BLINDSPOT Review: It’s Patterson’s Turn to be an Action-Hero in “Man’s Telepathic Loyal Lookouts”
BY The Screen Spy Team
Published 6 years ago
By Pauline Perenack
Last week on Blindspot we finally learned a little more about Jane’s past and Taylor Shaw, and it almost seems as though maybe Jane isn’t actually Taylor Shaw as we’ve been led to believe. She also found herself being drawn closer to Oscar than she expected – just as Oscar needs her to get closer to Weller.
I know I keep writing it, but that’s because it’s true - the divide among our team continues to grow each week, with last week as no exception. It’s only a matter of time before this team fully fractures, or is drawn back together by some major event.
Have you solved this week’s title anagram? Blindspotters on Reddit have managed to decode “Mans Telepathic Loyal Lookouts” to “In Almost the Last Place you Look.” Combine this with last week’s anagram of “Find What You Need,” and it seems as though Jane might finally get some more answers about her background. Or, since this week’s episode follows Patterson on a scavenger hunt, maybe she’s the one who will find what she needs – closure from David’s death.
So, let’s recap tonight’s episode and see who found what.
While I may be a bit biased because Patterson is my favorite character, tonight’s episode was one of the best of the season, and Blindspotters on Twitter seemed to agree. Throughout the series, Patterson has always had the best one-liners, and really pulled viewers in to caring about her. We all collectively hurt for her when David was killed, and have been supporting her since then, so having a full episode devoted to her was a real treat. Her discussions with David – while currently all imagined – are wonderful and heartbreaking at the same time, and it was difficult to hold back the tears when she finally accepted his death at the end of the episode. The fact that he told her she might find comfort with Borden, both explains Borden’s recent interaction with Patterson, and also sets up further storylines. It feels a little forced, and I’m not yet convinced that relationship will be worth it. However, Ashley Johnson was amazing in this episode, and like Audrey Esparza’s Zapata-focused episode a couple of weeks ago, I hope the Blindspot writers continue to give the other team members their own episodes.
However, because this episode was so heavily focused on Patterson, we didn’t see a ton of development with the other characters. Jane continues to find herself drawn closer and closer to Oscar, but the only light he shed on her previous life was an envelope of pictures of Taylor and Kurt as kids.
Zapata is finding herself falling into the depths of betrayal once again, but it seems as though this time she’s more willing to go through with it. When Carter approached her about Jane, she only complied to keep her name clean. However, with Weitz, it seems as though she’s seeing the possibility that Mayfair is dirty, and is willing to help to take her boss down.
Speaking of Mayfair, the introduction of Alexandra almost has to be a trap. Alexandra seemed to be a plant designed especially for Mayfair, and fit seems obvious Mayfair is being set up.
Then we have poor Reade, who trying to do the right thing, only continues to find himself putting Sarah in danger. However, he’s starting to realize the person threatening him has to work in the Department of Transportation since he was so worried about the footage — which ultimately showed nothing. This development will undoubtedly cause Reade to dig deeper into what is going on.
Finally, there’s Weller, and the forced relationship he has with Allie. He even brought her to a family dinner. However, after Allie left, Weller and Sarah started to patch things up, but were interrupted by their father collapsing from a potential heart attack.
Next week looks like the team starts to discover the betrayals happening between each other, and it’ll be interesting to see what results. We’re nearing the end of the season, so the drama is only going to escalate from here.