History Recap / PersonOfInterestS01E23

22nd Nov '16 7:49:56 AM MasterofGalaxies4628
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->''"I did this corporate training thing once -- I was blackmailing the CEO, long story. But they did this exercise called the trust fall where you close your eyes, and fall, and wait for someone to catch you. [[BatmanGambit I knew you boys wouldn't let me down]]."''
-->-- '''Root'''

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->''"I did this corporate training thing once -- I was blackmailing the CEO, long story. But story -- but they did this exercise called the trust fall where you close your eyes, and fall, and wait for someone to catch you. [[BatmanGambit I knew you boys wouldn't let me down]]."''
-->-- '''Root'''
-->--'''Root'''







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* WhamLine

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* WhamLineWhamLine:



--->'''Root:''' It's so nice to finally meet you, Harold. You can call me Root.

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--->'''Root:''' -->'''Root:''' It's so nice to finally meet you, Harold. You can call me Root.
3rd Jun '16 8:38:22 AM jennifercalendar
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* {{Foreshadowing}}: Alicia poses the hypothetical question of what would happen if someone bad was able to access the Machine. Not long afterwards, Finch is kidnapped by just such a person.

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: {{Foreshadowing}}:
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Alicia poses the hypothetical question of what would happen if someone bad was able to access the Machine. Not long afterwards, Finch is kidnapped by just such a person.person.
**Likewise, before Finch knows who 'Caroline Turing' is, he notes that she's a woman after his own heart. [[DistaffCounterpart He's not]] [[EvilCounterpart wrong....]]
2nd Jun '16 4:46:34 PM jennifercalendar
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* NarrowedItDowntotheGuyIRecognize: AmyAcker as Caroline Turing/Root. There's also the factor that watching the show any time after its original broadcast essentially nulls the twist, because of Root's later significance.

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* NarrowedItDowntotheGuyIRecognize: NarrowedItDownToTheGuyIRecognize: AmyAcker as Caroline Turing/Root. There's also the factor that watching the show any time after its original broadcast essentially nulls the twist, because of Root's later significance.
2nd Jun '16 4:45:27 PM jennifercalendar
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Reese and Caroline reach the subbasement service tunnels; along their escape route, they find Simmons' car, with something interesting in the trunk. As Finch waits in a car at the rendezvous point by the water, Reese sends Caroline ahead while he holds off Simmons and the HR goons -- but it's not Caroline who gets into the car, but Alicia, with a gun, who demands that Finch tell her how to shut down the Machine. She's tired of running, she explains, but Finch tries to convince her it's not the Machine she's been running and hiding from -- and not the Machine that killed Nathan, like she suggests -- but rather the people who control it. He takes umbridge with Alicia's comments about who is and isn't the "wrong type of people" to have access to the Machine, accusing her of hiring HR to kill Caroline specifically to draw him out, but Alicia has no idea what he's talking about. Meanwhile, Reese is pinned down and almost out of ammunition when Carter and Fusco arrive to bail him out. 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. And in the city, Zoe breaks into Caroline's office and finds that a lot of the photos and diplomas are fake. When she tries to access Caroline's laptop, the system files auto-delete and leave a single line of computer code: "ROOT".

"Caroline" shoots Alicia in the head as she gets into Finch's car, introducing herself as Root; she hired HR herself in order to lure out Finch, likening it to the "trust fall". She tells Finch they have a lot to talk about and forces him, at gunpoint, to drive off. Later, Reese finds Alicia's body on the waterfront. Thanks to Carter and Fusco, Donnelly recieves evidence incriminating everyone in HR and the inner council is arrested, but Simmons slips away. Reese returns to the library with no idea what to do next, so he walks out onto a street corner and stares up at a surveillance camera.

