The Machine generates the number of watch repairman Lou Mitchell , who is consistently losing large sums of money at a casino. Finch & Reese find out that he and many other elderly gamblers are victims of a drug-money laundering operation headed by the casino’s owner Dario Makris .
Control holds Harold, Shaw and Arthur captive. She orders Shaw killed, but Root enters, guns blazing, and frees the trio. Root herself is shot and captured by Control, who tortures her, demanding access to the Machine. Control destroys the hearing in Root’s right ear and threatens to make her completely deaf and blind.
Reese boards an international flight to get away from his former life, but the Machine makes changes to his itinerary causing him to take another one. Initially Reese is angry at Harold thinking he has made the changes, but Harold convinces him otherwise.