Person of Interest "All In" Review: What Happens in Atlantic City...

Person of Interest S02E18: "All In"

Is Manhattan in the middle of a city-wide truce or something? Is the Machine longing for a vacation and living vicariously through Reese and Finch? It's been a month since we've had a Reese & Finch case set in the Big Ol' Apple. I can only assume that criminals were too busy loading up on 64oz. cups of Mountain Dew and Mr. Pibb in anticipation of the soda ban that was supposed to go into effect this week. Crooks need their go-go juice! 

This week's episode, "All In," took Reese and Finch out to the wretched, awful, dilapidated, can't-carry-Vegas's-jockstrap excuse for a gambling destination Atlantic City, where old people go to die after they lose their pensions on nickel slots and shrimp cocktails (not even prawns, we're talking those lousy little bay shrimp!). This week's number belonged to a senior named Lou (Spencer: For Hire's Ron McLarty), who was seemingly so old that he couldn't even read the numbers on his playing cards because he was one terrible gambler. After a few hacks into the online blackjack machines (LOL!) to track Lou's casino loyalty card, Finch discovered that Lou had been losing a few grand a day and was nearly half a mill in the hole. But Lou had also been as broke as a sociology major for some time, so tell me old man, where was all this money coming from?

It was a fun set-up for a few reasons. First, we're clueless as to what's going on right alongside Reese and Finch and the case unfolded slowly, allowing the intrigue of Lou's situation to dominate while Reese and Finch watched him from afar. Second, A CASINO! The predictable Ocean's 11 homages (long shots of people pushing casino carts!) and James Bond references ("I was an international spy, Finch. I know how to play Baccarat.") were great, and Person of Interest respected its elder influences knowing that if it weren't for them, it wouldn't be here today. These two things made for a good time in the well-paced standalone story, which ended up 

After snooping and tailing crotchety old Lou in pharmacies and at Baccarat tables, Reese and Finch finally got the truth: the casino owner was squeezing old people to launder drug money by having them lose thousands at his casino. It's a fiendishly corny plan: the Fogey Squad would go to pharmacies where they'd pick up prescription bottles full of thousands of dollars, then they'd take that cash to the casino and hit on 19 or bet on the Charlotte Bobcats. Ha ha, I got a kick out of this. Person of Interest can be ludicrous in the best ways. 

But the episode quickly became about the little guy versus the big guy, when Lou revealed that, with the help of his wife's advice from her deathbed many years ago, he wasn't going out like a chump and was going to take the casino for every dirty dime he helped launder. See, Lou happened to be one of the city's best cardsharps (not card shark as I thought for the first 99 percent of my life), so Finch lent him a million bucks to help him win it back. Then Lou CHEATED his way to pocketing about 20 million dollars through hand switcheroos to hit nines (the Baccarat winning hand) all day. Sure, why not?

The victory was short-lived as Mr. Casino Owner wised up to their cheatin', and soon Reese, Finch, Lou, and Leon (more on him below) were in the one room of a casino you don't want to be in: the ones with the blood-crusted vices where scammers are taught not to mess with The House. There's a completely silly game of Russian Roulette played, but it's worth it when Lou revealed he slight-of-handed the bullet out of the gun and then punched the casino owner in the face. This certainly obeyed the unwritten law of entertainment, which states: "Anything old people do is infinitely more awesome than if a younger person did it." Finch turned in some hacked documents indicting the casino owner, and his elderly-abusing ass was thrown in the slammer. Later, Finch handed over that two-million-dollar watch that was given to Reese by the millionaire tech genius from "One Percent" to Lou, telling him that if he fixed it (Lou was a watch repairman of course) he could keep it and buy that diner he's always wanted. Yay! Good guys win!

