This season has been one of my favorite due to many good episodes (mixed with puff pieces/fillers).
Root & her progressive transformation to the character that she is now, has been "awesome" for me this season. Very expressive, very confident and take charge person. Sadly, her character is beginning to leave John in her shadow. No, no in entertainment.
1. Possibly need to cut character out due to sudden dominance of the show.
2. The character developments in the show are beginning to clash.
This is an episode where yet again, John is being left in the dark by the Machine's super-abundant data, but insuffecient (data) to affect his own contributions to the team.
We've already seen Reese leave the team specifically because of that.
"Root", I love you... but don't make John angry. Put him in the game; don't bench him!