Person of Interest > Person of Interest Review: Fairly Lethal > Comments Page 4
If this show has batman undertones, we now have batgirl with Shaw. Glad they mixed it up. Amy Acker was also in ABC's Happy Town a couple of years ago. A total opposite of what she plays here. All I can hear her saying from that series was something about a "jumpey castle".
Awesome episode I love Sarah and she was fantastic in this episode. I'm hoping she gets her own show as this character with a cross over every once in awhile.
Even though I missed seeing more of John and Finch, I thoroughly enjoyed this episode! I am a fan of Sarah Shahi, and she definitely played a badass here. While watching this I was wondering if they were setting up a spin-off, but I would much rather see Sarah Shahi join the already impressive cast. It doesn't appear we are getting a new episode next week, but I eagerly await the new next one. Thank you, Jonathan Nolan, I absolutely love POI!!
From the opening graphics of switching to Relevant mode to the end it was a thrill ride, finally they showed the other side of how the Machine works.
Ok fine some people didn't liked this new character and you are entitled to say that but saying it was a wrong move for the show and they want same old formula is a dumb criticism, last 2 episodes were total procedural so it was fine they changed the direction for this episode and did something different, it was ballsy move and totally paid off.
One more thing to remember, Person of Interest is really no different than any other procedural...In all procedurals you really do not know who the perp is...Each presents their scripts to keep you guessing. With that said, POI manages to place SOOO much information in a very logical flow it can be, for me at least...a tad breathtaking. Hopefully, Nolan will be able to sustain this level of intensity for more than just two seasons. This program is amazingly refreshing.....Finally, do you think at some point we will see an episode with a large number of John's kneecap limping victims marching towards him like zombies?
I hated this episode, I don't watch POI for a new character to be the total focal point of an episode. The four stars of the show had so little screentime. I also think Shaw is an unlikeable character she's boring and she's a bitch.
In the final scene I thought it interesting how stiff "John" was...There seemed something wide and stiff lay beneath his coat
They introduced "blue box" characters in this episode, Shaw and her unfortunate partner Cole. I'm guessing that their blue indicator has to do with the fact that they are assets tasked with the Machine's primary function - handling the relevant list - while still remaining ignorant of the Machine's nature. If they ever found out, presumably they would be reassigned a yellow box, as NSA analyst Henry Peck was when Harold revealed the truth to him at the end of episode 1.22. Harold gave Shaw a huge clue when he said during their first meeting that "Research" didn't exist. Will she, like Peck did, continue to dig into this? I think it entirely likely.
I did miss John. That being said, it was a great episode. Poor Leon! However much I missed John and Finch, it was wonderful to see the other application of the machine from a different perspective. It will be interesting to see how Shaw and John mix. John doesn't like killing people, although he excels at it, and Shaw doesn't mind. I really think they couldn't have gotten a better actress for it (Sarah Shahi owned this role) and it's a good contrast to John.
Let's give a shout out to the series creators for creating a stable of kick-ass, strong, complex and different women in Carter, Zoe, Root and Shaw.
The entertainment level was off the charts. No one and I mean no one does it better, right now. The structuring of this show should be used as a blueprint for all other shows. How the arcs all line up and then revert back to angles is just brilliant.
@ Sean McKenna, " This was a very well done episode that proved that Person of Interest really knows how to create interesting story and characters, stand alone episodes and one's that connect to the overarching plot, and a series that never settles for the same old, same old. I'm chomping at the bit for whatever's coming next."
The phone message on that phone number is adorable. Of course, so is Harold.
Nice little Mission: Impossible-style ending, there. (Good to see Bear, too.) I don't mind that the focus was not entirely on Reese and Harold. It was fascinating to see the side of the machine for which it was actually designed, in action.
Root is becoming quite the continuing character, too. The only other shows in which I have seen Amy Acker were both Joss Whedon productions, Angel and Dollhouse. She does a really nice job at batsh*t crazy. I don't expect she will win, but it is nice to see her try ...
Didn't like this episode. Sarah doesn't enunciate & not enough John. Boring!
I didn't think I was going to like not having Reese and Finch in this one very much. Turned out it was very good and made a lot of sense showing the "non relevant" side. Sarah could add another dimension having worked "on the other side" of the numbers.
@Kate, VERY interesting theories you've posed! I'm really anxious to see how this turns out with Root.
I loved Sarah Shahi as a bad ass in this episode! She was great in the role. It'd be nice to see her come to Reese's aid one day or join him in going after someone -Root, perhaps. At any rate, really enjoyable and different episode.
This was a cool episode and I liked how they answered a question I didn't even know I was wondering about...Reese and Finch deal with all the "non relevant" numbers but you forget that the machine still exists and has its primary task and has teams dealing with those "relevant" numbers. I have this theory since we spent the first half of the season basically establishing that the machine is really a form of artifical intelligence and then last week when it didn't view Hirsh as a threat that it knows Root is getting close and either wants to be free (and I do not think Root will be happy with the results) or is trying to bring its team members together to deal with Root.
This episode raised the stakes considerably. Brilliant move by Nolan to show the bigger picture and how the relevant list works.
Before people come on here and say how they didn't like the episode because it didn't have much of Reese or Finch, I think it was great to see a different point of view from a new character. If you want a straight up procedural show with the same characters and formulas each week, there are plenty of shows for you to watch. If you want to watch a show that takes risks and changes the game, then this is your show.
Also, I called the number at the end of the episode, nice little easter egg for the fans!
World expanding episode, rather.
It was fantastic. Reese, Finch and co. may not have been on the screen much, but their presence was definitely felt. I loved how Reese was running interference on the ambush teams and Shaw ended up waking past a bunch of tactical guys who had been kneecapped.
Fantastic world expanding universe, showing us the logical extension of how the Machine might work for the government. Plus, kudos to giving Sarah Shahi her first good role since she played Danielle Reese in Life. Badass Sarah Shahi for the win!
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