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* ItWorksBetterWithBullets

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* ItWorksBetterWithBulletsItWorksBetterWithBullets: [[spoiler: Root does this in a BatmanGambit to show Finch just how bad Denton Weeks is.]]


** This may also be a MythologyGag, as Asimov wrote a short story about a supercomputer that could predict crimes before they happened in ''1957''.

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** This may also be a MythologyGag, as Asimov wrote a [[Literature/AllTheTroublesOfTheWorld short story story]] about a supercomputer that could predict crimes before they happened in ''1957''.


* CallBack: InUniverse example. Barbara receives a copy of ''FlowersForAlgernon'' in the mail every year on the anniversary of Hanna's disappearance, reminding her of what Trent did, and the fact that she covered it up.

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* CallBack: InUniverse example. Barbara receives a copy of ''FlowersForAlgernon'' ''Literature/FlowersForAlgernon'' in the mail every year on the anniversary of Hanna's disappearance, reminding her of what Trent did, and the fact that she covered it up.



** The reference to ''FlowersForAlgernon'' [[spoiler:foreshadows what Root experiences in "[[Recap/PersonOfInterestS02E21 Zero Day]]" and "[[Recap/PersonOfInterestS02E22 God Mode]]": first gaining, then losing, extraordinary abilities.]]

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** The reference to ''FlowersForAlgernon'' ''Literature/FlowersForAlgernon'' [[spoiler:foreshadows what Root experiences in "[[Recap/PersonOfInterestS02E21 Zero Day]]" and "[[Recap/PersonOfInterestS02E22 God Mode]]": first gaining, then losing, extraordinary abilities.]]

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** And of course, Asimov is famous for the Three Laws of Robotics, which deal with the ethical limitations placed on artificial intelligences and how they react.


* ColourCodedForYourConvenience: During the PreviouslyOn, we see Root's ID bracket change from yellow to red, and it remains red throughout the episode.

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* ColourCodedForYourConvenience: During the PreviouslyOn, we see Root's ID bracket change from yellow to red, and it remains red throughout the episode. Viewers paying close attention will have noticed that during "Firewall", Root's bracket as Caroline Turing was always yellow - indicating someone with knowledge of The Machine.



* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: At the end of the episode Root has changed back to being a blonde, as per her child self.

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* EvilCounterpart: Root for Finch.
* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: At the end of the episode Root has changed back to being a blonde, as per her child self. It doesn't last long.



* FreudianExcuse: Finch assumes this is why Root has such a dark view of humanity, which she describes as "sweet." It also happens to be true.

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* FreudianExcuse: Finch assumes this is why Root has such a dark view of humanity, which she describes as "sweet." It also happens to Whether or not he was right is never confirmed - although it can be true.safely assumed.



* InterserviceRivalry: The sheriff refuses to hand over his file on the Hannah case unless Carter reveals the name of her suspect. Understandable as this case has clearly been hanging over the town for years.

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* InterserviceRivalry: The sheriff refuses to hand over his file on the Hannah Hanna case unless Carter reveals the name of her suspect. Understandable as this case has clearly been hanging over the town for years.



** What Root does to Trent Russel, the man who murdered her childhood friend. She hacked a drug cartel's bank account and transferred funds to an account in the joint names of the killer and her deceased friend. Then she made sure the drug cartel found out about it....

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** What Root does to Trent Russel, Russell, the man who murdered her childhood friend. She hacked a drug cartel's bank account and transferred funds to an account in the joint names of the killer and her deceased friend. Then she made sure the drug cartel found out about it....



* RousseauWasRight: As Finch points out, despite all Root's claims that HumansAreBastards and only followed their worst impulses, a supposedly-heartless CIA hitman moved heaven and earth in order to rescue his only friend.

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* RousseauWasRight: As Finch points out, despite all Root's claims that HumansAreBastards and only followed follow their worst impulses, a supposedly-heartless supposedly heartless CIA hitman moved heaven and earth in order to rescue his only friend.



* WeWillMeetAgain: Reese threatens to kill Root if she comes near them again. Root makes it clear she isn't finished with them.

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* WeWillMeetAgain: Reese threatens to kill Root if she comes near them again. Root makes it clear she isn't finished with them. She's not wrong.


* {{Foreshadowing}}: The reference to ''FlowersForAlgernon'' [[spoiler:foreshadows what Root experiences in "[[Recap/PersonOfInterestS02E21 Zero Day]]" and [[Recap/PersonOfInterestS02E22 God Mode]]": first gaining, then losing, extraordinary abilities.]]
** Root opening an account using Hanna's name seems rather stupid for someone who apparently wanted to disappear - and far more stupid than the Root we know. Turns out that Root was using her dead friend's name to drop some LaserGuidedKarma on her killer.

