‘Blindspot’ 3×12 Review: “Two Legendary Chums”

Our favorite show is back! And in all its splendor. After the episode last week, Blindspot brings us Jane’s return in “Two Legendary Chums” as well as new secrets revealed, lots of action … and Jeller! It’s not a simulation, our babies are going to fight together again! In addition, Roman has fully entered into the Crawford organization. There is a lot to discuss so let’s analyze everything. Here we go!

CASE OF THE WEEK

On this occasion, the team has divided into different fronts that have become one in the end. In this way, Kurt embarked on a solo mission with his former partner; Tasha has gone to interrogate Hirst while Patterson, Reade and Jane have been following Kurt from the FBI – I really enjoyed watching this trio form a solo team for the first time.

It all started with a video that Roman has sent to Patterson, giving them the key to deciphering a tattoo that points to Kurt’s former partner, Donald Shipley. Things between them didn’t  end too well, but Kurt goes in search of him to see what he’s involved with.

That leads him to discover that Shipley works with the police to dismantle a terrorist network that aims to strike a blow exactly where they’re hiding billions of dollars and stealing them. So they must work together and that leads to old camaraderie, although with some tension.

The work is progressing and when they arrive at the scene of the attack Kurt and Shipley prevent them from succeeding, which leads them to be persecuted by the entire terrorist network. They get to kill some of them, but Shipley is very hurt and when it seems that everything is over for both, Reade and Jane – who had been monitoring what happened from the FBI – arrive just in time to save the day.

BLINDSPOT — “Two Legendary Chums” Episode 312 — Pictured: (l-r) Darren Goldstein as Donald Shipley, Sullivan Stapleton as Kurt Weller — (Photo by: David Giesbrecht/NBC/Warner Bros.)

While that happens, Tasha is in charge of interrogating Hirst and discovers that the terrorist network has orders from Hank Crawford. He’s the one behind everything … and he doing it to be able to pay someone with whom he intends to do business in Morocco. As work in New York doesn’t go well, his business in Morocco doesn’t either and he loses a powerful alliance. The plan to bring down his organization has just begun.

I liked seeing Kurt with his old partner. There was something that wasn’t right at the beginning, it was noticeable that things had not ended well between them, and that is why there was a palpable tension in the environment. Little by little the camaraderie that they had before makes its appearance … until the end, when things become clear.

Shipley gives his reasons and asks for forgiveness. Kurt understands and forgives him. Shipley made a mistake, but is repentant and working together again has been a good thing for both. It has reminded them of what they were and has rekindled their friendship.

It has been great to see something like that, we had never known a facet of Kurt outside of working with the team or with Jane, and now we have learned more about his past.

At the same time, the case has left them some time to be alone and think, especially Jane and Tasha, who have had their own dilemmas. It has been entertaining and has made situations that seemed very far apart, come together in one.

TEAM BLINDSPOT

Jane (and Avery)

Jane and her daughter have had quite a few crashes in this episode. At first, Avery has given answers about the reason for her association with Roman and has made it clear to Jane that she didn’t have much interest in having a relationship with her. She appeared harsh and cold because she didn’t dare to lean on Jane.

Jane, on the other hand, knows that she can’t trust Avery completely when she doesn’t know anything about her. But Jane feels guilty about that. She talks to Patterson – I love seeing this friendship between them – and confesses that she would like to trust her daughter and that she doesn’t feel good about what she is doing. But … Jane can’t trust. Patterson understands and comforts her by telling her that what she feels is normal and more so after all of her past.

I agree with Jane and Patterson. Avery has a lot to explain and already lied once, making them believe she was dead. That doesn’t make her testimony very reliable. And more considering that she has had dealings with Roman. Not forgetting that Jane is used to having to distrust anyone who suddenly appears in her life.

BLINDSPOT — “Two Legendary Chums” Episode 312 — Pictured: (l-r) Rob Brown as Edgar Reade, Jaimie Alexander as Jane Doe, Sullivan Stapleton as Kurt Weller — (Photo by: David Giesbrecht/NBC/Warner Bros.)

