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PERSON OF INTEREST: Michael Emerson and Jim Caviezel on Shaw’s Return

May 31, 2016 by  
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Shaw is officially back with Team Machine on PERSON OF INTEREST — after a virtual reality reunion in episode 4 — but whether she can be trusted is still a big question mark.

“Well, it would be like if someone in your family you thought was dead suddenly turns up again, only they’re not quite right,” Michael Emerson (Finch) says. “I know Mr. Finch feels that way. He’s always trying to keep a distance from things, and not let emotions cloud his judgment. He’s always the one saying, ‘Let’s slow down. Let’s check on this. Let’s think this through. There may be more to this than what we see. But as you might imagine, Root is gung-ho for a full reunion and partnership. We’ll see how that plays out.”

“Practical sense: I have the understanding of what Samaritan has done,” Jim Caviezel (Reese) adds. “I can care deeply about Shaw…this is nothing personal. But with Samaritan, she could be a Manchurian candidate. It has nothing to do with her. I’m very well aware of interrogation. I’m very well aware where they can make you — you can be sleeping and acting out something and you’re not aware what you’re doing. It might not be her choice, is what I’m saying. I’m trying to get them to understand I know what these people are well and capable of doing. And I’m going to protect you, for hell or high water. I know some people are eternal optimists. To Reese, that’s being blind. There’s good and there’s evil. And evil hides in many of the grey areas. In fact, if you asked Reese, he’d probably tell you it’s the guys in the middle who are the most evil.”

With Team Machine in danger in tonight’s milestone 100th episode, the team will have to rely on each other more than ever if they stand a chance to make it out in one piece. “Finch and Root have worked a lot of things out; more than I would have ever dreamt, three seasons ago,” Emerson acknowledges. “They’re doing pretty well. But Shaw is a sore and touchy subject with Root. It’s going to get between Root and everybody.”

PERSON OF INTEREST airs Tuesdays at 10 PM on CBS.

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PERSON OF INTEREST: Jim Caviezel Reflects on ‘Terra Incognita’
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On the Set of PERSON OF INTEREST: Jim Caviezel and Michael Emerson Preview ‘Reassortment’

May 24, 2016 by  
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"Reassortment" -- Reese and Finch become trapped in a hospital that becomes ground zero for a deadly viral outbreak. Also, Samaritan's newest recruit has second thoughts, and Shaw continues to struggle with reality, on PERSON OF INTEREST, Tuesday, May 24 (10:00 -- 11:00 PM ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Pictured L-R: Michael Emerson as Harold Finch, Amy Acker as Root, and Jim Caviezel as John Reese Photo: Giovanni Rufino/Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. ©2015 WBEI. All rights reserved.

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“We work for it,” PERSON OF INTEREST’s Jim Caviezel (Reese) says, during a break on the production of tonight’s hour, “Reassortment.” (The second episode in tonight’s POI double-header. You can read more from the set visit here.)

Indeed, this hour — which was filmed back in October on location in a Brooklyn hospital — has a good number of moving pieces, as  Reese and Finch are locked down in a hospital as a virus spreads.

“This is one of those super contagious disease scenarios,” Michael Emerson (Finch) previews. “Samaritan has manufactured a superflu, which is more deadly and more contagious than anything previous. We’re trying to figure out why and what to do about it. And contain the outbreak, and find the remedy.”

Naturally, Reese and Finch aren’t alone in the hospital — there are a good number of people (and Bear) to worry about.

“On a personal level, I’m not going to leave them,” Caviezel says. “That goes back to the pilot of [Reese saying], ‘I don’t know how I’m going to die, but I know I’m going to die.’ The fact that I’m going to die someday, I’m going to stay and do my duty. When Finch comes in and says, ‘What are you doing; you don’t understand, this could be spreading?’ [Reese’s thought is], there also might be a cure.”

Unfortunately for Team Machine, finding an answer could be complicated: Reese and Finch know how to fight when action or technology are involved. But a contagion is an entirely different beast to fight.

“He understands the dangers, but they’re in that spot where it’s as easy to go forward as it is to go back,” Emerson acknowledges. “So you might as well tough it out. Plus, people’s lives are at stake, so why not do the right thing?”

PERSON OF INTEREST airs back-to-back episodes starting at 9 PM on CBS.

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PERSON OF INTEREST’s Jim Caviezel on Team Machine’s Most Dangerous Year Yet
PERSON OF INTEREST: Michael Emerson on Finch’s Machine Struggles in Season 5
PERSON OF INTEREST: Jim Caviezel Reflects on ‘Terra Incognita’
PERSON OF INTEREST: Greg Plageman and Michael Emerson on the ‘Satisfying,’ ‘Philosophical’ Season 5
PERSON OF INTEREST: Michael Emerson on the Show’s WGN America Run, Season 5’s ‘Events’
PERSON OF INTEREST: The Cast, Writers Pick Which Episodes Will Hook You
PERSON OF INTEREST: Sarah Shahi and Greg Plageman Preview Shaw’s Season 5 Return
PERSON OF INTEREST Post-Mortem: Greg Plageman on Season 5’s ‘Greatest Mystery,’ Rebuilding the Machine, Exploring Backstories, and More

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PERSON OF INTEREST’s Jim Caviezel on Team Machine’s Most Dangerous Year Yet

May 3, 2016 by  
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Credit:: John Paul Filo/CBS

Credit:: John Paul Filo/CBS

When PERSON OF INTEREST returns, the biggest priority is protecting the compressed Machine — a task that gets action-packed, fast.

As for Reese, he has another possible headache on his plate: Fusco starts to question exactly what went down when he was ambushed at the end of season 4. Reese knows if Fusco digs too deep, that could lead the wrong people to him…and potentially to Team Machine.

I sat down with Jim Caviezel (Reese) on the show’s set — while they were filming the eighth episode of the upcoming season — to talk about his character’s evolution, team-first mindset, and more. Read more

PERSON OF INTEREST: Michael Emerson on Finch’s Machine Struggles in Season 5

May 3, 2016 by  
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Credit: Barbara Nitke/CBS

Credit: Barbara Nitke/CBS

After nearly a year off our television screens, PERSON OF INTEREST is finally back.

Last season, Finch, Reese, and Root struggled to save the Machine as Samaritan operatives took them on. Team Machine was successful — but they had to compress the Machine into a briefcase and go on the run. Meanwhile, as Fusco attempted to take in Dominic and Elias, both men were killed in an ambush…which will leave Fusco with a lot of explaining to do.

I sat down with POI star Michael Emerson (Finch) as they were filming the eighth episode of the upcoming season to talk about how Team Machine is coping in season 5, rebuilding the Machine, and more.

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