Blindspot Season 3 – Episode Recaps

Fans of the NBC drama were left to wonder for five months why Jane’s ink was lighting up at the end of Season Two. Let’s find out.


S3, Ep7
15 Dec. 2017
Fix My Present Havoc
This week’s episode was a game-changer for Kurt and the Team. Let’s dig in.

We only had one flashback, Stuart’s obsession with the molecule tattoo, and how Paterson berated him for working on it every chance he got. We got to see his murder – Director Hirst came to his apartment to discuss his findings on the molecule tattoo, and then she slashed his throat and got her one-eared friend Eric Vance to clean it up.


Remember how Paterson turned up at Stuart’s apartment the night he was murdered? She interrupted Vance doing clean up but he climbed out the window to avoid her. Vance co-operated with Hirst in exchange for her blackmailing a prominent Doctor at a cancer treatment facility so Vance’s husband Julian could get top billing in a treatment program instead of being given a placebo. Hirst had dirt on the Doctor and blackmailed her to keep treating Julian but Doctor Palmeri wanted reparations for her financial issues and plotted to release a deadly virus by sending infected rats into New York’s water supply.


Roman kept leaving clues for the Team to find to help them reveal Hirst’s real agenda. There was an awkward scene at Reade’s apartment where Director Hirst insinuated herself into their Saturday morning routine so she could covertly tell Reade she doesn’t trust Zapata and her FBI clearance should be revoked otherwise Hirst will reveal Reade’s dirty past.


Meanwhile, the Team boost Vance and hold him at Kurt’s apartment while they get intel on Hirst’s agenda. She used Vance to dig up dirt on candidates for the Directorship of the FBI and then blackmailed them. Reade is her patsy.


Jane calls Clem to ask for his help tracking down her daughter, Avery.


When Kurt arranges for a safe house for Vance in exchange for his help, the safe house is lit up and sadly, Vance is shot dead.


The final scene was Hirst arriving in Reade’s office just as he answers a call from Kurt warning him that Hirst knows everything and she’s coming for him next.


S3, Ep6
8 Dec. 2017

Adoring Suspect
This week, Weller was contacted by Roman with his latest demand. He must work as a consultant on a movie, which is being funded by terrorists so they can ship weapons secretly among the movie’s equipment. The murder attempt on the star of the movie because he shot off his mouth about the poor production value, was halted when Kurt saved his life.
The FBI wade in and stop the terrorists from detonating a nerve agent at a public event where First Responders were to be in full attendance. Meanwhile, Roman’s been stalking the wealthy heiress, Blake, but his end game has yet to be revealed.

Jane tells Kurt she’s not going to search for her daughter but Paterson tracks down the details of the midwife who kept separate notes on the birth away from the hospital records. Kurt doesn’t give the details to Jane when she reassures him she’s not looking for her daughter. After Roman hints he’ll tell Jane that Kurt had already found Avery, Kurt tells Roman ‘the truth would destroy Jane‘ and so Kurt is now Roman’s to manipulate until death do us part.

Reade falls foul of Director Hurst when he questions her actions, and she reminds him she protects her people, and also reminds him she was a crucial component in his promotion to Assistant Director. Reade steals the silver disc Jane needs to light up her new tattoos and scan them off-grid; while the Team covertly mount an investigation in to Director Hurst.

S3, Ep5
1 Dec. 2017
This Profound Legacy
While Jane struggles to cope with a secret from her past, the team races to prevent an international crisis – a war of succession. King Ivan Valdermaris of Kazahrusia’s sole heir is on the run with his Mom; who was raped by the King when she used to work at the Kazahrusian Embassy. King Ivan’s brother Cyrus  doesn’t want him to take his rightful place as King; and fire-bombs every medical records facility stockpiling untested rape kits, and puts a hit out on the son and his Mom.

Meanwhile, the Team are reeling over the discovery that Jane had a daughter but gave her up for adoption. We learnt from Roman that Shepherd was behind the adoption process.

We’re no closer to discovering who Stewart’s killer is, but the conspiracy goes even deeper inside the FBI than Paterson and Zapata imagined.

After fighting off the hitmen, Jane tells Kurt she’s changed her mind about finding her daughter, and decides the daughter is better off not knowing about her.

