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Monday, March 7, 2016

My Review of Blindspot 1.12- Scientists Hollow Fortune

Jane and the gang run across a soldier who is a lot like Jane, Mayfair has a suggestion for Patterson, Weller finds out something from his dad, and Jane is torn when she receives a mission from Oscar.

Jane is caught in a very tough spot.  She needs Oscar to give her answers about her past, but doing so means that she is likely to betray the team at some point.  The good news is that so far she hasn’t had to do anything serious against them, but how long can that actually last?  To complicate everything, you have the feelings that she and Weller obviously have for each other.  This whole thing is not going to be pretty.

Then there was the case of the week.  A military contractor was using soldiers who were supposedly killed in combat to test a serum meant to create soldiers who were in a perpetual state of fight or flight, thereby sharpening their senses and reactions.  Given that some of the drugs they found in the soldier were the same drugs they found in Jane, that indicates that there is probably some link between her and the contractor.  Is it conclusive?  No, but it is something.  It may be that someone just used greater quantities in Jane.  Or it may be that her memory loss is more directly linked to what we saw with the soldiers.  The question boils down to “What is Orion?”

Mayfair was a little harsh with Patterson, but I think Patterson really needed it.  While I understand the need to bury yourself in anything to avoid the grief that comes from losing someone that close to you, it is not a good idea to put the grief of indefinitely.  Is Patterson valuable to the team?  Absolutely.  But if she can’t function properly for whatever reason, she won’t be of any use.  And then there was Mayfair’s confrontation with Jane.  Mayfair was right that there is a chain of command that needs to be followed and Jane does need to follow that chain.  On the other hand, Jane is very much an independent person who was suspicious of what was going on.  So yeah, there really was no satisfactory answer.

It was nice to see Weller get an answer from his dad bout what happened the night Taylor disappeared.  It had to be hard to hear that his dad was planning on killing himself, even if he didn’t actually do so.  That is some heavy stuff.  Is there more to this story?  Probably, and I’m sure we’ll get more at some point.  And who can’t wait to see Wells’ reaction when he finds out that his sister is dating Reade?  That should be interesting.

Next week, the guy from OPR returns looking for a mole.  Until then!