Avery thinks otherwise. She is offended and hurt by Jane’s mistrust. She also feels frustrated because they aren’t chasing Crawford. If there was something, as small as it was, that would have bound her to Jane, it’s broken. Avery doesn’t take long to make this clear. I understand Avery, it’s hard to have someone mistrust you in that way, so that everything you say has to be analyzed a thousand times in different ways to verify that it’s the truth. But, frankly, with her background, Avery can’t blame Jane for checking the information she has given.

However, Jane gives Avery the confidence test she is crying out for and shows her the files they have on Crawford, making her understand that every case they solve brings them closer to him.

I trusted Avery a little more in this episode. She needs Jane, she needs her so much … but she gets tough because she’s hurt. There are many mixed feelings for her. Avery needs a mother, someone to lean on. She has faced so much that, sometimes it’s easy to forget that she is just a teenager and needs help. That’s why Jane’s mistrust has hurt her so much. Avery was screaming in silence, Jane didn’t get that signal and Avery needed her to.

In the end, Jane does it and trusts her. In fact, Avery looks a lot like Jane. She wants to be present when Crawford falls, just as Jane wanted to do with Shepherd. So I’ve decided to trust Avery, just like Jane, because  I’ve only seen a teenager who needs help, support and love but tries to make it look like she does not. How about you?

Tasha

Zapata has gone to interrogate Hirst and although that has given us some important information about the case of the week, the most interesting thing is the last reflection of Hirst. She compares what she did for Crawford with Tasha’s work now. It’s crossing a line and the more you cross it, the more you lose.

Although Hirst is an expert in manipulation, she has a point here. The CIA is not exactly an organization that follows the rules. Tasha justifies it to Hirst and to herself by saying that it is for the greater good. In other words, that the end justifies the means. And that is a dangerous statement.

BLINDSPOT — “Gunplay Ricochet” Episode 304 — Pictured: Audrey Esparza as Tasha Zapata — (Photo by: Eric Liebowitz/NBC/Warner Bros)

For example, let’s think about Keaton when he was holding Jane while torturing her. Keaton also did it “for the greater good,” and it was only work for him. But the truth is that he was torturing a person, horribly. It is the eternal debate, where is the limit?

Now Tasha is from the CIA and has seen firsthand their methods and the goals they achieve. But a part of me is afraid that seeing those goals has led her farther and farther away from a necessary moral center in her life.

Of course, what Hirst did couldn’t be compared to what Tasha does. She hasn’t tortured her and she hasn’t killed anyone, either. But if Tasha’s look is indicative, Hirst has given her something to think about, and me too. Tasha must be careful not to get lost more and more in a spiral from which she can’t return. What do you think?.

JELLER

I CAN’T AVOID JUMPING WITH EMOTION! There are so many things to say about them, but we can start at the beginning. Finally, our Jane has been the same again! I’ve missed her.

At first, when they are discussing whether to believe Avery or not, Kurt is the only one who believes her in spite of everything. She is the daughter of the love of his life, she is a girl and wants to protect her. It’s an important reaction.

Later Jane makes it clear that she still can’t forget what has happened and that hurts a lot, it breaks Kurt’s heart … and us, again, but everything still improves, and it shows in the small details.

When Jane sees Kurt in danger in the middle of the mission she doesn’t hesitate for a second to try to get out of the car and help him. Reade had to stop her, but Jane’s actions and her voice, deadly worried, spoke for themselves. She loves Kurt and can’t stand even thinking that something bad can happen to him. Despite the pain and betrayal Jane feels … love is there and it wins.

BLINDSPOT — “Technology Wizards” Episode 311 — Pictured: Jaimie Alexander as Jane Doe — (Photo by: Barbara Nitke/NBC)

Jane, along with Reade, manages to save Kurt from a complicated situation and something happens there, a connection that has remained intact, a communication without words.

But it’s at the end of the episode when what we’ve been wanting for weeks happens. JELLER IS RECONCILED! As I told you, it was a fact that they would be together again. This has only been a beginning, but it is enough.

Kurt was alone, drinking whiskey with broken heart and soul. That scene has felt so … lonely that it has been heartbreaking. It is at that moment when Jane has returned to the house she shares with Kurt and we have been able to know what she thinks.