While Reese was getting free cocktails on the casino floor and Finch was playing cards in a diner, things were much more serious with Carter and HR. Detective Bill Szymanski (the Geico guy) was under heat after supposedly getting set up by HR conveniently before Szymanski was supposed to testify against Russian gangster Peter Yogorov. Alonzo Quinn (Clarke Peters) kept Szymanski off the witness stand in hopes of partnering with the Russian mob for funds to help rebuild the crippled HR. Despite Carter's attempts to prove that Szymanski is clean, Quinn was willing to go one step further and murdered Szymanski and his lawyer, ensuring that Yogorov would be eating Borscht with his other Russian mobster friends later that day. I hope Geico has good life insurance, Szymanski! And because Person of Interest villains are a special kind of loony, Quinn had his own man shoot him in the shoulder to make for a believable story about a gunman shooting everyone. Do not mess with HR.

The emotional punch of the episode came near the end, as Finch and Lou bonded over the loss of loved ones. When Lou found out that Finch's love Grace was still alive and kicking, Lou smacked Finch upside the head and told him to go get her. But poor Finchy, he just can't and *sniff* it tears him apart. "I'll grow old with her, Mr. Reese, just from afar. Beyond that, it's best not to think about it." And that's the sound of my heart shattering into a million tiny pieces.

"All In" worked as both a standalone and a mythology episode, splitting the episode between fun and serious business. It was certainly a better episode than last week's, but I'm still grouping into the big middle pack of Person of Interest episodes. Entirely satisfying, but my brain is still intact.



NOTES OF INTEREST

– "All In" brought back Leon (Ken Leung)! I love how the guy is on the Machine's speed dial, and that any time he's in trouble (as he was with Nigerian scammers in the episode's opening scene), he knows Reese is going to save his ass. This was what, his third time being a number? Great recurring gag that I hope never ends. And hooray for Bear getting some action in the field! 

– I'm still concerned about Cal Beecher and how dirty he is. Yes, he made the call that turned in Szymanski, but was he doing it as part of HR or because he saw the evidence? And how tight is his connection to HR? Is he being roped into working for them against his will? I'm guessing he's not entirely clean, but he's definitely not entirely bad, either. HR is probably holding something over his head so that he's forced to work with them. That's my official call! 

– I may be wrong, but isn't Baccarat really hard to lose at because it's simply a game of chance? Don't you just pick Banker, Player, or Tie and the cards fall where they lie? Upon further investigation, there are two variants of Baccarat that do involve skill, but they're rare and the overwhelming favorite for American casinos is the version where no skill is involved. 

– Really bummed they didn't squeeze in some scenes of Reese playing cards. Lots of missed potential there! 

– As Finch was hacking the blackjack machine: "The game is so eager to let me play, it's allowing my malware to slip through." How does Michael Emerson say these lines without cracking up? 

– Those cuts to scenes of dudes who've been freshly beaten up by Reese never get old.

 


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Great show to work on, Can't wait to do it again!
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Totally didn't recognize Ron McLarty from "Spenser for hire"! Damn, this guy got old! Oh and Tim, it's Spenser with a S. Like the poet. :) But thanks for reminding me of that show, now I feel almost as old as Mr. McLarty. :)
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Ron McLarty was outstanding!
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Bird names Finch has used:

Wren
Crow
Crane
Gull
Quail
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Didn't he use Sparrow once as well?
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I wonder if it is Ken Leung's (Leon) dog?