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Reese and Caroline reach the subbasement service tunnels; along their escape route, they find Simmons' car, with something interesting in the trunk. As Finch waits in a car at the rendezvous point by the water, Reese sends Caroline ahead while he holds off Simmons and the HR goons -- but it's not Caroline who gets into the car, but Alicia, with a gun, who demands that Finch tell her how to shut down the Machine. She's tired of running, she explains, but Finch tries to convince her it's not the Machine she's been running and hiding from -- and not the Machine that killed Nathan, like she suggests -- but rather the people who control it. He takes umbridge with Alicia's comments about who is and isn't the "wrong type of people" to have access to the Machine, accusing her of hiring HR to kill Caroline specifically to draw him out, but Alicia has no idea what he's talking about. Meanwhile, Reese is pinned down and almost out of ammunition when Carter and Fusco arrive to bail him out. 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. And in the city, Zoe breaks into Caroline's office and finds that a lot of the photos and diplomas are fake. When she tries to access Caroline's laptop, the system files auto-delete and leave a single line of computer code: "ROOT".

"ROOT" repeated over and over.

"Caroline" shoots Alicia in the head as she gets into Finch's car, introducing herself as Root; she hired HR and placed a hit on herself in order to lure out Finch, likening it to the "trust fall". She tells Finch they have a lot to talk about and forces him, at gunpoint, to drive off. Later, Reese finds Alicia's body on the waterfront. Thanks to Carter and Fusco, Donnelly recieves receives evidence incriminating everyone in HR and the inner council is arrested, but Simmons slips away. Reese returns to the library with no idea what to do next, so he walks out onto a street corner and stares up at a surveillance camera.



* CharacterDeath: Alicia Corwin is killed by Root

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* CharacterDeath: Alicia Corwin is killed by RootRoot.



* DramaticUnmask: Of a form. Rather than the traditional actual mask, Root loses her digital mask and reveals herself to Finch. Not coincidentally this unmasking is combined with her shooting Alicia Corwin, fulfilling the dramatic requirement.



* HearingVoices: Spoofed; Caroline isn't happy when Reese starts talking to Finch on his hidden earpiece.

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* HearingVoices: Spoofed; Caroline isn't happy when Reese starts talking to Finch on his hidden earpiece. Of course, seeing as she's actually Root (and knowing Root's personality from later episodes), she probably secretly found this hilarious.



* InternalReveal: Carter and Fusco finally discover that they've each independently been working with Reese and Finch.

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* InternalReveal: Carter and Fusco finally discover that they've each independently been working with Reese and Finch. Finch discovers the identity of Root, the hired killer from the earlier episode "Root Cause".



* MeaningfulName: "Turing," as in "[[TuringTest Alan Turing]]," given what we find out about her motives in the next episode.

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* MasterActor: Root as "Caroline Turing". Only at the end when she leaves Reese does her mask partially slip, before she entirely drops the charade to meet Finch.
* MeaningfulName: "Turing," as in "[[TuringTest Alan Turing]]," given what we find out about her motives in the next episode. Later turns out to be one her signatures in creating aliases.


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* NarrowedItDowntotheGuyIRecognize: AmyAcker as Caroline Turing/Root. There's also the factor that watching the show any time after its original broadcast essentially nulls the twist, because of Root's later significance.
4th Apr '16 7:38:42 AM JackG
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* ThisIsNoTimeToPanic
3rd Apr '16 9:07:17 PM JackG
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* MakeItLookLikeAnAccident: Caroline's death is meant to looking like a street mugging, then they decide to make it look like the Man in the Suit [[TakingYouWithMe blew himself up when facing capture by the FBI]].
3rd Apr '16 9:05:04 PM JackG
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* IKnowYouAreWatchingMe: Reese speaks to a CCTV camera, knowing that the Machine is always watching.

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* IKnowYouAreWatchingMe: IKnowYoureWatchingMe: Reese speaks to a CCTV camera, knowing that the Machine is always watching.
3rd Apr '16 9:04:32 PM JackG
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* IKnowYouAreWatchingMe: Reese speaks to a CCTV camera, knowing that the Machine is always watching.
3rd Apr '16 5:50:32 AM JackG
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* WhoAreYou
-->'''Reese:''' Let's just say we both help people with their problems. I'm just a little more hands-on."
3rd Apr '16 5:40:04 AM JackG
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* TemptingFate
** Caroline says to Reese, "You think there's something lurking around every corner" as a HR assassin waits around the corner.
** Finch says they can't afford to have anyone find out about them. Cue CameraSniper from Alicia Corwin.
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