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Person of Interest

Season 2 Episode 16

Relevance

76
Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Feb 21, 2013 on CBS
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8.9
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    Person of Interest "Relevance" Review: Lady Killer

    Sarah Shahi killing dudes in badass ways. What more could you want from this excellent episode?

  • Episode Summary

    Reese and Finch must help their new Number, a counter-terrorist operative who is on the run from her own people.

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    • IN comic book terms this is called a 1st appearance

      8.5
      To the rest of us its called an intro. The writers schedule an episode that puts the main characters in the background and shift the lens on extreme high focus on a new character in order to bring that person into full view. This can work and it can also backfire. But POI did a great job of making the new character Shaw interesting.



      If they had played upon all the stereotypes then she would be predictable and plain. I have a feeling that Jonathan Nolan is a comic book fan. His narrative and storytelling is very stylized in the comic book fashion.moreless
    • Late to the party

      10
      I must say since this is the last episode I've watched of POI so far, this is by far one of the BEST character introduction episodes in television history and I watch a lot of TV. This was just pure amazing in terms of introduction. She had personality right of the bat. Used unorthodox methods, was extremely clever and not to mention bad ass! I don't think any other character introduction episode would top this! It had everything you could have hoped for in one and I sincerely hope I'll see her as part of the team!!moreless
    • Brilliant!!

      9.5
      This episode contains very little of Reese, Fitch, Carter or Fusco, which is odd for a POI episode, however when they appear they are absolutely hilarious and it took me 20 minutes into the episode to realize 'oh there not here'. This episode was different, but fast-paced and interesting and even though we got only minimal time with some of the characters, each and everyone popped out of the screen and made you love or hate them. I love that this episode showed how the machine works from the other side and dove deeper into the people who are controlling the machine. Furthermore we got to see both Root and Leon again.



      The change in pace was enjoyable and I have to say that this was one of my favourite if not my favourite episode of POI so far.moreless
    • Viva, change.

      9.0
      "Relevance" was a hated episode for many Person of Interest viewers, because it was a departure from the status quo. The complete change was one of the things that made me like this episode. I enjoyed being able to see the Machine as we've never seen it before (doing the anti-terror surveillance for which it was designed) and got a new, interesting character (we should anticipate a Shaw story arc) to boot. I didn't mind the tiny doses of Finch-Reese and Carter-Fusco we got in this ep, as each of their appearances was strong (and even funny -- Carter and Fusco around the stretcher and Finch and Reese in the cemetery).moreless
    • Best episode of the season

      9.5
      This episode was great.
    Paul Sparks

    Paul Sparks

    Wilson

    Guest Star

    Ebon Moss-Bachrach

    Ebon Moss-Bachrach

    Michael Cole

    Guest Star

    Sarah Shahi

    Sarah Shahi

    Sameen Shaw

    Guest Star

    Amy Acker

    Amy Acker

    Root

    Recurring Role

    Jay O. Sanders

    Jay O. Sanders

    Special Counsel

    Recurring Role

    Boris McGiver

    Boris McGiver

    Hersh

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