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: {{Foreshadowing}}:
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The reference to ''FlowersForAlgernon'' [[spoiler:foreshadows what Root experiences in "[[Recap/PersonOfInterestS02E21 Zero Day]]" and [[Recap/PersonOfInterestS02E22 "[[Recap/PersonOfInterestS02E22 God Mode]]": first gaining, then losing, extraordinary abilities.]]
** Root opening an account using Hanna's name seems rather stupid for someone who apparently wanted to disappear - and far more stupid than the Root we know. Turns out that Root was using her dead friend's name to drop some LaserGuidedKarma on her killer.Trent Russell.



* LaserGuidedKarma: What Root does to Trent Russel, the man who murdered her childhood friend. She hacked a drug cartel's bank account and transferred funds to an account in the joint names of the killer and her deceased friend. Then she made sure the drug cartel found out about it....

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* LaserGuidedKarma: LaserGuidedKarma:
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What Root does to Trent Russel, the man who murdered her childhood friend. She hacked a drug cartel's bank account and transferred funds to an account in the joint names of the killer and her deceased friend. Then she made sure the drug cartel found out about it....


* CrazyPrepared / ShownTheirWork: Finch leaves Reese a message using a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polybius_square Polybius square]] cipher which seems to be one of their pre-arranged backup message systems


* InterserviceRivalry: The sheriff refuses to hand over his file on the Hannah case unless Carter reveals the name of her suspect.
* ItHasBeenAnHonor: Subverted; Weeks says this to Finch, but intends to kill him.

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* InterserviceRivalry: The sheriff refuses to hand over his file on the Hannah case unless Carter reveals the name of her suspect. \n Understandable as this case has clearly been hanging over the town for years.
* ItHasBeenAnHonor: Subverted; Weeks says this to Finch, Finch as the creator of the Machine, but [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness intends to kill him.]]



* YouHaveNoIdeaWhoYoureDealingWith: Denton tells Root, "You have no idea what you're getting into." Root shoots him.

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* YouHaveNoIdeaWhoYoureDealingWith: Denton tells Root, "You have no idea what you're getting into." Root shoots him.
him.


* FinallyFoundTheBody: Hanna Frey, until Reese and Carter showed up.



* NeverFoundTheBody: Hanna Frey, until Reese and Carter showed up.

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* TrojanPrisoner: Root lets Weeks overpower her and even deliver a savage beating, knowing he and Finch will reveal more information if they believe they have the upper hand.


* BallisticDiscount: Reese helps himself to a cool crossbow.


* BarBrawl / DestinationDefenestration

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* BarBrawl / DestinationDefenestrationBallisticDiscount: Reese helps himself to a cool crossbow.
* BarBrawl: Ending in the requisite DestinationDefenestration.



* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: At the end of the episode Root has changed back to being a blonde, as per her child self.



* ItsALongStory: "Why is there a crossbow on the bed?"



* TemptingFate: "You're not going to sucker punch me again--"
* ThereIsOnlyOneBed: Reese volunteers to sleep in the tub. After learning that there's only a shower stall, he volunteers to sleep on the floor. In the end, the matter becomes moot, as he and Carter finish their business in town before sleeping arrangements become more than a hypothetical problem.
** ItMakesSenseInContext: "Why is there a crossbow on the bed?"

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* TemptingFate: "You're not going to sucker punch me again--"
again--" ''[GroinAttack]''
* ThereIsOnlyOneBed: But not used for ShipTease. Reese volunteers to sleep in the tub. After learning that there's only a shower stall, he volunteers to sleep on the floor. In the end, the matter becomes moot, as he and Carter finish their business in town before sleeping arrangements become more than a hypothetical problem.
** ItMakesSenseInContext: "Why is there a crossbow on the bed?"
problem.

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* ItHasBeenAnHonor: Subverted; Weeks says this to Finch, but intends to kill him.


* {{Foreshadowing}}: The reference to ''FlowersForAlgernon'' foreshadows what Root experiences in "[[Recap/PersonOfInterestS02E21 Zero Day]]" and [[Recap/PersonOfInterestS02E22 God Mode]]": first gaining, then losing, extraordinary abilities.

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: The reference to ''FlowersForAlgernon'' foreshadows [[spoiler:foreshadows what Root experiences in "[[Recap/PersonOfInterestS02E21 Zero Day]]" and [[Recap/PersonOfInterestS02E22 God Mode]]": first gaining, then losing, extraordinary abilities.]]

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* CallBack: InUniverse example. Barbara receives a copy of ''FlowersForAlgernon'' in the mail every year on the anniversary of Hanna's disappearance, reminding her of what Trent did, and the fact that she covered it up.

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