person of interest season 3 preview 'Person of Interest' Season 3 previewed at Comic Con 2013In anticipation of “Person of Interest” returning to CBS for Season 3 this fall, the action drama’s cast and producers Jonathan Nolan and Greg Plageman previewed a bit of what’s ahead during a panel at Comic-Con 2013.

Here are seven highlights from the session:

Kevin Chapman on his character’s past as a crooked cop: “I call him conflicted. I think that Fusco is coming back to the once heroic image of himself and it’s nice to see him come back into the fold and moving toward what once made him become a cop.”

Amy Acker (who was announced at the panel as a new series regular) on her character’s true nature: “Every time I read a script I’m just like, ‘I get to say that?’ I don’t think that she’s mean, it’s just if people don’t do what she tells them to she gets upset.”

Sarah Shahi on her kick-butt character: “The thing that I love the most about her is her unpredictability and the fact that she really could go anywhere. We talk about her being the female Jason Bourne and at this point she really is a man with no country. I have to say it’s so much fun killing people and the stunts are so bad a-s-s.”

Jonathan Nolan on whether or not the show is science fiction: “I’m a huge science fiction fan, and I’ve always considered [‘Person of Interest’] science fiction. I don’t think I’ve ever worked on or will work on something that couldn’t come to Comic-Con.”

Michael Emerson on working with his real life wife, Carrie Preston, as his on screen love interest: “I don’t get to play many romantic parts. I don’t think I’ve ever had a love interest, which is a mystery to me. I’ve never had a proper love scene on camera with anyone except my own wife. It’s actually tricky to do an intimate scene with someone you are regularly intimate with. I have to keep erasing her wife-ness from my mind so I can think of her as a character I don’t sleep with every night.”

Greg Plageman on whether or not Paige Turco’s character, Zoe, will return: “Oh yeah, Zoe’s the fixer and she needs to get fixed, so she’s coming back.”

Michael Emerson on the possibility of The Machine becoming self-aware: “To me, the most poignant thing that’s ever been on the show is the idea the machine is sentient, pitiable. How great we could have our hearts touched by the machine being disconnected. I thought that was a great stroke.”

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