Thursday, October 1, 2015

Round Two: Blindspot

Blindspot: Season 1, Episode 2 “A Stray Howl” (B-)

This show definitely falls under the category of the kind of series that you have to watch week to week because otherwise you won’t have a clue what’s going on. No one on the show does either, which gives the impression that it’s relatively aimless and not really put together, but I have to assume that there’s some larger plan in place which will slowly be explained. This hour offered one potential clue that only really presents more questions, which is that Jane might actually be Taylor Shaw, who went missing when Kurt was ten. What the episode kept secret for a while was that his own father was accused of kidnapping and killing her, and even though he was never convicted, it still ruined his life. Taylor still would have had to go somewhere for the rest of her childhood and then end up in military training of some sort, so that doesn’t explain anything about how she got to be who she was before she ended up with no memories. I was pleased to see that this use of stolen drone launch capability was far less absurd than when it happened on “24,” though it is puzzling that all that wasn’t actually relevant to uncovering Jane’s past. I do like her ability to just spring into action when the situation requires it, and the fast-paced music that played when she started driving and tailing the launcher after he shot at her was cool. This show has the capability to be truly interesting, and I’m just hoping it gets on that as soon as possible.

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