For years, the Person of Interest team of tech genius Harold Finch, ex-agent John Reese, NYPD Detective Lionel Fusco, cyber-hacker Root and missing-in-action operative Sameen Shaw have been protected by The Machine, but as worlds collided and a rival AI known as Samaritan finally cornered The Machine inside the nations power grid, it was the POI teams turn to protect Finchs creation. In season five, the cold war is over. The world around us might look the same, but something has drastically changed. Samaritans lethal correction has initiated its control. Finchs Machine is essentially dead. Shaw is still missing. And the team is once again hiding in plain sight. But with Samaritans invisible grip tightening everywhere, will Finch be able to rebuild and resurrect The Machine? And if he does, will it be the same Machine when it comes back online?