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Great show! I agree that this was an episode that we saw a little more of Reese's character. I like the different venues that Reese and Finch expierence. It makes the storyline more authentic. Remember the "machine" is picking so it may take them anywhere. Loved to see Reese in a suit fitted for him with a tie! Looked really sharp! I love this show!
I agree with Carol, in that I think it is a bit early to say what is "standard fare" for this excellent show. Though I am about as far away from Wall Street as you can get, and I don't know diddly about the stock market, this episode was by turns gripping and fascinating and tender, especially when Reese thanked his "guardian angels" both past and present.
I sort of figured we'd see Elias pulling the strings at the end, it is inevitable that at some point, he and Reese and Finch are going to be on opposite sides of a situation, and that is going to get messy when it happens. Still, the powers that be keep saying this show is in danger of being cancelled, which really upsets me because it is so well produced and acted.
We finally got a weak episode of a show and even at it's weakest it's still better than most shows. I agree with the review. for the most part it was a rather lackluster episode, in fact I fell asleep and had to re-watch it later on. I did love the sincerity and sweetness of Reese with the homeless woman...and I just loved that they referenced back to where Reese was..sometimes it's easy to forget about how he was a bum on the streets for a bit...the pilot wasn't that long ago.
I'm also loving these shows like this good wife and blue bloods because it really gives you an inside look at the way some thing really are going on behind the scenes.
I love this show and sometimes its nice when they show little bit more of the characters. Keeps things ingesting and fresh don't give them a bad review or else the execs will cancel the show just like the defenders one of the best shows they had on.
Love this show!
The POI case was different this time around, and we didn't get to see Fusco. The show, however, continues to deliver little nuggets about Reese. We saw that he lived in a homeless camp and was shown the ropes by a homeless woman. We also got to see the return of Elias. As I watched the hour, I knew someone big was pulling the strings. When it appear that the SEC guy was the leader, I did not believe it. He wouldn't have the resources to steal city maintenance trucks nor order higher killers. Then we get to see Carter do her own investigating, and she uncovers that our man Elias was behind the scam. Awesome show.
In contrast to the writer here, I thought once again
it was a great episode. Yes the scene of Reese thanking
her for looking after him almost made me shed a tear.
A side of Reese we never see. But her asking him who is
looking out for him now and his reply, "someone else"
and the cut to Finch bobbing his head back in hearing this
really just shows the affection that continually grows between the two.
Was it just me or did Reese actually look worried when Adam was recklessly driving through the city?
This episode was interesting because it took Reese into the world of high finance and corporate politics that i'm sure Finch was much more familiar with.
I liked the reference back to the drug company case that Reese worked on previously with Zoe.
It seems to me that while just about all these episodes can stand by themselves somehow they are all related too. Makes me wonder if "Root" is working for Elias????
We've had fewer than 20 episodes of this great new show, so I don't think anyone is yet in a position to declare what is "standard" fare.
As for character reveals, we learned that Reese had his own guardian angel during the hard months he was on the street, we had him say a touching simultaneous thank you to both that woman protector and Finch. We saw Carter using her smarts and instincts to delve into the larger picture. We had Finch acting as a sort of semi-action hero.
And of course we had the delicious twist of the re-appearance of Elias at the end. The bad cop who looked up into the surveillance camera on the tape was also a return figure from "Witness," the episode that introduced Elias. So the web is tightening around Carter and Reese in pretty dramatic fashion. What we don't yet know is how much all of the bad guys (CIA agent Snow, crooked cops, Elias) know about Finch and his involvement with the crimefighters.
I found Wall Street intrigue and stock manipulation to be gripping and a welcome extra layer to the violence of the usual confrontations in this great show.
Loved Reese saying "Thank You" to his homeless friend.
You know what is funny on these TV fanatic 'reviews'....the author forgets most of the time that it is supposed to be a REVIEW. Instead they are episode 'critiques'. If that's what it's going to be then say so!
It might not have been a great episode but it was a good hour of television. As POI always is.
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