A former police officer returns to the force after having been wrongly imprisoned for years.
Brilliant LAPD detective Charlie Crews has survived the extreme abuse befalling an innocent cop in prison, and was exonerated for the murders and released after 12 years of hell in jail. He could retire on his settlement, but chooses to resume police work. Nevertheless, the grim experience has made him more philosophical and tempted to put justice - especially for the innocent - above chasing the presumably guilty and legally by-the-book, as his new partner Dani Reese must experience and learn to cope with.
|Series cast summary:|
|Damian Lewis||-||Charlie Crews 32 episodes, 2007-2009|
|Sarah Shahi||-||Dani Reese 32 episodes, 2007-2009|
|Adam Arkin||-||Ted Earley 32 episodes, 2007-2009|
|Brent Sexton||-||Robert Stark / - 22 episodes, 2007-2009|
|Donal Logue||-||Captain Kevin Tidwell 21 episodes, 2008-2009|
Damian Lewis (who plays Charlie Crews) and Helen McCrory (Amanda Puryer) are engaged in real life and have two children together.
The plot of Dani Reese and the FBI investigation in the final episodes of season 2 was written because of Sarah Shahi's pregnancy. You can tell that Shahi is always sit-down and filmed over her shoulders.
When they have their weapons drawn, Reese follows the correct procedure and doesn't have her finger on the trigger, while Crews always has his finger on the trigger. A small detail to indicate that Crews doesn't play by the rules.
The background story is that Charlie Crews, while an LAPD officer, had been part-owner of a bar. In California, Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) laws prohibit a peace officer or spouse of a peace officer from having a liquor license.
Melissa Sagemiller played Constance Griffiths in the pilot but was replaced by Brooke Langton for the series.
Crews license plate number in S01E03 spells 2QRI455, which can be read as too curious.
Victor Rivers plays Jack Reese - Sarah Shari's father. Sarah's partner on 'Person of Interest' is John Reese.
Victor Rivers and Sarah Shahi portray father and daughter. Rivers is of Cuban decent, while Shahi is Spanish and Iranian.
Charlie Crews' badge number is 38012.