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post #1651 of 2022

I loved it when Root asked for another pistol. You knew then she was going into overdrive.

post #1652 of 2022
That was one of the best hours of television I have seen in a while. Emmy worthy episode. An absolutely powerful opening. Noted no introduction... (And we were gonna watch for Carter's status being deceased. Maybe when it comes back.) The flashbacks were terrific and provided great character depth. Especially Fusco. Finch's reason for the HR head guy not getting a bullet was right on, but Simmons certainly earned his demise. Now we move forward into something big on the horizon. Man, this show is great!
post #1653 of 2022
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Originally Posted by BarnacleBill View Post

That was a really good episode. I loved how the team got to Quinn and took out the Russians. Root, Shaw and The Machine make quite a team. However, all the talk of "something really big" coming reminds me of "the coming Apocalypse" on Angel. Possibility for some interesting guest stars. (Nah, they'll never do it.)

Cue the music Johnny Cash "When the Man Comes Around"

well done episode. Flashbacks to 2005 well integrated into the present. Well written Fusco Simmons scene and adios Simmons scene.
post #1654 of 2022
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Originally Posted by bpeacock22 View Post

That was one of the best hours of television I have seen in a while. Emmy worthy episode. An absolutely powerful opening. Noted no introduction... (And we were gonna watch for Carter's status being deceased. Maybe when it comes back.) The flashbacks were terrific and provided great character depth. Especially Fusco. Finch's reason for the HR head guy not getting a bullet was right on, but Simmons certainly earned his demise. Now we move forward into something big on the horizon. Man, this show is great!

I agree totally. Good television the last couple weeks and given the disappointment of most shows, that says something. I like the show not having the strict formula where major characters are never in jeopardy. Letting one of the major characters get killed adds more suspense to the show. I really enjoy the Fusco character as well...his role and depth on the show has really grown. Well done.
post #1655 of 2022
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Originally Posted by grasshoppers View Post

Couldn't agree more...a powerful episode from beginning to end.
The Johnny Cash song during the opening scenes was mesmerizing.

We just watched the episode tonight. I recognized the song. It took me a few minutes to recall, but then I thought.. "Nine Inch Nails".
Johnny Cash did a great job with it too. I then felt inclined to look it up and see who actually wrote the song. Turned out to be Trent Reznor (NIN), and Johnny covered it about 8 years later. I looked up the video that Distorted mentioned too, very touching.. It's a shame that we all have to get old...
post #1656 of 2022
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Originally Posted by humdinger70 View Post

Also, Simmons was in good health when he tangled with John, still had that bullet in him when he fought with Fusco.

Good point. I would have had a hard time accepting that the short, dumpy, and clearly out of shape Fusco, could have beat up the much larger and buff Simmons if Simmons hadn't had that bullet in his shoulder. As it was presented, though, I thought the scene was credible, remarkably so by CBS' standards.
post #1657 of 2022
Fusco got the best lines. Love the way he arrests Simmons vs killing him. Congruent with the way writers developed his character and Carter's. Love redemption themes.
"She reminded me that I could be good again. I could be a good father, a good friend. a good cop. I'm not gonna let you [Simmons] undo all the good she did. Carter saved my life. She saved me from myself. Because she believed in me. And i'm not gonna throw all that away on a piece of crap like you."

And yes, his reactions to over-the-top Root were hilarious. Great writing.

I wonder, could the bad thing coming have to do with another different "machine" built by some other country or organization?


i09 has a great recap…

http://io9.com/person-of-interest-reveals-the-machines-inside-its-huma-1472954414
Edited by philw1776 - 11/28/13 at 5:20am
post #1658 of 2022
Great last episode.

But we still don't know anything about root.
Where did she come from?
How did she get her knowledge about Harold and the machine?
How did she get access to all the info before the machine started to talk to her?

To be honest, the root character seems more far fetched than the machine itself. Harold was extremely cautious about hiding the machine. But a crazy women out of nowhere seems to know more than Finch himself.
post #1659 of 2022
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Originally Posted by CarlosFo View Post

Great last episode.

But we still don't know anything about root.
Where did she come from?
How did she get her knowledge about Harold and the machine?
How did she get access to all the info before the machine started to talk to her?

To be honest, the root character seems more far fetched than the machine itself. Harold was extremely cautious about hiding the machine. But a crazy women out of nowhere seems to know more than Finch himself.

