It occurs to me that Vigilance is going to be ultimately frustrated in their goals - they might have taken down Northern Lights, but they haven't stopped the Machine, which is already diverting primary operations to Root. Hey, if Root needs help, it can retask ol' Hersh, too; just because you shut down the program doesn't mean they shut down the people, and the Machine has specifically spared Hersh's life. I have to ask one more time: how many members of Vigilance are there? Given the rate that they're killed, how can there possibly be anyone left aside from that cockroach Collier?
Even better - they were playing "Go Fish"!
We know very little about the Founder. It's hard to judge how trustworthy to find anything he says. We know far more about Jedikiah - though, to be fair, it's a bit difficult to figure him out, too, given the incredible layers of deception he's woven. On the other hand, it could be that neither Jed nor the Founder is telling the truth. Or, at least, the whole truth. All that being said, I'm far more inclined to believe Jed. Is there an element of jealousy and envy regarding his brother's powers? I'm sure there is, but one thing is clear: Jed is protecting Stephen. Jed also took a Tomorrow Person lover, potentially risking his life. The Founder, meanwhile, as others have pointed out, has demonstrated that he is untrustworthy and doesn't care about human lives. "Saps", indeed. Side note: Has anyone considered that Jed might be a Tomorrow Person, too? Could his abilities simply be turned inwards instead of outwards? We've seen that he's extremely skilled at blocking telepathic probes, for instance, even those of the Founder. Just a thought.
I wanted to laugh out loud when Collier tried to convince Shaw to join his little crusade. It was pretty hilarious, I have to admit. He had no clue that she already works for Finch and the Machine. (Though I have to ask how long it will be before someone just gives up and shoots Collier. The man walks away from way too much, all too easily.) One characteristic I've noticed that Collier shares with Greer is a total and complete disregard for the lives of his minions. It almost makes sense with Greer, since he works for a massive (evil) corporation that can afford to hire an infinite number of goons, but how many violent privacy fanatics can Collier possibly recruit?
The Machine can not take independent action and delete Cyrus's entry privilege. (This is intentional on Finch's part, by the way - recall his conversation with Reese at the end of "4C".) It could have notified the ISA, but they might not have been able to act in time, or the Machine figured that Finch and Root were in a better position to act. Contrived some? Surely. Honestly, I think that the Machine would be completely justified in classifying Greer and Samaritan as Relevant threats to national security and letting slip the ISA dogs of war on them.
Kavan Smith sure looks adorable in that bow tie. It's good to see him on TV again after his tour with Stargate Atlantis!
I suspect May's reporting to either Maria Hill or Nick Fury.
I find it unlikely that Steve McGarrett would ever hand over sensitive American military intelligence to a foreign spy, especially one from an unfriendly power like China, no matter how hot she is. For one thing, I'm pretty sure that would be treason.
Poor Wu. Of course, the nightmare would only get worse if he should see his own well-respected Captain Renard woge...
There's a disconnect here in what the "loads of kids" are doing and what they *should* be doing.
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