Person of Interest

Season 2 Episode 14

One Percent

Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Feb 07, 2013 on CBS
out of 10
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    Person of Interest "One Percent" Review: Friends in Rich Places

    This week, Reese protected an annoying social media guru while the series took some time off from being great in this tiring episode.

  • Episode Summary

    Reese and Finch try to help a billionaire tech magnate only to discover that doing so may compromise their existence when he sets out to find out who they really are and what they know.

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    • Art imitates Life

      How much of Logan Pierce is based on another Social network genius, I wonder? But regardless there was plenty of twists and turns to keep you guessing. Much like others who evaluated Pierce as borderline douche uber genius, I felt myself torn between liking the obnoxious rich jerk and sympathizing with him when he described his poor upbringing. It takes alot of acting for an actor to convey a jerk one moment then a sympathetic character the next. Jimmi Simpson really deserves an MVP vote but sadly his name doesnt appear as an option.moreless
    • Throw Money at the Problem

      The case this week was entertaining enough, if only for the character of Pierce. It was another case of the week, nothing special there. What made it worthwhile was the promise that they will eventually give us more of Finch's background (especially that concerning Ingram). It's still just a promise, which we've gotten before, but it's also reassurance that they haven't forgotten. Also, Bear's side-plot was wonderful. Way to keep it real, guys.

      One question I had arise from this episode, though. Finch knew where Reese was when the towers fell. I should have realized before now that the Machine didn't exist then. How did Finch know? Does the Machine have the ability to go through old feeds? Was Finch already working on some sort of surveillance? Something doesn't quite add up there.moreless
    • Pretty Good, Not Great

      This was a pretty solid episode and I really loved the Bear storyline. And Reese bidding $10 Million on those letters, then giving them away made me laugh. It was nice to be back to the typical episode style, and after the craziness of the last few episodes, I quite liked it. The POI himself was funny, and the writing was much better than in Dead Reckoning. I honestly cannot tell you how impressed I was that the writers had Reese disinfect the tube before saving Logan... Attention to detail shows. The last fifteen minutes or so felt a bit rushed, but the rest of the episode was interesting.

      And the flashbacks... They were interesting but ultimately amount to little. Okay, they decided to build the machine because of 9/11... We knew that. And Nathan installed a contingency... We knew that. And Nathan decided to go out on his own and try to save the irrelevant... That was the only major revelation the flashbacks gave us, and they were more time-wasters than anything else this episode IMO.

      Overall, though, solid episode, 8/10.moreless
    • One percent danger

      I love Jimmi Simpson and i was so happy to know he was the POI , but there was a point his charisma just went too douche-y and i wanted Reese to kneecap him. Jimmi starred as Logan Pierce, a soft-tech genius (how many shows has this guy played a genius??) founder of the stupidly named social network friendCzar, whose lawyer and bestfriend wanted him dead coz he was a pain. Logan dint like the way his bestfriend was thuggishly doing business and he wanted out. So he increased his own "eccentricness" and so he can get booted out of his own company and go start another one. As the POI , Reese had to protect him but it was difficult . Rather than be afraid someone wanted him dead, Logan was erratic,bend on his own ways and too curious about Finch and Reese. And,his curiosity is what makes me think he is coming back. Unlike Root, i think Logan is going to be a "friend". At the end of the episode, Finch said Logan is enough curious to be dangerous. A scene earlier, as Logan was giving Reese a present which turned out to be an expensive watch bugged with a GPS, he said he understand Finch and John do what they do because of altruism. So i do not think he means them harm. This is the guy we found out earlier in the episode he hated other "one percenters". Maybe i like Jimmi too much, or maybe am just feeling positive today, but i feel like they will be "friends" next time they cross path.

      Oh a depressed bear was cured by going on a play date with another dog. Carter told Fusco they are partner and friends but if his dirty past catches up with him,she doesn't have his the machine may or may not be glitching.moreless
    • Jimmi Again

      Jimmi Simpson plays another odd ball genius. I wonder how much of that is his own personality?
    Charlie Semine

    Charlie Semine

    Justin Ogilvy

    Guest Star

    Chandler Williams

    Chandler Williams

    Jeremy Campbell

    Guest Star

    Brooke Bloom

    Brooke Bloom

    Emily Morton

    Guest Star

    Brett Cullen

    Brett Cullen

    Nathan Ingram

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (2)

    • QUOTES (8)

      • Finch: I'm emailing you the details of several lawsuits involving Logan Pierce. Plaintiff with a history of violence, prior convictions.
        Carter: Uh, exactly what did you mean by "several lawsuits"?
        Finch: Two hundred, but I've already prioritized them. And no, there's no need to thank me.

      • Nathan: (on 9/11) We started IFT to save the world. Our suits got nicer, our Scotch more expensive. We changed, but the world stayed the same... until today. If we don't change the world, someone else will, so... what are we gonna do to stop the guys who did this?

      • Logan: The board can meet me at on Coney Island. Uh, they have got these bacon-wrapped hot dogs, crispy on the outside, juicy on the in. It's your basic kosher nightmare, But you know what they say. "What happens on Coney Island..." Well, I guess nothing good really happens on Coney Island. Except for these dogs.

      • Logan: Tell me, Sinclair, do you buy all of your shirts pre-stuffed or do you just fill 'em out that way?

      • Logan: You saved me. In the Chinese culture, you'd be responsible for me for life.
        Reese: Glad neither one of us is Chinese then.

      • Reese: You think if you're constantly evolving, this won't happen to you?
        Logan: Of course it will happen. But if you accept change as inevitable, it doesn't crush you when it does. Every technology ages, John. The only thing that never gets old is connecting with people. That's what everyone wants, a real connection.

      • Finch: Have you been under any excess stress?
        Reese: You mean besides being locked in a 11x13 in Rikers and wearing a bomb vest around Manhattan? Not really.

      • Finch: As far as you're concerned, Mr. Pierce, we don't exist.
        Pierce: But that's what's most impressive. John, I've been looking into you. And I'm not talking about your bogus hedge fund cover. You and your partner here don't seem to have a digital footprint. So I have to ask myself, how is this possible in this information age? People with that kind of anonymity, that's real power. So you see, I know who you are. The only thing I don't know is why you do what you do.

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