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Person of Interest “Truth Be Told” Review (5×03)

10 May

"Truth Be Told" -- Reese’s cover could be blown when he realizes the latest POI has ties to his old colleagues in the CIA, on PERSON OF INTEREST, Tuesday, May 10 (10:00 – 11:00 PM ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Pictured L-R: Amy Acker as Root and Michael Emerson as Harold Finch Photo: Giovanni Rufino/Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. ©2015 WBEI. All rights reserved.

“We don’t get normal lives.”

Early on in “Truth Be Told”, Harold tells Reese that it’s good that he’s attempting to have a normal life, and Reese responds by adding a disclaimer about the supercomputer “bent on world domination”. This exchange, coupled with Reese taking care of some baddies before a lunch with Iris and her parents, help set up the main thrust of the episode, putting the pieces into place for those episode-ending conversations. Simply put, none of these characters are living normal lives because normal lives don’t come with the territory. As Root says, their jobs are all about taking risks, and it’s the only option because the weight of the world is on their shoulders.

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