Person of Interest

Season 2 Episode 22

God Mode

76
Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM May 09, 2013 on CBS
8.6
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To combat Root and Decima, Reese and Finch must seek out unusual allies to save The Machine. Meanwhile, HR prepares to eliminate Carter when she probes into Cal's death. And in the past, the final fate of Nathan is revealed.

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  • Quite a send-off to Season 3

    10
    Well, I'm hooked on this show, it's a personal favorite now. Pretty much in line with White Collar and Burn Notice.



    Root is going to be an interesting character in the future seasons to come, I suspect that she might even grow from villain to heroine at some point. I know it's pure speculation, but, she's all about being this machine's BFF. So, who knows..



    At least we now know why Harold is keeping up the "irrelevant" list, he's making amends for not having worked with Nathan when he had the chance.



    It's funny, but this show is almost like Batman, in a way, where the Bruce Wayne character is divided mainly between John and Harold.



    Carter helped Elias escape!! Well well, our straight by-the-book detective is starting to see a lot more in the shades of gray now.. But it makes sense seeing how HR basically backed her into a wall.



    The enemy of my enemy is my friend kinda thing I guess. I have a feeling there will be some new things in line for this one.



    I think that someone will eventually realize that if you have to put up with crime, Elias might as well be in charge. HR and Elias will be at odds, and the irony will be that Elias will probably be the one who will be the 'lesser' bad guy in many situations. Again, ironic. Wonder what the NYPD thinks of this show? :)



    Things were actually pretty anti-climatic for Fusco, he got his ass out of the fire thanks for Carter's intervention at digging up Stiles body. That one surprised the crap out of me. In fact, I've been surprised at how little John and Harold did to help Fusco in his predicament.



    Heard this Sam Shaw character is gonna be a season 3 regular. I'm kinda partial to this one. But, if the stakes are much higher in season 3, then John is gonna need more actual muscle.



    Hope we get more Zoe and Leon in Season 3. Leon brings the comedic effect and Zoe's character has that charisma and directness which plays well against John.



    Now, you gotta wonder who the new player is uh? That "woman" who gave the assassination orders?



    How's that gonna go..



    And more to the point, what will be the next evolution for this machine? I just hope it doesn't get into the realm of

    1) android body

    2) leaping into other people's minds, or

    3) it has taken over the entire internet gig.



    More to the point, how will this show actually end? When the machine is dismantled? If/When the machine becomes a threat to the world?



    Maybe a merged between Root and the Machine, as Root teaches the machine that people are flawed. Who knows... That's the fun part! :)moreless
  • Rise of the Machine

    9.5
    This episode is kind of like an enigma wrapped in an enigma. Throughout two seasons the machine has, largely, served Harold. All the while it was becoming more cognizant of itself until Harold's "failsafe" measures circumvented his own administration. The machine has reached total self-realization enabling it to manipulate, seemingly, all threats by using all parties to it's own means. This is brilliant as it is now what the ultimate Ai is supposedly capable of: directing the destiny of itself as well as all it watches. Now, Harold has the big task of resuming the administrator job, but will the machine allow it even as it may still allow him back in the "loop"?



    This finale wasn't conventional and is better for it. Being more about wrapping up so many story-lines served faithful viewers while presenting mysterious questions alike. Finally, it serves notice things have morphed as if a quantum shift is in the future for next fall (Carter's character being a prime example). So, no traditional "cliffhanger", but an imminent game changer is afoot. Brilliant as so many are lined up to attempt to control what is now, possibly, impossible to contain as it once was. The end effect is the best: we can hardly wait to see how this proceeds!moreless
  • "If you're working alone, wear a mask. "

    10
    Oh sure--awesome wrap up to OSC/Hersh (for now), Root (for now), and flashback (Nathan, Ordos) plotlines, but the big surprise is when a central character heeds Jonathan Nolan's scripted advice from Bruce Wayne and becomes someone else for HR to fear. Bring on Season 3!

    Oh yeah, this little ditty was written by that Nolan guy too. Genius. (Jonah, please cross the WB lot and provide coaching for Arrow's writers who routinely pay homage to you but could use your :)

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  • Lack-Luster

    7.5
    Not nearly as good as the penultimate episode of this season, not nearly by far. This was a cross-country goose chase, which, I must admit, was a major reveal for the Machine, but not a surprising one. After two seasons, however, they're still refusing to give us much at all about Finch's background. What they offered in this episode were things we'd already put together (just confirmed now), or so lack-luster for what the build-up promised that it was disappointing (a car bomber, really?). Root picking up the phone at the end wasn't a cliffhanger, it was a blaring announcement that she'll be a key player next season when her character's already had its run. PoI is starting to get away from itself; it will need careful maintenance to continue being the great thing it is this coming season.moreless
  • Wow-What a Season Finale!

    9.5
    I admit to being a bit confused,since I was unable to view a few episodes. However, there was more action in that episode than most shows have in a season. I need to do some makeup work to fill in my information gap. I love the addition of the two ladies.
Carrie Preston

Carrie Preston

Grace Hendricks

Guest Star

Morgan Spector

Morgan Spector

Peter Yogorov

Guest Star

Peter Friedman

Peter Friedman

Lawrence Szilard

Guest Star

Amy Acker

Amy Acker

Root

Recurring Role

Brett Cullen

Brett Cullen

Nathan Ingram

Recurring Role

Jay O. Sanders

Jay O. Sanders

Special Counsel

Recurring Role

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