Person Of Interest Sarah Shahi Appearing On Chicago Fire
According to TVLine’s Spoiler Spectacular from September 3, 2013, Sarah Shahi, who plays Person of Interest‘s rogue operative Samantha Shaw, will be returning to Chicago Fire to wrap up the storyline that was started last season.
PREVIOUSLY ON… | Shay and Severide’s attempts to have a baby were overshadowed by the arrival of his now-pregnant ex, Renée. Dawson and Mills broke things off, leading the young firefighter to consider applying for the Chicago PD.
COMING UP NEXT | Sarah Shahi (who is now a regular on Person of Interest) will return for an episode to resolve Renée and Severide’s sticky sitch “in an effective way,” assures executive producer Danielle Gelber. But her bun in the oven comes with “a surprise twist… that’s going to really impact [Severide and Shay's] close friendship and Severide’s relationship with Renée.” Meanwhile, as Casey tries to move forward after Hallie’s death, “Unexpected things happen… that will really rivet his focus away from that [tragedy].” Now that he’s on the mend, will there be romance for the firefighter and a certain newly single paramedic? “Casey and Dawson are going to continue to be quite a complex duo,” Gelber hedges. “Their very strong friendship is always going to inform everything that happens between them. And yet, there will be some emotional and romantic sparks at some point, too.” As for Mills, whether or not he will commit to the police department “is going to be a question that hangs over the first few episodes,” reveals Gelber.
TVLINE BONUS SPOILER | Although spin-off Chicago PD doesn’t debut until midseason, there will be plenty of cross traffic between the shows this fall. In addition to Antonio Dawson and Hank Voight, “some of the characters we’ve created and actors we’ve cast in [Chicago PD] will appear in the first 13 [episodes] of Chicago Fire,” says Gelber. “Chicago Fire people will be on the [Chicago PD] storyline, as well.”
RETURN DATE | Tuesday, Sept. 24 at 10/9c (NBC)
CBS is currently airing season 2 reruns of Person of Interest in its new timeslot on Tuesdays at 10/9c following NCIS and NCIS: Los Angeles. Person of Interest season premiere Liberty airs on September 24 at 10/9c.
POI 2×21 Zero Day is scheduled to air on September 10, 2013. This episode brings Samantha Shaw (Shahi) back into John Reese’s (Jim Caviezel) world as they try to rescue Harold Finch (Michael Emerson) who has been taken hostage by Root (Amy Acker). During this episode. we learn more about the virus and Harold’s previous life. The episode was written by co-executive producers Amanda Segel and David Slack with Jeffrey G. Hunt directing.
The story carries over into the POI second season finale 2×22 God Mode which is scheduled to air on September 17 at 10/9c. God Mode demonstrates what an asset Shahi’s character Shaw would be for the team as she assists Reese in tracking down Harold and his kidnapper Root with the help of The Machine. This episode was written by the show’s creator and executive producer Jonathan Nolan and co-executive producer Patrick Harbinson. Richard J. Lewis, co-executive producer for POI, directed this episode.