This episode cemented the Finch and Reese relationship for what they may face five months from now. The "machine tech" has been an actual government project to look for terrorists conducted by over a dozen federal agencies before and after 9/11. Any individual obtaining the power of "the machine" could amass wealth, power, knowledge of future events. Of course, the "machine" could have the characteristics of Larry Niven's time machine (if a time machine were invented in a given universe and individuals in that universe could send messages back in time telling past individuals what to look for, a time machine would never be invented in that universe). The question to ask, in five months will there be a paradox set up by the machine that may show Finch to be perceived in a negative light by the government or will this be like a Foreign Power vs. Finch/Reese. I'm also struck by the similarities between "Person of Interest" and the 1960s "Wild, Wild Finch as Artie, Reese as Jim West. This is the best show on TV -- finally!
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