Blindspot Tattoo Analysis Meanings The Candy Men

Blindspot – Tattoo Analysis (3) The Candymen

A further investigation + analysis of Jane Doe’s Tattoos, the mysteries they hold and her murky + elusive past.

Blindspot Episode Tattoo Analysis

So we left off in the last episode with Jane being man-handled by the mysterious Bearded man in her apartment & it continues there . He goes to take his hand away from her mouth but she attacks him (obviously – self defence – man breaks into her home in the middle of the night) after a few seconds tussle he shouts “stop, stop i don’t wanna hurt you” they fight a few second more and then Jane pins him up against the wall & demands “how did you get in here?” he responds “we avoid detection, its part of our training”.

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This prompts a new flashback which entails of Jane bandaging Beardys arm and saying “you’ll be fine” with a smile on both their faces.

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He says he’ll tell her if she lets him go – she does immediately – he asks “did they find the SEAL tattoo yet?” Jane responds “who did this to me? Why did they send me to the FBI?” he cryptically responds “You cant trust them” & then gets shot multiple times through Jane’s window.

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It then cuts to the team dissecting the evenings events, the building across the way is most likely where the shooter was – no shells no trace – similar with Beardy himself : prints, dental, blood-work there is nothing in the system – just like Jane Doe all over again, the guys a ghost.

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Cut to a bunch a robbers about to take on a jewelry store.

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We see one of the team holding the others up for a specific item that has to be unlocked – delaying them and ends in one brave man shooting the masked man holding the door for the others – he gets a shot gun to the head but the team have no choice but to leave him.

Blindspot Episode Tattoo Analysis

 We then go to Jane who’s in session with Dr. Borden – she makes a compelling speech after he tells her a break in is an intimate violation – she responds “I’ve been drugged, my memory has been erased, my entire body has been tattooed without my consent, a break in at my safe house is the least intimate of my violations”.

Blindspot Episode Tattoo Analysis

Borden then asks, rather intensely, if Jane trusts the FBI to keep her safe? Aligning with last nights events it leads to an uncomfortable shift.

Blindspot Episode Tattoo Analysis

Patterson then begins the episodes main squeeze – a jewellery heist – most of the crew got away but they apprehended one assailant – ordinarily this kind of case would be quite irrelevant except the perp had the exact same SEAL tattoo as Jane.

Blindspot Episode Tattoo Analysis

All SEAL tattoos are different there’s no specific design that has to be adhered to but they’re all based around a Trident theme – but this man’s is a perfect match w Jane’s.

Blindspot Episode Tattoo Analysis

Once the fingerprints come through they find out that their injured perp is “Casey Robek” . When Casey was 18 a shrink diagnosed him with high intelligence, utter amorality & inherent violence . So guess who scoops him up ? Someone who thought they could add Honour Courage & Commitment to that list: Military.Navy SEALs.

Blindspot Episode Tattoo Analysis

We see that he was recruited right out of school w his older brother Travis & their friend Omar. The three then disappear for over ten years, not a single entry on their files, more ghosts like Jane, until 2 years ago when they all got honorably discharged and Reed cops that 2 years ago is when the Candymen started knocking over jewellery stores. So SEAL recruiters view Amorality as an asset, interesting.

Blindspot Episode Tattoo Analysis

Patterson finds a car registered to one of Casey + Travis’ cousins – which should be in Philadelphia but is driving round the outer burrows of NYC – so the team head off to find him – Whilst the team are occupied Patterson lucks out and finds an FBI case file amongst the masses of tattoos.

Blindspot Episode Tattoo Analysis

She finds that she has insufficient clearance to see the heavily redacted files. But she sees that Bethany Mayfair (their boss) is listed as the case officer. She brings it to her n Mayfair acts incredibly shifty 7 says she’ll look at it later.

Blindspot Episode Tattoo Analysis

Meanwhile Casey has woken up after extensive surgery so Weller and Jane head to the hospital. Whilst there the hear gunshots – they’ve no signal in their phones (what Travis had been purchasing earlier was the components to build a jammer which disrupts cell signals) they also cut the main line – so they cant call for backup – Kurt and Jane have to take them on alone. There’s some serious action that happens and Jane end up killing Omar with a fucking large knife – pretty damn badass!

Blindspot Episode Tattoo Analysis

Meanwhile Casey has woken up after ext – Jane gets to speak to Casey after his intubation tube has come out. she asks him how he knows her + with his dying breath he whispers “Orion” – Jane upset at losing another piece of the puzzle gets frustrated that everytime they have a lead it slips through their fingers. Kurt tells her that they have a theory about who she may be – queue Taylor Shaw info.

Blindspot Episode Tattoo Analysis

Back at headquarters they debrief Mayfair with everything they learned – Zapata talks “So “Orion” its a name, its a constellation, its a city, its a myth & seems quite vague” they call it a night.

Blindspot Episode Tattoo Analysis

Patterson comes back to Kurt w the DNA test she ran to see if Jane Doe & Taylor Shaw were a match. Quote “You are Taylor Shaw”.

Blindspot Episode Tattoo Analysis

At the very end of the episode we see Mayfair meeting with Tom Carter (Deputy Director of the CIA) – who discuss the dangerous potential threat to them if the people who did this to Jane know about “Daylight”. Carter suggests taking out Jane – Mayfair w her level head says Jane knows nothing, its the people who did this to her she’s worried about.

Blindspot Episode Tattoo Analysis

He adds to the intriguie by saying that only 4 people in the world know about this and one of them is already dead ..

so, assumptions?

We have a few new things to ponder n contemplate

what is Orion ?

What is Daylight ?

How was Jane previously connected to the Candymen crew? Since they had SEAL tattoos i would reckon that when the Candymen disappeared for a few years they were with Jane’s crew – whoever was training her did the same for them. Granted they were already SEALs & had a chunk of the basics down.