Season 1 - Episode 1: Pilot

Episode 1: Pilot

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A homeless alcoholic is riding a subway when he is accosted by a gang of teenagers after refusing to relinquish his whisky bottle. Their efforts to teach him to share instead lead him to teach them a lesson. The homeless guy is ex-CIA agent John Reese, who disappeared and is now presumed dead. But he has not fallen off Harold Finch’s all-seeing radar.

After bailing Reese out of police custody, Finch tells him about the Machine and the access he has to its crime prediction service, then makes him an offer. Reese does not accept immediately, but agrees to test the water.

The social security number Reese is given to investigate belongs to Assistant District Attorney Diane Hanson, who is working on a major case involving drugs and murder. As he begins to suspect that a group of corrupt cops are standing in the way of justice, Reese forcibly persuades one of them - Detective Lionel Fusco - to provide some telling information.

But who is at the top of the chain? Will Fusco prove to be a reliable source in the future? And will Reese sign up long-term to Finch’s offer?

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  • casrnchannel5

    11 months ago

    casrnchannel5

    not even my comments post! Says episode not available. How does this work?

  • casrnchannel5

    11 months ago

    casrnchannel5

    all I get when I try to watch is "sorry this episode is currently not available." How do I watch a movie or episode or anything on here? Please help.

  • Keith L.

    over 1 year ago

    Keith L.

    I have a slow sky broadband connection where I live but had no problem viewing this. Not one stop or stutter except for a couple during the adverts only.

  • Debbie

    over 1 year ago

    Debbie

    Been trying to watch this for 3 days and keep buffering and now only got 18 minutes to watch

  • M Edelman

    over 1 year ago

    M Edelman

    It's not my broadband. Every other channel, everything else I stream, works just fine. Only 5 is totally rubbish. You people need to sort yourselves out.

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  • Joanne Clissold

    over 1 year ago

    Joanne Clissold

    Fantastic episode 1 and was pleased that I could watch it on the computer as forgot to record the first episode. I'm with Orange and had no probles with buffering or freezing at all, played all the way through, adverts were a pain though.

  • sully

    over 1 year ago

    sully

    its the broadband, i had virgin media for 2years and i never got a problem i have just changed my broadband company to talktalk and its buffing ever 2mintz. call everyone less reading this tell me which broadband you r usin plz thankz

  • It guy

    over 1 year ago

    It guy

    for those that can't get this to work properly you need a decent broadband connection otherwise it will stop or be jerky. Recomended broadband speed 5Mb/s or higher

  • Garry

    over 1 year ago

    Garry

    Wish I culd watch this, gets to second set of adverts then stops. Please sort this problem out

  • Bev

    over 1 year ago

    Bev

    Thoroughly enjoyed this, only just caught sight of it. Absolutely no problems with video on my old IE

  • Pubplayer

    over 1 year ago

    Pubplayer

    This is not playing, adverts play fine. Then when the video comes, it doesn't play at all. is this to do with money.

  • Mike

    over 1 year ago

    Mike

    How do you make it play?

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  • Derham

    over 1 year ago

    Derham

    shame about the player, I was looking forward to catching up with this.

  • Gary

    over 1 year ago

    Gary

    Useless player. Jerky and keeps stopping forcing me to watch adverts again and again. Channel 5 check out BBCiplayer to see how to do on demand properly.

  • Mattew

    over 1 year ago

    Mattew

    Very good, just makes you think...... Only able to watch in compact form not full screen though without it stuttering (on Chrome)

  • David

    over 1 year ago

    David

    Those who are experiencing problems - if you are running Firefox, make sure you have the latest version. If else, I don't know - have just watched it with no problems but definite difficulties with Firefox 12.

  • Anne

    over 1 year ago

    Anne

    Have spent an hour trying to watch this episode and am about to give up. Stopping, starting and goinh back to the adverts continually.

  • mychalina

    over 1 year ago

    mychalina

    Wow this is just amazing compulsive viewing .Hope the high standard is kept up.

  • Ann

    over 1 year ago

    Ann

    stopping and starting - going back to the adverts (which play fine) - taken 90 mins to watch the first 22mins and episode 2 is starting in 15 Very disappointed with this service

  • AllenVincent489

    over 1 year ago

    AllenVincent489

    Subtitles badly out of sync :(

  • AllenVincent489

    over 1 year ago

    AllenVincent489

    Subtitles badly out of sync :(

  • stewart

    over 1 year ago

    stewart

    no problems watching video for me guys excellent show

  • Tim

    over 1 year ago

    Tim

    Really jerky video that's behind the sound; no download option like on the iPlayer, which is disappointing. What I've been able to watch looks promising though. Better make sure I don't miss an episode though because this on-demand is not good :(

  • lisa

    over 1 year ago

    lisa

    i cant watch this it keeps sticking,i saw a comment someone made about watching it through the american channel,how do i do that??

  • Neil

    over 1 year ago

    Neil

    yet again not able to watch as it keeps stopping and starting not happy with this service as it has never worked going over to the American site to watch this

  • Phil S

    over 1 year ago

    Phil S

    I've seen the whole season,, great show :D

  • C

    over 1 year ago

    C

    great show! Keep it coming!

