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From an interview (July 2013) with creator Jonathan Nolan: ... A lot of people who don't watch the show think of it as a kind of crime procedural, but we really think of it of it as a science fiction show. We think of it as a genre show, there is a lot of comic book mythos woven into it... From another interview (October 2013, shorty after the start of ...


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The machine didn't get it wrong. The POI was the judge. Reese does think it was wrong at first: Reese: Finch, what's the son's name again? Finch: Samuel Gates Junior. Why? Reese: I think we've been following the wrong Sam Gates. Reese says it because the son is then kidnapped. But the machine identified Sam the father because he's the victim of a ...


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Root tells Finch: Decima severed my link to the Machine... temporarily. But she didn't like that, so she wants you to patch 'these' into 'this'.     'This', the device on the left side, is (the internal part of) a cochlear implant. 'These', the three things on the right side, will presumably give her an umjammable connection with ...


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What is currently known is that between 2009 and 2010 Finch is involved in an accident and fakes his death [...] According to X-rays analyzed by Megan Tillman, Finch had a spinal fusion surgery as a result of his injury during this time period, possibly due to the accident. (Episode 1x04: Cura Te Ipsum) As a result of [the spinal fusion ...


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A simple Google search will tell you Provenance is: the place of origin or earliest known history of something. A more detailed Wikipedia listing describes it as: Provenance (from the French provenir, "to come from"), is the chronology of the ownership, custody or location of a historical object. The term was originally mostly used in relation ...


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Spoilers for the whole series up to S04E11! Here is a (maybe non-complete) list of reasons why Samaritan seems to be better than the Machine: As @mattiav27 mentions in the comments, the machine has moral standards, hence the machine will do not anything un-moraly to reach a greater goal. While Samaritan can stick at nothing. Samaritan has a lot more ...


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In the courtroom Control, Greer and Finch were all on trial. So naturally Control would assume that Greer had nothing to do with it. Now in season 4 even if team machine decided to tell Control about Decima's involvement in Vigilance she would not have believed her, at least not at that point, because there was no proof connecting vigilance to Decima other ...


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I haven't seen the episode, but according to the Wiki: The device surgically implanted behind Root's ear is a cochlear implant, which is typically used for post-lingual adults with sensorineural (nerve) deafness. Root's hearing loss, on the other hand, is due to the loss of one of the conductive bones in her ear, a conductive hearing loss. ...


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As Vedran Šego and Oliver_C mentioned in the comments, a lot of his assets are held by aliases. For example: Throughout the show, it's heavily hinted that Harold Finch is also an alias, and it's not the name of the man who died, that was Harold Martin. Harold Finch is very much alive and the owner of IFT, a software company. It's not really mentioned how ...


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I suggest re-watching "If-Then-Else"; I think the rules she means are the ones Finch taught her while teaching her chess. All lives were to be considered equally important -- but then she had to sacrifice herself in the name of Finch and Co.


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The reasoning is simple and comes from Simmons' "HR works for nobody. We only work with somebody when it's beneficial" (or something along those lines). They consider themselves an independent henchmen organization, and they do not accept being bullied. Further, once they're aware of their families' surveillance, they are quite capable of taking care of it ...


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Sounds like Super (Season 1, episode 11), where they investigate a superintendent. From TVTropes: Reese and Finch hack into the Wi-Fi of everyone in an apartment building so they can access the webcams. One woman is doing yoga in full view of her webcam. In her underwear.


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No cannon explanation is given. Here, I provide you with an out-of-universe explanation: (ending in speculation) This exchange is a plot coupon, which could bring relevance for this character, should he ever return. In the meantime, it brings depth to the scene, in that there might be more than meets the eye going on here, and that this might not be the ...



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