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Blindspot recap: Season 2, Episode 9

With Phase 2 on the horizon, Jane must choose to stay loyal to either Sandstorm or the FBI

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

Jane’s conflicting allegiances had to come to a head at some point. Wondering whether or not Jane would stay loyal to her FBI team has been the biggest tease early on this season. It always seemed like she’d stick with the team that found her in Times Square oh so long ago, but there was always a wild card in the equation: her brother, Roman. He was the one keeping her connected to Sandstorm, giving her a reason to stay invested. As “Why Let Cooler Pasture Deform” begins, that struggle with Roman is front and center. He says that in 12 hours Phase Two will be underway, and the world will forever be changed.

That sends Jane into a panic; well, a carefully controlled panic at least. No matter what, Jane stays focused. So, when Roman brings her to the Sandstorm compound, Jane takes note of her surroundings, spotting a water tower in the distance before grabbing a phone from underneath the floorboards inside the house. If Phase Two is about to take place, she needs to get in contact with the FBI.

When Jane gets some brief alone time in a room, she takes advantage. She breaks into Shepherd’s filing cabinet and snaps photos of some blueprints and a map with multiple locations circled. Patterson, fresh from an adorable breakfast in bed with Borden, gets the files on her phone, then Jane gets in contact with Weller. With everyone in the room at the FBI headquarters, Jane relays Roman’s comments about Phase Two.

The team puts it all together. Based on the map and the schematics, Sandstorm is going to bomb a number of power generators, an act that would not only result in electrical fires all across the country, but a nationwide permanent blackout. Or, as Weller puts it, “Sandstorm is about to send America back into the Dark Ages.”

Since the team can’t stop the bombing of every generator, their only hope is to find the Sandstorm compound. Jane mentions the water tower, and the clanging of metal along with the smell of pennies and cleaning products to the team in the hopes that they can track her down. Patterson, being the absolute boss that she is, manages to use that information to pinpoint Jane, and Sandstorm’s, likely location: an isolated farm, located near a slaughterhouse, that’s registered to a man who isn’t even alive anymore.

So, the team deploys, with orders from Nas to take Shepherd, Roman, and Jane alive. Alas, plans are never that simple. Before the FBI can even get out the door, Weller gets a call from Allie’s boyfriend saying that she’s been in a serious car accident and that he needs to get to the hospital because “tough decisions will need to be made.” So, Weller’s a no-go for the mission. Then, as if potential mother-and-baby death wasn’t enough, as Jane prepares for Phase Two she accepts a sentimental piece of gum from Roman that just so happens to knock her out cold!

Oh, but that’s not all. Not even close. As Jane wakes up tied to a chair, alone in a room with Shepherd and Roman, Blindspot drops a huge reveal. Remember how Shepherd has been saying that Sandstorm has another mole inside the FBI? Well, it’s true, and it’s perhaps the person we least expected: Borden. That’s right, the charming psychologist with the dreamy accent has been keeping tabs on Jane for Sandstorm all along.

NEXT: Voices in the rubble