Person of Interest (2011–2016)
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Finch, Reese, Fusco and Shaw embark on one last mission to prevent Samaritan from destroying The Machine and cementing its hold over mankind.


Chris Fisher


Jonathan Nolan (created by), Jonathan Nolan | 4 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jim Caviezel ... John Reese
Kevin Chapman ... Lionel Fusco
Amy Acker ... The Machine
Sarah Shahi ... Sameen Shaw
Michael Emerson ... Harold Finch
John Doman ... Senator Ross Garrison
Carrie Preston ... Grace Hendricks
Joshua Close ... Jeff Blackwell (as Josh Close)
John Douglas Thompson ... Murphy
Neal Matarazzo ... Lt. Kearny
Justin Grace ... Younger Cop
Dylan Chalfy ... Hanger
Dick Brennan Dick Brennan ... Newscaster
Kristine Johnson Kristine Johnson ... News Anchor
Jack Davis Jack Davis ... Little Reese


Shaw visits Root's grave to say her final goodbyes. Mr. Reese and Lionel are given the rough edge tongue by the police chief, who figures out that John is in fact the man in a suit. The police arrest them and are ready to make them disappear forever. However, they are interrupted by Mr. Finch's arrival. The team splits in two, Lionel and Shaw who remain with the the Machine in order to protect it, while Mr. Reese and Mr. Finch attempt to destroy Samaritan's back-up servers. Mr. Finch says his final goodbye to his friend, Mr. Reese. Wounded by a gunshot, he starts hallucinating Root, while Mr. Reese sacrifices himself. Shaw finally avenges Root's death. Written by Andy Ward

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Cameo: Jonathan Nolan, creator of the series and writer of the episode, can be seen on Times Square among the bystanders as Harold arrives. See more »


In the series finale; the evil machine, Samaritan. launches a cruise missile at the (fictional) satellite dish on the rooftop of 1133 Avenue of the Americas, NYC, NY and destroys the rooftop. In fact, a US Navy ship off the coast of NYC would launch a real Raytheon SM-6 missile and destroy the cruise missile shorty after it was launched and long before it got anywhere near NYC. The SM-6 missile has shot down test cruise missiles and it's deployed on many US Navy surface ships. However it is conceivable that just as Samaritan took control of the USS Garner to launch the cruise missile, it also could have taken control of any and all US Navy ships in the area to prevent the missile from being shot down. See more »


Harold Finch: [trapping Reese inside a heavily guarded gold vault] I'm sorry Mr. Reese.
John Reese: Finch, what are you doing?
Harold Finch: When I hired you, I suspected you are gonna be a great employee. What I couldn't have anticipated... was that you'd become... such a good friend.
John Reese: You won't make it down from that rooftop alone.
Harold Finch: I don't intend to. I'm afraid this is where our partnership is... Goodbye, John.
John Reese: Harold? Finch, wait. Wait! HAROLD? WAIT.
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Crazy Credits

The standard opening sequence with Finch's (and during most of season 5, also Greer's) voiceover is absent. All that is left is the title card that appears after the first scene on the skyscraper roof with Finch. See more »


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One of the most perfect ending for a grand television series
21 June 2016 | by kukumaluwonkaSee all my reviews

The ending to this season cemented Person of Interest's place in television as one of the best action TV show of all time. This episode will keep you at the edge of your seat guessing what will happen next. A little unexpected twist that might or might not anger you all mixed in good narration, cinematography and perfect soundtrack. It has been quite the ride for me, an average viewer of this TV show.

I will miss you Reese, Finch, Root, Shaw, Fusco, Bear, and of course - CARTER :(

ps. Here's to me wishing Shaw could have her own spin off of this series A movie would be good too!

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