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← Season 4 Person of InterestSeason 5 (Flashbacks in parentheses)  
501B.S.O.D.” (Finch) 506A More Perfect Union 511Synecdoche
502SNAFU” (The Machine) 507QSO 512.exe” (Multiple simulations)
503Truth Be Told” (Reese) 508Reassortment 513return 0” (The Machine)
5046,741 509Sotto Voce  
505ShotSeeker 510The Day the World Went Away
Season 5

POI - Season 5 Official Poster.jpg



Air dateMay 3,2016 -


StarringJim Caviezel as John Reese
Michael Emerson as Harold Finch
Kevin Chapman as Lionel Fusco
Sarah Shahi as Sameen Shaw
Amy Acker as Root

Season 5 of Person of Interest is the fifth and final season of the series.


Main Cast

Recurring Cast

In alphabetical order:


# Image Title Airdate Writer(s) Director
501 POI 501 Episode Image.png B.S.O.D. May 3, 2016 Greg Plageman
Tony Camerino
Chris Fisher
Reese and Finch attempt to rescue the Machine’s source code before it deteriorates beyond repair. Also, Root fights for her life against an onslaught of Samaritan’s agents and Fusco is faced with hard questions following the deaths of Dominic and Elias.
502 POI 502 Episode Image.png SNAFU May 9, 2016 Lucas O'Connor Chris Fisher
The Machine experiences a glitch during rebooting, supplying Reese and Fusco with the numbers of dozens of people not actually involved in crimes, while also locking Finch and Root out after identifying them as threats based on past violent behavior.
503 POI 503 Episode Image.png Truth Be Told May 10, 2016 Erik Mountain Stephen Surjik
Reese’s cover could be blown when he realizes the latest POI has ties to his old colleagues in the CIA.
504 POI 504 Episode Image.png 6,741 May 16, 2016 Lucas O'Connor
Denise Thé
Chris Fisher
Shaw escapes her captors, but the team is unsure of her mental state when she begins to act paranoid and reckless.
505 POI 505 Episode Image.png ShotSeeker May 17, 2016 Andy Callahan Maja Vrvilo
Reese protects an NYPD analyst whose investigation into a software glitch has drawn the attention of Samaritan. Also, Reese and Fusco are threatened by an ally of Elias’s, who is looking to avenge his friend’s death.
506 POI 506 Episode Image.png A More Perfect Union May 23, 2016 Melissa Scrivner-Love Alrick Riley
The Machine sends Reese and Finch to a wedding to protect a pair of POIs before their nuptials. Also, Fusco becomes angry at being kept in the dark by the team and takes it upon himself to investigate a string of missing person reports.
507 POI 507 Episode Image.png QSO May 24, 2016 Hillary Benefiel Kate Woods
Root goes undercover at a radio station to protect the host of a conspiracy theory show who stumbles upon information that could get him killed. Also, Samaritan’s agents try to convince a member of the team that their goals are noble.
508 POI 508 Episode Image.png Reassortment May 24, 2016 Tony Camerino Kenneth Fink
Reese and Finch become trapped in a hospital that becomes ground zero for a deadly viral outbreak. Also, Samaritan’s newest recruit has second thoughts and Shaw continues to struggle with reality.
509 POI 509 Episode Image.png Sotto Voce May 30, 2016 Sabir Pirzada Margot Lulick
The mysterious criminal mastermind known as “The Voice” returns and traps Reese and Fusco in their own precinct with several armed gang members and the latest POI. Also, Root makes a shocking discovery.
510 POI 510 Episode Image.png The Day the World Went Away May 31, 2016 Andy Callahan
Melissa Scrivner-Love
Fred Toye
100th Episode. Finch’s number comes up when a fatal error blows his cover identity and sets off a deadly series of escalating encounters with Samaritan’s operatives.
511 POI 511 Episode Image.png Synecdoche June 7, 2016 Jacey Heldrich
Josh Brown
Tim Matheson
The team must unravel a conspiracy and stay ahead of the Secret Service when the President of the United States becomes their newest POI. Also, Finch separates himself from the team and considers taking drastic action to combat Samaritan.
512 POI 512 Episode Image.png .exe June 14, 2016 Erik Mountain
Greg Plageman
Greg Plageman
As Reese and Shaw race to catch up with Finch, he infiltrates a maximum-security government facility in a desperate mission which could mean the end for not only Samaritan, but for himself and the Machine as well.
513 POI 513 Episode Image.png return 0 June 21, 2016 Jonathan Nolan
Denise Thé
Chris Fisher
Finch, Reese, Fusco and Shaw embark on one last mission to prevent Samaritan from destroying the Machine and cementing its hold over mankind.