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#1 Sci-Fi Girl

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 12:02 AM

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Finch finds a lot of in common with their newest Number, who has run afoul of the government. Meanwhile, Reese learns about Finch's past.

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#2 Christopher

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 07:05 AM

Okay, a lot of backstory here.  Finch was originally okay with the Machine dismissing "non-relevant" crimes, and it was his partner, Nathan, who added the "backdoor."  I expect we'll soon find that Nathan was killed and Finch injured in some clash with the government over control of the Machine, and Finch began carrying out this mission to honor Nathan's wishes and atone for his role in Nathan's demise.  I think that's been pretty well telegraphed by this point.

Pretty foolish of Finch to reveal his connection to the Machine while talking to that analyst in a public place.  Finch of all people should be preternaturally aware of the risk of surveillance and should always take care to avoid it.  I don't like it when characters in paranoia-driven shows abruptly forget all their caution when it's convenient for the plot.

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#3 DWF

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 04:53 PM

The amount of heat coming down on the analyst was pretty amazing given how little he knew, I've always wondered if Finch only gets the SS#s from the machine what happens to the rest of the data?
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Posted 12 May 2012 - 07:49 PM

Apparently the government only gets #SSN too. Finch and Ingram designed the machine to be a closed system that never revealed any of the calculations it did from the data it analyzed but only passed on the name of a person key to the resolution of various threats.

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 08:06 PM

View PostCardie, on 12 May 2012 - 07:49 PM, said:

Apparently the government only gets #SSN too. Finch and Ingram designed the machine to be a closed system that never revealed any of the calculations it did from the data it analyzed but only passed on the name of a person key to the resolution of various threats.

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The government has to get more than that, the macine was designed to prevent another 9/11 the SS#s are merely fringe infomation. Plus I do think that if the government were also getting the same info as Finch they'd laid a trap for him long ago.
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