Holy mother of Shepherd. We knew the second season premiere of Blindspot was going to be insane, but knowing and experiencing are two completely different things.
Not only did the show pick up three months from that heartbreaking finale, in which Weller arrested Jane and Oscar died, but as it turns out Jane was being tortured the entire time we were gone. So. Brutal.
And that wasn’t even the worst thing that happened — by the time the closing credits rolled on that insane hour, it was obvious we’re in for a totally new show this season. Let’s just look back on it all for a minute here, shall we? And be warned — you shouldn’t be reading this if you don’t want to be spoiled!
Jane’s real name is…
Alice Kruger. Okay, it’s not the sexiest name in the world. But according to showrunner Martin Gero there’s something of a meaning behind it. He tells The Hollywood Reporter that “Alice” is like Alice through the looking glass, and “Kruger” is a common South African name. Which brings us to…
Jane has a family!
The whole first season it looked as though Jane would give anything to be a part of a real family, and with one single episode she finally got that wish. Turns out that Roman (new cast member Luke Mitchell) is her brother, and big bad Shepherd (Michelle Hurd) is her mother. Or her mother-figure, to be more accurate. She took Roman and Alice in when they were kids, after their protester parents were killed. And naturally, she trained them to be completely kick ass soldiers who would do anything — including wiping their own memories — to complete a mission. And you thought you had mother issues.
Speaking of soldiers…
In yet another plot twist towards the end of the episode, the team uncovered the files on Mayfair’s computer and one of the images was Jane — you guessed it — in a soldier uniform. What?! Like, how is that even possible at this point? How many organizations has she infiltrated and how come no one has recognized her yet? Way to break our brains with one little picture, Blindspot writers.
Was that a nuke?
Okay what on earth is Shepherd and the rest of “Sandstorm” getting up to? We saw a massive rocket at the end of the episode, but Gero is being very, very cagey about the whole thing. He admitted to THR that it’s a rocket (thanks Captain Obvious) but won’t say what kind of a “payload” it is. This makes us very, very nervous. Thanks to Nas’s (Archie Panjabi) brief history lesson, we know that this organization isn’t against killing a few (or more) innocent people here and there.
There’s a freaking mole
Of course. Of course there’s a mole in the FBI, and of course it’s a character we know. To be fair, it could be Nas, since we just met her and all. But something tells us that would be way too easy. Gero and the rest of the writers love to throw these kinds of puzzles at us, and according to that interview he gave there have already been clues about who the mole could be. What does that even mean? There have been clues in the premiere? Or in Season 1? These guys plot the show out so far in advance that the latter scenario it totally likely.
And WHO is it? Is it Patterson? She gets the answers way too easily for our liking sometimes. Reade? He’s pretty shady. Or what about shifty Zapata? She does have that gambling problem — maybe they paid her off once before and she now owes them? Whoever it is, Gero says the actor (or actress) knows they’re the mole… so let’s all be on alert for clues, okay?
Which team is Jane really on?
So is she Team Weller/FBI or Team Family/Sandstorm? So far she’s telling the truth to the FBI and lying to her fam jam, but Jane just realized that she even has a family at all here, guys. We have to forgive her for not trusting them yet. And as far as the FBI goes, well they’re kind of responsible for her being tortured and all. So if she winds up turning on them could we really blame her? Man. Our heads are starting to hurt.
What’s this week’s anagram?
We suck at anagrams, plus our heads are too full from all these other questions. But as we now know, each week the show’s episode title is an anagram for something else (maybe more clues as to who the mole is?!). So does anyone have any guesses as to what “In Night So Ransomed Rogue” means? By all means, please let us know!
So many questions, so few answers.
Yeah, we’d say that this is a whole new Blindspot game in Season 2.