~ Special Edition Post ~
For old times' sake.
***As usual, spoilers***
Sorry for the 'bout of nostalgia, but I have a slight confession. In recent weeks, I was thinking of new avenues for Black Girls' Night Out, and I was curious about what had happened to Det. Joss Carter on CBS's Person of Interest.
But then I noticed a couple of things: 1) No one was emailing me about this woman. No one was posting updates on our Facebook or reaching out to me on Twitter, and in the Black Girl 'Sphere, that's usually very telling.
2) If you go to Person of Interest on Wikipedia,you'll notice there's pretty much the same info on Carter that there was, like, two years ago. This told me there had been zero character development since I'd stopped watching, and that Taraji Henson's presence on the show was on borrowed time.
And then, out of the blue Andrea emails me about this show and boy...do I hate when I'm right.
Taraji P. Henson knew about her shocking "Person of Interest" fate for years.
"I knew when I signed on to do the project the character would have a beginning, middle and end," Henson said on "Late Show with David Letterman. "Because for me, I do more feature films and television is really not my thing."
Henson's character saved the day, but paid the ultimate price in the Tuesday, Nov. 19 episode of "Person of Interest." The Oscar-nominated actress said she knew her character would die, but just wasn't sure when.
...Henson told EW she was sad when she got the final script. "You portray a character for so long, you care about her and her life. But art imitates life -- it comes to an end unexpectedly. It was bittersweet, because I enjoyed portraying Carter. What a strong, powerful woman on television," she said. (Source)
RIP, Detective. I wanted so much more for you on that show. But like I used to say...thank God for Scandal.
But before all that craziness, there's some other craziness we need to go over:
1 - Cyrus sinks to yet a new low with James. Instead of putting a hit out on him this, Cyrus covertly whores his good-looking younger husband out to Sally Langston's husband, while a hired photographer hides out in the bushes and gets the goods to keep the holier-than-thou VP in check. Why you messin' with my favorite couple, Shonda? There weren't enough other dysfunctional couples to mess with?
And what's hilarious is, Mellie warns Cyrus against this, to which he replies, "My husband is not your husband." At least...not until he realizes he's being used, Cy.
2 - Speaking of dysfunctional pairs, let's talk unnecessary pairs. Why is Harrison screwing the Congressman's daughter/sister? What was served by that non-twist? I get that we've been harping for more Harrison, but this was not the way to go. And do we really believe she's resigning after her idiot child-sister faked the campaign burglary? After all the hype about Lisa Kudrow joining the cast, this is how it ends? I think not. I think this is just a flimsy excuse to reunite Olitz and put them back on the campaign trail together.
3 - And speaking of, Olitz returns with the drama and star-crossed romance. Apparently, the Prez did buy land and did build a house for him and Liv in Vermont
So there they are, screwing each other's brains out (slowly, tastefully, airbrushed and to romantic music, of course), while the Prez is supposed to be campaigning for re-election in New Hampshire, and Liv is supposed to be figuring out what happened to her mother.
Great way to prioritize, you two.
4 - Huck is on to Quinn. And when I say "on to Quinn", I mean the episode ends with her finding him in her apartment, and the winter finale promo shows he has a power drill with her name on it.
Of course...I'm in denial and I seriously doubt Huck is really going to torture Quinn. And I'm going to spend two weeks holding onto that doubt.