Warning: if you have not watched tonight’s ‘Person of Interest’ titled “The Crossing,” then read no further. Major spoilers follow.
For several weeks, the CBS killer tech-drama has been teasing that “a hero makes the ultimate sacrifice” during a three-episode event. Well, the network wasn’t kidding.
Not only was tonight’s episode one that involved an entire box of tissues, but it was also one that will affect episodes from here on out.
Despite John’s (Jim Caviezel) number coming up at the beginning and Fusco (Kevin Chapman) being taken and tortured by HR baddie Simmons in a fortune cookie factory (Robert John Burke), the one character ‘Person of Interest’ said farewell to tonight was Detective Joss Carter (Taraji P. Henson). Yes, you read that right. The lead actress, and series regular since Season 1, was killed by Simmons.
In addition to the shocking death of Carter, some other surprising -- and touching -- moments also popped up throughout the episode. Not only did we learn that Carter basically saved John from committing suicide, fans also witnessed a sweet kiss between the duo. John even whispered (in a rare emotional moment), “You changed me.”
At the end, after all was safe and sound with Fusco, Shaw (Sarah Shahi) and Finch (Michael Emerson) -- and after Carter turned in Alonzo Quinn (head of HR), figured out that Finch is using some type of super-computer, and finally got bumped up to detective -- the unimaginable happened. Simmons emerged from the dark to shoot John and Carter.
With John by her side, and Finch looking on in shock as The Machine called him on a nearby payphone, Carter uttered with her last breath, “I need to see my boy...” and “Promise me you’ll tell him…”
If that’s not tear-jerking enough, before Carter’s death, John told her, “You’re the one I want to be with at the end.” Judging from next week’s promo, it’s safe to say John will not let Simmons, or anyone from HR, get away with her death.
For those hoping to see Carter again, she won’t appear in the present day, but as the ‘Person of Interest’ writers tweeted tonight, “P.S. Everyone lives on in flashbacks.”
Are you shocked by ‘Person of Interest’s first major death?