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6 key pieces of intel about the 'Person of Interest' season 4 premiere

After escaping assassination by the hostile surveillance system Samaritan in the season 3 finale, Team Machine finds itself using guerrilla tactics to survive in a new world order when Person of Interest returns for its fourth season.

According to star Michael Emerson, “The whole team is in a state of confusion and distress. No place is safe.” Executive producer Greg Plageman confirms, “Whereas we once lived in a world where the Machine was watching, now there’s another kind of machine, and it’s quite hostile to our guys. The title of the premiere, ‘Panopticon,’ kind of sums up what are characters are dealing with this season.” Creator Jonathan Nolan adds that this season as a whole ponders a future when “the data stops working for us, and we start working for the data. We become the robots.”

Below, Nolan, Plageman, and Emerson offer six key insights as to how living off the grid (and “under a rock,” per the season four promo will change the dynamics for Team Machine from tonight premiere—and beyond. READ FULL STORY

'Person of Interest': Michael Emerson teases the mystery of the Machine, what's next for Finch

Michael Emerson is no stranger to being on a successful show with a complicated plot, having spent five seasons as creepy Others leader Ben Linus on Lost. On Person of Interest, Emerson applies his signature air of mystery — along with a limp — to play genius tech billionaire Harold Finch. But unlike Ben, Finch is the hero, using his skills and the Machine, the computer system he built that predicts future crimes, to track down villains with former CIA agent John Reese (Jim Caviezel).

And as the drama continues its third season, Finch is having trouble with the Machine as it begins to reject him and must deal with hacker Root (Amy Acker), who is intent on gaining control of his work.

Emerson talked to EW about what’s ahead for his character, the mystery of the Machine, and how he handles fans who, usually unknowingly, interrupt filming in the streets of New York City:
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'Person of Interest': Sarah Shahi teases 'a lot more killing'

Tonight’s season 3 premiere of Person of Interest (10 p.m. ET on CBS) starts off with a bang, according to Sarah Shahi, whose ex-assassin Shaw, like Amy Acker’s asylum-housed hacker Root, has been upped to a series regular: “Shaw kills, like, 10 people in the first 30 seconds, all while doing it in, like, a little tight dress,” Shahi says. “At the moment, she’s the TV version of Salt.”

What can we expect as the season progresses? “There’s just gonna be a lot more killing,” Shahi says, with a laugh. “Another interesting thing is we’re gonna go a bit deeper into the characters’ personal lives, and specifically with Shaw, we get to see why she is the way she is.”
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