Friday, February 28, 2014

What I’m Watching: Person of Interest

Person of Interest: Season 3, Episode 15 “Last Call” (B+)

It’s only been three weeks since this show aired its last new episode, but it feels like much longer than that. As usual, it’s a delight to have this show back, and this is a typical instance of the show excelling in its most standard fashion. Opening with Finch posing as a 911 operator was a great reintroduction to the show, and it was good to see him positioning his newly reunited team to maximize efficiency. I enjoyed the fact that Finch questioned why he was the best fit for the role of sitting in front of a computer while others were out in the field. I’m glad that the show is confident enough in its characters to be able to skip over an entire scene of Reese knocking people out and instead just have Reese smile before Shaw walked in to find an entire bar full of men on the ground. Those two are a great duo, and it’s good to have Finch around to humanize the situation. My favorite moment of the episode was Reese seeing a brand-new suit and hanging it in the elevator to distract the bad guys with guns, followed closely by Shaw’s very logical comment that “there is no dead in team.” Fusco had his own part to play, and I like that he’s not taking the abuse lightly, referencing “Glasses” and volunteering information much more politely than usual. Now let’s get Root back in the mix to really ramp this show into gear for the last handful of episodes this season.

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