Blindspot “Why Let Cooler Pasture Deform” Review (Season 2, Episode 8)


What a fall finale Blindspot aired last night, right?!

Not only did we find out the not-so-unexpected truth about Dr. Robert Borden – I SO wanted to be wrong about him!! – but also learned that Shepherd and Roman were already well aware of Jane turning sides thanks to…Borden.

It’s really quite disappointing that he turned out to be the mole within the FBI, but given the flashback the show finally provided viewers of how he and Jane originally met and how he became part of Sandstorm, it does stand to reason that he would be a part of their group. Not that that excuses his part in it all, but that there is a valid reason – at least in his eyes.

But what might have been somewhat unexpected was that Roman turned against Shepherd in the end, not being willing to kill his sister, shooting Shepherd instead. I do have to wonder, though, if Jane and Roman hadn’t been interrupted by the men pounding on that door whether he would have ended Shepherd’s life or not.

And how about that twist that instead of Jane tending to Roman’s gunshot wound but rather that she juiced him up on the same memory wipe drug that was used on her. How do you think that is going to work out? Can Roman become a different person the same way Jane did? Will his memories come back to him in bits and pieces the same way it did for Jane? And if so, will that just eventually turn him back into the killer that he is or will he go a new path the way that Jane did?

I did have a problem with this episode, though. It was the explosion at the Sandstorm compound that injured and trapped the FBI team. It was almost too easy for Weller to find Nas and Reade not to mention that Nas survived the cave-in as Reade was being pulled out of the building and that they all escaped the gas explosion just in the nick of time. It was all just a little too convenient for my taste.

And how about that whole wasted storyline of Weller being tricked into going to that hospital because Allison was supposedly in a car accident. I haven’t been a fan of the whole Allison-Weller baby storyline and this detour didn’t help matters. I hope that the writers will bring this part of the story to a conclusion quickly when it returns in January.

Then there was the fact that Reade survived being injured by that building explosion. Don’t get me wrong I like his character, but that whole thing was just too easy. But it was his reveal to Zapata that he may not have killed Coach Jones but he didn’t save him either was noteworthy. However, I also hope this part of the storyline goes by the wayside in January.

Worst of all, we are left with a cliffhanger ending finding Patterson in potential jeopardy – who got shot?: her or Borden – not to mention a broken heart. This gal is just not lucky in love.

What did you think of last night’s fall finale? What would you like to see when the show comes back from his winter hiatus? Please share your thoughts in our comments section below.

The second season of ‘Blindspot’ will return to NBC next Wednesday, January 4 at 8/7c.