Person of Interest: Season 2 (2012 - 2013)


Season 2
Person of Interest

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Smartly plotted and consistently thrilling, Person of Interest's second season delivers dazzlingly dramatic episodes that skillfully develop the show's overarching narrative.

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Critic Ratings: 8

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Air date: Sep 27, 2012

Reese asks Detectives Carter and Fusco for help finding Finch, who was kidnapped by his nemesis (Amy Acker).

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Air date: Oct 4, 2012

As Reese investigates a cold case, he gets closer to Finch and his kidnapper, Root.

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Air date: Oct 18, 2012

Reese returns to the field to protect an ambassador's daughter who is threatened by mysterious assailants. Meanwhile, Carter meets Agent Snow, who is also looking into Corwin's death.

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Air date: Oct 25, 2012

Reese and Finch wonder if they should intervene when they learn that a mob enforcer's life is in danger; Finch turns to an unexpected source for help.

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Air date: Nov 1, 2012

Reese must surreptitiously protect an investigative reporter without becoming a part of her story.

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Air date: Nov 8, 2012

The machine's newest number points to a hardware store owner living in the suburbs. When Reese goes under cover, he discovers that the man is hiding a dark secret from his past.

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Air date: Nov 15, 2012

A resourceful third party raises the stakes as Finch and Reese try to protect their latest person of interest, a brilliant surgeon.

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Air date: Nov 29, 2012

The team faces a challenge when the numbers of both a man and his wife come up in the machine.

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Air date: Dec 6, 2012

When the machine names a New York cabdriver as a person of interest, any of his passengers could be a part of the impending crime.

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Air date: Dec 13, 2012

As the FBI pursues "the man in the suit," Reese is even more determined to protect the latest person of interest after learning she is the sister of a soldier who was killed in action.

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Cast & Crew

Jim Caviezel
John Reese

Actor
Michael Emerson
Harold Finch

Actor
Taraji P. Henson
Joss Carter

Actor
Kevin Chapman
Lionel Fusco

Actor
Brennan Brown
Special Agent Nicholas Donnelly

Guest Star
Amy Acker
Root

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Annie Parisse
Kara Stanton

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Jay O. Sanders
Special Counsel

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Robert John Burke
Officer Patrick Simmons

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Al Sapienza
Detective Raymond Terney

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Brett Cullen
Nathan Ingram

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Enrico Colantoni
Carl Elias

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Sterling K. Brown
Detective Cal Beecher

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Paige Turco
Zoe Morgan

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Ken Leung
Leon Tao

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Brian Hutchinson
SAIC Brian Moss

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Sarah Shahi
Sameen Shaw

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Boris McGiver
Hersh

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Carrie Preston
Grace Hendricks

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Clarke Peters
Alonzo Quinn

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J.J. Abrams
Executive Producer
Bryan Burk
Executive Producer
Jonathan Nolan
Executive Producer
David Semel
Executive Producer
Greg Plageman
Executive Producer
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Audience Reviews for Person of Interest: Season 2

  • 3d ago
    Sometimes a little too "procedural" but always thought-provoking.
  • May 09, 2022
    Season 2 introduces fascinating people to the tale and gradually develops suspense beneath the surface, making Person of Interest easy yet complicated, amusing yet hearttaking.
  • Feb 25, 2022
    Well written. Well acted. Interesting story. Engaging. Taraji P. Henson puts in yet another great performance. Nice to see Sarah Shahi as well.
  • Feb 13, 2021
    I don't know how this show has such good ratings. It's so mediocre. The action scenes are terrible... makes me vomit. I "watch" this when I want to have something on but can't think of anything else.
  • Jan 11, 2021
    Very good series 👍👍👍
  • Sep 07, 2020
    The most touching series I have seen for many years. Sometimes naive/simplified, action filed plot never was boring and it has very serious philosophical and existential questions. Strongly advise to watch all five seasons.
  • Jul 26, 2020
    Season continues the strong story with new twists and an increased role for the great Amy Acker.
  • Nov 02, 2019
    6.7/10 — "Okay"/"Decent"/"Watchable"
  • Sep 20, 2019
    Just making the best series even better!
  • Aug 29, 2019
    "Season 2" departs from the thrilling originality of the first season and lowers itself to predictable twists and banal government conspiracy cliches. Most of the delight and thrill of discovering if the titular person of interest is victim or criminal is gone, and only brief bits of inspiration show through. We are introduced more to the background behind the government's involvement in the Machine, but instead of fulfilling a sense of ambition and anticipation, the story meanders pointlessly; does it matter, after a while, if the government's hitmen repeatedly fail to kill the heroes on every single occasion? Does it matter when dozens, if not hundreds, of hitmen are killed while the heroes are unscathed? How interesting are emotionless hitmen and conspiracies after 20 episodes? Much has been said about the ambitious plotlines involving the Machine. But what insights are we supposed to take away? Are we meant to be constantly awed by an A.I. we've known for a whole season is an A.I., or are we meant to be impressed by the idea of government surveillance? Now more than ever is the latter a common and often hackneyed concept, and the villains who form the corrupt government are gruff yes men with little personality other than to obey orders. Do they sound like villains that might be fun to watch? They get especially tedious when they spontaneously hijack long parts of the season with their dull and uninteresting plans. And meanwhile, the "irrelevant" numbers storylines, where Finch (Michael Emerson) and Reese save people the government considers inferior (sounds like a forced plot point to encourage sympathy, but anyway), are burdened with very obvious plot twists, along with redundant and overdone dialogue. In the process, all the irrelevant numbers plots consist of is constant investigation, occasional humor, and brawls with several hitmen. There's got to be a limit to the number of these guys; you would think Reese would have killed or captured all hitmen in the city by now, but "PoI" instead uses the cliche of the endless amount of bad guys. The general performances are consistent with their previous season's quality. Michael Emerson is good as the moralistic and solemn Finch, and Jim Caviezel's sardonic Reese displays a sense of fun in his missions. Sarah Shahi as team newcomer Sameen Shaw displays an appealing coldness and deadpan personality that helps her fit in. Amy Acker as the villainous and initially intimidating Root is reduced gradually to speeches and lectures, although I wonder if I'm on safe ground when I ask if Root is the first person to seriously worship a computer as a goddess? This season's just a dud. You want the bare minimum of action, comedy, and suspense, "Season 2" barely ranks below that mark in all honesty. In view of the show as a whole, I can only hope this outing is the outlier and not the example.

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