Person of Interest: We Just Got Soze'd

I was all ready to write up a mediocre review of "Witness" after what appeared to be a fairly humdrum episode spent a bunch of time feeding us information on the series' potential bad guy and working on a case that wasn't really going anywhere. But in the final minutes I got totally Keyser Soze'd and fell right into the writers' trap. Well played, Person of Interest, you crafty bastard.

What started off as a standalone case-of-the-week turned out to be the series' most serialized episode yet as we finally met Elias, the new crime lord who was hinted at early and who really became a figure last week. ComputerBox4000 gave Finch and Reese the social security number of a simple schoolteacher, a nerdy balding dude named Charlie (guest-star Enrico Colantoni—how many awesome guest stars can this show get?). Charlie had happened to be at the wrong bodega at the wrong lunchtime, and witnessed the murder of a high-ranking criminal from the La Cosa Nostra family with one of those criminal-sounding last names. Or a pasta, maybe his last name was a pasta. Doesn't matter now, 'cause he's dead, and a Russian gang is responsible. Naturally, Charlie did what anyone in his sticky situation would do: He got the eff out of there and hid in his crappy apartment, passing the time by eating canned soup and wishing it would all go away. But it won't go away, because gangsters of European decent tend to hold grudges.

Reese, Finch, and Detective Carter naturally figured that Charlie was under fire from the Russians because he could finger their triggerman, and we later learned that Elias's gang might be after Charlie because the victim may have imparted some information to Charlie before he took his last breath between a Pringles display and some stacks of tattoo magazines. Reese found Charlie and saved his ass in a variety of ways, which involved a ridiculously awesome potshot from beneath a car door and putting some freshly cut cocaine on Charlie's bullet wound. He's a regular Colombian Florence Nightingale!

Communications between Reese and Finch went down after Reese did what we've all done—cracked his iPhone. Unfortunately, there was no Apple Store in the Towers (to use The Wire lingo) Charlie and Reese were hiding out in, so they were stuck while the Russians closed in. It was a total drag to see Reese and Finch incommunicado, especially after how great they worked together last week. But that's the dynamic duo's Kryptonite. If their tech isn't available, they're just a super badass ex-CIA guy with deadeye aim and fists of fury and a weird rich guy with a stiff back. Okay, that still sounds pretty cool, but you know what I'm getting at.

Eventually Reese and Charlie, while running from the Russian Gun Show, saw one of Charlie's students, a prototypical good boy trying to get out of the slums with the help of his well-meaning teacher. There was a tender moment when Charlie and the kid verbally patted each other on the back, and we got the idea that this Charlie is just the type of man we want in our neighborhood. He's a model citizen. He's the month of July in the "Teachers of the Year" calendar. He's Veronica Mars' dad! He's Mathesar, leader of the Thermians in Galaxy Quest! (<— Best movie ever, btw.)

LIES! ALL LIES! Reese and Charlie eventually made it out, taking a ferry across the river to get picked up by Detective Fusco. Reese had a Russian hostage (Dollhouse's Enver Gjokaj) in tow, who couldn't understand how Reese could be assisting Charlie. Meanwhile, Carter and the Geico guy (another awesome guest star) were interrogating Enver's brother, and the brother said Elias was supposed to be at the bodega, too. And then the hammer dropped, and everyone figured everything out at the same time. Charlie IS Elias. What!? Ahhh! How did? What done? Who what? What what?

A lot of work went into that giant ball of misdirection to make it so effective. The casting of Enrico is fantastic; I love him as a driven, intelligent crime boss out for revenge. Plus, after several one-episode guest stars, it was easy to believe that he wouldn't be part of a bigger arc. Carter and the Geico guy working on the same case in a different place provided us with more clues. The chat between the kid and "Charlie" melted our hearts and had us rooting for the guy. Finch's suspicion that the wrong guy was Elias took us further off the trail. And it all came together to make us feel awfully stupid, because Elias was right there all along. I hate being fooled by TV show twists (usually they're easier to pick up on) but I done got hoodwinked bad last night.