Anyway, very glad Reese didn't play cards. I think the Bond reference from Reese was enough. Subtlety won in my opinion.
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The way Jonathan Nolan hinted at the new 70-lb character during an interview at San Diego ComicCon last summer, I figured that Bear was his (or maybe Caviezel's) dog.
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LOL! That Finch line didn't sound dirty until I read it.
This was an okay episode. Relatively mediocre. I actually preferred last week's to this one. I mean but it's POI. Even when the episodes are mediocre it's still enjoyable to watch.
-Finch surely has unlimited expenses because he's been doling out money like it grows on trees this season.
-The Cal Beecher thing has me intrigued and wary. It feels like Carter has slipped into a bit of obscurity. Like she doesn't interact and engage with the other characters like she had previously been. Her conversations with Finch are very brief and I don't even recall if she's spoken to John since the entire thing with Donnolly and Kara Stanton. Even her interaction with Fusco has been limited. Add that to Cal being sketchy and too persistent for anyone to feel comfortable and I'm just curious as to when this will all come to a head and in what way. It feels like something big is brewing and because of that they're intentionally isolating Carter for the other characters rather than putting her in the backseat like they've been doing with Fusco for forever.
-I love it when Leon is on. He takes full advantage of the knowledge that Reese will always save him and it gives that extra bit of comic relief. Plus Bear got in on some action. Loved it.
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Back to an entertaining episode where the viewer has to figure out if this week’s POI is a perpetrator or victim. In this case, it’s both. I enjoyed the story with Lou. It reminded of the recent Oceans movies and 21.

I’m finally getting a handle on how Leon Tao contributes to our dynamic duo. With Zoe Morgan, I understood her role from the start. The first 3 times Leon Tao has been on POI, I couldn’t understand how he was helping Reese & Finch. The third appearance didn’t help because he was an EMT on the Sam Shaw episode. Now, I get it. He’s the finance wizard/playboy millionaire the duo turns to in cases like this one.

The HR storyline finally gets a shot in the arm. Not that I like this storyline. I prefer the other one (The Machine/computer virus/government/Greer storyline). But the storyline is back and has my attention. HR does look like it’s getting desperate. How else would you explain Quinn killing Szymanski and the D.A. to get on the good side of Peter Yogorov. I hope Reese & Finch find out soon about HR trying to resurrect itself. With The Machine malfunctioning, they have no idea what is going on. The Machine should’ve spit out the SS numbers of Szymanski and the D.A. to save them. If they don’t know what is going on, then that will lead into the next paragraph below.

Carter had better watch out. If she continues to dig deeper for more info on HR, Fusco was right. She won’t like what she sees. That new detective, Raymond Terney, is probably keeping eye on her for Quinn. Beecher looks like he can’t be trusted. I thought I read somewhere he was the nephew of Quinn. Beecher either is a part of HR or isn’t. If he is part of HR, he is playing innocent very well. I can also see Quinn trying to kidnap Carter’s son, Taylor, and use as a bargaining chip if she gets too much info. If HR does something to Carter’s son and Reese & Finch don’t get involved, Carter might question whether to keep helping Reese & Finch on their cases or not.

Two other things noticed in this episode: Grace and the Swiss watch. I’m guessing the writers are foreshadowing a return of both Grace and Logan Pierce within the final 5 episodes of the season. It was a nice touch to match up Lou’s relationship with his wife to Harold & Grace. I hope Grace doesn’t get harmed with all these major storylines going on. It was nice going back in time to find out how Harold was before The Machine. Logan Pierce is probably coming back to help Harold diagnose what is going on with The Machine.
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It was pretty obvious, what was happening. I'm disappointed it took them so long to figure it out. Also, don't casino use cards made for them, so it would be hard t have spares for the switch.
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Tim, what's the rest of your sentence? Either my IE10 is on the fritz, or you left a paragraph hanging in midsentence up there--"which ended up" ... what?

