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My headcanon for Harold at the end of season 5, is actually, Harold died and what Grace saw was Harold's ghost saying his final goodbye to Grace.

Harold was shot, around what, midnight? And then he made it to the roof of the building and it was already morning, I think that was a long time to be bleeding with a gunshot wound. I don't think he really made it out of that building alive, also due to Terra Incognita I fully believe ghosts are canon in Person of Interest. (Also, ghosts being canon in POI thrills me because it makes my Shaw can see dead people story canon!).

And he was wearing the same thing when we see Harold in Italy, and from what Sen. Garrison said it's been a few days, a week at the most and he's still wearing the same clothes.

Plus, it's neater in my head this way. A clean new start with Shaw at the helm and it felt right for Harold, who I always thought was going to die since he told John in Foe, season 1 and they were standing over Ulrich Kohl's grave. I thought what Harold said about already being dead sounded a lot like foreshadowing to me.

It also seemed fitting that Harold would show up as a ghost to Grace as a way of saying goodbye.

Date: 2017-01-15 12:38 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] netgirl_y2k
Yeah, I think that Harold's dead too. I agree both that it's more narratively satisfying and in line with foreshadowing.

Actually, I'm going to lay this one in part at the feet of the studio. I think being pretty sure they were cancelled, but not having been told outright, meant they were slightly hedging their bets right up to the very end.

Date: 2017-01-15 02:28 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] aurumcalendula
This makes me like the finale better and it really makes more narrative sense, especially considering the foreshadowing…

(not to mention, it makes him not contacting Sameen to let her know he's alive and/or say goodbye make more sense to me)
Edited (thought of something else to add) Date: 2017-01-15 02:34 pm (UTC)

Date: 2017-01-19 03:18 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] rthstewart
This is of course all your fault. I completely agree with you about Harold's end. I loved Machine Ghost Root being there for John. One other thought I had was that I'd love to see more of the B Team, Harper, Joey, and Logan. There were so many wonderful characters we never saw again, like Zoey and that little girl who was the spy and gave Shaw her grandfather's medal? There were others, like the hacker boys, too, And whatever happened to Samaritan's kid avatar? I didn't like that plot twist that went nowhere but in a future with the Machine, what would happen to him?

Anyhow, all wonderful head canon and wishing on stars!

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