Person of Interest > Person of Interest Review: Love and Death > Comments Page 2
I enjoy this show! I look forward to it each week.
There is always some humor, which I like.
I like Cal and would like to see Carter go on a date!
I liked watching the flashbacks of Grace and Finch.
Looks like Fusco has a new lady friend!
What could be better than a Jacob and Ben reunion! LOL
@DeAnn - I'm glad I wasn't the only one who had a sneaking suspicion about Fusco's new lady friend. Is it any coincidence that her cousin is a cop? And she sure seemed eager to stick around with Fusco when he was called up by Finch. Think about it: your date gets summoned to work a stakeout, and your first instinct is to share it with him? A guy you just met? If she's not in HR, there's a good chance she's an HR affiliate.
I liked the story enough this week and don't care if Carter and Reese get together in the future. I would prefer that they did not. However, what I did love this week were the little ticks that Carter and Fusco did regarding their "love" interests. Fusco had nailed the puppy dog look perfectly and Carter had that little breath out that indicated that she was about to jump out from a cliff before she said yes to dinner. Its those little details that make this show so enjoyable to watch.
Suncatcher, I totally agree with you and Dreamrose on the humor and the witty banter between characters, particularly Reese and Finch. And I loved (and laughed at) that excerpt from the show that you put in your comment! The more I know about the characters, the more I enjoy watching them each week. Both my son and I laughed at Reese using the nail gun during the later fight sequence, and I always marvel at how graceful and easy Jim Caveziel makes those fights look...he never seems to break a sweat, even when he's fighting more than one bad guy. I also loved seeing the tender, romantic side of Finch, whose scavenger hunt to the Guggenheim made me cry, because I could see how Grace was moved by his care in setting her up to see her favorite painting. What a sweetie!And I am glad that both Carter and Fusco have romantic interests, but I have a feeling Fusco's lady friend isn't who she seems to be. I think she's in with HR, and will get him killed.
But if John and Carter get together, what happens to poor Zoe? I really like her and I think she is much more suited to coping with Reece's baggage than anyone else. And I rather liked the look of Carter's new potential love interest. Also, Zoe could eat Grace for breakfast.
See, if Carter and Fusco get second chances at love with new partners, why not Reece as well, and then Finch doesn't have to heat up the cold soup with Grace. I think he needs a new love interest, preferably a spunky, non-stereotypical librarian-type like myself, but please, at least someone less starry-eyed and a little more suited to life in the big city with a group of crime-fighting vigilantes.
You heard it here. I see John and Carter getting romantically involved down the road.
@ dutifuldaughter - I think you might have something when you say, "...what was right for the Finch of 2006 is not going to work with the Finch of 2012."
Grace and Harold were perfect for eachother in 2006 as they are both quiet people who love the arts (she is an illustrator)and taking quiet walks together. The 2012 Finch has probably been permanently changed - by Reese and Carter and Fusco and all the other characters in his new circle! Think Harold poking the guy in the eye and flaming on drugs and throwing his body on the guy at the train station to save him from Root and playing ball with Bear and much more. It's a brand new Harold. Finch has been "Reesonized!" Grace may not recognized the new Finch model.
Didn’t Mark Pellegrino also play a double role in an episode of “Castle” last season? He played both a 1940s mobster and his 2011 grandson in the episode “Blue Butterfly” and he was terrific in that too. Yeah, maybe this guy should be given his own show.
Is it just me, or I am I not the only one who finds Grace a bit of a snooze? (It's not Carrie Preston's fault; I just don't like the way she's written.) She just seems so airy-fairy compared to the other strong female characters in the series. I'm rather hoping they don't get back together, since I think what was right for the Finch of 2006 is not going to work with the Finch of 2012. then again, I may be biased as i feel there is only one woman for Harold Finch and that woman is me.
I actually thought one of the funnier lines was Finch claiming he worked as a docent at the Guggenheim. As if.
@Dreamrose - You are absolutely right about the understated humor of POI!
The all serious Finch comes across as a complete riot when he says lines like this to Reese (from last night):
Finch: You know, Mr. Reese, it did occur to me we could leave the Drakes to their own devices.
Reese: Well, that's pretty mercenary of you, Finch. I kind of like it.
Finch: If that's the case, I may have crossed some moral threshold.