She's an expert hacker and had been researching the machine for years.  It's been explained in several episodes.   Also remember last season she got herself a job in the government agency that ran the machine from their end. She probably knows as much about the machine as Finch.

post #1660 of 2022
I cringed every time Fusco hit Simmons with his left hand with the broken fingers. Ouch!
post #1661 of 2022
While I liked the episode, I had big issues with Root being able to shoot everyone in the leg with two weapons and no aiming. No matter how much the machine would help her, it is not going to make her that good of a shot.

I also had issue with the end beat down of simmons by a fat out of shape cop, but others said the same thing. Other then these two things, I liked the episode.
post #1662 of 2022
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Originally Posted by WilliamR View Post


I also had issue with the end beat down of simmons by a fat out of shape cop, but others said the same thing. Other then these two things, I liked the episode.

Got a story for ya....one of my daughters employees was picking up a fast food order at a drive thru when he
Observed in the adjacent parking lot 4 men beating the crap out of one guy who was on the ground. One of the
Men had a baseball bat. The employee hopped out of the car and confronted the 4 men. A few minutes later
One of the attackers was running for his life and the other 3 (including the one with the bat) were laid out on the
Ground with a Broken ribs,dislocated elbow and a Broken jaw. All three required hospitalization. The police did not
Press any charges against the employee thanks to the witness of the drive thru employee and the victim.

My daughters employee is about 5'8" tall and about 100 lbs overweight and has
Numerous health issues. Probably weighs about 275lbs,very soft spoken and polite.
He is about 40 years old.

Moral of the story.....Never judge a book by its cover!!!
Edited by grasshoppers - 11/28/13 at 5:24pm
post #1663 of 2022
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The whole Carter getting killed at the end seemed really rushed, almost like they forgot it.
I wished they would of forgotten it and let her live. mad.gif
post #1664 of 2022
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Originally Posted by bonscott87 View Post

She's an expert hacker and had been researching the machine for years.  It's been explained in several episodes.   Also remember last season she got herself a job in the government agency that ran the machine from their end. She probably knows as much about the machine as Finch.

That is exactly what I mean, how does a crazy hacker from the outside got any clue about the machine anyway? If one person can do that and locate Finch, the government or any other criminal organisation with lots of manpower and money should have been able to the same thing long ago.
post #1665 of 2022
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Originally Posted by CarlosFo View Post

That is exactly what I mean, how does a crazy hacker from the outside got any clue about the machine anyway? If one person can do that and locate Finch, the government or any other criminal organisation with lots of manpower and money should have been able to the same thing long ago.
Sometimes you just have to suspend a little bit of disbelief and enjoy the show. Take Wizard of Oz for example... wink.gif
post #1666 of 2022
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Originally Posted by CarlosFo View Post

That is exactly what I mean, how does a crazy hacker from the outside got any clue about the machine anyway? If one person can do that and locate Finch, the government or any other criminal organisation with lots of manpower and money should have been able to the same thing long ago.

FWIW, this: http://personofinterest.wikia.com/wiki/Root
post #1667 of 2022
As far as this "something really big" thing that Root keeps mentioning, the first thing that comes to my mind is that John Hurt lookalike.

As far as I remember, that storyline was never wrapped up and he escaped the last time we saw him. Considering he has something to do with the Chinese government and IMO China is probably the one country in the world that could take us in a war, I'd say that would be a big threat.
post #1668 of 2022
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Originally Posted by Tom Imp View Post

IMO China is probably the one country in the world that could take us in a war.

Huh? Not even close. I respectfully disagree. They are probably the most capable of defending their country, but "take us in a war"? Highly unlikely.

But it's probably too soon for Americans to panic. Many experts who've looked closely at the matter agree that China today simply does not have the military capability to challenge the United States in the Pacific, though its modernization program has increased its ability to engage the United States close to Chinese shores. And the U.S. military is still, for all its troubles in Iraq and Afghanistan, the most capable fighting force on the planet.

I don't want to derail the thread, so I won't get into a debate about this. We can agree to disagree. smile.gif
post #1669 of 2022
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Originally Posted by rdclark View Post

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Originally Posted by CarlosFo View Post

That is exactly what I mean, how does a crazy hacker from the outside got any clue about the machine anyway? If one person can do that and locate Finch, the government or any other criminal organisation with lots of manpower and money should have been able to the same thing long ago.

