- Fusco being used as Shaw's human shield/bipod. After she takes out the gunmen who were trying to ambush the POI, he recovers from the shock, draws his own gun half a minute afterwards and haplessly surveys the carnage Shaw has brought down on the gunmen
- Fusco is also dressed in a top hat, tails and the world's most hilarious false beard.
Finch: Fleet week. The annual deluge of drunken sailors that somehow does not qualify as a military attack.
- Reese and Shaw are patching up the POI who has been shot. He suddenly wakes up, grabs Reese's wrist in a vice like grip....and finds Shaw sticking her handgun into the side of his head.
- After the diamond exchange has gone thoroughly wrong, Reese and Shaw are gone, and the Russian mobsters and devil dogs are all in injured heaps on the floor. Scarface casually walks in, stepping over the groaning bodies, takes the diamonds and the cash, and walks out whistling along to the background music.
- "Nothing to Hide":
Reese: [The POI]'s in Shaw's hands now.
Finch: I hope sending her in there was a good decision.
Reese: You doubt her ability to be discreet?
Wayne Kruger: You know, sometimes, I wish I had an assistant whose qualifications extended beyond having a great ass.
Shaw: I sure hope this guy's a perpetrator.
- Shaw's insistence that she can't shoot someone without eating something.
- YMMV but in a black comedy sense, due to the POI's status as an Ass Hole Victim the scenes at Kruger's office qualify like a darker version of a Monty Python sketch. In a few short minutes, his secretary finds out he only hired her for her looks, the board of directors finds out about his shady past and immediately forces him out of the company and the icing on the cake is when he gets into an elevator which immediately goes into free fall.
- "Lady Killer":
- Finch being Adorkable when telling Carter what she will need to wear to the safehouse.
- Shaw quickly profiling the POI as a sociopath, and then quickly saying "Not that there's anything wrong with that."
- Shaw looking rather uncomfortable in ladies' evening wear, and then bonding with Carter over lethal and nonlethal weaponry. The grin on Shaw's face totally sells it.
- The Running Gag in the series continues in the profile Finch created for Shaw:
"I'm game for whatever... as long as I get to drive."
Shaw: Really? A yoga instructor?
Would you prefer trained killer?
- And then more when they discuss getting his attention:
Reese: You'll have to use your charm Shaw, not your sidearm.
Finch: I hope that's not going to be a problem.
Shaw: What's that supposed to mean? I don't look good? Cause I think I look good.
You look fine Shaw. You just look angry, all the time.
We're just friends.
Shaw: ...relationships are for amateurs. Guys these days have so many emotions, they cry, they wanna be held—I just don't know what to do with them.
Shaw: Our guy just went from blue blood to hipster faster than you can say "ironic facial hair".
Finch: I don't understand anything you just said.
- "Reasonable Doubt":
- Shaw goes undercover to a book club meeting of "pseudo-intellectual glorified trophy wives" discussing Lolita
Nicole: (flustered) Uh—
Shaw: Sorry. Not Jeremy. "Hotstuff."
Nicole: I didn't— I—
(Shaw gets her gun out from her purse and chambers a round; everybody but her gasps.)
- In the Greenwich, CT bank, the superannuated banking officer is clearly not at home with computers. After watching him tap out all his commands by hunt and peck and then screwing up his password, Fusco and Shaw are both more than ready to get on the road as soon as possible.
Old man: Oh, that's not good. The little wheel's spinning. I'll just, uh, restart.
*Shaw's expression turns murderous as she reaches for a letter opener on the man's desk*
*Fusco hastily intervenes*
- From the beginning of the episode, when Finch and Reese foil an attempted theft at the veterinarian's, with Bear's help:
Dr. Jensen: I don't know how to thank you.
Finch: One of those expensive chew toys you have for sale at reception would help.
- Finch goes through the various tapes Jen made of everyone in her building. Inevitably, one turns out to be full of passionate grunting and moaning, which flusters poor Finch and makes him eject the tape quickly. He flips it over to find Jen labelled it "GROSS!"
- Shaw's hilarious attempt to hug Jen.
- Shaw asking Finch if he knows anything about chemistry. He simply says "Enough" with a Evil Grin growing across his face. Next scene the drug factory Shaw's in explodes.
- "Mors Praematura"
- Finch getting worried about Shaw:
Finch: "Miss Shaw may be violent and uncommunicative, but she is never tardy."
Root: Sorry about that.
Shaw: Which part, the tasing, the drugging or whatever this is?
Root: She needs our help and...I figured you wouldn't come willingly.
