Person of Interest‘s number is up — but Team Machine will be damned if they’re not gonna down fighting, as seen in this exclusive first look at the CBS drama’s final season trailer.
POI‘s fifth and final season opens Tuesday, May 3 at 10/9c with the episode “B.S.O.D.,” in which Reese and Finch (played by Jim Caviezel and Michael Emerson) attempt to rescue The Machine’s source code before it deteriorates beyond repair, while Root (Amy Acker) fights for her life against an onslaught of Samaritan agents and Fusco (Kevin Chapman) is faced with hard questions following the deaths of Dominic and Elias.
The twice-weekly farewell run continues Monday, May 9 at 10 pm with “SNAFU,” where a glitchy Machine swamps Reese and Fusco with the numbers of dozens of people not actually involved in crimes, while also locking Finch and Root out after identifying them as threats.
Coming off the Season 4 finale where Finch rescued The Machine by stuffing Her into a briefcase, “We pick it up in real time,” co-showrunner Greg Plageman told TVLine at the series’ 100th episode party. “Our guys are under duress, The Machine is in a suitcase and it just becomes a fight for survival at that point.”
And yet survive — if not score the occasional win — is precisely what Finch, Reese, Root, Fusco and a returning Shaw (played by Sarah Shahi) will do during this do-or-die swan song. “Samaritan is not an easy adversary to defeat,” says co-showrunner Jonah Nolan, “but this is definitely a season where our guys are getting fed up with getting their asses handed to them. We’re gonna switch it up a bit!”