Recap: Blindspot Season 1, Episode 22 — She’s Under the Fort!

Rachel Cericola
BLINDSPOT -- "If Love A Rebel, Death Will Render" Episode 122 -- Pictured: Jaimie Alexander as Jane Doe -- (Photo by: Barbara Nitke/NBC)

This is the last episode before the big finale, Blindspotters! And oh, baby… it was a good one. It also had babies!

“If Love a Rebel, Death Will Render” kicks off with Jane (Jaimie Alexander) yelling at Oscar (Francois Arnaud) about Mayfair (Marianne Jean-Baptiste) going to jail. He says she deserves it. Jane doesn’t seem to agree, but Sofia (Sarita Choudhury) steps out of the darkness to convince her. She does that by mentioning Daylight.

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BLINDSPOT -- "If Love A Rebel, Death Will Render" Episode 122 -- Pictured: François Arnaud as Oscar -- (Photo by: Barbara Nitke/NBC)
BLINDSPOT — “If Love A Rebel, Death Will Render” Episode 122 — Pictured: François Arnaud as Oscar — (Photo by: Barbara Nitke/NBC)

Apparently, Jane recruited Sofia back in the day, in order to right the wrong that was Daylight. Oscar says the whole thing with Mayfair is just scratching the surface, though. In other words, there’s plenty more for Season 2, people!

The action then jumps to two weeks later. A man is running through the streets with a duffle bag. However, there isn’t a bomb inside. It’s a baby — which has the exact same tattoo as Jane.

At the FBI, Zapata (Audrey Esparza) and Reade (Rob Brown) are talking about Mayfair’s case. He tells her about the creepy guy that scared him off the Carter case. She tells him about Weitz.

Weller (Sullivan Stapleton) brings Mayfair home, where she is serving house arrest. He tries to convince her to come clean about Daylight. However, Mayfair doesn’t want to see all of those guilty convictions overturned. She convinces him that there has to be another way. It doesn’t seem like she knows what that way is just yet, though.

BLINDSPOT -- "If Love A Rebel, Death Will Render" Episode 122 -- Pictured: Sullivan Stapleton as Kurt Weller -- (Photo by: Barbara Nitke/NBC)
BLINDSPOT — “If Love A Rebel, Death Will Render” Episode 122 — Pictured: Sullivan Stapleton as Kurt Weller — (Photo by: Barbara Nitke/NBC)

Back at the office, FBI Director Pellington (Dylan Baker) visits. He’s checking in on Weller, who is taking over for Mayfair in the interim. He isn’t there to tell Weller that he’s doing a bang-up job or even how guilty Mayfair is looking right now. Instead, he wants to let Weller know that the FBI is planning to shut down the Jane Doe project.

Meanwhile, Mayfair is using some of her free time to go through the mail that she’s missed. In the pile is an envelope from her old buddy. It turns out that he was able to get that fuzzy photo enhanced — you know, the one from the night Carter was murdered. No shocker that the guy behind the wheel is Oscar. She then realizes that the whole thing with Alex was a set up and Sofia is involved with Oscar somehow. Mayfair then busts out of her ankle bracelet, grabs some cash and a gun, and leaves her home.

Of course, the Mayfair thing will have to wait. We still have the baby to deal with. Patterson (Ashley Johnson) tells Weller, Reade and Zapata about the baby with the tattoo. Jane walks in and the crew soon realizes that the baby has a lot more in common with her than just similar ink. She has no name, no identity and, of course, a duffel bag. Zapata says that the guy who dropped the baby off is Edward Donella, a former nurse.

BLINDSPOT -- "If Love A Rebel, Death Will Render" Episode 122 -- Pictured: (l-r) Rob Brown as Edgar Reed, Sullivan Stapleton as Kurt Weller, Audrey Esparza as Tasha Zapata -- (Photo by: Barbara Nitke/NBC)
BLINDSPOT — “If Love A Rebel, Death Will Render” Episode 122 — Pictured: (l-r) Rob Brown as Edgar Reed, Sullivan Stapleton as Kurt Weller, Audrey Esparza as Tasha Zapata — (Photo by: Barbara Nitke/NBC)

The FBI tracks Edward to a public place. When they close in on him, a sniper takes Edward out. Jane then notices that he has an insignia just like the tattoo.

DNA tests show that the baby belongs to Peter Warren, the son of a former presidential candidate. However, when the FBI team goes to check him out, he tells his wife Tracy that he has no connection. He says his only child is upstairs, and when the crew peeks in, they see a child laid up with Leukemia in a hospital-style bed.