The final few minutes of the episode’s big reveal were shocking:
THE FLASHBACK
Kurt stumbled across Jane’s daughter Avery while he was in Berlin searching for Jane !
Avery had been searching for Jane too, and knew Jane’s alias names.
Stay tuned!

S3, Ep4
17 Nov. 2017

Gunplay Ricochet

The big reveal this episode – Jane had a daughter 18 years ago.

As the team chased a deadly bomber who’s terrorizing Manhattan, Jane uncovered a shattering secret from her youth: the man who handled the adoption of Jane and Roman also handled the adoption of Jane’s daughter. When Rossi escapes Federal custody, it’s down to the FBI Team to assist the State Department.

Paterson unlocks the code to another tattoo that leads the Team to breadcrumbs Roman has left; linking other tattoos. This week the Team stopped a bomber who had resurfaced after almost twenty years.

Roman left a chilling reminder of his revenge agenda on Jane and Kurt’s wedding video; after Roman spent the day planting a tracking device on a bracelet purchased at a charity event.

Zapata caught Reade out in a lie that hints at him being behind the cover ups Stewart found, and which led to his murder.
Paterson and Zapata are working covertly to solve Stewart’s murder.

 

S3, Ep3
10 Nov. 2017

Upside Down Craft

While Jane and Weller hunt down a collective of dangerous computer hackers, Patterson and Rich Dotcom must work together to hide an explosive secret from their past.


After the time-jump, we’ve learnt that Rich Dotcom helped the FBI and now that he’s on probation, he’s been brought on as Patterson’s  replacement. She’s back, having developed an App and made a few dollars.


Though she initially pretends to be shocked and appalled that Rich is working for the FBI, we’ve also learnt that she’d been working with him as part of a team of renegade hackers – Three Blind Mice.


S3, Ep2

Enemy Bag of Tricks
3 Nov. 2017
A TRAITOR HIDES AMONG THE TEAM

As the team adjusts to their new dynamic and the new tattoos; they battle a dangerous foreign power that is trying to hijack a satellite.

A group of mercenaries hack the D.O.D. mainframe and crash a satellite which guards the missile defence shield for the Nation, in order to steal its black box and sell it to the North Koreans, who use the box to shut down the shield while a missile is headed for California. The Team retrieve the black box in time and defeat the group trying to take down the shield.

Jane proves invaluable to the Team when she unearths crucial intel on one of the mercenaries; whom she worked with on kidnap and rescue cases during her absence.

When she gives the name of the mercenary, Kurt is visibly shocked that she hadn’t shared the details with him first. Later, he admits that he feels like he brought back a stranger. She has shown him that she can survive without him and it scares him; he almost admits as much, and says Roman is trying to break them, and he won’t let it happen.
Roman had told Weller that the new tattoos have to be solved in a certain order this time, and says he will help Weller unlock them. Reade, as new Assistant Director of the FBI, is adamant that the Department isn’t going to be manipulated by Roman this time; but when he realises the magnitude of the impact of the new tattoos on civilian lives, he backs down.

Meanwhile, Roman targets a rich guy who runs a PTSD support group based in Sydney so he can access the money, and one of the consultants from the D.O.D. betrays her co-worker and steals the black box and gives it to the buyer.
Weller later finds her dead, and a shoot-out ensues. The Team take down the bad guys and head back to HQ to pat each other on the back. Job well done.

The final two minutes of the episode revealed a traitor is working within the Team when Paterson turns up at Stewart’s apartment and finds it ransacked, and his body slumped up against the wall.
Zapata turns up at Reade’s apartment with an olive branch/peace offering (6 beers) for giving Reade a hard time on the case, but she got a surprise – reade’s live-in girlfriend was there. The way Zapata keeps mentioning she’s with the CIA now is kind of grating but maybe it’s for a reason. Also, one of the tattoos caught Zapata’s attention and she made a phone call alerting her CIA contacts that it may be a problem.
Stay tuned.

S3, Ep1
27 Oct. 2017

Back to the Grind

Jane and Weller got married shortly after the Sandstorm debacle, before moving across the country to Colorado, where they spend their time renovating their new home and taking care of Allie and Weller’s baby daughter. Jane is almost killed by a team of assassins in her house; a massive bounty has been put on her head by a former Sandstorm loyalist. Jane’s only option is to assume a new identity and start fresh with an entirely different life somewhere else – alone.

