Blindspot “Hero Fears Imminent Rot” Review (Season 2, Episode 3)

Hero Fears Imminent Rot

Last night’s episode of Blindspot focused on trust. Not only the trust that is very slowly building back between Jane and the FBI team but also between Jane and her adoptive mother Shepherd.

The focus of trust between Shepherd and Jane was put to the test – literally – when Jane was ordered to take down a man who was supposed to be providing Shepherd with a cloned microchip. It would seem that Jane cozied up to Jeffrey Kantor, a highly skilled engineer, before her memory was wiped and she was left in Times Square. What the purpose is of this cloned microchip is still very much a secret like pretty much everything else associated with Sandstorm – the code name given to Shepherd and her group.

What could they need the microchip for? For than likely it has something to do with that larger than life missile for which we saw Roman and Shepherd standing above in the show’s season premiere. What exactly does Shepherd and her group need this missile for and, more to the point, who are they going to use it against?

Elsewhere in the story, the team was on the hunt for two bombers who were seeking revenge because of secret weapons tests that took the lives of their loved ones. First they bombed a taxi at the Brooklyn Navy Yard; then they bombed a building in the city. Thankfully, Patterson was able to figure out their next step – placing a bomb at Prospect Park – and the team was able to stop the backpack bomb from going off by – of all things – shooting it to pieces. But, Jane jumped the gun (figuratively speaking, to a degree), racing after one of the bombers into a dense crowd of people. Just as the other bomber was taking aim at her, Weller took him down, allowing the bomber who Jane was chasing to get away.

Unfortunately, the escaped bomber wasn’t finished and he next showed up at a Navy Career Center with a suicide vest. As we saw, Weller offered himself up to save the people trapped inside the building with the bomber. He even donned the suicide vest and was thisclose to getting the bomber to hand over the trigger when Nas took aim and shot him twice in the chest. The fireworks that followed between Weller and Nas was to be expected; and I am guessing it won’t be the last time they come to verbal blows.

On a lighter note, it was a nice change of pace to see Zapata giving Patterson a hard time about her date – and how about that kiss between Patterson and Dr. Borden. Not sure that an inter-office romance is such a good idea; but time will tell.

I am also curious about what Reade will do about the repressed memories of his time in football camp and what Coach Jones may (or may not) have done to him as a teenager. I have a feeling that if he doesn’t investigate his own memories, it will haunt him especially if that man isn’t put on trial for what he did to all those victims.

How did you feel about this episode? Are your afraid for Jane given the ultimatum her brother issued? Which of Jane’s rabbits do you think Roman will focus on if she doesn’t find her way back to them? Please share your thoughts in our comments section below.

The next new episode of the second season of ‘Blindspot’ will air on NBC next Wednesday, October 5 at 8/7c.