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TV Series Review

Most of us keep the essence of ourselves locked inside our minds. That's where we hold our memories and emotions, our thoughts and feelings. We keep records of whether we like broccoli or not, whether we have a soft spot for '80s hair bands or Air Supply. And while some of our personality may show up outside our noggins—how we dress, how we walk, whether we sport a Mohawk or not—most of who we are, really, is hidden from sight.

For Jane Doe, it was just the opposite.

Found naked in the middle of Times Square, Jane had few memories of who or what she was. And even as her memories come back¬—as Jane discovers that she was born Alice Kruger and became a lethal South American operative called Remi Briggs—that doesn’t make it any easier to adjust to the new, frightening realities of who she is and what she’s done. Alice was innocent. Remi was a killer. Jane is … who?

Perhaps it doesn’t matter so much now. Since she was found by FBI agent Kurt Weller—the guy in charge of Jane's case (and whose name is mysteriously tattooed on Jane's back, among many, many other clues to her past life), has helped give her a new life and a new identity—as a do-gooding FBI agent. Now she, Kurt and a bevy of other allies are trying to clean up the world, one terrible person at a time.

Even if she was once a pretty terrible person herself.

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Blindspot is, essentially, a crime procedural. But it has a bit of a conspiratorial twist to it, which makes it more interesting than your typical CSI clone. Jaimie Alexander makes for a pretty riveting Jane Doe, convincingly blending frightened confusion, naked aggression and a desire to do what's right. It's her story—or lack thereof—that holds this show together each episode.

"We're defined by our choices," a doctor tells Jane. "You just don't remember which ones you've made." She's free, then, to rediscover the person she was or re-create herself in a different, perhaps better image. That's a timely message for all of us, really, given that we're all defined by our choices. And there's also a nugget of spirituality hiding in there, too: Jane's been given the same clean slate that Christians are granted through God's grace. We're new people, Jane and us. We're given a new, hopefully better, life.

But despite those promising elements, NBC did not deign to make Blindspot a new, better show. Indeed, the procedural has many of the same old problems common among crime procedurals—plus a few more to boot.

As mentioned, the first seasons were predicated on Jane's tattooed body, and as such we often see a lot of it. Almost all of it. She, Kurt and other FBI agents fight soon-to-be-felons pretty frequently, too. Fists, feet and bullets fly, leading to bloody injuries and death. And like practically every show on television these days, Blindspot turns a deaf ear to profanities.

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Episode Reviews

March 22, 2019: "The One Where Jane Visits an Old Friend"
Blindspot - September 22, 2015 - "Pilot"



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Jaimie Alexander as Jane Doe; Sullivan Stapleton as Kurt Weller; Rob Brown as Ramirez; Audrey Esparza Tasha Zapata; Marianne Jean-Baptiste as Bethany Mayfair






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Paul Asay

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