It's a huge step for Person of Interest, which continues to prove that it's more than just a simple network procedural. The good guys didn't win. And they didn't just not win, they helped the bad guys win. Ouch. A major step backward for Reese and Finch Exterminators LLC.

In the final conversation between Finch and Reese, Finch revealed a weakness in their operation. The technology that binds them together and gives them purpose can also be their undoing. The info they get from the ComputerTron900S is so ambiguous, it can bite them in the ass, just as it did in "Witness." Finch seemed to take that as a simple glitch they'll have to work through, but boy oh boy was Reese pissed! Finch is now ready to move on to the next number, but Reese isn't sure he can trust what the computer says. The box of circuits and wires is suddenly like a 90-percent accurate pregnancy test or anything you read on the internet. I think it's safe to say that Jonathan Nolan's promise that the computer (technically it's a program, I know) will be a character is slowly coming to fruition.

Now we know the good guys won't always win. Now we know Reese and Finch are at the mercy of the information that supposedly gives them an advantage. Now we know there's a man named Elias who's the series' Big Bad. Now we know Person of Interest is definitely one of the biggest surprises of the season and one of the best new shows on television.

Surveillance Notes:
Person of Interest has so many things to play with. The individual cases can still be great mysteries, Reese and Finch's budding relationship is always fascinating, the duo's backstories are still things we look forward to (there's been enough other things going on that I don't miss the flashbacks yet), and now we have a longer season arc with Elias. Things are really shaping up well for the show to last a long time.

– It might be a misnomer to call Elias a "villain." Let's review the facts: He's out for revenge to claim turf that was stolen from his family, the process of which involved the murder of his mother. I won't blame him for that. He's not so sinister that he would murder his arch-enemy's son—commendable. He saw Reese's talent and even offered him a job, so he's smart! And on top of that, he didn't kill Reese because he was actually grateful for the help, so he's forgiving. Elias is almost an anti-hero to Reese's anti-anti-hero. It's a recipe for a great future showdown between the two, who are more similar than they know (complete with leg-shooting). Is anyone on Person of Interest 100-percent good or bad?

– I loved the final montage of Reese pissed and walking off, Elias's hitman taking out the Russian boss, and Elias and his boys walking down the Boardwalk saying things are just beginning. All-around great stuff. This show really knows how to end an episode and leave you wanting more.

– There were some great bits of Reese and Finch getting their bromance on. "Finch, I was just talking about you," Reese said like a boy with a crush. And Finch had eyes like a father worried about his son when their communications went down. These two should just get a room already.


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Nov 16, 2011
his unbelivable calmness was kinda provoking but as soon as the talked about "one of his foster dads teaching him to use gun" I figured it out.. the monte cristo reference was even more brilliant.. but it would be unfair to say "it was all and all obvious" as especially at the beginning, while he was trying to protect himself with a kitchen knife he really looked naive.. and yes, I also agree that nobody being 100% good or bad makes it even more interesting and better..
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Nov 10, 2011
I figured there was something up with this Charlie-teacher-dude pretty early in the episode. It somehow just didn't make sense to me that he lived in that neighborhood. He didn't fit in. So I figured there was something up with him. And what do you know, I was right! Btw, I was disappointed with the fact that Enver Gjokaj was put in such a small role. He's such a great actor, I would've liked to see more of him. He deserves better. I hope we get to see more of him, give him a lead in something already!
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Nov 09, 2011
This was a great episode! Wow. My husband and I were completely fooled. But the best twists are those that work after you realize what was going on. After you realize who Elias is, it all still adds up. Well done.
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Nov 08, 2011
Best episode so far!

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Nov 08, 2011
This is one of my real fav shows! Love both the actors and can see some interesing story twists in the future! really look forward to each and every new episode!!!
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Nov 08, 2011
Good episode. Not that great to me actually but good enough. I had my suspicions about Charlie mainly because he seemed quite calm for a guy chased by mobsters and with a bullet in the shoulder. Furthermore, the security cam footage that we see in the first seconds of the ep have "no I want to be here to see him die" (or kinda). The accent was russian (it was the mob boss) but that made me wonder about the real reason of Charlie in the bodega. So i got confused enough to have doubts about his real intentions.

