I do think Root would choose Shaw over the Machine. Yesterday, andymcnope suggested that the Bob-Alice story was actually foreshadowing an eventual similar choice forced on someone from Team Machine (Root, probably), and we all agreed that Root would not obey TM if she did order her to leave without Shaw; hence Root’s eventual disillusionment over the Machine.
tingggmusic then proceeded to kill us all by wondering if that is why the Machine always sends Root on missions alone - that way she never has to leave anyone behind.
And now I’m dying again. Thanks, anon.