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Amy Acker Promoted to Series Regular on 'Person of Interest'

Amy Acker and Jim Caviezel

The hits from Comic-Con just keep on coming. In yet another announcement that's sure to please fans, fan favorite guest star Amy Acker will officially be joining the regular cast of 'Person of Interest's third season. Acker has portrayed wildly intelligent, yet dangerously psychotic computer hacker Root on the CBS action/drama since late in the first season. Root has appeared in only seven episodes so far, but has still managed to become an integral element of the show's mythology along the way.

Fans will remember that Root was last seen receiving a call from Finch's A.I., otherwise known as "The Machine." While it wasn't spelled out, the season finale gave the impression that both Root and Reese were granted admin access to the system. Despite Finch's best efforts to prevent Root from getting her hands on the machine's power, it would appear that she made some type of connection with the often unpredictable artificial intelligence.

Acker is best known for her dual roles as Fred and Illyria on the beloved Joss Whedon series 'Angel.' She also subsequently worked with Whedon on 'Dollhouse', and the feature films 'The Cabin in the Woods' and 'Much Ado About Nothing.' 'Person Of Interest' returns for its third season premiere on Tuesday, September 24th at 10pm. Remember to double check your DVR settings folks, as the show previously aired on Thursdays at 9pm.

Are you glad Amy Acker is joining the regular 'Person of Interest' cast?


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- CBS

Written by: Michael Stevenson
Jul 20th, 2013, 3:40 pm

Images courtesy of CBS

Anonymous

Message Posted On Feb 12th, 2014, 8:10 am
After Acker aka root finishers her mission for samaritan pleeeeeeease say harold with all his infinate knowledge in technology find a way to eliminate this shows MAIN DEFECT known as Amy Acker. Bad Code not only applies to tech, it is a great description for the try hard actor known as Amy Acker. So while ever there is forum,comments,discussion pages relating to POI and Acker I shall continue to pertition her exit to the recycle bin.
Anonymous

Message Posted On Jan 17th, 2014, 7:44 am
One of my favorite shows is now deleted from my weekly viewing. This is due to the mediocre actor amy acker (not worth using upper case). Her replacement for Carter is the real tragedy. Jonhathon Nolan's creative vision has had us all glued into the world of technology for 2.6yrs. However, I suspect that J.J Abrams has more influence than is being known,not the greatest track record for so called popular shows e.g alcatraz,lost ect,ect. I may tune back in when Nolan creatively returns Carter and gives acker a step by step on sreen labotomy. PLEASE axe this whining pitiful untalented pest. P.S Watch "Angel" her poor performance,voice,stance,all round so called acting ability has not evolved.
Anonymous

Message Posted On Jul 21st, 2013, 3:33 pm
No, she's a caricature, set up as a foil for Sarah Shahi.
Brave

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Message Posted On Jul 21st, 2013, 1:57 pm

Hmm.  I like her when she appears, but I fear that as a regular they're going to shoehorn her into being a good guy, since her primary motivation has been fulfilled.

oldskool
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Message Posted On Jul 21st, 2013, 6:35 am

This is good news, her role is very interesting and gives a nice "good vs evil" balance to the show.

matt4848

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Message Posted On Jul 21st, 2013, 4:12 am

Nice. Although I'm more intrested to see what the Machine does with its new found freedom... :)

Anonymous

Message Posted On Jul 20th, 2013, 11:17 pm
Yeah Yeah Yeah !!! Best show on network TV !
akoerner

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Message Posted On Jul 20th, 2013, 10:55 pm

I can't wait to see more of Root!

Calero

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Message Posted On Jul 20th, 2013, 10:26 pm

This news just made my day

Erica_Bedow

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Message Posted On Jul 20th, 2013, 9:57 pm

She's a fantastic actress. Thrilled to see her in more episodes this coming season!

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