Saturday, October 24, 2015

What I’m Watching: Blindspot

Blindspot: Season 1, Episode 5 “Split the Law” (B-)

The bombshell that Jane may not in fact be Taylor Shaw wasn’t so relevant in this hour, but it’s definitely true that Jane isn’t ready to be a normal person just yet, as the ill-advised dinner party with Sarah proved. Jane is experiencing a lot of flashbacks to memories she had repressed or erased, most of which are disconcerting and upsetting, and it’s hard for her to be able to function and try to come to terms with the fact that she once had a regular life, be it in sub-Saharan Africa or in the United States. The big escalation that happened in this hour was the incorporation of Michael Gaston’s Carter into the plot in a way that didn’t just involve covert closed-door conversations with Bethany but instead put him face-to-face with the rest of the team. Aiming to take the shot to kill Jane in the cemetery was a bold move, and fortunately Bethany was there to encourage him to put down his gun and reconsider. Getting Tasha to spy for him was a major gain, and it’s clear that his intentions are fully malicious when it comes to Jane’s existence and her continued progress, albeit slow, in uncovering the truth about who she was and what she knows. This show certainly has no shortage of action, best demonstrated in this hour by the sudden appearance of a staggeringly large number of gunmen in the cemetery when the team just thought they were there to do some casual light investigation.

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