Person Of Interest Episode 3.12 Aletheia

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Picking up where the previous episode left off, Control, Hersh, and their operatives hold Finch, Shaw, and Claypool captive, demanding to know the location of the Samaritan drives and Finch’s Machine. Root bursts in and uses her access to the Machine to disable the agents and help our heroes escape, but she is wounded and captured by Control in the process. Claypool then leads Finch to the bank vault where he hid the Samaritan drives, only to be cornered in the bank by simultaneously by Vigilance and Hersh’s ISA operatives. While cornered in the vault with a wounded bank manager, Finch convinces Claypool to destroy the drives, and then they all manage to escape when Reese arrives to clear an exit. However, Greer later meets with the bank manager, who is revealed to be an undercover Decima operative, and receives the real hard drives, which she secretly switched out in the chaos at the bank.

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This continues from the previous episode where Harold, Shaw and Arthur are held captive by Control for information. Shaw is deemed to be not useful and is about to be killed, when Root comes guns blazing and gets them out of there. But Root is shot and captured by Control. Meanwhile it is revealed that Arthur had made a copy of Samaritan before it was destroyed. He stored it in a bank locker. But as they go to get it, Vigilance comes and Harold locks himself, Arthur and the bank manager in the vault. Shaw gets a bomb ready to get everyone out. Inside the vault Harold reveals to Arthur that The Machine exists and convinces him to destroy Samaritan so that it won’t fall into wrong hands. Vigilance breaks through the vault and captures everyone including Shaw, but they are saved by Reese and Lionel. The Machine guides Root to escape from Control after having been tortured. She is later shown in a South East Asian restaurant. Root also calls Harold to tell him that the Samaritan drives are not destroyed because the bank manager was murdered and replaced and she had swapped the drives. Later the “bank manager” is shown handing over the drives to Greer from Decima Technologies, saying that he has great plans for Samaritan (just after shooting the “bank manager” through the heart).

Please use this thread to discuss the series’ fifty-seventh overall and third season twelfth episode Aletheia. Rule: Please keep spoilers limited to those revealed during the series up to this episode only.

This episode was a bit darker than I was ready for but I loved the holistic story unfold. I wonder if Hirsch survived?

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