Catching Up on ‘Blindspot’: “Careless Whisper”
Continuing on our little catch up is the eleventh episode of Blindspot titled, “Careless Whisper”. In this episode, we get to see glimpses of a dramatized version of the team via a dead author’s unfinished manuscript. In addition to that, the team chases a serial killer, Madeline’s friend, Dominic rescues Zapata from the CIA, and Jane’s health only gets worse.
Zapata wakes up in the trunk of a car in the CIA’s custody but before they take her into what I assume is a CIA black site, someone shows up to knock them out. That someone turns out to be Dominic Masters, one of Madeline’s friends. The meetup with Del Toro is long overdue but Zapata goes anyway, hoping that there’s still a chance to figure it out. Del Toro leaves her a phone on the ground and tells Zapata that he refuses to help her and Madeline because she failed to show up at the original meet. But Zapata lies to Dominic and says he’s still up for the job.
Strangely, our favorite FBI team investigates a homicide of a Winston Pear, who happens to be one of Kurt’s favorite’s author. He’s also known to write about real criminals through his fictional stories. They find Winston’s last unfinished manuscript titled, “Inked to Death: The Jane Doe Mystery”. The book’s about the team and it’s surprisingly accurate, thanks to Brianna, a woman in the office who leaked info about them to Winston. In the book, he writes about the team going after a serial killer who he names, “The New York Ripper”. So, obviously, the team looks for the serial killer using clues found in Winston’s book.
Winston’s book points them towards the direction of a cop, named Gerald, but he has a solid alibi of traveling at the time of the murders. They eventually figure out that the killer is actually Gerald’s step-sister, Iris. Unfortunately, Iris gets to Jane right before the team figures it out. Even worse, Jane is going blind because of the zip poisoning, so she isn’t able to fight back. Or at least that’s what I expect. They just show that Jane’s gone by the time Rich gets back to the car. Regardless, Jane fights her way out of it in the dark as the team swoops in to arrest Iris. With Jane’s health getting worse, she also suffers a grand mal seizure while she’s recovering in the hospital, which, according to Dr. Roga (i.e. the doctor that created zip, who we met in the last episode) means that Jane only has a few days left to live.
The fake dramatized version of the show, shown via Winston’s book, was entertaining and a fun change of pace. It makes sense that Jane’s health is declining. It’s been a relatively slow decline beforehand considering that she’s had the zip drug in her system for four years now. I’m assuming that Roman had either a much more concentrated version or more of it in his system because he started getting sick a lot faster than Jane did. But being that Jane’s the main character of the show, I’m sure the team will find the Stanton cells they need just in the nick of time to save Jane’s life. As for Zapata’s situation, I’m guessing that Dominic, is going to turn out to be much more dangerous than we initially thought.
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