Blindspot: Jaimie Alexander, Sullivan Stapleton on Jane-Weller relationship
If you thought Jane and Weller’s relationship was complicated already, just wait until Monday’s episode of Blindspot.
Tension rises when Weller’s current flame Allie (Trieste Kelly Dunn) must turn to Jane (Jaimie Alexander) and Weller (Sullivan Stapleton) for help on a case involving Rich Dotcom (Ennis Esmer). “The current relationship and the happiness between [Weller and Allie] could drive a wedge in the friendship between Kurt and Jane and that closeness that he has with her, because she’s someone that he lost a long time ago,” Stapleton tells EW. “That connection could be pushed or tested with other people.” In other words: “Jealousy, it’s a bad thing.”
But with Weller’s father on his deathbed, it actually drives him even closer to Jane, who is secretly tasked by Oscar (Francois Arnaud) with faking a childhood memory that may end up sending Weller down a rabbit hole. “Taylor remembers certain childhood experiences that obviously drive Kurt into searching for other suspects for that crime, for the kidnapping of that child,” Stapleton says.
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Speaking of Oscar, Jane continues to fall more in love with her covert handler, which could compromise her moving forward. “When anyone falls in love with someone it kind of clouds their judgment,” Alexander says. “In Jane’s case, it’s very dangerous. She has feelings that are resurfacing for Oscar. Of course, she still has feelings for Weller, though in the present time she’s definitely giving more of her attention to Oscar. There’s that appeal that he knows; he knows who she is. He has so many answers and she wants those answers. She wants relief. She wants somebody that she can go to that is now becoming very familiar, so it’s a lot of stuff like that, that she just can’t seem to have with Weller at the moment.”
But the real question is whether Jane can actually trust Oscar, who has so far kept her in the dark about their true mission. Adds Alexander, “I guess that’s part of the appeal and the danger is that she doesn’t know she can trust him, but she does have memories that imply that he is very trustworthy.”
Blindspot airs Mondays at 10 p.m. ET on NBC.