As Roisin Murphy tells us "You can't hide from the truth, because the truth is all there is," JC walks through Finch's office to his empty cubicle. A blonde woman asks him if he's looking for Harold. JC asks if he's taking another personal day, but she says he's gone. Some say he left, others say he was laid off. "He didn't even say goodbye." JC's phone rings. He answers and tells Finch that he was thinking they were getting a little closer, "Harold." Finch says he already told him he's a very private person, and he has his reasons. JC asks if he's ever going to tell him those reasons. As he walks out the front door of the office building with a box of goods from his desk, Finch says, "Don't call me, Mr. Reese. I'll call you." Uh, isn't that what just happened? I guess he's just being cute. He stops in the lobby to look at a statue of his business partner's head (I thought it was Finch's in the recaplet, but now I realize what actually happened) that says, "In loving memory. 1962-2010. The founder." So I guess we have that backstory to continue to delve into, in addition to what happened with JC's girlfriend, Jessica. Let's hope that keeps this from getting too bogged down in procedural territory.
Next week: Another incomprehensible episode. What the preview reveals is that someone's number is up, so that means the Machine is trying to tell them something. And JC is a badass.
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