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

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okay 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 dont 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 Janes 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 jewellery 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 .

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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 ahs 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” 

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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 

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Blindspot Episode Tattoo Analysis

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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

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Blindspot Episode Tattoo Analysis

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all SEAL tattoos are different theres 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 

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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 !

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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, untill 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

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Patterson finds a car registered to one of Casey + Travis’ cousins – which should be in Philidelphia but is driving round the outter 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

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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 hella shifty 7 says she’ll look at it later 

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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 – hella badass!

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Blindspot Episode Tattoo Analysis

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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 frsutrated 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 

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

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Patterson comes back to Kurt w the DNA test she ran to see if Jane Doe & Taylor Shaw were a match – and hot damn they are ! Quote “You are Taylor Shaw”

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Blindspot Episode Tattoo Analysis

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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

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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 disapeared for a few years they were with Janes crew – whoever was training her did the same for them. Granted they were already SEALs & had a chunk of the basics down .