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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

The upcoming Season 5 of “Person of Interest,” or "POI,” is believed to be the show's finale. The show’s star Michael Emerson (Harold Finch) was interviewed recently about the upcoming episodes on the CBS sci-fi drama. The actor said that fans should particularly focus on two vital areas. [Spoiler Alert!]

"I think because we're thinking of this like an ending — although I'm guessing it will be ambiguous enough to be pursued later on — it's an ending," Emerson told IndieWire.

He added that splashy endings will usually include casualties, so it is very likely that there will be a number of characters who may be lost through either death or transformation. Transformation could mean that characters may change to either the good or bad side.

In the last episode of “POI” Season 4 titled “YHWH,” the Machine referred to its builder, Harold Finch (Emerson), as “Father.” Finch will reportedly struggle with being a good person in the upcoming season. The drama of the initial part of Season 5 will be about rebuilding the Machine.

Meanwhile, Samantha “Root” Groves (Amy Acker) may have a hand in adjusting Finch’s creation. Samaritan will be an obsession for Finch as well, after he and Samantha realise that what they are up against will potentially be the end of the entire human race. His relationship with Root will also evolve, and more vulnerabilities about her will unfold eventually.

Emerson shared that Finch’s priorities will be divided in the next season. He knows that the main mission is still the same, but they have to identify the victims and offenders. He will have to deal with distributing resources properly against a program that controls the whole world.

Emerson also mentioned that Carrie Preston and Sarah Shahi, who play Grace Hendricks and Sameen Shaw, respectively, will appear in the fifth season. He said that scenes involving Bear, the Belgian Malinois that John Reese (Jim Caviezel) adopted, have already been shot. Cinema Blend reports that Shaw will also turn out to be alive.

There were previous rumours about the show being cancelled after CBS announced that the fifth season of “Person of Interest” will have fewer episodes than the previous seasons, which had 22 episodes each. CBS attempted to bring in more viewers by making the program available for online streaming on Netflix. The first three seasons are now available on Netflix, while Season 4 will be added beginning Sept. 22, according to BGR .

“Person of Interest” Season 5 will return midseason in 2016.

Person of Interest Highlight Reel and Season 5 Tease - Comic-Con 2015

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