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Monday, March 21, 2016

My Review of Blindspot 1.14- Rules in Defiance

Jane is still reeling from the mole hunt, Zapata goes undercover, and Oscar sends the gang on a mission...

Jane is really having a lot of trouble figuring out what to do next.  She knows that the gang doesn't entirely trust her, which is causing her to want to leave the FBI.  To make it even worse, she can't even blame them for not entirely trusting her because she has been lying to them.  The thing is that she is very useful to them and working with the FBI gives her life purpose.  I am beginning to wonder if she'll work with Oscar solely to see if she can get information to bring to the FBI.  She may even decide to bring Weller in on what is going on and see if she can salvage everything somehow.  I will say that Oscar seems to be asking her only to do relatively harmless things so far.  What we have seen from her tattoos seems to show that she is primarily intended to bring dark secrets to light and not to hurt innocent people, so it is entirely possible that she and Oscar would work with Weller and the FBI, or at least just Weller.

The only problem with this is then ending where Oscar revealed to her that she had put measures in place to make sure she would stay on mission.  I'm not sure if she would really want Weller dead, or if she knew that the threat would be enough to bring her back into line.  It does mean that if she does bring Weller in on what's going on, it would make it harder to bring Oscar in as well.

Zapata had a rough week.  Sending her undercover was a really good idea.  They needed to figure out what was going on with the disappearing women and they couldn't risk an innocent to do it.  Allowing Zapata to go in as someone else to figure out what was going on meant that they had someone inside who has training in self-defense and knows how to handle herself.  I don't think they could have foreseen that fire or anything else that happened.  Then there is whe whole issue of Zapata and the US ADA.  The consequences of her actions just keep coming back for more.

Reade and Mayfair continue to investigate Jane and it got Reade attacked.  I totally get why the two of them are investigating her.  Reade has never really trusted her and Mayfair doesn't like things she doesn't know about going on under her nose or in her office.  If I were really suspicious, I would wonder if maybe Mayfair was only pretending to go along with Reade in order to keep track of his investigation and stop it if it goes in the wrong places.

I was really happy when Reade told Weller off about how Weller has reacted to Reade dating his sister.  As I said last week, it is none of Weller's business because Reade and Weller's sister are both consenting adults.  Add to that Reade's little explosion this week.  While I am not entirely sure that Weller's judgment has been compromised by Jane's presence, it has definitely been a distraction on occasion whereas we have never seen Reade have any issues at work because he's dating Weller's sister.  #justsaying

Until next week!