Sunday, November 29, 2015

What I’m Watching: Blindspot

Blindspot: Season 1, Episode 10 “Evil Handmade Instrument” (B+)

Now this is what I’ve been waiting for – a solid episode that combines action, intrigue, and some superbly interesting developments all around. Patterson wanting to solve David’s murder was understandable, and it was impressive to see how she performed while fueled by rage and misery. It turns out that he was on to something that might actually constitute the biggest tattoo-related case yet, a few Russian spies tasked with taking out their targets immediately following the unexpected murder of an American with connections to the FBI. Jane’s fluency in Russian came in very handy, and it seems that the team has come around to her being an active part of their operation. It was great to see Jane show up and make a real human connection by kissing Kurt, something that obviously had quite an effect on him. Naturally, she got abducted in the next moment, and Carter moved quickly to water torture trying to find out things that she very much didn’t know. The man with the tree tattoo showing up and killing Carter turned the situation around very quickly, and then we got confirmation on something that we already sort of knew: Jane did this to herself. There’s still much to be discovered, but now there’s finally a sense that it’s all headed somewhere. This is the perfect note on which to end before this show, the only freshman series to have already been renewed for a second season so far, goes on hiatus for the fall before returning in 2016. Now I’m ready to commit.

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