Carter’s quest to discover who is at the head of HR is finally paying off. In “Person of Interest” Season 3 episode 7 “The Perfect Mark,” she lost her rookie Laskey but finally got the intel she was looking for about who Simmons and Terney are reporting to: Alonzo Quinn.
She should have been suspicious of Quinn all along, truth be told, but it will be interesting to see how she responds to this news in future episodes. Now Carter has killed Terney (after Terney killed Laskey, sadly) and has her mark, which means she should be ready to move in for her big catch. That’s right in time for “Person of Interest” to kick off a big three-episode event called “Endgame” next week (Nov. 12) that seems to involve Fusco being made a target.
It’s worth noting that the Machine keeps drawing Reese, Finch and Shaw in on missions that coincide with Carter’s. They haven’t mentioned it yet, but it seems like the Machine is intentionally bringing them together. While Vigilance seems to be the biggest threat against the Machine this season, could it be that the computer is also trying to warn Finch & Co. about a greater threat from HR? That’s certainly what it seems like.
The premise of “The Perfect Mark” involved a conman named Hayden Price (“Mad Men’s” Aaron Staton) as he plays a number of people including HR to get a bunch of money so he can leave town with his girlfriend. The twist is that his girlfriend actually played him, leaving him a marked man and without the money he had worked so hard to gain. All in all, a pretty fun twist.
As for Root, she is still locked up in Finch’s library. She thinks Finch is jealous of her, and later tells him that he should stop being worried about her because she is similarly worried about him. “You can’t stop what’s coming and neither can I,” she says. “The future is coming. You started it and I’ll finish it.” Some foreboding words that not even Root knows the payoff of.
“Person of Interest” airs Tuesdays on CBS at 10 p.m. ET.