History Trivia / PersonOfInterest

27th May '16 3:51:35 PM Rebu
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*** In "QSO", Root goes undercover as a ballet dancer. We don't see what she does, but one audience member finds her quite impressive. Acker studied dance for over ten years before she was acting.
26th May '16 2:22:52 AM ChrisTilford
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** Jenna Stern (Dr. Mason in "Reassortment"), is married to Brennan Brown (Agent Donnelly).
13th May '16 8:17:10 PM Anicomicgeek
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* ''Series/PersonOfInterest'' is a virtual refuge for actors who’ve been in crime/urban dramas in recent years. Just to name a few;
** Detective Lionel Fusco, Reese’s (not so) DirtyCop lackey is [[Series/{{Brotherhood}} Freddie Cork]]. He was also the prison warden in ''Series/TwentyFour'' season 3. In one episode, he got threatened by a drug dealer who was played by the same actor as Hector Salazar also on ''24''.
** Judge Gates is [[Series/BreakingBad Gale Boetticher]].
** [[Series/{{Brotherhood}} Speaker Donny Donatello]]/[[Series/TheSopranos Agent Harris]] makes an appearance in “The Fix.”
** Building superintendent Ernie Trask is [[Series/{{Dexter}} Angel Batista]].
** Simmons, a shady cop and TheDragon of HR, is [[RescueMe Tommy Gavin]]’s brother, Mickey.
** In the episode “Identity Crisis,” Fusco helps [[TheWire Carver]] out on a case.
** [[Series/{{Castle}} Captain Montgomery]] is an ex-soldier who's running several crews of bank robbers.
** Elias’ father is [[Series/{{Oz}} Antonio Nappa]]/[[Series/BreakingBad Hector Salamanca]].
** Elias himself is [[{{Series/Flashpoint}} Sgt. Greg Parker]].
** In “Matsya Nyaya,” Reese trains under [[Series/TheWire Nick Sobotka]] when posing as part of an armored truck crew.
** Reese's ex-CIA partner Stanton is [[Series/LawAndOrder ADA Alexandra Borgia]].
** [[Series/TheWire Lester Freamon]] is a campaign manager and [[spoiler: the "big boss" of HR]].
*** And Brother Mozoune works for Decima, turning off Samaritan when he's instructed.
** [[Series/TheOfficeUS Roy]] is a suburban father, hardware store owner, [[spoiler: and former safecracker]] in "The High Road."
** [[Series/{{Supernatural}} The Devil]] is a publishing executive, and he and his wife mutually decided to have the other killed.
*** Hey, remember that time Jesus punched Lucifer in the face and threw him in the boot of his car?
** In "One Percent," one of the [[Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia McPoyle brothers]] cleans up to become a devil-may-care [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed Not!]][[{{Facebook}} Mark]] [[Film/TheSocialNetwork Zuckerberg]].
** [[Series/FairlyLegal Kate Reed]] is a [[{{Determinator}} dedicated]] [[ProfessionalKiller counterterrorist operative]] on the run from her own agency. [[Series/BoardwalkEmpire Mickey Doyle]] is her former handler who [[WhatAnIdiot tries to take her down]].
*** Alternatively, [[{{Series/Life}} Reese]] is playing what promotional materials have described as a [[DistaffCounterpart female Reese]].
** This isn't the first time [[Series/FreaksAndGeeks Becky Ann Baker]] has been [[StormOfTheCentury stuck on an island during a storm]].
** [[{{Series/WhiteCollar}} Ellen]] moved to New Rochelle and was Jessica's mom.
*** Alternatively, Reese just foiled a plot by [[Series/StargateSG1 the Doci]].
** The [=ex-MI6=] agent opposing Reese is played by Julian Sands, who is better known to gamers as DeFalco, [[VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOps2 Raul Menendez's right hand man]]. Good ol' [[WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures Valmont/]][[Series/TwentyFour Bierko]] is certainly better losing to Team Machine that he was to Jackie Chan and Jack Bauer.
** [[{{Series/Supernatural}} Gordon Walker]] became a NYPD detective.
** [[Series/BoardwalkEmpire Frank Capone]] is a designer drugs distributor.
** [[{{Series/Fringe}} Charlie Francis]] is now an estate investigator.
** There's also [[Film/TheDarkKnightSaga George Fredericks]], who's apparently turned evil after Film/TheDarkKnightRises.
** [[Series/TheWire Bill Rawls]] has become a senator of dubious ethical standards.
10th May '16 9:51:04 PM savlamar
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** And mere hours after that announcement, CBS revealed that the fifth season would be aired on both Mondays and Tuesdays as "The Final Chapter," confirming that the season would indeed be the last one.


