this was never about winning. it’s just about surviving. the machine and i couldn’t save the world. we had to settle for protecting the seven people who might be able to take it back. so we gave samaritan a blind spot: seven key servers that hard codes it to ignore seven carefully crafted new identities. when the whole world is watched, filed, indexed, numbered, the only way to disappear is to appear. hiding our true identities inside a seemingly ordinary life. you’re not a free man anymore, harold. you’re just a number. we have to become these people now. and if we don’t, they’ll find us, and they’ll kill us. i’m sorry, harold. i know it’s not enough. a lot of people are gonna die. people who might have been able to help. everything is changing. i don’t know if it will ever get better. but it’s going to get worse. the machine asked me to tell you something before we part - you once told john the whole point of pandora’s box is that once you’ve opened it, you can’t close it again. she wanted me to remind you of how the story ends. when everything is over, when the worst has happened…there’s still one thing left in pandora’s box: hope.

5 months ago with 383 notes
TAGGED AS: person of interest;  poiedit;  spoilers;  brittany makes things;  i may spend the rest of my life losing my shit over this episode;  THE AI APOCALYPSE IS COMING;  they are doing!!! an ai takeover!!! on a cbs procedural!!!;  and they're doing it in such a realistic way that i am terrified for my fav characters and for the world we live in;  where we're trying to actually do this shit;  there are people like harold out there and there are people like greer out there and guess who's running our favourite companies?;  not harold;  i mean poor collier had some really excellent points about harold;  it's what i've been saying all along;  harold has the BEST intentions and the WORST executions;  the road to hell is paved with harold finch's good intentions;  harold finch who stood up in front of an audience of 12 million and told the truth to save the lives of people who only want to use him;  harold finch is brave in the quietest of ways and it's a beautiful thing;  but he made mistakes and he's paid for them and now look where we are;  john rescued him and took him to the only home they know and patched him up with their dog at their feet;  and told him once again that the reason he still lives is because some jackass in glasses told him he needed a purpose;  and then it was all ripped away;  and harold has to pay yet again for what he did and for the mistakes of other people;  also root and shaw are gay THAT IS ALL THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME;  

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