Well tonight, No Good Deed 1.22 was the penultimate episode of the PoI season and I knew it was time for a blog post.
One of the stars of Person of Interest is Michael Emerson - he is Harold Finch. Here is an actor that always lands on his feet. Criminal Intent fans know him as the unforgettable Gerry Rankin in Phantom way back in Season 1 in 2002. Oh, my, that's a long time ago! He's the guy who had Goren running and almost blew his kids away. Like I say, unforgettable. It's taken me a while to get over the bad guy taste in my mouth that he left me with.
So that would be the first PoI connection to Criminal Intent.
For the Criminal Intent Fans, Elizabeth Marvel was Sylvia Moon in Art, Season 1 (2001) and then again in Season 5, Prisoner (2005) as Jenny Hendry.
Michael Kelly was in Boots on the Ground, S10 of Criminal Intent.
There were two shocker appearances in tonight's episode that had me squealing!
Megan Colby, a small part in Zoonotic (2003);
Doreen Whitlock, a tragically abused wife, in Magnificat (2004) and as Lena Copeland in Bedfellows (2006).
Ms. Preston has been cracking me up as a guest star on six episodes of The Good Wife over the last couple of years.
But what is even more amusing is that in real life she is married to Mr. Phantom himself Michael Emerson. And tonight she played Finch's fiance. How cute is that?
And last but not least....
The Big Bad Guy trying to eliminate this week's Person of Interest, was Jay O. Sanders, who played Captain Joseph Hannah in the final season of Criminal Intent, but was really memorable as Harry Rowan in Dead (2002) who was as big and tall and almost as smart as Goren. (Okay, okay! No one is as smart as Goren!)
And that's all the connections I've noticed so far. Let me know if you've seen more!
Feel free to check out my current PoI vid (I'm working on another). Thanks for reading!