Person Of Interest: Season 5 (2015)


Season 5
Person Of Interest

Critics Consensus

Person of Interest concludes in a satisfying fifth season that both deepens the characters that audiences have grown to love and delivers a cracking arc about the dangers of technology.



Critic Ratings: 14


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User Ratings: 450
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Amy Acker
as Root
Josh Close
as Jeff Blackwell
James Le Gros
as Bruce Moran
John Doman
as Sen. Garrison
Wrenn Schmidt
as Iris Campbell
Neal Huff
as Terry Easton
Karen Pittman
as Tracey Phillips
Kristine Johnson
as TV Reporter
Rupak Ginn
as Amir Siddiq
Paige Patterson
as Laurie Granger
Will Brill
as Charlie Vaida
Justin Grace
as Younger Cop
Will Connolly
as Ethan Garvin
Theodore Feldman
as Praveen Patel
Theis Weckesser
as Agent Daniels
Edward Chin-Lyn
as Ghost Hunter
Andrew MacLarty
as Bobby Jackson
Julie Cavaliere
as Mary Mulhall
Samantha Buck
as Samaritan Doctor
Gino Vento
as Benavides
Geoffrey Pierson
as FBI SAIC Roberts
L. Steven Taylor
as AIC Barnes
Amy Tribbey
as Reese's Mother
Peter Gray Lewis
as JD Carrick
John Quilty
as Think Tanker
Jack Davis
as Little Reese
Marcus Ho
as Officer Shen
Mark H. Dold
as Administrator Garcia
Rebecca Darke
as Dying Lady
Brit Whittle
as Ben Haas
Philip Reid
as ESU Lieutenant
Reese Madigan
as Detective #1
Nathan James
as Suit No. 1
Jenna Stern
as Dr. Mason
Jean Ann Steeves
as RTCC Supervisor
Michael De Nola
as Taxi Driver
Asta Hansen
as Dinah Campbell
Sonnie Brown
as Nurse Carroll
Elizabeth Loyacano
as Carla Easton
Kristine Johnson
as TV Reporter
Joe Lanza
as Mikey
Al Roffe
as Father
Brian McCormack
as Phil Campbell
Jonathan Wilde
as RTCC Dispatch
Andrew Haserlat
as Lead Tech
Adrian Alvarado
as Lt. Johnson
Marvin Avila
as Tech No. 2
Evan Leone
as Lead Op
Christina Saragaglia
as Punk Rocker Girl
Dan Puck
as Beefcake Uni
Neal Matarazzo
as Lt. Kearny
Ed Incle
as Javier
Richard Foster
as Police Foster
Mark Delabarre
as Officiant
Brett Cullen
as Nathan Ingram
Dick Brennan
as Newscaster
Julian Rozzell
as Homeless Guy
Henry Peck
as Jacob Pitts
James Ciccone
as Frank Capello
Mark Doherty
as First Samaritan Op
Nicholas Tucci
as Samaritan Op
Jason Tottenham
as Suited Man
David Aaron Baker
as FBI SAC LeRoux
Jon Collin Barclay
as Rugby Player
Leajato Robinson
as Orderly #1
Brian Michael
as Patrolman
Jean Brassard
as Claude Bertrand
Ras Enoch McCurdie
as Gangster #1
Alex Manette
as Barnett
Robin McGinnis
as News Reporter
Pasha Pellosie
as Desk Guard
Fisher Neal
as Sgt. Neal
Alfredo Narciso
as Patrol Unit
Marlon Perrier
as Security Agent
Jeremy Burnett
as Samaritan Cop
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Critic Reviews for Person Of Interest Season 5

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (4)

Team Machine returns after a year-long hiatus with a bang.

Dec 3, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

All of these character episodes would be just average episodes of Person of Interest if we weren't constantly aware that this was the last season.

Jun 14, 2018 | Full Review…

This was a fantastic start to the final season and further highlighted just how far the series has come since its early days of churning out cases of the week.

Jun 14, 2018 | Rating: 4.6/5 | Full Review…

A strong return, and a good set-up for this stretch run.

