Sunday, May 29, 2016

What I’m Watching: Blindspot

Blindspot: Season 1, Episode 23 “If I Love a Rebel, Death Will Render” (B)

This episode was full of bombshells fitting for the penultimate episode of a season. The tattooed baby dumped in the park at the beginning was the least of them, but a clandestine effort to engineer a bunch of babies is certainly unsettling. As if Bethany didn’t have enough reasons to be paranoid, the truth that Sofia was working with Oscar and her realization that the woman alternately known as Alexandra or Donna set her up didn’t help much. She got rid of her ankle bracelet pretty easily, and it wasn’t even the people she decided to trust who were her downfall. Getting shot by Oscar after she tracked him down and then saw Jane coming in was an unfortunate way to go, and Jane is going to be so racked with guilt that it’s going to be impossible for anything to continue in the way that it has so far. Bill’s deathbed confession about what he believes he did to Taylor is quite disconcerting, and it should clue Weller in to the fact that there is something seriously shady about Jane. Director Pellington wasn’t shy about sharing his predisposed attitude against Jane, and it’s clear that the team stood behind her fully even though they’ve had their differences. Dylan Baker was a fun choice to play Pellington, always at the ready to be as oily as he needs to be. This is a terrible time for Weller to take the reins, but I’m sure things are going to look completely different after the finale.

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