Friday, November 6, 2015

What I’m Watching: Blindspot

Blindspot: Season 1, Episode 7 “Sent on Tour” (B-)

This episode had one thing going for it that all the episodes that came before didn’t: a great guest star. I’ve liked Lou Diamond Phillips for a while, but I’ve gotten used to seeing him as such an honest, emotionless good guy on “Longmire” for four seasons that it was jarring to see him as a despicable criminal with quite a rap sheet and a desire to kill those around him. He was terrific playing against type, though, and I liked the way that he went from taunting his captors to expressing legitimate concern about the actions they were taking, and not just because it was going to get them all killed. As it has done so far, this show didn’t answer any questions in this latest episode, instead just presenting more, as the man with the tree tattoo was nowhere to be seen. Fortunately, Jane did come to a few important realizations about how she felt about Kurt and also used her skills to tremendous effect when she needed to fly a helicopter out of a combat zone after being afraid of some mild turbulence on the flight over. Bethany reading Kurt into something top secret is going to change things, and I suspect he won’t be able to keep what he learns from Jane. It’s a real shame that Patterson felt it necessary to end her relationship after she survived being caught sharing Jane’s tattoos with David, especially since he was so excited about the whole thing and totally ready to move in with her. He’ll be missed – he was a solid and energetic addition to the show.

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