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Person of Interest “Mors Praematura” Review (3×06)

30 Oct

e1e802324a264830c82997e3eb09abebJust a few quick thoughts coming up about this excellent episode…

-The major theme of this season is how much the Machine influences people, good or bad, and I like how ambiguous everything’s become; for it to be everything, it has to include Finch and Reese. This is a show that lets it’s plot unfold organically; it has a structure, but it isn’t afraid to completely shift the dynamics. As much as I like the Finch-Reese focus earlier, I also like the expanding of the world.

-I love the continuity regarding Shaw; although Root and last week’s POI aren’t the same person, they’re both people Shaw can relate to and even connect with. Both relationships started off with some distrust because that’s just who she is, but they grew into something more; yes, Root’s an antagonist (although the show’s really blurring the lines here, which I love), but there’s a mutual respect between the two.

-Also, Root and Shaw have the same name: Sam.

-Usually, these all-powerful groups are introduced into shows, and they end up being annoying. Yet, Vigilance doesn’t seem “all powerful”: they’re a group, they have a goal, and they’re carrying it out. Person of Interest has lots to say about privacy and information, and it’s providing some nice social commentary without coming off as condescending.

-I don’t have any idea what the Machine’s endgame is; Bear could be behind everything, for all I know. It’s using everyone, though, that’s for sure, (save for Root, but then again, just because the Machine is communicating with her doesn’t mean she isn’t just a pawn), and it’s really interesting seeing the transition away from previous seasons. As our view of the Machine changes, each character’s place in this all changes as well.

-So good to see Kirk Acevedo’s still around. In fact, I wouldn’t mind seeing a Fringe-POI crossover in which the POI women and the Olivias go around kicking ass, Finch and Walter argue about things, and Bear and Gene strike up a heartwarming friendship.

-I wish Fusco was playing more of a part in things.

-We also have a short storyline with Laskey and Carter this week.

-“I suppose it’s too much to hope that she tased herself?” “Knowing Shaw, it’s possible.”

-Shaw fighting the guy while Root ate the apple=awesome.

GRADE: A-

Credit to CBS and Person of Interest for all pictures. I own nothing.

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