I missed the pilot and watched the second episode and about ten minutes of the third. Saw the same repitition issues. Really, there were two other things that really killed the show for me, though.
First, I really dislike the idea that the kid never speaks, but he narrates the show. So he does speak. That's just bad storytelling.
Second, it gnaws on me that his "abilities" are essentially magic. I can buy that the kid sees some facts and patterns most people don't catch, yes. I can even go with the premise that an autistic child might make associations that seem like magic in that Sherlock Holmes deduction way. I simply cannot believe that the kid predicted the random movements of a dog he's never met in a strange city to the extent that he knew a few nudges from his dad would get the woman following the dog (who he's also never met) at a bridge where her estranged father is trying to commit suicide for the second time in one day after his failed first attempt.
As my lovely lady just put it, "It's Person of Interest for stupid people."