Blindspot will return to our screens in just three weeks! Are you excited? We can’t wait!
To prepare for the new season, however, we need to revisit some things, so today we’re taking a look back at the best and worst things about Season 2.
Ready? Here we go!
5 Worst Things
It’s practically impossible for a season of anything to be perfect. Blindspot isn’t the exception to this fact and, as in all shows, there were things that made us pull our hair out of frustration, either because they weren’t well done or because they were totally unnecessary. Here is our list of the five things that made us scream – and not in a good way:
Allie and Kurt’s son
This plot had no specific purpose other than to waste time in the season by keeping Jeller apart. It was of no use to the story and they gave it a hasty end by removing Allie and the kid, sending them to Colorado in the blink of an eye.
It was unnecessary in all respects since if they were going to introduce Nas as Kurt’s love interest, there was no need for another romantic interest in Allie and even less for a surprise pregnancy that would end up with Kurt away from his son altogether. Especially since they moved away and Allie has another partner who is, after all, the one who is going to raise Kurt’s son.
There is nothing wrong with a family like this, since both Allie and Kurt want their son, independently of the relationship between them, but the fans had to wonder “why?”
And, of course, we get frustrated and bothered when the answer is “for no reason.”
The story, as expected, didn’t have good acceptance among fans and I include myself. Really Blindspot, what was this mess?.
Reade’s drug plot
Reade is a character that, in Season 2 deepened a lot. He discovered that he had suppressed memories about being sexually abused by his trainer as a child.
This bitter, painful and horrible situation can destroy anyone and push him to make bad decisions, which is exactly what happened with Reade. He began to take drugs to try to forget, to bury his fears, his memories and his demons … until he realized that he wasn’t going to overcome them unless he confronted them.
But to reach that conclusion, he had to go through hell, to reach rock bottom.
I have to confess that I wasn’ta big fan of this storyline. Of course, Reade’s behavior is human and credible but I wish they had chosen another story for him when it came to dealing with what happened, maybe a sincere conversation with Zapata or even with Patterson that also had to face dark demons. In my opinion, drugs were not a good choice. They were a safe choice – a cliche choice.
The last minutes of the season finale jumped ahead in time two years and that left me a bittersweet aftertaste, almost too bitter.
I didn’t expect a jump in the time so big and I didn’t expect that we would have left so many important moments along the way, like a Jeller wedding, why Jane decides to leave Kurt, his reaction to that situation. Call me old-fashioned, but even knowing that we’re going to have flashbacks to those important moments, I still would have liked to live them in real time, to have to do it in flashbacks isn’t something that I like too much …. just like I don’t love that it seems that after two years worth of development, Jeller’s relationship is at the same point it was when we started Season 2, although the latter may not be as it seems.
Deviation from the plot of tattoos to focus on Shepherd
Shepherd was an integral part of the second season, and while that brought a lot of good things, I think it also brought something bad – that the plot deviated a bit from the roadmap for which the show had achieved success (the resolution of the cases that proposed the tattoos and the mystery of why and by whom they had been created) and the show suffered for it.
Blindspot urgently needed to return to its marked route, because Shepherd, although necessary, had been counterproductive in some points; for this reason it was so good that at the end of the last episode we discovered new tattoos on Jane’s skin, everything started again, the mystery of the tattoos was intact and the show was back on the road to success. A reboot, of sorts.
Nas and Weller / Jane and Oliver
What would TV couples be without love interests before bringing the endgame couple together? Something like that seems to be in the minds of all the producers of the world about their main couples because no couple is safe, and Jeller is not the exception.
Both Jane and Weller had their love interests this season.
In Jane’s case, it all started too forced, suddenly going out to live her life becomes “I’m going to have dinner with Oliver,” although it was her way of trying to keep going, it was uncomfortable at first. Then everything went wrong, as expected, but with a brilliant resolution through a conversation between Zapata and Jane that showed that Jeller was the real endgame.
With Kurt it was a little different because he had two romantic interests: Allie and Nas. About Allie we’ve talked before, it was unnecessary, quite forced and ended quickly. With Nas the relationship was better built, but superficial, neither managed to get inside the other person’s skin and tear down barriers, not as Jeller got to each other.
With Nas and Kurt something was…wrong, it wasn’t in its place. It felt strange to see them together because we knew that Kurt belonged to Jane, that his heart was really with her and that didn’t feel right either for Nas or for him.
