What We Learned In Person Of Interest's '.Exe' Executive Producer Greg Plageman provides full-episode commentary for his directorial debut.
Posted on Jun 15, 2016 05:45am

The second-to-last episode of Person Of Interest, ".exe," amped-up the drama for Team Machine and left us with a list of questions before the series finale. While the fate of The Machine and its most vigilant protectors remains unclear, the latest episode did reveal a number of important tidbits.

Executive Producer Greg Plageman sat down with writer Erik Mountain to provide exclusive, full-episode commentary on the episode, which Plageman also directed. Together, they uncovered what goes on behind the scenes and teased some important facts every fan will want to know before the series finale airs on Tuesday, June 21 at 10/9c on CBS.

Below, you'll find just a few of the many things we learned from their chat:

  • The writers constructed a "Wall of the Dead," which memorializes every person who has been killed on the show. Before filming ".exe," they referenced the wall to bring back key players for the simulation scenes, which demonstrated what the world would be like if The Machine never existed.
  • Samaritan's power is much more powerful than we thought. Not only does Samaritan control the National Security Agency, but it also aims to manipulate every aspect of society—including population.
  • The writers devoted a lot of time into researching how Harold could realistically have escaped the oxygen-less room with Greer. Turns out, such rooms really do exist!
  • Jane Austen plays a recurring role throughout the series. Remember when we saw Finch propose to Grace by hiding a ring in a copy of Sense And Sensibility during a flashback? How about when Shaw picked up Root's copy in ".exe"? These little breadcrumbs lead to Finch attempting to disable Samaritan at the end of the episode. The password was a direct reference to the popular Jane Austen novel.
For even more insider info, watch the full episode of ".exe" with commentary on

And make sure to watch the series finale of Person Of Interest, Tuesday, June 21 at 10/9c on CBS.

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