If there is something that we all should really know about “Person of Interest” at the moment, it is that this is a show that is not afraid to do big, shocking things. Sometimes, this includes killing off characters far before many are ready to see them go.
Specifically, the question that we have for now is this: Is the end here for Shaw? Is Sarah Shahi really leaving the show? The fascinating thing about where Tuesday’s episode left us off is that while we heard the gunshot, we did not see her die. Therefore, the future is fairly ambiguous for the character … though it seems as though you will not be seeing Shahi in the near future.
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, the actress explains that her pregnancy (she is expecting twins) is a big reason why she is stepping away from the show for a while:
“I can’t believe I’m already getting emotional. I will say this, and I keep repeating this to myself: One of the things I remembered [executive producers Jonah Nolan and Greg Plageman] saying regarding Taraji’s exit [last year] was that every character’s story has a beginning, middle, and end. Every journey has that. I don’t know if this is Shaw’s end, per se, because the 61 million dollar question is, is she or isn’t she dead? But given what’s going on in my life right now, it would definitely be a challenge to go back with two infants and try to be present as the character and to meet the demands of the show. But who knows? It’s definitely a goodbye for now, but not goodbye forever.”
This obviously is a difficult way to leave off the character’s story for now, but at least there is an option for her seemingly to return. With that in mind, think of this as a hanging chad. If the show lasts long enough for her to return, it would be very fun to see her come back right when we started to not think about this as a possibility anymore.
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