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Great ep. I especially loved seeing more of the machine's evolution and of course Finch and Grace.
Person of Interest meets Green Acres John with his high powered Jag Zoe with her fancy cocktail drinks... PERFECT!! I'm a guy's guy from DC ( Ground Zero 4 women power players) and I like the the way the main women characters & POI's are written(Joss & Zoe's interactions w/John
are great) A "pat on the back" 2 all the back-room staff writing casting(Alicia Witt..bring her back!) props ... u guys n gals are great.
@Mia I am with you, the humor is so fantastic.
Another stellar episode. Love this show more and more each week.
Alicia Witt is the redhead, and she was on the TV show Cybill, but that was from 95-98. More recently than that she was on Law & Order: Criminal Intent and also Friday Night Lights.
What sitcom was the redhead in?
Enjoyed this episode even though it lacked some of the excitement of last week's show. Reese in the suburbs with Zoe was a great deviation from the city. Their banter and the chemistry works great. I did not expect the targeted victim to turn himself in. That's one of the many things that is great about this show - the unexpected twists and turns. The historical back story was good also.
Another great episode -
I realise that they did not have much of Carter in this episode. I liked the fact that Reese chose to listen to her about about confronting those men. I saw her as the moral compass here.
I was able to see a part where Zoe was introducing herself to Carter as John's wife. A bit insecure for a successful woman. I liked Carter's reaction though. WTH!! I am not sure what the writers were trying to do there. Based on the articles I don't think I missed much. I might be able to catch up later on.
Kevin Chapman tweeted that he was finishing a movie and that's why he wasn't in this episode.
I know a lot of people have complained that this season isn't as edgy and dark as last season, but I'm enjoying seeing Reese and Finch have a laugh and enjoy themselves a bit - they definitely deserve it. With Stanton and Snow back and HR not dead yet and The Machine's mysterious protectors in the background, we're sure to go back to the darkness of the first season. But the humor is so fantastic that I'm not in any hurry for it to return.
When I slum on the lame commercial networks on the week days , after I watch all my pay cable /PBS Sunday shows ....Person of Interest is the only must watch program ....
I'm a guys guy. I only like watching Sports, News and now,
Person of Interest. Sports and news is wonderful and sometimes
disappoints. P.O.I. never disappoints. Another great great episode.
@Bill - my last sentences got cut off and should read:
Maybe what you are trying to say is that you are wishing for a lot more action? I'm sure we will see that again very soon. Don't quit on POI yet!
@Bill - Only trying to help here. Having a hard time comparing the "Matsya Nyaya" ("armored car") S1 episode to "The High Road" S2. "Matsya" was very dark, intense, CIA, HR & Fusco heavy, with flashbacks of Reese & Stanton in China being shot and almost blown up by US aircraft and ended with Stanton making it to NYC and killing Snow's partner and shooting Snow in the knee. It was very dramatic and a thriller while "High Road" was a more subdued light hearted episode, with no spies, no HR, no Fusco with only warm flashbacks to Reese seeing his machine growing like the child he never had and meeting Grace in the end. Only commonality I can see are the attempted robberies but even those were totally different - and the perpetrator even turned himself in to the law. While the perp in "Matsya" was killed by his "girlfriend" who then was killed by HR who was then killed by Fusco thus saving Reese. These seemed like very different episodes. Maybe you are wishing for a lot more
Anyone else have the thought that Reese and Zoe would be playing, ah, *strip* poker when they stayed the extra night in the 'burbs? Just the tiniest smirk on Reese's face when she suggested they stay in for more poker... Jim Caviezel excels at imbuing emotion into the smallest expressions. So good at being so understated.
I missed Fusco and there wasn't much of Carter but aside from that it was another great episode. Reese in the suburbs was amusing. I love Bear and all the humor he provides. Zoe is always fun to watch even though it didn't seem to fit to call her in the way that they did. Just how much does she know about what Reese and Finch do? It sometimes seems implausible that she doesn't ask questions. I love how socially inept they both seem in dealing with normal people. And staying another night for poker? Sure.
