Person of Interest: Season 2, Episode 7

Critical (15 Nov. 2012)

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The latest number the machine dispenses belongs to heart surgeon, Dr. Madeleine Enright, known as the best in her field. That is why wealthy businessman Oliver Veldt chooses her for his ... See full summary »


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Dr. Madeleine Enright
Leland Rains
Nurse Picket
Sebastian Alta
Sam Freed ...
Oliver Veldt
Park Uni
Security Manager


The latest number the machine dispenses belongs to heart surgeon, Dr. Madeleine Enright, known as the best in her field. That is why wealthy businessman Oliver Veldt chooses her for his heart surgery, which is kept secret from the public and for which the entire wing of the hospital is to be kept secure for his safety. Finch and Reese are certain that she is the intended target. But they quickly learn that she is the unwilling perpetrator. Just before the operation is scheduled to begin, she is threatened by a mysterious Brit named Alistair Wesley to kill Veldt on the operating room table and make it look like an accident, or else Wesley will get one of his many operatives to kill Maddy's wife, Amy, who, during the duration of the operation, is left vulnerable in a wide open and busy public space, where the many unknown operatives can monitor her movements. Reese and Finch also learn that Wesley has at least one operative somewhere in the hospital monitoring what Maddy is doing in the... Written by Huggo

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Harold Finch: Who stands to benefit most from Veldt's death? Did another company plot it?
Leon Tao: Gives new meaning to the phrase "hostile takeover," huh?
Harold Finch: I'm extending an element of trust to you, Mr. Tao. Please resist the temptation to test the limits of my system.
Leon Tao: Do I seem like the kind of guy who would let you down?
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another cinema-worthy episode
19 July 2014 | by (North America) – See all my reviews

In my many rambling reviews on IMDb I have tried to make the point that the change in technology has changed the very fabric of the content that we used to take for granted. Digital tech has made it possible to produce full length features on a shoestring, especially those horrific "found footage" scripts that actually fool the viewer into thinking that badly filmed material is part of the story. Meanwhile TV, once a joke in the industry, is getting sharper and sharper. And, as I said in another review of POI, JJ Abrams does not lend his name to just any old production, every aspect has to be top flight before his name goes on. The result is TV that in many cases is better than the cinematic equivalent, and this episode is a case in point. Of course, it only works if you know the characters. But the story starts hot and just builds and builds and builds. Julian Sand, one of the most reliable British heavies of his era, is brilliant. Fantastic episode. And oh yeah I like "Carter's" new hairdo.

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