Jim Caviezel as John Reese, former CIA super spy on the CBS TV show, Person of Interest. Images from http://www.cbs.com/shows/person_of_interest/

Sometimes being a former CIA Agent has its advantages.

You get to travel the world, get the best covert operation experience and you get to kick ass and take names.  Unfortunately, you’re just not as highbrow as your MI-6 counterparts.

If you watched the most recent episode, you'll know John Reese isn't his real name. Image from http://www.cbs.com/shows/person_of_interest.

For John Reese in the CBS tv show, Person of Interest, being a (presumed dead) former-CIA agent has its advantages because it allowed him to team up with reclusive and (also presumed dead) billionaire Mr. Finch to stop violent crimes before they happen.

According to the official Person of Interest website:

PERSON OF INTEREST stars Jim Caviezel, Emmy Award winner Michael Emerson and Academy Award nominee Taraji P. Henson in a crime thriller about a presumed dead former-CIA agent, Reese, who teams up with a mysterious billionaire, Finch, to prevent violent crimes by using their own brand of vigilante justice. Reese’s special training in covert operations appeals to Finch, a software genius who invented a program that uses pattern recognition to identify people about to be involved in violent crimes. Using state-of-the-art surveillance technology, the two work outside of the law, using Reese’s adept skills and Finch’s unlimited wealth to unravel the mystery of the “person of interest” and stop the crime before it happens. Reese’s actions draw the attention of the NYPD, including homicide detective Carter, and Fusco, a cop whom Reese uses to his advantage. With infinite crimes to investigate, Reese and Finch find that the right person, with the right information, at the right time, can change everything.

So what makes John Reese a great candidate for this week’s ESM Icon?

He’s a dude in a nice suit that can kill a team of trained assassins with his bare hands.

Need a better reason?

For more information about John Reese and the CBS show Person of Interest, you can check out their official site at http://www.cbs.com/shows/person_of_interest.


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