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My spot-on PoI senses that the initial assumption was the wrong one aside, this episode was amazing. Whoever decided Harold needed to be put on E needs to be worshipped. It was great to see another side of him, one not so guarded. I loved the exchange at the end and that John respected him despite his openness - and was not expecting that pang of d'aww and hurt at the end when they revealed Finch thought Reese was Nathan.
I've been having something akin to fangirl moments through most of the series, but that about broke my heart. Great job playing with the viewers' emotions in this episode.
Well, well, well. The writers did a phenomenal job naming this episode. I feel the title had more to do with the struggle the main characters were having than this weeks POI. The episode showed Carter struggling as to whether she wanted to answer the call from Reese and rejoin the dynamic duo, yet she still carries the phone Reese gave her. Fusco asking if Reese wanted him to be a good cop or work for HR and then Reese asking Fusco if he preferred to be a good cop or bad cop. Last but not least Reese and Finch in the final scene....Reese had already stated in a previous episode "he had somebody new to look after him" but Finch calling Reese Nathan made my jaw drop. The caring, trust and respect Reese showed Finch seemed out of character, as did Finch wanting to talk, the relationship between them is very complex and I can't wait to see where it goes.....
I thought it was interesting that Fusco equates being a good cop with working for Reese rather than the cops in the precinct and Carter thinks being a good cop means not working with Reese. even to the point of perhapscooperating with the teams who are out to stop him.
I liked Finch's lines when she took his phone, "That's my phone!" and then his earpiece, "That's my very close friend!" It was hard to tell whether he was referring to the devise itself--which has been a life line for so long--or about Reese, who was talking to him through it at the time (or to Nathan--whomhe later confusedwithReese).
Consider this possibility...maybe when Finch equates Reese with Nathan, it's not out of simple flattering emotion. Maybe the two men feel similar to Finch in some other dark and tragic sense. Maybe he sees Reese as a talented partner and potential friend, but who may unfortunately walk the same path and share the same fate as Ingram. Maybe Finch will need to put an end to Reese someday (literally or figuratively), just as he might have done with his old pal from the past. There's just too much we don't know about Harold and his possible sins...if he's already got blood on his hands, then partnering with Reese could just be history ready to repeat itself. By referring to Reese as Nathan, we may be witnessing Finch's bittersweet evaluation of a doomed relationship...
|Well, well, well. The writers did a phenomenal job naming this episode.|
I completely agree. You got to see a dual nature of every character: Finch's privacy versus a need to explain himself, Reese's curiousity versus his loyalty, Fusco trying to balance being both a good and bad cop, and the multiple ways Carter is being pulled in oposite directions. While I think the show has finally stopped making me go giddy after every episode, this is still the most excited I've been about a new show in a loooooong time.
|Consider this possibility...maybe when Finch equates Reese with Nathan, it's not out of simple flattering emotion. ...By referring to Reese as Nathan, we may be witnessing Finch's bittersweet evaluation of a doomed relationship...|
I think that Finch clearly sees Reese in a similar way that he saw Nathan, an arm to complete his work in the real world. Though I think you're reading into things a little too much. For me there's one major incident (well there's actually about 20) that needs to be answered to figure out a big part of Finch, Ingram's death. In other words, how much self preservation does the machine have and how much is Finch involved with that.
So I'm a little confused...I watch 3 or 4 episodes at a time with large gaps in between. Nathan is.....? (the other guy from Lost who's supposed to be dead and pretending to run everything?) And if so.... why is he "dead"? and what's up with his son?? What's the big mystery?
not to insult you, but did you watch at all. I advise you to rewatch every episode. I can tell you that Nathan is the former partner of Finch (the guy who is supposed to be dead). But Reese is supposed to be dead too.
They show us that Nathan is the boss, but Finch is the mastermind behind everything. Reese is the handyman so to speak. Nathan is death and the writers are working towards the reason he is dead, or maybe not.
As far as the kid, it is not Finch's but Nathans. He looks after the kid because he was best friends with Nathan. The kid may be on to something and can be a danger.
Again, Finch, we have no clue about who he is. Because he uses fake names everytime. His last known name is one from highschool and before that there are no papers of him.
Thats as far as I know it.