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post #1141 of 2036
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Originally Posted by WS65711 View Post

Just like Bear . . . smile.gif

Speaking of Bear. I liked the way Bear and Carter saved Fusco's ass in this last episode. Finch must have provided some help. I don't think Carter could dig out a corpse and carry it away all buy herself.
post #1142 of 2036
So I missed what plans Finch had for Bear at the end..

Anyway virus is already affecting The Machine, 400 hours to be 100% active, it's gonna be mayhem
post #1143 of 2036
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So I missed what plans Finch had for Bear at the end..

Anyway virus is already affecting The Machine, 400 hours to be 100% active, it's gonna be mayhem

Bear was off helping carter find the body so she could dig it up. They showed carter walking bear at the precinct right after that

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post #1144 of 2036
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So I missed what plans Finch had for Bear at the end..

Anyway virus is already affecting The Machine, 400 hours to be 100% active, it's gonna be mayhem
It's already giving issues. Notice that the camera feeds got interrupted by static once in a while?
post #1145 of 2036
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Originally Posted by humdinger70 View Post

A conjecture (or two) about how this season ends:

1) Whether he likes it or not, Harold will have to team up with #root to find and stop the virus plaguing the machine.

2) Bear will play a significant role in this, and may not survive (Yeah, i don't like that either)

3) Somehow, Leon Tao will be involved.
See the preview for next week? Looks like I'm going to be right about item #1. biggrin.gifcool.gif
post #1146 of 2036
Wasn't this same plotline used in another CBS show recently? Maybe Elementary?
post #1147 of 2036
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They showed carter walking bear at the precinct right after that

But more importantly, she told Fusco that she had a long night and then they focused on the floor to show that Bear and Carter were both leaving trails on the floor from the dirt on his paws and her shoes.
post #1148 of 2036
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Bear was off helping carter find the body so she could dig it up. They showed carter walking bear at the precinct right after that

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But more importantly, she told Fusco that she had a long night and then they focused on the floor to show that Bear and Carter were both leaving trails on the floor from the dirt on his paws and her shoes.

Thanks guys! Although I had inferred that the convenient disinterment of the dirty cop's body Fusco had buried had been the work of members of Finch's Irregulars, the details passed right over my head until you guys reminded me of what happened. Thanks again for the tutorial.
post #1149 of 2036
I... Think i need to rewatch the end, got a bit confusing at the end.

Poor Fussco, glad he was spared this time at least.
post #1150 of 2036
I thought it was somewhat of a bizzare storyline with the professor, but still entertaining.
post #1151 of 2036
I agree (to back up a few posts) that the subplots are getting difficult to keep track of. I thought it was Root who planted the virus? But was it another lady "villain"?* I've noticed--and liked the attention to detail--the subtle degrading of the machine's feeds over the last several episodes. The blue screen blips, the bizarrely placed identifying reticles, etc.

Can't even imagine how gruesome it was for Carter to dig up that body. Whoa.....


*I count four women who have worked against Reese and Finch. Can't remember all their names... 1) Root, 2) Reese's old partner, 3) the blonde lady (who is dead now), who had some knowledge of the machine, 4) the woman they originally protected and turned out to be some kind of operative; they let her go in the graveyard and she came back in a recent episode.
post #1152 of 2036
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I agree (to back up a few posts) that the subplots are getting difficult to keep track of. I thought it was Root who planted the virus? But was it another lady "villain"?* I've noticed--and liked the attention to detail--the subtle degrading of the machine's feeds over the last several episodes. The blue screen blips, the bizarrely placed identifying reticles, etc.

Can't even imagine how gruesome it was for Carter to dig up that body. Whoa.....


*I count four women who have worked against Reese and Finch. Can't remember all their names... 1) Root, 2) Reese's old partner, 3) the blonde lady (who is dead now), who had some knowledge of the machine, 4) the woman they originally protected and turned out to be some kind of operative; they let her go in the graveyard and she came back in a recent episode.
4. Sarah Shahi, is a foil for Root, she'll eventually plant her. Right now she's rogue, but not an enemy of the boys.
post #1153 of 2036
Last night's episode showed why this is one of the best shows on network TV.
post #1154 of 2036
Finch's explanation of how and why he coded The Machine to reboot every midnight whistled right past me. I need to reboot that one.
post #1155 of 2036
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Finch's explanation of how and why he coded The Machine to reboot every midnight whistled right past me. I need to reboot that one.