FWIW, this: http://personofinterest.wikia.com/wiki/Root

Holy crap! I've seen every episode and I forgot a lot of this. And this is just one character. This is one complex show.
post #1670 of 2022
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Originally Posted by BarnacleBill View Post

Holy crap! I've seen every episode and I forgot a lot of this. And this is just one character. This is one complex show.
Ditto smile.gif
post #1671 of 2022
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Originally Posted by zeus33 View Post

Huh? Not even close. I respectfully disagree. They are probably the most capable of defending their country, but "take us in a war"? Highly unlikely.

But it's probably too soon for Americans to panic. Many experts who've looked closely at the matter agree that China today simply does not have the military capability to challenge the United States in the Pacific, though its modernization program has increased its ability to engage the United States close to Chinese shores. And the U.S. military is still, for all its troubles in Iraq and Afghanistan, the most capable fighting force on the planet.

I don't want to derail the thread, so I won't get into a debate about this. We can agree to disagree. smile.gif

Believe me, this is one thing I would be happy to be wrong about. biggrin.gif
post #1672 of 2022
I waited to watch all three episodes together. First watched The Blacklist last night, then these.

First: crap, she was the one I didn't want to see go away. That is going to burn for a long time.

Now, we've been talking in the Blacklist thread about acting quality and the problems it has. Watching them back to back was just ridiculous. POI is so well acted and written in comparison. It just really drove home the difference. One soliloquy in Blacklist was excellent this week and the rest was meh, or worse. Don't care about a single character or plot line. While almost every second of POI is ready for submission for awards.
post #1673 of 2022
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Originally Posted by grasshoppers View Post

Got a story for ya....one of my daughters employees was picking up a fast food order at a drive thru when he
Observed in the adjacent parking lot 4 men beating the crap out of one guy who was on the ground. One of the
Men had a baseball bat. The employee hopped out of the car and confronted the 4 men. A few minutes later
One of the attackers was running for his life and the other 3 (including the one with the bat) were laid out on the
Ground with a Broken ribs,dislocated elbow and a Broken jaw. All three required hospitalization. The police did not
Press any charges against the employee thanks to the witness of the drive thru employee and the victim.

My daughters employee is about 5'8" tall and about 100 lbs overweight and has
Numerous health issues. Probably weighs about 275lbs,very soft spoken and polite.
He is about 40 years old.

Moral of the story.....Never judge a book by its cover!!!

I can definitely judge Fusco by his cover, he is so out of shape he couldn't even swing his arm properly. I have no doubts he would of lost, and lost fast.
Edited by WilliamR - 12/2/13 at 7:43am
post #1674 of 2022
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Originally Posted by WilliamR View Post

I can definitely judge Fasco by his cover, he is so out of shape he couldn't even swing his arm properly. I have no doubts he would of lost, and lost fast.

But Fusco would have won
Edited by philw1776 - 12/1/13 at 5:04am
post #1675 of 2022
Plus Simmons had a bullet hole in him that Fusco took advantage of...
post #1676 of 2022

Totally OT but I think Fusco is really Fritzy from the Dan Patrick Show. 

post #1677 of 2022
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Originally Posted by philw1776 View Post

But Fusco would have won

Corrected, and Fusco would of lost, and lost really fast.
post #1678 of 2022
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Originally Posted by CarlosFo View Post

Great last episode.

But we still don't know anything about root.
Where did she come from?
How did she get her knowledge about Harold and the machine?
How did she get access to all the info before the machine started to talk to her?

To be honest, the root character seems more far fetched than the machine itself. Harold was extremely cautious about hiding the machine. But a crazy women out of nowhere seems to know more than Finch himself.

I don't see the Machine as far fetched ..

And Root has Mind Melded with it .. she is the living embodiment of the Machine .. eek.gif
post #1679 of 2022
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Originally Posted by mgkdragn View Post

I don't see the Machine as far fetched ..

And Root has Mind Melded with it .. she is the living embodiment of the Machine .. eek.gif
I would say it is using her, similar to how the govt and Finch use it.
post #1680 of 2022
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Originally Posted by WilliamR View Post

Corrected, and Fusco would of lost, and lost really fast.

Correct again, Fusco would have won/lost
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