Maybe that was where you left out your comments of how wonderfully ridiculously funny it was that Finch got his "career in the clandestine arts" dreams shattered by an elderly man, so much so that he "decided" to go (slink) back to the library. I guess it was harder to remember that though after seeing him go back again at the end with shattered dreams, this time definitely powerfully moving instead of funny. This show has amazing range--thanks as always, Mr. Nolan!
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I think Beecher is totally dirty. From that one scene where we saw him talking to the HR chief of staff at the end of an episode a few weeks back, he seems like an eager dude.
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Is it just me or does the computer seem to be a bit glitchy...Last two episodes have shown static and flashes of random numbers during the cut scenes...
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I was wondering what impact Finch encouraging Lou to use his "skills" to win back the laundered money would have on the Machine, because it seemed to be spazzing a bit over the anomaly of Lou winning nonstop. (A throwback to the casino flashback with Finch at the start of the season.)
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I love how close Finch and Reese have become. They know stuff about each other nobody else knows. How sweet was it when John reassured Harold about his reasons for not being with Grace. I have to say Michael Emerson's acting was flawless. His sad little face broke my heart.
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I agree that it was better than the last one but still not good enough for POI.However I'm glad to see the return of HR
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Every time I see Cal Beecher (or rather Sterling K. Brown) I think "psycho vampire hunter!", so even if he turns out to be clean I will always stay suspicious. Damn Supernatural... xD
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This show never ceases to impress me. While Leon is a pain in the ass to care for, he can be useful and darn funny at times. That "You're really Nigerians" line had me rolling lol!!! I also liked the case involving Lou, who I must say was quite the magician with those cards at the end. Loved it!!!

Seeing Bear and Reese kick butt in the beginning was so fun to watch, including Bear recognizing Leon.

Quinn is making one hell of an effective bad guy. Unless you dig deep, and I mean REALLY DEEP, you'll only scratch the surface of his indecent acts, and that's saying a lot. He has to be one of the slickest baddies on this show. He seems to have an answer for everything that doesn't go his way. The worst part is, given the ending, that he's willing to get dirty to make sure the job gets done. Taking this guy down, let alone HR, will be very satisfying, but at the same time, will be VERY difficult.
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While certainly not one of the best episodes, it was an entertaining episode overall. The story with Lou was good, and I enjoyed the scenes in the Casino towards the end. And I liked the progression with the HR storyline. Also, I really liked the scene where between Finch and Lou, when Lou tells him to be with Grace, and then the scene afterwards between Finch and Reese. Since the beginning of the season had so much emphasis on Finch's relationship with Grace, and now with those scenes, I'm wondering if they'll have Grace find out that he's alive soon. Or maybe the machine gives Finch her number, and he has to have Reese save her.
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Yeah I also think that they will have to save Grace at the end of the season. And she will know that Finch is still alive. Hopefully they don't kill her off. The end of this episode was sad enough already for Finch..
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I miss Fusco
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Don't worry--based on the fact that the dirty HR IAB guy was going to give Carter follow-up info on Stills that she cut him off about (and then her acknowledging in front of the dirty guy that she'd found a way to clear Szymanski by following Fusco's suggestion), I'd say that HR will try to even more bury Fusco by spoon-feeding info to Carter (or maybe Beecher). Poor Lionel. He should really learn to ask Finch and Reese's help in spilling the truth on Stills, etc., to Carter--especially since Reese is the one who took him out to save a POI--but then again, by admitting his connection to Stills, Carter would eventually figure out the pre-Reese murders that Fusco did commit for Stills (as alluded to in "Flesh and Blood" last year).
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You're right, thanks, but now I have to say I miss funny Fusco, no troubled Fusco jejeje :)
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I am not sure if it was mentioned before, but it was shown that Lou was holding a pair of aces in his hand but when he put the cards on the table, they were a 4 and a 5, i think, (added up to 9) so the old guy was definitely cheating.
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Umm, yeh. The whole montage afterwards where you'd see him with 2 really-low cards in his hands... putting his palms together, and as the separated you saw he was now holding a sum of nine (exactly) shows he was palming or had them up his sleeve.

So he was cheating for sure.
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Winning quotes: " Hey dumbass, I cheated! "

: " Are you the Nigerian scammers? I can't believe you're actually Nigerian."

: " Wait, you plan to kill me? Okay that's a big mistake!
Yeaah you better get out of here! Right now, while you still can!"

Haha very entertaining episode, with a sad ending for Finch..
Time to prepare for the last 5 or so episodes of this badass series.
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Favorite for me is your third quote--Leon might not have a yellow square (and therefore doesn't know specifically that the Machine exists), but he does know (from experience and from watching Reese's standoff with the lamppost camera in "The Contingency") that somehow people plotting to kill him prompts intervention from Reese. SOOOO hilarious how he played that out.

