I’ve been binging on Person of Interest ever since my friend Kaelan told me how conceptually cool it is. So for the last month or so, I’ve been racing through the series to get to her favorite episode.
And tonight I finally got there: Season 4, episode 11, entitled “If, then, else”. The episode was written by Denise Thé, and in some ways it may be the best episode ever.
I don’t mean just the best episode of this TV series. I mean the best episode ever.
It contains a high concept twist that is so profound and awesome that it can make you rethink the very idea of episodic television.
I won’t spoil anything here. But I will tell you that you should not just watch this episode in isolation. To appreciate its awesomeness, you need to go back and watch the series in order, from the beginning.
When you finally get to season 4, and you see this episode in context, you’ll know just what I’m talking about, and you will thank me. Trust me on this.