So I made it home today to watch both episodes and I'll be real; I only watched the latter half of Person of Interest. Carter had some moments solving the murder of a missing girl from decades earlier, but once she served her purpose working in the field and keeping Reese from going in the wrong direction, she'd...well, served her purpose. She then vanished until the very end, where she reappeared for less than a minute.
Like I said before, if the writers are serious about fleshing her out, they need to start now. It's easy to say, "Tomorrow, tomorrow" but we're two already two weeks in. Time flies, and before we know it, it'll be mid-season and we'll still be wondering why Taraji Henson even bothers to show up for this show.
She got more screen time on Boston Legal, and she wasn't even a full-time cast member!
And it's not just because of Kerry Washington. For one, the writing's seriously improved. There are so many questions now that I wanted answered...I never even thought I'd care that much before!
CBS needs to take notes from ABC when it comes to fleshing out characters. We're the second week in and Huck, the ex-operative, is attending AA meetings to get help with his addictive thoughts of torture and body disposal.
A famed pastor is found dead on top of his mistress, who's handcuffed to the bed and alive. Thus the writers have the Prez's Wifey soothe the pastor's wife, while Pope tries to talk some sense into his mistress of fifteen years. It's a moving and spell-binding parallel, and very revealing for both women. Contrary to what we were led to believe in the first season, the Wifey is not happy about Olivia and the Prez. She's hurt, embarrassed, and alienated. This was not how she pictured her marriage turning out and she's deeply wounded by it. For once, Medusa weeps.
Olivia, in a roundabout way, admits that she wants the Prez to leave his wife. I'll be honest; I never saw that coming. She's written as such an Alpha Woman; if the Prez left his wife for her, I don't see them getting a house with a white picket fence. He's the President. She's a career woman. What did she seriously expect to happen?
By the way, Tony Goldwyn is becoming more convincing as the Prez; there's much better acting and growing chemistry between him and Olivia. I'm actually impressed. Whatever kinks were dragging down the first season are rapidly being resolved in the second. The actors are settling into their alter egos and the writers are developing rhythm and flow. Everyone seems comfortable and confident, making me wonder if they already know they've been renewed for a third season.
What did y'all think?