‘Blindspot’ 3×14 Review: “Everlasting”

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The new Blindspot episode is here! After the episode we enjoyed last week, our favorite show has surprised us with a different kind of hour. “Everlasting” varies from everything we had seen before. The episode presents the emotional advance of Patterson, along with a large dose of mystery, funny moments and a final shock that leaves us with our mouths open. Let’s talk about everything! Here we go!

CASE OF THE WEEK

On this occasion, the case of the week has been, as we said, very different. It has been focused on Patterson and a tattoo, but it has gone further. Finally, Patterson has made peace with her past, overcoming it and forgiving herself. Although to get here, she has had to live the same day again and again in her head, while she was about to die in the hospital.

The case, although presented in an unusual way, ended with the team catching, thanks to Patterson discovering the puzzle, a dangerous man who had organized secret missions in China and when his team died, had covered his tracks by falsifying their autopsies. To continue concealing it, he sabotaged the key experiment and destroyed the only evidence against him, sending Patterson to the hospital in the process.

BLINDSPOT — “Everlasting” Episode 314 — Pictured: (l-r) Dominic Fumusa as Gen. Peter Mahoney, Linda Powell as Col. Sara Ferguson, Bryce Pinkham as Jack Izenberg — (Photo by: David Giesbrecht/NBC)

I have to admit that I’ve never been a fan of “Groundhog Day” and although I’m still not and I haven’t been a fan of the “damn day” repetition, the truth is that, at times, it has been fun and entertaining. Of course, I can’t forget that moment of half-naked Roman and Patterson refusing to fantasize while enjoying touching his muscles – anyone would have a crush on Roman, Patterson – and the vision of everyone in the institute.

But above all, Patterson needed this. She needed to say goodbye and forgive herself for everything that has happened. It wasn’t her fault and she had to realize it. It’s not the way I would have done it, honestly, but even though I haven’t been especially a fan of repetition, I’d rather ignore it, because it was something Patterson needed.

In addition, we managed to get a little in the head and in the heart of a beloved character and I have to admit that they have known that the repetition of the day didn’t look too repetitive because there were quite a few changes from time to time.

TEAM BLINDSPOT

Patterson

She’s the great protagonist of this episode. At the beginning of the episode, she meets a guy – Jack – who is as smart as she is and really adorable. He asks her out for coffee, but she rejects him. Tasha is a witness to all this, and knows that Patterson is afraid. She has been through a lot with David and Borden and doesn’t want to risk again … but Zapata is honest: Patterson must do it, she must put herself out there. Risk is part of life.

And that’s the problem, that after everything that happened, Patterson is not living. Not really. She is so afraid, tied to so many things that she hasn’t overcome, that she is on automatic pilot, but she isn’t living her life, although she doesn’t realize it.

BLINDSPOT — “Everlasting” Episode 314 — Pictured: Bryce Pinkham as Jack Izenberg — (Photo by: David Giesbrecht/NBC)

This is one thing we see in the repeats. Patterson not only repeats that day to solve the puzzle and find out what happened and who did it, but to face and overcome her own demons. The reality is that she feels guilty for everything that happened.

She feels guilty for David’s death. She believes it was her responsibility because she wrapped him in the mystery of Jane’s tattoos. But she forgets that David made his decision and the only culprit is Sherperd and her organization. And Patterson also blames herself for trusting Borden, believes that she should have been more attentive, more vigilant, more alert. In addition, she is also blames herself for the death of the old director. Patterson was there and thinks she could have done more. And the death of Stuart. She didn’t treat him well and regrets not having listened to him and not telling him what she really thought of him. But the truth is … Patterson can’t live like that.

She can’t live with that guilt that weighs on her life and she can’t distrust the whole world in a systematic way. That is not life, it is as if she lived through a crystal, as if Patterson lived her own life from outside. She can see it happen but she can’t … feel it.

Patterson needed to get over everything, examine her feelings and forgive herself. It seems important to me that David is the one who guides her at all times. Both in the personal aspect and to solve the case. It is a reflection of reality. David also guided her when he was alive and helped her to overcome herself.

Borden was also there but as a more threatening, less friendly and more analytical presence, urging Patterson to look inside. Stuart was present so that Patterson would tell him everything she couldn’t say in life and say goodbye to him, so he would know he was important. And the former director was also an important piece, forgiving Patterson as a symbol that she forgave herself.

BLINDSPOT — “Everlasting” Episode 314 — Pictured: Ashley Johnson as Patterson — (Photo by: Barbara Nitke/NBC)

The four of them are a symbol of the key moments in Patterson’s life and have helped her move forward. To say goodbye and have a real closure. Until then, they had been unresolved issues, but after this, Patterson has closure and can move forward.

In fact, she has to make a decision in the end. David, Stuart and the former director are calling her to go with them, so she could be with David, she misses him so much … she has been living in her past and now has the opportunity to stay with him forever. But Patterson goes ahead and chooses her future. She will always remember them and miss them, especially David, but she must stop living in the past and move on. Choose well and come to her senses.

