Warning: Spoiler Alert for fans of the hit television show, Person of Interest, unless already up-to-date on episodes.
Taraji P. Henson has brought a raw depth to her superhero of a cop character, Joss Carter, on the CBS drama, Person of Interest. Fans have followed the character for two and a half seasons; however, unfortunately this is about to change. It is with heavy hearts that fans watched the most recent show where Carter died in action performing her job as well as being self-sacrificing in the process.
When questioned by Entertainment Weekly about the process for filming the last scene, Taraji Henson responded candidly. “The mood on set was bittersweet, even with the crew. We laugh and we joke, but at the end of the laughs, it was a sigh. I was trying to keep the spirits up, so all night I was cracking jokes and not hugging and getting too emotional with everyone,” Henson said.
Thank you!!!! The love for Carter keeps pouring in! My heart can't take it. Y'all are the… http://t.co/2xQMpNQjDl
— Taraji P. Henson (@TherealTaraji) November 20, 2013
Henson was not completely shocked to hear of her character’s demise, and explained the expectations she had when initially signing on for the role. “I always knew that we would have a beginning, a middle and an end. You don’t tell the audience “Hey, she’s not gonna last!” because that’s the whole surprise element, but that’s what’s so innovative about the show and that’s why I joined. We always knew we would do two, maybe three seasons,” she said.
Fans have been noticeably upset at the loss for the show, and have taken time to share their views on Twitter.
— Shirilia Sowell (@monilove1978) November 21, 2013
— marijke goldinger (@mspenn1013) November 21, 2013
@TherealTaraji I watched POI last night and I cried. Yep big gangsters cry too lol Carter was my GF when I was doing my bid lol…
— Too Real (@2real918) November 20, 2013
Henson explained her personal obligations for exiting the show when interviewed by TV Guide. “I like to leave people wanting more. I don’t like to be settled. I don’t think I’m at a place in my life where I can be on a television show for seven years. Movies are still calling me. At my age, that’s a lot because once that movie phone stops ringing, that’s it,” Henson said.[Image Via Wikimedia Commons]