Person of Interest 'Foe' Review

It’s spy vs. spy this week as another former LOST actor (Alan Dale) tangles with our leading twosome, playing an ex-Stasi agent back from a twenty-four year absence where he was secretly imprisoned following the fall of the Berlin wall and his wife’s tragic death.  Befitting the presence of another actor from Michael Emerson’s former show popping up at this week’s POI, we also get the return of the flashback narrative device as we are given another glimpse into Mr. Reese’s ever-mysterious CIA past. All that and Jim Caviezel gets to fire off another big freakin’ gun—worth the sight just for how Finch’s eyes bugged out at both the sight of it and the fact that he had to guide his trajectory for it.

Following the last new outing of the show, this one was less high-stakes action and more along the lines of, let’s use up all the ‘ex-spy on a revenge trail’ plot points we can in a single hour. "Foe" covered everything from tracking down the old team members who betrayed Ulrich Kohl, the dead wife not really being dead and of course the surprise revelation that Kohl has a daughter and never knew it until now. On top of that we had Reese being lectured by Kohl about the pitfalls of being the kind of men they are. All the usual stuff about how certain men are soldiers and they bring death to all those around them. Standard spy lifestyle tidbits being doled out, but there was the added benefit of having Kohl give Reese a very excruciating biology lesson as he tortured him throughout this little advice-giving moment. It was nice seeing Reese truly get one-upped as it doesn’t happen very frequently. Read More...


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