Last night’s episode of Person Of Interest was another of those experimental ones they have done on occasion. It took me a moment to figure out what was going on but once I did it made sense. Spoilers ahead.

The episode started with a different voice over instead of Finch. In fact Finch, Reese and the rest of the Machine Gang aren’t present at all in this episode called “CSI: Cyber.” Instead the plucky teen actress from Nightmare on Elm Street 3 is all grown up playing a psychologist working as part of an FBI “cyber” crime unit along with that guy from Don’t Trust the B—— in Apartment 23 and a standard mix of characters for a TV crime fighting team.

The episode involves what the Machine would call an irrelevant number about “cyber” bullying*. The twist is that the teen “cyber” bullying actually the work of the father’s jilted lover.

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But thinking it over it seems that the “cyber” team is actually unknowingly working for Samaritan in something that is a sort of law enforcement counterpart to Operation Northern Lights. Samaritan is feeding the FBI information on deviates who commit “cyber” crimes. The “cyber” team tracks down these criminals in a less lethal version of what Reese and Shaw used to do for Control. Since these “cyber” criminals are also a potential threat to Samaritan’s operations it makes sense for it to take steps to deal with them.

Otherwise this “CSI: Cyber” thing would just be a generic procedural relying on an overuse of jargon.

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*I’m not making light of bullying, just the over use of the term “cyber.”