Person Of Interest executive producer Greg Plageman has hinted at the upcoming advancement of the show’s main storylines.
The opening four episodes of the serial-procedural’s third season have focused overwhelmingly on the episodic portion of the show’s format, leaving many serial observers wondering when the serious character/mythology kick is going to come. But Plageman teased an upswing in the major plot progression during a chat with IGN at the recent NY Comic-Con.
On the alliance between HR and the Russian mob – and how that drives Carter’s very personal mission (some of which is previewed in this cool sneak peek from “Razgovor”), Plageman shared:
“There’s a coalition now between HR and the Russians with Yogorov who was released from prison. What the Russians provide HR with is a revenue steam and that’s what HR needed to rebuild and it gives the Russians carte blanche to do what they want to do in the city as well. So that alliance has created a very dangerous element within the city and is one that Carter is determined to bring down.
Plageman went on to pin-point the second half of the season for some real Machine development, of which he divulged:
When Harold Finch designed the Machine and sold it to the government for a dollar, he wasn’t the only one working on a project at the time, and we think it can be a really interesting avenue to explore.
The other thing that is happening with the Machine right now is that it is clearly communicating with Root in a very different way and a way that’s very troubling to Harold Finch and he’s not quite sure what to do about that. We think it’s going to be really fun in the second half of the season to explore some of these themes.
POI airs Tuesdays 10/9c on CBS.