Sunday, May 3, 2015

What I’m Watching: Person of Interest

Person of Interest: Season 4, Episode 21 “Asylum” (B+)

This was a pretty packed episode, and it makes much more sense given the fact that the season finale airs next week. This finale got back to the large cadre of recurring characters we’ve known for a long time, including Greer, Martine, Dominic, Elias, Harper, and Control. We also got a shot of Shaw in the side view mirror of a car, and though I’m pretty sure that she’s left the show, I’m so hoping that she’ll show up in the season finale (or be kept alive so that she can come back full-time once she gives birth). Root being threatened with a lobotomy and forcing the machine to give itself up for her freedom was inarguably intense, and her casual snapping of Martine’s neck came as a surprise. I’m not sure how exactly Control fits in to all this since the mole she interrogated and executed was working for Samaritan and she’s sort of trying to stop it, whether or not she’s really on the same side as Root, Finch, and everyone else. Reese and poor Fusco always manage to go visit either Elias or Dominic at just the moment that the two volatile crime bosses come together. Obviously, we’re rooting for Elias since he actually likes Reese and isn’t constantly trying to kill him, but it’s definitely clear that Elias is a superior boss since Dominic executed his loyal number two simply because he heard from one source that he was a traitor. I’m eager for the season finale and to see what new direction this show heads in once Samaritan makes its next giant worrisome move.

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