Person of Interest

Season 1 Episode 17

Baby Blue

Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Mar 08, 2012 on CBS

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  • Simply amazing... (though Reese and Finch probably shouldn't run a day-care center)

    This week's episode pushed John to the limit when the machine gave them the number of an orphaned six-months-old baby. As it turned out, the mother had been murdered by the betrayed wife of the man who had fathered the child and now this very wife was plotting to make the baby disappear too. Unfortunately, the kidnappers found a way to take the child while Finch was bringing the little girl to a safe house and the only way to get her back was to turn to Elias for help. Appealing to Elias' own father issues, Elias provided the information John needed and helped him rescue the baby.

    Unfortunately, Elias had a change of heart. He locked Reese and the baby in a refrigerated truck to get information from Reese about the whereabouts of Moretti, his own father, wo had been released from prison earlier and moved to a safe house. To save the girl's life, Reese was forced to give up the information. After being released, he rushed to intervene, but Elias had already gotten to Moretti. John had to admit to Carter that he gave up the information and Carter, appalled by John's action, told him she couldn't work with them anymore. In the end, John and Harold said goodbye to the little girl and gave her over to her grandparents. John wondered whether they'd be able to have a family of their own one day and Harold replied "The trouble with children: you never know how they turn out." Meanwhile, Elias met his father Moretti.

    "Baby Blue" was a cleverly plotted, emotional, suspenseful episode that manages to bring back Elias into the spotlight while giving Reese the opportunity to show a completely different, a softer side of him when he took care of the little girl. Exposing John's vulnerability also strenghtened Elias' part as bad guy when he promptly used John's weak spot and the little girl's life to get what he wanted. To make the episode perfect, the baby provided lighter moments like Finch showing John how to change the baby, Finch being mistaken for a first-time dad, the improvised playpen made of books and not to forget the moment baby Leila found a grenade to play with. A tear-gas grenade, but still ;)...

    To sum it up, there was just nothing to complain about, just a perfect installment of a show that keeps getting better and better...