The fact Root managed to kill Martine worries me. A LOT. She was Samaritan’s Shaw. But now Samaritan has Shaw Shaw. So when Sarah Shahi returns from her maternity leave what are the chances that she’ll return to take Martine’s ‘interchangeable’ spot on team Samaritan?
I mean it makes for a good story certainly. Root having to face off against the woman she loves? The team having to face off against the woman who’s had their back countless times. And knowing that it’s not Shaw’s fault. And HOPING that she’s just pretending to have been brainwashed and broken but is actually there gathering intel.
And scenes where Sameen has a sniper rifle aimed on them and shoots and gets Root in the shoulder. And Finch telling Root that he’s sorry, but Root’s just grinning, because Sameen can make a perfect shot in the middle of the night through a concrete wall and hit her target, but somehow in broad daylight just because of a little wind, Root gets hit in the arm not the heart?
But really everyone (including us) is in the dark about whether or not Sameen is still on their side. Right up until the last minute where it becomes clear.
What worries me is that I can see it going either way at that point.
But it makes for a GREAT story.
But lets not get ahead of things. My god this episode was so blatantly showing that Sameen is the most important person in Root’s life. I mean she risks her own life playing ‘chicken’ on a rooftop…. though that Shaw’s more important than her life isn’t shocking, what IS more surprising (if only slightly) is that Root is willing to risk The Machine for Sameen, but not for herself and Harold.
And I was right. Root absolutely didn’t care that it was an obvious trap.