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** In at least one interview, Caviezel has stated that while he is not Jesus, he is in fact both John Reese and the Count of Monte Cristo.
20th Apr '16 8:45:46 PM bombadil211
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* ScrewedByTheNetwork: Due to falling ratings, CBS renewed the show for a shortened fifth season but gave no indication as to whether or not it would be the ''final'' season. Aside from press releases saying that production had begun and some noncommittal interviews with the cast and showrunners, there was no promotion nor any indication of when new episodes would air. It took months before the announcement that the fifth season would be broadcast at the very end of the 2015-2016 TV season, long after production wrapped, and new footage only started being released in ''April'', 2016.
28th Mar '16 1:50:36 AM Morgenthaler
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* HeyItsThatGuy:
** [[Film/ThePassionOfTheChrist Jesus Christ]] is ex-CIA, and [[Series/{{Lost}} Benjamin Linus]] is a reclusive genius. TheyFightCrime!
*** In ''Person of Interest'', Jesus appears.
*** Actually, Jim Caviezel's role from 'Film/ThePassionOfTheChrist'' is the subject of jokes on set. Both Taraji P. Henson and Caviezel himself mention it in the blooper reels.
** Detective Szymanski [[MichaelMcglone wants to save you 15% or more on car insurance]].
** Davidson in "Blue Code" ([=S01E15=]) is Reg E. Cathey from ''Series/SquareOneTV''.
** [[BigBad Elias]] still believes one should [[Film/GalaxyQuest "Never Give Up! Never Surrender!"]] Though it's more toward evil now.
*** Alternately, [[Series/VeronicaMars Keith Mars]] went to the dark side when he left California.
*** Or maybe Sergeant Greg Parker go sick of saving lives and moved south.
** Root seems to have a habit of [[spoiler:[[Series/{{Angel}} going from meek and innocent ally to insanely badass villain]].]]
** [[Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles April O'Neill]] shows up occasionally when our heroes need a little help.
** [[Creator/RobertJohnBurke Officer Simmons]] of HR is Film/{{RoboCop|3}} - [[TheOtherDarrin but not the original...]]
*** Incidentally, the show arrived on Tuesdays at 10 at almost the exact same time one of its new [[Series/SonsOfAnarchy timeslot competitors]] cast [[Creator/PeterWeller the original]] Franchise/RoboCop as - wait for it - a (retired) corrupt cop.
** [[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV Trevor Phillips]] starts a fight at a bar full of sailors in "Liberty". No really, that's actually him.
*** In the same episode, [[Film/PacificRim Herc Hansen]] is a dirty Force Recon Marine.
** Speaking of game characters, [[VideoGame/LANoire Cole Phelps]] is now a therapist in "The Perfect Mark".
** Two cast members from GenerationKill have appeared in Season Three:
*** Corporal Gabe Garza (Ray Valentin), appeared in ''Liberty''.
*** Evan "Rolling Stone" Wright (Lee Tergesen) appeared as Petersen, a [[CorruptCop member of HR]] in ''The Crossing''.
** [[TheUnit Charles Gray]] is a Cuban cab driver.
** [[Film/TheDarkKnight The Chechen]] is back as a hitman in "Ghosts".
** [[Film/TheDarkKnight Ramirez]], after getting pistol-whipped by Harvey Dent, transferred from Gotham to New York and is now Fusco's [[spoiler:and Reese's]] captain.
** [[Series/{{Arrow}} Tommy Merlyn]] had a brief appearance as a car thief.
** [[Series/TheWire Marlo Stanfield]] moved from Baltimore to New York, but he keeps on thuggin'.
*** Still obsessed with cell phone security, no less.
** Finch's [[spoiler: previous]]"Man in the Suit" was [[Series/SleepyHollow Abraham Van Brunt]]!
** The leader of Vigilance, American-Revolution-quoting antagonist is none else than [[Theatre/{{Hamilton}} Aaron Burr]] (sir).
7th Feb '16 8:41:06 PM CassandraLeo
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** [[Series/TheWire Bill Rawls]] has become a senator of dubious ethical standards.
27th Jan '16 9:13:34 PM CassandraLeo
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* RetroactiveRecognition: [[Series/TheManInTheHighCastle Joe Blake]] shows up as the POI in the episode "[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Recap/PersonOfInterestS02E11 2-Pi-r]]".
8th Dec '15 9:31:20 AM SilentHunterUK
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* WrittenInInfirmity: Shaw's exit from the show was due to Sarah Shahi having twins and planning to take two years off the show - the reduction of Season 5 to 13 episodes led to her reducing that leave and she will will appear in eight or nine of them.
26th Nov '15 8:00:12 PM loudmouthgeek
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** Amy Acker who is usually cast as the moral center of most shows she's in, here very much isn't.
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