Pellington doesn’t seem too pleased about what the team is up to. He says that the crew is to leave the Warren family alone. He also wants Jane Doe out of the FBI. She isn’t happy. Weller isn’t either, but claims that it’s temporary.

Patterson says that Tracy Warren is the mother of the baby, but there are no records of the birth — and the woman may have set a record for getting her pre-baby body back. She also mentions the sick child, and how he’s in need of a bone-marrow transplant from a genetic match. Maybe the baby?

BLINDSPOT -- "If Love A Rebel, Death Will Render" Episode 122 -- Pictured: Jaimie Alexander as Jane Doe -- (Photo by: Barbara Nitke/NBC)
BLINDSPOT — “If Love A Rebel, Death Will Render” Episode 122 — Pictured: Jaimie Alexander as Jane Doe — (Photo by: Barbara Nitke/NBC)

Instead of taking the afternoon off, Jane heads over to CPS, where she witnesses a woman walk through security. The distraction allows two guys to sneak into the building. She follows them into an elevator and disarms both men (quite easily, too!). While she’s finishing them off, she spots the woman from downstairs killing anyone that comes between her and that baby. A second later, the woman is gone.

As Zapata, Reade and Weller review what just happened over at CPS, Tracy shows up with an offer to help. She explains that she and her husband gave genetic samples to some experimental medical program that’s backed by her famous father-in-law. The couple hoped it would lead to something that could help their son. She thought the program was growing bone marrow and other types of tissue, but it looks like they are using the samples to make infants!

Jane Doe actually gets to the lab first, where she finds multiple babies. She uses the barcode on her arm to get into the room. What was she planning to do? It doesn’t matter, because she’s cut off by the woman from CPS and the elder Warren, who is claiming some sort of medical breakthrough.

A few seconds later, the FBI arrives and they don’t get a very warm welcome. Instead, a gunfight breaks out. The woman inside goes for her gun, but Jane tackles her. The two fight, but Jane puts her down with a defibrillator.

BLINDSPOT -- "If Love A Rebel, Death Will Render" Episode 122 -- Pictured: Rob Brown as Edgar Reed -- (Photo by: Barbara Nitke/NBC)
BLINDSPOT — “If Love A Rebel, Death Will Render” Episode 122 — Pictured: Rob Brown as Edgar Reed — (Photo by: Barbara Nitke/NBC)

Weller finds Jane unconscious and revives her. Zapata and Reade easily get Warren. The babies are saved!

Back at the FBI, Weller defends his actions to Pellington. As a reward/punishment, he gets Mayfair’s job. After that, we see Jane saying goodbye to the FBI. Since they no longer work together, Weller assumes it’s prime smooching time.

That kiss, the promotion, the babies and Mayfair’s rogue behavior — none are the main highlights of this episode. At the very end, two key things happen. First, Jane goes to meet Oscar and finds Mayfair. The two have it out. Oscar then walks in and shoots Mayfair. Jane yells at Oscar to leave and tries to stop Mayfair’s bleeding. Mayfair says she wishes she would be around to see Weller find out who Jane really is. Then, Mayfair dies!

Next, we see Bill Weller (Jay O. Sanders) on his deathbed. He’s rambling a bit, but manages to admit that he did kill Taylor Shaw back in the day. “She’s under the fort, Kurt,” he says. Then he dies, too!

BLINDSPOT -- "If Love A Rebel, Death Will Render" Episode 122 -- Pictured: Jaimie Alexander as Jane Doe -- (Photo by: Barbara Nitke/NBC)
BLINDSPOT — “If Love A Rebel, Death Will Render” Episode 122 — Pictured: Jaimie Alexander as Jane Doe — (Photo by: Barbara Nitke/NBC)

Wow wee! This episode seemed pretty average, but they really knocked it out of the park at the end. After going back and forth with the whole Jane/Taylor thing all season, it seems that Jane Doe is really just … Jane Doe. Also, Mayfair won’t get some happy ending after all. So is Jane Doe’s work done? Apparently, Oscar hinted to more. Still, this was a lot for one episode. And this isn’t even the season finale? I’m definitely looking forward to seeing what they’re saving for next week.

FYI: This week’s anagram is ” The Final Order Will Be Revealed.” On that note, see you all for the big finale!

Blindspot airs Monday nights at 10/9CT on NBC.