  • Melayahm

    over 1 year ago

    Melayahm

    Well, worth a look. There's always a danger it will wander off up it's own tailpipe like Lost after the 1st series, but hey, there's always hope. No doubt the 'tech' is being stretched ridiculously to fit the needs of the story, but life can imitate 'art'. Caveizel has an Eric Roberts thing going on.

  • Karen

    over 1 year ago

    Karen

    Why does this appear on the web page but not on the iPad app? I can't watch it on the web page as there is no flash player. Please put this on the demand 5 app!!

  • hon

    over 1 year ago

    hon

    Wow. I'm hard to please, but this show was amazing. Great stuff, keep it coming.

  • Stella

    over 1 year ago

    Stella

    So far this looks like a hit

  • Clem

    over 1 year ago

    Clem

    Looking good, i just hope it does not turn out to be like lost, confusing, unrealistic and just plain over-the-top which makes something boring! I Like the guy :)

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  • Mark the Spark

    over 1 year ago

    Mark the Spark

    I loved this, it was better than most things out there. I see by your words on here, it's got you all going, so it can't be that bad. I would give it 8 out 10 myself.

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  • Lynette

    over 1 year ago

    Lynette

    Bit far fetched, but I'm hooked!!!!

  • jo symonds

    over 1 year ago

    jo symonds

    really liked it ccant wait for next one, and he's gorgeous mm yummy what a bonus.

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  • RobbieMunro

    over 1 year ago

    RobbieMunro

    Last time I watch ondemand from 5! Video keeps stopping, wont restart untill I refresh the page and then have to watch all the sodding adverts again!!!

  • Lily

    over 1 year ago

    Lily

    Michael Emerson is great. I haven't sen him in anything since LOST and he was Ben Linus but I'm telling you... this is great. I love it :) Hopefully it'll last a long time

  • steve parker

    over 1 year ago

    steve parker

    Bit unbelievable but hey its what we need in our lives im gonna love it i think

  • Rat

    over 1 year ago

    Rat

    This has a lot of potential. I like the little twist in this story.

  • wee jamie

    over 1 year ago

    wee jamie

    looking good hope it stays not just a wee bit but longer

  • Kan Galbesar

    over 1 year ago

    Kan Galbesar

    Why no subtitles on Demand 5 for those with a hearing impairment ?

  • Alan

    over 1 year ago

    Alan

    Good stuff! Lets hope they dont do the same as they did with Flash Forward!

  • Rob

    over 1 year ago

    Rob

    I am hooked!! What the heck is the rich guy really after???

  • G

    over 1 year ago

    G

    The adverts play fine. Then when the video comes, it doesn't play at all. Neither Chrome nor IE9. Windows Vista 32 bit, 4 GB RAM, 2.1 Ghz Processor. Come on guys.

  • Robbie

    over 1 year ago

    Robbie

    omg that was shit hot !!!!

  • lucille

    over 1 year ago

    lucille

    come on 5 get this sorted out please its been long enough

  • Wozzle

    over 1 year ago

    Wozzle

    The video keeps buffering except when the flipping adverts come on. I wish there was a way to skip the adverts

  • mike fischer

    over 1 year ago

    mike fischer

    This episode seems very familer. Has it been shown somewhere else on satellite tv ?

  • Beresford

    over 1 year ago

    Beresford

    I'm hooked already! Has elements of "Minority Report" about it :)

  • Typing Fish

    over 1 year ago

    Typing Fish

    If this action guy was trying to hide from the government, then why did he hang around after he beat up those tough guys on the subway?? And how did the rich guy find him as soon as he got arrested before he had been processed through the police computers? Also why did the rich guy feel the need to first meet action guy in a deserted place.. when he had just arranged for action guy to ride in his posh car??

  • JAY

    over 1 year ago

    JAY

    looking good,need to see more first tho

  • Daren

    over 1 year ago

    Daren

    unmissable show love it.!!!!!!!!!

  • Daren

    over 1 year ago

    Daren

    hope it goes on for years has it's brillant and unmissable

  • Sal ibn Hari

    over 1 year ago

    Sal ibn Hari

    Excellent programme; another hit for Channel5.

  • Charlie

    over 1 year ago

    Charlie

    Jaanki ....yeah i knew it wouldnt be available until after the show had been on tv ... i'm not that thick! But at the stage that i wrote that it wasn't clear whether it would be on demand at all as with some programmes (such as Justifiied) they don't have the rights to make them available on demand. It didnt say 'coming soon to on demand' like some other tv channels do, only that it wasn't available so there was no way to know whether it would be or not.

  • pinklil

    over 1 year ago

    pinklil

    This is brilliant!. Another first class show from 5. :).

  • Billy

    over 1 year ago

    Billy

    I so hope this series is available through on demand all the time, loving it.

  • Jaanki

    over 1 year ago

    Jaanki

    It will be available on demand after the programme has been aired!

  • Charlie

    over 1 year ago

    Charlie

    will it be available on demand at all? It isnt clear here or in the FAQ's. I don't get home until after this (I work nights) so always have to watch shows on demand (don't have a recording device) PLease make this clearer

  • Steven evans

    over 1 year ago

    Steven evans

    dont miss it

  • Graham

    over 1 year ago

    Graham

    Errr what? How has it taken 11 months for the UK to get hold of this? This started in September 2011 in the USA...... I know this because I've already seen this episode as it started when I was on holiday over there....unbelievable!!

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