Shaw visits Root's grave to say her final goodbyes. Mr. Reese and Lionel are given the rough edge tongue by the police chief, who figures out that John is in fact the man in a suit. The police arrest them and are ready to make them disappear forever. However, they are interrupted by Mr. Finch's arrival. The team splits in two, Lionel and Shaw who remain with the the Machine in order to protect it, while Mr. Reese and Mr. Finch attempt to destroy Samaritan's back-up servers. Mr. Finch says his final goodbye to his friend, Mr. Reese. Wounded by a gunshot, he starts hallucinating Root, while Mr. Reese sacrifices himself. Shaw finally avenges Root's death.
Did You Know?
At the end Shaw and Fusco say to each other "See you when I see you." and "Not if I see you first." These are also the last words spoken to each other by Chris and Gordie in the Stephen King movie Stand by Me
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In the series finale; the evil machine, Samaritan. launches a cruise missile at the (fictional) satellite dish on the rooftop of 1133 Avenue of the Americas, NYC, NY and destroys the rooftop. In fact, a US Navy ship off the coast of NYC would launch a real Raytheon SM-6 missile and destroy the cruise missile shorty after it was launched and long before it got anywhere near NYC. The SM-6 missile has shot down test cruise missiles and it's deployed on many US Navy surface ships. However it is conceivable that just as Samaritan took control of the USS Garner to launch the cruise missile, it also could have taken control of any and all US Navy ships in the area to prevent the missile from being shot down. See more
Mr. Reese. John? This wasn't supposed to be the way.
Sure it is. This is what I do, remember? When you came to me, you gave me a job. A purpose. At first... well... I'd been trying to save the world for so long... saving one life at a time seemed a bit anticlimactic. Then I realized... sometimes one life... if it's the right life... is enough.
The standard opening sequence with Finch's (and during most of season 5, also Greer's) voiceover is absent. All that is left is the title card that appears after the first scene on the skyscraper roof with Finch. See more
Written by Philip Glass
Performed by Philip Glass See more