12 Comments

  1. After seeing the children “clones” I think that’s a huge hint.

    What If that barcode tattoo wasn’t added to her. Just always there. Other tattoos were built around it. Taylor shaw’s DNA or some other child who than produced Taylor Shaw for her mother to adopt, was used to make many children. This means the DNA would match perfectly but she’s not Taylor Shaw. And the government did this with children (maybe it’s Orion?) to make super soilders?

      • Although Two things do puzzle me, what is the deal with her flashback of shooting the Nun, and if she isn’t Taylor Shaw, how comes she has that scar on the back of her neck exactly the same as Taylor?

  2. Its starting to look a lot like Jane isn’t Taylor Shaw. There’s been too many hints that point that way and tbh that doesn’t sit right with me. Part of the appeal of Jane/Kurt , the biggest relationship in the show, is the fact that these are two people who were brought back together after all this time and after everything. Or maybe that is just me.

    The DNA test that says that she is indeed Taylor could have been tampered with by Oscar’s group. The memorial scene is one scene that I think is more proof that she isn’t Taylor. She was detached in that scene and didn’t really speak as if she was Taylor. It looked like her and Oscar were just scoping Kurt and seeing a weakness in him- Taylor. Oscar even told Jane to use that to her advantage when he gave her the pictures of young Kurt and Taylor together. He told Jane to tell Kurt that she is having memories.

    I really hope I’m wrong because I want Jane to be Taylor but it looks like the show is telling us she isn’t.

  3. I think that young Taylor & Jane Doe/Taylor have the same DNA because they are either twins that were intentionally separated or clones (hmm: could there be more than 2 Taylors?) Jane Doe/Taylor’s tooth contained that “whatever” that showed she was raised in a sub-Saharan environment during early childhood. Not much is mentioned about Taylor’s mother except that she worked late & that Weller remembers her bringing Taylor home from the hospital after she was born. Jane Doe remembers a large man, that could have been Weller’s dad, leading her out of her bedroom & then down a stairwell where other children in poor condition were.

    Mayfair’s death was so shocking & so unexpectedly grim —-just as she was getting to the truth to prove she was framed! She was a major character played so well by Marianne-Jean Baptiste & it’s like they pulled the rug out from under us! Guessing no one is really safe.

    Can’t wait for the finale!

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  5. I think there is going to be some tie in with Jane and Taylor regardless. Maybe they switched the body when the little girl was accidentally killed and then buried by his Dad. Or, maybe Jane is supposed to be a clone of Taylor. If not and she really isn’t Taylor, remember, Weller has already fallen for her. Maybe the twist is that Mayfair’s death has convinced Jane that she wants to stay on the side of the FBI and help find out what’s really going on and happened to her. She has been trying to find the truth since the beginning. Also, we don’t really know what Daylight is. Oscar is clearly hiding a lot more than we know. Why did he really kill Mayfair? She knew a little too much about their plan?

    • I definitely think there is going to be some tie-in with Taylor or that she really is Taylor after all. I don’t think it could be wrapped up in such a nice, neat package. As far as Oscar, I assumed he killed Mayfair to protect Jane and the mission, just like Carter. And Oscar said that taking Mayfair down was just scratching the surface. I’m guessing there are a lot of other characters involved that we haven’t even met yet.

  6. I agree with Mary. Dad killing Taylor makes no sense. Jane’s DNA matches, she has memories of attending her own memorial, everyone calls her Taylor, Dad doesn’t have a motive, and Dad – who seems at least mildly demented – would have had to be fairly crafty and sharp in order to play along with the Jane-Taylor story. If Jane really isn’t Taylor then my guess is that the writers will make up some elaborate/impossible explanation where someone switched the DNA samples, convinced her she was this girl Taylor, etc. I’m willing to buy a lot of what this show writes, for the sake of entertainment, but I don’t think this story pans out.

  7. What’s weird is all these people calling her Taylor. Did they all make a pack to call her that? And what about her memories being somewhere with a bunch of other kids?

    • Maybe her name is Taylor but she isn’t Taylor Shaw? The memory of her and a bunch of kids could be her own childhood not necessarily Taylor Shaw’s.

  8. All I can say about this one is — HOLY CRAP. Didn’t see either of those plot twists coming! Is Mayfair really dead? Did Papa Weller really kill (little girl) Taylor Shaw? Oh, show…. judging by the preview (Weller pissed and going balistic!) next week is NOT going to be pretty!

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