Wow. A super-strong, satisfying, and surprising close-out to POI's Samaritan trilogy this week. It didn't wreck me emotionally like last week's powerful "If-Then-Else," but it provided us with an unexpected, and possibly needed, step back from Team Machine, who didn't even show up until halfway through the episode.
What we got with "Control-Alt-Delete" was a hard left turn - something this show happens to excel at. Of course, Season 2's "Relevance" easily springs to mind, as does - to an extent - Season 3's "RAM." So this episode, which spent more than half its time focused on Control herself (Camryn Manheim), worked well because not only did it give us another one of those great step back/catch a breath episodes, but it also extended the story out of New York and showed us some of the plots and schemes that Samaritan was hatching on a national level. Recruiting geniuses to work on secret pieces of code and then freakin' framing them as terrorists to be wiped out by an unquestioning Control and her team (featuring the return of Nick Tarabay as Grice).