The crime drama “Person of Interest” (CBS) can be seen each Tuesday evening at 10/9 p.m. Last night’s episode on Sept. 23, 2014 was called, “Panopticon” & it was the Fall season premiere. In the overnight TV ratings it garnered 10.70 million TV viewers overall. It reached 1.8 million TV viewers in the all important 18 to 49 adult demographic.
In that same time period, “Chicago Fire” (NBC) grabbed 9.40 overall & 2.7 with adults. “Forever” (ABC) nabbed 6.50 overall & 1.7 with adults.
“Person of Interest” stars, James Caviezel (John Reese), Kevin Chapman (Lionel Fusco), Sarah Shahi (Samantha Shaw), Amy Acker (Root) & Michael Emerson (Harold Finch).
The government is watching you & there are cameras everywhere. “Panoptican” opened with a journalist walking into a bar & talking to a female blonde. He begins to speak about an artificial intelligence that has taken over his newspaper. She pulls out a gun & kills him. In the last TV season, the “samaritan” machine was taken over & now there are two machines. One good & the other evil.
Back in New York, John Greer talks to Senator Ross Garrison about “samaritan” which has taken over a lot of things. John speaks into an iphone to his machine & wonders where Harold, John, Root & Samantha have disappeared to. They went underground after “samaritan” was taken over. They are all threats now & orders are out to eliminate them.
Samantha has a job as a perfume sampler in a department store. John is now a narcotics NYPD detective. Harold is an assistant teacher. John & Samantha meet up at a workshop in an old building. There is a pay phone & it rings. Their machine has a new “number” for them to protect. John tells Harold the machine gave them another job. Harold says he is no longer working for any machine. He quit after “samaritan” took over.
Ali runs an electronic store who is being bullied by a group to build a telephone network the cops cannot trace. John & detective Fusco follow a male from the group who gets a new iphone network Ali built. John realizes that Ali is the killer who built a bomb inside that iphone. He runs & takes the iphone away & throws it under an empty car that explodes.
The group kidnaps Ali’s son & John goes over & beats them all up. Samantha knocks John out who can no longer be exposed with big guns or a granade. They’re dead if “samaritan” finds them. Harold decides to help Ali who might have built a new network for him & the team.
If there are cameras everywhere, can “samaritan” find John & the others? Can they help Ali’s son who might die soon? Does their machine now only talk to Root? You can watch “Panopticon” at the “CBS” website.