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Person of Interest Season 2 Episode 3 "Masquerade" Spoilers: Reese's POI, Finch's New Bodyguard, Stanton and Snow, and More!

Person of Interest Season 2 Episode 3 "Masquerade" Spoilers: Reese's POI, Finch's New Bodyguard, Stanton and Snow, and More!

Person of Interest is off this week for the Vice Presidential debate, but next week it returns with a bang.

Season 2 Episode 3, "Masquerade," finds Reese hired as a bodyguard of a POI named Sofia (Paloma Guzman), the beautiful and bratty daughter of a Brazilian diplomat whose taste for New York nightlife creates a dangerous situation. Say EP Jonah Nolan of his hero's new charge:

"Reese has to figure out which part of her life or her father's life the threat emanates from...unless she is the threat herself."

Meanwhile, Finch is back in the library safe and sound, but "a little gun-shy" about being in the real world since his kidnapping by Root. That's where Bear, their new canine friend, comes in:

"Reese winds up bringing him home, but he isn't the one who has to take care of him," says Michael Emerson, laughing. Finch's relationship with the pooch, he adds, "is funny and it's dear, and coming together really beautifully."

The October 18 episode also includes the return of two characters whose fates were left very much hanging last season: Reese's old CIA colleagues Stanton and Snow. Says Nolan:

"We want to know why Kara Stanton is back in New York. Is it something to do with Reese, or something else?"

And stay tuned for another blast from the past: EP Greg Plageman warns that HR is far from dead:

"They're definitely crippled, but you're talking about a slippery organization that has some very dangerous elements in it."

One thing we can count on, however, is the friendship between our fabulous four principal characters. Emerson likens them to another great team:

"It's like the Avengers — four good guys, each of them flawed and compromised in some way, but together making a reasonably efficient machine."

Funny he uses the word "machine"!

Stay tuned for more spoilers and news while we wait for the show's return on October 18!

Source: TV Guide