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?
The writers of the show originally planned to end the episode with the David Bowie song "Heroes", until composer Ramin Djawadi presented them an original piece he composed and they chose to use that instead. See more
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
[trapping Reese inside a heavily guarded gold vault
I'm sorry Mr. Reese.
Finch, what are you doing?
When I hired you, I suspected you are gonna be a great employee. What I couldn't have anticipated... was that you'd become... such a good friend.
You won't make it down from that rooftop alone.
I don't intend to. I'm afraid this is where our partnership is... Goodbye, John.
Harold? Finch, wait. Wait! HAROLD? WAIT.
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