Friday, May 1, 2015

Person of Interest - Asylum

Pushing forward to what looks like it could be the show's bleakest season finale yet "Asylum" offers three stories, each of which end badly for our heroes. Given the numbers of both Elias (Enrico Colantoni) and Dominic (Winston Duke), Reese (Jim Caviezel) attempts once again to stop a gang war from fully erupting only to find himself captured along with Elias and Fusco (Kevin Chapman) by the Brotherhood. Control (Camryn Manheim) gets her own subplot as, after finally realizing the truth about Samaritan, continues to root out the computer's spies within her organization only to learn what Samaritan has planned. And after receiving a phone call confirming Shaw (Sarah Shahi) is still alive and a captive of Decima Technologies, Root (Amy Acker) and Finch (Michael Emerson) walk into a trap forcing The Machine into an impossible choice.

The implications of "Asylum" are huge as The Machine gives up its position to Samaritan in return for the lives of Finch and Root, Reese and Fusco's chances of surviving their night with the Brotherhood (especially after Elias plays with Dominic's mind) appear slimmer than ever, and the trap laid for Root suggests that Shaw, although alive, may now be working for the other side. The return of Harper (Annie Ilonzeh) is likely the key to getting Reese and Fusco out alive, but with Decima now knowing the exact location of The Machine is there anything Root and Finch can do to stop Samaritan's victory? And if The Machine goes dark, leaving only one murderous artificial intelligence left standing, what happens to the world as the computer begins implementing a series of events to make the populace a bit easier to control?

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