‘Person of Interest’ finale preview: The machine becomes the enemy

The finale airs Thursday night.

On Thursday night, “Person of Interest” will wrap up what has to be billed as an incredibly successful first season. It is the most-watched new show across any of the networks, and it also has managed to mold together the traditional CBS crime drama with the sort of dystopian motifs of many of Jonathan Nolan’s film projects. In other words, it’s probably the most overlooked shows on TV at the moment simply because it is procedural in nature.

On Thursday night, however, the show’s first season is going to end by focusing on something that has been a key player in every episode — Finch’s machine, and the idea that the tool he and Reese have used as an asset could somehow become the enemy. The FBI is going to be hot on Reese’s tail, and it is going to take every tool at his disposal — including Agent Carter — to try and find a way to escape the bureau’s clutches. While there may or may not be a game-changing twist at the end of the episode, the events that do transpire here are going to cause the stakes to be somewhat different for the cases that unfold during next season.

As announced earlier Wednesday, “Person” will continue to be a part of the CBS Thursday lineup in the fall, and despite initial rumors stating otherwise it will not be moving to 10:00 p.m. Eastern time in order to make way for a two-hour comedy block.

What do you expect to see from the finale?

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