History Analysis / PersonOfInterest

3rd Dec '14 10:50:27 AM BabyM
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All four of the main characters have lost someone close to them: Reese lost Jessica (the voiceover is what he says to her killer when he confronts him in "Many Happy Returns"), Finch lost Grace and Nathan, Carter's marriage failed when her husband came back from the Middle East with PTSD (revealed in "Endgame"), Fusco is divorced (under circumstances yet to be fully explained). It's true of many of the [=POIs=] as well: Elias' entire life has been one complex exercise in avenging the loss of his mother, and Root's StartOfDarkness was triggered by the loss of her best friend as a child; Dr. Tillman in "Cura Te Ipsum" and Darren in "Wolf and Cub" are seeking revenge against someone who took a loved one away from them.

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All four of the main characters have lost someone close to them: Reese lost Jessica (the voiceover is what he says to her killer when he confronts him in "Many Happy Returns"), Finch lost Grace and Nathan, Carter's marriage failed when her husband came back from the Middle East with PTSD (revealed in "Endgame"), Fusco is divorced (under circumstances yet to be fully explained). explained), Shaw lost her father at age ten ("Razgovor") and her partner Cole ("Relevance"); Root's StartOfDarkness was triggered by the loss of her best friend as a child. It's true of many of the [=POIs=] as well: Elias' entire life has been one complex exercise in avenging the loss of his mother, and Root's StartOfDarkness was triggered by the loss of her best friend mother; Numbers such as a child; Dr. Tillman in "Cura Te Ipsum" and Darren in "Wolf and Cub" are seeking revenge against someone who took a loved one away from them.
them; other numbers such as Wayne Kruger in "Nothing to Hide" are on the receiving end of revenge.
29th Nov '13 10:13:45 AM BabyM
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'''4. Second Chances'''

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'''4. Second Chances'''
Chances and Redemption'''



Finch offers Reese a second chance at life; Reese and Finch's interventions give many of the [=POIs=] a second chance; Fusco tries to take advantage of the opportunity for one which Reese unintentionally extends him.

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Finch offers Reese a second chance at life; Reese and Finch's interventions give many of the [=POIs=] a second chance; Fusco tries to take advantage of the opportunity for one which Reese unintentionally extends him.
him. In Fusco's case, his continuing association with Reese and Carter leads to his redemption, as he explains to Simmons in "The Devil's Share":
->''I could've been just like you, a bottom-feeder who turns on his own kind. For what? Money, power? I got lucky. I had a partner. She was good for me. For a lot of reasons. She reminded me that I could be good again too. I could be a good father, a good friend, a good cop. I'm not gonna let you undo all the good she did. Carter saved my life. She-- she saved me from myself because she believed in me. And I'm not gonna throw all that away on a piece of crap like you.''
14th Nov '13 10:07:17 AM BabyM
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All four of the main characters have lost someone close to them: Reese lost Jessica (the voiceover is what he says to her killer when he confronts him in "Many Happy Returns"), Finch lost Grace and Nathan, Carter apparently lost her husband (under circumstances yet to be fully explained), Fusco is divorced (under circumstances yet to be fully explained). It's true of many of the [=POIs=] as well: Elias' entire life has been one complex exercise in avenging the loss of his mother, and Root's StartOfDarkness was triggered by the loss of her best friend as a child; Dr. Tillman in "Cura Te Ipsum" and Darren in "Wolf and Cub" are seeking revenge against someone who took a loved one away from them.

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All four of the main characters have lost someone close to them: Reese lost Jessica (the voiceover is what he says to her killer when he confronts him in "Many Happy Returns"), Finch lost Grace and Nathan, Carter apparently lost Carter's marriage failed when her husband (under circumstances yet to be fully explained), came back from the Middle East with PTSD (revealed in "Endgame"), Fusco is divorced (under circumstances yet to be fully explained). It's true of many of the [=POIs=] as well: Elias' entire life has been one complex exercise in avenging the loss of his mother, and Root's StartOfDarkness was triggered by the loss of her best friend as a child; Dr. Tillman in "Cura Te Ipsum" and Darren in "Wolf and Cub" are seeking revenge against someone who took a loved one away from them.
14th Nov '13 10:05:57 AM BabyM
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This becomes extremely important in "Endgame."
14th Nov '13 1:59:27 AM WildGoose
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->''You're not alone''

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->''You're not alone''alone.''
24th Oct '13 7:40:50 PM Waltherp99
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4th Jan '13 1:45:22 PM BabyM
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'''5. The Past'''

Many of the characters are dealing with the consequences of, or atoning for, their past actions: Reese and Finch, of course; Fusco trying to escape his DirtyCop past; the [=POIs=] in "Mission Creep," "Triggerman," and "The High Road."

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'''5. The Past'''

Past Mistakes'''

Many of the characters are dealing with the consequences of, or atoning for, their past actions: Reese and Finch, of course; Fusco trying to escape his DirtyCop past; the [=POIs=] in "Mission Creep," "Triggerman," and "The High Road."Road," to name a few. Summed up by Finch in "2-Pi-R":
->''Your mistakes, like mine, are part of who you are now. You can't move on from that. Believe me. I've made a sizable number. But... sometimes your mistakes can surprise you. My biggest mistake, for instance... brought me here. At exactly this moment when you might need some help. ''
7th Dec '12 4:47:11 AM GhostOfAGeek
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15th Nov '12 3:57:17 AM BabyM
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There's another counterpoint which is repeated frequently (''e.g.,'' Reese to Carter in "Get Carter," to Maxine in "Bury the Lede"):



Another counterpoint which is repeated frequently (''e.g.,'' Reese to Carter in "Get Carter," to Maxine in "Bury the Lede")
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