Sunday, November 16, 2014

What I’m Watching: Person of Interest

Person of Interest: Season 4, Episode 7 “Honor Among Thieves” (B+)

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. Like its characters, this show has an uncanny ability to evolve even before it needs, constantly compounding its universe and storylines in a magnificent way when they’re already excellent as they are. I remember how excited and impressed I was with the installment that introduced Shaw and her late partner as the “relevant” side of things, and now we got to see a new team, which includes Theodora Woolley as Brooks, the by-the-book order-follower, and Nick Tarabay, a very familiar TV faces who has appeared on “Spartacus” and “Believe,” as Devon, the more human of the two who doesn’t always think strictly logically and procedurally. What I love is that, worrisome as it is for our characters, his deletion of the recording that showed him letting Shaw go was exactly what tipped Samaritan to reexamine the footage and spot Shaw. Though their cover identities have been fun, I think returning to an all-out intelligence war could be productive. I enjoyed watching – and hearing – Shaw work her way through every double entendre imaginable with Tomas, who was a terrific number. Listening to Root provide commentary for Shaw and the two of them interact at the end reminded me of just how far these two – both originally antagonists – have come on this great show and what fabulous additions they’ve both been. Carter grew on me as the show developed, but when an episode barely even features Reese, Finch, and Fusco and works tremendously, the credit needs to be given to the deserving players.

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