'Person of Interest's' Taraji P. Henson promises 'Carter will forever love you'

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"Person of Interest" said goodbye to a loved one in last night's episode, "The Crossing." Not long after the episode aired, actress Taraji P. Henson took to Twitter to console fans who were upset that Carter died after accomplishing her takedown of HR.

In addition to retweeting people's upset comments about Carter's death and Henson's run on the show, the actress also shared how much she will also miss her time on "Person of Interest."

But according to Henson, she knew this day was coming for a while.

"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," Henson tells Entertainment Weekly. "She reminds me a lot of myself. She's very strong, has very respectable morals and values, is someone you can look up to. A hero, basically. To me, Carter was a superhero, just [with] more pantsuits."

Though Carter is very much dead, Henson says she'll leave the door open for a potential flashback appearances. She also thinks that Carter's son Taylor is in a fine position now that his father is a stable part of his life again.

"I think the writers were brilliant in how they wrote the story and brought [Taylor's] father back. Yes, it's sad because we lose Carter, but great things happen on her journey to set her son up," Henson says. "My dad died in 2006. As hard of a pill as it is to swallow, it's reality, and unfortunately for Taylor, he lost his mother, but he gained a father. Through her journey, she was able to get his father the help he needed, and now at least he has his dad, and his dad is healthy and sane and in his right mind."

Were you sad to see Carter and Henson go?

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