For years, the Person of Interest team, consisting of tech genius Harold Finch (Michael Emerson – Lost), ex-agent John Reese (Jim Caviezel – The Thin Red Line), NYPD Detective Lionel Fusco (Kevin Chapman – Mystic River), cyber-hacker Root (Amy Acker - CSI: Crime Scene Investigation) and missing-in-action operative Sameen Shaw (Sarah Shahi – Chicago Fire), have been protected by The Machine. As worlds collided, however, and a rival AI known as Samaritan finally cornered The Machine inside the nation’s power grid, it was the POI team’s turn to protect Finch’s creation. In season five, the cold war is over. The world might appear to look the same, but something has drastically changed. Samaritan’s lethal “correction” has initiated its control. Finch’s Machine is essentially dead. Shaw is still missing. And the team is once again hiding in plain sight. But with Samaritan’s invisible grip tightening everywhere, will Finch be able to rebuild and resurrect The Machine? And if he does, will it be the same Machine when it comes back online?