But to send their message, the group had hacked into the very same surveillance that they were railing against and they were using to track the president. Vigilance wants to know who built the Machine and who is thereby the most responsible for the massive violation of the civil liberties. After kidnapping and interrogating Thompson, they learn that she too is one of these people. Greer: But to it, you are all irrelevant, victim or perpetrator, if you stand in its way. Shaw smiles and looks up at one of the street cameras.
After saving Turing from an assassin on a city street, he attempts to hide her at a hotel. Rather than the traditional actual mask, Root loses her digital mask and reveals herself to Finch. The team splits up in their escape, which results in Elias being killed by Samaritan agents while protecting Finch. Finch arrives at the island and assists Fahey interrogate the people in the station. They kill Cole but Shaw escapes, shooting Reese, who she believes is another assassin.
As the power goes back on, the bomb explodes and kills Hersh. Denton then turns on Finch, but Root kills Denton after he reveals the Machine's location. May 2015 Reese and Finch work undercover in a hotel to protect a maid named Mira who escaped the war in. The internal affairs agent is killed off by Samaritan, and Fusco is cleared from the case. Simmons suddenly appears and fires on Reese and Carter. In the present day, Snow and Evans follow a lead that they believe will lead to Reese. Reese tracks down Finch's fiancée , and Finch later confirms that he faked his death to protect her.
Eventually the hit men are taken down while the couple are arrested but work out their marital problems. They make their way to the servers and Root plugs something into them. Ultimately, Elias watches as Scarface murders Simmons in his hospital bed in retaliation for Carter. Reese rescued Tao, who stole money from the Aryan Brotherhood Neo-Nazis. Finch is able to talk him out of it while Fusco takes care of Lorenzo.
Finch does not necessarily agree with the Machine not forcing the radio host to quit to save his life from Samaritan, but Root believes the Machine allows for humans' free will and will not interfere with it. The new developments lead to dismissal of charges, and the real perpetrator is arrested before he can flee. At the end, a memorial bust of Finch's partner is shown in his offices. The goons try to escape in Simmons' car Simmons himself just hides and Reese, Carter, Fusco pursue, but the chase only goes on long enough for the goons to get out in the open before Reese activates the explosives he hid in the car, killing the goons. They fire up the Machine and she starts to decompress but the heat from all the drives is too much and the system begins overheating.
Finch is parked down the street, waiting for Reese. Root is overjoyed that Shaw is back, but Shaw, afraid of risking Root's life, threatens to shoot herself, simulation or not. The episode has a fast and hectic pace to it while also starting with a very bleak and ominous tone. Meanwhile, Detective Fusco's past corruption catches up with him when an informant gives the Internal Affairs Bureau the crucial information they need to send him to prison. Later, Fusco enjoys a date with an attractive woman he had met at one of Cooper's parties. This subversive little paranoia-inducing cyberpunk-thriller is for you and would not have been possible without your support. Meanwhile, Special Counsel's assistant, Miss May, is shown to be Root.
Meanwhile, in the vault of the Federal Reserve Finch is uploading the Ice-9 virus to the servers while Reese holds off some Samaritan agents. It is then her turn for the questioning. Reese quickly infiltrates the smuggling ring. Initially, he tries to smooth-talk the therapist, who is not fooled. When The Machine decides not to communicate with Samaritan, Samaritan changes course, bringing New York City to a halt as it allows crime to dramatically increase. Reese and Caroline reach the subbasement service tunnels; along their escape route, they find Simmons' car, with something interesting in the trunk. The Machine had remained semi-functional for several hours after the virus went viral.
Finch, Root and Fusco are then to work on a case between the two gangs of Elias and Dominic while Reese works on Chase's case regarding the death of Chase's whole family. I personally find it interesting to delve into ideas regarding our privacy and surveillance, as they are so relevant to us today. As they attempt to give it a moral code, The Machine is repeatedly destroyed and its code rewritten as it begins to preserve itself and aggressively fight back against any attempt to constrain it. Archived from on February 13, 2012. Reese must save Carter's son, who has been kidnapped in an effort to force Carter to turn the Dons over to him. And once the men parted ways inside of the venue, Reese was then able to go looking for the threat to the president. Shaw ends up watching after Gen when men come to attack her, and the two start to bond.