Sunday, September 18, 2016

What I’m Watching: Blindspot (Season Premiere)

Blindspot: Season 2, Episode 1 “In Night So Ransomed Rogue” (B)

I wasn’t sure whether I was going to watch this show again this season, and I still haven’t decided if it’s going to remain on my list when there are twenty plus shows on every week. What was good about this episode is that it provided lots of answers, both from Jane to her FBI pals and about what’s going on from the woman behind it all, Shepherd. Jane escaping from the holding facility was impressive, and the show pulled off a typically showy fakeout when the team went after another woman on a motorcycle who turned out to be nothing more than a counterfeiter. The main new cast member that we got in this hour was Archie Panjabi, best known for her Emmy-winning role as Kalinda on “The Good Wife,” with a fully British accent portraying a new ally for both Jane and the FBI team. I did not recognize two other TV faces I should have – Luke Mitchell from “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” as Roman and Michele Hurd from “Daredevil” as Shepherd. The two of them seem perfectly nice enough and like they care about Jane, but they also boast notorious resumes, not to mention Roman’s nonchalant murder of a handful of cops when they got stopped trying to get past the checkpoint. Shepherd was quick to reveal Jane’s whole past, including her real name, Alice Kruger, and now it seems that this season has a different mystery: who the mole in the FBI is, assisted by a montage of all the suspects near the end of the episode. The pacing here is strong, and if the season continues like this, I could be into it, but I’m not sure that the plot intrigues quite as much now that all the cards are on the table.

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