Before the start of their next case, Reese, based on what he sees or more precisely doesn't see, is more curious about how the numbers from the machine make their way to Finch. That next number belongs to Henry L. Peck, an equities financial analyst. They quickly learn that Peck is security conscious, lives a solitary life and is meticulous about having a squeaky clean record as he even got a speeding ticket expunged from his record through the provision to the judge of a seventy-eight page brief. They also quickly learn that the office where he works is only a front for the National Security Agency, and that his real job is as an intelligence analyst. Reese and Finch believe that he is being set-up for a fall, with the ultimate goal of those after him to kill him. When Finch learns why, he and Reese have to decide how much assistance they can provide him as going too far may jeopardize their own work. Not included in their decisions are things unknown to Finch that happened to the machine after it left his hands. This case also provides a bit more information on Finch's life that he has not previously disclosed to his partner, and makes Reese's original question of how Finch gets the numbers more important.