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PST
Jul 5, 2012

If only Milliband had eaten a vegan sausage roll instead of a bacon sandwich, we wouldn't be in this mess.
Been too long since Bear got to show off, so that was a nice moment.

Also seriously showing how ridiculously powerful an ASI with unlimited access is. What is it now, all modern computer/phone devices, DNA database for a good chunk of the US. I'm guessing it's planning on causing a catastrophic event so humanity turns to it to 'protect us from ourselves'.

By this point I'd have expected Fusco to have been read in, less of the repeated 'the machine loses every simulation against Samaritan' and at least some more involved Root vs Finch 'we need to unlock the machine so it can fight for herself' arguments.

With 5 episodes to go they're going to have to cram a lot in, especially as they're still doing the numbers, though i'll guess that will stop for the last two.

Alas I doubt the last scene will be Bear biting through Samaritan's power cable and then heading off for the Bear & Sameen spin off series, together they fight crime and eat junk food.

PST fucked around with this message at 15:55 on May 25, 2016

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PST
Jul 5, 2012

If only Milliband had eaten a vegan sausage roll instead of a bacon sandwich, we wouldn't be in this mess.

Stabbey_the_Clown posted:

Hold on a moment. How exactly did Harold Whistler blow his cover? Hasn't it been well established that Samaritan literally cannot see him? There's a blindspot integrated into it that replaces any instances of Finch appearing with that of Professor Whistler. That's why Reese can walk in public as Detective Riley.

In the episode, Riley's cover does not seem to be blown even being seen with Whistler at his office, preventing him from being killed, and even after visiting a Samaritan office and having Samaritan agents try to gun down two police officers.

Samaritan couldn't see Shaw even though Martine was looking at her, it was only after Shaw's cover was blown from shooting back that her identity was associated with a deviant. Professor Whistler visited a cafe and had a coffee.

It's not that it doesn't see them, it's that they show up as being irrelevant until it can actually flag that identity as being them (Root's worked a little differently because she changed IDs so often).

On the 10th anniversary of his first date with Grace, Harold went to the same cafe and made the same order (for two drinks). Something he's presumably done every year since then.

It recognised the pattern of behaviour.

quote:

Greg Plageman: Well, I certainly think, Eric, that things got more compressed. There was more story we could tell, there was more story we could have done with Elias and the merging of the municipal world with the Samaritan and Machine world. That happened in a rather compressed manner. Some of those things we could have taken more time with -- certainly down the stretch of the last couple of episodes, we were compressing some things. I don't think it adversely affected the storytelling, and I do believe we acquitted ourselves well. We went out in a way that I'm proud of. It's a show that I think people will remember fondly, and we always endeavor to tell this incredibly -- when you get over 100 episodes on broadcast television, it's very difficult to sustain a larger narrative, a bigger story, and then finish it off in a way, because you rarely get the notice that this is the last season. And Jonah and I made the decision at the beginning of the year that this was probably it; we should write to that. And I think that in some ways is a gift, certainly on broadcast television, because most people don't know, as witnessed from a number shows that got a sudden cancelation these past few weeks.

http://m.uk.ign.com/articles/2016/06/01/person-of-interest-creators-on-the-big-twist-in-episode-100
(really good interview)

gently caress you CBS. This season would have been even more impressive without their loving around, and even with the shortened season they still insisted on having the number of the week so they couldn't just go whole Team Machine vs Samaritan dystopian singularity thriller.

PST fucked around with this message at 15:16 on Jun 1, 2016

PST
Jul 5, 2012

If only Milliband had eaten a vegan sausage roll instead of a bacon sandwich, we wouldn't be in this mess.


Now Bear needs his box!

PST
Jul 5, 2012

If only Milliband had eaten a vegan sausage roll instead of a bacon sandwich, we wouldn't be in this mess.

ol qwerty bastard posted:

I'll be shocked if they aren't setting Blackwell up to turn against Samaritan. Isn't he supposed to be super smart? He did not seem 100% cool in this episode with being blindly ordered to kill.

His chance of survival is entirely dependent on whether Shaw finds out he''s the one who shot Root, if so he's going to have a very painful short period of time left.

I kind of feel he's another plot line that was originally conceived for a full 22 episodes, like stuff with Elias and 'is this the world we created' exploring the effects of Samaritan etc. He's just a 3rd rate bad guy, even less of a speedbump than Martine.

Apparently Twitter and Tumblr are melting down over 'another dead lesbian on tv'. While I agree with Nolan's interview about how Root was more than that, and how her 'end' has been telegraphed a long time to come, that's not going to calm down the understandable anger at how killing off the lesbian is the tv equivalent of shooting the black guy first in movies.

PST
Jul 5, 2012

If only Milliband had eaten a vegan sausage roll instead of a bacon sandwich, we wouldn't be in this mess.

xeria posted:

It's swinging kind of both ways, at least. There's a lot of anger, of course, because there's just always anger at this point, and a good chunk of that is coming from people who have never actually watched the show (or exclusively watched the Root/Shaw scenes) and got wind of "yet another dead lesbian". But there are also a lot of people trying to be reasonable about it. Sad, because one of their favorite characters died and that's always sad, but reasonable.

