Sunday, April 6, 2014

What I’m Watching: Person of Interest

Person of Interest: Season 3, Episode 19 “Most Likely To…” (B+)

It’s rare that this show has an episode so focused on humorous situations, and it’s a relief that it still contains a good deal of shooting to make us sure that we’re not watching the wrong program. Shaw was disappointed enough to find out that she wasn’t going to D.C. to deal with Vigilance that it didn’t seem like things could get any worse, which of course was far from the case when she realized that she and Reese were going to a high school reunion. Having Shaw be the ugly duckling turned beautiful swan and Reese the womanizer who had alienated not one but three women there was very funny, and it was great to see them groan through it. They didn’t share any screen time, but it was still great to have Nestor Carbonell reunited with his former “Lost” costar Michael Emerson. He also played the type of number we don’t often see – one guilty of the premeditated crimes rather than a victim. The revelation that Doug was the one being tormented rather than the tormentor was a good surprise, though the shock quickly turned into shooting after Root leaked their location to Vigilance so that she could tap into their network. Vigilance played their hand well, and it seems like Northern Lights got shut down pretty quickly and emphatically. Watching Control shred the file that listed Collier as an imminent threat to national security was haunting, and with only four episodes left this season, I can’t wait to see what comes next.

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