Person of Interest – Matsya Nyaya

by Alan Rapp on April 28, 2012

in Television Reviews 

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Memories of Reese’s (Jim Caviezel) final mission for the CIA in China with Snow (Michael Kelly) and Stanton (Annie Parisse) continue to haunt him as he goes undercover working for an armored car service while attempting to protect the Machine’s latest number, an armored car guard (Pablo Schreiber) on a route that’s been targeted by robbers. After his latest case takes an unexpected turn, Reese’s thoughts turn back to his days in China where he was tasked by Snow to retrieve a computer virus and kill his partner only to find they’ve both been sent into a trap to make sure neither makes it out alive.

Fusco (Kevin Chapman) finds himself in a new role as a bagman for HR and his latest assignment coincides with Reese’s search for the armored car guard who betrayed his partners, cheated on his wife with a waitress (Virginia Kull), left the other robbers for dead, and has disappeared. It turns out HR set-up the heist and, after Tommy’s double-cross, they want him even more than Reese does for shooting him in the back.

Meanwhile Carter (Taraji P. Henson) tries to come to terms with the fact that Reese and Finch (Michael Emerson) and their mysterious methods (which they refuse to share) may actually be the only people she can trust in an increasingly corrupt police department. She also gets another visit from Snow. However, given the episode’s final scene he may no longer be a problem for either Reese or Carter, but the real trouble may have just arrived in the form of Reese’s old partner.

We get the final fate of Lynch (Michael Mulheren) and a tease that Reese’s first contact with the Machine may have taken place years before he met Finch, and a lesson just how far the CIA will go to keep everyone who knows about it quiet. For an episode with multiple twists, the final one – the return of Stanton – works best. Whether she kills Snow or decides to work with him, it’s obvious Reese’s life is about to get far more complicated.

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