Sunday, March 29, 2015

What I’m Watching: Person of Interest

Person of Interest: Season 4, Episode 18 “Skip” (B+)

I don’t think I can accurately call something my favorite thing about this show anymore since there are so many things I love about it on a weekly basis, but its use of recurring characters is truly tremendous. We got to see Harper, Beth, and Iris again, all taking on much more significant roles in the scheme of things. On the new guest star front, Ato Essandoh, who plays Alfredo on “Elementary,” was Ray, the big man in everyone’s sights, and Katheryn Winnick was Frankie Wells, the private investigator with more than a passing resemblance to a female version of Reese. Their coordination while handcuffed together was extremely impressive, and she was all about the flirtation with her talk of handcuffs and overt kissing of one Detective Riley. Harper wins the prize for most daring and effective move, standing up in the middle of a three-sided group gunfight to propose a deal in which nearly everyone wins. Reese just letting her go means that she and Frankie will inevitably be back at some point. It’s good to see Iris finally make a move with Reese after awkwardly tiptoeing around him all episode, and let’s hope that doesn’t put her in danger. Obviously fraternizing with one of our dependable team members can be problematic, as was the case with Beth when Root decided that she had to kill her so that Finch wouldn’t end up dead. Drinking the poison she was planning to use to kill Beth was an extreme move, but it got the message across and saved her life. Unfortunately, Root still sabotaged any hope of a friendship Finch could have had with her, and while it’s good to see them both still alive, it looks like we’ll be seeing less of Root in the immediate future until her assistance becomes vital when things start getting crazy before the end of the season.

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