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Old May 10 2013, 10:45 PM   #196
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Re: Person of Interest Season 2

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I'll gladly sacrifice a few of the more boring number of the week stories for this more grand narrative.
As the show gets older and new viewers are less likely, I bet CBS will let the writers drop more standalone stuff and go almost "Lost" esq heavy on the overall Arc.
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Old May 10 2013, 10:59 PM   #197
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I'll gladly sacrifice a few of the more boring number of the week stories for this more grand narrative.
As the show gets older and new viewers are less likely, I bet CBS will let the writers drop more standalone stuff and go almost "Lost" esq heavy on the overall Arc.
I can see the argument going both ways.

"Hey! Person of Interest is a Top 10 show. We shouldn't muck with the formula too much and let the writers do what they want to do since what they've been doing is clearly working!" (YAY!)

OR

"Hey! Person of Interest is a Top 10 show. With a few tweaks to make it more accessible to the masses and not drown the show in serialized arcs, we can make it a Top 5 show!" (BARF)
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Old May 11 2013, 06:02 PM   #198
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That was pretty cool, perfect season finale really, wrapped up the main arcs while setting things up for next season. Bit strange that Fusco hasn't been in the last couple of episodes though.
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Old May 11 2013, 06:07 PM   #199
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According to IMDB, the actor who plays Fusco (Kevin Chapman) is in two upcoming films. My guess is he needed time off of work to film some scenes.
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Old May 11 2013, 10:28 PM   #200
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According to IMDB, the actor who plays Fusco (Kevin Chapman) is in two upcoming films. My guess is he needed time off of work to film some scenes.
Phew. I thought they were cutting him off the show. He's great on it.

Can't wait for the next season!
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Old May 12 2013, 12:54 AM   #201
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I really missed Fusco in the last two episodes. I guess he was busy 'across town' as Carter says in universe and auntihill says in RL.

I guess the only unanswered question from the first two seasons is Harolds real name. I wonder what the story behind that is?

Also I look forward to learning more about Shaw.
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Old May 12 2013, 09:30 AM   #202
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I guess the only unanswered question from the first two seasons is Harolds real name. I wonder what the story behind that is?
They haven't mentioned his real name, but they did mention why he had to assume a false identity. As a teenager he hacked the Defense Department's ARPANET and published the code, which in the show universe is what eventually led to the creation of the internet (in real life ARPANET was a precursor to the Internet). His friend Nathan said that Harold was wanted for sedition by the US government as a result. He was already using a bird-derived fake name by the time he enrolled in MIT, where he was known as Harold Wren.
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Old May 12 2013, 04:01 PM   #203
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I really enjoyed this season. The last episode was a little confusing, but maybe I just need to watch it again. Some of it seemed...more unlikely than usual.

Shaw is a great addition, and I hope they flesh her out more in Season 3. The Carter and Elias thing was a little strange but I like the fact that she is now fully through the looking glass. She's digging up bodies and capping people in the ass...



Elias is a good villian/ally. I've always liked that actor.

A very good season, and a solid show IMHO. Looking forward to next season.

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Old May 12 2013, 04:48 PM   #204
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Well, truth be told, I always feel like Fusco has a giant bulls-eye painted on his back. So I'm always pleasantly surprised when the character isn't killed off. I like the supporting and recurring characters on this show.
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Old May 12 2013, 04:50 PM   #205
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I really enjoyed this season. The last episode was a little confusing, but maybe I just need to watch it again. Some of it seemed...more unlikely than usual.
I had a bit of a suspension of disbelief problem when the Machine told Reese and Shaw to head down the street at their 9:00 o'clock in search of a car, and then one pulls up minutes later and the driver gets out but leaves his keys in the ignition. I was like "Whaaat? How could it have possibly known that was going to happen?"

After a while I just figured that maybe the Machine had observed that driver leaving his keys in the ignition many times before and knew when he would be pulling up by monitoring traffic cams.
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Old May 12 2013, 05:44 PM   #206
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I really enjoyed this season. The last episode was a little confusing, but maybe I just need to watch it again. Some of it seemed...more unlikely than usual.
I had a bit of a suspension of disbelief problem when the Machine told Reese and Shaw to head down the street at their 9:00 o'clock in search of a car, and then one pulls up minutes later and the driver gets out but leaves his keys in the ignition. I was like "Whaaat? How could it have possibly known that was going to happen?"

After a while I just figured that maybe the Machine had observed that driver leaving his keys in the ignition many times before and knew when he would be pulling up by monitoring traffic cams.
You know, that one didn't get to me as much as, say, jumping the car off the bridge, flipping it upside down, walking out, unharmed, with machine guns, and stealing a medi-vac helicopter in front of the flight crew. Can you imagine how many law enforcement officials would be chasing them?

They also seemed to walk in and out of that nuclear waste facility pretty easily.

But overall, these are minor quibbles, since suspension of disbelief is part of the ride anyway. The show is exciting, fun, and "Batman Jesus" as you call him () is as cool as the other side of the pillow.

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Old May 15 2013, 04:21 PM   #207
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Person of Interest is moving to Tuesdays and will air after the 2 hour NCIS block CBS Fall schedule

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Sarah Shahi upped to series regular
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Old May 15 2013, 10:32 PM   #208
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I thought he would get his marching orders occasionally with the numbers and have a few interactions, not that it would tell him when to move and where to go all the time. That certainly makes things more interesting and makes you wonder who was really the Admin (metaphorically speaking, not literally): Finch or the Machine itself.
I must have missed that part. I thought Finch was only interacting this heavily with the machine for the 24 hour period following the reboot and the rest of their interaction was more limited.
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Old May 15 2013, 11:16 PM   #209
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I thought he would get his marching orders occasionally with the numbers and have a few interactions, not that it would tell him when to move and where to go all the time. That certainly makes things more interesting and makes you wonder who was really the Admin (metaphorically speaking, not literally): Finch or the Machine itself.
I must have missed that part. I thought Finch was only interacting this heavily with the machine for the 24 hour period following the reboot and the rest of their interaction was more limited.
Well, it was guiding Root at the time and giving her constant updates on her surroundings, but she insinuated that it did the same with Harold back when he was controlling it (and before the reboot). I'm not saying that he doesn't have total freedom of movement or that the Machine literally controls him in any way, mind you, just that it seemed a lot more involved in his day to day activities and movements than I would have previously pictured. Of course, it's entirely possible that, like you said, it was only that involved because it was in crisis mode at the time.
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Old May 16 2013, 12:52 AM   #210
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It's gonna be at 10 pm on Tuesdays?

Shit! Isn't that Grimm's timeslot?
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