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The crime drama “Person of Interest” (CBS) can be seen each Tuesday evening at 10/9 p.m. Last night's episode on Dec. 17, 2013 was called, “Lethe.” In the overnight TV ratings it grabbed 12.10 million TV viewers overall. It reached 1.9 million TV viewers in the all important 18 to 49 adult demographic. “The Voice” (NBC) was a two-hour episode that garnered a 13.81 overall & 3.9 with adults. “What Would You Do?” (ABC) nabbed 2.48 overall & 0.7 with adults.

Person of Interest” stars, James Caviezel (John Reese), Taraji Henson (Detective Carter), Kevin Chapman (Detective Lionel Fusco), Sarah Shahi (Samantha Shaw), Amy Acker (Root) & Michael Emerson (Harold Finch).

The government is watching you & there are cameras everywhere. “Lethe” opened with a recap of the three part episode where detective Carter was shot & killed. John Reese has gotten out of the hospital & disappears. Samantha is waiting for her next assignment. Harold receives a random phone call on the New York street.

John ends up in Colorado who walks into a bar & orders a whiskey. Back in New York, Harold still has 'Root' locked up in a cage. She claims that “the machine” has a new number that will help someone who is in trouble. Harold gives Samantha a new job on watching a man named Arthur Claypool. He is in the hospital who has a brain tumor. Who wants to kill a dying man?

The secret service has three men following Arthur who knows some top secret information. Samantha believes someone wants to kill him so that he won't talk about what he knows. In flashback - Harold is shown as a kid back in 1969 who meticulously takes a part a car engine. He was a child genius.

Arthur's wife Diane comes to visit him, but he doesn't recognize her. He believes he is not in the hospital, but in his government office. Samantha talks with Diane in the break room. Arthur had worked at the national security agency which he kept secret from everyone except his wife. She wants him to remember her, but after each day Arthur continues to lose his memory.

The secret service brings Arthur to radiology for a cat scan. Samantha sneaks into the room & sees that it is an interrogation instead. Arthur was drugged & is asked questions about what he knows. Samantha is caught by the service men. In flashback – Harold talks with his father about what he can & cannot do with his mental gift.

What is John doing in Colorado? Peter Collier returns from last TV season. What does he want? How does Arthur remember Harold when he doesn't recognize his own wife? Is there another machine?

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