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Person of Interest "M.I.A." Episode Review

*Review contains spoilers, so read at your own risk!*

Is Shaw alive? That's what the team goes on a search for and it all leads to this small town where they are being controlled by Samaritan and don't even know it.

Yep, Samaritan has hit again and sheesh, that thing gets more creepy every time I learn something new from it. To control a whole city just to learn how humans react to certain situations is just plain evil, I guess, if you could call a machine evil. It also makes me realize why Harold never, ever, in a million years, wanted this machine out there, especially in the wrong hands.

Was it just me or did anybody else see the old, crazy Root that was before the Machine started to depend on her? In a way, I oddly missed it, but not for too long. It was scary seeing how Root used to be like that and if Harold wasn't there screaming at John to have her stopped, I don't know what would have happened to the poor mayor of the town who was evidently lying, but had to protect herself, too. John is also a bit scary when someone he cares for is missing and tries to get to the bottom of it. Again, if Harold wasn't there, something horrible probably would have happened to the poor mayor who really didn't have a whole lot to do with Samaritan. She was just part of the machines plan.

While all of that is going on, I believe Fusco was tracking down a new number. Though it never really was confirmed it was a new number, just someone that Harold needed help with. I'm assuming it was, but it just went badly. I like these cases when the bad guy is truly a bad guy and not having to do it because his/her family is kidnapped. This was one scary dude, too. Silva is back! Was it just me or did anybody else sense something between Fusco and Silva that was more then just friends? She's a little ruff around the edges. Doesn't want any saving, even though she needs it since this guy is grade A psychopath when it comes to killing and anything else really. They eventually get the guy, though, so that's good, since he had never been caught before.

What's up with this factory that moved into town and made everything better for it? Well, it was a front for Samaritan to build something that it could stick into humans to see how they react and to try to control it even more. Yep, pretty scary and I was thinking for sure that that's why they wanted Shaw alive, to be the first test dummy. Sadly, though, she wasn't their first dummy. It was some lady (who they ended up saving) who looked like Shaw, but it wasn't. So, as you could imagine, Root went off at the sight of that and went on a shooting rampage. Where is Shaw though?

Shaw is alive! Let me repeat that. Shaw is alive! To see that end scene was amazing, since the Machine wants the team to stop looking, for their safety, I thought it was going to be the end. But to let just the fans have a peace of mind that Shaw is alive was the best. I am hoping that the Machine will eventually let the team find Shaw and rescue her, since she is in the hands of Greer who owns Samaritan. I'm not sure if she's safe or not. But Shaw can take care of herself, even if she's not all up to par. I'm guessing that the Machine didn't want the team to keep at it because either it would break out into a war or reveal to Samaritan who they really were and neither one would be great. I'm just thankful that another death didn't happen on the show and here's hoping to Shaw's safe return soon.