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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: 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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