'Person of Interest' Jim Caviezel, Michael Emerson Talk Season 5's 100th Episode! INTERVIEW

By Jorge Solis (j.solis@mstarsnews.com) | May 31, 2016 11:00 AM EDT
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CBS is hours away from airing a major Season 5 event of Person of Interest. In an exclusive interview with MStars News, actors Michael Emerson and Jim Caviezel talk about the 100th episode featuring Harold Finch and John Reese in the war between The Machine and Samaritan.

As we previously mentioned, when the first season started, former billionaire Harold Finch (Emerson) and ex CIA operative John Reese (Caviezel) raced against the clock to prevent violent crimes before they could happen. With the help of the artificial intelligence known as The Machine, they managed to save innocent lives right when their numbers popped up. But they never expected to go up against an even greater threat known as Samaritan.

In our recent recaps, in its fifth season, Detective Lionel Fusco (Kevin Chapman) has uncovered a conspiracy that leads back to Samaritan's master plan for world domination. Even after being tortured and manipulated by Mr. Greer (John Nolan)'s simulations, Shaw (Sarah Shahi) believes there is still hope for her in reuniting with her friends after hearing Root (Amy Acker)'s message. With Samaritan's threat coming closer than ever, will Finch and Reese arm the Machine with weapons to fight back?

As the 100th episode airs Tuesday, May 31 at 10pm on CBS, the Person of Interest star recollect their early beginnings as they celebrate the show's milestone event.

MStar News: How does this 100th episode compare to Lost?

Michael Emerson: It's a similar kind of experience. In both cases, you have a really good show, and really well-written. You're so submerged in the work. When somebody comes and says, "Guess what we've shot 100!" You think, "Is that possible?" It's hard to keep to keep track of how episodes you've shot. Sometimes, I feel like we've just been shooting one big episode for 5 years. And other times, I feel like we've shot 1,000! [Laughs] It depends on how you feel. 100 is a nice round number, and I guess it means the show has been a success.

MS: Tell me what the 100th episode means to you?

Jim Caviezal: Well for 10 years, I couldn't get a job. It means you did something. You made a difference somewhere. I think I was fortunate that the first time I did something in television that was successful. The fans seem to enjoy what the things you're doing. I like it think it's inspiring; it inspires me. A lot of luck involved in it; we're very fortunate.

The 100th episode of Person of Interest airs Tuesday May 31 at 10pm.

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