However, my suspicions were crushed when the kid came along because I saw him as a real caring teacher and I missed the monte cristo reference as an analogy (I'm a bit ashamed of it :( ).

So, at the end, the twist was still efficient for me but the story of the episode seemed off to me. I agree though that it sets up some good things for the rest of the season. I just hope it gets a bit more serialized even though that elias arc was pretty much serialized already.
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Nov 08, 2011
The Count of Monte Cristo in the kid's house and then a shot of Jim Caviezel...LOL

Great twist in the end! By far great series!
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Nov 07, 2011
Yeah, I am not sure they will find Elias a true baddie, but gee wiz am I glad to see him as a fantasic actor -- love Enrico in Veronica Mars and think he has found another great show here. I wasn't terribly worried about plot sense, as the story had me well captured till the end. Keep it up guys!!
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Nov 07, 2011
While watching the show I'm riding with it but afterwards I think alot is goofy. (1) It didn't make any sense that Elias' man could just walk in alone and make the hit on the Italian crime boss. (2) It was silly that they were riding a PUBLIC FERRY and Reese could tie up his prisoner with no one batting an eye. (3) Was Finch so distracted that he didn't do a basic background check on the guy whose number came up? Certainly with the super computer that Finch has he would have seen that "Charlie" had no history going back more than a couple of years. Oh well, who says it is supposed to be realistic?
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Nov 08, 2011
(1) We just saw the hit. Maybe he shot several gards before

(2) I wondered on that one myself

(3) Elias was a secretive man. No one knew who he was. The background check was accurate and right. Charlie was indeed a school teacher with a background. Would you really expect from Finch to check entire lives (childhood included) of the numbers they got ? The dude witnessed a mob hit, then in danger. Plausible enough to not have to dig that deep into the guy's history.
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Nov 07, 2011
What a twist.. "Person of Interest" got me.. Certainly one of the best new show on television.
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Nov 07, 2011
There's another glitch with SuperComputer:



In episode S01E06 "The Fix", the machine picked up the number of Zoe Morgan, the POI of the week, but not Bernie Sullivan's one, the detective killed in relation with the Elias case.



Is the machine wrong or corrupted?

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Nov 08, 2011
Maybe it's just not omniscient. It's a statistical device which gives a prevision (not a prediction).
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Nov 07, 2011
Anyone could easily tell early on Charlie was Elias. I mean they dropped dozens of hints before finally admitting it.
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Nov 07, 2011
I don't get how you could miss that Charlie = Elias. It was really obvious. Firstly, he was acting pretty cool for a teacher who just got shot. Seconsly, that other guy who posed as (or was) a policeman was just too mean-looking and colorless for a criminal mastermind. As we have learned from countless movies and tv shows: supervillains are always normal looking but with a certain screen presence. So here.



What did surprise me though was that Reese gave Elias a loaded gun. I guessed he would have figured out something was not right and chosen to stay on the safe side.

Well, nobody is perfect.
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Nov 07, 2011
Bragging like that is really impolite. Of course it was not "really obvious" until some point along the plot line, so it is just silly to pretend it was obvious from the beginning. For myself, I didn't figure it out until the interrogation of the Russian gangster's son at Minute 37 and he said "We heard from a source Elias was supposed to be at the bodega that night." Then of course it made sense that Elias was at the bodega and he was Charlie.
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Nov 06, 2011
Really good episode, finally a serialized element and a villain on par with both heroes.

But honestly, "the mentalist" was even better with maybe the series strongest episode so far - after really bad episodes in this season 4. Please write a review of the last mentalist episode, Tim !
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Nov 07, 2011
He's right Tim !

Both Person of Interest and The Mentalist last episodes were OMEGA CLASS POWER BLASTER TV lol



Please write a review on The Mentalist last episode! Best episodes from this season so far !

