Person of Interest 30 Day Challenge: Day 2
Spotlight on John Reese!
Oh, Reese. Where to begin? To put it simply, he’s half stone-cold-horrifically-efficient-killing-machine, half compassionate-and-emotional-human-being, and those two halves do not play well together (or with others, really). He’s been used and abused and beaten down to the point that he no longer has any faith in his own goodness, nor any value for his own sorry existence. The only thing between Reese and suicide is the promise that he can make amends for his destructive past by turning his talents to the protection of others; this is his purpose, his reason for being. I really must commend Jim Caviezel for crafting a character who is so consumingly dark, such a divine balance of hulking, intense presence, haunting pathos, compelling personality, effortlessly powerful action, and total dead-pan snark. Astounding.