Person of Interest Recap: Karma

By Kitin Miranda | 2 years ago
Person of Interest Recap: Karma

Person of Interest” Season 4 Episode 17 “Karma” aired last Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 10:00 p.m. on CBS. In this episode, John Reese (Jim Caviziel), Detective Lionel Fusco (Kevin Chapman) and Harold Finch (Michael Emerson) raced against time to save a psychologist turned vigilante from taking vengeance into his own hands. Also, it was shown how Finch dealt with his own grief, It was after Nathan Ingram (Brett Cullen) died, and how Reese himself handled grief. Read on to learn more about this episode.

The episode opened in 2010. A wheelchair bound Harold Finch (Michael Emerson) went to the library. He made an anonymous phone call to Alicia Corwin (Elizabeth Marvel), who immediately called up Special Council regarding the threatening call just made to her. Finch then looked at a dynamite on the table.


In the present day, he talked about how he struggled with his grief over the loss of his friend with their new number, psychologist Dr. Shane Edwards (Patrick Kennedy). He gave free sessions at a victim advocacy non-profit clinic that he had put up after his wife, Lucy, was murdered eight years ago. Detective Lionel Fusco (Kevin Chapman) and John Reese (Jim Caviziel) continued to monitor him, as Finch had planted a camera in his office. Reese then left for his own therapy session with Dr. Campbell (Wrenn Schmidtt). He tried to get him to talk about how he himself handled grief.

Afterwards, Reese tailed Edwards while Finch broke into Edwards’ apartment. He discovered that Lucy’s things were still everywhere, which meant that he himself had not moved on yet. They then both discovered, through a series of events, that Edwards framed the no good boyfriend of a patient of his who ended up in a wheelchair, for robbing a bank. Finch then discovered several files in Edwards’s safe. It showed that he had been playing vigilante, and had put away seven people who had been aggressive towards his patients.  Finch also discovered that Wyatt Morris (Daniel Sauli), the delivery man who had murdered Lucy Edwards was serving fifteen years in prison for manslaughter. All of the evidence against him had been circumstantial, and he claimed that he was innocent.

Thanks to Finch’s planted bugs, they saw him putting tape on his tuxedo, which he was going to wear for a gala that evening. However, Dr. Campbell managed to get Fusco and Reese inside as her guests. As Edwards concluded his speech, Morris, who had been released early, came up to him. He confronted him before being carried away by security. Afterwards, Reese saved Edwards from getting into his car before it blew up, and saw that Morris, who had been in construction before, and was an expert in demolitions, left.

Meanwhile, back in 2010, Finch had placed the bomb in Alicia’s car, and got ready to blow it up, but was distracted by the Machine, who called him up.

Back in the present day, they discovered that Morris had been sent an anonymous text to receive a gun in a trash can. However, as the bomb had been set up poorly. Because Edwards himself retrieved the gun, they realized that Edwards was going to frame Morris for murder. They also discovered that he had planted pictures of him and Lucy, and newspaper clips about the murder all over his apartment.

Afterwards, Finch informed them that after reviewing the evidence of Lucy’s murder, and the testimony that Edwards had given about the night of the murder, that Edwards had perjured himself as he believed that Morris had killed Lucy. It was  revealed that Morris was not there at the time, and neither was Edwards. Edwards then got his co-worker, Becca, to look after his dog. He prepared gun powder residue in an envelope. He then pretended to Morris’ brother in order to lure him to the New York Botanical Gardens.

Back in 2010, Finch locked the doors of Alicia’s car, and in a masked voice, told her that he knew that she was responsible for Nathan’s death and that any sudden movement would trigger the bomb. Meanwhile, the phone kept on ringing for him. He ignored it, and after Alicia told him that she had had no idea that Nathan would be killed, he decided to trust her, and released her.

Back in the present day, Edwards made Morris put the gunpowder on him. Edwards put the gun towards himself. Finch then came and told him that he had gone the same path as well, but learned that that wasn’t the solution. He then put the gun down, and the next day, managed to finally move on with his own life.

Meanwhile, in Reese’s therapy session, he told Campbell about Jessica and revealed to her that he didn’t know how to grieve.


Afterwards, Finch reassured Reese that if Morris was truly a murderer, that they would be ready for him next time.

And that was all for the recap of “Person of Interest” Season 4 Episode 17 “Karma.”. For more news, updates and recaps on “Person of Interest” or other television shows, keep on following Movie News Guide (MNG).

Catch “Person of Interest” every Tuesday night at 10:00 p.m. on CBS.

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