Mentalist and "Witness" = GREAAAAAT TV : P
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Nov 06, 2011
One of the best episodes so far. And seeing Enrico did help a lot to add to episode's awesomeness.
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Nov 06, 2011
Great show indeed. I never saw that coming. No way. I actually thought we will just see more fighting after they reach the meeting point. No way anyone could have seen that beforehand. And to think he would have actually died if Reeves hadn't been there.
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Nov 06, 2011
Great episode, confirmation it's my favorite new show, how the hell did I miss that Enrico was Elias, yada, yada, yada

I basically agree with all the stuff everyone's said, but how Tim didn't mention Finch's great line at the beginning - "Yes, I imagine espionage was a much safer choice, Mr. Reese." - is beyond me. I remember in one of the previous reviews that Tim mentioned how much he does with his rare humorous lines, and that was a perfect example. Also, Fusco's first line to Finch was great - "You should really watch your cholesterol." / "What are we, dating?"

I'd go into more depth about how much I love this show, but most everything I want to say has already been said and also I'm tired/lazy.
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Nov 06, 2011
Best episode to date. Writing superb thanks to Amanda Segel. Want more episodes from her. Music rocked!
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Nov 06, 2011
There were some cute moments but mostly I was found this ep pretty boring.
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Nov 06, 2011
I always have doubted the casting choice of Taraji P. Henson as the lead detective. She talks like a teenager with the voice of a child... She never felt like a big threat to Reese like some other women-cops we've seen on other shows. (Her character as never shown any great detective skills either.) But that is probably because I was expecting her to be Reese's antagonist. I am beginning to join the rank of those who have expected her to eventually be an ally for Reese (An honest one, contrarily to Fusco). This episode might just be the trigger. Then the casting choice would be more relevant.



D'Agostino's widow to Carter and Fisco: "Elias has bigger plans. He'll reunite the five families and take out the russian trash. And then when he's finished, you people will be answering to him."

Will Carter's number eventually come up? Is that what will make them join forces?



I believe that Reese was more angry at himself for not seeing through Charlie/Elias than at the "system" or the Machine. The situation was not new. We saw the exact same mistake on the very first episode with Diane Hansen. But the consequences, this time, will have a greater impact.



Finch: "We have to go, now. We have more people to help, more numbers."

Reese: "And how many of those numbers will come up because we saved one man's life?"



From here the show can go in two directions and we'll know next week which one it is. If this incident is not mentioned at all that means they are going the NCIS way: procedural with a regular "serialized" villain who does occasional appearances during the season.

(Don't get me wrong: I love NCIS.)

Or they will discuss the fact that they need to investigate the cases more before they intervene, hence why they might eventually need Carter's collaboration.



All in all a great episode. I've said at the beginning that this show could be a "monster"!
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Nov 06, 2011
Enrico...I love that man. And Enver Gjokaj (SO nice to see you post-Dollhouse!) Wow, I'm pretty much in love with this show. I'm all for the bromance, and the plot is shaping up nicely... I'm so glad I decided to give this series a go.
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Nov 06, 2011
As someone who loves the movie, the little mention of Edmund and The Count of Monte Cristo was really great. Also, I consider myself a fan of Enrico Colantoni, so his guest starring/eventually recurring role was also great. It was a fun episode to watch.
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Nov 06, 2011
This show is just awesome. Really awesome. I mean this episode had me on the edge of my seat.



Enrico was fantastic! Great actor, great choice, great character to play! I was convinced that he really was the bleeding heart teacher up until the moment that were on that boat. And he isn't just pure evil....you can't blame the guy or hate the guy, you kind of understand him which then makes you question your own morals and way of thinking, which seems to be an underlying thing with this show, seeing as you're usually rooting for a professional killer. Oh the wonderful world of gray.



I also love the development of the bromance between Finch& Reese. Finch was visibly rattled not being in communication with Reese for so long, and I also liked that Reese seems to respect Finch...as he implied with his comment about just talking about him, and the fact that he blamed the machine but not Finch himself. I also like the development of Reese's doubts in this machine. Also love that Finch does more than just hanging behind a computer screen.



Carter may end up having potential again.
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Nov 06, 2011
Tim, excellent review as usual; equally thought provoking and hilarious.



