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Reese and Finch go on separate missions. Finch has noticed that Shaw has been less responsive than she even usually is and he sends Reese to go find her. Reese initially discovers evidence that Shaw was abducted, but later finds more evidence that she may have gone willingly with her abductor: Root. He has to find what Root is up to, she who has been in contact with the Machine, which is feeding her information for her latest mission requiring Shaw's assistance. In the meantime, Finch works on their latest number, that of Timothy Sloan, an estate investigator for the New York Public Administrator. Finch is pretty sure that he is the target because of what he has found during one of his investigations. Finch will learn that that investigation is of Jason Greenfield, who died two weeks ago of a heroin overdose and whose case file is not Sloan's. It is Sloan's personal connection to Greenfield and Greenfield's activities as a computer hacker that are the key. And Carter learns a little ... Written by Huggo

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"Mors Praematura" is Latin for "Premature Death." See more »

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Root: Things are evolving. And my relationship with the machine is a little different. As for trust issues, I'm happy to take the first step.
[Cuts Shaw's bonds]
Root: There's a gun for you in the glove compartment.
Sameen Shaw: Thanks, but a knife will do just fine.
[Takes the knife from Root and holds it against her]
Sameen Shaw: This is the part where you give me one good reason why I should believe anything you say.
Root: October 2, 1988. You took a road trip with your father to watch the Houston Oilers play the Philadelphia Eagles. He...
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Hey, who spun up the FTL drive..?
20 January 2015 | by (North America) – See all my reviews

Wow, after some uneven episodes in Season 3, this is like buying a new car which, unknown to you, comes with a turbo, and you accidentally floor the gas pedal right out the dealership.

Some notes:

1. There are no less than 3 stories in play at the same time and if that writing feat is not impressive enough (and it should be) the writing team manages to link up two of them at the halfway point. Wow. I think they give awards for that kind of writing.

2. Sarah Shahi is a natural comedienne. I am writing this just for the record as I sure she is aware of this already and does not need me to point this out. To this point in the series I have only had two genuine belly-laughs, the first was when Shahi turned up a woman's book club in an earlier episode, and the second was this episode, when Acker initially asks Shahi if they might possibly team up -- understand, at this point, Shahi has been Tasered, drugged, and tied to a steering wheel by Acker -- and Shahi politely declines, offering only a two word explanation, "Trust issues."

3. Although no one has asked me what I think of the Acker-Shahi teamup, let me simply say that if they did a breakout streaming internet series based on this pairing alone (which does not seem to be likely) I would give you my Paypal info now, and subscribe in advance for two years. Pity.

Easily one of the best episodes in the entire series although -- the only small caveat -- you have to already be a fan to appreciate the nuances.


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