Yay, it’s back…for a week. But it’s back. My theory for the week off? There’s a Carter-centric episode looming on the horizon and her epic unpopularity (in my mind at least) made them push it back to December to avoid the ratings drop during sweeps. She’s awful. You know who else is awful? Rebecca Damn Black. Not only are people actually paying her to record songs, her latest is actually called Person of Interest. How do these things happen?
As for the episode, there’s no time to dawdle this week, they just jump right into the number, a gentleman allegedly named Wallace Negel, but as soon as they see he hasn’t had a single electronic transaction since 1987, Reese spots a spy alias from a mile away. They dig and discover he’s Ulrich Kohl, burned German super-spy assassin come back from a 24 year hiatus to exact some revenge on the people he blames for his wife’s death.
The situation quickly devolves into a real life Spy vs. Spy except no one has the beaky noses or stylish cold war hats and trench coats, so it just involves two very taciturn men staring at each other, and maybe some BDSM with needles and gags. WWJD? He over-identifies, but it’s not the warm and squishy kind he felt with the ex-military guy from the third episode. This one’s more like looking in a crazy killing machine mirror.
Things go haywire and everyone’s running all over the city trying to stop a killer and when Finch loses contact with Reese he turns to his new BFF, Fusco, with AWESOME results. I won’t lie. I’m developing my own warm and squishy feelings for that belligerent fireplug. I might have actually squealed when he showed up.
On the back story front, we see Reese on the first day of his new job as a newbie killing machine. He meets his handler/partner and they’re both decked out in swanky evening wear because Jim Caviezel looks fantastic in a tuxedo. She overacts being the gum-cracking tough and gives Reese various last names like Wilson that don’t exactly fit and we know he’s on his first day because when things get tense he actually twitches.
Back in the present, he brings Finch his favorite kind of tea which makes Finch flinch and start practicing his “It’s not you, it’s me…” speech in his head, but Reese shoots him down with a “It’s not like I know your favorite color,” so I guess they’re both still free to see other people. Will it be awkward when they find out they’re both seeing Lionel.
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