Finch has always maintained that the Machine did not differentiate between victim and perpetrator when proffering the numbers. It was interesting to see how Finch and Reese each handled the Elias revelation and the Machine's part (and their own) in helping him cripple the Russian mob. Finch and Reese are both in this for redemption, yet Finch's ambivalence to the miscarriage of justice seemed to fuel Reese's impotent rage at this misdirection and misappropriation of effort. Reese may be a killer but his worldview is ultimately still more black and white than Finch's pragmatic slate and silver existence.



Tim, throughout the season you have expressed reserve regarding Taraji Henson's Det. Carter, and I think this episode created the possibility for a greater role for Carter in the POI equation. In this episode we witnessed a deeper level of cooperation between the Finch/Reese duo and Fusco, as each side is coming to tentatively trust and rely on the other to play to their strengths in a given situation. For me, one of the pivotal elements in character dynamics occurred with Finch relinquishing his anonymity to make direct contact with Fusco when he was unable to directly support Reese. Finch and Reese have their skill sets and it is obvious in this episode, to their dissatisfaction, that criminal investigation is not one either possesses in spades. I think "Witness" laid the foundation for enhanced roles for both Fusco and Carter, with both of them working with Finch and Reese in the future. Carter has been keeping a tally of Reese's "good" and "bad" deeds from the start, and the numbers do not add up to him being a true "bad guy," so I think there is some moral flexibility for Carter to slowly allow herself to become active in the group's activities. And let's face it, Fusco is not intelligent enough to keep sneaking around true police Carter (to use The Wire lingo) for much longer without giving away his connection to the Man in the Suit.
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Nov 06, 2011
"Fantastic tv series"



Ha. Ha ha ha. "Fantastic tv series" it never will be. At least, not unless Jim Caviezel miraculously learns to act, and fat chance on that happening.



Prime Suspect reached a point that was far better than this three episodes ago. Just saying.
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Nov 05, 2011
just one word.... WOOOOW =)
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Nov 05, 2011
Really nice episode! I'm starting to like this show. Enrico Colantoni is a welcome addition. (Although I hope that doesn't mean that "Flashpoint" is getting cancelled.) My favorite line of the episode was when Charlie/Elias told Reese: Last time I touched a gun I shot cans with my foster dad's. Accidentally killed a bird. Not my favorite childhood memory." Hilarious! And the count of Monte Cristo reference was funny too.



BTW: Tim writes that Jonathan Nolan promised that the computer/program will be a character. If this is the case that might be a hint to the solution to last week's conundrum: Why did Finch first say to Reese "WE chose you" (before instantly correcting himself to "I chose you")? At first I thought that could mean that Finch is the representative of a group/organization. But maybe he starts to see the machine itself as a person?

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Nov 06, 2011
I don't believe that Finch sees the Machine as a person but some kind of artificial intelligence since it selects (chooses) the numbers autonomously.

That could also mean that the Machine can do *searches* according to some criterias given by Finch.

This may be an interesting twist...
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Nov 05, 2011
Interesting point. Finch would not be the first programmer to anthropomorphize his tech.
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Nov 05, 2011
One thing I'm a little confused on is who are the men working for Elias now? Are these people that he taught early on in school to double-cross their fathers and are now all grown up? I remember him saying that the children he taught ended up hating the Russians even more than he did which makes me wonder if he formed his organization from these kids (years in the making)?
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Nov 05, 2011
It's kind of hard to avoid spoilers when the title of the thread is one! haha. I kind of wish I hadn't read it, because I knew what was coming from pretty much the start -- which also means I didn't know the exact outcome. So even though it was very much like The Usual Suspects with some of its turns (and sorry if that spoils things), it was still genius and extremely well done. And yes, The Count of Monte Cristo was a nice touch, even with the subtle exposition by the kid.
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Nov 05, 2011
Did anyone else notice that Charlie's student was reading "The Count of Monte Cristo?" A nod to my favorite Jim Caviezel movie!
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Nov 05, 2011
Charlie wants revenge against the Russians, and the student was doing homework reading the ultimate revenge book "The Count of Monte Cristo"....with Reese (Caviezel starred in movie) giving a knowing smile. Perfect episode.
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Nov 05, 2011
i love it!!
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Nov 05, 2011
Sorry Revenge, Person of Interest is this year's best new show.
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Nov 05, 2011
Below: Canadian...

