The Machine lives!
Person of Interest is over and done with, but Finch's (Michael Emerson) marvel of surveillance and code will endure. Although Resse (Jim Caviezel) took one for the team, Shaw is back on the street, liaising with the world's premiere ASI.
Does this mean fans will see the remaining members of Team Machine go toe to toe with a few irrelevant numbers in the future? While executive producers Jonathan Nolan and Greg Plageman would love to dive into the sandbox once more, they did not write the finale with that intention.
"We configured the events of the last few episodes to reflect closure for this universe, the audience, the story," Nolan told TV Insider. "Look, we love the show, we'd love to continue telling stories in this space. But none of those story moves are an attempt to jump-start a reboot or all that. This is where we felt our story should be left. We love working with these actors, the storyline, and if there's a chance to pick it up down the road, we'd certainly be game."
After all, Nolan isn't the only one who would "watch the hell out of Shaw and Root and the Machine." There are plenty of fans out there chomping at the bit for a revival or even a spinoff. As fans saw in "Synecdoche," Finch's team is hardly the only group on the Machine's contact list. The D.C. crew wasn't introduced solely for their spinoff potential, however.
"In terms of those particular scenes, the fun of meeting the other team in D.C. was also an attempt to address one of the ongoing questions of the show," Plageman informed TV Line. "We could now imagine that perhaps The Machine has other operatives around the world."
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