The next number the Machine dispenses to Finch and the team belongs to Cyrus Wells, a custodian. His current blue collar job belies the fact that he has an MBA and was once a multimillionaire. What they also quickly learn is that the person who may figuratively pull the trigger on Cyrus, the target, is Root. Finch learns directly from Root that she has her own Machine-driven mission with Cyrus, her tasks (unlike Finch's) are laid out for her by the Machine immediately before she is to carry them out. All Root knows is that her overall goal is to protect the Machine, most specifically now from a competing Machine, namely Samaritan, which is close to being functional. Finch and Root will have to figure out if their Machine-driven tasks are incompatible, especially as Root has demonstrated in the past that the death of someone like Cyrus is acceptable collateral damage. They both have to figure out who truly is after Cyrus and what his role in getting Samaritan functional is. Root also ... Written by
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The name Root uses for her FBI credentials is "Augusta A. King". Augusta Ada King, Countess of Lovelace was a 19th century mathematician, who worked on an early theory for creating a computing device (the Analytical Engine). See more
When Finch is reading the precautions for the Helium to be delivered to Maxwell Ltd., it refers to the handling of compressed Helium (at room temperature). He tells Reese, and we later see, that there is liquid Helium being delivered. Liquid Helium is at -458°F and requires much more stringent handling procedures. See more
Oh, did you not hear about my chat with Control? She's fun... in an unnecessary stapedectomy kind of way. But I do miss music in stereo.
The title sequence begins in the usual way, with Finch's voiceover, but this time Root suddenly "hijacks" the narration for the rest of the title sequence. See more