Blindspot s2 ep 17

Jane and Oliver Kind are basically stuck in a video game: locked in a single room, under video surveillance, in a remote cabin, till they work their way on to the next level (ie downstairs), get the word out to Team Tat, and try not to get some kidnapped kids killed, all while ideally not getting killed themselves.

Jane is pretty tremendous throughout, Oliver Kind not so much – any heroism on his part being more accidental than intended, although by the end he does seem to be picking up the hand-to-hand combat bug, if not necessarily the mad skillz. And I could have done without the words “Ponzi scheme” cropping up, but at least we don’t labour it.  Too much.

Kurt, meanwhile, divides his time between fretting over how to rescue Jane, being ridiculously nice to the unspeakable Roman – FFS what is it with the writers and this character? He is uninteresting, unlikeable, and unbloodybearable. ENOUGH -and being exceptionally kind to Reade who, never mind quitting, asshat, should be fired a thousand times over and take his terrible stoyline with him.

Roman and Reade notwithstanding, however, the episode was entertaining enough, thanks to Jane and the kidnap story, the departure (please) of Oliver Kind, and the promise of a Jeller resurgence – I see it, I SQUEE it. Hurrah!

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2 thoughts on “Blindspot s2 ep 17

  1. Jed Bartlet April 27, 2017 / 8:49 pm

    Huh. I didn’t think this was great. What happened to the tats? And why is every member of the team now dysfunctional? Patterson chopping her apartment up? Reade boring us silly? Roman being all Roman?

    I noticed the “Ponzi scheme” thing too. Has it now featured in every single procedural at least once?

    • CJ Cregg April 27, 2017 / 8:55 pm

      It definitely wasn’t great. But I liked Jane beating loads of folk up and that cheesy moment when Zapata told Jane “when someone’s really right for you, you make room” and Weller suddenly materialised. It made me laugh because it was so unsubtle but it also made me squee.

      PS – Ponzi schemes are the new Conspiracy Wall. Every show’s gotta have one.

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