Person of Interest

Person of Interest – Skip

by Alan Rapp on March 27, 2015

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Person of Interest - Skip

While Reese (Jim Caviezel) deals with women trouble protecting his latest number, Finch (Michael Emerson) gets a number of his own whose threat comes directly from him. Immeadiately after sitting down to dinner with Beth (Jessica Hecht) the Machine spits out her number. With Root‘s (Amy Acker) interest piqued, Finch is forced to reveal the true nature of his relationship with Beth who he befriended solely to use as a way to install a Trojan Horse inside Samaritan via her now completed predictive algorithm. Now that Decima has become interested in her technology, with his hidden program inside, it seems the time to strike. However, one member of the team isn’t willing to live with the consequences of Finch’s plan.

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Person of Interest – Karma

by Alan Rapp on March 12, 2015

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Person of Interest - Karma

While offering us new flashbacks to the dangerous road traveled by a grieving Finch (Michael Emerson) following the murder of his friend Nathan Ingram (Brett Cullen), “Karma” offers the group one of their most unusual numbers to date. A psychologist (Patrick Kennedy) still grieving his wife eight years after her murder has taken it upon himself to arrange justice for his patients and others by meticulously planning and framing guilty individuals who have escaped justice in the past for crimes they can’t weasel out of. Reese (Jim Caviezel) witnesses the man’s bizarre behavior in one such scenario which leads to him framing an innocent man for bank robbery.

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Person of Interest – Blunt

by Alan Rapp on February 26, 2015

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Person of Interest - Blunt

“Blunt” gives Reese (Jim Caviezel) and Finch (Michael Emerson) a new number in a college con woman who, based on what we’ve seen here, is likely to be the show’s latest recurring character. In Harper (Annie Ilonzeh) the show introduces another character who lives in shades of gray and could easily become ally or enemy of Finch and Reese as we see her hedge her bets and expertly play both sides when Reese attempts to free the woman and her patsy from their dealings with Dominic (Winston Duke) and the Brotherhood.

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Person of Interest – Q&A

by Alan Rapp on February 18, 2015

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Person of Interest - Q&A

While Reese (Jim Caviezel) works to help a programmer (Bella Dayne) who has taken up illegal martial arts fights on the side to deal with her sister’s debilitating disease, “Q&A” picks up the thread of former number Claire Mahoney (Quinn Shephard), who was introduced earlier this season in “Nautilus” as Finch (Michael Emerson) is contacted by the woman he failed to save from Samaritan’s influence.

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Person of Interest – Guilty

by Alan Rapp on February 12, 2015

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Person of Interest - Guilty

Following Shaw‘s (Sarah Shahi) apparent death and Root‘s (Amy Acker) departure Reese (Jim Caviezel) and Finch (Michael Emerson) get down to basics agreeing to spare anyone else from the fallout of their enterprise. The latest number comes in the form of a member (Blair Brown) of a jury which Finch gets assigned to as well. Given the high-profile defendant is on trial for what looks like an open-and-shut case for the murder of his wife, Finch assumes he’s the one pressuring their latest number into forcing a verdict in his favor. With some coaching from Zoe Morgan (Paige Turco), whose help Reese can’t turn down, Finch learns all he needs to help sway the jury to a guilty verdict… except that’s exactly what the people blackmailing their latest number want.

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Person of Interest – M.I.A.

by Alan Rapp on February 5, 2015

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Person of Interest - M.I.A.

The search for Shaw (Sarah Shahi) leads Reese (Jim Caviezel) and Root (Amy Acker) to a small northern town where on the surface everything seems fine. The more the pair look for the missing refrigerator truck which they believed transported their wounded friend the more odd occurrences the town reveals until our operatives uncover the singular truth about a town turned into an ant farm by Samaritan and toyed with at the computer’s whims to get a better understanding of humanity.

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  • Title: Person of Interest – Control-Alt-Delete
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Person of Interest - Control-Alt-Delete

After one of the show’s must gut-wrenching episodes that saw the apparent death of Shaw (Sarah Shahi), Person of Interest continues to deliver the unexpected with “Control-Alt-Delete.” Rather than offer us an episode from the grieving Reese (Jim Caviezel), Finch (Michael Emerson), Root (Amy Acker), and Fusco (Kevin Chapman) dealing with the loss, the latest episode is entirely from Control‘s (Camryn Manheim) point-of-view giving us a look into the the Government’s use of, and frustration with, the intelligence provided by Samaritan. We also get the return of the computer system’s young avatar and glimpses of Samaritan’s plans to gain more power.

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Person of Interest – If-Then-Else

by Alan Rapp on January 7, 2015

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Person of Interest - If-Then-Else

In an episode that sees the potential death of nearly every member of The Machine‘s team, “If-Then-Else” delivers one of the most memorable episodes of the series and ends with one character’s life facing a very real and permanent end as the three-part “Trilogy” event continues. With the Stock Market crashing Reese (Jim Caviezel), Finch (Michael Emerson), Root (Amy Acker), and Fusco (Kevin Chapman) are lured into a trap by Samaritan with Shaw (Sarah Shahi) stuck on the subway dealing with a suicide bomber. Trapped with no good options we witness The Machine run various scenarios in an attempt to not only stop Samaritan from destabilizing the world’s markets but get each member of the team out alive. It won’t be entirely successful.

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Person of Interest – The Cold War

by Alan Rapp on December 20, 2014

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Person of Interest - The Cold War

Person of Interest‘s three-part Trilogy event ends “The Cold War” between The Machine and Samaritan as Decima’s artificial intelligence begins manipulating human lives on a city-wide scale, first by lowering crime and then by escalating it, in an attempt to force Finch‘s (Michael Emerson) creation to come out of hiding. Since the first discussion of the creation of a second A.I. the show has teased us with the concept of two gods going to war. That time has now begun as Samiritan’s emissary, a creepy little grade-school hacker, informs Root (Amy Acker) that Samaritan has decided to take a more pro-active stance in guarding (i.e. controlling) the local populace which includes eliminating The Machine and those who serve it.

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Person of Interest – Point of Origin

by Alan Rapp on November 20, 2014

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Person of Interest - Point of Origin

Using a temporary assignment as a trainer at the police academy to keep an eye on the latest number, Reese (Jim Caviezel) soon discovers the cadet (Adria Arjona) isn’t a green recruit but an officer in Internal Affairs looking for a mole for the Brotherhood inside the academy. When she’s framed for the death of her handler, Reese and Fusco work to bring down the man responsible which leads Shaw to make a discovery about her old friend Mini (Winston Duke) who is much more than he appeared to be during their first meeting.

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