Many Happy Returns

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  • 9.0

    Merry Band of Three

    By svgd, May 24, 2012

    The only reason I rated this show a 9 is because each episode becomes better and better! Love seeing the characters becoming more settled in their roles. The Merry Band of Three are starting to give each other support And space when needed, which became obvious with "get out"! and "trust me"! Feel sorry for Fusco. He seems to be on the outside and more than a little lost. Looking forward to this character maturing and becoming a more important part of the group.moreless

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  • 10

    A true thriller of an episode

    By RoshanGeorge, May 17, 2012

    Out of all the episodes of POI ,i think this was the most thrilling one.It sent chills up my spine.It was not the story ,but it was the intensity of the atmosphere the episode was shot in.James Caviezel (Reese) was undoubtedly the main highlight.He really owned this episode.The episode calmly revealed a large portion of Reese's background story,which was again amazingly unfolded,layer by layer.

    I dont know if its just me or a well thought of idea, i felt the character of Reese being heavily influenced of the Nolan's Batman(Jonathan Nolan ,the head writer of POI ,has also written both The Dark Knight & the upcoming Dark Knight Rises)moreless

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  • 8.5

    more close to the truth than people realize

    By retiredciatype, May 06, 2012

    Having worked in the electronics area of intelligence, people do not realize how many times a day they are videoed and that facial recognition is real. The only thing that holds back a program like Finch's is storage (and that increases daly) and a correlation program .

    There are programs on a small scale. Reese is more like a composite of several guys who have their *** together. I LIKE THE PROGRAM

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  • 9.5

    Many Un-happy Returns

    By JayceeMaycee, May 05, 2012

    There is something so engaging about this series. I really like the careful unpeeling of Reese's past, and the careful unveiling of what makes him who he is. One wonders if Reese's actions with Peter somehow made Finch feel that he could do something about the numbers and really be effective.

    We, the watchers, are already rooting for Reese and Finch because they are the 'good guys', but it's nice to see the way Fusco quickly came to know that, and the way Carter is coming to find that her (reluctant) trust hasn't been misplaced.

    With everything that has been set up thus far, I'm terrified of what lies ahead in the final episodes of this season. I've a feeling it is going to be a very bumpy ride.moreless

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  • 10

    1x21 "Manny Happy Returns"

    By lucianoabc, May 05, 2012

    After 21 episodes, I've come to a conclusion: Reese is Batman. Now jokes aside, this show can't get any better. And thank God is on CBS because otherwise, the producion would't be as expensive and classy... Plus it will probably have 10+ seasons.

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  • 10

    Every new episode is better than the previous one

    By DanielGonal, May 04, 2012

    When is this going to stop? Every new episode becomes my favourite one.

    This show is so under rated at the moment. It needs to be in my country and in most of europe. Period

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  • 10

    "E"motion sickness

    By ChancseR, May 04, 2012

    Wow, what a superb episode!!!

    The acting abilities of Jim Caviezel are outstanding, his ability to show his feelings with just his eyes.

    This episode takes you on a roller coaster ride of emotions with Reese from start to finish. The background information revealed shows how Finch and Reese's life intertwine.

    POI doesn't disappoint and with only 2 episodes left the possibilities are endless.....

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  • 10

    Let's Talk About Reese

    By JooPaulo3, May 04, 2012

    Powerful episode, emotional and show us more about Reese character. The true about what happens with Jessica is heartbreaking. Jim Caviezel did a very good job. Carter find the true about him is a great think too.

    Reese out of control = check

    Reese make the right decision in the end = check

    Reese protect women for bad guys = check

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  • 9.5

    Really emotional episode

    By BlueFlame, May 04, 2012

    Totally engaging episode, draws out lots of emotion.

    Some interesting info comes out re: Johns past, beautifully acted and directed and like jamesoff said "great music selection".

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  • 10

    one of the best episodes

    By protonefrid, May 04, 2012

    If you weren't a fan of Caviezel til now, after watching this episode you'll change your mind. I guess half of the merit goes to the staff and writers and directors but he definitely played his character brilliantly. It's hard to comment without giving away any important information but i must say i felt sorry for Reese throughout the entire show and in the end when Carter found out what happened to the marshal i instantly got a lump in my throat which only grew bigger at the last scene that blew me away completely.

    Finch was awesome as the concerned partner that tries to protect Reese's emotional state, he went out of his way to keep him from knowing of this week's POI, even revealed that he knew his birthday. Luckily for the POI Reese was smart enough to realize something was off and stepped in to save the day. Watching how afraid Finch was that Reese might break down made me feel anxious too.

    Carter showed us some cool detective work alongside with great instinct... finding that picture though was a stroke of luck. She also sensed that something was off so she cut Reese more than some slack... i guess she also felt sorry for the guy. What surprised me a little was their discussion on the side of the road. with her personality i expected her to insist more on him giving over the marshal to her, and i don't get why he didn't tell her what he was going to do with that guy... anyway, this is one of the best episodes so far... i'm going to miss this show during the summer


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