Last night's mid-season premiere of Person of Interest was pretty damn exciting, and brought back one of the show's most mysterious Big Bads. Plus, we finally heard the Machine speaking for itself, and its message was . . . a little terrifying. Spoilers ahead!
The episode picked up pretty much exactly at the cliffhanger point of the mid-season finale, with Control holding Finch and his old MIT buddy Artie at gunpoint, while Shaw looks seriously pissed. Luckily, the Machine is on the case. It springs Root from Finch's library prison, and helps her take perfect aim at all of Control's heavies while Finch and Shaw escape with Artie. Unfortunately — or maybe fortunately, depending on your point of view — Root is hit with a bullet in the arm and Control drags her away for interrogation.