Person Of Interest (2011-2016) – Season 1 – Episode 1 – Pilot – Job Offer
John Reese: Where’s the machine now?
Harold Finch: What, the drives? Who knows? Government facility somewhere. But the machine?
[Looks at a nearby camera]
Harold Finch: The machine is everywhere. Watching us with 10,000 eyes. Listening with a million ears.
John Reese: You gave yourself a way to communicate with it?
Harold Finch: I was building the government a tool of unimaginable power. I thought maybe an off switch would come in handy. So I built myself a back door into it.
John Reese: To access the irrelevant list.
Harold Finch: Just a social security number.If anyone ever found out, I’d lose access so… nine digits, that’s all we get.
John Reese: And we have no idea why it picked Diane Hansen.
Harold Finch: It wouldn’t be steering us toward her if it wasn’t seeing *something*.
John Reese: But I don’t know if I can protect Hansen. I can’t see the whole picture.
Harold Finch: I offered you a job, Mr. Reese. I never said it would be easy.