And only returning $100,000 of Finch's million (with the comment that protecting people is expensive) was my second favorite Leon bit, especially in view of Reese's "We don't pay you anything, Leon" comment back in "Relevance.". :)
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"You guys are actually Nigerian??" Love it
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The idea of malware on a blackjack machine is probably ridiculous. Then again, http://xkcd.com/463/.
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It's a computer - it can be infected.
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I really enjoyed this episode. It scaled back the movie-feeling the past few episodes have had and it pulled in an older crowd to up the wry comedy. Recurring number Leon is indeed a great thing that needs to continue happening. And Finch's bit about growing old from afar was a great line until your IRL stalker decides to quote it where they know you'll see it. Quite a different tune there and really killed the mood the episode left me with. What I'd really love to see is some more Fusco. He's my second favorite (after Finch) and he's dropped off the face of the show. Needs more Fusco, guys, needs more Fusco.
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See my reply to junnyan above--I believe more Fusco is en route as we clear the off-off-on-off-off new ep pattern of the next five weeks and head into the final four back-to-back eps of the season. :)
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As for baccarat being hard to lose... As we saw, our card expert was palming cards or something. When he folded his hands together 2 different cards would appear.

So when he was laundering I'm sure he would do "that" and come up with 2 or 3 score and just pick himself each time. And when he was winning it looked like it was coming up all 9s and hed always pick himself, which you'd think would seem suspicious
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Main plot of the ep is slightly lame but as somebody else said: "it's all in the little details" of the execution that made it very entertaining...
Caviezel & Emerson have such an incredible chemistry (better than some of my married friends!) we can really feel their characters. I would just watch the program even if it were just them taking Bear out for walks and talking 'bout the bloody weather!!!
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I'm picturing Finch recruiting both Root and Logan Pierce, and maybe that high school genius, to help prevent the coming web virus disaster. But since The Machine can repair itself, its only vulnerability would be that with everything else coming off line, it would be "blinded." Henry Peck also could help, he's got wicked research skills. Of course, they won't succeed until sometime in Season Three. This season's cliff hanger will be a doozie!
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This has been my thought all along. Why else introduce so many computer literate/hackers......with this season's "Big Bad" being a computer virus? All computer gurus will be needed to defeat this virus......but each will have their own agenda......
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Maybe Finch at one point will have to shut down the machine and with the help of all of those computer geniuses he will do it. Maybe he will start a team! who knows but I love that he always finds computer geniuses and it's not only him!
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So why didn't Szymanski and the ADA lady come up as numbers from the computer?
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Last minute plan right? Pretty sure it was planned & executed in the few hours after Carter cleared Szymanski
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because it wasn`t planed. the plan was to discredit the detective and have him in jail, but because of Carter finding proof he was clean, the plan changed but it was thought out not long before it happened. The machine needs more time than hours of premeditation to efficiently warn the team (I`m not sure, but from the moment the plan became murder and until execution it was less than 24 hours)
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Good call. Perhaps even the machine hasn't yet sussed out who is head of HR, therefore that little tete-a-tete at Quinn's office didn't trigger an irrelevant event for the machine.
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The Machine is malfunctioning because of the virus released by Stanton.
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Loved the on-screen glitching :)
Much better than just having Finch speculate about it.
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If Finch was able to hack the black jack machine, why didn't he just change it's code to let the online players win. That would have put the casino into bankruptcy.
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I think probably because Finch wanted the casino owner to go to jail. Loosing all his money was not sufficient justice for selling drugs and using the elderly to launder money. Finch wanted to make sure the casino owner didn't get the chance to do it again, so putting him behind bars was the way to achieve this.
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Best line of the episode:
Carter: Fusco, can I ask you something?
Fusco: Santa Claus isn't real, it was your parents.
Also, loved the shot of Reese standing around with a bunch of guys holding their knees and rubbing their heads, too funny!
Any other show would have had a "twist" that Lou was actually behind it all - pathetic. I was expecting it to be the case throughout almost the entire episode - glad POI didn't take that route ;)
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Relax Tim keep your brain intact until the five final episode arrive in april and may, before the storm you need to appreciate desprentensious entertainement, and this POI have a lot to give to us. This episode is great, I love the HR arc and the scene with Quinn at the end was just crazy ('never play with HR'), the case of week was great like usual, the character Lou is fun, the scenes between him and Finch are great.

