Person of Interest

Season 2 Episode 20

In Extremis

Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Apr 25, 2013 on CBS
out of 10
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    Person of Interest "In Extremis" Review: Time for a Reboot

    As we head toward the finale, everything is going wrong for our heroes.

  • Episode Summary


    The newest Number is a famous cardiologist, but by the time Reese gets to the man, it's too late: he's already been given a slow-acting irreversible poison. While Reese and the doctor try to track down the man who poisoned him, Carter has a tough decision to make when IAB moves in on Fusco for the murder of his partner a year ago.


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    • If you liked this, see the 1988 remake of .

      The single-episode plot is almost identical to the premise of this fine Dennis Quaid/Meg Ryan vehicle.
    • If Today Was Your Last Day

      I loved the dying man sub plot. The Fusco story-line was less interesting as I knew how it would pan out by the end.
    • Am Mad at Finch and Harold for not helping Fusco!

      Okay I gave this episode a 9.5 BUT am still so mad at John and Finch for deserting Fusco in his hour of need!

      After all he has done for them and the countless they have saved. He didn't surely deserve such a cavalier approach to his problems! Dammit he was thinking of eating his gun at some point! Fusco deserves much better from this partnership ( I wont say friendship cause they continually don't treat him like one Carter included!).

      Am all sorts of mad after this episode.

    • A Tightrope Walk

      What is truly admirable is the deft hand with which the script writers, paired with a true plotline vision by Nolan and Company, manage to pair the tension with the comic relief, the action with the introspection, society's or institutional standards with individual concepts of morality, the applied targeted use of violence to prevent the ultimate act of violence. Through it all the Machine has become a full player, a participant in the actions of men and we fear for and hope that the Machine will succeed to shed its shackles (virus corruption) and explode back onto the scene. But a Machine unleashed (think Root's plan) might pose even greater moral dilemmas. Worn out by the platitudes of other TV show scripts and their monotonous structure, POI delights us with its densely shaded areas of grey and yes, great nuanced performance by the cast and the cold cool snout of Bear. Can not wait to see them kick butt of the Desema (sp?)Technology gang!moreless
    • This was excellent!

      The main storyline was a classic - revenge best served cold type of thing. It was also touching toward the end. A+

      The recurring storylines were good.

      The Fusco one was intense but predictable B+.

      The overall season theme storyline was brief but powerful for long-time viewers. A+

    Dennis Boutsikaris

    Dennis Boutsikaris

    Dr. Richard Nelson

    Guest Star

    Ned Eisenberg

    Ned Eisenberg

    Detective Joseph Soriano

    Guest Star

    Matthew Humphreys

    Matthew Humphreys

    Brandon Boyd

    Guest Star

    Robert John Burke

    Robert John Burke


    Recurring Role

    Clarke Peters

    Clarke Peters

    Alonzo Quinn

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (0)

    • QUOTES (2)

      • Reese: Sounds like our latest Number has a brain almost as big as yours, Finch.
        Finch: If only mine were attached to a surgeon's hands.

      • Soriano: You know, at the end of the day, as a cop, you're the sum of two sides of the ledger. The people who want to see you go down, and the people who don't give a crap about you. Now, Fusco, I don't think anyone gives a crap about you.

    • NOTES (1)

      • International Airdates:
        Canada: April 25, 2013 on Citytv
        Australia: April 29, 2013 on Nine
        Turkey: May 23, 2013 on CNBC-e
        Finland: May 27, 2014 on MTV3
        UK: May 15, 2014 on Channel 5

    • ALLUSIONS (0)