Person Of Interest S5EO3- Truth Be Told review.

Person Of Interest, two days in a row is a strange occurrence. This strange occurrence is going to be the trend for the next two months.
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Truth Be Told would have been more appropriate on a Thursday as Person Of Interest threw themselves back to the classic episode of a social security number in danger.
Its been a long time since Reese has been the hero of an episode of POI. This episode came as a welcome relief as Reese’s past comes into the fray. This episode more or less forgets about Samaritan PR as John put it, ” An Artificial Intelligence bent on world domination. ”

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This wasn’t completely a Reese episode such as Season 4’s Terra Incognita where there is next to no screen time for Harold and Root. This does include bits of Root and Harold’s conversations and what missions The Machine gave Root. But it is basically Reese.
Another welcome sight was Dr. Iris Campbell, played by the wonderful Wrenn Schmidt. I have never been a fan of their relationship, but I don’t mind it one bit.
Truth Be Told welcomed another character into the POI Universe, Terrence Beale played by Keith David. I loved this character. This Beale guy and CONTROL are my favorite government stiffs.

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The said social security number is of an Alex Duncan. I will not say anymore. Whoever is reading this without watching the episode… Shame on you!
Anyway, there isn’t much to write about in this episode without revealing more than necessary information.
So, in the serialized arc , Samaritan has been installing malware in every computerized place it can find its Artificial paws on.
The malware rewrites the code of the said device it is present in. But it does serve some other purpose. Our underground hackers have been able to decipher only part of its code. So perhaps Sam’s endgame might be revealed in the next few episodes. Nevertheless, its a very exciting prospect.
Final Verdict
This episode is not exactly as refreshing as rain in the desert, but it’s close. The past few episodes have been really hectic. And by the looks of it, they might just step it up a notch in the episodes to come. But it was nice to slow down go back to the basics and the numbers. Next week.. Shaw’s back! Does one need to say more?
Final Rating – 7.5

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