Tim, I really wish you hadn't put the reference to Kaiser Soze in the title. I scanned to see which new articles were up (why no Community?!) and discovered that there would be a huge twist. Which made me not at all surprised when it happened. But it wasn't nearly as well executed as The Usual Suspects (then again, almost nothing is).

I think I might have even preferred if we hadn't found out who Elias is so early on. I feel like the writers have just played their hand. The suspense really wasn't there-we're only six episodes in.

Did Elias really not have an escape plan for his apartment? He's presented as such a methodical, meticulous crime boss but he would have been killed if Reese hadn't been there! And there's no way he knew of Reese beforehand. It seems extremely careless.

I also wanted Russian accents for the mob members, but no such luck.

I liked the Geico guy's character-I hope he becomes recurring.

And I grimaced whenever they pronounced "Veni, vidi, vici" like Italian. Darn Italians ruining the beautiful language of Latin.

Overall this is still a good show, but it's not excellent. The tension just isn't there.
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Nov 05, 2011
The russian punks had no accent cause most of them were sons of russians born in USA.
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Nov 06, 2011
even so, they spent their childhood listening to russian accents-they could have a light russian accent themselves.

plus, it automatically would make them sound cooler.
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Nov 06, 2011
Mmm I think they would make them sound silly. And it is the other way round: If they were born in the USA, those sons of russians (sounds like an insult, no disrespect meant!) might have an anglo-saxon accent when or if they speak russian...
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Nov 05, 2011
Front page spoiler of epic proportions. Seriously, stop that.
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Nov 05, 2011
A spoiler is when they reveal something BEFORE the show airs... not after.
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Nov 05, 2011
People reads recaps AFTER they watch the episode... seriously, they do that...
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Nov 05, 2011
Sorry, but I have to agree. As much as I enjoy your recaps on PoI, I didn't get to see it last night, and when I watched it, it was spoiled - just because of your headline. Please don't do that, because otherwise your reviews and analysis are great to read!
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Nov 05, 2011
Yeah if you haven't watched a TV show yet, you should probably stay away from TV websites that post reviews.
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Nov 07, 2011
For all you know, these people could have been looking at the site for their local listings. A headline on the actual article is bad, but to put a major spoiler on the front page of the site was bad form. Admittedly, I didn't even think of The Usual Suspects after watching the episodes; I thought of it as a cross between Henry V, Assault on Precinct 13, and a Ray Parker movie from the '80s whose name I can't even remember.
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Nov 05, 2011
The thing is that people usually come here *after* they watch the show, not before.
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Nov 05, 2011
What's hard to understand about this? It was spoiled on the front page of the site. No one is complaining that the recap spoils it.
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Nov 05, 2011
What is hard to understand is why you come here (to TV.com) a site that you know does reviews if you haven't watch the shows that you don't want spoiled.

Wait 2-3 days, even a week if you have to. Don't blame the people who are doing their job.
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Nov 05, 2011
www.tv.com does a lot more than review *one* show.



It has forums. It has a list of all the shows that will air today. It can be used to check if a series is on break.



There are multiple reasons why one would want to come to the site and not want to read the review of Person of Interest.



I wasn't spoiled for this show, but since I hadn't watched another show that aired last Thursday and had a surprise ending, and they decided to show a shot of that show's closing scene in the front page, I was spoiled for that one (when I came, curiously, to read the review for Once Upon a Time, not that show).



So, spoilers in the front page, not that good...
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Nov 05, 2011
You do realize that there are several other show reviews that we might want to read right? It's not a "person of interest" tv review site. I guess you're not allowed to use this site unless you are in front of the tv 6 hours a day watching every show the moment they air?
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Nov 05, 2011
"He's Veronica Mars' dad! He's Mathesar, leader of the Thermians in Galaxy Quest!"



And he plays Sgt. Greg Parker on Flashpoint!
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Nov 05, 2011
I'm majorly crushing on this episode. First let me get it out of the way that I am too much of an Enrico Colantoni fan, so a larger story arc (or even the possibility of one) for this AMAZING TV actor will ALWAYS get two thumbs up in my book. But the other cast was fantastic, too. Geico dude, who knew? And Enver Gjokaj, the guy can act, too. With too many good actors going to bad productions, it's nice to see a good show get good people.



