Are you being watched? In the world of CBS's hit crime drama "Person of Interest," the answer is probably yes — because The Machine, a computer system built covertly for the U.S. government, has everyone under surveillance. It sounds ominous, but it's not without a purpose: Crime-fighting duo Harold Finch (Emmy winner Michael Emerson) — the billionaire tech genius who built The Machine — and John Reese (Jim Caviezel) — a former CIA operative — use The Machine on their mission to stop violent crimes before they happen.
The most burdensome part of their conquests: Like The Machine, they work in secret. As the Season 1 opening voice-over states, "Hunted by the authorities, we work in secret. You'll never find us, but victim or perpetrator, if your number's up, we'll find you." Season 2 brought on a slew of new challenges for the pair: Will Reese's past as an undercover agent expose the vigilante do-gooders? Or possibly worse, will The Machine fall into the wrong hands? Find out in Season 2!
"Person of Interest," which won the 2012 People's Choice Award for Favorite New TV Drama, also stars Oscar nominee Taraji P. Henson as NYPD Detective Joss Carter and Kevin Chapman as Detective Lionel Fusco. The Season 3 DVD/Blu-ray combo pack includes all 22 episodes, plus bonus content including commentary, a gag reel, and a featurette titled "View From the Machine: 24 Hours Behind 'Person of Interest.'" The series was created by Jonathan Nolan ("The Dark Knight" trilogy) and boasts J.J. Abrams ("Fringe," "Lost") as executive producer.
"Person of Interest: The Complete Second Season" goes on sale Tuesday, 9/3. Season 3 premieres on Tuesday, 9/24 at 10 PM on CBS.
Check out this exclusive behind-the-scenes sneak peek at the Season 2 DVD bonus material:
If you're interested in catching up on "Person of Interest," now's your chance to own Season 2 of the CBS drama on a DVD and Blu-ray combo pack. Here are the details.
Step 1: Follow @YahooTV on Twitter.
Step 2: Tell us what your favorite "Person of Interest" moment was using the following format:
"Hi @YahooTV, my favorite #PersonOfInterest moment was __________. #ytvwin http://yhoo.it/15mJUXj"
(Note: One entry per person/email address/Twitter handle.)
The giveaway ends at noon PT on Friday, Sept. 6, 2013. Winners will receive a direct message on Twitter with further information. Keep in mind, this giveaway is open only to U.S. residents. If you have any other questions, check out the official rules below or feel free to tweet them to us.
Yahoo! TV Giveaway: 'Person ofInterest' Season 2 DVD/Blu-ray Combo Pack
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Grand Prize: Five (5) grand prize winners will eachreceive "Person of Interest" Season 2 on DVD/Blu-ray. Approximateretail value of one prize pack: $59.98.
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