Wanting to unearth Finch’s secrets, Reese watches him as he takes a call. But it’s just a new POI: Henry Peck , an NSA security analyst. Someone is after Peck for unwittingly discovering the existence of the Machine in a security report.
Reese receives a mysterious code from the Machine via the pay phone. He cracks the code to yield the SSN of accountant Leon Tao . Reese rescues Tao, who stole money from a business he learned was a front for the Aryan Brotherhood.
Root interrogates Weeks for the location of the Machine. She allows Finch to help him escape and pretends to be subdued. Denton then turns on Finch, but Root kills Denton after he reveals the Machine’s location.
As Finch tries to readjust to life after his kidnapping, establishing a bond with Reese’s attack dog Bear, Reese poses as a bodyguard to get close to Sophia Campos , the spoiled daughter of the Brazilian consul in New York.