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Person of Interest - S3E5 - Razgovor (10/22/13)

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Maui, Oct 24, 2013.

  1. MikeAndrews

    MikeAndrews Registered abuser

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    We still haven't seen where Finch had his back injured. We only saw that he ran into Reese in the hospital.
     
  2. MikeAndrews

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    I gotta check. He looks so much like him I'd swear he was Al Sepienza's son.

    [Edit: Nope. I guess not. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3146370/fullcredits?ref_=tt_ov_st_sm

    How cool is it that Sarah Shahi plays Shaw and in real life is a decedent of an Iranian Shah.]
     
  3. busyba

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    We saw it in flashbacks near the end of last season.

    Finch was disillusioned with the project and was going to blab to the press about it. The people who had bought the machine found out and set up a staged terrorist attack (van loaded with C4) at a ferry landing where Finch (and his partner on the project) was. The partner died in the blast, while Finch was injured. He snuck off and let his GF believe that he was dead (and his body unrecovered) because he saw goons looking for him at the makeshift triage center where he woke up.

    He went back to the backdoor machine terminal that his partner was using and found out that the machine had predicted what would happen.

    That was the event that led him to be on his current mission.
     
  4. jamesl

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    actually Finch's partner wanted to use the back door to the machine to get the "unimportant" numbers and help people

    Finch was totally against that
    I think he said that was too much power, it was playing God
    Finch insisted on seeing the "bigger picture", using the the machine only to provide national security

    Finch didn't want his partner using the back door to get any numbers

    I believe Finch's partner thought the machine was too powerful for the government, so he was going to the press

    so the explosion was meant to kill the partner

    Finch was there because he was going to try and talk the partner out of meeting the press

    after the explosion, Finch went back to the machine, used the backdoor and found out the "unimportant" number for that day was his partner's

    then Finch knew he could have saved his partner from the government

    that appears to be when he had his change of heart
     
  5. busyba

    busyba The Funcooker

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    Yeah, that sounds correct.
     
  6. Tivo_60

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    Agreed, great episode. It appears they are giving Carter more air time and Fusco less as each week goes by.

    BTW, I can't remember, from previous episode, who the woman in the mental hospital is. Too easy to forget last season stuff at my age.
     
  7. MikeAndrews

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    She's "root," the dangerous hacker equivalent of Harold who is more ruthless and willing to kill. She answered the call when the machine "rebooted" and called for Mama, along with Reese, so she has the key access to "her."
     
  8. RickyL

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    Plot wise I thought is we great but a couple of actions really bothered me.

    First, why the heck didn't shaw shoot the guy in front of her in the tunnel when the left the girls listening post instead of turning around.

    Second, really harold? You can't figure out a way to ditigize the tapes at high speed ?Heck I had a dual tape deck 20 years ago that copied tapes at high speed.
     
  9. Maui

    Maui Major Lee Oblivious

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    I found that whole aspect of the season finale last season confusing at best. It got a little too complicated for it's own good.

    But I love Amy Acker in that role so I am willing to overlook it.
     
  10. Tivo_60

    Tivo_60 NY State of Mind

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    Ahhh...thanks, that jolted my memory now. I agree with Maui though, the finale definitely was a little too complicated.
     
  11. philw1776

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    I thought it was an all time great finale. Epic. Saved it and re-watched it the night of this season's premiere episode. (I have this thingy called a Tebow or something that does it for me)
     
  12. jamesl

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    I also doubt he has a beta max or vhs player, or a laser disc player or an 8 track tape player
     
  13. madscientist

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    Why are we spoilerizing things that happened in this episode?
     
  14. Azlen

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    Unspoilering the non spoilers.

    The equipment needed to do high speed copying probably isn't that easy to find that quickly. He probably would have a easier time finding one in New York than he would a lot of other places, but it would still take time to do.
     
  15. MikeAndrews

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    Not to mention that Harold didn't have to rush the copying job because Reese had intention of turing over the tapes even if Shaw did.
     
  16. Amnesia

    Amnesia The Question

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    I love her in any role...
     
  17. eddyj

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    The machine is smart enough to know where they are so It only gives them numbers in that area.
     
  18. RickyL

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    I was thinking more along the lines of just using the tape recorder on, whats it call? cue? where you can still hear it playing fast and slowing it back down once its digitized.
     
  19. logic88

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    I'm catching up with all of the episodes this weekend so just got to this one. I liked it quite a bit as well. Now we know Shaw's first name (at least this is the first time that I've heard it). Shahi is a great addition. I'd trade more Shaw screen time for less Fusco screen time any day. :D

    But the one thing I don't get is why Root is such a bad ass. She's taken down Shaw once and she apparent does it again at the end of this episode? That doesn't seem right.
     
  20. madscientist

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    I wouldn't say Root is a badass, at all. Not like Shaw or Reese. But Root is very sneaky, is absolutely fearless, and has impeccable intel. That's an extremely formidable combination, even if you aren't much for hand-to-hand combat.

    Plus she packs a mean tazer.
     

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