Plus: The Return of Leon
Plus 2: Bear save Leon
Plus 3: Reese bring down the bad guys, close the action-comedy packed
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1. Open was Hilarious, I love that bear knows him so well.Leon is my new favourite re-accuring character.
2.I agree about the freshly beat up bullet to the knee cap shots.
3. I think it would be interesting if Grace ended up being a number, maybe if Root kidnaped her in an attempt to get more info out of Harold about the Machine. This that might open the door for her to reenter Harold's life. I only like this plot if Grace survives though.
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Leon: Are you the Nigerian scammers? I can't believe you're actually Nigerian!
...Hey, cmon guys. It's not technically a crime to scam a scammer!
Baddie: But it is a crime to cut out a man's intestines and make him wear them as a hat.
Leon: Wait, you... you... plan to kill me?
Baddie: Uh, probably.
Leon: Okay, that's a big mistake. Yeah, you better get outta here. Right now, while you still can.
*Reese and Bear bust into the room and kick ass*

LOL. This show.
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I think the best thing about this episode was all of the little things. The fact that Reese just blatantly took the badge from the casino worker without even bothering with subtlety, the fact that Finch was able to get a job working at the casino in about an hour and a half, and most notably the fact that Lou was able to continuously come up with perfect nines in his hand, even though the amount of cards required for that would clearly show somewhere on his person. Also, there are only a limited combination of nines that you could come up with anyway, and these literally wouldn't be enough to last him the amount of time he was playing. And no one around him got the least suspicious that he was getting a perfect hand more than twenty times in a row. I mean, he didn't even bother mixing bad hands into the bunch so that he could bet banker. You'd also expect, that with all those cards he's pulling out of his sleeve and throwing down on the table, eventually the dealer would throw down some of those exact same cards, making it really obvious that he was blatantly cheating more than anyone else who has ever cheated on movies or television ever. But since this is POI, which is a show that realizes it is ridiculous, it was just fine.

I also thought that this was the best episode for Leon yet. I loved the opening scene where the show almost paused for a moment and he said: "oh, wait, you guys are planning on killing me, aren't you" and they were like "probably, yeah" and he said all too knowingly "yeah, that's a bad decision, I would run if I were you." Seriously, that was one of the best moments ever on POI. Not only that, but he got to be an inexplicably lucky gambler as well in this episode, which was fun to watch. And that recurring gag about his "girlfriend," who he was still in love with after she was paid to handcuff him to a bed so that some Nigerian scammers could have their way with him, actually worked extremely well. The one thing that I thought didn't make that much sense was that Reese forced Leon to return the $100,000 chip that he had stolen from the casino. While this is a common thing that will happen in a lot of TV shows, where a character will be forced to do this exact thing at the end of an episode involving a casino, these weren't really your ordinary circumstances. One of the primary purposes for that casino was to launder dirty drug money, and their main mission ended up being to take as much money from the casino as they possibly could, because, you know, the owner was a bad guy and all that.

