Warning: This story contains major spoilers from Monday’s episode of Blindspot. Read at your own risk!
Jane’s mission — or part of it, at least — was revealed during Monday’s episode of Blindspot, and it probably wasn’t what viewers, or Jane (Jaimie Alexander) for that matter, expected.
After the team dealt with some hackers trying to steal classified information from the FBI, Mayfair (Marianne Jean-Baptiste) was arrested for the murders of her short-lived new lady lover, Tom Carter (Michael Gaston), and Saul Guerrero (Lou Diamond Phillips). In turn, Jane realizes that the missions Oscar (François Arnaud) had been sending her on all facilitated setting Mayfair up.
Why?! That will be answered in the coming episodes, but suffice to say, Jane is not happy about this turn of events. “She’s just trying to do what she feels is right, but she was tricked,” Alexander tells EW.
But there’s someone even more upset, and rightly so. Not only did Jane remove Mayfair from power, but she set her up to spend the rest of her life in prison — something Mayfair won’t take sitting down. “As soon as she comes to terms with the fact that this is another person that’s died on me, it becomes very clear that she’s been set up because of the interviews and the money that she’s given to Sophia [Sarita Choudhury],” Baptiste says. “Sophia has obviously given it to this woman, and they’ve all been in on it together. Then it’s the thing of survival mode and trying to piece together what actually has happened to her.”
With Mayfair displaced as the head of the New York Office, the team will be in flux heading into the final episodes of the season. “That’s a shocking thing to happen to the team,” says Sullivan Stapleton, who plays Kurt Weller. “Mayfair is Kurt’s mentor, and to have someone accused of such crimes and then shut down, it’s a huge point in his life and in his career.”
“Patterson’s devastated just because Mayfair is somebody that she looks up to,” adds Ashley Johnson, who plays Patterson. “She’s been her boss for a long time and the first person that’s she’s worked with at the FBI. Patterson just falls apart a little bit because Patterson likes order, and when that starts to crumble, she doesn’t know what to do or how to navigate through that.”
Blindspot airs Mondays at 10 p.m. ET on NBC.