23 Episodes 2013 - 2014
The crime drama's third season takes on a darker and edgier tone, as it opens with the Machine missing and completely self-governed. Root (Amy Acker) has been confined to an insane asylum but is in constant contact with the Machine, while Finch (Michael Emerson) finds himself in a position where he's no longer the Machine's sole human contact. Meanwhile, Reese (Jim Caviezel) and Shaw (Sarah Shahi) continue their work preventing crimes from happening with the help of their usual NYPD contact, Det. Fusco (Kevin Chapman); and Carter (Taraji P. Henson), who has been demoted from detective to a uniformed police officer, wages a very personal war against the corrupt police organization HR. At the same time, new threats against Team Machine come to light, including Vigilance—a watchdog group committed to exposing overreaching government surveillance methods—and Decima Technologies, who tried and failed to take control of the Machine in the previous season and are now going to extreme measures to bring another surveillance system called Samaritan online.
Tue, Sep 24, 2013 60 mins
The third season opens as the Machine—still missing but now completely self-governed—resumes providing "irrelevant" numbers for people who will be involved in violent crimes, starting with a U.S. naval officer who's in New York for Fleet Week. Elsewhere, Carter goes after the corrupt police organization HR; and Root tests the boundaries of the asylum.
Nothing to Hide
Tue, Oct 1, 2013 60 mins
A number comes up for an online entrepreneur who routinely invades other people's privacy but then finds his own being attacked. Meanwhile, Carter is paired with a new rookie partner.
Tue, Oct 8, 2013 60 mins
Reese recruits Zoe Morgan, Carter and Shaw to help him keep tabs on a chameleon playboy whose number has come up. Elsewhere, Root is hunted by a dangerous enemy and turns to the Machine for help escaping from her psych ward.
Tue, Oct 15, 2013 60 mins
A number comes up for a well-known New York lawyer who may have been responsible for the death of her husband. Elsewhere, problems arise when Carter's new partner spots her with Reese.
Tue, Oct 22, 2013 60 mins
Shaw reluctantly accepts an assignment to tail a 10-year-old girl whose number has come up, but she eventually grows to admire the girl's surveillance skills. Elsewhere, Carter's plan to bring down HR may be exposed.
Tue, Oct 29, 2013 60 mins
A newly freed Root receives instructions from the Machine and requires Shaw's assistance to carry them out. Meanwhile, Finch and Reese receive a number for an amicable estate investigator.
The Perfect Mark
Tue, Nov 5, 2013 60 mins
The team keep tabs on a hypnotherapist whose number has come up. Elsewhere, Carter goes after an antiques dealer who has an HR connection.
Tue, Nov 12, 2013 60 mins
Finch receives 38 numbers at once, which turn out to be connected to a mysterious person who is instigating a major conflict between HR and the Russian mob. Meanwhile, Carter's past with her son's father is revealed through a series of flashbacks.
Tue, Nov 19, 2013 60 mins
The battle to bring crime organization HR to justice reaches new heights. Meanwhile, the POI team faces its greatest threat when the Machine gives out Reese's number.
The Devil's Share
Tue, Nov 26, 2013 60 mins
The team seeks justice for Carter's murder, but Finch fears that one person may go too far in the battle against HR. Meanwhile, NYPD officer Patrick Simmons' number comes up.
Tue, Dec 17, 2013 60 mins
A series of flashbacks to Finch's teen years provide insight into his creation of the Machine. Meanwhile, a dying man's number comes up; and Reese strikes out on his own.
Tue, Jan 7, 2014 60 mins
The team face threats from multiple enemies as they protect a dying man, but the absence of Reese hinders their efforts and puts them all in danger.
Tue, Jan 14, 2014 60 mins
Reese boards an international flight in an attempt to leave the team for good, but he soon realizes that his travel plans have been manipulated.
Tue, Feb 4, 2014 60 mins
Reese returns to New York to rejoin Finch. Meanwhile, the Machine supplies the number of an antiquities thief, launching a turn of events that leads to the team planning an elaborate heist.
Tue, Feb 25, 2014 60 mins
Finch infiltrates an emergency call center to keep tabs on a 911 operator, but he quickly learns that the case is more complicated than he originally thought.
Tue, Mar 4, 2014 60 mins
The secrets of Finch's operation before Reese joined him are chronicled, including revelations about ties to current events.
Tue, Mar 18, 2014 60 mins
The Machine tasks Root to find a cleaner who has a mysterious past. However, when her presence endangers him, the Machine sends his number to Finch as well.
Tue, Mar 25, 2014 60 mins
The team gets involved in a case of international politics when a former government contractor stalks a U.N. diplomat. Meanwhile, an adversary tries to take advantage of Root.
Most Likely To...
Tue, Apr 1, 2014 60 mins
Reese and Shaw go undercover at a high-school reunion to keep tabs on the latest POI. Meanwhile, Finch and Fusco head to Washington, D.C., to investigate the motivations behind a recent attack.
Tue, Apr 15, 2014 60 mins
Reese goes undercover as a Secret Service agent in order to protect a U.S. congressman who may play a pivotal role in the plan to bring down Decima's second Machine.
Tue, Apr 29, 2014 60 mins
Decima hunts down Reese and Shaw using Samaritan's feeds. Meanwhile, Greer sets a trap for Finch by targeting his former fiancée, Grace.
A House Divided
Tue, May 6, 2014 60 mins
A mysterious force prevents the Machine from being able to fully predict a fatal event, so it adjusts by sending the team five separate numbers to investigate. Elsewhere, Root's team of hackers arrive in New York.
Deus ex Machina
Tue, May 13, 2014 60 mins
The third season ends with the team desperately trying to keep Samaritan from coming online and destroying them. Meanwhile, the battle with Vigilance reaches its climax.