If only CBS had just loving aired this final season in the fall.

I can understand the former, i'd mostly just seensome pretty severe comments and also saw Chris Fields being really understanding and communicating with people on his twitter. Without the 100, which certainly from what i've read handled it really badly, it probably wouldn't have gotten as big a reaction. Or maybe it would but more nuanced.

I'm still kind of shocked by it, but also Elias' death given his reprieve and the snatched chance of him getting to take revenge on Samaritan. But then all of the main and recurring cast are so good, and the writing of their characters so on point that anyone dying would strike the same way, much as significant character deaths in The Wire did.

And yeah, a whole season would have given them more time to schedule around Sarah's pregnancy and they'd have had what 15-17 episodes with her available. I don't think there'll be a 'what would have been' and the POI book got cancelled, which pretty much kills any chance of anything else coming.

PST fucked around with this message at 17:46 on Jun 1, 2016

PST
Jul 5, 2012

If only Milliband had eaten a vegan sausage roll instead of a bacon sandwich, we wouldn't be in this mess.

Nameless Pete posted:

I don't care if you've had your hardware mucked with, Samaritan, how do you not realize that Veronique Chereau is a fake name?

Unfortunately Samaritan got hooked up to tumblr fan fiction and now creates cover IDs for its operatives named Dirk Dinglebat and Humphry Sidebottom.

PST
Jul 5, 2012

If only Milliband had eaten a vegan sausage roll instead of a bacon sandwich, we wouldn't be in this mess.

oohhboy posted:

I think Blackwell is just a replacement for that French chick who probably couldn't come back for some reason.
If you mean Martine, she couldn't come back because Root snapped her neck.


That was so good, on so many levels and while there have been some great numbers of the week, that really showed what they could do when they were unrestricted in devoting time to it if they didn't need to. gently caress CBS for meddling even after deciding to cancel.

It might just be because of killing root of and knowing that the end was coming, but for a second I thought Fusco was dead. Well played POI writers.

Next week's preview though! :derp:

PST fucked around with this message at 13:55 on Jun 15, 2016

PST
Jul 5, 2012

If only Milliband had eaten a vegan sausage roll instead of a bacon sandwich, we wouldn't be in this mess.

Party Plane Jones posted:

If that Times square scene doesn't end with Harold narrating 'You are being watched.' to the world I'd be surprised.

Maybe the opening monologue after every payphone in the world rings at the same time.

PST
Jul 5, 2012

If only Milliband had eaten a vegan sausage roll instead of a bacon sandwich, we wouldn't be in this mess.
CBS have done an extended trailer, apparently it's not so much trailer as revealing swathes of the ending and, supposedly, gives away some really key moments.

PST
Jul 5, 2012

If only Milliband had eaten a vegan sausage roll instead of a bacon sandwich, we wouldn't be in this mess.

NeuroticLich posted:

I'm gonna miss this show so goddamn much after tonight. :sigh:

This

HookShot posted:

I'm excited but also sad.

Really, really sad.

:(

And also this

Regy Rusty posted:

I don't wanna say goodbye

It's not fair, don't wanna!

Anomalous Blowout posted:

I'm not ready for this. :(

And definitely this.

PST
Jul 5, 2012

If only Milliband had eaten a vegan sausage roll instead of a bacon sandwich, we wouldn't be in this mess.
Fooled me again and apparently someone's cutting onions in my house at 3am

PST
Jul 5, 2012

If only Milliband had eaten a vegan sausage roll instead of a bacon sandwich, we wouldn't be in this mess.
I saw what crazy looks like tonight, some woman has tweeted at Amy Acker every day for over 700 days. I see why a lot of celebrities just hire other people do do their social media, because that's got to make you feel seriously creeped out.

PST
Jul 5, 2012

If only Milliband had eaten a vegan sausage roll instead of a bacon sandwich, we wouldn't be in this mess.
Want that music, I can see why they dropped Heroes for that, so, so good.

PST
Jul 5, 2012

If only Milliband had eaten a vegan sausage roll instead of a bacon sandwich, we wouldn't be in this mess.

Regy Rusty posted:

FUSCO LIVES NOTHING ELSE MATTERS

And Bear is with Shaw

PST
Jul 5, 2012

If only Milliband had eaten a vegan sausage roll instead of a bacon sandwich, we wouldn't be in this mess.

HorseRenoir posted:

Kind of disappointed that the Blackwell plotline went absolutely nowhere.

That felt like something that would have been more fleshed out either with 22 episodes, or without the irrelevant numbers insisted on by CBS

Root and the missiles didn't get used either

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PST
Jul 5, 2012

If only Milliband had eaten a vegan sausage roll instead of a bacon sandwich, we wouldn't be in this mess.

Digital Jedi posted:

Just blew my mind. This shows callbacks are the best.

S01e01



S05e13

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