“Blindspot” Season 1 Episode 7 “Sent on Tour” aired on Monday, Nov. 2, 2015, at 10:00 p.m on NBC. In this episode, the team fought for their life while trying to extract Saul Guerrero (Lou Diamond Phillips) from where he had been hiding; and FBI Forensic Head Patterson (Ashley Johnson) and her boyfriend worked on solving one of the clues together. WARNING: This article will contain spoilers for Episode 7 “Sent on Tour” and will contain spoilers for some of the upcoming episodes. Read on to learn more about this, and the upcoming episodes.
The episode began six months ago with a man with a tree tattoo on his arm and an associate burying a metal box in a cabin, with the tattooed man promising that it would be found by the “right people”.
At the FBI, FBI Special Agent Kurt Weller (Sullivan Stapleton) discovered from Assistant FBI Director Bethany Mayfair (Marianne Jean-Baptiste) that she didn’t want FBI Forensic Head Patterson (Ashley Johnson) looking into the case file that had been referenced on one of Jane Doe’s (Jamie Alexander) tattoos. The case was a major embarrassment to the bureau as her confidential informant, Saul Guerrero (Lou Diamond Phillips), had gone rogue and played them.
They were then interrupted by Patterson, who showed them that the tattoo they uncovered previously contained an address for Dracklin Township, a dangerous and violent place funded by gun runners. However, the team decided to fly in using a cold case as a pretense, as it was hard to get into the town.
Once there, the county sheriff didn’t really give them a warm welcome. He called someone to warn them of the FBI’s presence as soon as they left, and as soon as they went off the grid.
They soon discovered that the address led them to Guererro’s doorstep, and soon learned that they were going to have to go on foot and fight their way out, as the men in the town had been instructed to protect Guerrero at all costs.
Meanwhile, David (Joe Dinocol) and his girlfriend, Patterson, discovered that the clues led them towards the Brooklyn Historical Society and discovered that the numbers in the tattoo corresponded to a book and a page within the book, with letters that had been randomly encircled. Later, they discovered that the page was being used as a means to communicate, and Patterson agreed to let David move in with her.
However, as she had accessed her database remotely from the library, Mayfair tracked them down and scolded her.
Afterwards, Patterson told David that they wouldn’t be able to work out as a couple as she normally threw herself one hundred percent into her work, and couldn’t afford any distractions.
Meanwhile, Guerrero tried to exploit any sign of weakness as they headed towards the oil derricks, which had also been tattooed on Jane’s back.
There, at a ranger’s station, they discovered the metal box that had been buried there six months ago, which contained, guns, maps and water for the entire team.
After realizing that Guerrero had a tracker on him, Weller and FBI Agent Tasha Zapata (Audrey Esparza) split up with the rest of the team in order to draw the gunmen out. FBI Agent Edgar Reade (Rob Brown), Jane and Guerrero followed the map and another map which corresponded to one on Jane’s calf, to an area where a helicopter had been left for them.
They were then ambushed by several men back at the ranger’s station, and in a last ditch attempt, Zapata was taken as a hostage but was saved by the county sheriff who had decided to fight back against Guerrero. Jane then managed to get them out by flying the helicopter towards their waiting plane.
Back at the FBI Headquarters, after Mayfair interrogated Guerrero, he realized that Mayfair had never been Guerrero’s handler.
After confronting her, she began to tell him about the truth regarding Operation Daylight.
The cases that the FBI Task Force surrounding Jane has been leading them deeper into more mysteries and more dangerous cases every week, and it seems that the peacock network has grown confident in the performance that the freshman series has been given. According to Deadline, it has been given an extra episode order, alongside NBC veterans “Chicago Fire”, “Chicago PD” and “Law & Order: SVU.” This means that the series will be getting a total of around twenty or twenty-three episodes for its first season.
Also, the next couple of episodes, according to a recent interview that Entertainment Weekly had with show creator Martin Gero, will be very interesting, as the next episode will continue to explain what Operation Daylight, which is a big part of the show’s mythology, is.
It was also teased that episode nine will see Jane regaining some of her memories, and viewers and fans will get to learn more about Weller and Reade.
It was also hinted that Zapata’s dangerous relationship with the CIA will get even more complicated, as Zapata is currently underestimating Tom Carter (Michael Gaston).
What do you think Operation Daylight is all about? Who else do you think will they let in on the secret? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
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