Blindspot “Cede Your Soul” Review

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A government locator app is the main focus of this week’s episode. Did it improve the show or was it another run-of-the-mill episode?

For Blindspot, the show has been one of the early hits of this Fall’s TV line-up, but the weekly villain format is starting to get old coupled with the snail-paced character development, and the lack of an overarching villain.

This week was more of the same.

The good part about this week’s episode was Ana, the hacker, and how her app tied to the, you guessed it, tattoo on Jane. What followed was a typical arrest of Ana and Jane’s penchant of breaking the rules and getting invested in Ana.

What differs this episode is that we learn that Ana is the victim here, and that her app which tracks down government vehicles, were being used by a, you guessed right again, a terrorist group.

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What follows now is the usual stuff where the FBI tracks down the group and gets into a shoot-out just before the episode ends.

The saving grace for this episode are the minor characters. Ana was someone worth getting invested in as she was a likeable character. Patterson was her usual self, which is always welcome, and with that banter between Ana on how to properly hack and the way they interacted was a welcome treat.

Photo from the episode

As for the main characters, I am really not liking the development, or lack thereof, of our main guys. Jane and Weller have that weird tension that really doesn’t feel earned with that underlying “romantic thing” between them. It doesn’t help that Weller continues to be that stoic guy and Jane being really helpless at times. I wish that the show would focus more on the main characters individually and let them grow instead of throwing us into a romantic scenario between them.

Quick points:

  • The explanation that there might be an underlying puzzle on Jane’s tattoos are a welcome twist, hopefully an overarching baddie now appears.
  • The guy with the tree tattoo (I think I created a novel here) provides that mystery, hopefully he doesn’t get killed off… Again…
  • The dialogue usually echoes what the viewers think, especially when Weller said that the tattoos may be tied to a terrorist group.
  • Zapada’s story seems more of a distraction.
  • The FBI File on Guerrero might be something to look forward to since Patterson has already brought it up with Weller.

The Score: 2.5/5

Blindspot continues its formula of a weekly baddie, and its wearing thin quickly. The show should start to progress and move forward with the story. The hacker plot was a welcome change, but ultimately could not save the episode from being a filler of sorts.

Gino is the Gladiators’ resident TV and comic book reviewer. He is a lawyer in the making at day and full on geek by night. He believes that the lightsaber is the best weapon during a zombie apocalypse. #AgeOfTheGeek


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