The latest number that the Machine dispenses belongs to Michael Cahill , who on the surface is an unassuming and upstanding but solitary citizen, which masks the fact of being involved in a major smuggling ring led by a man named Vargas .
The next number belongs to Adam Saunders , a trader with a Wall Street investment firm. Adam is a high roller: plays big and wins big, is in a relationship with a firm partner, and is in the SEC’s gunsights for suspected illegal trading.
Reese and Finch are confused when the Machine names a six-month-old child, Leila Smith, as the latest POI. Reese and Finch turn into overly protective parents—with an arsenal at their disposal—as they investigate her origins.
When the Machine spits out five numbers, naming the Don of each of New York’s crime families, Reese and Finch suspect Elias is planning to eliminate his competition, and Carter wants them in protective custody.
Reese gets the day off, ostensibly for his birthday. Finch goes to Carter for help, but then urges her to accompany agent Donnelly to New Rochelle, where Donnelly suspects Reese in the disappearance of a man after his wife died in a car accident.