TIME-JUMP
18 months after parting ways under mysterious circumstances, the FBI team is brought back together by a new crisis. Weller finds Jane in Nepal 18 months later, and they uncover Jane’s bioluminescent tattoos. What does it mean?
Jane remembers she was in an accident a few months back and was hospitalised. She’d drifted in and out of consciousness; giving anyone access to her tattoos. New ones have been added, and a trail of clues become breadcrumbs to uncovering the truth about who Jane is.
The first tattoo, a quote from Dante’s Inferno, leads Jane and Weller back to Venice, the site of their engagement. Roman calls Jane to tell her he’s responsible for her new ink.

ALL CHANGE
Jane and Weller head to Venezuela, where Reade, Zapata and Patterson are being held hostage until they can hack a high-tech central processing unit. Agent Reade is now heading up the Bureau’s New York office, Zapata has since transferred to the CIA; and Patterson has been developing an app in Silicon Valley.
All of them decide to team up once again to investigate Jane’s ink and neutralise her brother.

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Blindspot Scoop

 Archie Panjabi will reprise her Blindspot role of Zero Division head Nas Kamal in an upcoming episode. Weller’s one-time paramour plays a small but integral part in bringing down the bad guys this year.

We’ll learn if Nas was able to get any intel from Shepherd, who was placed in Nas’ custody during the Season 2 finale.

OTHER NEWS

Now that Roman has assumed the identity of a billionaire, he’s slowly revealing his true agenda.

Remember when  Sandstorm was taken down, leading to the detention of ringleader Shepherd and an uncomfortable standoff with Jane, in and she almost killed Roman? He plans to make life miserable for Jane and everyone close to her.

Two-and-a-half years have passed, and he’s spent a bit of time collecting secrets, among other things. He’s got the ability to blackmail almost anyone. He’s intent on exacting his revenge for Jane choosing the FBI over him.

After the time-jump, we’ve learnt that Rich Dotcom helped the FBI and now that he’s on probation, he’s been brought on as Patterson’s  replacement. She’s back, having developed an App and made a few dollars.

Though she initially pretends to be shocked and appalled that Rich is working for the FBI, we’ve also learnt that she’d been working with him as part of a team of renegade hackers – Three Blind Mice.

We’re guessing that the next episode will reveal the significance of the Dragonfly tattoo, why Zapata is worried it will be discovered, and why we’re going to be so surprised, shocked, maybe even horrified by what it leads to.

Stay tuned!

Blindspot News

blindspot-tv-series Blindspot has tapped Kristina Reyes (Shades of Blue) and Tori Anderson (No Tomorrow) to recur during Season 3, EW.com reports. Reyes will debut in Episode 5 as Avery, a socialite with a complicated past who crosses paths with Weller, while Anderson will play a potential love interest for Roman.

Shepherd won’t be reappearing in Jane Doe’s life anytime soon.

Series creator Martin Gero has confirmed for TVLine that Michelle Hurd — who was a series regular on the NBC drama’s sophomore season — is not currently slated to appear on Season 3. In the May 17 finale, Shepherd’s plan to take over the U.S. government was foiled, and viewers last saw Hurd’s character getting interrogated by Archie Panjabi’s Nas.

WHAT TO EXPECT IN SEASON THREE

In the wake of the two-year time jump with which the series ended Season 2, “new characters are coming in that have a very heavy connection to Jane, people that she didn’t remember. Jane has a massive secret and so does Weller; and Season 3 hints at upcoming flashbacks to fill in the blanks of that 24-month gap in time.

Series creator Martin Gero has confirmed that Roman had something to do with Jane’s tattoos lighting up in the Season 2 finale, but it’s not about Sandstorm. It’s not about taking over the American government.  Luke Mitchell is a series regular this year. He’s in every episode. He’s our main bad guy, and first and foremost, he’s really hurt. Jane is the closest person to him in the world, and she chose Weller and the FBI over him. He’s been hurting about that. This isn’t the only reason for the tattoos, but there’s certainly a punitive part of the tattoos where he’s trying to imprison Jane by them in many ways.

Season two finale recap:

After FBI Director Hearst tells Jane that she can go anywhere she wants after the Sandstorm takedown is wrapped up, Jane toys with the idea of going to California. Especially when Weller didn’t urge her to stay after taking down Sandstorm. After Weller admits to Jane that he loves her, Jane decides to stay at the bureau. The episode jumps forward by two years, where we catch up with Jane climbing the side of a mountain without any harness, or equipment.

