Season 1, Episode 12:
"Is it really worth risking your life for people you don't even know?"
"You're not the only person who believes in second chances."Carter finally has her face-to-face with Reese when he enlists her help in protecting a young attorney who's representing a man who was wrongfully convicted. Together, Reese, Finch and Carter unravel a conspiracy to collect money from the foster system by taking in the children — real and fabricated — of paroled cons who are reimprisoned.During the case, Finch gets a call and leaves Reese to wrap things up on his own. He goes to a local police precinct to bail out Will Ingram, the nephew of his late business partner Nathan Ingram. Will has returned to New York to pick up a few items from his late father's loft, but decides to stay and investigate his father's death after running across cryptic references to the Machine and the $1 deal with the government among Nathan's notes. Unbeknownst to the pair, Reese has been shadowing Finch and witnesses his meetings with Will. He enlists Fusco to tail Finch and learn more about him.
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