Re: Person of Interest Season 3
Well, the Machine's not a PreCog (although at times its predictions defy believability). It generates its predictions based on data mining and probability analysis. If no one has talked about or planned killing a person on some electronically accessible text/data/audio/video medium, then the Machine has no way of knowing that the person is a target for murder. In this case, Carter was not the target of the assassination (Reese was, she just got in the way), and there was no advanced discussion of her murder, so the Machine didn't see it coming at all or didn't see it coming until it was way too late to do anything about it.
My name is Ozymandias, king of kings: Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away.