Person of Interest 1.16 'Risk' Review

On last night’s Person of Interest episode, ‘Risk’, Reese went undercover into the high-risk, high-reward, and high-mortality rate world of financial investments. Adam Saunders, a young risk management trader found himself wrapped up in a short-sell scheme involving a company whose stock was soon set to be made worthless following the passing of a new national bill. We didn’t really get to deal with any of the show’s loose story threads this week, but fortunately the POI case was interesting enough to hold attention onto attention throughout the hour.

Matt Lauria of Friday Night Lights played Adam and he brought a nice level of emotional depth along with a thrill-seeking edge that someone who worked in that world could easily have. The scenes he had with Reese and with his uncle nicely balanced out the two sides of the character as the audience could see he definitely qualified as more of a victim in the spectrum of different definitions for a POI (sometimes they’re the bad guy for example). As a former Friday Night Lights fan it’s just worth getting excited about whenever anyone from that show pops up on my screen and it gives POI another notch on their very impressive list of first season guest stars. Read More...


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