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Season 1, Episode 12:
Carter finally has her face-to-face with Reese when he elists her help in protective a young attorney who's representing a man who was wrongfully convicted. Together, Reese, Finch and Carter unravel a conspiracy to collect money from the foster system by taking in the children -- real and fabricated -- of paroled cons who are reimprisoned.
During the case, Finch gets a call and leaves Reese to wrap things up on his own and goes to a local police precint to bail out Will Ingram, the nephew of his late business partner Nathan Ingram. Will has returned to New York to pick up a few items from his late father's loft, but decides to stay and investigate his father's death after running across crpytic references to the Machine and the $1 deal with the government among Nathan's notes. Unbeknownst to the pair, Reese has been shadowing Finch and witnesses his meetings with Will. He enlists Fusco to tail Finch and learn more about him.
Tropes present in this episode include
- Continuity Nod: Reese is still feeling the effects of the gunshot wound he received in "Number Crunch."
- Throw the Book At Them: Reese beats down a mook using a criminal law textbook.