The machine background is continually enjoyable. I love the fondness Finch has with the machine...almost like a father /child bond. The machine feels more and more like a sentinel being.
I like this quiet little idea that they are spreading throughout the flashbacks of Finch teaching the machine with having the overarching threat of someone like Root out there who wants to 'free' the machine. Like you wonder if Root is ever successful, will the machine continue to follow its main directive to protect everyone, even at the expense of Finch, or its sort of main point that the machine's first, um, instinct(?) is to serve Finch first and foremost. And does the machine have some sort of sentience to it, so, you know, it might be mad that Finch locked it up..
Great show but the script is almost a repeat of the "armored car" episode from last year, but moved to the suburbs.
I love this show and watch every week.
Last year I was captivated and my interest was peaked throughout each episode.
NOT this year.
Something better improve or I'm out. But please, not gratuitous SEX like every show on ABC or every other show on CBS.
My only real complaint is the apparent knee-jerk need to mock the suburbs - "What do people do for fun in the suburbs?" I was rolling my eyes at that one. The answer to that, Mr. Reese, it we do very much the same things that people in the city do, it just might take a longer drive to get there. (As a bonus, I live within a half hour of Disneyland, so TAKE THAT, Mr. City-is-so-much-cooler-than-the-suburbs!) On a side note, the cop who gave him a ticket for parking in the red zone must have been having a really bad day, because most cops I know would be perfectly happy to just have him move along.
Completely agree with your great review. The show has the perfect amount of humor along with the best parts of "Batman" vigilante from Mr. Reese. Thursday is definitely the highlight of my week!
Love the series and loved the episode, but I wish we could get, for once, a wife/girlfriend who is not so ok with all the lying about the past/lots of bad actions. We already got that at least three times (Triggerman/Mission Creep/High Road). Where are the women who get offended and go away? It's like they always forgive, and we know that it doesn't always happen.
Every Thursday night I tell myself, there's no way POI can deliver yet another 5 star episode and every Friday morning I tell myself, they did it again! I have never seen another series like this one that has now given us 29 perfect - or near perfect episodes - from day 1. Writing, acting, production, yeeesshhhkahh! This is better than sprinkles on donuts!
(Loved when Finch reminded Bear about "boundaries"). SavhCaro said it here already - the writers write to the actors strengths (and whoever did the casting was a genius). My favorites last night:
- the machine fixing up Finch (and he was smart enough to realize it);
- Zoe introducing herself to Carter, "I'm John's wife."
- the end when Zoe reminded Reese he lost big at poker and suggested staying another night to win it back. (Wink. Wink.)
I predict next week will be 30 for 30. Pass the sprinkles, Bear! : )
Fabulous! POI is turning into my favorite hour of TV.
I loved loved LOVED this episode. One of the best things about POI is you really don't know what to expect from week to week. They keep it fresh and lively.
Zoe & Reese as a couple was so well done. They were certainly two 'fish out of water'.....neither is domesticated. I actually laughed out loud at Reese in the hardware store in a suit! And Zoe carrying the dirty ambrosia bowl back over to Connie......NOBODY does that! LOL!
Also love the 'shout out' for Jim Caviezel's unreleased movie "Savannah" when Zoe introduced him as her 'exotic dancer friend Savannah'....bet that was one disguise he never used in the CIA! But I would have paid good money to see his 'act'! LOL!
The writers certainly 'know' their actors and write to their strengths. Who would have thought that Jim Caviezel or Michael Emerson could be so funny? The dry humor one-liners are perfect for Reese & Finch.
My heart went out to Finch as he was 'guided' by The Machine to Grace. I think The Ma
Finch wasn't being stingy. The dog ate them off before Reese picked that one up. That's why he said that he wouldn't patronize that doughnut place again if he were Finch. Because dog saliva is not tasty.
Thanks Sean for the great review, I really enjoyed this episode, loved the flashbacks, and I believe that the Machine kinda pick Grace for Harold, Loved Zoe she is Fantastic and the way she introduce her self to Carter was fun too, Carters new car is awesome so as her new hairstyle, where was Fusco? I loved the story it was simple but beautiful, everything was perfect to me, an hour of Joy, I voted 5 stars.
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