‘Blindspot’ 4×06 Review: “Ca-ca-Candidate for Cri-Cri-Crime”

We’re back one more week, blindspotters! After the previous episode, this week Blindspot had us prepared in “Ca-ca-Candidate for Cri-Cri-Crime” an episode that leaves us wanting more. All the tension and the explosion of secrets long stored are concentrated at the end of the episode, leaving us with honey on the lips and a desire for more. Let’s talk about everything!

Here we go!

CASE OF THE WEEK

On this occasion we had action on two fronts: the team was occupied with the investigation linked to Weitz and Reade was being interrogated by the CIA.

As for the investigation, I think it was the right way for Weitz to finish fitting into the team and show that he was willing to really be a part of it. He had to trust the team, tell them what he knew and work with them for the same purpose, without betrayals or secrets. And the team had to learn to give him the benefit of the doubt and trust him. They all had to be one, working with the same objective and so, in the end, it is as it has been.

In addition, this case has also served to observe the reaction of the characters to the secrets. Jane and Kurt have their own opinions which leads them to face a half hidden truth. On the other hand, Rich and Patterson have conflicting positions about this, they are a reflection of what they have experienced.

BLINDSPOT — “Ca-ca-Candidate for Cri-cri-Crime” Episode 406 — Pictured: (l-r) Mario Van Peebles as Frank Davenport, Aaron Abrams as Matthew Weitz — (Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC/Warner Bros)

Patterson totally distrusts Weitz and considers him little less than a traitor. After what she lived with Borden and even with Tasha, her trust is low and she is unable to give Weitz the benefit of the doubt. It’s something Patterson learned from experience: anyone can betray her. Patterson will have to learn to trust the people around her, because there are people who deserve to be trusted.

In contrast, Rich trusts Weitz. He has always looked over his shoulder, expecting betrayal. But in the FBI and in the team he found a family, his family, and he has lowered his guard, because he knows that they will not betray him.

Two different ways of seeing the world … and seeing this, I wonder what their reaction will be when they discover that Jane disappeared months ago and they have been trusting Remi.

As for the Reade investigation, I still marvel that the FBI or the CIA work more by investigating their own people than by catching the criminals they must catch. Leave my baby alone once and for all!

WEITZ

I like this character. Although I have to admit that I fell into the trap and I was disappointed he threw Reade to the dogs that way. I could not believe how he had not defended Reade tooth and nail, and how he didn’t hesitate to fire him after giving the team a talk that spoke precisely of trust, of being part of a family and of protecting one another. I was outraged and applauded Reade when he called him a snake.

But then I had to swallow all my words, and I’m happy I did. Weitz has learned that he must trust his team and protect them, even if his career is on the line. And, of course, now it is. Claudia is even worse than Keaton, he after all, knew them and put his life on the line for them. She is not willing to do it. Therefore, Weitz has decided to pretend before her. It’s a smart and clever move, and I like that he is trying to do it.

BLINDSPOT — “Ca-ca-Candidate for Cri-cri-Crime” Episode 406 — Pictured: (l-r) Jen Richards as Sabrina Larren, Aaron Abrams as Matthew Weitz — (Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC/Warner Bros)

As a character, he has advanced a lot. He started chasing the team, as Claudia does now, but has ended up betting everything for them and being part of the family. I can’t wait to see where this takes us!

TASHA AND READE

This couple is increasingly broken … and it’s too sad to be able to put it into words. But I will try to do it.

I think the way in which Reade faces the CIA interrogation is clarifying. He has no doubt that Tasha is just not who she was, that maybe he never knew her … and that everything he felt for her is over. Although, of course, it is not like that. He can tell himself that he doesn’t care, that he doesn’t feel anything for her, that they can kill her without it hurting, that it was not because Zapata’s life was in danger that he delivered the FBI secret information, he can repeat it to himself as many times as he wants…it will never be true.

It was because of Tasha, because he gave the information and he’s hurts, everything hurts, he’s broken. Reade just wants to go back in time and go back to when it as just them, in their bed, enjoying what they felt, living it together for the first time. But he can’t. He is confused and hurt … he feels betrayed by Tasha.

For Reade, she not only left the team and turned her back on everything she had fought for, but she has also turned her back on him and that is what is killing him. His head is clear that Tasha should not be important to him and he should forget about her, that he should not care what happens to her but his heart, his heart is screaming to fight for her.

Weitz realizes that for Reade everything is personal and he doesn’t want to see Tasha dead. That’s why he puts Reade in charge of finding her. While the CIA sees the emotional involvement of Reade as a problem, Weitz realizes that it is the opposite: Reade more than anyone wants to find Tasha and will put all his efforts into it. And he is absolutely right. Reade wants to find her and have her in front of him but, when he does, who will he pay attention to, his head or to his heart?




BLINDSPOT — “Ca-ca-Candidate for Cri-cri-Crime” Episode 406 — Pictured: (l-r) Rob Brown as Edgar Reade, Aaron Abrams as Matthew Weitz — (Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC/Warner Bros)

For her part, Tasha is falling more and more into darkness. Madeline’s plans are cruel and she is being dragged by them and that is dangerous. Moreover, even the man she has threatened in this episode has touched a nerve as he tells her that he regretted what had happened to make her so, to choose that lonely road where love is a weakness that can be exploited.