Most definitely an episode to be re-watched with sound turned up. A lot of the dialog was softly spoken too quickly to catch first time around. What a great show!
post #1156 of 2036
I had CC on so he did it because the machine was like a "puppy" that imprinted on him when he made it, almost "human", but the government wanted a machine, not a sentient being, in order to avoid this and the machine becoming more attached to Finch he had it's "memories" purged every day.

I just can't imagine how much paper they spent on purging those for years, also it seems the old man group was typing those memories manually into the machine (haven't they heard about scanners?)
post #1157 of 2036
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Last night's episode showed why this is one of the best shows on network TV.

Could not agree more. As a computer guy some of the stuff doesn't hang together well (typing in machine code, say vs scanning; or if The Machine can pipe output to a printer it could also pipe the data to a server farm, etc.) but suspension of doubt is easily achieved by the stuff they DO get right, the witty dialog, the plot depth and the excellent portrayal of the main characters by the writers and the actors. The gradual revelation of Finch's past relationship with his partner is fascinating, but most fascinating of all is The Machine's evolving behavior and emergent properties.

An easy show to Root for. smile.gif
post #1158 of 2036
At the end I got a bit lost, who was given full admin access? Root or Reese?
post #1159 of 2036
Amy Acker and Sarah Shahi in the same show, oh yeah!!

I wouldn't be opposed to a spin-off with those two. wink.gif
post #1160 of 2036
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At the end I got a bit lost, who was given full admin access? Root or Reese?
Looked to me like Finch did something to trick root and that root thinks she has root, but Reese has it. Don't think we will really know for sure until the next episode.

Love this show.
post #1161 of 2036
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Amy Acker and Sarah Shahi in the same show, oh yeah!!

I wouldn't be opposed to a spin-off with those two. wink.gif

Indeed but sadly they were never on the same shot, surely they'll be next week, hopefully fighting each other on the floor (please)

I re-watched it, and seems Both Root and Reese have admin, Finch bridged the connection so both phones rang at the same time..

Curious why Shaw has a blue square, Root, Finch, Reese have a yellow square on the machines "eye"

(I'm thinking blue is for operative on the "relevant" cases)
post #1162 of 2036
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Originally Posted by keenan View Post

Amy Acker and Sarah Shahi in the same show, oh yeah!!

I wouldn't be opposed to a spin-off with those two. wink.gif

You are a bad, bad person. smile.gif

But then I like Jimmy Carter would have to admit that I too lust in my heart...
post #1163 of 2036
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At the end I got a bit lost, who was given full admin access? Root or Reese?

It is ambiguous but I'm going with Reese as Finch rewired the land lines and texted Reese to answer. But Root hears something that seemingly makes her believe that she has full admin access. Can't wait till next week!
post #1164 of 2036
Do we know anything about Root's agenda? Where did she come from? How does she knew all that stuff about the machine etc.?
Maybe I missed something back when Root was introduced.
post #1165 of 2036
Would someone who has this "all figured out" please explain the gray haired guy? I believe he claimed that it was Harold Finch that was sending the the notebook (computer) to the Chinese (?) that Reese and (? Girl) were sent to intercept way back when? He said he wanted to meet Finch. Am I totally mixed up or what? Could Finch's original partner (can't recall name) have been the one to send the notebook while using Finch's name? I'm getting more and more lost . . . confused.gifeek.gif
post #1166 of 2036
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Do we know anything about Root's agenda? Where did she come from? How does she knew all that stuff about the machine etc.?
Maybe I missed something back when Root was introduced.

