Person of Interest

Season 3 Episode 23

Deus ex Machina

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

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Senator Ross H. Garrison

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  • 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.

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  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • 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.

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