Tasha’s reaction to that says it all, she stays still for a moment, recomposing herself. The truth is that she is alone, and she knows it. Reade no longer trusts her and Tasha doubts that he will forgive her after everything that has happened between them. And I can’t stop from asking myself why? I still think that Tasha is on a covert CIA mission but, after what they did to her, why accept her? They betrayed her, wanted to burn her and, even so, she accepted a mission that she knew could make her lose Reade and herself in the process. Something doesn’t fit. I think there are many things about what happened between Tasha and the CIA that we still don’t know.

And I still think that Tasha should talk to Reade. It is one thing to make the decisions she wants about her work, but she must also fight for her life with the man she loves, and the only way to do that is to confess everything to Reade. I understand that she wants to protect him, but  they have reached a point  where the only way to recover is to be sincere. What do you think?

JELLER

This episode has been a turning point for our couple. The way to face the secrets that have come to the fore due to Weitz and the case has marked them throughout the episode.

Kurt knows that she hides something from him, distrusts her and now all his movements are calculated, forced and unnatural. They are only movements and empty caresses, without feelings, but at the same time full of so many contradictory feelings …

This way of dealing reminded me of the end of season 1 and the beginning of season 2. Kurt looks at her with suspicion, with confusion, with distrust … and something more hidden behind his eyes: disappointment. This hurts, it hurts like hell.

This dynamic is repeated throughout the episode, even when Kurt and Remi talk about the secrets. Their opposing positions say it all, neither of them is talking about Weitz, but about them. They are tiptoeing with each other.

Kurt knows that “Jane” is hiding something from him but she doesn’t know that he knows it – I’m having a déjà vu about Friends at this moment. Therefore, they talk about secrets in general. Remi insists that everyone has secrets and that you never tell anyone everything yourself, while Kurt is of the opposite opinion. Their opinions reflect their way of acting and seeing life.

Remi has always coexisted between secrets and betrayals, for her, a total trust and sincerity is just utopia. While for Kurt, it is a reality, especially knowing what the secrets have done to his relationship with Jane. He learned the lesson and would never never lie to her or hide things from her again.

The truth is that you can’t keep secrets with the person you are sharing your life, sincerity is the basis of any solid, lasting and true relationship. The lies, the secrets … will only ruin that relationship.

BLINDSPOT — “Ca-ca-Candidate for Cri-cri-Crime” Episode 406 — Pictured: Sullivan Stapleton as Kurt Weller — (Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC/Warner Bros)

This topic is brought up again later, when Remi asks if it is worth knowing a truth when the consequence of it is to end all the beautiful around. Kurt’s response is clear: “it’s finished, it’s founded on lies.” And he is absolutely right. To live a lie, a secret is only to live in a fantasy, in an unreality.

The real can be harder, more painful, but it will be real, what is built under the truth will be what lasts. What is built under lies eventually ends up falling and is much worse than if the truth had come to light from the beginning.

But people are like that, we are human. And sometimes for fear of losing someone important to us we decide to lie … and we run even more risk of losing them when they discover the truth.

Kurt gives Remi the opportunity to tell him what happened and Remi manipulates him. She knows that her illness is what can hurt Kurt the most, his weak point. And for a moment he believes it, and he wants to save her life, no matter what. But something in him tells him it’s a lie.

Everything ends abruptly when the masks of Kurt and Remi fall and he lets her know that he has been in her secret place. Kurt takes out the gun and treats Jane as another enemy, the look of “Jane” changes and there is a kind of satisfaction and relief about not having to pretend anymore. What will happen from here? Many curves await us!

BLINDSPOT — “Ca-ca-Candidate for Cri-cri-Crime” Episode 406 — Pictured: Jaimie Alexander as Jane Doe — (Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC/Warner Bros)

In another order of things, I still don’t like how they are dealing with the matter of Remi, her doubts and the reappearance of Jane. Although it could be considered that Remi’s questions about the secrets answer her doubts, it is not enough and it is not clear that this is the case.

So we went from clearly showing Remi’s doubts in the previous episode to showing nothing in this one. It has no logic, no continuity or meaning. I keep saying that if they introduce Remi’s doubts they should continue with them but they can’t appear and disappear. They are not dealing with this issue in a satisfactory way … I hope that soon I will have to eat my own words.

CONCLUSION

In conclusion, it has been an episode that has left us with honey on the lips. They have been smart enough to leave all the impact to the end. It didn’t seem like a really important or especially surprising episode … until the end. That is when one thing after another, secret after secret, has exploded and left us wanting more.

In two weeks they leave us wanting to know what will happen and eating our nails, because those last ten minutes have changed everything. The masks have fallen off and leave us wanting to know what will happen from that inflection point.

Agree? Disagree? Don’t hesitate to share your opinion with us in the comments below! We’ll be back in two weeks with the 4×07 “Case: sun, moon and the truth.” And here’s the promo for the next episode.

Blindspot airs Fridays at 8 / 7c on NBC.



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