(USA Today) – Welcome back, Carter.
A year and a half after leaving CBS’ Person of Interest, Taraji P. Henson is back in Tuesday’s episode (10 ET/PT). Her NYPD detective, Joss Carter, was shot to death in 2013 — midway through the show’s third season — before she could identify corrupt officials. Now, as the series fights for its own survival, she’s back in flashback form as colleague Reese (Jim Caviezel) tries to solve one of her cold cases.
“Our show has done flashbacks from the very beginning,” says series creator Jonathan Nolan. “We always knew we were going to revisit this character. We just had to find the right moment for it” that also meshed with Henson’s schedule at her current job on Fox’s freshman hit Empire. Nolan reached out to Henson late last year, saying he told her, “‘We have a killer pitch, are you up for it?’”
It’s a good thing she was game. The shoot called for Henson and Caviezel to spend a lot of time sitting in cars in frigid February in New York, where the show is filmed.