Person of Interest

Season 3 Episode 23

Deus ex Machina

Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM May 13, 2014 on CBS
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Episode Summary


When Decima prepares to bring the Samaritan AI online, the team finds itself caught between that organizations attempts to wipe them out and Vigilance's plan to put an end to intrusive government surveillance.

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  • Bloody Decima.

    It was all going so well, and then instead of wrapping up the bloody never-ending Decima storyline, they made it WORSE.
  • No real surprises

    No real surprises and not a real ending, although things are going to be very different next year,
  • The trial of the century

    I was really hoping that when the introduced the Defense I was hoping Alan Shore (Boston Legal) would show up. But we still have Elanore Frutt (The Practice) All kidding aside, this trial was very heated and the build up to Peter Collier was great in the previous episode. Without explaining his backstory we the audience wouldn't understand why he was so furious at the government's activities against its own people.

    Awesome they chose Radiohead's song 'Exit Music' as the ending theme. Very appropriate.moreless
  • "We hope that you choke"


    A review from thefanof over 5? Amazing. I guess there was no "skylar" holding him back.

    But truly, one of the greatest season finales of all time. The ending music was absolutely amazing and perfectly chosen. My mind started to go crazy with speculation and nothing else would take up my attention for the rest of that day and for days to follow. I saw Transformers 4 that day because I had no other real choices but I could only think about POI. Amazing. Simply amazing. Pure quality television.moreless
  • amazing - stay tuned 4 season 4

    The war is on as the old Brit said ... that war will have limited space 4 Finch John Shaw to help, I so excited with the finale that I can't wait 2 say let the games begin.
Julian Ovenden

Julian Ovenden


Guest Star

Joseph Melendez

Joseph Melendez


Guest Star

Peter Scanavino

Peter Scanavino


Guest Star

Leslie Odom Jr.

Leslie Odom Jr.

Peter Collier

Recurring Role

John Doman

John Doman

Senator Ross H. Garrison

Recurring Role

John Nolan (I)

John Nolan (I)


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Collier: Senator, you denied any knowledge of Northern Lights, yet your name appears in these documents some 37 times. Now how do you explain that?
      Garrison: Maybe you shouldn't believe everything you read on the Internet.

    • Control: Where you were when Flight 77 hit the Pentagon? Because I was inside it. I carried out the wounded. I covered up bodies. and I have spent every day since putting bullets in the people responsible and in anyone else who even thinks that they can do that to our country again. You want to shoot me because I had to tap a phone calls, read a few e-mails, then you go right ahead. But you'd better turn that gun on yourself next, Mr. Collier, because you have broken just as many laws, and the only difference is I didn't wrap myself up in the American flag and try to convince people I was a hero.
      Collier: I believe you love your country. I believe that when you started, people thought what you were doing made a lot of sense. But it's gone too far and it has to stop.

    • Collier: You built it? One man is responsible for the most invasive surveillance technology in the world?
      Finch: I'm good with computers.

    • Collier: You expect us to believe you gave one thought about people's rights as you were building the government a weapon of mass surveillance?
      Finch: Not a weapon.
      Collier: What else would you call it?
      Finch: I would call it the best I could do.

    • Hersch: Next time I see ya. I'll probably have to kill ya
      Reese: Well you're welcome to try.

    • Hersh: Oh, dear. I think I might be in over my head.
      Reese: I'm a little busy myself.
      Hersh: Unless you're looking at a big-ass bomb wired to blow off when the power comes on, I think I win.

    • Finch: (after being shot) Why would you ever choose a career where this is an occupational hazard?
      Reese: Well, I tried to quit. But some jackass told me I needed a purpose.

  • NOTES (2)


    • Greer: "In action, how like an angel. In apprehension, how like a god."
      Referencing Shakespeare's Hamlet, Act II, Scene 2, as spoken by Hamlet to Rosencrantz & Guildenstern.