Blindspot Season 1 Episode 6 Review: Cede Your Soul

27 Oct 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

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Jane is lying in bed with a man — happy, smiling, and in love. Instead of fights, either emotional or physical, there was just lead Jaimie Alexander’s mysterious Jane Doe having a rather romantic encounter with an equally mysterious man with a tree tattoo on his arm.

Between those intriguing bookends, we got a reasonably satisfying thriller involving Russian drug runners who were trying to steal a truckload of Homeland Security weaponry. Jane’s flashbacks and mystery tattoos bring a refreshing element to each episode, and this week it looks like we are going to get a love triangle in coming episodes. Why this truckload of weaponry existed in the first place was never quite clear to me, but the plot involved a rogue app that enabled bad guys to pinpoint the location of government vehicles by hacking into their tracking software. The best part of the episode was a teenager named Ana Montes (Aimee Carrero) who had written the software for that app, apparently thinking she was doing so for the government. It was Ana who contributed the insight that may have the most far-reaching effects on the series: She recognized that even the apparent masking tattoos on Jane’s body were full of import.

Weller assures her that he can handle the case, but as the episode progresses, we see him struggling with the reality that a new lead agent may need to take over Jane’s investigation. Apparently the shooters had a mobile app on their phone that the government had never heard of that allowed them to track government vehicles under the radar. Weller puts a stop to Patterson when she questions him about the case related to the mysterious Daylight operation, which is a secret from Mayfair’s (Marianne Jean-Baptiste) past.

The team wants to go in and take him in for questioning, but his home is bugged with all sorts of firewalls, and they don’t want him to retaliate and release the Trakzer code to the public. We have an extraordinary team of writers and producers here and we’re quite a bit ahead of the game as far as scripts and outlines, so we’re able to identify when we know we’re going to do that. They find the truck, and a shootout ensues (of course.) It wouldn’t be a new episode without a completely realistic battle scene with torpedo guns and cars blowing up. The crime was a little more anticlimactic this week, but this episode’s crime was more a vehicle to analyze Weller and Jane’s relationship than one to uncover another conspiracy.

She’s pretty ashamed at what she’s done. [Laughs] We live-Tweet the show every week and I feed everybody at my house and there’s a very nice person who comes over and makes churros because they’re delicious. Weller feels the same when he approaches her about getting too close with people involved in their cases, even offering to have her come out for drinks with the team.

What Weller doesn’t understand is that Jane needs an escape from her everyday life of analyzing the tattoos from her naked body that are displayed all over the office and stopping the crimes that are erupting from them. Weller still wants nothing to do with this father, but when he comes home to him sitting at his kitchen table for a second time at his apartment, he gives into his sister and sits with them.

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