Blindspot s2 ep 14

Q: What could be better than Rich Dotcom finding religion?
A: Rich Dotcom finding ALL the religions. And wearing every single one of them, all at the same time.

Oh, yes. After a very quick flashback (because “nobody likes a prequel”) to the dark days when he was still calling himself “Gord” and wearing tracksuits, Blindspot’s incorrigible, irreplaceable MVP floats back into FBI HQ, toting skull cap, rosary, monastic robes, travelling library of holy books and generally beatific expression, to help the bemused, outwardly irritated (but secretly delighted, don’t even pretend, you guys) Team Tat stop one of his old schoolfriends doing something very bad-with-a-capital-B, and giving us yet another episode that’s tremendous-with-a-capital-T in the process.

Given that something more than offering Kurt a Bible (HEE) is called for, it’s time to get the band back together again, albeit Boston Arliss Crabb, the increasingly irate yin to Rich’s yang, is somewhat less serene about being dragged in to try and reclaim past glories. But even Boston knows better than to get in the way of everybody’s good time. And a great time it is, except for the unfortunate Jane who’s stuck trundling around with Nas and the tantrum-prone Roman on a magical mystery tour of Shepherd’s apparently extensive property empire, which need not concern us because Roman is the worst. And because the only thing he bloody remembers is killing REDACTED, which is going to help precisely nobody, FFS, Roman!

Thankfully, the episode doesn’t waste much time on Angry McStompyFeet, though, or even on Reade’s burgeoning drug habit, so I don’t need to. Back to the main event: there’s a Secret Society party to go to, and Jane may be busy, but Kurt and Patterson (who is “OK,” apparently, after last week, although as Kurt points out, “an OK person doesn’t collapse at work”) aren’t, which means that it’s time for a glorious twist on Unpopcult’s favourite tv trope. Yes, it’s “pretend we’re a couple” time again, with the reluctant Patterson pairing up with nemesis Boston, and the equally reluctant Weller teaming up with the utterly gleeful Rich himself.

HEE. If I narrated every hilarious moment of Rich’s date with “Meat Trophy” Weller, I still couldn’t do it justice, but, suffice to say, Ennis Esmer is riotously funny once again, and Sullivan Stapleton is clearly having a ball of a time sending up Kurt’s usual grumpy persona as a result. As is the rest of the team. That it all winds up with another homage to my beloved Speed is just the custard on the crumble. How many ways can I say it? Another Rich Dotcom ep, another triumph. HURRAH!


7 thoughts on “Blindspot s2 ep 14

  1. Jed Bartlet March 5, 2017 / 11:24 pm

    “We need to ask you for a little help.”
    “Say no more!”
    *pushes Bible across table*

    I LOVE RICH DOTCOM. And these episodes are the ones in which Grumpy Kurt becomes one of the funniest things on TV. “Oh, he’s definitely a prostitute”. HEE.

    Roman was rubbish, but everything else about this episode was amazing.

  2. Kay20 June 26, 2017 / 4:23 pm

    I wish all of the episodes were like this. Laugh out loud funny with Rich dot Com playing off of all the characters. So good!!!!

    Nothing to add except I loved the meat trophy moments.

    Ignoring Reade’s storyline in the effort to make it go away.

    Also – when did Borden get so good at being evil?

    • Jed Bartlet June 26, 2017 / 11:34 pm

      It took us longer than it should have to work this out, Kay, but as well as being the best thing in Blindspot, Ennis Esmer is a regular in Private Eyes, one of our new favourite shows. We’re changing our name to Unpopesmer.

      • Kay20 June 27, 2017 / 12:05 am

        I’ve also been wondering for awhile if he was Turkish because of his last name. My family hails from that neck of the woods.

        Finally looked it up today, and yup! I’m now even more of a card carrying fan. Born in Ankara, Turkey. I heart him.

  3. Kay20 June 27, 2017 / 12:08 am

    Oh – and in an interesting tidbit, the last name the show gave him – Enver – also Turkish.

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