So...why couldn't Leon keep his $100,000, which is nothing compared to the millions of dollars that they themselves stole? I mean, they gave a rude old man, who used to be a straight-up gangster, two million dollars simply because he was skimming money for himself, from a man who was using him as a money-laundering mule, and that man was going to kill him in the future. I get that he loved his wife and everything, and was planning on buying that diner, even though he pretty much did nothing but complain about the coffee there, but two million dollars? Why is it that an old man, who is mean and rude to most people most of the time, supposed to be lovable because he occasionally shows some regard for other people? Why am I supposed to be happy for him that he's now a multi-millionaire and can buy that diner, when he'll probably end up being cranky non-stop to the staff and customers of that place, and there is literally nothing that any of them can do about it? If this former mobster gets two million, why can't Leon (who only steals money from criminals) get a measly $100,000? Regardless, what I've learned from this show is that a pretty reliable money-making scheme is to go to New York, get into a lot of trouble, and hope that someone ends up planning to kill me. Because chances are that two mysterious men will swoop down out of nowhere, kill or imprison all my enemies, and make all my dreams come true.
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I am mad at my DVR, it decided to not record this last night (I have a complicated system in which I never watch commercials). And of course, it chose this over Glee, seriously, if I needed to watch Glee, i can find it all over the place.
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It's 2013...just go online click click and watch.
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excellent review!
Bear taking down a bad guy was great!
The line "I was an international spy, Finch. I know how to play Baccarat." literally made me laugh.
I hope Logan Pierce (guy who gave the watch to Reese) is in future episodes.
Saying cardsharp or card shark out loud several times is harder then it seems:-)
Fun episode and Leon is a great addition.
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Did they say Leon was a Number, or just suggests that R&F were keeping an eye on him?
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Leon was a number. When Reese saved him in this episode, Harold was taking down Leon's photo from the wall while he was talking to them, and he ended the conversation by saying that the machine had just given them another number, the key word there being "another." But honestly, at this point they should be tracking his cell-phone or something like that, because they have to protect him so often that it would save a lot of time and effort to just know where he was at any given time.
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From what I got,Leon was a number. Because those folks wanted to kill him and that's why machine gave them his number. He also ask "wait,you are here to actually kill me?" Knowing,that Reese will come to rescue,when there is life and death situation.
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I agree that this episode was pretty middle of the pack for POI. I thoroughly enjoyed it all, it was by no means bad, but it wasn't anything super special. I was glad to see the HR stuff, and Leon IS hilarious, and I too do not want that gag to ever stop coming. But I would love for the next few episodes to really get back into the thick of things with Root and such.
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Great episode. It was fun and then we got some more of HR. I like the independence of the stories. Leon is always a welcome bit of hilariousness.

These past couple of episodes have been interesting in that we are getting key bits of future plots. And that is really what this show does well. Can't wait for the rest.

And with that I am off to Maui for a week. You all have fun.
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Lucky bastard. Hehe.
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Leon got one million, Lou got two million.
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and Finch got 20 million in return >_>
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Please tell me you didn't actually think it was "card shark" for 99% of your life? Even if it was true, that won't change my opinion of you, Tim! Oh, and Quinn didn't murder Szymanski's attorney, he killed the ADA lady from earlier in the episodes.

My gut tells me that either Beecher will be thrown under the bus, or he's waiting in the shadows to usurp Quinn and become the new boss of HR.
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For some reason, Tim listened. However, the op here is wrong. Still good to know Tim reads the comments. Better stop talking about him them.........
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I give up... @_@
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A little bit of knowledge is a dangerous thing...... ilee1990 has already said it. In fact, 'card shark' appears to be the more commonly used.
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Sense of humor. Obtain one.
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The term card shark and card sharp are synonymous and used interchangeably in American English.
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It was sarcasm, pretty sure Tim's comment was also meant to be facetious. >__>
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I loved opening from Leon: "Wait,you are here to actually kill me??" Run fast,run far..NOW!!! :D
Great episode,but it did lost me little,with Lou cheating. Everyone around him and I get it,that casino owner had to let him keep on winning,but surely dealer could have said something? And from where did he kept on getting and replacing cards? And it's like lighting fast,that "no one" notices....yeah right,I will give you a pass POI,because I love you.
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I was just waiting to read you review. Love them! Great episode as always.
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