The following galleries show how
the Machine collects information, evaluates it, and determines its next steps.
The Machine accesses the file of a Stasi Operative (
The Machine accesses the National Clandestine Service's archive.
The Machine reviews its archives.
The Machine locates an asset (Reese).
APNSA (Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs)
Fort Meade, The location for the National Security Agency (NSA); Responsible for Signals Intelligence
This and the following video stills indicate the Machine reviewed its access log to conclude that Denton Weeks perpetrated the unauthorized incoming connection attempts against the Machine. As a result it deems him to be a "threat to the system"
Apparently the hacking attempts started on 11/20/2004 4:09am, as stated on the previous still, to the latest entry on the last frame at 1/30/2005 at 12:45 am
The following images are tangentially related to the Machine's operation.
The Machine evaluates its options.
The Machine searches for Finch (Admin) after he is kidnapped by Root.
Monitoring the structure of
The Machine searches for Charles Harris.
The Machine keeps track of assets working the relevant list.
The Machine warns Reese about incoming enemies.
Translating a Macedonian message by threats.
Shaw's square, previously blue, is now yellow.
The Machine assessing dangers and re-tasking its assets.
Investigating the status of the
program. Calculating probability of a systems conflict.
Tracking flight with POI and asset John Reese.
Tracking hijacked flight (green triangle turns red)
Monitoring Samaritan's completion. Analyzing and predicting outcomes.
Communicating with Root using infrasound
using audio after he disrupted the camera feeds.
Restructuring its operations (after the Government shut down Primary Operations). Assessing all
and re-tasking Root to handle them.
Monitoring the Northern Lights public leak.
Updating Samaritan's operational status.
Assessing current threat status and Admin's status.
Accessing/searching Manhattan's alternative feeds during the blackout.
The Machine Evaluates Possible Strategic Options
The Machine Categorizes Admin Termination as an Undesired Outcome and Re-Evaluates Options
The Machine Evaluates Chances of Failure as Optimal