Blindspot s3 ep 17

I’m not sure how anyone thought adding a sulky teenager with a chip the size of a small country on her shoulder would be a good thing for Blindspot, but we seem to be stuck with the determinedly cheerless Avery and her stroppy attitude for now. Having agreed to help Team Tat (again, for now) she demands quid pro quo: she wants to go on the gala mission too and only just refrains from stamping her feet and screaming ”I hate you, Mummy” when Jane – entirely reasonably – says no.

Bizarrely, Kurt takes Girl Wonder’s side: “Jane, do you remember when I used to try to bench you for your own safety…. And how that made you feel?” Well, yes, Kurt. But Jane’s a trained operative, expert in martial arts and weaponry, and could kill a man with a false eyelash. Avery’s a teenager with a grudge. NOT. THE. SAME.

But since this is Blindspot, events overtake everyone, and Avery gets to go to the ball gala. With her, Jane and Roman all fighting over who’s the most hard-done by, Kurt and Zapata struggling to raise a smile between them, and even the normally sunny Patterson in a bit of a funk (finding out your murderous ex is still alive and your best pal kept it from you will do that to you), Rich Dotcom is sorely missed: without him to cheer things up, the only fun thing about the week is the wigs. Blonde Jane and redhead Zapata look great although I have my doubts about the likelihood of Crawford (or indeed anyone else who’s studied their files and ordered a hit on them) really being fooled. Still, at least the ladies put in a bit more effort than Kurt, who does the full Clark Kent and “disguises” himself with a pair of glasses. Dude, come on.

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7 thoughts on “Blindspot s3 ep 17

  1. Jed Bartlet April 26, 2018 / 11:25 pm

    I liked this one, maybe because so much of it was driven by character. Patterson cutting Zapata out; Avery desperate to prove herself; Roman… falling in love?

    • CJ Cregg April 29, 2018 / 10:23 am

      I wish it had been driven by characters other than the Doe family though.

  2. Kay20 July 29, 2018 / 5:20 am

    I also rather liked this one and the wigs. Didn’t care for Avery either, nor Patterson’s attitude. Zapata is CIA, what do you expect? Not a fan of Pat-sulk.

    Still not feeling Rapata either, though Reade’s even keel nature the entire episode was great. He’s quite unflappable this season which is SO REFRESHING versus last year’s drug angst fest.

    Kurt too – still making jokes I see!

    Roman going all soft kinda makes me giggle. Replacing Shepard with another smart sociopath.

    Good stuff, and I’m back to fully enjoying this show. They should make Rich and Keaton regulars. We need more of shady Keaton. What was the phone call to Zapata all about (and the bathroom moment).

    Also, Crawford’s daughter is a dim bulb. What did you think he was doing in the secret meeting? In the immortal words of this blog, Dude, come on.

    • CJ Cregg July 29, 2018 / 12:47 pm

      Heh, touché, Kay.

      Good point about Reade – he really is the calming influence this season.

    • Jed Bartlet July 29, 2018 / 1:13 pm

      I quite like sulky Patterson. Well, I like every kind of Patterson, obvs, but I think it’s in character for her to regard Zapata’s conduct as a personal betrayal, as well as a workplace thing. In most shows they would have hugged it out before the end credits, and it’s to the show’s credit that it’s allowed Patterson to be genuinely and deeply wounded.

      • CJ Cregg July 29, 2018 / 6:11 pm

        Oh yeah she absolutely should be really hurt and she shouldn’t be over it, but it’s just not much fun to watch 😕

      • Kay20 July 30, 2018 / 2:49 am

        I think it’s the way in which she’s sulking. Patterson still comes across as professional to me, so her actions *at work* read a little bit like a toddler: “I’m taking my ball and going home!” That’s different to me than deep hurt on a personal level – which the freeze out Patterson has going on with Zapata – that on the other hand makes sense to me.

        So I get it, but the manner in which it’s being delivered is a little odd after so much drama at the FBI.

        Zapata is apparently also Reade and Patterson’s best friend I just realized. 🙂 Which is partially why I wish they had left it just friends between Read/Zapata, I liked that dynamic. Oh well, I know I’m beating a dead horse.

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