John watching the video reminded me of another Moffat story involving a video message: the Doctor Who episode "Blink".
Root is insane. There is no putting to rest what side she's on because she thinks she's a prophet of her own personal god - the Machine. And messages from on high tend to get muddled when they're passed through fallible mortals. The fact that she's an utter lunatic certainly doesn't help matters.
The yellow square denotes knowledge of the Machine's existence. Hersh found out about the Machine last season - he had previously known of the existence of "Research" (the codename for the Machine), but didn't know it was actually a massive collection of servers rather than people. The only one of the main cast without the yellow square at this point is Fusco. (Carter earned that yellow square shortly before she was killed when she deduced that Finch was getting his information from some sort of supercomputer he'd built.)
It has gotta be said, Fusco is amazing. Two years sober, dragged kicking and screaming into the light. And here he is, challenging John Reese to fisticuffs in the rain! You tell him, Fusco.
I was suspicious of the "wife" from the start, partly because she was played by Camryn Manheim. (I'm always suspicious of recognizable actors in guest roles!) Though Hersh apparently hasn't properly explained to Control that Finch doesn't actually know where the Machine is any more than she does.
And where is Samaritan now?
One of these days, some show is actually going to do research on Catholic exorcisms and get it right. For one thing, I find it rather dubious that a local parish priest (even a monsignor) would perform an exorcism.
@Nick McHatton - This is not the first time we've seen a cross-Wesen relationship; In "The Thing With Feathers" in season 1, we met a Seltenvogel who was married to a Klaustreich. However, we've never (knowingly) seen the offspring of two different Wesen, only Wesen/human (Renard, the Naiads). We have met someone with two different woges (Genio innocuo/Lowen), but that was due to genetic manipulation in utero.
I completely agree with you on all counts - Person of Interest has impressed me from the very first episode, but "The Devil's Share" takes it to a whole new level. We all knew that Simmons would be dead by the end of the episode, I think, but the drama lay in how we got to that point. And was it ever intense!
Fantastic job all around, but like you I give special praise to Jim Caviezel and Kevin Chapman. They've really gone all in with their performances these past few episodes. And I'm glad I'm not the only one who noticed the Death's Head lighting effect on Reese during his flashback sequence; it was quite eerie, wasn't it? Also, kudos to the costume and makeup departments, as well. Wow!
I was somewhat baffled by the show's depiction of the police dogs - those were clearly not police dogs. For one thing, every police dog I know doesn't work with English commands! It's often Dutch, German, or French. This is partly because the cops don't want the crooks confusing the dogs with conflicting commands. Also, the police dogs I know are a ton more energetic than Raymond, and will often run rings around their partner protectively (which is part of their training, too).
I agree with you on that count. Honestly, I enjoyed the first two episodes, and I hope FOX sticks with this series instead of cancelling it right out of the gate.
I agree, as well. Part of the problem rests with the fact that, let's face it, Robbie Amell does *not* look like a teenager. The actor's what, 25 or so? But Cara's cheating on her boyfriend (while he's away helping a friend through an emotional crisis, no less) is just incredibly wrong on its own.
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