Person of Interest

Season 2 Episode 5

Bury the Lede

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Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Nov 01, 2012 on CBS
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8.7
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  • BATMAN WITHOUT CAPES

    Person of Interest "Bury the Lede" Review: Getting Our Facts Straight

    This week Reese was tasked with protecting a sexy journalist without telling her who he was, plus a new bad guy surfaced in this excellent episode.

  • Episode Summary

    Reese must protect an investigative journalist without letting her know that he's around, for fear of blowing his and Finch's cover.

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    • On one hand I love this ep,

      8.5
      On the other, Maxine is a really annoying character. First of all, she has no actual evidence for the story that she writes, an anonymous tip, a guard who 'sees' Zambrano arguing with an FBI Agent (he didn't hear anything!), some 'deep' background from a very low level FBI Agent who is not on the inside of the investigation anyway and the fact that Zambrano didn't want to talk to her. Not corroboration at all. Secondly, she has obviously got no idea of how the whole superhero thing works at all. Out the Man in the Suit, and he never gets to save anyone else. Her self-absorption was infuriating. That said, this episode has some outstanding moments, Finch trying out some 'human interaction' from a distance, Reese trying to protect Maxine without her realising that she is being SAVED by the Man in the Suit, Zoe's awesomely predatory performance upping Reese's 'credit' rating with Maxine while marking her territory, Fusco's struggles between right and wrong and Finch's horror at the contents of Reese's built in closet. Personally, I would also love to know where Finch got that photograph of Reese from, because we haven't seen Reese look that carefree in quite a while.moreless
    • Loved it!

      10
      This is my favourite episode of this season so far. I know it won't keep that keep that title for long considering the quality of episodes that this show continues to roll out. I usually give a '10' rating when there are amazing flashbacks but this episode was the first one for me which didnt have any flashbacks.

      I also love the mythology/universe of this show which contains baddies such as Elias, HR head Quinn, Root etc. Looking forward to flashbacks of Finch. I hope we still get a few of Reese too(cause they're amazing). Great song at the end. This show has amazing soundtrack. Keep it up writers!moreless
    • "Oh shoot, I've got his dog!"

      9.0
      Apart from all the drama this week there was a lot of humour, especially from poor Finch being frazzled by Bear with a squeaky toy. Then being stuck hiding in a closet full of weapons and admonishing Reese for it ("When were you ever going to use all those?"). And that sly smile when Reese wants to know what Finch is texting/sexting his new date. But my favourite was when Finch realised suddenly that Reese was taking the date back to his place but Finch was looking after Bear, who was supposed to be at Reese's apartment.



      Love this show - drama, twists and humour. And Reese looks good in glasses - but then he'd look good in nothing at all.

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    • mmmm....glasses

      9.5
      OK, I'm going to be totally superficial here, but our Mr. Reese looks really hot in glasses. (Let's face it, he looks hot in anything.) Finch's delight when he asked John if he was wearing those glasses was priceless.



      OK, I get that the black suit and white shirt are Reese's equivalent of a superhero costume, but it would be nice to see him in something else for a change. Batman doesn't wear his cape all the time. How about that brown leather jacket from the pilot or the black leather motorcycle jacket from Get Carter, or just a shirt of a different color? Even Finch gets to wear different ties every week. Maybe next week ..



      The evidence Maxine used to "out" Zambrano was pretty lame: 1) an anonymous call from a blocked number, 2) a guard who sees Zambrano arguing with an FBI agent, 3) "confirmation" from a low-level FBI agent who can't even break into the right house during a drug raid, and 4) "Zambrano yelled at me" after she threatened to accuse him of assaulting her. I knew before that wasn't going to work out well, but I guess that was the point. Scoop over truth.



      Match-Heart.com: Great photo of Reese, but where did it come from? We haven't seen him smile like that since, well, never. I wish I had a readable screen cap of that profile to see how Finch described him.



      "Wait in the car." That's probably the first time anyone has said that to Mr. Reese. Loved that look he gave her.



      Good thing Reese was wearing those glasses at the police station or Donnelly would have recognized him.



      Why DID Reese take Maxine back to his place? Doesn't Finch have safe houses all over New York? There's always been one handy in the past. I agree with Finch about the risk of blowing Reese's cover. I want Reese's arms closet, though.



      Finally, it's nice to see Fusco get some attention. He's been little more than comic relief lately, so it's good to see his arc developing.

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    • Two words: Squeaky Toy!

      10
      What more can be said? When you have a show that's so well written and so aware of its own dynamics and parameters that you can add something this silly to what would be a very tense episode and still make it work--you've found gold, my friends. Pure and simple.
    Gloria Votsis

    Gloria Votsis

    Maxine

    Guest Star

    Clarke Peters

    Clarke Peters

    Quinn

    Guest Star

    John Ventimiglia

    John Ventimiglia

    Christopher Zambrano

    Guest Star

    Paige Turco

    Paige Turco

    Zoe Morgan

    Recurring Role

    Robert John Burke

    Robert John Burke

    Simmons

    Recurring Role

    Brennan Brown

    Brennan Brown

    Special Agent Donnelly

    Recurring Role

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