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Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 14:23

So, my review of episode six can be pretty much summed up with a single, telling picture.  A little something that the props department handed to Jim Caviezel and said, 'Bet you you can't look casual carrying one of these puppies...' 

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 14:28

'It's time we had a talk, you and I.'

And at last, it looks like Finch is getting back in to the game, especially given the final words of the episode.
And it's about damned time, too.

This episode, like some before it, flicks between two seperate times, one is of course the present day and the new number that the Machine has produced in order for the gang to go save or hinder (but we'll get back to that later) while the other starts October 13th, 2001, with Harold Finch and Nathan Ingrams (Brett Cullen) in the development stages of the machine, and when I say development imagine a young child to teenager witht he powers of a God and the urge to go and fire it up some.  It may also be worth noting that due to the implementation of the Gregorian Calendar (the one we use today) this day technically does not exist in the countries of Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain during the Year 1582 AD.  Surely the irony isn't lost on the writers...
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Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 15:38

The Brotherhood are mentioned int he first episode and one can't be sur if they're about to become a new bunch of players or a simple agitation, either way, they're back for a second round, and it's not every day that Elias suggests caution around elements of the underworld.
The episode opens with three very heavily armed goons walking in to a secured building and then, without warning, gunshots and yelling kick up - Samaritan coldly refutes it as irrelevent.  So be it. That's Samaritan for you, but then it forces me to ask a new question: what is Samaritan's goal?  It's important to understand that, working on the assumption that an A.I. isn't motivated by things such as happiness or duty, Samaritan has an objective - an endgame that isn't simply it's own personal survival, so what is it?  World domination?  Control over all of the resources it can muster?  Then what?  What does it want / need?  Which would then usher the question, 'Why...

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Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 12:22

Is it just me, or does an episode early in the series that gets you chuckling throughout usher portents of doom for later in the series?  And since I don't think there was a good 5 minutes where I didn't give a little guffaw I'm wondering how much of a kicking there's going to be involved later on in the storyline.  Plus, this was an episode that let Detective Lional Fusco (Kevin Chapman) out to play somewhat, and it's about time, too!

Opening with a chase, Detectives Riley (John Reese) and Fusco are in hot pursuit, on foot, of a chap who looks entirely frightened.  Fusco remains with the perp as he dashes out across a road and nearly gets wiped out by a car and continues in to a park.  John, on the other hand, boards a tour bus and gains access to the top floor.  The perp sprints through the park in amongst a crowd of people, Fusco really trying his best to keep up with the spry runner.
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Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 13:10

The season premier promised us that we were going to be on a bit of a rollercoaster this series, and the second episode has shown us the first hill to climb before the drop in to uncertain high veolcity hijinks, except that the hill is covered in private military contractors, crazy mathematical problems and a chase to acquire a prize that only the winner will truly appreciate.

We open in the dark, Finch carefully welding away when his phone alerts him to a text message.  Perplexed, Finch goes to his 'late night snack' only to find out that Reese has just pulled a number and has put him in to the same diner as the mark.  Finch, somewhat disgruntled at the fact that Reese has thrown him in to field work by duplicitous means (something of a hoist for his own petard), is unconvinced that he should be getting involved with the Machine's machinations and more trying to stay in role and obfuscated from Samaritan's panopticonic gaze, argues that there would be no point...

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Friday, September 26, 2014 - 12:23

Previously on Person of Interest...  3 awesome years of captive storytelling, ruthless action and some damned fine suits.

But seriously, Year One introduced us to the core members of the show:
Harold Finch (Michael Emmerson... YAY!!!), a genius computer science programmer, whose previous injuries have left him with limited movement, and obfuscated resources that seemed at times to be without limit and access to 'The Machine' which provided him with the Social Security number of a person whose immediate future was either that of a criminal or a victim.
John Reese (Jim Caveizel... who IS Jesus), an ex-cia black-ops specialist whose field experience and personal detachment from events is second to none, hired by Finch to execute interventions covertly and provide either protection or a thoroughly unleasant whupping.
Detective Jocelyn Carter (Taraji P...

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