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“2πR” the first episode of Person of Interest in 2013 is Reese-lite with extra-Finch.
While I really did miss seeing Reese, it was great to focus on Finch’s ability to solve the problem of the week and help the latest victim. Plus, for viewers who aren’t keeping a close eye on the television schedule of returning shows, it might be best to keep the Reese centric storylines for another week, just in case viewers still recuperating from the holidays missed this week.
Someone please tell me how to beat Oregon Trail as fast as tween Root aka Sam did. I always die of dysentery, I feel you Hannah!
I grew up on Oregon Trail, as I’m sure most kids who grew up in the late 80s and 90s did. It was awesome. It’s still awesome. I have Oregon Trail on my ipad, and still struggle to make it to Oregon on the hardest level. (Obviously the graphics and the game have evolved since its creation, but its still fun). It was a nice throwback and something that I’m sure many of POI’s viewers could relate to, or at least recognize.
Oregon Trail aside, I suppose it’s time to get down to discussing the episode… it was just as wonderful as last week’s premiere, and the season finale before that. This show hit a stride somewhere in the middle of season one and has been unstoppable ever since. I’m very happy to see this series has become more than I thought it could have, during its first few episodes last fall.
Crazy and highly capable
…that about sums up Person of Interest’s John Reese, but only to an outside eye. He is highly intelligent and deeply motivated, which makes watching each episode all the more exciting.
The second season of CBS’s sophomore drama started off really well. It had all the makings of a great hour of television:
Thrilling adventure, check.
Kick-ass action sequences, check.
A sense of humor, check.
Sass, excitement, unpredictability, charm, check, check, check, check.
Dear writers of Person of Interest,
After these past few weeks of phenomenal episodes, I expect you to continue this trend in season two. I do not know what you were doing in the first half of season one, but it did not work as well as what you are doing now. Stick with this, because this, is better on every level. The writing, the plots, the characters, the overall arcs, everything is more better composed then at the start of the season.
This show has seen incredible growth over its freshman year on the air. At first, I didn’t know how long it would last. I had my doubts that after sometime the names involved would wear off and the fans who only came for the names, would begin to fade away. I am glad I stuck through the rocky start, and waited for you to find your way. It was worth it. These last couple months of the season have been highly enjoyable.
Thank you for picking up the pace, and finding your way. My only hope is that season two can start and continue as strong as this season ended. If you can do that, the series will continue to grow and become a truly amazing staple in the television world.
As nervous and anxious as the end of the season and renewal time makes me, I’ve come to the conclusion that it should always been this time of year. The quality of television, on a whole, has vastly improved. While I love the actors of this CBS drama, I had a hard time getting into the first half of the season, but lately the show has been keeping a good pace. The stories have been interesting, and the format has even changed slightly each week to accommodate the newest number. I appreciate that it various.
“No Good Deed” follows Reese and Finch as they track Henry Peck, who seems like a private, reclusive man, until they discover he works for the NSA and has made a shocking discovery.
“Many Happy Returns” was a beautiful, but not very happy episode of Person of Interest. For the majority of the episode all I wanted was to step in the TV and give Reese a hug. I’m not sure how he would take that gesture, but he just looked so sad and beaten down, perhaps a hug would have made the world a better place, even for a moment. Somehow I doubt it though.
The episode continued to explore Reese’s past and who he really is, and how he got where he is now. The case of the week was the perfect fit and paralleled a cold case the FBI were currently working on. A case where John may have been involved.
In the most recent episode of CBS’s Person of Interest “Risk” Reese visits the world of Wall Street and investment trading, in order to protect the newest number, Adam Saunders.
“Blue Code” offered a return to the typical format of the series but while still keeping a slightly fresh feel. While the idea of undercover cop being exposed is not a new element in shows of this nature, Person of Interest does a great job of keeping the story interesting and different.
“Root Cause” may be my favorite episode of Person of Interest yet.
An interesting case of the week, check.
(Better yet, one that wasn’t completely predictable, double check)
Reese and Finch working together in the field, check.
The return of Zoe, “the fixer”, check.
Detective Carter working with Finch and Fusco, check.
A new opponent for Finch, check.
One who knows his identity, making it all the more interesting, check.
With all the above positives my only concern with Person of Interest is that the newest development in “Root Cause” just adds to the number of over arching questions and storylines. I just hope the series doesn’t forget the previous introductions. For instance, it has been quite some time since we’ve heard from/about Elias. We still have the mystery of the machine. The last new episode introduced Finch’s partner’s son, who has boxes of information on the machine. And now we have the unidentified super hacker/computer guru “Root.” There are also countless other subplots piling up. Hopefully they can keep up with them all and deliver fantastic resolutions to the stories they have begun.
“Root Cause” is a fast paced, exciting episode ofPerson of Interest.One of the best in my opinion.
Sorry for the late review of this week’s Person of Interest. I wanted to watch the episode a second time before reviewing it.
“Get Carter” was one of the most thrilling episodes of POI to date. This week the machine turned up the number of our resident good cop, Detective Carter, putting Reese in a tricky situation. He must help save her, but also not get caught doing so.
Along with the episode focusing on Carter as the target, it also offered a great deal of background information on Detective Carter as well. It was nice to see her back story. Prior to seeing it in the episode, I didn’t even realize I wanted it. I’ve been so focused on Reese and Finch (mostly Finch, give me more Michael Emerson back story, please) that it never crossed my mind that the other characters may have a past worth mentioning.
As usual the episode followed its format, get a number, follow some leads, work through some twists, save the target (or stop them if they are in fact the killer.) However, somehow it felt different this week. Perhaps it was because we already knew the target. Maybe it was due to the fact that there were three equally as likely leads as to who was after Carter. Most likely it was both and more. Either way, all these factors lead to an exciting episode of the series.
It also brought some of the focus back to Elias. It was nice to learn more about his current whereabouts as well as how much power he has already assumed. As much as I want Reese to take him out, I hope it’s not until at least the season finale. I want there to be a lot of buildup to an epic climax and battle. Elias is smart as are Finch and Reese, it should be a good match up when the time comes.
My only complaint regarding the episodes, was regarding the flowers. I feel like there was more to that scene, or a snippet from a previous scene that didn’t make the final episode cut. Were the flowers supposed to be a taunt to Carter, or what?
Overall, a great episode. I look forward to next week’s mid-season finale. Since it doesn’t look like I’ll get what I want next week, I hope when the series returns in 2012, we get another episode focusing on Finch and the machine. I still find the mysterious surrounding these two entities to be the most interesting and alluring part of the series. Plus, how do you not love Michael Emerson. Oh, I also want some more in person Finch and Reese bonding moments. (CBS) Santa, please make my Christmas wishes come true?