Advertisements Ok, I have to make the obligatory comment as to how I still don't understand why this show doesn't get more buzz, especially here. I pity those that view this show as "just another CBS procedural". I find Person of Interest extremely relevant these days due to things like the Snowden leaks and the knowledge that the Government is spying on us. The show has often danced around the implications of the power of the Machine's surveillance and analytical abilities but if you think about it, it is very scary. We've been accepting of Finch and Reese's use of the power (and their other violations of privacy) because they are doing good, saving lives, and are heroes. But what if someone like Elias got his hands on this type of power? POI hasn't gone quite that far but the debate raging in the last couple of episodes makes some valid points. I've been waiting since day one for the producers to title an episode "Deus Ex Machina" and am glad they held onto it for such an important episode. That said, Finch and company went out on a real humdinger of a downer last night. I haven't gotten such a feeling of depression from the show since the death of Carter. I knew that Greer was manipulating Vigilance (and Collier) and said so in the last episode thread but I didn't think that he was actually responsible for it's genesis. I have always liked how POI has built it's characters to be more than just cardboard cutouts. This episode's key example was Hersh. Sure, like CONTROL, he's ostensibly been a "bad guy", trying to kill both Reese and Shaw. And yet he willing risks his life here to save those innocents in the "courtroom". No doubt, that's how he's viewed his whole job and if he has to break a few eggs in the process, too bad. Greer is another example. He thinks that the world would be a better place if it was run not by him, but a machine. Of course, I don't think he's considered what happens if Samaritan, labels him as a "deviant". Best exchange was: Finch: "Why would you ever choose a career where this is an occupational hazard?" Reese: "Well, I tried to quit. But some jackass told me I needed a purpose." So what's the team's next move with them "just surviving"?