Before the start of their next case, Reese, based on what he sees or more precisely doesn't see, is more curious about how the numbers from the machine make their way to Finch. That next number belongs to Henry L. Peck, an equities financial analyst. They quickly learn that Peck is security conscious, lives a solitary life and is meticulous about having a squeaky clean record as he even got a speeding ticket expunged from his record through the provision to the judge of a seventy-eight page brief. They also quickly learn that the office where he works is only a front for the National Security Agency, and that his real job is as an intelligence analyst. Reese and Finch believe that he is being set-up for a fall, with the ultimate goal of those after him to kill him. When Finch learns why, he and Reese have to decide how much assistance they can provide him as going too far may jeopardize their own work. Not included in their decisions are things unknown to Finch that happened to the ...
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The interrogation room in police precinct where Peck rants his troubles and guesses about the Machine to unimpressed Detective Fusco is room number 303, like The Matrix
(1999) the room for choosing red or blue pill and some Resistance activities. See more
When Reese mentions to Finch that their person of interest works in a SCIF, the next shot shows Finch looking up "Secure Compartmented Information Facility" on the internet. Given Finch's background with the NSA, information security, and classified data, there is no way he'd need to look that up. See more
So far, the most unusual thing about Henry Peck is that he has better-than-average security habits. I haven't been able to hack his voicemail, his email, or any online accounts.
Secretive, solitary. He's just like you, Finch. So how did you get his number?
Well, John... there's this machine...!
I'm Afraid of Americans
Written by David Bowie
& Brian Eno
Performed by David Bowie See more