Summary: The next POI is Adam Saunders who is a businessman on Wall Street. Reese reads up on Wall Street and gets involved with Adam. He discovers that Adam discovered something he shouldn't have while researching where to invest and is now in danger. Reese protects him but his accomplice, Sydney Baylor is killed. The company where Adam invests his stock suddenly crashes and Ada loses his uncle's money and wants to get it back. Finch helps out by investing a ton of stock in the company and raises the price back. Carter gets a phone from a criminal and gives it to Reese. Reese calls a number and Elias answers.
The Good: I liked the idea that Reese had to study to blend in on Wall Street. It makes him seem more human since he didn't conveniently know everything about Wall Street before the episode.
The story throughout the episode is pretty good. I think it was more enjoyable than the usual episode since it had a lot of twists and turns, as well as a better POI story than usual. Adam was one of the better POIs who had a pretty good story to tell. The overall story left a good impression with me.
The ending of the episode was very strong. I'm excited to have Elias back in the story as it can give the show some much-needed momentum.
I liked the throwback to Virtanen in the early parts of the episode.
The Bad: The episode just doesn't engage me like a good episode of television should. I think the big issue is that the episode just doesn't feel important. With bigger storylines involving characters like Elias, Will, Snow and Root, these individual episodes don't give me a reason to care about them. Even though there was a story which had a lot of effort put into it, I couldn't get invested.
The other big issue was how complex this story was. Cramming so much story into 45 minutes is very exhausting for me and it can only work if the story has enough substance to it. Considering that I wasn't very invested, this episode didn't succeed in that regard. I spent too much time trying to follow the story instead of getting engaged, making it convoluted and unsatisfying. I've been saying this from the start of the show, but we desperately need multi-episode stories in this show. Something like this would have worked much better if it had some time to breathe.
The Unknown: What does Elias want with Reese? What was his involvement with Rasmussen? Why did he kill him?
Best Moment: The ending was exciting and promises that this story will pick up now.
Character of the Episode: Elias.
Conclusion: This episode was fun to watch on the surface, but emotionally it did absolutely nothing for me. Episodes like these are what make this show difficult to watch for me at times. This was far from the worst thing the show has done, but it's disappointing because I see potential for so much more than what we got.
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