Tuesday, November 20, 2012

What I’m Watching: Person of Interest

Person of Interest: Season 2, Episode 7 “Critical” (B+)

It’s great that a show like this, which is technically a procedural, still has a legion of recurring characters on which to depend. Reese’s rhetorical question about who could possibly get themselves in danger again immediately conjured up an image of Ken Leung’s Leon, and it was good to see him putting himself to some productive use while cooped up in Finch’s headquarters instead of causing some more trouble. It was also fun to see Leung share the screen with his former “Lost” costar Michael Emerson. Finch was busy in this episode, staying by Madeleine’s side in the hospital and ultimately assisting her with an operation that made him extremely squeamish. This episode was certainly more enticing and enthralling than the pilot of “The Mob Doctor.” Julian Sands was an excellent choice to play the superbly-named Alistair Wesley, and his character had a whole handful of backup plans in place to ensure that the moneyman died and he came out ahead. His escape means that he’ll be back again to haunt Reese, and I look forward to that showdown. Finch and Reese are making themselves plenty of friends in high places, and that could prove useful in the future when they need help from another Leon or a Zoe. Snow reaching out to Carter for help means that he’s in way over his head, and the fact that what he told her spooked even Reese is not a good sign. I’m eagerly anticipating Reese’s reunion with Kara, and I’d love to find out just what she wants.

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