History YMMV / PersonOfInterest

12th Nov '17 10:52:13 AM dbdude01
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** Snow manages to get Carter's attention to tell her to warn Reese about Stanton. Reese never looks into it, and Stanton later manages to get the drop on Reese as if he wasn't warned at all. Stanton's storyline would have been exactly the same if Snow never told Carter anything.
12th Nov '17 9:20:41 AM Pren
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** The shift from a stand-alone episode structure to one that's gotten more serialized. Some fans either love it or have gotten accustomed to it, while some others say it has made the show impossible to follow and claim that the show has gone off plot. This issue has become hotly debated.

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** The shift from a stand-alone episode structure to one that's gotten more serialized. Some fans either love it or have gotten accustomed to it, while some others say it has made the show impossible to follow and claim that the show has gone off plot. This issue has become hotly debated. A big complication is that the latter was ''always'' the kind of show Nolan and co. wanted to make, and the more episodic style was simply the only way they could get it sold to a network in the first place.
3rd Nov '17 7:05:24 AM Pren
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** In "Mors Praematura," Reese says to Peter Collier, "You guys got a thing for the American Revolution, don't you?" Two years later, Leslie Odom Jr. is now playing Aaron Burr in ''Theatre/{{Hamilton}}'' on Broadway.

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** In "Mors Praematura," Reese says to Peter Collier, "You guys got a thing for the American Revolution, don't you?" Two years later, Leslie Odom Jr. is now playing Aaron Burr in ''Theatre/{{Hamilton}}'' on Broadway. Plus, Collier is a great admirer of the Revolution, while Burr is defined through most of the show by his refusal to take any kind of dangerous position for himself.
** Michael Emerson as the BigBad in Season 6 of ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' is basically exactly how Northern Lights and Vigilance saw Finch: a ruthless, sociopathic master hacker whose plans are vague but doubtlessly bad.
26th Oct '17 6:23:44 PM fiona249
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** [[Spoiler: Fans (especially [[IdiosyncracticShipNaming Shoot]] shippers) also have a tendency to believe Root's death was faked by either Samaritan or the Machine, and that the phone call at the end of the series is from her instead of the Machine. Actresses AmyAcker and Sarah Shahi have both stated they prefer this interpretation.]]

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** [[Spoiler: Fans [[spoiler:Some fans (especially [[IdiosyncracticShipNaming [[IdiosyncraticShipNaming Shoot]] shippers) also have a tendency choose to believe Root's death was faked by either Samaritan or the Machine, and that the phone call at the end of the series is from her instead of the Machine. Actresses AmyAcker and Sarah Shahi have both stated they prefer this interpretation.]]
26th Oct '17 6:22:45 PM fiona249
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** [[Spoiler: Fans (especially [[IdiosyncracticShipNaming Shoot]] shippers) also have a tendency to believe Root's death was faked by either Samaritan or the Machine, and that the phone call at the end of the series is from her instead of the Machine. Actresses AmyAcker and Sarah Shahi have both stated they prefer this interpretation.]]
25th Sep '17 8:29:12 AM Pren
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* IdiotPlot: After taking down most of HR at the end of Season 1, Reese and Finch bizarrely seem to just plain not care at all about also taking care of Simmons, allowing him to continue being a threat to Fusco (which also means their otherwise omniscient surveillance of him inexplicably fails to capture any of the times Simmons threatens him).
11th Aug '17 6:25:02 PM Pren
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* SpiritualSuccessor: John Rogers himself describes the show as the serious younger brother of ''Series/{{Leverage}}'', and was quite impressed at how the central premise neatly sidesteps what was always the biggest issue on that show of how the team finds their clients.
13th Jul '17 1:54:56 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** Greer. He's either a MagnificentBastard or a Villain Sue.



** The GenreShift from a PostCyberpunk science fiction procedural to a PostCyberpunk science fiction caper show with SpyDrama elements. Some fans love POI for evolving. Some would have preferred to keep the human-scale stories of the original premise.
** The shift from a stand-alone episode structure to one that's gotten more serialized. Some fans either love it or have gotten accustomed to it, while some others say it has made the show impossible to follow and claim that the show has gone off plot. This issue has become hotly debated.



* KarmaHoudini: Root may or may not count, depending on whether you consider her joining Team Machine as penance for her former misdeeds or fulfillment of her greatest wish. The series implies the former, as she's said she is willing (and expects) to die for the machine's cause to make up for the bad she did. [[spoiler: And in "The Day The World Went Away", she does.]]



* LoveItOrHateIt: The fan-base is divided on many parts of the show:
** The GenreShift from a PostCyberpunk science fiction procedural to a PostCyberpunk science fiction caper show with SpyDrama elements. Some fans love POI for evolving. Some would have preferred to keep the human-scale stories of the original premise.
** The shift from a stand-alone episode structure to one that's gotten more serialized. Some fans either love it or have gotten accustomed to it, while some others say it has made the show impossible to follow and claim that the show has gone off plot. This issue has become hotly debated.
** The death of [[spoiler:Carter]]. Seemingly the lurkers support everyone who has a strong opinion about this and the new direction the show took afterwards, and the conversation can be very heated.
** Greer. He's either a MagnificentBastard or a Villain Sue.
** A major problem is that all of the above occurred at roughly the same time. So it was easy to see how any of those could cause problems among the community.



* TheUntwist: [[spoiler:Carter's new partner Laskey does turn out to be a member of HR. It was so obvious that [[GenreSavvy Carter herself picked up on it the minute she met him and used this against him]].]]

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* TheUntwist: [[spoiler:Carter's new partner Laskey does turn out to be a member of HR. It was so obvious that [[GenreSavvy Carter herself picked up on it the minute she met him and used this against him]].him.]]
3rd Jul '17 10:07:59 PM GlassCatOwl
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** Reese's soft, calm voice works well when he's threatening a crook, but when he's on a date or flipping burgers at a suburban barbecue it comes off as this.
4th Jun '17 1:36:55 PM ACW
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* CompleteMonster: [[FourEyesZeroSoul Alex Declan]], from season 2's "[[Recap/PersonOfInterestS02E17 Proteus]]", is a SerialKiller who kills his victims and [[IHaveManyNames steals their identities]]. After recently murdering Special Agent Alan Fahey, his eighth victim, he steals his identity as well and later assists Finch and Reese [[BitchInSheepsClothing in trying to uncover the killer]] on Owen Island to divert any suspicion from himself. During the investigation, Declan [[CopKiller murders the island's deputy]], [[FrameUp framing a Marine]] in the process and endangering several civilians. When Finch discovers that Declan is the imposter, Declan takes Finch hostage and attempts to murder him so he can steal his identity like he did his other victims. Although Declan believes the identities he stole were being "wasted" and that he "[[TheSociopath did them justice]]", Finch ultimately deduces that he kills people [[ForTheEvulz because he enjoys it]].
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