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* FemmeFatale: Carter plays this role to get access cards off of a bar-cruising FBI agent. It's ''scary'' to see how easily she slips into the role of a giggly floozy.


* HelloNurse: Carter gets some open admiration when she walks into a singles bar in a cleavage-revealing blue dress.

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* HelloNurse: HeadTurningBeauty: Carter gets some open admiration when she walks into a singles bar in a cleavage-revealing blue dress.



** Caleb is really a TeenGenius whose computer coding skill impress even Finch, but he intentionally gets low grades to hide it.

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** Caleb is really a TeenGenius whose computer coding skill impress impresses even Finch, but he intentionally gets low grades to hide it.



* ProperlyParanoid: Donnelly correctly assumes the evidence has been tampered with. Unfortunately he's not paranoid enough, as he goes to Carter for help interrogating Reese, as [[SympatheticInspectorAntagonist she's been chasing the Man in the Suit from the beginning]].

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* ProperlyParanoid: Donnelly correctly assumes the evidence has been tampered with. Unfortunately Unfortunately, he's not paranoid enough, as he goes to Carter for help interrogating Reese, as [[SympatheticInspectorAntagonist she's been chasing the Man in the Suit from the beginning]].



* ShroudedInMyth: Mention is made of the greatest hacker of all time, a genius who hacked the Arpanet in the 70s, ultimately causing it to become the internet of today rather than a government controlled network, and got away with it because the government could never identify who did it, much less catch him. As foreshadowed, [[Recap/PersonOfInterestS03E12 it was Finch]].

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* ShroudedInMyth: Mention is made of the greatest hacker of all time, a genius who hacked the Arpanet in the 70s, ultimately causing it to become the internet of today rather than a government controlled government-controlled network, and got away with it because the government could never identify who did it, much less catch him. As foreshadowed, [[Recap/PersonOfInterestS03E12 it was Finch]].


* RetCon: A comment made in Season 4 [[spoiler:implies that criminal mastermind Dominic also took inspiration from Finch's pi speech, though obviously Winston Duke isn't playing one of the students.]]

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* RetCon: A comment made in Season 4 [[spoiler:implies that criminal mastermind Dominic also took inspiration from Finch's pi speech, though obviously Winston Duke isn't playing one of the students.students, having not been cast at the time.]]

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* OneSceneWonder: the transit cop who investigated the death of Caleb's brother.

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* RetCon: A comment made in Season 4 [[spoiler:implies that criminal mastermind Dominic also took inspiration from Finch's pi speech, though obviously Winston Duke isn't playing one of the students.]]


* ShroudedInMyth: Mention is made of the greatest hacker of all time, a genius who hacked the Arpanet in the 70s, ultimately causing it to become the internet of today rather than a government controlled network, and got away with it because the government could never identify who did it, much less catch him. As foreshadowed, [[spoiler: [[Recap/PersonOfInterestS03E12 it was Finch]]]].

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* ShroudedInMyth: Mention is made of the greatest hacker of all time, a genius who hacked the Arpanet in the 70s, ultimately causing it to become the internet of today rather than a government controlled network, and got away with it because the government could never identify who did it, much less catch him. As foreshadowed, [[spoiler: [[Recap/PersonOfInterestS03E12 it was Finch]]]].Finch]].

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* EveryoneHatesMathematics: Except Finch, who is aghast at the idea that it's being done as class punishment.


* IDidntSayItWasPoison: Finch knows a boy with a home-made computer hacked the Arpanet, even though it's never been mentioned.

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* IDidntSayItWasPoison: INeverSaidItWasPoison: Finch knows a boy with a home-made computer hacked was used to hack the Arpanet, even though it's never been mentioned.mentioned anywhere else.


* TheAtoner: Finch, for making the Machine.

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* TheAtoner: Finch, for making the Machine. Sometimes however [[AIIsACrapshoot your mistakes can surprise you]].


* TheAtoner: Finch, for making the Machine.



* ButHeSoundsHandsome: Implied by Finch when he talks about [[spoiler:the person who hacked Arpanet]], but not stated outright.

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* ButHeSoundsHandsome: Implied by Finch when he talks about [[spoiler:the the person who hacked Arpanet]], Arpanet, but not stated outright.



* IDidntSayItWasPoison: Finch knows a boy with a home-made computer hacked the Arpanet, even though it's never been mentioned.



* ObfuscatingStupidity: Caleb is really a TeenGenius whose computer coding skill impress even Finch, but he intentionally gets low grades to hide it.

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* ObfuscatingStupidity: ObfuscatingStupidity:
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Caleb is really a TeenGenius whose computer coding skill impress even Finch, but he intentionally gets low grades to hide it.



** Fusco tells Finch over the phone that he'll take care of it; we'll just have to assume that he did.

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** Fusco tells Finch over the phone that he'll take care of it; we'll just have to assume that he did.
did.


* ShoutOut: Caleb says that he has no intention of standing on a table for Finch, a reference to ''Film/DeadPoetsSociety''.



* SingleTear

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* SingleTearSingleTear: Caleb when Finch talks him out of killing himself.

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* HaveYouToldAnyoneElse: Subverted; when the teacher is going to sell Caleb's program, the man he's selling it too asks if anyone else is involved, implying that he will murder Caleb to keep all profits for himself. Turns out he had no intention of taking credit for Caleb's work.

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* InstitutionalApparel: The Man in the Suit becomes the man in orange prison overalls.


* ObliviousGuiltSlinging: Donnerly tells Carter she's the only person he can trust.

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* ObliviousGuiltSlinging: Donnerly Donnelly tells Carter she's the only person he can trust.

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* CliffHanger: Carter is given the job of interrogating the suspects, starting with Reese.

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