TV Guide has announced that Amy Acker will guest star as a person of interest in the season finale of "Person of Interest." The show has already become very popular in a short amount of time, so how can they boost their fan base even more? Perhaps having a popular guest star from a different genre can bring in a whole new batch of fans.
Amy Acker's appearance in the season finale is interesting because she is very well known for her appearances in Joss Whedon sci-fi productions. Whedon has written, directed, and produced many popular sci-fi and fantasy TV shows, including "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Firefly."
Acker appeared in "Dollhouse" and "Angel," two of Whedon's most popular productions. She has gained a following in the sci-fi communities and is very active in those communities. She shows up at many comic-con and sci fi conventions, continuing to gain a larger following. Her appearance in the "Person of Interest" finale may bring some new viewers who have not seen the show before.
TV Guide first announced that Amy Acker will be a person of interest in "Firewall," the season finale. She will play a psychologist to the rich and powerful. In addition, CBS has released a synopsis of the episode, indicating that Reese (Jim Caviezel) will be trapped with her in a heavily surveilled part of the city.
What she might bring to "Person of Interest."
Acker is a beautiful and talented actress, who could bring an interesting aspect to "Person of Interest." It is unclear how popular "Person of Interest" is with sci-fi fans, but it is clear that there are plenty of Amy Acker fans who do not watch the show.
The announcement that she was going to be in the finale on TV Guide, Amy Acker Facebook pages, and other sites drew quite a few comments from people who had either never seen the show, or had missed most of the season. Many of them said they were determined to watch the episode just to see Amy Acker. Therefore, her role in the finale must be substantial enough to make her current fans happy.
Acker may not appear in more than the one episode, so the episode must be absolutely top-notch if the show is going to keep any new viewers she brings hanging on for future episodes. That should not be a problem, since the show seems to only get better with time. It is unclear whether there will be a cliffhanger, but that could also help bring back viewers next season, as long as there are no cop outs in the resolution.