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13 January 2012 @ 01:44 pm
Person of Interest - Super  
(wrote my TVD reaction thingy last night/this morning, if you want that instead)

First of all, the 'self-defense' lesson WAS HILARIOUS. I love how Reese is all matter-of-fact - you poke out his eyes, and Finch is disgusted, and then asks something like "is that what you'd do?" And Reese's answer, "No, that's what you do." Leaving unspoken that what he would do is beat the crap out of him without getting up from the chair. LOLOL

But, on a more serious side, I do appreciate the real-world nature of the advice. I think the most valuable info I learned from a self-defense class in college years ago was that if someone's raping or murdering me, it's not the time to be squeamish. You may not be able to go for the eyes, but you have to be able to THINK of it. There is no option off the table if your life is on the line.

Anyway, also fantastic and amusing was Carter coming out of her house and rolling her eyes at the OBVIOUSITY of the watchers and then peeling off Snow's hide with her glare (have I mentioned yet how I cannot WAIT until Reese KILLS HIM STONE DEAD? what a dick. though his line to his little minions: "she's not in here, boys!" did make me laugh). And then, HEEEEEEE, she eludes them. BADASS.

Loving the development of the Nathan-Finch story and more-or-less how they built the machine. Plus the hints of the Machine's growing awareness. I like the image of Reese and Finch sitting there brainstorming what Trask is up to and the Machine listening and rolling its eyes figuratively: "JFC, HUMANS ARE SO SLOOOOOOOW."

And yay for her being brought into the fold. Or tested, really, I suppose was what that was. Finch laid down some bait and a trail, and then saw whether she'd follow it -- and also maybe more importantly, whether she'd turn that info over about him being Reese's partner to Snow and Co. Which she didn't because, as she said, getting Reese arrested is one thing, getting him shot to death right in front of her wasn't what she wanted. And as we know from her flashback, she's already had that shit pulled on her, so that was a strike against them right there.

I'm curious about the other minion, though, did he really not shoot to kill because he wanted to take him into custody, or did he pull it for some other reasons. I don't think Reese has seen him yet; that could be interesting if they have some history we don't know about yet.

- Reese on the phone, water spraying everywhere, with the hammer in his hand is, like, one of my favorite images ever. He looks so ... demented. I dunno, it was funny.
- My husband thought the turn was going to end up being that the cook was the Super's secret daughter. PHEW. SO GLAD HE WAS WRONG. (I hate it when he calls things ten minutes in that turn out to be right, when I disagree, lol)
- I am .. uncertain about the wisdom of being in witness protection and telling strangers the truth, no matter how outlandish, but it was funny
- Interesting solution to the problem of getting Reese fixed up after he was shot. I still like calling in a favor from Tillman, but this worked well too.
- cool reversal of the usual dynamic with Finch out in the field, frustrated, with Reese stuck inside, equally frustrated. We've seen Finch a bit out there when necessary, but showing us a bit more of Reese's ability to think, and not just hit things very hard, was good too. (though the ability to hit things very hard WITH CRUTCHES proves it hasn't exactly gone away either).


Also, this is more fuel to the fire of my PofI/Term crossover fic. TOO MANY IDEAS.
patron saint of neglected female characters: bat in a caverose_griffes on January 14th, 2012 01:38 am (UTC)
Aaaaaaaaaah, such an awesome episode! Actual funny moments! Carter losing the CIA goons! Finch throwing her in the deep end! Reese managing a smack-down with his crutches! EVERYTHING!
lizardbeth: PofI - Reese  - amberlizardbeth_j on January 14th, 2012 04:07 am (UTC)

Why is our show so awesome???
litlover12 on January 14th, 2012 04:25 am (UTC)
That opening scene was just SO Finch: Stitch my friend up and I will throw piles of money at you. Literally. Hee!
lizardbeth: PoI - Reese with gunlizardbeth_j on January 14th, 2012 07:10 am (UTC)
And that he KNEW ALL THAT. Did he already have this doctor dude in mind just in case something happened to him or Reese? I guess he must have since it doesn't seem likely he googled him while driving.

and yes, the literal pile of cash -- kind of the direct opposite of Reese and his whole "I'm gonna help myself to your pile of drugs/guns/whatever" thing. heh
entertaining in a disturbing way: Kara Sam WHAT IS THISlyssie on January 15th, 2012 02:47 am (UTC)
PLEASE, cbs, may we have a renewal?

THIS SHOW. I don't know how to comprehend that it's gone from a half-assed, "Eh, it's entertaining" thing to "OMG THIS SHOW " with me. It's NOT just Carter (I mean, she's a big part, but). It's, it's, it's the little things, like Reese's badassness and Finch's uncomfortableness in being the one hiding bugs and such. And Fusco's resignedness.

*hands in the air*

Also, it is fun.
lizardbeth: Tricia dancinglizardbeth_j on January 15th, 2012 04:11 am (UTC)
It really is the whole package. I mean, I know for me, part of it was going into it with pretty forgiving sense of "GIMME MY BATMAN" -- I pretty much like everyone involved from Nolan, to the actors, on down, BUT STILL. They've done a really good job I think of getting these four to interesting places already and getting a very good balance between the episodic case of the week and the development of the longer arcs (something a whole pile of shows could learn from )

Plus, fun. ain't that the truth.