Sunday, April 29, 2012

What I’m Watching: Person of Interest

Person of Interest: Season 1, Episode 20 “Matsya Nyaya” (B+)

This episode was doing double duty to inform about Reese’s character by chronicling his past and his present simultaneously, weaving together the show’s many threads as the show heads towards its season finale. Reese’s involvement in the armored security team with Lenny Venito of “The Sopranos” and “The Knights of Prosperity” and Pablo Schreiber of “Weeds” and “Lights Out” was a strong plotline, as Tommy’s duplicity caught Reese off guard and then people started double-crossing each other. Ashley didn’t survive much longer than Tommy did, and it was interesting to hear Reese sound so dismayed when he realized that Tommy was both the perpetrator and the victim. Fusco and Lynch arriving served well to bring everything together, and Fusco’s almost casual shooting of Lynch is sure to have larger implications, as he may manage to rise up the ranks of HR and become a shot caller, which will be helpful in taking down the organization. It’s good that Carter has made up her mind to side with Reese and Finch, and those two need to break the news to their two cop contacts that they’re both playing on the same side before one takes down the other. The flashback detailing Reese’s ghost town mission was rather eerie, and Stanton seems like a strong character. She definitely has a bone to pick with Snow, who won’t emerge unharmed from his current location, but I would imagine that she won’t be too happy to see Reese either how their last meeting ended.

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