Root has always been hard to pin down. At first she appeared to have an almost fanboy obsession with the Machine because Finch had written the perfect code and she wanted to "set it free". How she knows what she knows is still pretty much a mystery. She wasn't introduced into almost the end of the last season and only as a expert hacker in the same league as Finch. Now she wants to "rescue the Machine" from Finch who she believes is killing it. Don't know who, if any person or entity she is connected with at this point. At this point we still don't know why Finch walks with a limp, but we do know he didn't as late as 2010 thanks to this past weeks episode.
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Would someone who has this "all figured out" please explain the gray haired guy? I believe he claimed that it was Harold Finch that was sending the the notebook (computer) to the Chinese (?) that Reese and (? Girl) were sent to intercept way back when? He said he wanted to meet Finch. Am I totally mixed up or what? Could Finch's original partner (can't recall name) have been the one to send the notebook while using Finch's name? I'm getting more and more lost . . . confused.gifeek.gif

Gray haired guy wasn't introduced until this season. He first appeared to be working for the Chinese in some capacity. It still appears he does with this "company" that is based in China and is probably a front for the Chinese government.

When Reese was in the CIA, he and his now dead (we THINK we saw her blow up mid season before Shaw was introduced) partner were sent to China to retrieve a stolen laptop. Actually the plan was for both of them to be killed, and the laptop destroyed, along with the disk drive in a "friendly fire" attack on the complex. (end of season one). The laptop, and both of them survived (we find out in season two), Reese going underground and living as a homeless person to stay off the grid since he was "killed" in China and where Finch meets Reese and Carter started tracking Reese down after his fingerprints came up on a murder. That is the start of the series. Checkout the pilot episode for how Reese, Finch, Carter and Fusco meet.

Fast forward into season two where the China mission is flashed back and Reeses partner is in a Chinese hospital recovering the from the attack and the Gray haired man is telling her that he has the laptop and drive. Reeses ex partner comes back tracking the Gray haired man and she is killed in a car bomb attack, see above. Through the Gray haired man and via his ex-partner, Reese and another CIA agent who is after Reese are goated into loading the virus into the system that gets to the Machine.

Now, I have tried to condense two seasons of a show that is a mystery by design to trickle at a drizzle info about the characters and plots through the run of the show. I have omitted a lot of stuff and tried to condense very complicated plots to bring you up to date. No doubt, others will add what I have left out because of the condensing I got wrong.

Bottom line is, no one really knows what is going on here, and that is by design. It is a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma. Just go with it. We do.
post #1167 of 2036
Love the complex, slowly unwinding back story. Interesting that it was Finch's original partner who coded the pipe routine into The Machine that outputs SSN data to the pay phone system to ID those about to be killed or kill someone else. And that finch opposed the utility. Somewhat understandable as Finch feared serious govt retaliation at any tampering with The Machine's anti-terror purpose. Too bad the virus disrupted The Machine's operation so badly last month that the Boston bombing was missed.
post #1168 of 2036
FWIW, I thought there were clues earlier in the season that Nathan was the one who set up the backdoor and that Harold was carrying on after he was killed.

It was clear in the last episode that the the machine was sending information directly to Nathan's PC and Harold killed that. It would seem that the machine created the payphone method of contacting the outside world...
post #1169 of 2036
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Originally Posted by foxeng View Post

..... Checkout the pilot episode for how Reese, Finch, Carter and Fusco meet . . .

We probably need to watch Season 1 and 2 both again from the beginning. My son comes home from TCU for the summer at the end of the week. He has season 1 on DVD (he didn't watch it when it was broadcast). We have all of season 2 (thusfar) on the DVR. He hasn't seen any of season two yet. Maybe we'll make it a Super-Marathon...
post #1170 of 2036
It has been a slow, but steady climb for Person of Interest, but unlike J.J. Abrams "other" show, POI has gradually become one of the best shows on television. I do agree that the machine's method of recovering it's memory is impractical and illogical, but I can overlook that (and Jim Caviezel's "Jack Donaghy" voice and late model Steven Segal fighting wink.gif ) for the terrific layer upon layer of fascinating mystery and character revelations (Finch is not quite what he seems).

This show is too good for CBS
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