I can not help but mention that Patterson reminded me of Sara Lance of Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow when I saw Patterson knocking out the general with the iron bar

However, Borden wasn’t with the deceased who called her, he was apart … and Patterson has the feeling that is because he is alive. And she’s absolutely right. At the end of the episode we discover that Borden is still alive and that he is preparing an imminent attack on the city.

WHAT THE HELL ?! How is this possible?. My head has exploded. Literally. And so they leave us until next week. I want to know more! I need to know more!

 

TASHA AND READE

These two make us suffer … sure it’s worth it, but until then it hurts. And a lot. Reade tells Patterson and Tasha that he has proposed to Megan and they’re getting married. Tasha’s reaction says it all, forces a smile, hugs him and congratulates him, tries to keep that mask as long as she can … but she’s shattered. Totally broken. In fact, when she hugs Reade there is a moment when she clings to him, not wanting to let go but knowing she has to. From her face, I could feel the exact moment when Tasha’s heart has been shattered.

Patterson witnessed everything and looked at it with a mixture of sadness, understanding and compassion that only a friend could feel. She knows that Zapata has a broken heart. And everything gets worse when Reade asks Tasha to be his best man, it’s a lovely gesture … but that means that she’s going to participate in the wedding, she’s going to be very close to Reade and that’s going to destroy her more and more .

BLINDSPOT — “Warning Shot” Episode 313 — Pictured: (l-r) Audrey Esparza as Tasha Zapata, Rob Brown as Edgar Reade — (Photo by: Barbara Nitke/NBC)

Patterson tried to talk to her but Tasha kept saying that she was fine … until she couldn’t anymore. She needed to let go, to let off steam with someone, to trust someone with what was eating her inside. And, for the first time, we find out what Tasha feels. She already had her chance two years ago, rejected it … and lost it. Then she was not ready, fear overcame her, but now that she is completely ready, Reade has turned the page. Or so it seems. Because he is in love with her.

Patterson already said it one of the times she repeated the day. They’re both in love, stop fooling around and make it work. Patterson was me at that moment, I want to get on the screen and tell them that. By the way, a piece of ring that Reade gave to Tasha when he “proposed”. Huge.

We will live that in reality – although perhaps not with a ring like that – but it will happen. It’s just a matter of time.

At the end of the episode, we can see again what Tasha feels. She has agreed to be Reade’s best man and Patterson is worried about what that will mean to her. But Tasha believes that it is the right thing to do and on the one hand she is right, but in reality, what is right? Because Zapata has a point where she had her chance and now Reade is happy with another. But it is not fair that Tasha suffer so much and that he marries without knowing what she feels.

BLINDSPOT — “Everlasting” Episode 314 — Pictured: (l-r) Audrey Esparza as Tasha Zapata, Ashley Johnson as Patterson — (Photo by: Barbara Nitke/NBC)

I understand Tasha’s position, whyq she thinks staying quiet is the right thing, even if It’s killing her. But I like that she promised Patterson that she will think about being open with Reade. I think both deserve that, to be honest with what they feel for the other and from there move forward in one direction or another. After all they have lived, both deserve, at least, that.

I’m sure Tasha will tell him and then Reade and she can move forward … together. At that moment, finally, we will see them as a couple. Meanwhile, you have to be strong and hold on!

JELLER

It might seem that we have not advanced with our favorite couple, but it has not been exactly so. At the beginning of the episode they were talking about the plan to follow with Avery and the new information about her father and Jane asked Kurt not to tell her at the moment, at least, until they didn’t have convincing evidence. He agreed but … that is not the right thing and Patterson is the one who opens their eyes.

Lies, secrets and hiding the truth for good reason have been the sources of all the problems between them from the beginning. First Jane did and later Kurt, both in different circumstances and for different reasons but leading to the same result: almost breaking their relationship forever. They must not make that same mistake with Avery.

It is normal for Jane to be afraid – even if she denies it – of losing what she is starting to build with her daughter, but if she builds it on lies, in the end, what they are starting is going to end up broken. Jane must tell her the truth now. It’s like ripping off a band-aid, it should be done quickly and at once, waiting makes it worse.

BLINDSPOT — “Warning Shot” Episode 313 — Pictured: (l-r) Sullivan Stapleton as Kurt Weller, Jaimie Alexander as Jane Doe — (Photo by: Barbara Nitke/NBC)

Jeller is recovering as a couple, now, there are no secrets between them and they vent to each other, they talk about how they feel, without secrets – and I love that.  But it is time for Jeller to break the vicious circle of lies in which they had always fallen. I’m looking forward to Avery’s reaction, what do you think it will be?

CONCLUSION

It was a very different from what we’re used to, it entertained us and, at the same time, it moved Patterson emotionally. In addition, it also laid the foundations for what is coming and changed the dynamics of some couples for the better.

The end has changed everything. That Borden is alive raises many questions and problems. How did he survive? What is he doing now? How will Patterson take it when she finds out? Because just now that she has managed to overcome it and really move forward, this is going to be a big blow.

In short, this episode has laid the foundations for what’s coming next and has opened new questions.

Agree? Disagree? Don’t hesitate to share your opinion with us in the comments below! We’ll be back next week with episode 3 × 15 “Deductions.” And here’s the promo for it:

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Blindspot airs Fridays at 8 / 7c on NBC.

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