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Andy, as for your second point (can't argue first) i actually think it makes perfect sense that Root got away while Reese checked Finch and got him out. Whether or not they admit it, and i know i hate it when this is thrown around in shows when it doesn't REALLY apply, i really feel they have a family love for each other. So when Reese saw Finch(i admit to almost crying tears of joy) his first reaction was 'check for injuries and get him the hell out,' b/c when he saw he hadn't been shot, he still couldn't be sure Root hadn't hurt him earlier. Even i thought she would.
All i know is if someone had my best friend hostage and i had the chance to get her away, i know the best thing would be to do what i can to stop the bad guy(assuming i had the ability) but the fact is my love and defensiveness for her would, i believe, put getting her to safety away from danger at the forefront. just my point of view:)
Awesome episode. I'm almost waiting for them to have a bad episode, but
This is not meant to be a shot. No, I am not the vocabulary police. Just asking about the phrase "Reese was honed in on one person: Root." I was taught "hone" means "sharpen". The phrase "home in" means "to target". Is this one of those instances where a misunderstood sound-alike is substituted for the correct phrase, and no one cares ? Or does "sharpen" over "target" make sense in the sentence ?
Virg where you live on mars? POI is nowhere near of being cancelled. This series is growing stronger every week and thank god there are tons of good series proving the procedural mumbo jumbo is not the only way to have solid fanbase, go back to watch some cops BS and have fun.
Solid episode. Not the best, but very solid. This may seem like nitpicking, but the only two parts that I didn't like were :
1. When Sam gives the license plate #, my wife & I couldn't figure out if she was 1 digit off or not, because if not, why wouldn't they find Russell in 2 seconds. Plus, even if she was, wouldn't law enforcement tried to compare any similar license plates?
2. Didn't like how Root got away. Reece is not one to let people get away, and yet he checks if Finch is shot and walks the other way. Just didn't believe it. I understand she has to get away, but how about security officers mistakently thinking Reese fired the shot and pouncing on him, allowing her to get away, as opposed to just running away with no pursuit?
Again, nitpicking, but the 2nd one bothered me.
Lastly, I'll bring this up - what is the possibility that the fact that Root thanked Reece at the end for finding the other girl makes her think that maybe there is a "good code" in people, a
The writing on this show is fabulous! This (besides NCIS and Sons of Anarchy) has become my favorite show to watch. I'd love to see outtakes. So glad Finch and Reese are back together. I loved it last season when Finch gave Reese his own apartment. Fusco with the dog was hilarious! Hope to see more of the dog too. And Carter and Reese working together was a treat. Keep 'em coming!! :)
Totally agree with all the praise. Enough twists and turns for all. No one has yet, mentioned the victim tied up with Finch who turned the tables on Root only to have them turned back on him again. Great drama.
And no one wears a white shirt better than John!
Wow. Still catching our breath from last night! Yay! Finch is back - and safe! With the great POI writers you NEVER know where they are going to take you -or when! We could not assume for one minute that Finch would be saved or unharmed in episode 2. Have followed this show since the pilot. It is a huge hit now with over 14 million viewers (Nielsen) each week - and pushing #1 NCIS numbers! POI was #8 in Nielsen's top 25 Most Viewed shows last week. Love this great show and our new heros!
PS - We want to see more of Fince and Fusco!!! 2 superb actors!
As a retired, old lady English teacher with husband a retired history teacher, we LOVE this show. Husband leaves football game to see this! Love the literary reference of Flowers for Algernon! Hope people who don't know this short but important book get and read it! (For other reads that connect--Brave New World, 1984, all those books you were supposed to read in high school/college but didn't.) This show fascinates because the characters are complex, multi-level, and unpredictable; plots challenge us; the themes are universal and complex. That is the whole deal: complexity. Jim Caviezel and Michael Emerson are amazing actors. And Jim C. is Hot!
My favorite line/moment of the episode was when Carter walked into the motel room and asked, "Why is there a crossbow on the bed?!" LOL. I don’t think Reece ever did give her an answer. Heee.
Was a great show, really kept my interest...the surpise about who root was, caught me off guard...all the turns in the plot were good
Still don't know why they have to mess up a great show like this. They had a winning primis with crime of the week. WHY this? Hope they go back before this gets canceled.
Great episode. This show gets better and better. And line for the night,"What's a crossbow doing on the bed." Answer: "It's okay, we're friends now."
Margo Martindale's usual 5star performance must be mentioned as making this another fine episode in a well crafted series. I enjoy the contrast/comparison between Finch and Reese, excellent acting and writing. I disliked Carter last year but so far this year, they have toned toned down the whiney self righteous attitude. Love Fusco's character, he has so many funny scenes. Always fine to see Amy Ackerman, believable sociopath. Look forward to the next episode.
Another fantastic episode!
No one gets into more fights than John and I love watching him kick butt every time, sometimes he gets beat up too but the other guys always end up worse!
I was so glad that Reese found Finch so quickly.
I liked when Carter told Fusco she would buy him a drink. Everyone has pushed him off as a bad/dirty cop but he should not be under estimated.
I was totally not expecting Root to be the blond girl, I am sure people out there saw it coming but not me!
Looking forward to 2 weeks from now...
Love the way it travels, on many different levels.
I really want John and the Lady cop to remain close, other wise things
wont get done.
@POI 1001 - Yup, you're right. Thanks for noticing. No idea why I put Sara down. All fixed!
@RandomCommentor - I like your take on the Flowers for Algernon reference. That's what is so great about stuff like that, it really gets people thinking about the story as a whole and that larger picture.
Great review. Just one thing, I think her name was Sam, not Sara.
Absolutely fantastic! This series delivers superb stories week after week since it began. And agreed - great review.
Fantastic Episode. The episode started out rather normally leading us to believe it was going to be cut and dry/black and white somewhat like the somewhat mediocre premiere, but then a very sharp turn. A case that even ties into the narrative of one of the show's arcs.
Amy Acker was amazing. Emerson was great as well, but his role was (rightly) more subtle, and he's pretty good at that stuff.
My only real beef was that more of this should have been in season premiere instead of the borderline implausible parts.
As for Flowers for Algernon, perhaps that's a double reference to Root knowing was really happened to the kidnapping and curse of doing so with her intelligence. She's close to the case, so if she did try to interfere more personally the police might be able to put the puzzle pieces together, so perhaps she doesn't risk it? Just one random tired take on that one, well put, reference.
Forget to thank you Sean, really great review.
Amazing Episode, 5 stars.
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