And now on to the story. Reese And Finch Exterminators, LLC definitely has some work cut out. Elias is everything that a good bad guy should be. Or do I mean great? Intelligent, calculating, loyal, driven, **ABLE AND WILLING TO CHANGE** (<-- NOT usually seen in a villain), willingness to use and convert his enemies. Plus, they did all of this with really a very little addressing of the computer. As that begins to take a larger shape, we can hope for even more awesome. I am behind this show.
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Nov 05, 2011
And since I was already suspicious, having Reese hand the cellphone to Charlie in an inexplicable move, only to have the opposition find out where they're going in the next cutscene? Pretty much confirmed it.
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Nov 05, 2011
I actually called it about midway through the episode. The moment Good Guy Charlie mentioned he wanted to clean up the area and that he'd been in foster care, I figured it fit well with the Elias profile - and would make for one hell of a plot twist. :D

What can I say? I watch way too much television. :p
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Nov 05, 2011
This show is so excellent, I love the leads!
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Nov 05, 2011
Good or bad depends on which side you are looking from, Reese is a good man for the ones he protect but bad for the ones opposite side. But after first episode Reese seem to shoot in the leg rather then head which I don't like. I would like more killing shots from him, this is not Disneyland or CSI:one of the cities in USA, they are dealing with mobsters and Reese stuns or ties his enemies, no way, shoot them in the head when you are done with them :)
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Nov 06, 2011
Yeah - do understand what you are saying. However there have been a few that he has killed - last week when he injected the baddie.
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Oct 22, 2013
I was shocked when he killed them actually, couldn't believed my eyes :)
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Nov 05, 2011
This would be inconsistent with his character (as imagined by the writers). So you'll just have to accept it... And I think it makes Reese more interesting if he has these qualms. Stereotypical killers (even if they are on the good side) are usually just boring.
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Sep 30, 2013
I don't want to sound like tv series should be realistic but a good trained soldier dealing with dangerous men always ends with one dead so stunning them or tying them won't be a solution as they will come after him at least some of them. And I see Reese as a killing machine or it was told like that in the first episodes. Maybe writers changed their mind due to rating concerns etc
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Nov 05, 2011
awesome episode
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Nov 05, 2011
I am betting that while we will see Colantoni from time to time and certainly Elias will be referred to, he will never be a constant presence on the show. He does have a regular full time job with Flashpoint in canada. But it is always great to see him doing other stuff too.
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Nov 05, 2011
I had a suspicion early on that he could be Elias but I downplayed it as the story went along
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Nov 05, 2011
BRILLIANT!!! At times this gritty ep made me think of some godfather (yep the movies) moments... esp. when the good ones did not win...
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Nov 05, 2011
How can you not mention the HILARIOUS Count of Monte Cristo (Jim's character Edmund) reference it was seriously the highlight of the show for me, I love the tongue and cheek humor!!!
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Nov 05, 2011
Absolutely agreed! LOL moment of the episode!
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Nov 05, 2011
Was thinking the exact same thing. Thought that whole scene was great.
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Nov 05, 2011
Seriously, and I ain't lying here, but I knew Charlie was Elias 30 minutes in the episode. I was actually thinking "damn, I don't trust that teacher at all", but then he talked about his FOSTER FATHERS, and that was it - I knew Elias was a foster kid, so, just like Dexter, I had all the proofs I needed! Great episode and, once again, GREAT CASTING - seriously, is there anybody the casting of 'PoI' cannot get? Love this show!
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Nov 05, 2011
I KNOW!!!! It was the same for me. Foster father, HELLO PEOPLE!!!! Great show, my new favorite!
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Nov 05, 2011
I kinda guessed Charlie was Elias pretty early on. The little moment with his student just reenforced my hunch.

And it was nice to to see Enver Gjokaj again! He was the only reason I stuck with Dollhouse, he was incredible. How has he not gotten his own show yet?! Also, yey for Reese patching up a bullet wound with cocaine and glue. Just when you thought he couldn't get awesomer.
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