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* NoHonorAmongThieves: Latimer is GenreSavvy about this, so once his crew has pulled a few robberies he kills them before the crew has time to fall apart, then forms another gang.


* InnocuouslyImportantEpisode: While "Mission Creep" isn't the most stellar offering in season 1, the case files of the "Elias, M." murder [[MinorCrimeRevealsMajorPlot kick off one of the major arcs of the first season]].
** [[spoiler: It also comes back in season 5, when Joey saves Reese as part of a new Team Machine]].

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While "Mission Creep" isn't the most stellar offering in season 1, the case files of the "Elias, M." murder [[MinorCrimeRevealsMajorPlot kick off one of the major arcs of the first season]].
** [[spoiler: It also comes back in season 5, [[spoiler: when Joey saves Reese as part of a new Team Machine]].

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* ASinisterClue: One of the robbers, Teddy Dalloway, is left-handed, which winds up being used as a physical profile for Carter to track throughout the episode.

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* UnwittingPawn: Teddy Dalloway to Carter. His physical profile (being left-handed) and his radio's tracking number wind up being used to foil two of the gang's heists during the episode.

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** [[spoiler: It also comes back in season 5, when Joey saves Reese as part of a new Team Machine]].


* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Latimer to the gang of robbers, and then Elias to Latimer.

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* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Latimer to the gang of robbers, and then Elias to Latimer.Latimer.
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* FramingTheGuiltyParty: How Finch creates an opening in the gang for Reese to fill.

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* FramingTheGuiltyParty: How Finch creates has Willis arrested, to create an opening in the gang for Reese to fill.fill, by dumping a bag of stolen guns in his taxi.


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* WeaponForIntimidation: Little do the robbers know that the guns they carry are nonfunctional, so Latimer can kill the robbers when he is done with them.


* BankRobbery: The episode opens with Reese getting caught in the middle of one when he tracks the current POI into a bank, the POI puts a mask on, and three other men hold the customers and tellers at gunpoint.



* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Straub is the sleaziest of the crew besides Lattimer himself, but he has a mother whose property he put up for gambling collateral, and which he wants to save from being seized by the gamblers,

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* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Straub is the sleaziest of the crew besides Lattimer himself, but he has a mother whose property he put up for gambling collateral, and which he wants to save from being seized by the gamblers,gamblers.



* TheGamblingAddict: Straub has a lot of gambling problems, which is why he's still doing heists.



* SheepInSheepsClothing: Detective Molina is introduced as a reasonable, competent man who quickly allies with Carter, but the fact that Lattimer is taking orders from someone (not to mention robbing a police evidence locker) might make him a bit suspicious. But in fact, Lattimer's boss is an ArcVillain who won't actually be seen for several episodes while Molina is the honest cop he appears to be.

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* SheepInSheepsClothing: SheepInSheepsClothing:
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Detective Molina is introduced as a reasonable, competent man who quickly allies with Carter, but the fact that Lattimer is taking orders from someone (not to mention robbing a police evidence locker) might make him a bit suspicious. But in fact, Lattimer's boss is an ArcVillain who won't actually be seen for several episodes while Molina is the honest cop he appears to be.be.
** Reese himself. In the opening robbery he silently tells a guard to not fire his gun so he won't be killed. That makes Carter believe that he's an inside man.



* WhamLine: Detective Molina talking about how Manny and Danny, tow of his suspects in the robberies, turned up dead, men Lattimer claimed had retired with their proceeds of the money) and revealing that they were murdered casts a very different light upon the heist crew and why Joey's number came up.

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* WhamLine: Detective Molina talking about how Manny and Danny, tow two of his suspects in the robberies, turned up dead, men Lattimer claimed had retired with their proceeds of the money) and revealing that they were murdered casts a very different light upon the heist crew and why Joey's number came up.

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* DoomedHurtGuy: Dalloway is wounded in the leg during the robbery and soon afterwards killed in the fight with Lattimer.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Straub is the sleaziest of the crew besides Lattimer himself, but he has a mother whose property he put up for gambling collateral, and which he wants to save from being seized by the gamblers,
* FauxAffablyEvil: Lattimer does a good job coming across as a PunchClockVillain who genuinely cares about his men, but has been cold-bloodedly betraying them without remorse.


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* LaserGuidedKarma: Lattimer finding out that he isn't immune to YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness.


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* SheepInSheepsClothing: Detective Molina is introduced as a reasonable, competent man who quickly allies with Carter, but the fact that Lattimer is taking orders from someone (not to mention robbing a police evidence locker) might make him a bit suspicious. But in fact, Lattimer's boss is an ArcVillain who won't actually be seen for several episodes while Molina is the honest cop he appears to be.


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* WhamLine: Detective Molina talking about how Manny and Danny, tow of his suspects in the robberies, turned up dead, men Lattimer claimed had retired with their proceeds of the money) and revealing that they were murdered casts a very different light upon the heist crew and why Joey's number came up.


** One that doesn't come due until almost the end of the series. [[spoiler:Joey does in fact meet a reclusive billionaire similar to Finch, and the two establish their own version of Team Machine operating out of Washington D.C.]]

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** One that doesn't come due [[Recap/PersonOfInterestS05E11 until almost the end of the series. series]]. [[spoiler:Joey does in fact meet a reclusive billionaire similar to Finch, and the two establish their own version of Team Machine operating out of Washington D.C.]]

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** One that doesn't come due until almost the end of the series. [[spoiler:Joey does in fact meet a reclusive billionaire similar to Finch, and the two establish their own version of Team Machine operating out of Washington D.C.]]

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* MissionCreep: The title of the episode which shows the trope in action.


-> ''"Not every ex-soldier meets a reclusive billionaire."''
-->-- '''Reese'''

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-> ''"Not ->''"Not every ex-soldier meets a reclusive billionaire."''
-->-- '''Reese'''
-->--'''John Reese'''



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!!Tropes present in this episode include

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!!Tropes present in this episode includeinclude:



* StealthHiBye
-->'''Finch:''' Don't you ever ''knock?''
-->'''Reese:''' Not if I can help it.

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* StealthHiBye
StealthHiBye:
-->'''Finch:''' Don't you ever ''knock?''
-->'''Reese:'''
knock?\\
'''Reese:'''
Not if I can help it.


* BrickJoke: Reese suggests that Finch should get some exercise. Later, Finch is shown doing pushups in the library.
** BlatantLies: And then he denies it when Reese asks what he's doing.

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* BrickJoke: BrickJoke:
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Reese suggests that Finch should get some exercise. Later, Finch is shown doing pushups in the library.
** BlatantLies:
library. [[BlatantLies And then he denies it it]] when Reese asks what he's doing.doing.
** Reese facetiously suggests 'dog walker' as a possible job for Finch, who in later seasons is seen walking Bear a lot.


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* StealthHiBye
-->'''Finch:''' Don't you ever ''knock?''
-->'''Reese:''' Not if I can help it.

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* ManlyTears: Tears can be seen brimming in Reese's eyes as Jessica leaves.

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