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Blindspot recap: Swift Hardhearted Stone

Just when we thought Patterson had the most awkward first date, Mayfair’s karma takes the cake

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TV Show
Drama, Mystery, Thriller
run date:
Jaimie Alexander, Sullivan Stapleton
Current Status:
In Season

Everyone’s lies are starting to catch up with them, and it’s all about to hit the fan. Will we actually get answers in the last episodes leading up to the finale, though? My patience is starting to wear thin with the multiple conspiracies surrounding this show: Orion, Mayfair/Carter/Sophia, Zapata and her new accomplice in taking down Mayfair, Oscar’s sketchy behavior… There’s a lot to wrap up. Everything is most likely tied to together in some way, but I’m ready for less episode-by-episode cases and more drama with our core group.

The case this episode surrounded a young girl that turns up in the FBI’s hands after being found covered in blood. It appears that the girl has autism spectrum disorder, as well as a photographic memory. The young girl, Maya, has a sketchbook with detailed descriptions of the different memories she carries, one of which being a sketch of her father — who just so happens to be the leader of the Ahmadi family terrorist group and fifth on FBI’s most wanted list. The family’s crest is sketched in Maya’s book, and it also is a tattoo on Jane’s body. Dr. Borden notices this when he’s assigned to treat Maya and quickly brings in the rest of the gang. They find out who her father is and try to connect the dots on where he and his group are planning their next attack.

The team recognizes another face in Maya’s book — a rogue reporter who covers the most dangerous of stories. They bring in the reporter, Jeremy Rance, and at first he plays Mr. Cool and says he can’t give up any of the sources providing him with information on the Ahmadi family. Even after the FBI warns him that he’ll be thrown in jail for withholding information about a possible attack, he still doesn’t break. The group follows another lead from one of Maya’s sketches, and it unfortunately leads them to an apartment where Maya’s mother was found dead from torture. When Jeremy hears this, he finally agrees to spill the beans: He helped Maya and her mother get to America in exchange for her story on Maya’s father and his terrorist activities.

Jeremy volunteers to help lure the terrorist group in by being bait, and they send Weller disguised as Rance to the his apartment. The ploy works, and Weller is able to take out three of the men that attacked him. Thinking they are clear of any further attacks against Maya, the group convinces Franklin, the assistant secretary of state, to let them take Maya to a safe house while they wait for her grandmother to safely arrive in the States. Dr. Borden stresses the importance of Maya being around people who are familiar and whom she trusts, but he and Weller and Co. are all there is to offer Maya at the moment.

The safe house that Patterson, Jane, Weller, and Dr. Borden take Maya to is out in the countryside and belongs to Dr. Borden. Patterson is eager to spend time with the doctor, making it clear that the writers are pushing for these two. While I’m glad Dr. Borden is finally playing a bigger role, I had inklings that his significance was more than being than Patterson’s rebound. That may be harsh, but his mysteriously calm demeanor throughout this first season (which is all of, what, 20 minutes of screen time tops?) had me thinking he may be planted by Orion to watch over Taylor or something along those lines. Who knows — he still could be!

NEXT: Sorry about your summer home, Dr. Borden