She has faced all of Avery and she has realized that she felt this way, alone, and she needed someone at her side, she needs Kurt, the love of her life. She has felt hurt, betrayed … she still feels that way, but understands that Kurt protects those he loves by all means, even the wrong ones. And Jane can’t allow that to separate them, that is what Roman wants and that is what he has achieved. But she isn’t going to let him win, she’s going to fight for what they have.

BLINDSPOT — “Two Legendary Chums” Episode 312 — Pictured: Sullivan Stapleton as Kurt Weller — (Photo by: David Giesbrecht/NBC/Warner Bros.)

And at this moment I get up and applaud Jane with all my strength, my baby has returned and better than ever! This is the Jane I know and love. And I love that she’s the one fighting for Kurt. We always see him forgive her mistakes and fight more for her than Jane for him, but this time it is she who is there willing to fight for what they have. And Jane is right in every word she has said. Kurt only wants to protect those he loves, although sometimes he makes wrong decisions for that purpose.

It is also normal for Jane to feel that way, but the important thing is that, at the end of the day both of them are willing to forgive and forget. Something like that doesn’t come immediately, but with time, little by little, day by day being together and fighting for it. For a better future.

And I love that Jane has recognized herself that she needs Kurt by her side. She has been telling herself that she didn’t need anyone, that she was fine by herself. But it isn’t true and now she has recognized it. It’s a big step for someone like Jane whose instinct is always to be alone and isolate herself. Now it is not like that, she has found the courage to open up and admit herself and the man who loves the truth.

Although I’m not blind, although Jane’s return and Jeller reconciliation has enchanted me and made me very happy, I still don’t forget the disaster that Jane made with these last two episodes. I also need time to forgive her and the writers for that mess.

But, for now, I prefer to focus on the good and that is JELLER IS BACK !. And willing to fight for a future together.

ROMAN

In Morocco, Roman has had a busy day. While Crawford relies more and more on him, Victor is sure he is an impostor. So much so that he doesn’t hesitate to share his suspicions with Roman. And those suspicions are very accurate. Victor knows everything, even about the therapy group, only he can’t prove it. Knowing this, Roman seems worried and surprised and I think he was. He didn’t think Victor was going to get that far.

But Roman had something ready for Victor. He changed his cell phones when they saw each other at the bar and when he contacted the FBI he did so with Victor’s cellphone, incriminating him. Therefore, Hank kills Victor and entrusts all his operation to Roman. It’s an intelligent plan, Roman knew that Victor was a danger and so Crawford now trusts him, leaving Roman fully involved in the organization he intends to destroy.

BLINDSPOT — “Balance of Might” Episode 310 — Pictured: Luke Mitchell as Roman — (Photo by: Barbara Nitke/NBC)

But I was struck by the reaction of Roman to seeing Hank kill Victor. He has looked away and grimaced. He didn’t like to see it. I think that, although Roman knew that his plan against Victor was going to end like this, he really didn’t want Crawford to kill him. It is interesting that a man like Roman, who has killed and has seen many people killed has that reaction to something like that.

It was as if that death hurt him. As if unconsciously he wanted a different ending. As if he felt guilty. Will his growing feelings have anything to do with Blake? I think he loves her and that those feelings have caused a rejection of everything horrible that was once normal in his life.

CONCLUSION

In conclusion, this episode has given us many answers, action and has brought us back to the Jane we love while we have discovered something more of our characters’ past and … OUR FAVORITE COUPLE HAS BEEN RECONCILED !.

In addition, the game with Crawford advances at a steady pace. Roman has managed to be in the center of confidence of Hank and the team has given a very direct blow to his organization.

In short, leave the board ready to get fully into it when Blindspot returns from this month of hiatus. Because yes, we have a hiatus after this episode. Due to the Winter Olympics, Blindspot will return with a new episode in a month, on March 2. Meanwhile, enjoy the wonderful games that await us! and to bite our nails waiting to know how this story continues.

Agree? Disagree? Don’t hesitate to share your opinion with us in the comments below! We’ll be back on March 2 with episode 3 × 13 “Warning Shot.” And here’s the promo for the next episode.

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