Person of Interest – The High Road

by Alan Rapp on November 11, 2012

in Television Reviews 

  • Title: Person of Interest – The High Road
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Reese (Jim Caviezel) heads out in the suburbs to protect the latest number delivered by The Machine, a hardware store owner (David Denman) who Reese names “the most boring man in New York.” However, Finch (Michael Emerson) discovers the real Graham Wilder died two years ago. In order to blend in to their surroundings and find out the man’s true story Reese calls on Zoe Morgan (Paige Turco) to play his wife as the pair move into the suburbs across the street from the whose past has come back to haunt him.

With Carter’s (Taraji P. Henson) help Reese is able to correctly identify the man as career thief from Philadelphia. He also notices two members (Dominic FumusaVictor Verhaeghe) of the man’s former crew skulking around the suburbs. The pair blame the safe-cracker for not working the last job that landed the other two men in jail for the better part of a decade while he lived out the dream life in the suburbs with his new wife (Alicia Witt) and daughter. When the two men blackmail their former partner into joining them on their next big score by threatening the safety of his family he has no choice but join them.

I would have liked to have seen more domestic bliss between Reese and Zoe, but the late night poker game is a nice touch. The episode also includes flashbacks from Finch’s early days testing The Machine including the first time Grace (Carrie Preston) popped up on his radar and the first time he officially met the love of his life. It seems he programmed The Machine to detect human nature and interaction far better than he believed.

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