Person of Interest: Season 2, Episode 22

God Mode (9 May 2013)

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Reese and Finch team up with surprising allies in a race to save The Machine from Root and the mysterious international organization, Decima, who have both re-emerged with dangerous agendas.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Lionel Fusco (credit only)
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Carter is dealing with internal affairs about a possible wrongful shooting on her part which resulted in a fatality. During the process, Terney shows his true colors to her. She has to figure out how to get herself out of her predicament, as well as prevent HR from carrying out its grand plan, even if it means helping the enemy. Meanwhile, the machine has rebooted itself, and has provided Root with 24 hour unfettered access to what it sees. The one thing it will not tell her is where the machine is located, which is her ultimate goal so that she can "set it free". She seemingly has Finch assisting her. Although she knows that Reese is following her, she is unaware that Finch also maneuvered the machine in providing Reese, and by association his current sidekick Shaw, who he tells from where the information is coming, that same unfettered 24 hour access. Beyond the location of the machine, what Reese also wants to know but which the machine will also not divulge is Finch's whereabouts.... Written by Huggo

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Actress Carrie Preston plays Grace Hendricks, the former fiancé of Harold Finch. In real life she is the wife of Michael Emerson who plays Harold Finch. See more »


In a 2010 flashback, a Fiat 500, not imported into the US until the 2012 model year, is clearly visible. See more »


Root: C'mon Harold, time to meet God.
Harold Finch: Please don't set your expectations too high.
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28 November 2014 | by (North America) – See all my reviews

Since I spent most of my review of Part 1 of the season closer talking about Amy Acker (and there are worse topics to devote a review to) I want to talk about the writing team in the final-final.

First, overall, a fun-filled ride but somehow disappointing when considered in light of the expectations set in the first part.

Nothing technically wrong, mind you, but overall in the tone here I am reminded of Ron Howard's Angels and Demons, which was one of his most technically perfect creations yet also perhaps his most flawed because he got completely lost in the material.

Which brings me back to the writing team.

I notice that another IMDb member has already commented that this finale is not typical. And that of course is the point.

What deserves mention is that that the writers set themselves a great task. To use backstory not merely as filler (which, by its nature, it is) but to develop anticipation for what is to come.

If you think that is easy, try it yourself.

Or, better yet, watch any random episode of ARROW where the writers consistently shoot themselves in the foot the moment they drag out the flashbacks.

Sometimes you have to judge the achievement by the intent, not the result.

When you realize what a lofty goal the writers set for themselves, you also realize that they largely succeeded. And deserve acknowledgement for that.

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