An American sci-fi crime drama television series created by Jonathan Nolan. The series is about John Reese, a former CIA officer who is recruited by Harold Finch, a mysterious billionaire, to prevent violent crimes in New York City.

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Can Samaritan really find The Machine with this method?

I am trying to understand why Samaritan runs the simulation in Person Of Interest Season 5 Episode 4 as it does. From here on forwards Finch, Reese and Root will be referred to as "FRR". We see ...
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A main character with no screen time in one episode!

I noticed that in some TV shows, there is this one episode where they don't show one of the main actors, like he was never there to begin with. An example of this is in Person of Interest, in the ...
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Why does the Machine remember everything?

In S05E02 of Person of Interest we saw that the Machine remembers 42 removals. But we know from previous seasons that all data was deleted at midnight. Is there any explanation for this?
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What is the significance of “6,741”, the title of an upcoming episode in the fifth season of Person of Interest?

According to this Wikia article Jonathan Nolan and Greg Plageman mentioned that their favouite episode of Person of Interest is the upcoming season 5's 4th episode named "6,741". Is there any hidden ...
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Why do some characters call the Machine “she”?

On Person of Interest, most people on Team Machine refer to it as "she". To me, that's sort of clear for Root, not so clear for Finch and even less clear for others. Why do they do that? P.S. I don't ...
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Why does John Reese always speak with such a low voice volume?

I've been watching Person of Interest and couldn't help but notice how quiet John's voice is. So my question is: why? Is it to make the character appear more professional or something? Is the ...
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Why is Samaritan smarter than the Machine?

I am watching Person of Interest season 4, episode 10 -- The Cold War, where Samaritan beat the Machine. Why can Samaritan do things that the Machine can't? Why must Finch, Root, Reese, Shaw and ...
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What servers does Samaritan run on?

In Person of Interest, the Machine is shown to be running on a on IFT Sabre Blade 2437 servers which are renamed Dell PowerEdge SC1425 servers. At the end of season 3 we can see server farms with ...
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What is meant by “I had to invent new rules”?

In Person of Interest episode YHWH (Season 4 finale), there is a heartbreaking dialogue between Finch and the machine, where the machine states I had to invent new rules. What exactly is meant ...
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What deal does Finch make with H.R. In “Person of Interest”?

In Season 1 Episode 19 of "Person of Interest", Elias kidnaps Carter's son, so Finch goes to Officer Simmons, who is part of H.R., a group of corrupt cops who are working with Elias at the time. The ...
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Who was the caller in the episode “Last Call” (S03E15)

In the Person of Interest episode S03E15, the POI was Sandra Nicholson, who works in a 911-dial in station. She was forced by a caller to delete calls from a certain date from the server. At the end ...
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Why was there a POI mismatch in Episode S01E05?

In Person of Interest Episode E01E05, Reese and Finch did observe judge Sam Gates at the beginning. However, the Person of Interest was his son, whose name is the same. How could that happen? As we ...
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Why hasn't Team Machine told Control who was really behind Vigilance?

In the finale of Season 3 of Person of Interest, it was revealed to Team Machine and to the audience that Decima Technologies was behind Vigilance, and that they planned the bombing in the courtroom. ...
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Why does the mugger that Finch pays off react this way?

This is about the 2nd last scene in season 4 episode 6 of Person of Interest, where Finch is paying off the mugger. I understand why the mugger is agitated at Finch given the umbrella takedown, but ...
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S01E19: Why didn't Elias' men threaten the policemen's family?

In Person of interest episode S01E19, it is seen that Elias' men are following the families of police people of the HR group. It is suggested that they will threaten the families if they will not work ...
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Person of Interest - Where Finch snoops on a bunch of webcams in an apartment building?

I'm trying to figure out which Person of Interest episode had a certain scene. I don't recall the particular plot of the episode, but the scene I'm looking for had Finch set up in an apartment with ...
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Are the Person of Interest writers under pressure to make the show more like NCIS?

There has been somewhat of an uptick in inane banter among the team, often between Reese and Shaw, and a definite uptick in interrogation scenes where the team question the current person of interest. ...
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Is Person of Interest sci-fi?

I've always classified Person of Interest as sci-fi, however most sites (such as wikipedia) never mention this and just call it crime and/or drama. My opinion is based on the following in-universe ...
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How could Harold Finch keep his fortune while faking his own death?

When his partner Nathan Ingram is killed with a bomb, Harold Finch decides to fake his own dead to protect him (and his fiancée). Despite he is presumed dead as well, he still owns a fortune and ...
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Why doesn't John use a silencer?

John Reese is a highly trained ex-CIA operative working with Harold, who is a billionaire. He can buy all kinds of weapons, as we can see in the movie. However, John never uses a silencer for any of ...
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What kind of surgery was operated on Root's ear in episode / (S03E17)

In S03E17 - / (/ is the name of episode) of Person of Interest, Root undergoes a surgery at an otolaryngologist. Did the device operated by the Decima guy impact so badly that it broke her ear ...
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Why is S03E14 titled “Provenance”?

What is the meaning behind the title "Provenance" of Person of Interest S03E14?
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Have Finch's back problems been explained?

In the present, Finch shows signs of significant spinal trauma. He has a severe limp and his neck and upper back are generally held very rigidly. He'll turn his whole torso, or sometimes even his ...