Jun 14, 2018 | Full Review…

The implication is clear: If we survive the coming AI war, it won't be because we've placated either superintelligence; it will be because we've remembered what makes us human in the first place.

Jun 14, 2018 | Full Review…

One refrain from the series remained unambiguous, and that was the idea that we cannot legislate away our powerful new surveillance tech. We can't nuke it from orbit; we can't shut it down.

May 22, 2018 | Full Review…

I haven't caught this many feels about technology since the movie Her.

Jun 14, 2018 | Full Review…

"return 0" is a perfect series finale.

Jun 14, 2018 | Rating: A | Full Review…

... a terrific narrative gimmick in one of the smartest and most cleverly constructed thrillers on TV.

Oct 6, 2016 | Full Review…

Person of Interest remains a strong series for CBS, and while it seems more like the network is trying to burn these last 13 episodes off, the show is still deserving of the chance to wrap its story up the way it sees fit.

May 4, 2016 | Full Review…

Michael Emerson is so good. Yes, we all know this. But what would this show be without him, basically, acting opposite no one - a screen - and giving us such emotional moments?

May 4, 2016 | Rating: 8.5/10 | Full Review…

Person Of Interest is back for a final hurrah and the fan service is in full gear.

May 4, 2016 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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Audience Reviews for Person Of Interest: Season 5

