on. They murdered him, Harold.
- He was our best chance.
- How will we find it now?
- Voices [over phone]: Imminent threat.
- Don't you touch him.

- You didn't have anything to do with that.
- You lost a friend.
- You did you what had to do.
- Since the numbers have stopped...
- It's not right you should go on paying me as generously as you are.
- Since you give away 90 percent of what I pay you...
- I don't' see why I shouldn't continue.

John: The machine said this is where I'll find the answer.
Sameen: What was the question?
John: Where the machine is located.
Sameen: Can't it just tell you?
John: I think Finch programmed it not to, to protect it.
Sameen: No offense. Maybe Finch wants control of the machine himself.
John: If Finch had something to do with the virus, I'm sure he had his reasons. On the upside, hopefully the machine won't have told Root where it is either.
Sameen: Next time I see that woman, I'm shooting her. And not in the knee.

- That's the tech guy.
- Nathan ingram.
- He worked with Finch?
- They built the machine together.
- Shaw: There's something back there.

- To where, I have no idea.
- Thought that was the point.
- You didn't think to call, to confirm?
- I did call. You confirmed it.
- We'll find it, ma'am.
- Something that large, we'll find a way to track it. I'm sure...
- Yes, ma'am.

- I knew you would come, my friend.
- It's time for us to face the music.

- I wasn't asking you, Harold.
- You want to fill me in on who you're talking to, John? Fairy godmother?
- The group you used to get your intel from.
- You called it research...
- Your ex-boss called it northern lights.
- The ones your pal told me don't exist.
- They exist. They're just an it, rather than a them. A machine.
- You mean an a.I.?

- Someone's number is on that thing right now.
- It's gonna be erased at midnight.
- Maybe, maybe we can help them.
- I'm not trying to help them.
- I'm trying to help you.
- Thirty-fourth street, ferry terminal,
- 8 am. Tomorrow.
- It's time we tell our side of the story.
- You should be there.

- Detective Carter?
- What a funny old world.
- Where are we going?
- I don't know.