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Welcome back to another episode of Burn Notice. Oh wait, the ex-elite military burned spy, current superhero isn’t smoldering in his doll clothes while his BFF gets drunk. Welcome back to another episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Oh no, the “chosen one” super hero isn’t quipping but at least his watcher is in a library. No, welcome back to another episode of Person of Interest, where the writers no longer care about internal logic and continuity. But at least they changed the opening credits.
The show starts with Reese and Carter having drinks so she can whine about not knowing who she can trust, even though, at this point, she’s the one who keeps putting other people in danger while Reese and Fusco have to save her and her son’s asses on a regular basis. Thankfully this is cut short when we learn that they were staking out the latest number who’s just cheating on his wife which has no series logic, let alone real life logic, to explain why a heretofore non-violent woman would suddenly premeditate and plot killing her husband enough to make him a number but not enough to realize it’s stupid to kill him in a crowded bar.
With that bit of nonsense out of the way, Reese heads down to the library because there’s a new number. But first, it’s Finch’s turn to forget that Fusco just saved his own damn life while he was tripping and dancing to the fancy lights in the microwave and question when Reese started “protecting Fusco.” Reese says he’s protecting an asset and wants to acknowledge and move on. The number is yet another working-class, outer-borough family man who works for an armored truck service. They assume because he seems like the good guy that he is the good guy and Reese gets shot, again, but has minimal adverse effects from it because, again, no internal logic. Then more heretofore non-criminals become criminal masterminds and get the drop on Reese. What?
Really, though, the number is superfluous to this episode. It’s all about what happened in Ordos. After Reese takes a personal call and chit chats with Jessica while on assignment in Morocco, Snow orders Reese and Stanton to head to China because they need to retrieve a sensitive laptop. Alicia slinks out of the shadows to tell them it has the Stuxnet source code on it which they need to retrieve before it gets into the wrong hands, skipping over the fact that once something like that is unleashed it’s kind of freely available online. (Google it.) Reese mistakenly thinks he works for Initech and tells Snow he can’t do this job because he has to take some leave, due to a “family emergency,” even though he’s not supposed to be in contact with anyone from his past. But why bother with internal logic when you have a story to tell. Snow’s all “Bitch, please…you have no family,” then whispers that Reese is to kill Stanton because she’s been compromised.
So they go to Ordos and learn that they were being shined on the whole time. The laptop doesn’t have a Google search for Stuxnet on it, it has the Machine’s source code and they weren’t supposed to retrieve the laptop, they were supposed to find it and give the extraction team their location, ostensibly so they could be removed, but really so they and the laptop could be blowed up real good. Which, makes sense except…why add the layer of having Reese and Stanton kill each other first if they’ll just be killed waiting for the extraction team? Wouldn’t it have made more Snow sense to just send them in and let them wait to be blown up? Oh right, no internal logic.
Luckily, there was a fireplug shaped bright spot to this episode. While Carter whines about not being able to trust him, Finch acts like a right dick about protecting him, and Reese laughs in his face that he doesn’t give a shit how Lionel gets out of trouble with HR, Lionel still manages to save himself, the day, and Reese, once again. And then has some really sweet bonding time with his kid.
Then there’s a cliffhanger right out of Soapdish.
Full recap in a few days. Until then, you can catch up on the last recap here.
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