Wednesday, March 30, 2016

What I’m Watching: Blindspot

Blindspot: Season 1, Episode 14 “Rules in Defiance” (B-)

This show can get intense pretty fast, if nothing else. It’s perplexing to me that Jane needs to be the courier for hints about her tattoos when the information can be transmitted in another fashion that doesn’t involve her, and I don’t really understand “time-sensitive” tattoos that are revealed and investigated within a very short window of time before someone’s execution. If Jane got a tattoo months earlier with information that could save someone’s life, why keep it hidden for so long, enough to risk that said person couldn’t be saved? After she got busted for both leaking FBI secrets to Carter and for her gambling addiction, Tasha was very ready to go undercover and put herself on a bus headed straight for sex slavery under the guise of deportation. It did not take long at all for her to be knocked out and separated from the group at a rest stop, and you’d think that a unit as skilled in surveillance as the FBI would have designed a tracker that wouldn’t be the first thing removed by her abductors, which then made them think for way too long that she was still on the bus instead of in immense and immediate danger. I’d prefer to use it for something far less deplorable, but assigning birthdates in the 1800s to identify people and make it look like a typo is an intriguing sorting strategy. Edgar just got clocked, and I’d hope that he’s not in big trouble, as it appears that Weller may be if Jane doesn’t listen to the people who she theoretically hired to ensure that her post-memory self would be compliant. It’s all very convoluted, and I don’t see it sorting itself out anytime soon.

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