Questions tagged [person-of-interest]

For questions about "Person of Interest", a 2011 Sci-Fi/Drama/Crime series about Harold Finch, a reclusive billionaire who created a machine that can predict violent crimes, and John Reese, a former CIA hitman who helps Harold save those in danger.

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Have the Westworld producers acknowledged the similarities between Westworld season 3 and Person of Interest

Season 3 of Westworld contains the idea of the human race being controlled by an artificial intelligence, Rehoboam. This AI identifies individuals that need to be removed in order to protect the human ...
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Was The Machine ever the perpetrator?

I am rewatching Person of Interest (still a long way to go). On the many occasions where The Machine went haywire or was in grave danger, did she ever become the perpetrator, and still gave the ...
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Why did Greer sacrifice himself?

In one particular episode, Greer locks himself and Finch into a room, and tells him that he was performing the 'Queen's sacrifice' to ensure the victory of Samaritan. Then the air gets sucked out of ...
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How does Samaritan not see Root, John, or Finch?

I skipped season 3 and 4 of Person of Interest and directly started with season 5. When Root goes to the radio station to save Max, we see that she is directly in contact with the Machine. Now how ...
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Why would Gabriel Hayward be willing to become Samaritan's Analog?

In Person of Interest, The Machine has an analog interface - Root, The Machine directly communicates with her. Samaritan has its own analog interface - Gabriel Hayward, A child which Samaritan talks ...
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Has The Machine started to recruit people?

Season 5 Ep 11 of Person of Interest shows us that The Machine has been giving irrelevant numbers to others (Logan Pierce, Harper Rose, Joey Durban) for some time now. Fusco was surprised, however ...
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How does The Machine handle identical twins?

The Machine's main source of identity seems to be the SSN, and any other identity cards that is linked to the SSN like driving license, company identity cards, etc. It then uses the photo on ID for ...
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Why can't The Machine do the same for Finch and Reese as it does for Root?

The Machine seems to be able to generate innumerable fake identities for Root as she gets too close to be being spotted by Samaritan. Why can't The Machine do the same of Finch and Reese? They do get ...
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why does The Machine only talks to this person?

Finch says he saw every line of code when he create it, but some how was able to alter those codes, change its DNA, that's why The Machine talks to Why does The Machine talks to this person only, ...
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What was the connection between Harold and the tech guy at the end of season 4

Near the end of Season 4 Root & Harold break into the software firm to get something but get caught. The guy who caught them just saw Root and there was a relationship established a few episodes ...
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Why does the Machine always call Finch on phone boxes?

Why does the Machine call Finch on phone booths, when it can contact Root on a large range of devices, including mobile phones?
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Does The Machine still generate Relevant numbers?

Starting with some events in S3E19 of Person of Interest, The Machine's status is changed significantly. With the But The Machine maintains access to the same surveillance feeds she's always had, ...
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What's the chronological order of the flashback episodes?

Occasionally Person of Interest has episodes that flashback to before the start of the series. These episodes focus on various elements of The Machine and friend's origins and history. They're ...
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What's the origin of an “Avenger” computer virus?

I noticed that a couple of sci-fi shows refer to a computer virus named "Avenger". I doubt this is a coincidence, and suspect they're referring to something, possibly real or possibly fictional. The ...
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Why are all of the Persons of Interest in New York City?

In the (very hard) sci-fi series "Person of Interest", why is it that every single Person of Interest is in New York City? I realize that from a practical standpoint, they're shooting in New York, but ...