Sunday, November 24, 2013

What I’m Watching: Person of Interest

Person of Interest: Season 3, Episode 9 “The Crossing” (A-)

This was undeniably an awesome episode, and it gave all of the characters important roles, most of which they haven’t previously held. Fusco’s part was the unexpected, since he’s always been the show’s punching bag and never had the opportunity to play the hero. Bragging about breaking his own thumb after his executioner made the classic mistake of taunting his victim and giving him enough time to devise a way out was uncharacteristic, and the fury in his eyes while he was choking him out was frightening. But it’s good to see that Fusco made it out okay and that Shaw, who obviously wouldn’t mesh well with the once-corrupt cop, opted to save his son and apologized to him for the way things were going to play out. Unfortunately, after all of her hard work and a memorable scene in which she and Reese shared their first passionate moment ever together, Carter didn’t make it out alive. It’s pretty shocking that she’s gone after being such an integral part of this show since its inception, and it’s hard to believe how far she’s come since hunting for the mysterious man in the suit. Piecing together the way that the machine worked was impressive, and earning a brief promotion back to detective was a fitting honor. Though Quinn is in custody, it was Simmons who signed his own death warrant by cowardly shooting Carter and incurring Reese’s wrath. Finch is going to beat himself up for not letting Root out since she could have saved Carter’s life, and things are certainly going to be very serious next episode.

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