Recap: Person Of Interest S 02 E 06
Season 2, Episode 6:
Reese: "The past is a difficult thing to outrun."
Graham: "Maybe it's time to stop running."Reese recruits Zoe Morgan to be his wife when he goes undercover in the suburbs to keep an eye on the latest number: a seemingly average family man whose past may have come back to haunt him.
Tropes present in this episode include
- Dead Person Impersonation: The real Graham Wyler died in 1997, and Lloyd Pruitt assumed his identity.
- Did They or Didn't They?: Did John and Zoe stick around for one more night of 'poker' at the end of the episode or not? It's also worth noting that the sleeping arrangements during their time undercover are never specified, especially when you consider that they were definitely specified when John shared a hotel room with Carter in "Bad Code" (he slept on the floor) and when Maxine spent the night at his place in "Bury the Lede" (he slept on the couch).
- Judging by the events of "Booked Solid", and later, "Lady Killer", it's probably safe to say they did.
- Fish out of Water: John Reese. In the suburbs. Need I say more?
- It's Personal: Graham's former partners still hold a grudge after he bailed on the heist that got them arrested 12 years before, and they make it clear that this time he's the one who will go down.
- Never Forgotten Skill: Graham is still able to crack a safe like a pro despite not having practiced in years.
- Reformed Criminal: Graham/Lloyd
- Safecracking: Graham Wyler. Finch says that this is a lost art. He doesn't mention that the reason it's a lost art is because it doesn't work anymore: modern safes are designed so that thieves can no longer work out the combination by listening to the tumblers.
- Ship Tease: John/Zoe.
- Small Town Boredom: John and Zoe suffer from this. Playing poker helps, apparently.
- "Is this the part where we get divorced?"
- Tired of Running: Why Graham decides to turn himself in to the police at the end.
- Title Drop: "It's a high road job."
- The Trouble With Tickets: Reese gets ticketed for parking in a No Parking zone. He asks the cop to let him off with a warning. It doesn't work.
- Vehicular Sabotage: The Wyler's car gets set on fire.
- We Need a Distraction: Finch sends a burst of noise through the penthouse sound system to distract the robbers.