PERSON OF INTEREST “The Fix” Review

PERSON OF INTEREST “The Fix” Season 1 Episode 6 – I’m a big fan of the Person of Interest episodes that hit the ground running and don’t feel the need to ease you into the case of the week. This week’s episode, “The Fix”, starts off with the very first scene introducing us to our PoI for the named Zoe Morgan. Zoe is a “fixer”, hence the episode title. For those of you who are unfamiliar with what a fixer, it’s basically the most bad-ass profession you could have. Unfortunately for Zoe, it’s also one of the most dangerous as she’s almost shot about 15 minutes into the episode for having listened to an incriminating recording of a wealthy businessman and his employee.

While Reese and Finch are trying to protect Zoe from this angry businessman, in the meantime we actually get a story line involving detective Carter that I care about! I know, it’s a miracle! I’ve always been annoyed with how resolute Carter is with bringing down Reese, when there’s really no evidence that he’s ever done anything wrong. In fact, he’s usually doing the right thing. Thankfully, this week we have a more interesting activity for her: Following up on the M. Elias thread from a few episodes back. Having Carter investigate an overarching cold case involving a woman being murdered by her husband, and now that man is killed, makes you wonder how often this show is going to have these mysteries that last multiple episodes. I’m a big fan of that, so I hope we see more. Especially if it involves giving that detective Carter something to do.

The only part of the episode that I wasn’t a big fan of was the constant flirting and googly eyes that were made between Zoe and Reese. With Reese supposedly having such heavy baggage about his wife in the first episode, I had a hard time rooting for this creepy romance, especially considering that we probably won’t see her character ever again.

Overall, though this was yet another satisfying episode in what has become my second favorite new drama of the fall (Behind Showtime’s Homeland). With an intriguing twist in the M. Elias case happening towards the end of the episode, I’m excited to see where this goes.

Random Thoughts:

– I liked how Zoe was actually responding to Reese when he was talking to Finch in his earbud. He always talks into that thing with nobody ever calling him out on the fact that he’s basically speaking into mid-air all the time.

– I thought that Reese wasn’t supposed to kill people, but he gave that one dude a legal injection here right before shooting the guy in the car. I was a bit surprised by this.

– This was the first episode we saw without Kevin Chapman’s Detective Fusco, and it didn’t make any sense for him to be gone with such an intriguing case on Carter’s desk. Weird.