Person of Interest “Legacy” Review

Well, this is the big episode, right? The episode where we finally see how they’re working Taraji P. Henson’s character into the mix! My biggest complaint about Person of Interest from the get-go is that Detective Carter seemed too much on the periphery, but now “Legacy” is attempting to change that. Will she work easily into the fold, or will she want to learn too much?

An interesting wrinkle in Carter’s story that I didn’t anticipate was how all of this would affect Fusco. It was funny seeing Fusco peer over at Carter’s desk all accusatory, just like Carter used to do to him. I’m not sure why Reese is choosing to keep them both in the dark, but I’m sure he has his reasons.

The other little piece of character development we got this week was between Finch and his old partner’s son. It was nice to see the more nurturing and sympathetic side of Finch, since we usually see him so analytical and calculating. However, it was a nice surprise to see that his old partner’s son has been snooping around the files and has noticed some “Inconsistencies”. Can’t wait to see where this goes!

Anyway, I’m about 200 words into this review and I haven’t even mentioned the actual PoI for the week, Ms. Deanna Gutierrez. I’m pretty sure it’s because I wasn’t really interested in her or what happened to her, but I was also genuinely confused. Maybe it’s just that I like my Person of Interest stories a little more action based, and this one was a little boring. We had a couple fist fights between Reese and the assassin guy, and then a lame climax in a file room. Nowhere near as awesome as last week, with all of the eye gouges and crutches flying around. I hope next week picks it up in the action department.

After last week’s super episode (Pun intended), I was hoping for this week to really pick it up. Seeing that Reese is having Finch followed is an interesting turn of events, so we’ll see where that goes!

Random Thoughts:

– I liked how quickly Reese tried to explain away how badly he was beaten by that guy following Gutierrez. My gunshot wounds haven’t healed yet! He’s using anabolic steroids! Stop making excuses, Reese.

– Whenever I see inmates meeting family members in the visitor center of jails, it always reminds me of Arrested Development. I was expecting one of the guards to yell “NO TOUCHING!” when that dude hugged his son.

– Did anybody see the brand of the filing cabinets? R-Kive. Clever, huh? Say it out loud if you don’t get it.