- This is my real life, detective. Not some superhero cover identity.
- I hear you.
- Yeah.
- No, I’ll work on it. I’ve spent the past two decades learning how not to color inside the lines. May take me a second or two to figure it out.

Person of Interest - 4x03.

Season 4 is fascinating for John’s character development and his journey back into the “light”. “Detective Riley” might originally just be a cover, but he ends up taking his new job as a detective seriously. At first, he did it mostly for the team, but, also, after years of living outside of society - walking in the dark - , I think it helped him find his place back in it, fitting in among normal people.