“Person of Interest” co-showrunner Jonathan Nolan has some good and bad news. The good news? “All sorts of folk are showing up” in the final two episodes of Season 4. The bad news? “It’s a bloodbath.”
During a conversation with Zap2it, he confirms that this season’s many disparate plot threads will be coming together soon. “We’re going to start bringing everything to a head, as we love to do towards the end of the season here,” he says. “We’ve brought a number of these conflicts to a head within these final two episodes. We’re very excited about it.”
But at the center of the final two episodes will be “a war between two gods.”
“That does not end well, and plays out very messily,” he says.
Beyond the battle between Samaritan and the Machine, there’s still Elias (Enrico Colantoni) working as a “hardened” criminal, Control (Camryn Manheim) doubting her purpose, Dominic (Winston Duke) and the Brotherhood causing trouble, and a bunch of other new faces that have been brought into the mix since Shaw’s (Sarah Shahi) departure.
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Nolan says a lot of these various people will be back in the final two Season 4 episodes, but “don’t get too excited.”
“As usual, it is sort of a hair-raising couple of episodes,” he says. “Those phone calls that [co-showrunner] Greg [Plageman] and I have to make when a character leaves our show — at least in the contemporary storyline, flashbacks notwithstanding — we’ve had to make a lot of those phone calls this time.”
Hey, at least they found a way to bring Taraji P. Henson’s Joss Carter back into the mix before killing off a new batch of characters.
The synopsis for Season 4’s penultimate episode, “Asylum,” reads: “Fusco (Kevin Chapman) and Reese (Jim Caviezel) are caught in a rivalry between two crime bosses.” As pictured above, those bosses are Colantino’s Elias and Duke’s Dominic. Let the bloodbath begin.
“Person of Interest” airs Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.