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Person of Interest‘s series finale is the best of all possible endings, staying true to the emotional, philosophical, and technical heart of the show’s five seasons.
Person of Interest runs probabilities in its penultimate episode. A spy caper, an action/adventure, and a mystery plot all come to a head in “.exe” leading up to the series finale.
Person of Interest seamlessly weaves a high-stakes mystery with some old faces. Shaw, John, and Fusco work their case while Harold and the Machine discuss scientific ethics. The episode hits just the right mix of cheese and smarts to make it an ideal example of what this show can do.
Person of Interest belabors the point with its sci-fi ethics lectures to push Harold to the brink. As a narrative turn just before the ultimate climax, it works but feels heavy-handed.
Person of Interest works on cleaning up dangling plot threads this week in “Sotto Voce.” A case of the week turns into a tangle of series mythology, gang wars, and character development situations.
A double dose of Person of Interest provides two equally good sci-fi philosophy lessons. “QSO” explores the nature of free will and intelligence, while “Reassortment” looks at population dynamics and the ethics of following unethical orders. It’s deep, but it’s fun while it does it.
Person of Interest takes on a fun fluffy case where the gang lets their hair down. Meanwhile, all the plot pieces move into position for the rest of the season.
Person of Interest takes a mundane case of the week and interweaves it with every plotline that the season is juggling in “ShotSeeker.” Mafia, mystery, and warring artificial intelligences all mix together to create an enjoyable, relevant cocktail.
Shaw is back on Person of Interest in an appropriately action-packed, torture-filled psychological thriller of an episode. It’s absolute perfection.
The Machine sets John on a collision course with his old CIA boss as Person of Interest delivers a quality case of the week without forgetting its ultimate goals.
Person of Interest uses a glitch in the Machine to contemplate human nature when she turns against her allies. This show just gave a disembodied artificial intelligence her own character-focused episode and it was glorious.
Person of Interest begins its fifth and final season where it left off, complete with its usual doses of action, adventure, and the ethical implications of technology. All in all, a promising start without shifting the series’ paradigm too drastically.