By John Keegan and Edmund Boys
"Matsya Nyaya", the title of this episode, roughly translates to "The Law of the Fishes". It's a Hindu variation of survival of the fittest, assuming bigger fish will eat smaller fish in the natural order of things. However, it is used to justify why governments need to establish laws and standards to counteract those base instincts. It's not the first time Jonathan Nolan has turned to Eastern philosophy to inform his narrative, and, as in “Batman Begins”, it provides an apt metaphor. In "Person of Interest", the leaders have been shirking their responsibilities, and it's time for the little fish, both past and present, to rise up and reimpose some order.