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person-of-interest-season-three-dvdBuilding on the groundwork laid in Season Two, the Third Season of Person of Interest brought big changes to the show including the building of a second Machine, the involvement of a terrorist group intent on destroying the Machine, bringing back Shaw (Sarah Shahi) and Root (Amy Acker) – this time as series regulars, and, in a pivotal episode of the season, featuring the death of an important member of the original cast which would leave the team reeling.

Highlights of the season include Reese (Jim Caviezel) and Finch (Michael Emerson) forced to choose between The Machine and the life of a Senator (John Doman), Root’s investigations into Decima Technologies, Shaw and Root’s first partnership, the return of Finch’s fiance (Carrie Preston), a high school reunion, a flashback episode before Finch and Reese met, a two-part episode involving Finch’s old friend old friend (Saul Rubinek) and Control’s (Camryn Manheim) attempt to create her own Machine, the final battle with HR, a girls night out, and death at 40,000 feet.

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While Shaw (Sarah Shahi) races to back-up Root (Amy Acker) who readies her kamikaze run at Samaritan‘s secret facility, Peter Collier (Leslie Odom, Jr.) begins his trial against those who he holds responsible for The Machine and the government stealing the privacy of its citizens. Reese (Jim Caviezel) and Hersh (Boris McGiver) work frantically to find the courtroom from which Vigilance is broadcasting its own distorted version of justice and whose defendants include Control (Camryn Manheim) and Finch (Michael Emerson).

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Things heat up heading into next week’s season finale as Vigilance finally makes its move and the history of Peter Collier (Leslie Odom, Jr.) and his distrust of the system is revealed. Following Finch‘s (Michael Emerson) capture by Greer (John Nolan) and Decima, Root (Amy Acker) leads the team to try and prevent an imminent attack which The Machine can’t quite predict. Given five numbers, Reese (Jim Caviezel) and Shaw (Sarah Shahi) set out to watch their newest set of numbers who include Greer (John Nolan) and Control (Camryn Manheim). Meanwhile, Root puts her hacker team to work on a special project not realizing just how badly Vigilance’s attack of blacking out the city and leaving the group cut-off from the blinded Machine will screw up all her plans.

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With Finch (Michael Emerson) missing and Samaritan now online in New York leading Decima hit-teams after Reese (Jim Caviezel) and Shaw (Sarah Shahi), Root (Amy Acker) returns to New York to do what she can to help and save the latest number: Finch’s former fiance Grace Hendricks (Carrie Preston). Although the Beta Test of Samaritan is running smoothly without turning on the computer’s higher functions (which the company still lacks the hardware to bring fully online) and delivers plenty of potential terrorists in New York City to please Senator Garrison (John Doman), Greer (John Nolan) waits to hand over those names realizing he can’t waste his best opportunity to get his hands on Harold Finch.

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With Shaw (Sarah Shahi) on a road trip with Root (Amy Acker) to deal with a relevant number, Finch (Michael Emerson) and Reese (Jim Caviezel) take a trip to Washington to protect a Congressman (John Heard). Not able to get close enough to determine the threat, Reese stages a shooting that allows Finch to implant him as the Congressman’s new Secret Service protection agent. The threat he and Finch actually discover, however, is unlike any The Machine has given them before.

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While Fusco (Kevin Chapman) and Finch (Michael Emerson) look into the death of a number given by The Machine who Reese (Jim Caviezel) and Shaw (Sarah Shahi) were unable to save from a car bombing by Vigilance, Shaw and Reese head to “suburban high school hell” at a 20-year reunion to protect a criminal prosecutor (Nestor Carbonell) who several classmates still blame for the death of his girlfriend senior year. While protecting the lawyer, who is the subject of several harassing moments during the reunion weekend and with whom Shaw has unexpected chemistry, Reese and his partner will also have to fend off a Vigilance assassin who was observing the pair operate.

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Shaw (Sarah Shahi) takes point on The Machine‘s latest number, an engineer (Nazneen Contractor) for an alternative energy company who spends most of her time on reconstruction projects in Third World countries and who is obsessed with convincing a U.N. diplomat (Michael Gill) to allow an Iranian refuge, and her former interpreter (Haaz Sleiman) and lover, entry into the country. Although the man is being held as a potential terrorist suspect, the real reason behind his imprisonment proves to be his knowledge of the failure of the generations powering the recently-constructed Hydroelectric plant in his country who the head of the company (Casey Biggs) will do anything to keep quiet.

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After performing a complicated task for The Machine in Germany, Root (Amy Acker) returns to New York for her next assignment which involves a janitor (Yul Vazquez) with a sordid past and zen philosophy who drawn the interest of Decima Technologies, has been marked for death by Vigilance, and whose number Finch (Michael Emerson) has also received. With Shaw (Sarah Shahi) cornered by Vigilance, and an overconfident Root separated from the number whose past is linked to her own as a hacker and hired gun, it falls on Reese (Jim Caviezel) to step-in and save the day.

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Taking place in 2010, the latest episode of Person of Interest features Reese (Jim Caviezel) still working along side of Kara Stanton (Annie Parisse) for the CIA who has ordered the pair to eliminate a traitor. The truth, however, is a bit more interesting. Their target is computer programmer Daniel Casey (Joseph Mazzello) who was hired by Control (Camryn Manheim) and her subordinate (Jay O. Sanders) to break into a Top Secret computer system in the Pacific Northwest.

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Finch (Michael Emerson) goes undercover as a 911 Operator to sniff out the threat to The Machine’s latest number, a training supervisor (Melissa Sagemiller) in charge of a 911 Call Center who is being blackmailed by a mysterious voice on the other side of the phone and members of a Mexican cartel holding a young child (Julian Shatkin) hostage in order to force the woman to compromise the Call Center. The woman’s tragic history involving the loss of a child gives the kidnapper, a ghost who could teach Finch a thing or two about anonymity, the perfect leverage to control the situation and get exactly what he wants.

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