Blindspot: Eight Slim Grins
October 6, 2015 6:54 AM - Season 1, Episode 3 - Subscribe

A jewel thief--a member of an infamous crew--is caught after a nearly perfect heist and he has a connection to Jane Doe. Meanwhile, the question of whether she is the missing Taylor Shaw is solved.
posted by Brandon Blatcher (7 comments total)
I'm glad that at least they resolved the "stay in the car!" "I don't want to stay in the car!" bit that is so extemely played out in all buddy cop/civilian shows and was already grating here. Too bad they felt the need for two pretty anvilicious scenes of "we're a puzzle that already fits together!" before they got to that.

I'm hoping that now we're confirmed that Marianne Jean-Baptists's character is Officially Shady, she'll have more to do.
posted by TwoStride at 6:57 AM on October 6, 2015

Yeah, it appears they solved the mystery of who she is, but I'm not totally sold that just yet. And hopefully they're done with the "here's a person that knows me, whoops they're dead" trope for a couple of episodes. But the frantic pace and Jaimie Alexander's acting has me interested for now, along with mild interest about the larger conspiracy.

FYI, the episode titles are clues to...something?
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 8:28 AM on October 6, 2015

I'm just not finding this one as compelling as Quantico, another new mystery/thriller show. That the show's creators didn't think viewers would catch on to the episode titles so fast just makes me think they really overestimate their cleverness.
posted by GhostintheMachine at 11:42 AM on October 6, 2015

So if the pilot is WOE IS JOINED then that's likely WHO IS JANE DOE.
posted by phearlez at 12:05 PM on October 6, 2015

I want to like this show, but I can't help thinking someone had a great idea, but has no clue where they're going with it.

That aside, the male lead doesn't seem like a very good actor--kind of one note.

Also, is the purpose of the Edgar Reade character to lampshade everything? Because I agree with almost everything he says.

I think there's a good series in this and the characters have potential, but I'm not convinced they're going to get there.
posted by idb at 2:00 PM on October 6, 2015

I'm so happy that they're actually moving forward with the plot. This is a Berlanti production--same guy who does the Flash and Arrow--and he's finally apparently learning the lesson that letting plot pieces dangle forever doesn't work well even if it seems like they need to hit at a certain point in the season arc. Put it on the table and resolve it, boom.

Most of the acting is pretty good given the script (I wish Jaimie Alexander got expressions beyond *wibble* and *asskicking*) but I agree that Agent Wonder Bread is the weakest link by a good measure.
posted by immlass at 7:35 AM on October 7, 2015

R.I.P. Ruggedly Handsome Man.
posted by homunculus at 10:08 PM on October 7, 2015

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