- Root and Shaw break into a CIA "Pick-up site". Root begins to eat an apple and tells Shaw there's a CIA agent behind her. They get into a fight with Root watching and eating her apple all the while Shaw is beating up the agent until she decides to simply use her taser and end the fight quickly
- Reese is searching Shaw's apartment. Looking in the fridge, he finds batteries, grenades, small arms, and a jug of milk. He tells Finch that there's nothing out of the ordinary in there.
- "The Perfect Mark"
- Reese teasing Finch at the hypnotist's:
Reese: For 200 bucks an hour, Finch, I hope you get more than an expensive nap.
Finch: As before, Ms. Groves, Mr. Reese is upstairs with an unhealthy number of firearms. Please don't try to run.
- Carter lampshading how little context Reese ever gives her.
I'm following an HR lead. They want to whack a Swedish antique dealer for screwing up their money laundering. Reese:
That's funny. I'm on a conman therapist who happens to have a Swedish antiques dealer as a patient. Carter: (Aside Glance)
...I'll pretend that makes sense.
- Reese and Carter's out-of-nowhere fist bump.
- A good portion of the Hilarious comes from all in one scene
- The scene earlier where Reese and Finch are convinced that a woman who used a grenade launcher wearing a gas mask is behind the drug theft, Harold goes "Who does this reminds you of?" and in walks Shaw to both men eyeing her like she stole the Hope Diamond "Okay, you're acting weird..."
Reese: Wait, that's my grenade launcher?
- Shaw, once again, fangirling over Carter's antics.
- Finch deducing from Shaw's fangirling that it's Detective Carter in the video. His panic and shock plus his casual knock of Shaw's people skills all at once just make this scene even better.
Finch: (absolute shock) Oh my God, that's Detective Carter, isn't it? (absolute deadpan) Your social circle isn't terrible wide.
- The Crossing:
- "You know, the dog's the only one that likes you."
- Shaw snatches a Pizza Pocket out of a poor HR officers hand and replaces it with a hand grenade, then removes the pin and cuffs him to the steering wheel. She later tosses the pin into the back seat of the car and leaves the man to his fate after he fails to answer her questions.
- Reese's Pre-Asskicking One-Liner on the subway train:
Mook: That's a nice suit. Maybe we'll bury you in it.
- Finch walks up to an HR mook.
Finch: Officer Simmons said you might be in need of my assistance.
Mook: Yeah? Who are you?
- "The Devil's Share"
- The shot of Finch, Shaw Fusco and Root crammed into Harold's Lincoln is a sight to behold.
Fusco: "You know, if you had told me about the carpool arrangements, I would have drove separately."
- When they get out, Fusco is extremely sceptical of Root's abilities. With the Machine's help, she lists the change from his morning coffee run, the picture of his father back at Fusco's house and even tells him where his name came from completely freaking out Fusco.
Just when I think life with you people couldn't get any weirder, one of you takes it to the next level.
- Shaw remarking on Root's Guns Akimbo attack on the Russians.
Shaw: Okay, that was kinda hot.
You walked into the waiting room eating an energy bar and proceeded to tell the Loftin family their father was dead. Shaw: Because he was. Doctor:
And, presumably, you were hungry.
- The Machine tries to give Harold the next number; Harold responds by giving the Machine the silent treatment and ignoring every single payphone that is ringing.
- Harold sitting with the POI, a terminally ill friend of his from MIT, singing the school song together. The moment it ends Shaw remarks that Reese will be sorry that he missed that.
- Arthur's comments regarding various surveillance programs. In particular, his take on PRISIM.
Claypool: "It's a piece of crap for anyone who picks up the scent."
- And the exchange between Arthur and Shaw:
Finch: Did you make a backup [of Samaritan]?
[Arthur is silent, with a vacant look]
Shaw: Save it, Harold. He's closed for business.
Arthur: [side eye glance at Shaw] Of course I made a backup. It's just that woman seemed quite dangerous, so I played the tumor card. It was a ruse, remembering to forget.
Shaw: You're growing on me, Arthur.
Arthur: [surprised look at Shaw] Who are you?
Shaw: [smile drops] ...never mind.
- Reese's adventures on the airplane, including the scene where he purposely shoves over an obnoxious businessman's suitcase when loading an old lady's bag into the overhead cabin, as well as giving the same guy a quick knockout punch while the stewardess is complaining to her co-worker.
- Later on...
Owen: Hey, don't take this the wrong way, but who the hell are you?
Finch: Could you snap a twig?
Shaw: [obviously suppressing a smile] Not my thing.
- Reese constantly asking for blankets and scotch for his recently unconscious assailants. Reaches it's peak when he asks the stewardess for scotch to put a young boy to sleep.
- Owen's fashion advice:
Owen: Going through people's stuff? That's not cool, what are you looking for?
Reese: A safety razor, maybe. Hair spray.
Reese: Where's my backup weapon?
Shaw: Moved it to the history section a week ago. It's time you upgraded your hardware.
