Finch and Root race to save The Machine, which has been located by the rival AI, Samaritan.

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Finch and Root are on a mission to save the Machine, after she gave herself up to Samaritan on her own volition to save Root and more specifically Finch. As Samaritan tries to complete its own mission in destroying the Machine while making what it sees as necessary corrections to the world order, Finch and Root have the difficult task of locating the Machine, who has been silent of late. When Finch and Root do hear from the Machine again, she sends them on a scavenger hunt without them knowing what all the pieces are supposed to accomplish. Finch and Root are without Reese who too has been silent. Finch has another difficult choice to make when he does eventually get an indirect message from Reese. Little do Finch and Root know that there is someone else who is trying to destroy Samaritan, albeit working on a different motive. Meanwhile, Dominic is holding Elias, Reese and Fusco hostage as he tries to negotiate the same deal Elias seemed to have with Reese, Finch and Fusco. Some may ... Written by Huggo

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The episode's title, "YHWH", refers to the Hebrew characters known as the Tetragrammaton, and appears almost 7,000 times in the Old Testament. The ancient Hebrews took the Commandment against using God's name in vain very seriously and therefore refused to write His name in the Old Testament, choosing instead to abbreviate it. English Bibles usually translate it as "Lord of Hosts," or simply as "Lord." The actual name for God the Hebrews used has been lost to history but most believe it was "Yahweh," although some use "Jehovah" instead. See more »

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Root escapes a gun fight in a standard NYPD car and while the car takes multiple hits there are no bullet holes or other damage. Even later when they are seen getting out of the car and walking around behind it there are no bullet holes or damage. See more »

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Harold Finch: It's not paranoia if they're really out to get you.
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Featured in Person of Interest: B.S.O.D. (2016) See more »

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Welcome To The Machine
Written by Roger Waters
Performed by Pink Floyd
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12 May 2015 | by (Chicago, IL) – See all my reviews

I've enjoyed POI from the beginning and while at points I questioned the direction it was taking I think that the 2015 finale YHWH was by far the best and while wrapping up a lot of story opens the door to even more. It brought us to a "face to face" showdown which left "the good guys" playing catch-up but a chance to see an edge of your seat battle to the death that wiped out some story portions I'm glad to be rid of, but written into the overall battle between the AI superpowers and their backers where one is taking over while the other simply trying to survive to fight another day. Great end and launching pad into next season. Nice to see John with all his unbelievable moves go into superhero mode and take out a small army in the last stand as we get to see a surprisingly emotional ending with our team walking off into obscurity certain that next season will start with the attempt to re-launch the machine and obtain supremacy once again. While that seems obvious the backbone of some stories are now gone while the foundations for many others have been laid. I think next season can only be the launch of a second wind to the series or its demise, but I'll be watching to see! I'll be pulling for a bigger and better continuance!


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