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CBS 'Person of Interest' Root is tortured but goes after second 'machine'

The crime drama “Person of Interest” (CBS) can be seen each Tuesday evening at 10/9 p.m. Last night's episode on Jan. 7, 2014 was called “Aletheia.” In the overnight TV ratings it garnered 12.11 million TV viewers overall. It reached 2.6 million TV viewers in the all important 18 to 49 adult demographic. “Chicago Fire” (NBC) grabbed 6.77 overall & 1.9 with adults. The mid-season premiere of “Killer Women” (ABC) grabbed 3.87 overall & 0.9 with adults.

"Root" is tortured
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Person if Interest” stars, James Caviezel (John Reese), Taraji Henson (Detective Carter), Kevin Chapman (Detective Lionel Fusco), Sarah Shahi (Samantha Shaw), Amy Acker (Root) & Michael Emerson (Harold Finch).

The government is watching you & there are cameras everywhere. “Aletheia” is a continuation from the last episode called, “Lethe.” Diane Claypool (Carmyn Manheim) pretended to be Arthur Claypool's wife who built the second so-called “machine.” Diane is actually part of a group called “control” & she wants the machine Arthur had built. He is losing his mind however, who went to college with Harold Finch.

Arthur's real wife died several years ago as Diane hold's him, Harold & Samantha Shaw hostage. She chooses to eliminate them all because she doesn't get any answers. Root breaks into the room with guns blazing & helps them escape. She is then shot, wounded & left behind.

Arthur had pretended to have a tumor & tells Harold that he knows where the computer back up drives are for the machine. Diane kidnaps Root & tells her that “control” wants to know what Root can do to help her get the machine. She laughs at Diane who in return injects her with barbiturates & amphetamines. It is a torture that Root is willing to endure.

A man with the last name of “Hersh” who is part of “control” follows Harold & Arthur to a bank where the back up drives are. They are also followed by Peter Collier who had shot John Reese last year. He wants the back up drives too. Harold & Arthur are trapped in the bank vault with the safety deposit boxes. Samantha tells them to get out as fast as they can.

John Reese & detective Lionel Fusco are sitting in jail at Oklahoma. Fusco went there to talk John into coming back to his job. He lost touch with what he was doing for the machine in helping people after detective Joss Carter was killed. John gives up.

Does Arthur & Harold find the back up drives for the machine? Is Root tortured to death? Will John come back to his job to help others? - You can watch the full episode of “Aletheia” at the official website of “Person of Interest” on CBS.

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