The "Person of Interest" episode "Bury the Lede," offered a perfect example of what it would be like to date John Reese (Jim Caviezel). There are undoubtedly many women who have imagined what it might be like. There may even be some men who have wondered what it would be like to be John Reese. Well, look no further. "Bury the Lede" has the answers! Granted, the woman Reese dated, journalist Maxine (Gloria Votsis), was a person of interest.
John Reese was nothing like his dating profile
Finch (Michael Emerson) created a dating profile for his friend Reese, specifically for the purpose of attracting Maxine. All flirting prior to the date was completed by Finch. Reese prefers to "wing it," so he didn't actually know anything about who he was supposed to be or what was said during the period of flirting.
John Reese attempted to make his date jealous
In an attempt to cover for Reese's lack of knowledge of his own dating profile, Finch attempted to make Maxine jealous by getting Zoe (Paige Turco) to pretend as if they had torrid romance. Zoe even grabbed Reese's butt in an attempt to pull off the unlikely relationship!
John Reese was chivalrous, but nobody but the bad guys noticed
Whenever Maxine was out in the open, where she was vulnerable to attack, Reese fought off the bad guys. Maxine saw none of this and assumed that nothing had happened, even though bad guys were dropping like flies each time Reese dropped out of view for even a few seconds.
John Reese's dog was almost as cute as Reese
Finch dropped off Reese's dog, Bear, because he was listed on Reese's profile. If Maxine had opened the closet where Bear seemed to focus his attention, she would have found Finch, who was not able to leave Reese's apartment before Maxine and Reese arrived. It's a good thing Reese saw to it that Finch could leave without being seen. Finch is a very private man.
John Reese's first date consisted of at least three parts
Each time Reese went out with Maxine, their date was interrupted by people trying to kill her. Reese did not consider those attempts to be dates. Rather, he felt they were each attempts at a first date. The date was only complete when John Reese had given Maxine a kiss.
John Reese's friends all helped in the background, even though they were rarely seen
Although Reese protected Maxine during most of their time out together, Carter (Taraji P. Henson) was the one who took the bad guys to jail in the end, once there was proof of wrongdoing. Meanwhile, Reese's friend Fusco (Kevin Chapman) took the evidence (a ledger) Maxine had and pulled out the pages that listed him as taking payoffs from HR. It's OK to let him have this one. It is the only way Reese can use Fusco as a man who straddles both the good and evil worlds.
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