Monday, October 17, 2016

What I’m Watching: Blindspot

Blindspot: Season 2, Episode 5 “Condone Untidiest Thefts” (B)

This episode was one of those that went straight into action mode with our FBI team once again pinned against impossible odds and greatly outnumbered by gunmen in a tight spot. I sincerely hope that such instances aren’t commonplace in real life, both because there’s so much collateral damage but also because storming a public place with no regard for eventually being caught seems immensely foolhardy. Kurt going to Allie’s doctor’s appointment with her at the start of the episode helped to frame the stakes in a much more personal way, with Allie also possessing a personal connection to Patrick O’Malley’s turncoat whistleblower, played by the usually creepy Lee Tergesen, who was perfect for this role. Allie revealing her pregnancy to Jane in the heat of the moment was effective if nothing else, and she did a masterful job getting her out of there, with some help from a furious Kurt and a fearless Nas. There was little mention made of using a video camera lens to fire a bullet, just the latest in advanced weaponry that this show has featured. Edgar sleeping in his car and then taking a personal day was an unfortunate separation from his support system, and it looks like Tasha was just a minute too late to stop him from killing the coach who may have abused him and standing motionless over his bloody dead body. Let’s hope there’s more of a story to be found there, because the way things are looking right now, it’s very bad for him.

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