Person of Interest: What Really Happened to Control?

Even though CBS' underrated thriller Person of Interest ended in 2016, we still have questions about some of the things that happened in the show. Like, what did Root/The Machine say to Shaw? Does Bear still eat expensive books? And who did all of Reese's tailoring to fix all the bullet holes in his suits?

But one thing that's really stuck with us is what happened to Control (Camryn Manheim)? The sort-of villain's role in the show was always mysterious, and that stuck with her in the series finale when Samaritan agents put a hood over her head and hauled her off to who knows where. We can only guess it wasn't a trip to Disneyland.

Is she dead? We went to the source herself and asked Manheim, and her outlook for her character isn't any better than ours.

Pressing Person of Interest Questions We Still Have After the Series Finale

"I'd like to say that she is ready for the next season, but I think there's a possibility that she's in the same ditch that she's put a lot of people in," Manheim told TV Guide at the Television Critics Association winter press tour, where she was on hand to promote CBS' upcoming comedy Living Biblically.

However, Manheim acknowledges that we never actually saw Control killed, meaning that producers left the door open for a reason. And with all the possibilities of TV reboots, she could be back for more. Cross your fingers, POI fans!

Person of Interest is currently streaming on Netflix and CBS.com.

(Full disclosure: TVGuide.com is owned by CBS.)

This article originally appears on TV Guide.com.

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Feb 12, 2018
I never thought Person of Interest was underrated.
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Feb 12, 2018
Still get goosebumps at this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AD8qvpMw8Vw
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Feb 12, 2018
With that thought... maybe Reese isn't dead either it was all staged to make Samaritan think he was killed.
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Feb 11, 2018
Fantastic show. I miss it.
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Feb 12, 2018
Same :(
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Feb 11, 2018
Dear @TimSpot, the post give shimmer what you think about the show and I know you love it. Being number 2 in the community, I still was a long way behind you and your ability to write about it. The post made me reread your review of "The crossing" and that was one heck of a post. So please, if you want to write reviews like that again, move to another site. I wish I had the money to make it possible because so many of us, old/former TV.com readers, love what you wrote when you were free to write what you wanted.
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Feb 11, 2018
Well done for someone actually asking about this show. I seem to remember, back in the good old days, you went to one of these things and were the only tv critic on your table (in the POI event) who actually watched POI.
Unfortunately, I can't ever see it coming back and I don't really want a reboot. It was fun while it lasted, though.
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Feb 11, 2018
Not coming back, but I am now watching the second rerun and still love every episode of it. Sometimes I even read my own posts about the show to see how much I/we enjoyed it in those days.
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Feb 12, 2018
Good to hear from you :)
I've said this before, but I'm amazed I stayed with it for the first half of the first season. It was only because Harold was in Lost that I gave it a go. And then we had some Harold flashbacks, and I thought "ooh, this could be really good". And it was!
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