‘Blindspot’ Recap: ‘A Stray Howl’

By Kitin Miranda | 2 years ago
‘Blindspot’ Recap: ‘A Stray Howl’

“Blindspot” Season 1 Episode 2 “A Stray Howl” aired last Monday, Sept. 28, 2015, at 10:00 p.m. on NBC. In this episode, FBI Agent Kurt Weller (Sullivan Stapleton), Jane Doe (Jaimie Alexander), and the rest of the team race against time after one of her tattoos led them in a race against time to stop a disgruntled Air Force Pilot from unleashing the full strength of a US drone plane. Meanwhile, Jane began to question herself after unlocking another memory, and Weller began to believe that Jane might just be his childhood playmate who had disappeared when they were ten. Read on to learn more about this episode.

The episode began with a barrage of bullets being fired onto FBI Agent Kurt Weller’s (Sullivan Stapleton) SUV, with Jane Doe (Jaimie Alexander) inside of it.

The scene then shifted to ten hours before that incident.


Jane underwent a Rorschach Test supervised by Dr. Borden’s (Ukweli Roach) who hoped to unlock a memory or two thanks to the ink spots.

Meanwhile, Sarah Weller (Jordana Spiro), Weller’s sister, encouraged him to attend the memorial of Taylor Shaw. He is a childhood playmate of his who went missing twenty-five years ago, and to see their father.

At the FBI, FBI Forensic Science Unit Head Patterson (Ashley Johnson) explained to Assistant Director Bethany Mayfair (Marianne Jean-Baptiste) that she had created a tattoo database that worked very much like Google alerts; while Weller and Jane trained with weapons and hand to hand combat in order to see if it would unlock any memories. This succeeded as Jane remembered killing a nun in a church, but refused to share this information with Weller.

Throughout the entire episode, she began questioning whether she was a good person or not in the past, but was reassured after Weller assured her that he believed that she was a good person, as her first instinct always seemed to be directed towards helping people.

They were then interrupted by Patterson who told them that Zheng Chao (Yung-I Chang) had just died of a stroke. The surveillance footage then showed the mysterious man in Jane’s memories (Johnny Whitworth),dressed as a doctor, calmly walking out. As this was suspicious, Weller had them investigate into him.


Patterson then told them that the first tattoo helped unlock another tattoo, which pointed them to the direction of Major Arthur Gibson (Robert Eli), a former Air Force Pilot, who, after they visited him at his house, blew the house up while leaving a wall safe unscathed.

Patterson then noticed some discrepancies in his files and with what Colonel  Powers (Debra Monk), Gibson’s commanding officer had told them. However, they weren’t able to question her again as Gibson kidnapped an Air Force technician’s daughter so that he could insert a control card into the Air Force’s system so that he would be able to control a drone plane from a top secret drone program, which he and another pilot named Ivon Musgrave (Jason Alan Carvell) had used in several operations on American soil, so that he could exact revenge on those who had ruined his life.

They then paid Musgrave a visit, but as soon as they brought him out of his building, they shoved him back inside after realizing that he was the next target. Jane reluctantly had to go inside before the missile hit, but not before seeing the mysterious man watching them nearby.

It turned out that Musgrave was a target as he had turned Gibson, who wanted to expose the program, in. The general of the Air Force then realized that the next target was their building, as they operated the drones from that particular building.

Thanks to the explosives from Gibson’s house, they tracked him down to one of the construction sites he had worked at and ended up getting arrested after Jane managed to chase down his car. Weller then managed to reunite the kidnapped girl with her father.

Afterwards, they were told that Chao had been poisoned to death, and Mayfair, whom Weller told that Jane might be the missing Taylor due to the fact that they had the same eyes and the same scar at the back of her neck, told Weller that she was going to have Jane’s DNA tested against Taylor’s.

Later, Weller told his sister, who told him that it might be able to prove that their father, who had been accused of Taylor’s disappearance, could be cleared of all suspicion before he died, as he was dying of lung cancer.

At Jane’s safe house, the mysterious man came out of hiding and warned Jane not to scream.

Do you think that Jane is Taylor? Why do you think the mysterious man came out all of a sudden? Did you manage to solve the tattoo puzzle for this week? Let us know what you think and what your theories are in the comments below!

Catch “Blindspot” every Monday night at 10:00 p.m. on NBC.

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Kitin Miranda enjoys writing, learning new things, telling stories, and doing theater. When she is not busy with her many projects, she can be found reading a good book, writing poetry or fiction, updating her blog, discovering new food places around her neighborhood, or watching American or Asian TV shows.