Am I to understand that Reese was with Jessica "only a short time"? Isn't that what her mother said? If that's the case, the cynic in me rolled my eyes at the idea that Reese lost his mind so completely because Jessica died... put your rocks down! hee!
Why did Finch encourage Carter to go to New Rochelle to investigate Reese's past?
I thought it was because he wanted her to obstruct justice if Mr FBI got evidence that Reese murdered Peter.
It was poignant that Reese instructed the Mexican official to call Carter to prove to her that he had not murdered him. He showed that he could be trusted and that he valued her opinion of his morals.
That was a nice touch.
Once we found out Reese dumped the guy in a Mexican prison though, I did think that Reese's conversation with Carter was over dramatic/an (poor)attempt to drum up drama... why not tell just Carter he isn't going to kill him?
I love that in the end he apparently found a completely cruel way to deal with those monsters without killing them.
The irony here is that people who do cruel things are considered monsters and from a human standpoint, killing them may be more merciful than having them rot in a Mexican prison.
2nd- poor Fusco. Can't stay on a tail w/o being made.
That was funny... but Finch got on my nerves with the way he was treating Fusco... its getting old and he (Finch) needs to stop acting as if Fusco is at his beck and call and there is no need for him to even act
like he appreciates that Fusco helps him out. His dismissive "you can go back to your day job" or whatever he said was irritating.
I really like that Carter can remain the "moral center" (if you will) of the program AND now be part of the team as well.
Carter's really put her foot in it now... she's totally muddy! LOL
I'm confused about the Machine. Doesn't it only flag premeditated murders? Wouldn't domestic abuse be considered crimes of passion? Peter didn't plan to kill Jessica, it looked like she died in a scuffle.
Maybe the machine knew about Jessica's injuries, concluded that she was being abused and that eventually she would be killed by her abuser. Finch did talk about numbers coming up again and again and he finally figured out that these were mostly women and they were living with their abusers... I guess Jessica fell into that category.
And why was this case of domestic abuse so special when it wasn't the first time Reese was involved in one (didn't he help Carter take down a wife abuser in Get Carter?)?
I immediately thought about when Carter confronted the other woman beater. If I am recalling correctly, the woman in Carter's case wasn't a number. She was someone Carter had been dealing with for a while. I don't recall how Reese got involved but I could be off in my recall.
And openly confronting the Marshalls was not very smart
I thought what the heck is he doing?!!
What is bazaar is that Reese walks into a Marshall's office, assaults several Marshalls then strolls out and no one comes after him.
Reese has no qualms about killing lowlifes - the guys in Baby Blue, Flesh and Blood etc, but he throws Jennings and possibly Benton in a Mexican prison?...unless that is a fate worse than death.
I think part of it could be that in the other situations, there was imminent danger but in the case of Peter and the Marshall it wasn't... and then again, you could be right... Reese is deciding who gets killed and who gets the fate worse than death.
Can someone refresh my memory... who is this rapist we are talking about?
Edited by Meredith, May 4, 2012 @ 7:24 AM.