The Complete Second Season
review by Bobby Blakey
One of the biggest shows of last season was NBCs Blindspot starring Jamie Alexander, Sullivan Stapleton, Rob Brown, Audrey Esparza, Ashley Johnson and Marianne Jeam-Baptiste. The second season looked to step things up even further and now fans can bring it home with Blindspot: The Complete Second Season.
Blindspot follows a mysterious “Jane Doe” who is found in a duffle bag in Times Square. Crazy! But stranger yet, is that she is completely covered in cryptic tattoos! One of the tattoos is the name of FBI agent Kurt Weller, but does he know her? Does she know him? How did she get these tattoos? What does it all mean? The second season continues to unravel the conspiracy behind her missing identity and her former life with the shadowy organization known as Orion—before joining Weller and the FBI. New faces appear on the faceless organization with the addition of Luke Mitchell and Michelle Hurd as members of the shadowy team that initially sent Jane to the FBI. In addition, The Good Wife’s Archie Panjabi joins the second season as the head of a secret division within the NSA that’s also been tracking Jane Doe’s case from afar. With everything somehow connected to Jane and her cryptic tattoos, the riddle of clues inked in her skin and erased from her mind is more crucial than ever!
This seasons continued the clever storytelling of the previous season and with each episode we find a new connection between a case and one of Jane’s tattoos, but at the same time they have evolved the show beyond just a tattoo of the week case. They have allowed the story and all the characters to evolve making the focus be more on the team as opposed to just Jane and Kurt. I love that they didn’t wait around for numerous seasons to start getting some answers with this season technically wrapping it all up while still setting the tone for something all new next season. They have taken the overall story in multiple directions allowing the individual characters to deal with issues that not only affect themselves but also the team and the case itself.
Jaimie Alexander continues to delivers some excellent fight scenes in this show as well as bring the emotional turmoil needed to make the character work. The rest of the cast are all great as well offering up some great chemistry that makes them feel like more of a family than a team. I really enjoyed this season so much more than the first which was already good. The action seemed to better and the story was a lot more fast paced and cohesive. They essentially ditched the case of the week kind of thing and just kept things moving forward. The ending to this season was an interesting direction that opens up some interesting ideas for season three that I hope won’t get too far out there.
In addition to all 22 episodes of the season as well as bonus content including unaired scenes, bound and gag reel, featurettes and more. Join the case to decipher her tattoos with Blindpsot: The Complete Second Season available now on Digital HD and then on Blu-ray and DVD from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.