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.