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Old 01-13-15, 05:02 PM
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Person of Interest (S4E12) -- "Control-Alt-Delete" -- 1/13/15





THE HEAD OF SAMARITAN'S TEAM WITHIN THE GOVERNMENT BEGINS TO WONDER HOW MUCH CONTROL SHE REALLY HAS, ON "PERSON OF INTEREST," TUESDAY, JAN. 13

"Control-Alt-Delete" - Control (Camryn Manheim)
, who oversees the handling of relevant numbers for the government, begins to question the methods and intentions of the Samaritan program. Also, alarming news reports of a pair of vigilantes rampaging through the Northeast begin to surface, on PERSON OF INTEREST, Tuesday, Jan. 13 (10:01-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

REGULAR CAST:

Jim Caviezel (John Reese)
Michael Emerson (Harold Finch)
Kevin Chapman (Lionel Fusco)
Sarah Shahi (Sameen Shaw)
Amy Acker (Root)
RECURRING CAST:

John Nolan (Greer)
Camryn Manheim (Control)
John Doman (Garrison)
Oakes Fegley (Gabriel)
Theodora Wooley (Brooks)
Nick E. Tarabay (Grice)
GUEST CAST:

Suzy Jane Hunt (Shiffman)
Michael Potts (Travers)
Alice Chastain Levy (Julia)
Ryan Shams (Yasin)
Zarif Kabier (Massoud)
Shahar Isaac (Tariq)
Omar Rahim (Hussain)
William Jackson Harper (Stroble)
Malikha Mallette (Cable News Anchor)
Giuseppe Jones (Level 6 Security Guard)
Cliff Moylan (Shooting Victim)
Bill Timoney (Bob)
WRITTEN BY: Andy Callahan

DIRECTED BY: Stephen Surjik

Old 01-14-15, 10:39 AM
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Re: Person of Interest (S4E12) -- "Control-Alt-Delete" -- 1/13/15

Good way to follow up last weeks madness and good place to take the story for anyone tired of seeing our heroes on the defensive. Looks like Samaritan is starting to overreach and maybe he'll leave an opening. And what a clever title.
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Re: Person of Interest (S4E12) -- "Control-Alt-Delete" -- 1/13/15

Nice follow up to the Nautilus storyline from before. Wonder if they'll bring in the girl they weren't able to "rescue" as well.
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Re: Person of Interest (S4E12) -- "Control-Alt-Delete" -- 1/13/15

It's always a little bit of fun to see how many Samaritan labels a "deviant" at a location.
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Re: Person of Interest (S4E12) -- "Control-Alt-Delete" -- 1/13/15

Yeah, that was a good change of pace episode. Liked that they tied it back to that cryptography thing that Samaritan was running.

Based on what happened, I think Control will realize what is going on and help the team take down Samaritan.
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Re: Person of Interest (S4E12) -- "Control-Alt-Delete" -- 1/13/15

Originally Posted by Deftones View Post
Based on what happened, I think Control will realize what is going on and help the team take down Samaritan.
I doubt it. She had what was happening thrown in her face and didn't change course.
Old 01-15-15, 12:32 AM
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Re: Person of Interest (S4E12) -- "Control-Alt-Delete" -- 1/13/15

Yeah, but they introduced her daughter in this episode for a reason. Control knows she has to maintain appearances to protect her daughter while she looks for opportunities to bring down Samaritan.
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Re: Person of Interest (S4E12) -- "Control-Alt-Delete" -- 1/13/15

The fact that she showed up at the stock exchange shows she believed harold somewhat. And noticing that the area was freshly painted reinforces that.
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Re: Person of Interest (S4E12) -- "Control-Alt-Delete" -- 1/13/15

Originally Posted by Big Boy Laroux View Post
And noticing that the area was freshly painted reinforces that.
Odd she had to touch it. Fresh paint stinks.
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Re: Person of Interest (S4E12) -- "Control-Alt-Delete" -- 1/13/15

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Odd she had to touch it. Fresh paint stinks.
But fresh paint is a better visual, -it gets the point across better, -than to show her sniffing.
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Re: Person of Interest (S4E12) -- "Control-Alt-Delete" -- 1/13/15

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I doubt it. She had what was happening thrown in her face and didn't change course.
Not true. If that were the case, she would not have gone to the stock exchange. Now that she knows Harold was not lying, she will slowly move to their side.
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Good episode. If I understood the storyline correctly, Samaritan used the guys for coding and then branded them as terrorists to eliminate the evidence.

Sort of reminds me of Live Free or Die Hard.
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Re: Person of Interest (S4E12) -- "Control-Alt-Delete" -- 1/13/15

So I guess they're gonna find
Spoiler:
Shaw's cadaver in that refrigerated truck.
And based on Harold's reaction when he got the lead, he knows this for a fact but would rather Reese and Root find out for themselves, knowing they would refuse to believe him otherwise.

