The crime drama “Person of Interest” (CBS) can be seen each Tuesday evening at 10/9 p.m. Last night's episode on April 29, 2014 was called, “Beta.” In the overnight TV ratings it garnered 11.20 million TV viewers overall. It reached 1.9 million TV viewers in the all important 18 to 49 adult demographic.
In the same time period at 10 p.m. “Chicago Fire” (NBC) grabbed 7.19 million TV viewers overall & 1.8 with adults. “Celebrity Wife Swap” (ABC) nabbed 2.67 million TV viewers overall & 0.8 with adults.
The government is watching you & there are cameras everywhere. “Beta” opened with the new machine called, “Samaritan” which is now up & running. Samantha intervenes on a robbery which was an inside job by one of the employees. She obviously kicks his “behind” to stop the crime before someone got killed.
Harold has not contacted John or Samantha in a week & John finds the “numbers” for them to work. Harold was disappointed in the machine that led them to a “number” who they were ordered to protect & then kill. They realized they were the “numbers” that needed protection. They fled & Samantha was shot in the leg. In the present, Root shows up on the street & she tells them that they have be invisible. The new machine called “Samaritan” is out to find Harold & to kill his co-workers.
Samaritan cannot find Harold & the men running the machine will go to the person closest to him. They found his ex-girlfriend named Grace with whom he was forced to run away from because of the machine. A pay phone on the street rings & John answers it for a new “number” & it might be Harold or Grace. Root tries to keep them away from all cameras on the street because Samaritan wants them all dead.
Samaritan cameras pick up John & Samantha protecting Grace from an operative that was going to kill her. They hide Grace with Lionel at his police department. An operative appears at the department & John takes him down inside the interrogation room. Root is arrested & shows up to help out.
Will the Samaritan machine succeed in capturing Harold? What happened to the first machine? Can John, Samantha & Root survive the onslaught of enemy operatives? You can watch the full episode of “Beta” at the official website of “Person of Interest.”