Blindspot Season 2: Jane’s Real Name & Past Revealed, Triple-Agent Status & More
When a show returns from a seasonal break it needs to do three things in order to keep its fanbase invested.
1) Answer a bunch of lingering mysteries from the pervious season that brought people to the show initially, but which won’t sustain their interest in the longer run.
2) Create a series of new threads for the characters and the audience to pull on, going forward.
3) Provide a spectacular resolution equal in value to the cliffhanger posed at the end of the previous season.
In all three points above Blindspot excels. In fact, if you’re looking for a more satisfying dramatic premiere on TV this fall, you probably won’t find one.
In an episode written and directed by series creator and executive producer Martin Gero, Sept. 14th’s “In Night So Ransomed Rogue” (the anagrams are here to stay, it seems), places Jane in a shocking new predicament, some three months following her arrest.
However, just as Jane is adjusting to depending only on her own wits to survive, new intel provided to the FBI implicates her to a plot that threatens the safety and security of the entire nation.
Can the team reacquire Jane? Will she be willing to become a triple-agent, effectively turning on those who sent her to the FBI? And even so, will Mayfair’s murder and Jane’s disloyalty prove a point of no return for Kurt?
We’ve been treated to a screening of the premiere episode a little early, thanks to our friends at NBC, and have declassified the following intel. for your information.
A Shocking Situation
If you thought the closing moments of the season one finale couldn’t have been tenser, then brace yourself because Blindspot’s second season comes out of its corner swinging, and it will likely hit you right in the feels.
As we fast forward three months in Jane’s life, we will learn that our former FBI agent has been officially ‘disappeared’ by the CIA, and her new daily regimen consists of beatings, interrogations, and other nasty forms of torture at an undisclosed Black Site in Oregon.
It’s a shocking and disturbing intro, made all the more visceral by Jaimie Alexander’s consistently perfect portrayal of vulnerability and strength in one carefully tattooed parcel.
Can Jane’s inner strength and training help her through? Just watch what this woman can do with a drain cover.