Blindspot Season 3 Episode 4 Review: Gunplay Ricochet

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On Blindspot Season 3 Episode 4, the team goes after a presumed-dead serial-bomber who's planning an attack on NYC. They put up a united front while trying to keep their own secrets from each other...

It seems that Jane is the only one who is telling the truth these days. Contrary to the past when Jane would do anything to keep her secrets, now she is willing to share everything with Kurt -- including the threatening phone call from Roman. 

A Shattering Secret - Blindspot

Jane is being the best version of her self that's existed since her memory was wiped and her and Kurt are being eerily mature and compassionate in their marriage.

During Patterson's speech in Kurt and Jane's wedding video she explained how the two are great individual warriors on their own, but together they are undefeatable.

This proved true when the two had to very literally work in tandem to disarm and bomb or everyone would die. The metaphor was obvious, but it got the point across.

If life was like Dungeons & Dragons, Jane, you would be an elf paladin, and Weller, you are a dwarf monk. That does make you, like, four feet tall, but you know what, I just thought you would think wizard is just, like, a little too nerdy.

Patterson

There is still a giant elephant in the middle of Kurt and Jane's marriage bed, however: whatever Roman is holding over Weller's head about Berlin.

It pains me to see Kurt continue to hide things from Jane after everything they've been through, but I'm sure at the end of the day he is just trying to protect her. I'm curious to see what will happen when the truth finally comes out -- will Jane freak out the way Weller did when he found out she wasn't Taylor Shaw?

Protector - Blindspot Season 3 Episode 4

In the wedding video Jane promises Kurt she won't run from him and swears not to let her out of his sight, which we all know didn't go as planned. In a parallel scene later in the hour Kurt swears that he and Jane will be happy together for the rest of their lives. Is this foreshadowing? Something tells me it might not work out that way...

Reade: We also can't wait to see how two of the most headstrong, ultra-competitive alphas are gonna function as a couple.
Zapata: Yes. This marriage is going to be extremely entertaining for all of us.

The tattoos continued to point to members of the team, as the bomber led Jane straight to someone from her past. Rossi knew Jane and Remi and although she had no memory of him, he claimed to be close to her in her childhood.

After admitting to facilitating Roman and Remi's adoption, Rossi expressed disappointment toward Jane's mother for convincing her to wipe her own memory and put Sandstorm's plan into action. It seems not everyone was on board with Shepard's mission...

Jane claims that she has no desire to learn anything more about her past, that it only brings her pain. She'd rather stay focused on the life she's created for herself and her future with Kurt. But, Roman and Rossi have other plans.

Marital Bliss - Blindspot Season 3 Episode 4

Rossi dropped a bombshell on Jane at the end of "Gunplay Ricochet" when he slipped a mysterious underneath her door. The contents revealed that he wasn't responsible for Shepard's adoption of Remi, but rather Remi giving up a daughter for adoption.... WHAT?!

This surprise was so well executed -- to both Jane and viewers. I never expected Jane to be a mother (and she definitely doesn't seem old enough to have an 18 year old child??), and I have so many questions regarding this new development.

Where is this daughter? Who is the father? Why did Shepard or Roman never mention her? Why would Rossi call the adoption "a job" he did for Shepard? I need answers!!!

Rossi: I did your adoption. And you really don't remember anything? That's awful.
Jane: Maybe some things are better to forget.
Rossi: Your mother did this to you, didn't she? Or more likely she convinced you to do it to yourself. With some promise of a greater good or of a higher purpose? Am I close?

Although Jane seemed convinced that she didn't want to know anything more about her history, maybe Rossi is trying to show her that it wasn't all bad. There are still some things worth remembering.

Jane certainly has a lot on her plate. Aside from saving the world by working the tattoo cases, reconnecting with her husband, being bombarded with secrets from her past at every turn, and now this new bombshell, she still has to deal with her brother's taunts and torment.

Saved - Blindspot Season 3 Episode 4

Roman's sneaky insert in Jane and Kurt's wedding video seemed extra awful -- just another reminder of pain in what should've been a blissful time. 

I still can't wrap my head around what Roman's intentions are. How can he claim that he's trying to rid the world of it's evil while simultaneously seeking to destroy the life of his only family? What does one have to do with the other, and can they coexist?

Jane, you never thought happiness was in the cards for you, and, well, you were right. You're too broken, sis. Love just isn't in your DNA. And Weller, whatever you think you have with my sister, it's built on a foundation of lies. Someday you will feel the same pain I felt when she turned her back on me. I'm sorry to be a downer on your special day, I really am, but there is more pain coming. And there is nothing either of you can do to stop it.

Roman

I'm curious to see why Roman is so interested in the charity host Blake Crawford -- especially enough to put a tracking device on her. Everything Roman does is thought out and meticulously planned, but bits of truth still manage to find their way to the surface.

When Roman revealed his past to Blake, or rather the past of Tom Jakeman whom he was impersonating, the story held details that seem true to Roman's own feelings.

He'd fought for justice, not in Afghanistan but with Sandstorm, and afterward the world was still a mess. And now he's taken it upon himself to fix it.

Patterson and Zapata conducted their own off-the-books investigation as well -- looking into Stuart's murder. Tasha seems to be very protective over P lately, helping her with the case but not letting her become overly obsessed.

Betrayal. - Blindspot Season 3 Episode 4

But, Patterson does believe's there's someone within the FBI who's been tampering with evidence and the tattoo cases.

Another potential mole brings much more tension into the team on top of what they're all already trying to hide. Scenes from this hour certainly point to the possibility that Reade could be the one to look out for...

Disarming - Blindspot Season 3 Episode 4

Hirst lectured Reade on the importance of getting his ducks in a row if it was true the tattoos were revealing secrets about the team.

Initially, it might not seem like Reade has a lot of skeletons in his closet, but he did go off the rails a bit last season with Coach Jones and his coke habit and he could be worried about it coming back to bite him.

More likely, Reade could be doing his damndest to hide whatever off-the-record business he might have gotten into in the 18 months he was apart from the team. Zapata's certainly struggling with reconnecting with and trusting her best friend even more now after catching him red-handed in a lie.

A Good Team - Blindspot Season 3 Episode 4

Everyone on this show is hellbent on keeping their own secrets and revealing everyone else's. It's a delicate game of chess. If Blindspot stays true to its pattern, we'll get the answers we're looking for. But I'm sure we'll have many more questions too.

To the good times and the bad... may love rule mightily over both.

Hirst

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Blindspot Season 3 Episode 4 Quotes

Rossi: I did your adoption. And you really don't remember anything? That's awful.
Jane: Maybe some things are better to forget.
Rossi: Your mother did this to you, didn't she? Or more likely she convinced you to do it to yourself. With some promise of a greater good or of a higher purpose? Am I close?

To the good times and the bad... may love rule mightily over both.

Hirst