Person of Interest

Season 3 Episode 14

Provenance

34
Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Feb 04, 2014 on CBS
7.8
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Reese reunites with the team to save an antiquities thief, but the group ends up in a high-stakes heist.

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  • Pointless episode

    5.0
    I rarely say this but this episode was rather pointless. The reason being.... If they had agreed to work with Root five episodes back then Root could easily solo this mission and it would take her about 15 min total, no casualties, no excessive force. and wham bam thank you ma'am done!!!!



    The reason it would be simple is Root has a different relationship with The Machine than Finch does. Whereas Finch has only one purpose for The Machine-- saving lives. Root sees The Machine as alive and an accomplice. Root has asked the Machine in the past for additional information and to aid her in her time of need. The machine does a system check to see if any favors involved harming/taking human life and if the favors don't harm people---- it helps Root out.



    So back to what I am saying, Finch's moral code prevents him from trusting Root or allowing her to join the team. Plus Root is one of my favorite characters.moreless
  • Not really much action in this episode

    8.0
    Not really much action in this episode, but the story was interesting enough, although not great. On the plus, we got to see bear for a few seconds.
  • Provenance

    7.0
    A good show here tonight, but a bit underwhelming. Reese returning was quick and expected, but there was no reason to delay the inevitable I suppose.
  • carter

    6.0
    Sarah shahi is hot but dull and blah. Big mistake killing carter....
  • So much leaping around for what?

    4.5
    I'm not too worry about the ratio of Reese/Shaw/Finch/Root/Fusco... it was just that this was easily the worst POI ever!

    The story didn't really fit with the overall tone of POI and the thief/gymnast (to coin a pun) was just 'lame' (and she can't act).



    POI has always punched above it's weight, script-wise, sometimes mixing pathos with tongue in cheek but this time it just plain missed the mark. Sad smiley face (first time I've had to give it a below average rating).moreless
Elaine Tan

Elaine Tan

Kelli (Jiao) Lin

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Henri Lubatti

Henri Lubatti

Agent Alain Bouchard

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Gene Farber

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Cyril

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