Originally Posted by Deftones View Post
Based on what happened, I think Control will realize what is going on and help the team take down Samaritan.
I think she already accepts what's going on. However, for the sake of her daughter (and her own life), she had to kill that guy at the end.

Originally Posted by MLBFan24 View Post
Good episode. If I understood the storyline correctly, Samaritan used the guys for coding and then branded them as terrorists to eliminate the evidence.

Sort of reminds me of Live Free or Die Hard.
Pretty much.
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Re: Person of Interest (S4E12) -- "Control-Alt-Delete" -- 1/13/15

Regarding Shaw...
Spoiler:
It shouldn't be determined whether she's alive or not on the show because they've left the door open for the actress to return. The actress doesn't see it at this point as she'll be raising twins, but she's never saying never.
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Re: Person of Interest (S4E12) -- "Control-Alt-Delete" -- 1/13/15

Originally Posted by MikahC View Post
Regarding Shaw...
Spoiler:
It shouldn't be determined whether she's alive or not on the show because they've left the door open for the actress to return. The actress doesn't see it at this point as she'll be raising twins, but she's never saying never.
Unless the actress couldn't really reveal the character's ultimate fate given the story arc is still unresolved.

As much as I like the character (despite the super human bullshit they had her do far too many times), I hope she is dead. Otherwise the sound of the gunshot will be a silly cheat. And, yes, I know plenty of shows have done it. But given they even repeated it in the recap, I'd rather she got a bullet to the head.
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Re: Person of Interest (S4E12) -- "Control-Alt-Delete" -- 1/13/15

I'm just hoping Control comes to Harold's side so we can have more scenes with them togther. It's like a best of the "The Practice" reunion.

Great episode, even better evolution of the Samaritan storyline.
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Re: Person of Interest (S4E12) -- "Control-Alt-Delete" -- 1/13/15

So I either forgot or missed this, but how is Samaritan controlling the kid? I seem to remember an ear piece he had and he was getting controlled through that somehow (or am I thinking of another show lol)
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Re: Person of Interest (S4E12) -- "Control-Alt-Delete" -- 1/13/15

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So I either forgot or missed this, but how is Samaritan controlling the kid? I seem to remember an ear piece he had and he was getting controlled through that somehow (or am I thinking of another show lol)
yeah, he had an earpiece from what i recall.
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Re: Person of Interest (S4E12) -- "Control-Alt-Delete" -- 1/13/15

Regarding Shaw's ultimate fate, I thought of an evil way they could bring her back on the show without compromising their integrity.

Speculation:

Spoiler:
Samaritan's operatives did kill her, but they somehow use her body to become host for the program. That is where I believe Person of Interest is headed.
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Re: Person of Interest (S4E12) -- "Control-Alt-Delete" -- 1/13/15

Originally Posted by PhantomStranger View Post
Regarding Shaw's ultimate fate, I thought of an evil way they could bring her back on the show without compromising their integrity.

Speculation:

Spoiler:
Samaritan's operatives did kill her, but they somehow use her body to become host for the program. That is where I believe Person of Interest is headed.
Can you say "jumped the shark"? Sure. I knew you could.
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Re: Person of Interest (S4E12) -- "Control-Alt-Delete" -- 1/13/15

I really don't like the kid thing. Nearly every kid is a shitty actor and this one is no exception. It seems like the director instructed the kid to act like he was Samaritan and not a relay/avatar for Samaritan. I let it go when it was Root and the kid conversing in that one episode as just a matter of artistic license in presenting Sam and the Machine having a conversation, but having him interact with other people makes it hard to swallow.
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Re: Person of Interest (S4E12) -- "Control-Alt-Delete" -- 1/13/15

I actually like the kid but I do get your point. It is weird that he is not simply repeating what he's being told but actually reciting his lines as if he were in fact Samaritan itself.
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Re: Person of Interest (S4E12) -- "Control-Alt-Delete" -- 1/13/15

And who the hell is this kid, anyway? Where are his parents?

Agree, he's acting like he's an android, not a kid repeating lines.
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Re: Person of Interest (S4E12) -- "Control-Alt-Delete" -- 1/13/15

Originally Posted by wmansir View Post
I really don't like the kid thing. Nearly every kid is a shitty actor and this one is no exception. It seems like the director instructed the kid to act like he was Samaritan and not a relay/avatar for Samaritan. I let it go when it was Root and the kid conversing in that one episode as just a matter of artistic license in presenting Sam and the Machine having a conversation, but having him interact with other people makes it hard to swallow.
It's probably the worst decision the showrunners have made since the first season. The only reason to cast a kid is so one of the good guys is forced to kill him in cold blood, as a way to stop Samaritan. That would be fairly shocking on network television, if say Root had to shoot him in the head to stop Samaritan from taking over the world.
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It's probably the worst decision the showrunners have made since the first season.
What was so bad in the first season?

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