Person of Interest has some of the most complex writings on TV. I love it’s parallels. Sometimes they are blunt, like when Root quotes Harold almost word-to-word: “Machine gave me the job. She didn’t say it would be easy.” or that time when Harold told Nathan that he will say to the irrelevant that he is truly sorry and he repeated the same words to Reese at the hospital, when John found out that Jessica died.
And sometimes they are like this.
Dillinger decides to flee to save himself while Reese decides to die to save others. Finch backs at Dillinger’s gunpoint while he stands still with John. Finch watches Dillinger die from the distance while standing close to Reese, ready to die with him but instead saving him.
I know, Finch and Dillinger relationship has nothing similar to what Finch has with Reese and their reasons were completely different. And that’s the whole point. After all these two scenes have a very strong connection. Dillinger dies, stealing Finch’s virus within a virus and Reese ends up on the roof top giving it back to Finch. It is almost poetic.
I like the way screenwriters are playing with same ideas and situations, transforming them into something new. I like the way they are going backwards in time. The story evolves in many unexpected ways and each detail has it’s meaning after all.
And oh well, it makes me cry. It was cruel.
Logan Pierce is one of my favorite irrelevants.
“The only thing that never gets old is connecting with people. That’s what everyone wants, a real connection.”