Today I (re)watch: Person of Interest, 1.05

I don’t remember this episode being super relevant to big plot points, but it’s pretty good.

I have watched the whole show before, so SPOILERS MIGHT HAPPEN. Big spoilers will be blanked out but references and irrelevant spoilers are going to be out in the open.

This episode’s number is Samuel Gates’, an honest judge whose son gets kidnapped to get Gates to let a lady with a DUI charge go. (I find it awkward and funny that because of this lady’s special position of power, a simple DUI puts an entire multinational criminal enterprise at risk and makes them all eventually lose a lot of money.

We get some more character and friendship fleshing out in this episode. Fusco is not just a dirty cop, he sees that John helps people – however he gets his info, however he does what he does – and feels more involved now and wanting to help. We are all skeptical of course, since he has tried to get John killed twice now, but it’s something.

On another front, Harold starts trusting John a bit more (even if it is just with his breakfast preferences), and John thanks Harold for giving him a job that allows him to help people. My heart.

I really enjoy John’s methods to get information. In this episode, when trying to get more information on the SP9 kidnappers and where they might have the kid, he puts two of the gang members inside his trunk. One does not know much but has been inside the trunk longer, and the other knows a bit more but wont tell, so he unties the first one’s hands so he can get the info out of the second one. He doesn’t even have to hurt his beautiful hands. He still has healing to do from the nail job he had (y’know? ‘Cause he played Jesus? I know, my jokes aren’t great, but I am always in the mood for some crucifixion humor.)

Carter and Fusco were working on the (judge’s) nanny getting killed, which we know ties with John and Harold, but Carter doesn’t know this. At the end, though, John leaves all the kidnappers, and the DUI lady, bound and gagged, “gift-wrapped” (which is funny when you think about them being bound and gagged) for Carter to arrest. Which is not suspicious, when criminals are all there, ready to be arrested. Not suspicious at all.

That’s all. This episode is super entertaining but not super important so, this was short.


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