Person of Interest

  • 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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  • Title: Person of Interest – If-Then-Else
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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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  • Title: Person of Interest – The Cold War
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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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  • Title: Person of Interest – Point of Origin
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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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  • Title: Person of Interest – Honor Among Thieves
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Person of Interest - Honor Among Thieves

When the latest number turns out to be the leader of a heist crew Shaw (Sarah Shahi) suspects the man (Adrian Bellani) may be a potential perpetrator rather than victim, especially after the latest heist turns out to be a deadly biological weapon. Enjoying her latest assignment much more than her regular day job, Shaw joins the crew just in time to protect the number from the other members of the crew who attempt to kill them both for the deadly prize.

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Person of Interest – Prophets

by Alan Rapp on October 24, 2014

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  • Title: Person of Interest – Prophets
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Person of Interests - Prophets

Other than being forced to live their days in their new cover identities and be far more careful of helping the numbers delivered to them by The Machine, the world of Finch (Michael Emerson) and his friends hasn’t been largely effected by Samaritan going online. That all changes here. In an episode that offers flashbacks to Harold’s own difficult creating a trustworthy artificial intelligence, “Prophets” showcases what a system without his painstakingly-created safeguards is capable of accomplishing in almost perfect secrecy.

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Person of Interest – Brotherhood

by Alan Rapp on October 16, 2014

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  • Title: Person of Interest – Brotherhood
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Person of Interest - Brotherhood

When two young children (Amir Mitchell-Townes, Kaci Walfall) steal the cash from a drug sale gone wrong they become the targets of the baddest new gang in town known as The Brotherhood and run by a mystery man named Dominic who no one outside the group can identify. Under his cover as a NYPD Homicide Detective, Reese (Jim Caviezel) works with DEA Agent Erica Lennox (Rosie Benton) to find the kids and the missing $500,000 before the gang find them first.

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Person of Interest – Wingman

by Alan Rapp on October 10, 2014

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Person of Interest - Wingman

Okay, that was F-U-N! In what turns out to be one of the most enjoyable episodes of Person of Interest‘s entire run, Finch (Michael Emerson) reaches out to Fusco (Kevin Chapman) to enlist the detective’s help for the their latest number who is a former dock worker turned professional wingman (Ryan O’Nan) helping single men meet women. Shaw‘s (Sarah Shahi) immense pleasure aside, Fusco struggles to both accept the man’s patronizing advice and keep him safe from danger stemming from a stolen weapon shipment with which he may or may not have been involved.

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Person of Interest – Nautilus

by Alan Rapp on October 2, 2014

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  • Title: Person of Interest – Nautilus
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Person of Interest - Nautilus

As Shaw (Sarah Shahi) begins to enjoy her new cover-identity’s life as a department clerk by day and criminal by night, Reese (Jim Caviezel) enlists the help of reluctant Finch (Michael Emerson) involving the latest number, a gifted but troubled young woman named Claire Mahoney (Quinn Shephard) who is in more danger than she could possibly imagine both from agents of a paramilitary organization whose secret files she hacked and the hidden creator of a game leading her around the city on a scavenger hunt solving complex puzzles to prove her ability.

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Person of Interest – Panopticon

by Alan Rapp on September 24, 2014

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  • Title: Person of Interest – Panopticon
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“Every life matters. You taught me that.”

Person of Interest - Panopticon

After living new lives provided by The Machine for weeks the team finally receives a new number. In his role as a narcotics officer, Reese (Jim Caviezel) joins Fusco (Kevin Chapman) to look into an Egyptian immigrant (Navid Negahban) forced to work for a small-time criminal organization needing the man’s skills to create a computer network safe from Samaritan‘s watching eyes in time for the biggest heroin shipment of the year. The group’s pressure, and Reese’s intervention, put the man’s teenage son in danger leading to Reese deciding to make several questionable decisions including enlisting the help of Elias (Enrico Colantoni).

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