Monday, February 23, 2015

What I’m Watching: Person of Interest

Person of Interest: Season 4, Episode 15 “Q and A” (B+)

I guess we’ve forgotten all about Shaw, and that’s not a problem since it’s helping to move the show forward, featuring a returning of its regular rhythm and a few of its most important characters. Claire sending a coded message to Finch that seemed like a desperate cry for help was an important validation of the work that he does, but it wasn’t actually that at all, instead a trap designed to bring him closer to Samaritan. Fortunately, Finch saw through it and managed to be saved by Root in the end, and may have planted a crucial seed of doubt in Claire’s mind that should push her to true rebellion at some future moment. Reese working as a security guard at a cutting-edge tech company was hilarious, particularly when he had to break up a petty fight, and it was the perfect cover for him to keep an eye on Anna, who it turned out was a secret underground fighting champion who got herself in over her head in an entirely different arena. This show managed to do it again, connecting its two plotlines in a fascinating way by featuring an episode-closing meeting between Lauren and Greer, positioning the service that gave someone searching for the number of a suicide hotline links to articles about how to make sure those you love are taken care of after you’re gone to be partnered with the extremely devious Samaritan, a combination sure to be dangerous and deadly for any who cross their path.

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