We have to start off this new Blindspot season 4 update with a reminder, one that we know a lot of people out there will not be altogether keen on: There is no new episode on the air tonight. Why is that? It seems to be mostly a function of NBC saving some of their programming for down the line … and also an excuse to air a repeat from The Voice from a little bit earlier this week. It shouldn’t come as a shock that NBC knows where their bread is buttered! We won’t say anything, mostly because we are grateful that Blindspot is still on the air. (With that being said, we’d be that much more grateful if there was a chance to see a season 5 renewal down the line.)
Alas, there isn’t anything new to report on when it comes to season 4 beyond some of what we’ve already reported last week — there is still a reason for hope, but it’s going to take good ratings the rest of the season. This is also the part of the article where we tip our cap to the Blindspot fans, a group of people who are already doing a great job being devoted to the show. Something that we’ve noted time and time again on CarterMatt is that there’s less value in doing a save-our-show campaign so late in the game that there is no ratings equity in it. You have to actually show that the proof is in the pudding, and viewers are putting their money where their mouth is.
What we thought we would do in today’s update is mostly set the stage for the two episodes that are coming up for sure in March — there may be more coming beyond this, but within this article, we are mostly putting the lens on installments that are already cemented. The fact that next week’s episode is even titled “The Big Blast from the Past Episode” should signal to you what the writers are putting out there — something that is very much fun, and then also something that is very much meta from a title standpoint. Take a look at the synopsis:
03/08/2019 (08:00 PM – 09:00 PM) (Friday): An active bomber forces the team to delve into a case from their past. Starring Sullivan Stapleton as Kurt Weller, Jaimie Alexander as Jane Doe, Rob Brown as Edgar Reade, Audrey Esparza as Tasha Zapata, Ashley Johnson as Patterson and Ennis Esmer as Rich DotCom. TV-PG V.
Following this, March 15 is going to be bringing you “Frequently Recurring Struggle for Existence,” which also has some of that meta quality lodged in it. “Recurring,” after all, is a term used quite often within TV circles and shockingly, the past is also center stage here:
03/15/2019 (08:00PM – 09:00PM) (Friday) : Jane (Jaimie Alexander) confronts her past as the team rushes to keep a deadly weapon out of a terrorist’s grasp. Also starring Sullivan Stapleton as Kurt Weller, Rob Brown as Edgar Reade, Audrey Esparza as Tasha Zapata, Ashley Johnson as Patterson and Ennis Esmer as Rich DotCom. TV-14 V
While none of these details may be melt-your-face-off shocking, we do think that they serve as a pretty good reminder that moving forward, Blindspot is going to be emphasizing the past as a means of resolving cases and understanding more of who some of these people are.
What do you want to see on Blindspot season 4 for the remainder of the season? Be sure to share right now in the attached comments. (Photo: NBC.)