Saturday, May 14, 2016

What I’m Watching: Blindspot

Blindspot: Season 1, Episode 20 “Swift Hardhearted Stone” (B)

Jane’s tattoos really do show up everywhere, and in this episode their importance was underlined by the fact that a little girl whose father happened to be a major terrorist created her drawings with the help of her photographic memory. I knew immediately that I had seen Mya before, and I realized a few minutes into the episode that Oona Laurence had appeared in “Little Boxes,” which played at Tribeca this year, as a bored middleschooler practicing her dance routine. She did a great job here playing the autistic Mya, a character who gave Patterson and Dr. Borden the chance to show their inner geek and have it work very much to their advantage. I’d like to see the two of them get together, since it would be very therapeutic for Patterson and they’d make a strong intellectual team. Speaking of relationships, Jane found her chance to glean the status of Kurt and Alison, a couple she learned that she had successfully managed to break up. Jane’s demand to meet other members of their organization was a legitimate one, and I’m not sure why she so easily just took another assignment when Oscar ignored her question. Tasha made a fair point to Edgar about double standards with sharing information, and he’s doing a good job of keeping a tight lid on anything Carter-related to protect those he cares about. The statement that anyone Bethany gets close to dies couldn’t have been truer as her date got murdered when she went to get ice, a decision that seems to be poorly thought-out given that a dead body and missing person is much harder to explain away than mere intimidation.

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