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Person of Interest

"The Crossing"
Episode 3.09 - Nov. 19, 2013

Lee Tergesen plays Detective William Petersen in this pivotal episode of the inventive CBS crime drama, "Person of Interest."

The series revolves around a former CIA agent, John Reese (played by Jim Caviezel), who is recruited by mysterious billionaire/software genius Harold Finch (Michael Emerson) to prevent violent crimes in New York City. Also on their side are Detective Jocelyn "Joss" Carter (Taraji P. Henson) and Detective Lionel Fusco (Kevin Chapman).

In this episode, the Person of Interest team is pitted against members of the HR, a group of corrupt police officers working with an up-and-coming mob boss to control organized crime in New York.

The main action surrounds Reese and Carter attempting to escort a wounded Alonzo Quinn -- the mayor's chief of staff and the head of HR -- to FBI custody. They are attacked by thugs and corrupt cops at every turn.

Among the corrupt cops is Quinn's right-hand man, Officer Patrick Simmons, a uniformed officer who handles HR activities on the street level. He is played by Robert John Burke, who played FBI Special Agent Pierce Taylor in "Oz."

This time he and Lee's character are on the same side. Lee appears in scenes in which the HR people are involved in trying to torture information out of Detective Fusco.

Lee's role is brutal and fairly brief.

The episode is the second in a three-part story arc, but especially pivotal because it marks the death of one of the series' primary characters -- a shocking turn of events to regular viewers of the show.


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