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** Root walks into the terrorist control center and finds OminousMultipleScreens.

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** Root Shaw walks into the terrorist control center and finds OminousMultipleScreens.


'''The Machine''': Samantha Groves was special. She was capable of terrible things, but she chose to do good. ({{beat}}) Well, ever since she found you, at least. I watched her die 12,483 times in the seconds before she expired. [[{{Determinator}} I couldn't save her, but I kept trying.]] You can't conceive of my grief [[YouCannotGraspTheTrueForm because you can't experience it like I do]], but it's there. My approximation of Samantha Groves is [[LudicrousPrecision 99.6% accurate]]. We're virtually indistinguishable. I find comfort in that.
* PerspectiveFlip: Reese finds out what it's like to be a [[VictimOfTheWeek Number]] under the covert protection of a Team Machine.

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'''The Machine''': Samantha Groves was special. She was capable of terrible things, but she chose to do good. ({{beat}}) Well, ever since she found you, at least. I watched her die 12,483 times in the seconds before she expired. [[{{Determinator}} I couldn't save her, but I kept trying.]] You can't conceive of my grief [[YouCannotGraspTheTrueForm because you can't experience it like I do]], but it's there. My approximation of Samantha Groves is [[LudicrousPrecision 99.6% accurate]]. We're virtually indistinguishable. [[KissMeIAmVirtual I find comfort in that.
that.]]
* PerspectiveFlip: Reese finds out discovers what it's like to be a [[VictimOfTheWeek Number]] under the covert protection of a Team Machine.

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* PerspectiveFlip: Reese finds out what it's like to be a [[VictimOfTheWeek Number]] under the covert protection of a Team Machine.


* BeingWatched: Reese can't shake the feeling that someone is watching him. [[ProperlyParanoid He's right]].

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* BeingWatched: Reese can't shake the feeling that someone is watching him. [[ProperlyParanoid He's right]].right]]; it's the Washington DC Team Machine.

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** Immediately after saving Reese and Shaw, a Machine-POV shot of them and Joey shows that all three have yellow boxes - indicating that Joey is working for the Machine as well.


** Shaw, [[Recap/PersonOfInterestS05E04 like before]], reveals herself to Samaritan to take the fight to it. A [[MenInBlack man in black]] immediately shows up... but he's not a Samaritan operative, but a courier giving Shaw her new cover identity.

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** Shaw, [[Recap/PersonOfInterestS05E04 like before]], reveals herself to Samaritan to take the fight to it. A [[MenInBlack [[TheMenInBlack man in black]] immediately shows up... but he's not a Samaritan operative, but a courier giving Shaw her new cover identity.


** The privacy terrorist group is similar to Vigilance. Assuming none of the latter survived Samaritan's purge, it's still likely that [[HydraProblem Vigilance has inspired other radical organizations]].

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** The privacy terrorist group is similar to Vigilance. Assuming none of the latter survived [[Recap/PersonOfInterestS03E23 Samaritan's purge, purge]], it's still likely possible that the destruction of Vigilance has [[HydraProblem Vigilance has only inspired other radical organizations]].radicals to take up its cause.]]


** The privacy terrorist group is similar to Vigilance.

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** The privacy terrorist group is similar to Vigilance. Assuming none of the latter survived Samaritan's purge, it's still likely that [[HydraProblem Vigilance has inspired other radical organizations]].


** A secret service agent is skeptical that Homeland Security is working hand-in-glove with the NYPD.

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** A secret service Secret Service agent is skeptical that Homeland Security is working hand-in-glove with the NYPD.


* DoNotGoGentle: Pinned down by gunfire and mistaken for Presidential assassins, Reese and Shaw think there's escape, but they might as well find that out the hard way.

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* DoNotGoGentle: Pinned down by gunfire and mistaken for Presidential assassins, Reese and Shaw think there's no escape, but they might as well find that out the hard way.


* RefusedTheCall: Shaw has no interest in going back to the WeHelpTheHelpless gig while Samaritan it there to be fought. Turns out the Machine has the Irrelevant numbers well in hand.

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* RefusedTheCall: Shaw has no interest in going back to the WeHelpTheHelpless gig while Samaritan it there is to be fought. Turns out the Machine has the Irrelevant numbers well in hand.


** Logan has taken on the Finch role in the Washington D.C. Team Machine -- an eccentric tech genius billionaire who's a hidden idealist. In a further irony he was classified as a Threat To Admin only to end up serving the Machine, just like Root.

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** Logan has taken on the Finch role in the Washington D.C. Team Machine -- an eccentric tech genius billionaire who's a hidden idealist. In a further irony he was classified as a Threat To Admin only to end up serving Meanwhile Joey has taken on the Machine, just Reese role as former military-fallen-in-with-a-bad-crowd-who-seeks to atone, while Harper is the morally dubious ally like Root.Root or ex-DirtyCop Fusco.


* {{Irony}}: The government introduced Samaritan to protect it from terrorism, only it has no interest in protecting the President as he is not relevant to its schemes.

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* {{Irony}}: {{Irony}}:
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The government introduced Samaritan to protect it from terrorism, only it has no interest in protecting the President as he is not relevant to its schemes.schemes.
** Last time we saw Logan Pierce, the Machine had classified him as a Threat To Admin. Turns out Root is not the only potential liability the Machine has turned into an Asset.


* DoNotGoGentle: Pinned down by gunfire and assumed to be Presidential assassins, Reese and Shaw think there's no way out, but they might as well find that out the hard way.

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* DoNotGoGentle: Pinned down by gunfire and assumed to be mistaken for Presidential assassins, Reese and Shaw think there's no way out, escape, but they might as well find that out the hard way.


** Logan Pierce, Joey Durban, and Harper Rose remember when John saved them and are back to return the favor.


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* AFriendInNeed: Logan Pierce, Joey Durban, and Harper Rose remember when John saved them, and are back to return the favor.

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