CBS has long been hinting that "Person of Interest" will have a shocker in Season 3, and right they were! In "Person of Interest" Season 3 Episode 9, the character actress Taraji P. Henson plays, Carter, died. The death left fans shocked, as the character was loved by many. On Tuesday, Nov. 26, fans will see the last of the three-episode arch that will close the chapter and mystery behind her character's departure from the show. "I knew when I signed on to do the project the character would have a beginning, middle and end," Henson said on "Late Show with David Letterman. "Because for me, I do more feature films and television is really not my thing."
But if you think the actress is not remiss about leaving the show, then think again! "You portray a character for so long, you care about her and her life. But art imitates life -- it comes to an end unexpectedly. It was bittersweet, because I enjoyed portraying Carter. What a strong, powerful woman on television," she said to Entertainment Weekly. According to show creator Jonothan Nolan, the death of Carter is something that has never been done on the show. "You portray a character for so long, you care about her and her life. But art imitates life -- it comes to an end unexpectedly. It was bittersweet, because I enjoyed portraying Carter. What a strong, powerful woman on television," she said to Entertainment Weekly.
The death of Carter raises another question for fans: Who will replace the character? While there's no word on who will replace Carter, Nolan told TVLine that he has no regrets on pulling the trigger. "There are a million concerns that go into this - from us, the network, everybody else," said Nolan. "The primary concern is to tell a compelling and entertaining story. Everything else is secondary. I flew out early in the year to sit down with Taraji and say, "OK, here's where we're going," and she knew [it'd been a possibility]." Nolan added: "It was a wonderful but bittersweet conversation. These shows are hard to make, so when you find a great collaborator like Taraji, the last thing you want to do is shake it up - but the thing driving us from the beginning is that mandate of "Keep it f-king entertaining." You've got to keep things moving. We have a bloodthirsty group of writers - you'll walk into the room one day and they've devised a way in which Reese and Finch are killed in a fire."