Well well, Blindspot has finally returned to our screens, and what an opener it began with. I will say that i quite enjoy the turn it has taken, even more so that they let a whole year and a half to two year gap happen in the meantime. This makes the show a little more realistic in that they had a period of time where things got to be normal before the chaos began again, as opposed to just a continuous stream of ridiculous and crazy happenings occurring one after the other year after year. The end of the last season had me a little anxious as it seemed a little far-fetched that we had a whole new range or level or bio-luminescent tattoos to be following, but i was eating my words as when it began and half way through the first episode i was pretty damn happy with the turn things had taken. Anyone who is commenting that its taken a dip or its not on the level of higher caliber shows, yes in some ways you’ve got a point. But Blindspot has never attempted or pretended to be something insanely clever or philosophical, its mystery, action (pretty damn badass action..) and humour. That is the cornerstone of the show, or cornerstones of the show, if you will. There is no pretence or delusions of grandeur in this. And this reviewer is pretty damn happy with how they’ve chosen to go about the beginning of their third season.
We find that Jane and Kurt got married and had a good 18 months of married and domestic bliss before good old Roman turns up (looking unfairly good i may add…) to fuck shit up. Literally and metaphorically. It adds a new interesting layer and the path it sets us down is a nice concoction of familiar and different.
I quite like that Jane’s progression as a character is always and continually growing, she’s got complex emotions that make her range as an actress and protagonist that bit more believable, she’s never had a concept of herself as fully formed and therefore mentally grows and reforms. The reminiscence of this first episode of series three to the first ever episode was knitted in pretty damn well, having that nostalgic moment being brought back to life was pretty damn satisfying.
Also, the fact that the creators have managed to seamlessly integrate my favourite side recurring character that occasionally delved into episodes is now potentially a full member of the new team, had me smirking. Welcome back Rich.
It’s direction and cinematography aswell is something that as a film student i think has been elevated this season, the first fight scene we see Reed, Zapata and Patterson in is constructed perfectly. The fight scenes in this, particularly Jane’s were always a huge draw as they were always choreographed incredibly, but this season the direction of said fight scenes seems to have upped the ante.
Our new tattoos are setting up an immeasurable amount of paths and plots to go down.
The episode also starts us off with so many more mysteries than just simply the tattoos, we’ve got Zapata who’s in on a tattoo thats yet to be uncovered and prays the team don’t find out (what, we have no clue..) Rich and Patterson had some kind of interaction in the space of time that had passed.. and then Roman threatens to tell Jane “What happened in Berlin” if Kurt doesn’t help him with a tattoo…. so many mysteries to be explored this season, all in all it’s piqued my interest once again! Having Jane’s brother back in the show is something that’s made my day..
Taking on bad guys seems to be nearly a type of foreplay with these two, their dynamic being explored further is something that has a myriad of avenues to meander down. Bring on Season 3.