Saturday, September 24, 2016

What I’m Watching: Blindspot

Blindspot: Season 2, Episode 2 “Heave Fiery Knot” (B)

This show has found a certain groove in its new setup that has Jane acting as a double agent for the FBI, doing what Sandstorm has instructed her to do but filling her government agency friends in on everything so that she can help make sure no one gets hurt. She has a serious point that they may not actually be on the right side, and every time we get to see a little bit of Roman and Shepherd, they’re only acting to protect Jane and be loyal to her. The intentions of the NSA and the FBI are often far more devious, and some tension is already coming up between Patterson and Nas about sharing information and enabling each other to be able to do their jobs. Kurt being the one to keep the peace is interesting since he’s got the shortest fuse of all of them, but I think that his hatred for his father and the way he started to feel about Jane has enabled him to be less furious at her than Edgar and Tasha, both of whom are completely untrusting and have no desire to welcome her back with open arms. I like that we’re getting to know Nas more, and that she’s revealing a bit of her history, overcoming preconceptions about her birthplace, and in the present being less than truthful with the team about her true intentions. Edgar trying to get his former teammate involved in the case against the coach brought back a plotline I didn’t realize we were still dwelling on, but it’s obviously going to continue to be part of the show. Dr. Borden giving Patterson a CD-rom of Oregon Trail that she couldn’t play was funny, and it will be good for her to explore a relationship with someone else and try to move on after David.

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