Jane is now living with a group of monks in the mountains and for reasons unknown, she says she can never return home. Jane and Weller are married… or were, at some point. When Weller arrives in Jane’s tent that night, much to her surprise, Jane’s first observation is that he’s still wearing his wedding ring.

Patterson, Reade and Zapata have gone missing, and their presumed kidnapper left behind a metal box with Jane’s name on it. Thus far, no one’s been able to unlock it, but when Jane and Weller both clutch the box at the same time, it opens to reveal a curved piece of metal displaying the same bird that’s inked on Jane’s neck.

Weller holds the metal up against Jane’s corresponding tattoo, which sends a purple glow across Jane’s body, lighting up all of her tattoos along the way.

Blindspot Season 3 premieres Friday October 27

 

 

Blindspot – Lepers Repel

blindspot-tv-seriesAs the FBI copes with a tragedy, Weller finds himself the center of a surprising event. Jane faces an uncertain future. Eleanor Hurst, Sam’s replacement turns up and introduces herself to Jane.

Kurt manages to track down the ambulance Roman and Mother are using to transport the nuclear bomb and there’s a struggle to overpower them, with jane facing off against Roman. At one point she has him cornered but she hesitates about shooting him, while Kurt secures Mother in the back, and uses defibrillator paddles to disable to beacon the glider used to track the satellite’s position that she swallowed. When Kurt collapses in Jane’s arms he tells her not to move to California, and to stay with him. He tells her he loves her; then he passes out.

Jane is offered a new life now that Sandstorm have been stopped. The case is finally closed. The Team are celebrating over at Kurt’s apartment.

With Mother about to be tortured by Naz, Jane has to put into perspective what a new lease of life could mean for her. After the Team leave Kurt and Jane alone at his apartment she says that she loves him too, and they make out – and more.

In the final two minutes of the episode we get a time jump:

It’s two years later and Kurt is wearing a wedding ring. Jane comments that he’s still wearing it. She’s not wearing hers anymore.

Jane’s in a remote location climbing an imposing rock face. Kurt came to meet with her because the FBI have received a silver box with her name emblazoned onto it, and inside is a key that both Jane and Kurt have to hold to activate. Some of the Team members are missing presumed dead.

Kurt notices that the key has the same design as one of the tattoos on Jane’s neck, and he presses the key up against her neck.

All of a sudden her tattoos start to glow…..Jane asks what does it mean?

Stay tuned for Season 3.

Blindspot Season 2 – Mom

blindspot-tv-seriesThe team finally cracks a member of Sandstorm, leading to a huge breakthrough in uncovering Phase Two.

Roman’s furious with Jan for wiping his memory but they’re coming back, and he hates her for her actions. She says its the only way she could bring him into the FBI.

Parker, the Sandstorm operative captured last week, isn’t talking.

Reid is making progress with his counselling and has put in for a transfer to Quantico. Zapata can’t believe it.

The Director tells Kurt and Jane that the Jane Doe case is declassified. Jane protests that Roman is still useful, but then he says he’ll move Roman to a black site.

Devon is pregnant. Jane tells Parker. Kurt encourages him to talk and he gives up a warehouse but demands Kurt to put Devon on a plane to keep her safe.

Patterson thinks its a trap. Kurt and Jane storm the warehouse. It’s a replica of the FBI office – Sandstorm plan to take it down. Jane tries to warn everyone at the office but the phone signal is jammed, then they come under fire from a sniper. Two operatives arrive at the FBI office with Sandstorm operatives with weapons, they face off. Mother wants access to Patterson’s lab. Sam refuses. Mother executes staff unless he gives her the code. Someone gives her Kurt’s code then she shoots the Director.

Zapata and Patterson try to get to the armoury before Shepherd can get to her lab. Shepherd reveals she has targets in four time zones. Parker hits Zapata in the shoulder but Reid take him down in a hail of bullets.

Shepherd makes a propaganda video accepting responsibility for the attacks on the nation, with two buildings coming down in Boston and San Francisco. The Secret Service turn up looking for Kurt and lead him away from Jane. He’s part of a Deputy’s Committee; heads of Government Agencies rounded up and held in a secure location post-terror attacks on the nation to enact the Truman protocol and become the next Government.

This wss Sandstorm’s Phase 2 an now they want to destroy a Government she believes is corrupt.