BLINDSPOT Review: Well, That Escalated Quickly
BY The Screen Spy Team
Published 7 years ago
By Pauline Perenack
One of the most exciting, yet utterly frustrating, aspects of Blindspot is that every week viewers are given what they think is an answer to a “dying to know” question, but then find out a new answer that moves the question back into the unanswered column. It keeps us all coming back to see what we can learn, and what other new piece of information will be introduced.
Last week, after already finding out that Jane is actually Taylor Shaw, the writers threw us a curve-ball and pointed out that maybe Jane isn’t actually Taylor Shaw. So, is she really Taylor Shaw? Or not? And if she’s not Taylor Shaw, who is she? We were also introduced to Patterson’s amazing boyfriend, who in a show such as Blindspot, can only be either a bad guy, or someone destined for a gruesome death, which will ultimately push our team to rally together to solve a major case. Time will tell with this character. But most importantly, we were given a little more information about Carter, who is gunning for Jane, which led us into this week’s tension-filled episode.
Let’s recap what we found out, and what new tantalizing cliff hanger we were left dangling on.
Also, as a bonus, if you’ve been playing along with the anagram puzzles of each episode’s title, this week’s anagram works out to be, “Will the past.” This is setting us all up with an explosive clue once paired with next week’s episode title anagram, which works out to be, “cloud our eyes.”
This week’s episode was a sprint from the very beginning, and all of us watching needed to heed Weller’s advice to “just breathe.” The episode was a clear set up for the rest of the season as we’re introduced to the baggage of some of our main characters which will only serve to push the story along, and the Blindspotters on Twitter were exploding with each one of them.
First, we have Weller, whose father has made his return. This is clearly a sore spot with Weller, and it will be interesting to see how this plays throughout the season. Jane is interested in Weller’s father, but it seems as though Weller will do anything to protect her from him. I still believe Weller’s father has a role in the disappearance of Taylor Shaw, and it will be interesting to see what this connection is, especially with the hate Weller carries for him.
Next was with Mayfair and her connection to Carter. The background of these two led to a fierce standoff between the CIA and FBI, and can only lead to more turmoil as we go, especially since Mayfair has shown she is currently more loyal to Jane than to Operation Daylight. Finally, there is Zapata’s gambling habit, which has led to her betrayal of Jane and her team. It seemed as though we were heading for a betrayal from Reade, which could still be on the horizon, but no one was expecting Zapata to be the one to switch teams. However, her gambling debts were a big deal last week, so it was only inevitable she would fall into trouble because of them.
But of course, the biggest discussion on Twitter this week was the Weller/Jane relationship. Jeller fans had plenty to talk about as there were several big scenes between the two characters. It’s clear that Jane is uncomfortable with being Taylor Shaw and at the moment, wants to be Jane, but we can all see how much Weller wants her to be Taylor. As their relationship grows closer, it will be interesting to see if Weller is able to move past his idealization of Taylor, and see Jane for who she is, as Jane.
Next week of course will bring us even more questions, but hopefully we’ll start to get some answers to major themes that are starting to show themselves. How is Weller’s father connected to everything? How will Mayfair and Carter’s background play into the trust of Weller’s team? And when will Zapata’s betrayal start to cause problems for our main characters? I have a feeling next week will be just as intense as this week, and will only give us more questions.
Blindspot continues Mondays on NBC.