  • Sep 28, 2019
    The best ending for one of the most underrated TV series.
  • Jul 20, 2019
    best CBS series at all
  • Jan 11, 2018
    it is an excellent show it is a Pity it got cancelled.
  • Jan 05, 2018
    Best show in the world!
  • Sep 20, 2017
    It was a perfect ending for a show like Person of Interest. The season 5 contain all the mysterious and emotion element what we wanted for it.
  • Jun 06, 2017
    Great topic totally not factoid. Season finale probably didn't leave any doubts on other viewers. Both the cast and the script were fantastic.
  • Oct 30, 2016
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  • Sep 12, 2016
    Despite having a shortened season, Season 5 was great.
  • Sep 08, 2016
    Even the best of television series eventually have to. Historically there are two ways that this can occur; precipitous cancellation or preplanned inclusion of the story wrapping up as many of the loose ends as possible. Since 2011 one of the leading thrillers has been ‘Person of Interest’. Initially the premise was quite simple. Every night at midnight a Social Security number is provided by a machine. This machine is connected to every closed-circuit television camera, cell phone and data source feasible. By accumulating all this later it predicts the person most likely to be involved in a serious, violent crime. Created stop terrorism its creator realized that all the crimes of the more local nature. By obtaining the services of a train by the Army’s special forces in the CIA’s clandestine operations division. Each week the programmer in the man of action quickly apt to intercept the designated person stop the crime regardless of whether they were given the victim or the perpetrator. While this concept for a television show sufficiently unique to carrier for quite a while what made this year is especially brilliant was how it managed to train and reinvent itself over the five years that it was on. Characters close to expanding the scope of the show carefully added. In effect the machine was a superhero of sorts able to almost instantaneously comb through incredible amounts of data in order to spot threat that must be eliminated even if it didn’t seem to propose a clear and present danger to national security. Every superhero requires a counterpart opposing it processing equal abilities; Samaritan. The next phase of the series consisted primarily of a deadly game of chess between ‘The Machine and ‘Samaritan’. But the highly talented writers and show runner realize that that central thread would face the danger of quickly becoming mundane and predictable. The answer to this was to once again reconfigure the fundamental dynamics of the narrative reinvigorating a series. All too often such significant changes are made only after a show begin slipping in the ratings, finding its fan base dwindling. To affect such alterations while the series is still thriving can be risky but in this instance was a stroke of genius. Now if the five seasons on time for the series to end and it does so in one of the best including seasons ever. By the time of this final season Samaritan has grown in scope to be quite threat not only to individual true criminal intent to a much broader section of the general population. The machine classifies people into one of three categories; Threats-Individuals working against Samaritan’s mandate, Deviants- individuals that deviate from social norms and finally Assets-human agents that work for Samaritan. The criteria for categorical assignment is solely within the purview of Samaritan. The result of this multi-peaked story arc arguably one of the best post-Cold War espionage thrillers ever conceived particularly for television. The series creator, Jonathan Nolan, is one of the most highly respected screenwriters currently active. The goal of two thirds of the recent ‘Dark Knight Trilogy’, particularly, ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ and ‘The Dark Knight’. It should come as a surprise that the also provided the screenplay for ‘Interstellar’ and many of the films directed by Christopher Nolan, after all he is the filmmaker’s younger brother. His next project is highly anticipated by many, a TV series that is the reimagining "of the sci-fi classic ‘Westworld’ for HBO. Unique visual style of ‘Person of Interest’ is due in large part to his collaboration with one of the most visually innovative filmmakers ever, J.J. Abrams. The autistic people on both sides of the camera apparently have never heard of the expression "winding down". The first moment of the fifth season to its high-energy conclusion’s these final episodes are presented at breakneck speed telling the story and to replace the qualifies each individual episode is a crucial piece of the grand dénouement. The season begins with an exceptionally unusual episode where black hat hacker and hired assassin, Root (Amy Acker) delivers what can only be construed as an epilogue the entire series clearly stating "it’s over" and musing over who was the victor. Was well known in advance that this could be the final season probably be construed as a spoiler but as an opening sentiment for the first episode of the season definitively set the tone as the audience is brought into the end game. This occurs in the aftermath of what was called ‘Correction’ inserted attack by Samaritan to eliminate everyone that it has deemed an obstacle. This results in ‘The Machine’s’ creator, Harold Finch (Michael Emerson) that he is going to require essentially more computing power than he has available views to succeed in decompressing a copy of The Machine. This leads to the appropriation of some next-generation GPU blade servers hundreds of PlayStation 3s, in order to get the storage required. Each episode builds upon the next is the one stealthy cat and mouse game explodes into an all-out war machines and their human operatives. Along the way incredibly satisfying amount of sense all neatly tied together. The type of series that can only be fully appreciated by owning a copy especially on detail rich media like Blu-ray. You will want to revisit that just three discs supplied in this set but go back in your collection to previous seasons. So many obtuse clues only become clear in retrospect after watching final episode. While each season including this one is eminently satisfying and entertaining the beauty of this show is in its craftsmanship that extends in to the most minute detail route all of the hundred and three episodes that comprise the saga in its entirety. See how each of the changes the series has undergone during his tenure was all leading to the climactic moment. It is quite obvious that Mr. Nolan had been settled working towards this inclusion all along, too many pieces fit together throughout five seasons of television were to be anything other than a carefully planned and artistically executed masterpiece of storytelling. The advantage of having such a significant amount of bandwidth the fellow story is that each of the characters fleshed out and realistically presented. A relationship that could easily have been reduced with most basic level teaming brains and brawn was permitted to blossom into an intriguing character study of two men who are polar opposites. John Reese (Jim Caviezel) he is far more than just a highly trained soldier or weaponized human being. Reese a man of extraordinary intelligence, a natural tactician and strategist who is experience and training is able to read the situation and more importantly the people involved. Stark contrast is Harold Finch, a computer genius and billionaire. Is nothing for his own self-aggrandizement and is usually very content hiding in plain sight as a low-level employee of one of his own corporations. Incredible rate of their relationship was written is that each season they grow closer not just as compatriots in the ever escalating battle but bound by a deep and mutually respectful friendship. The services also well-known for turning adversaries and allies such as a once crooked New York City police detective, Lionel Fusco (Kevin Chapman) will becomes a stalwart member of the team. One of the most interesting transitions that Tom relates in this season is that of the young woman known only as Root initially a hacker trying to find some way into the Machine of this nature comes out in association Finch and Reese. The actress, Amy Acker, has been a regular for many of television shows created by executive producer J.J. Abrams, including ‘Doll House’, ‘Alias’ and ‘Angel’. This is certainly a must have, not only for diehard fans of the series for anyone who appreciates a tautly written story of intrigue, suspense and action.
  • Aug 01, 2016
    This show beats the heck out of that simple minded "Elementary" show that CBS kept. WTH

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