- Lionel Fusco making his grand entrance:
Reese: We'll need someone to help secure architectural designs, steal them if we have to, then develop our operation—
- Reese in disguise in the elevator:
Property Manager: Do you really have nuclear triggers in that briefcase?
''*whacks unsuspecting manager over the head with his case*
- Every scene in which Reese wears that ridiculous fake mustache. Spawned its own Tumblr.
- "Last Call"
- Harold fielding a 911 call from a man whose car is being broken into... by squirrels. Reese and Shaw tease him by insisting that he should've taken the call.
- The Casual Danger Dialog between Reese and Shaw.
Shaw: There is no dead in team!
- A rather Reese-like protector is teasing Finch:
Dillinger: It's not good for you to be in here all day by yourself, Harold. You ever think about getting a dog?
- A PoI is talking to Harold.
Daniel Casey: This is an original edition of Shannon and Weaver's Mathematical Theory of Communication. This is...
Finch: I believe the word you're looking for is "rad."
Kara: That's new.
- "/" (originally titled "Root Path"):
- Everything Root does is a mixture of awesome and funny. Example:
(In the NYPD station)
Fusco: Nobody's taking this guy from me without a big fat federal warrant, you got that?
(Root promptly whips out a thick blue packet)
Fusco: (to Reese) She had a warrant—a real one. What was I supposed to say? "Sorry, boss, Agent King is actually a superpowered nutball. Just ask my buddy, the urban legend."
- Shaw having some fun at Fusco's expense over his provincialism.
- Fusco driving a fire truck and commenting he always wanted to drive those since he was a kid.
- Reese tackles a mook out of a window and down a four story drop. Shaw and Fusco are completely lost for words
- Shaw finding out Mari is in love with Omar.
"Are you gonna cry?"
- "Most Likely To..."
- Shaw isn't happy on stakeout:
Shaw: Is it just me, or is it getting harder to tell all the tourists apart?
Shaw: Is that why you had us dress up, Harold? An evening at the theater?
Finch: If you keep an open mind, Miss Shaw, you might actually enjoy yourself.
Shaw: What's the show?
(Reese and Shaw look distinctly unimpressed)
- Root casually strolling on into a crime scene with her "Agent King" ID, prompting Fusco's Screw This, I'm Outta Here! reaction.
- Finch being less than happy about Lionel Fusco's music choices. (Dixie Chicks and Music/ACDC, for the record.)
- Reese and Shaw's expressions of utter disbelief (particularly Shaw's) when they run into the perky greeter at the high school reunion.
- And then Shaw fuming at her "apparent resemblance" to the real Betty.
- Jack Tanner talking to Shaw (as "Betty"):
Well, some people are gun-shy
- The Running Gag of every attractive woman at the reunion slapping "Frank" is explained when Shaw reveals that the real Frank was quite the womanizer in his high school days.
- ...which also makes Finch's description of the real Frank as "the mattress king" into a neat Double Entendre.
- Shaw calling back the Running Gag of the series when she baldly states that she "handles stress" by shooting someone every now and then.
- "Death Benefit"
- Shaw being able to make the drug dealers turn to each other while being a Deadpan Snarker.
- Root has purposely gotten herself arrested and is speaking to Fusco:
Root: In evidence locker 7-7-9-B, there's a coil of copper wire. In 4-4-3-A, there's a pair of needle-nosed pliers. I need them, a roll of duct tape, and an extension cord.
Fusco: Oh, is that all, Cocoa Puffs?
(Root saucily winks at the security camera after Fusco leaves)
- Team Machine has escaped to New Jersey to be outside of Samaritan's feeds and are in a restaurant.
Shaw: You sure we're safe here?
Root: From everything but the coffee.
(Shaw does a small Spit Take
back into her cup and hastily puts her cup down)
- Shaw once again orders pancakes, and once again does not get to eat them.
- "A House Divided"
- Reese, Shaw and Hersh bickering about driving arrangements.
- "Deus Ex Machina"
- Hersh insisting that he needed to off the wounded Decima agents because they'll take the chance to commit suicide after Reese and Shaw looked at him. (And we start to see where Shaw's "shoot anyone" attitude comes from...)
- There are a few moments of levity amongst the bleakness of "Deus Ex Machina", such as when Shaw asks for a method of transportation. Cue Hersh simply firing in the air and stealing a terrified onlooker's bike uncerimoniously.
- Even funnier when you realize this is a Call Back to how he got himself in jail to get to Reese. So it seems like Hersh's answer for anything is to just shoot into the air.
- Also Greer's reactions during the court.
- This piece of gold from the end of the episode:
Finch (after being shot and patched up by Reese): Why would you ever choose a career where this is an occupational hazard?