The next number the machine dispenses is for Monica Jacobs, a senior vice-president with Rylatech, a computer networking firm. Monica is highly regarded as a rising star in the business. She is seemingly fiercely loyal to the company, which was built from nothing by its now wealthy owner, Martin Baxter. Because of the nature of the business, Finch is more qualified than Reese to go undercover within the highly secured company. Finch sees what he believes is corporate espionage on Monica's part, but learns that she has uncovered information about the death of a junior colleague, Justin Lee. It's her digging up this information that has made her the target. Finch has to discover the nature of Lee's death to find who is trying to kill Monica and why Lee was killed. Meanwhile, Carter, with Fusco's help, tries to figure out if Beecher is directly involved in Szymanski's death. Finch knows that Elias is working behind the scenes in maneuvering around this issue. And Reese helps a past number on what he considers an unfinished case, the affected party who may not want his help.