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Actor Michael Emerson arrives at ABC's "Lost" Live: The Final Celebration at UCLA Royce Hall in Los Angeles, May 13, 2010. Reuters/Danny Moloshok

“Person of Interest” Season 5 is set to launch on CBS some time in 2016. There are rumours that the fifth Season will be the last.

According to Collider, CBS only ordered 13 episodes for the upcoming Season, compared to previous ones which averaged over 20 episodes. Show star Michael Emerson (Harold Finch) shared that there are a lot of unknowns about the new Season. He feels like they are reaching the end, so the writers are actually concerned about writing a finale, at the same time providing some ambiguity to let the show continue if necessary.

Spoiler alert! This article contains "Person of Interest" spoilers. Read on if you would like to know what happens next before the new episode airs.

“I don’t think they could have gotten away with just ending it with us going out into a hail of bullets with the Machine in a briefcase. I think there would have been a human cry about that.” Emerson said about the final events in Season 4. The fifth Season will feature Finch rebuilding the machine and probably undoing some of the safeguards that he initially installed, to let the machine defend itself.

Finch and Root (Amy Acker) are expected to continue arguing about how the Machine should be resurrected, based on the same Collider report. The two will be working closely soon, with Root being the most unpredictable in the team. She will provide a lot of help to Finch, but will pose some issues as well as complicate certain matters. .

Despite “Person of Interest” Season 5 being shorter, there will still be a good amount of flashbacks, especially in the first two episodes, Emerson said. The education and early stages of the Machine will be shown dramatically. Fans will also see how Finch mentored and groomed the Machine.

Emerson said that his partnership with Jim Caviezel (John Reese) is very unlikely but functional. He said that there is a certain tension to it but also respect and care.

Although Emerson does not know how the story will end, he has hopes that the good guys will still prevail, although ambiguously. He could not think of Samaritan being in charge at the end of the show.

TV Line notes that Season 4 rated poorly, which may be among the reasons why CBS chose to cut the total episodes to 13 only. There are rumors that the show is going to be cancelled if ratings are still low in Season 5.

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