“Blindspot” Season 1 Episode 9 “Authentic Flirt ” aired last Monday, Nov. 15, 2015, at 10:00 p.m. on NBC. In this episode, the team helped out US Marshal Allison Knight (Trieste Kelly Dunn) recover a hacked Witness Protection list by FBI Special Agent Kurt Weller (Sullivan Stapleton) and Jane Doe (Jaimie Alexander) going undercover as a married couple. Meanwhile, David (Joe Dinocol) tried to help Patterson out by solving the mystery of the coded books, which had dire consequences.
The episode began with a man getting tortured and shot by a couple.
Meanwhile, after discovering a hidden message from David (Joe Dinocol) at the coffee truck she usually got it from, FBI Forensic Science Unit Head Patterson (Ashley Johnson) met up with David. She told him that they still couldn’t be together as of the moment.
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Before going to work, FBI Agent Tasha Zapata (Aubrey Esparza) was confronted by CIA Deputy Director Thomas “Tom” Carter (Michael Gaston) to plant a state of the art bug inside Jane Doe’s (Jaimie Alexander) safe house.
Later on, much to Zapata’s annoyance, a very worried Carter paid a visit to the FBI, where he told FBI Assistant Director Bethany Mayfair (Marianne Jean-Baptiste) that he would rather have it that Saul Guerrero (Lou Diamond Phillips) got killed in prison rather than sign a deal with Mayfair that would guarantee his silence.
The team was then called by Patterson, who had discovered that some letters on Jane’s tattoos pointed to a website with a very suspicious forum thread. It led the team to a house in Staten Island, where they took out a professional hit team, the same couple from the first scene of the episode, and found tickets to a gala and a pin that would identify them.
After discovering the true identity of the assassins, FBI Special Agent Kurt Weller (Sullivan Stapleton) was reunited with his ex-girlfriend, US Marshal Allison Knight (Trieste Kelly Dunn) , as it turned out that what was being sold on the forum was a hacked Witness Protection list.
Jane and Weller then went undercover as a married couple. They discovered that their seller was a dangerous dark web character named Rich Dot Com (Ennis Esmer). He had also sold the list to another buyer, whom the pair located by hacking into Rich’s security system.
However, Rich caught them knocking out the other buyer, and bought Weller’s story that the other buyer was a federal agent.
After bringing them up, Weller and Jane managed to knock out Rich’s guards, and took him hostage. Thankfully, Zapata and Reade had found them just in time to take out the other guards.
Back at the FBI, Allison thanked them for getting back the list, and told Jane that Weller was a very good catch.
After work, Mayfair went to visit Guerrero, only to discover that she had been too late, as he had been stabbed, and Zapata decided to lose the bug before she went to Jane’s house warming party.
However, the party was abruptly interrupted as Patterson received the call from Mayfair that David had been found dead in an alley.
It turned out that he had tried to figure out the mystery of the coded books, and had followed a redheaded woman. She had been using the books, into a dark alley where the man with the tree tattoo (Francois Arnaud) had found him.
During the episode, Jane also began to remember that the man with the tree tattoo had been her fiancé, and that she had given back his ring.
The past episode was pretty jam packed with emotion and action, but according to show creator Martin Gero, who recently had an interview with Entertainment Weekly, the next episode will be even more emotionally charged, especially as the team will be dealing with the aftermath of David’s death.
Gero clarified that they had chosen David’s character to be the first character death of the show, as he was someone that the team cared about, but he was still someone that the viewers were too invested in.
Also, this will give a certain sense of perspective to the team and especially Patterson, that the puzzles they are solving aren’t just all fun and games.
Jane, according to Gero, feels guilty about her tattoos having led to someone’s demise, and will be affected by the way Patterson deals with her grief.
It was also teased that the upcoming episode, the fall finale, will be a very “fun” episode, and it was teased that the final ten minutes of the episode would be especially interesting to watch.
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