‘Blindspot’ Recap and Spoilers: The ‘Pilot’ and ‘A Stray Howl’
“Blindspot” Season 1 Episode 1 “Pilot” aired last Monday, Sept. 21, 2015 at 10:00 p.m. on NBC. In this episode, the FBI becomes embroiled in the investigation of a lifetime after a Jane Doe (Jaimie Alexander), an amnesiac tattooed with clues all over her body, was found in Times Square. In the process of discovering who she is and what the tattoos mean, FBI Agent Kurt Weller (Sullivan Stapleton) and the rest of the team began to uncover, piece by piece, the mysteryies surrounding Jane Doe, which led hem to several conspiracies, which they then tried to thwart. WARNING: This article will contain spoilers for “Blindspot” Season 1 Episode 1 “Pilot”, and for the second episode of the season, “A Stray Howl.”
The episode began in Time Square in New York City, where the bomb squad unit of the New York Police Department carefully opened a mysterious bag addressed to the FBI. Suddenly, a woman (Jaimie Alexander), with nothing on save the tattoos all over her body, came out of the bag.
While she was being processed by the FBI, which included getting a scan of all of her tattoos, FBI Agent Kurt Weller (Sullivan Stapleton), whose name was tattooed on her back, was flown in from an operation in Kentucky.
However, it was discovered that there was no record of her at all, and that her memory had been completely erased by a particular drug.
The next morning, Dr. Borden (Ukweli Roach), at the FBI, reassured their Jane Doe that she could still figure out who she was by experiencing new things, and making new choices.
It turned out that she could understand Chinese. It was after she read out the address of Chao Zheng (Yung-I Chang), as his address and that day’s date were tattooed behind her ear.
Weller then reluctantly brought Jane along with him. She ended up acting as their interpreter. Thanks to her, they discovered that Zheng was going to detonate a bomb in three and a half hours, after which a video clip of him addressing America and the officials who constantly ignored the suffering of the Chinese people. His mother had died at a Chinese prison camp, and his pleas had fallen on deaf American ears.
While this happened, while waiting in the apartment’s hallway, Jane ended up beating up an abusive husband. It shocked both her and Weller, as she displayed impressive fighting skills. This, however, was explained by the fact that one of her tattoos was covering a SEAL tattoo. It meant that she had probably been part of a Special Forces or a Black Ops group before all of this.
As they rushed out of the apartment to the train station, where Zheng was headed, a man stepped out of the shadows and watched them.
Inside a train, Zheng managed to uncouple some of the cars of the train, and left a bomb on the remaining cars. Unable to deactivate the bomb in time, Weller decided to reduce the size of the blast, and threw it away from the train cars before it blew up.
Afterwards, the group headed to the Statue of Liberty. It was after Weller realized that Zheng had been quoting in the video from the plaque on Lady Liberty.
There, Weller and Zheng fought, but Jane saved the day after hitting Zheng squarely in the arm as he held Weller hostage.
Because of this, she managed to regain a memory- she was at an outside shooting course, being trained by the man who had been watching them.
Later that night, it was revealed that one of Jane’s numbered tattoos corresponded to the corruption case file against FBI Director Bethany Mayfair (Marianne Jean-Baptiste) corruption case. The mysterious man that had been watching them, ended up killing Zheng at the hospital he was recuperating at.
It was also revealed in the end that Jane had willingly volunteered to have her memories wiped, as she claimed that she had no other choice.
These mysteries surrounding Jane’s tattoos and her background will help save lives again, as seen in the promotional video released on Spoiler TV, and in the press release for the second episode, “A Stray Howl,” that was also released on Spoiler TV.
In the promotional video, Jane continues to train and hone her skills. The FBI uncover the true meaning of one of her tattoos which overlap each other, pointing them to the direction of Major Arthur Gibson. He is an Air Force pilot, who uses, as seen in the video, a drone, which is termed as the “most efficient killing machine” of the Air Force.
Meanwhile, Jane began to question herself after discovering a disturbing memory from her past. Weller begins to think that he might have an idea as to why his name was one her back.
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And that was all for the recap of “Blindspot” Season 1 Episode 1 “Pilot” and for the spoilers for “Blindspot” Season 1 Episode 2 “A Stray Howl”. For more news, spoilers, updates and recaps on “Blindspot” and other television shows, keep on following Movie News Guide (MNG).
Catch “Blindspot” Season 1 Episode 2 “A Stray Howl” next Monday, Sept. 28, 2015 at 10:00 p.m. on NBC.
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