Damn, that was a gun in your pocket.
This show is going to need its own study guide pretty soon.
So, full disclosure. I never see the twist coming. Even when I know there’s a twist like in The Crying Game I was still wondering why the pretty lady had a penis. Figured it was a body double. I did figure out who Keyser Soze was before he walked out of the police station, but only about five minutes beforehand when they were on the docks. And yet, I knew Bruce Willis was dead in The Sixth Sense just from the trailer because M. Night Shyamalan sucks and can’t construct a story worth shit. But that’s for another time.
Now is for Person of Interest and this week’s person of interest is kindly, meek, unassuming high school history teacher (clue #1) CHARLIE (clue #2) Burton played by character and comic actor extraordinaire, Enrico Colantoni. Most may remember him as Keith Mars, but for me he will forever be Mathesar from Galaxy Quest:
Charlie just happens to be in the wrong place at the wrong time and witnesses a mob hit. He briefly talks to the victim, but flees the scene without giving a statement to the police (clue #3). So now everyone’s looking for Charlie (clue #4), the cops, the Russian mob, the Italian mob, our mystery man Elias who is not Reese so I suck at predicting, and our taciturn and slightly creepy hero. But Reese has Finch in his ear so he finds Charlie first and helps get him out. Except this happens at like the five minute mark, so Reese and Charlie find themselves in a shoot out with the Russians, and special guest star Enver Gjokaj. Charlie’s hit and so is Reese’s cell phone, losing contact with Finch. I’m pretty sure Finch whimpered at this point.
From this, everyone starts looking for Reese and Charlie, who decide that they’re going to take up residence in the Double B housing projects, currently populated by a bunch of Bulgarian drug dealers and addicts, and one conveniently helpful and friendly students of Charlie’s. Finch is on a mission to save his man, and even works with Fusco to find Reese. The Russians show up at the housing project but try to respect the Bulgarians turf until they sober up long enough to join with the Russians to find Charlie and Reese who really found the one place in NYC where he super duper does not fit in. And Carter and Fusco are aided by the Geico pitch guy (He really talks like that.) trying to solve the murder and find the ‘tall guy in a suit” who was last seen running off with the witness and shooting guys in the kneecap. But Carter has 14 active cases, so take a number.
Through all this mayhem, Charlie remains unusually calm, considering he witnessed a mob hit, was kidnapped by a tall, handsome, well-dressed stranger with nifty fighting and gun skills, and was shot in the shoulder (clue #5). He just follows Reese along, no questions asked, and flattering him when the opportunity arises (clue #6). Then, to the majestic strains of Sinnerman by Nina Simone, Fusco gets ambushed, Finch travels to Brooklyn and Reese gets blindsided by a twist that everyone but me probably saw coming from the top of the episode. Reese is shaken to his core (consider that for a moment) and storms off, angry with Finch. If they weren’t the stars of the show, I’d be worried.
So know in advance this recap’s going to be a pretty long one. Until then, check out last week’s recap here.