Sunday, October 2, 2016

What I’m Watching: Blindspot

Blindspot: Season 2, Episode 3 “Hero Fears Imminent Rot” (B)

We’re at an interesting crossroads now where it’s becoming less and less clear which side people are really on. Jane waking up after being drugged to find out that Roman and Shepherd no longer trust her was a bad start, and being assigned the task of killing someone was the ultimate loyalty test. Jane did a pretty good job of coaxing him out of the panic room and then suggesting an alternative that could keep him alive, but what she got in return was no what she expected. Roman killing him so that Shepherd would have no reason not to trust her demonstrates how much he cares about her, and his stern warning to her at the end of the episode indicates that is kindness only extends so far. Naz, on the other hand, immediately told her that she should have taken the shot, and then she impulsively took out the hostage taker with a sniper rifle when Kurt was hard at work diffusing the situation. I’m not sure what to make of Patterson’s budding romance with Dr. Borden, a relationship that’s built on lying about speaking languages and bonding over a shared sense of being terrible at dating. It’s nice to have a bit of optimism about a relationship that isn’t just based on an unintentional pregnancy. This show is very flashback-happy, and seeing Dr. Borden ask Patterson to have dinner with him didn’t need to be replayed in that context. It was cool that Patterson was able to deduce where the next bomb would be based on the pre-loaded tweets, and who knew that you could shoot a bomb to pieces to diffuse it? I’m not convinced that you can. Pairing the memorial ceremonies for Mayfair and Oscar was interesting, and the friendship between Edgar and Tasha is endearing.

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