When I saw the trailer for this show I laughed out loud. Laughed at its ridiculous concept (a woman with tattoos all over her body and her memory wiped completely out is found in a bag in Times Square) thinking that it was one of the silliest things I had seen in a while. Dial forward a couple of months and here I am anxiously awaiting the next episode of Blindspot. That’s how things go, I guess, you can’t really judge a book by its heavily tattooed cover.
Jane Doe (played by Jaimie Alexander), as she is named, is found naked in Times Square in a bag with her body completely covered in tattoos. One of the tattoos is the name of FBI agent Kurt Weller (played by Sullivan Stapleton). Agent Weller, under the command of Bethany Mayfield (played by Marianne Jean-Baptiste), and his team, Edgar Reade (played by Rob Brown), Tasha Zapata (played by Audrey Esparza) and tech expert Patterson (played by Ashley Johnson) begin investigating Jane and her tattoos. She quickly becomes part of the team as she demonstrates that she can handle a gun, fight and speak several languages. The tattoos begin leading the FBI on a dangerous and unpredictable trail of criminals, drug lords, terrorists, etc. With each case they are presented with they are dragged deeper and deeper into a dangerous world. All the while Jane and Weller are trying to figure out who she really is.
Okay, so yes the concept is far-fetched and unrealistic but somehow it draws you in. It does deliver on the entertainment factor. Plus the two leads have great chemistry. Every week you wonder who she is and are they going to get it on. Of course, they drag out the latter part over the entire first season. Every character is a little grey. Meaning no one is clearly the good guy or girl. Even the FBI agents. They all have skeletons in their closet which make the delving into the characters’ personal lives all the more interesting. While the stories can get a little repetitive there is still something that makes you come back for more.
-Behind the Scenes Featurettes:
Casting The Team
Oscar: The Handler
Weller Takes Action
Make It GO Boom!
-19 Deleted Scenes
-2015 Comic-Con Panel
-Bound and Gag Reel
-“Pilot” Audio Commentary