TV Club: Person Of Interest: “Control-Alt-Delete”

Given that this trilogy has been concerned with the rise of Samaritan and the loss of Shaw, it’s somewhat surprising to see its conclusion shift focus to Control. At the same time, the choice to delve further into Control’s headspace makes some sense at this juncture, since there’s no Samaritan or Shaw as we know them without her. Control is an essential part of the Person Of Interest universe given her prominent role in taking down relevant numbers responsible for terrorist acts, but she’s never been the most compelling character. She’s ruthless and resourceful, but lacks the style and charm that make villains like Elias and Dominic so fun to watch. This episode doesn’t exactly change her character, but it does give her more layers, and even a reason to root for her all the same. Again, Person Of Interest is especially effective at …

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