'Person of Interest' Recap: Reese Heads to the Suburbs
'Person of Interest' Recap: Reese Heads to the Suburbs
Michelle Carlbert
Michelle Carlbert
Contributing Writer, BuddyTV
In this episode of Person of Interest, called "The High Road," Reese is sent on assignment to the suburbs and Finch re-lives some important moments from his past. 


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Chasing a ghost

The Machine sends Reese and Finch the number of a man who seems to be living the most boring life in the world. That is until they discover that Wyler really isn't Wyler and is in fact living the life of a "ghost" (one who takes the identity of a dead man). Needless to say, things get very interesting in Wyler's life after that, as they often do if your number comes up with The Machine. 

The perfect life

I love when this show gives us moments where Reese is basically a fish out of water and this episode did that really well by throwing him into a suburban life. Finch's chosen wardrobe for his stoic friend actually looked pretty good, but I'm sorry we never got to see him use the golf clubs. But it was a lot of fun to see him pull up to a normal house with a wife and a car, and do things like man a barbecue grill. 

A short marriage

I don't really think of Reese as the marrying type right now, so the scenario in this episode is probably about as close as we're going to get any time soon. Zoe was the perfect choice as his pseudo-bride and I loved that both of them were so bored by being suburbanites that they resorted to things like poker games to keep themselves occupied. 

The Machine as matchmaker

The sub-story of this episode was wonderful. I always enjoy watching Finch talk to his baby and teach The Machine everything it needs to know. But in this episode, we saw The Machine do something more than Finch expected with what it learned. It took him a while to figure it out, but just like any doting child with a single parent, The Machine decided to set up its papa and put Finch in touch with the love of his life. That was incredibly sweet and I can't wait to see more of the story of Harold and Grace. 

My favorite bits and quotes from Person of Interest "The High Road":

"I mean no offense, Harold, but is someone as introverted as you the best person for the job?"

Finch proving that The Machine had indeed learned human nature. 

Finch yelling at Bear about boundaries after he licked a donut. 

Reese eating the donut that Bear licked, and Finch not telling him about it. 

"So we found the most boring man in New York."

Finch discovering Wyler's death certificate. I'd say that would make him pretty interesting. 

"So shall I pay this out of petty cash?"

Dying to see what Finch's version of an "appropriate wardrobe" for Reese would be. 

Reese asking Zoe to marry him. 

"When this is over, I might have to fight you for custody of the dog."

Reese pulling his gun as soon as he heard the doorbell. 

Reese making his own do-it-yourself fingerprinting kit. 

Zoe and Reese playing a mean game of poker. Anyone else kind of wish that it had been of the strip variety?

Finch's grimace when he had to call Reese "Boss."

Waiting for Finch to realize that The Machine was trying to set him up. 

"Trying a new look?" 
"More like missing my old one."

"I know the prospect of a normal life seems remote to people like us, Mr. Reese. But Wyler still has a chance to preserve his."

The look on Carter's face when Zoe introduced her self as Reese's wife. 

"Who did you say I was?" 
"Savannah. An exotic dancer." - Oh dear, the images that brought to mind. 

Reese repelling down the building. 

"I almost made it a whole day without you two asking me to break the law."

Reese punching the punk out before he could mouth-off to Wyler. 

"The past is a difficult thing to outrun."

Graham turning himself in. Wow, I never expected that. 

Zoe offering to let Reese win some of his money back.

Finch finally catching on and going up to talk to Grace. 

What did you think of this episode of Person of Interest? Were you amused by Reese's foray into the world of suburbia? Are you excited to see more of the love story between Harold and Grace?

Person of Interest airs Thursdays at 9pm on CBS. 

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