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Person of Interest Review: Finch's Anatomy

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I'm sure I sound like a broken record, but Person of Interest just keeps on dishing out well written, directed and acted episodes.

Taking a creative spin and turning a lifesaving doctor into a potential killer, "Critical" even upped the ante by introducing another nemesis to Reese and Finch's rogues gallery, sending Carter deeper into Reese's secret world and getting Finch out of that dusty library he calls home.

It's tremendous how a show that could so easily be trapped within standard procedural parameters continues to explore outside them.

Reese Under Attack

There's always something new to discover, even when the episodes have already found a nice way to work in a story that's mixed with drama and humor, while incorporating captivating characters.

Take, for instance,  Leon, who humorously showed back up in trouble again. Except rather than leave him as a one-off joke, he provided useful expertise to the heroes. He's got that unique personality that's as smarmy as it is oddly charming, while making the possibility for his return both likely and welcome.

The same could be said for former MI-6 operative Wesley, in that he delivered another competent opponent for Reese. He had a posh demeanor covering up his ruthless and top notch tactics, and his unknown past with Reese made him more than just a bad guy for the episode.

In a way, Wesley seems a lot like what Root is for Finch. They both are fascinated by worthy opponents.

Reese never fails to disappoint in his abilities - and his guiding of Amy through the park with a phone, while similar to a scene in The Bourne Ultimatum, had positive results.

And of course we got to see Reese kick an enemy into a car windshield. Would you expect anything less?

But it was Finch back in the field that allowed for the drama in the hospital to be that much more enticing.

His character, while always great even when he's just telling Reese what's going on behind his computer, really opens up when he's out and about.

We get to see his distaste for hospitals, his concern for the person of interest and how uncomfortable he is when having to help assistant a surgery.

Finch even managed to have his own chance to spring into action when he bashed the backup doctor over the head. Although his best moment had to be staring in horror and saying, "Oh dear. Look at it. It's squishy."

Of course, it's a real treat that the episode, like its previous counterparts, goes beyond just saving the one person. Instead, while all of the doctor suspense and spy vs. spy was taking place, Carter was being pulled more into Reese's unknown world. She was on a parallel mission that had nothing to do with the hospital and business blackmail.

Turns out Snow really wanted to let Reese know that "she" is going to do something terrible.

As viewers, we know that "she" is Reese's former CIA partner, Kara. The question remains, though, is she just extracting revenge on the people who betrayed her or will she turn into her own formidable foe that Reese has to take out?

Similarly, Carter's interests in the whole situation really do bring up a dangerous notion that Reese pointed out. But, yes, we do really want to know more.

Review

Editor Rating: 4.5 / 5.0
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Rating: 4.5 / 5.0 (158 Votes)

Sean McKenna is a TV Fanatic Staff Writer. Follow him on Twitter.

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Homofobs, homofobs everywhere.

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Gay was happy before gay became homo. Bring back the wholesome, innocent shows.

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Show feels the need to push the homosexual lifestyle as normal and acceptable two episodes in a row. Disturbing, but predictable.

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I am glad it wasn't just me who had a issue with the whole gay marriage thing that pushed in this episode. They couldn't just leave it with a gay couple, they had to be married with a close up of the ring. Kinda seemed like they are shoving it in my face. This is very upsetting since this is my favorite show.

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I always enjoy reading your reviews Sean. The same can’t be said for some of the homophobic comments below. Small-minded people will always be small-minded.

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All sorts of news to report:
- Ken Leung has been signed by NBC for their new pilot, "After Hours" about doctors working the late shift. If it succeeds, Leung will be the series regular. (No more POI???)?
- Good news - Jim Caviezel was included in People Magazine's current issue of their sexiest men 2012. Bad news - he's a tiny little photo on page 136 of a group of graying men who are still sexy. Did I say "little photo?" He was in good company BUT, he's probably the hottest property on TV today! People should be arrested for trying to write - under the influence of blindness!
- TV Guide this week has an article on BEAR!!! Not sure what page, but he's there! Good boy! Michael Emerson is in the photo taking Bear for a walk.
(Bear should have been included in People's 2012 Sexiest Men)!!! ; )

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An excellent episode, other than the unnecessary "lesbian" angle. Hollywood is just sick.

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Sad that a good solid show is heading down the homosexual path. Another attempt to make people think gay is normal. Calling a gay woman's lover a "wife" is insulting to everyone who knows better.

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Leon's "Lenny & Squiggy" entrance LOL. C'mon guys u should know by now the creators/writers like to operate in the "gray" and take liberties with the plot lines. THAT'S WHAT MAKES THE SHOW SO ENTERTAINING!! It's like a comic book set in the real world. And since I live/travel in the "Acela Corridor", I appreciate the show's character diversity. Remember, the show is set in NYC lower Manhatten, "EVERYBODY" lives/works etc there. Reese/Wesley spy vs spy mutual respect very James Bond classy. The use of previous POIs as "assets" nice. Carter's empathy towards Agent Stone's situation... great dignity. Carter's new dilemma YES!

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Bom o certo mesmo que o Reese vai ter muita complicação ainda pela frente. O ponto forte neste episódio que eu particularmente achei fraquinho, foi o Urso, eta cãozinho lindo não?