5 Best Things
Of course, there are always good things in each season, normally, there are many more good things than bad, and Blindspot also follows this pattern. Here are the top 5 things that made us enjoy, jump and scream for joy during Season 2:
Leaving aside the love interests of each character, the Jeller relationship was magnificently treated throughout the season. We saw them rebuild their relationship and their trust from the foundation; everything between them had been destroyed at the end of the first season and in this second we saw them rebuild in every way.
We saw how confidence built up between them, taking us from a situation in which Kurt didn’t trust Jane at all and “couldn’t bear to be in the same room as her” to fully trusting her again. A path similar to that taken by Jane, who at first didn’t trust Kurt because she thought he’d given her to the CIA and had to take a leap of faith to trust him.
We were also witnesses throughout the season to how the resentment and the suffering between them was fixed through small moments, small jumps to the void for each one, small risks.
All this led them to grow in Season 2 and completely rebuild their relationship, culminating in a mutual declaration of love and in a make-up sex.
Zapata and Reade Relationship
Another one of the good things of season 2 was the relationship between Zapata and Reade. We’d never thought that the two fit so well together, but they just work.
They started out as friends, doing anything for each other, Zapata even committed crimes for him; it was a bit slow, it came naturally, as just one more step in that very special relationship.
They went through a lot in the second season, including their own demons, fears and the past that came knocking on Reade’s door.
And this relationship made us suffer, when they seemed to take a step forward, in the end they took two back, Zapata was afraid to live something real with Reade because that would give him the power to destroy her and Reade was terrified that this would ruin the friendship and also carried a huge burden on his back – finding out what happened to him as a child.
But it all was worth it because, when it seemed that their paths would be separated, that was when they really got together. Zapata took that step, took a risk and Reade shared with her the demons from his past.
Roman was the highlight of the season, his connection to Jane was key in every way; when he was inside Sandstorm, we could see that the connection with his sister was still there…and in the end he made the decision to defend her, to rebel against Shepherd, choosing Jane, doing the right thing.
Later, thanks to Jane’s decision to erase his memory, we discovered a new Roman, the man he would have been if he (and Jane) hadn’t been manipulated from early childhood and to see him with Jane, making family life, we were heartbroken as we realized that would have been the life they would have had both led if they hadn’t been hurt.
But the happiness lasted little, because when Roman discovered Jane’s lie he became an enemy, not just for the team, but for her.
This duality of the character, the ties he has with Jane that connect directly to his humanity, the connection with the rest of the team while they’re on opposing sides of the board, makes Roman the best villain the show has had.
We can understand his motives, his actions, we can put on his skin and we can feel that internal struggle, which is really interesting and with many nuances that were developed during season 2.
Although we still hope that Roman can be redeemed. Will he?
We need more Patterson in our lives! That’s a fact and in season 2 we got what we wanted. Patterson was one of the characters that had more development and growth. We could see her in situations that took her out of her comfort zone, she had always been the beautiful and happy unicorn…until this season.
A betrayal of someone very close and dear, his subsequent death, torture, Sandstorm infiltrating everywhere, including her body, the death of her former boyfriend, the feeling of guilt … all these are some of the things that our unicorn suffered and, as it could not be any another way, they changed her.
Patterson looked less happy, much more muted, dark, almost as if her light had dimmed … but in the end it, brightened more than ever. Our unicorn is a really strong one, she faced all her internal fears and demons and came out victorious, in addition to being able to overcome Sandstorm with her incredible abilities. There is no denying that the character matured throughout this process.
Throughout the season, we saw how she grew and gained prominence; hopefully in season 3 continue down this road, because we never have enough of Patterson.
Despite the fact that she was Kurt’s love interest, this character had its own great history. She showed us that she was a strong, determined woman with power as she was a senior official of one of the most important US intelligence agencies and … of Arab origin.
That’s right, with this character Blindspot broke down barriers that still, unfortunately, exist in society. In fact, Nas herself commented in one episode that she was accustomed to the looks of suspicion because of being an Arab woman in charge of an American intelligence agency. This comment was a criticism of a sad reality, people of Arab origin are subject to suspicion simply because their origin and the situation is aggravated when they have high positions.
Blindspot went a step further with Nas and criticized a tangible reality of society, in addition to teaching us that the origin of people is NOT important.
I was very happy that Nas appeared to give Sherperd her due, she had that right after having chased her for so long and losing loved ones and even her career in the process. Girl power regardless of origin! Good job Blindspot!.
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Blindspot returns on Friday, Oct. 27 at 8/7c (NBC).