POI writers craft these gems - then plunk them in the middle of very serious, edge-of-your-seat episodes. You don't expect it and that makes them even funnier, I think! One of the reasons this show is such a hit is its custom tailored lines that so beautifully fit each cast member - some of which break the tension and just make us laugh out loud, while covering our eyes. : )
When I watch each week, I think "it can't get any better", but this was great! I loved the fleshing out of each character. Carter accepting the date from her coworker, Fusco connecting with a pretty lady, and Finch! Finch was so romantic and so caring with his lady! He has such a nice smile! I hope somehow, the writers can come up with a premise where he and the redhead can get back together! And lets not forget the dog eating a danish(nice play on words, Reese!) Awesome episode, as always.
No matter the story line. No matter how different it is from week to week. It seems to always work. Whoever did the casting for this show really "gets it". Great stuff.
@Suncatcher - One underrated aspect of this show is the humor. Obviously, most of the focus is on the drama and serious nature of the content, but both Finch and Reese have some downright hilarious lines. The humor might be dry as the Sahara desert at time, but still really funny. "Marriage counseling", indeed!
Good to see Dr Burton come over from Army Wives ....always liked him ...and he'd work in here just fine ..
I'm definitely NOT a lame commercial network guy ...but I'll slum any Thur night for POI and Elementary ... With those 2, CBS gets it right !
PS - I was at a seminar last night. I was worried about missing POI. Then the professor, a very high end attorney, dismissed us early saying, "I can't miss Person of Interest!" Most chimed in, "me neither!" And we ALL raced out the door!
I did really enjoy this episode, but someone I correspond with made a salient comment: This could have been a Valentine's Day episode. It would be perfect.
I really liked this episode. It was so balanced - "classic" POI. The writers absolutely nailed the cast, played to their strengths and characters, while continuing to grow our knowledge of their back stories, and serving up a nifty mystery. Not too many shows with the husband & wife putting contracts out on each other. Loved it! Also, I felt the lines in this one were the funniest this season.
Reese: I'm proud of you, Finch. You've really gotten comfortable with your breaking and entering duties.
Finch: Thank you for appreciating my descent into deviant behavior.
Finch: Although, though, unlike other couples, you've opted for murder instead of divorce. I suppose I should commend you for being so goal-oriented.
And, Bear got his "doggie Danish" and dutifully followed Finch frantically walking in circles around his desk. Bear may be taking on Finch's characteristics...
Love, love, love POI.
Didn't Ben kill Jacob on Lost? I kept waiting for some homage to that, like the Count of Monte Cristo nod, or the Savannah mention, but nothing. Too bad.
The flashback scenes easily stole the show for me - really the acting is so good even in places that shows generally write off like these. Also, it wasn't just the scenes themselves but the amazing haunting music - I almost tuned out the scenes listening to it.
First, I absolutely agree with your assessment of Mark P. he is a terrific actor and I honestly would not mind seeing him as a guest star on every TV series, he just creates these characters and we do not see him as Satan, Jacob, or Gavin. Wait, isn't it time he gets his own show. Terrific actor. Second, I was amazed how outraged I felt when I thought Fusco had been shot - Again. I thoroughly enjoy this show and tune in regularly to see what Reese and Finch are doing. But is is nice to see these other fine actors.
For me, the best parts of this episode - far and away - were Finch's flashback sequences. Michael Emerson shines as Finch in love, and the scenes between him and real-life wife Carrie Preston are beautifully touching, despite the tragedy of knowing how the relationship will end.
I though this episode was great. Action, humor, heartbreak, and a little love mixed in, which would explain striving for the all around love angle. The characters need some depth and it will be done in small doses. This show will not end up like Grey's Anatomy. Lost's Ben did end up meeting Jacob .... because ..... well ..... he stabbed him.
The married couple was prototypical of couples that have a lot on their plate and lose sight of their marital vows when something traumatic happens to them.
Couple that with an insanely competitive world of publishing and you understand how they could lose sight of what made them tick as a couple.
Reese, as usual, was pretty smooth, though I do feel his time in the CIA and personal pain with his ex-girlfriend does hinder his chances to get close to someone on an intimate level. Though one wonders when/if Zoey will be getting closer to John as the season(s) progress.
Not one of my favorite POI episodes. It looked as though it was striving to stress the all around love angle, even between the feuding couple. Interesting, though, to see Ben and Jacob reunited again (Lost fans will understand). Oh wait...Ben never actually saw Jacob on Lost.
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