At the end of this past episode of “Blindspot” on NBC, we saw some significant movement forward in Patterson’s storyline — and it’s positive, mostly because she is not dead. While we would not quite said that Borden realized the error of his ways by any means and let her go, at the same time he didn’t kill her. That has to be considered a positive as much as anything. Sometimes, you do have to take some of your victories where you can and then do your part to move forward.
Following this life-or-death crisis, you are going to be seeing a different side to this character moving forward, one where she is clearly more motivated and intent on getting what she wants than ever before. This is something that creator Martin Gero elaborates on further in an interview with Entertainment Weekly, where he explains that Patterson will remember what happened, and will use this as more of a chance to get out into the field and fight more for what she feels is her cause:
“…There will definitely be after-effects that she’s dealing with pretty seriously. She deals with it in a very Patterson way, which is, ‘I’m fine and I want to get back to work.’ Even at the end of this episode, she doesn’t want to lay in a hospital bed; she’s already on her computer breaking code. She will be out in the field a little bit more, not a ton more, but the blood’s in the water and she wants revenge.”
While there will be clear anger there at Borden, at the same time we do think that she will keep her eyes on the prize in terms of the real threat who she knows is at the center of all of the chaos: Shepherd. Trying to stop her is one of the biggest keys to the remainder of the season, and it could take all hands on duck … and also figuring out the right way to use Roman.
Unfortunately, in the process of trying to do this, we imagine that there could be some other bumps in the road in the form of tasks that the team has to take on; take, for example, stopping a bombing next week.
Let us know in the comments where you think “Blindspot” is going this season, and how much you imagine we’ll see Patterson in the field! (Photo: NBC.)