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Person of Interest “The Day the World Went Away” Review (5×10)

31 May

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“As long as The Machine lives, you never die.”

Well then. I was warned over and over that something big was going to go down, and there were quite a few hints throughout the episode about who we might lose. Even so, I was still unprepared to say goodbye to both Root and Elias in the same hour, two phenomenal characters who grew into staples of the show early on and never ceased to entertain; it hurts that they’re now gone. Of course, the big thematic idea of the episode–one espoused by Root as she and Shaw are exchanging fire with some baddies–is all about what it really means to be dead or alive. If “the real world is essentially a simulation anyway”, then how does one truly die?

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