Blindspot “Evil Handmade Instrument” Review


Did the midseason finale of Blindspot deliver? Find out here.

Following-up on last week’s events, the FBI are thrust into solving who murdered David (Patterson’s boyfriend). What followed was a satisfying episode and somewhat a rare episode that did not delve into the tattoos that much.

This being an episode focusing on the fallout of David’s death, it is only logical that the spotlight be focused on Patterson, and Patterson did not shy away from it. With David’s death serving as the driving force for Patterson, she not only uncovered the pieces of evidence or clues into finding out who the Russian spies were, but also had a shining moment when she took over the interrogation and even bluffed her way out of it. It was a defining moment in my opinion, one that serves as a coming-out party for Patterson in this team.

Blindspot - Season 1

The case though was pretty straight-forward, one that involves Russian sleeper agents in the USA and was inadvertently activated by David when he went snooping around the library and the book. The Russian spies’ mission was to eliminate Russian defectors and those who chose to speak out against Putin. While the reason behind this might have been lesser than the previous cases, it did serve as a good plot thread to finally have some character development.

How the case was solved and the final encounter between the FBI and the remaining Russian agents were toned-down here as compared to the rest of the season, but I’m not one to complain about that since a hand-to-hand combat was better than the regular shoot out.

Aside from this, a lot was going on this hour as we got to see how this particular death affected the entire team, but the most important ones came at the end of the episode with Carter abducting Jane and torturing her on anything regarding Daylight. But lo and behold, the man with the tree tattoo rescues Jane with a really big reveal that it was in fact Jane who did this to herself. Quite a cliffhanger.

Oh, and I chose to ignore that kiss between Weller and Jane for the simple reason that it really was forced.



This episode was an example of what the show should be. Patterson delivered big in this episode, and should serve as a major defining moment for her.


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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