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BLINDSPOT: Solos {Roundtable}

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Blindspot went big with week with the case of the week – a group out for vengeance after a multi-million dollar Ponzi Scheme – but also we watched Reade (Rob Brown) continue to struggle and Roman (Luke Mitchell) have more demons.

Oh Reade! How low can you go? Really, what? How can we all process what Reade thinks and feels?

Leah: His anger and the subsequent beat down should be his bottom but I just don’t know. He needs help!

Rueben: I was hoping that beat down was his low point, but I’m with Leah, I just don’t know. He truly does need help, but I’m not even sure if this incident will push him to seek out anyone’s help or if it’ll just push him even further down the rabbit hole. He isn’t processing anything, actually. He’s masking it all with the drugs and alcohol; those aren’t solutions, in my opinion. They are avoidance tactics.

Lisa: READE!!!! Come on! Wake up! He is so much better than this. I feel sorry for him, but like Leah said it should be his rock bottom, but sadly I don’t think it is. 🙁

Roz: I really want this to be the low, but I just can’t see it getting through to Reade; he’s just so lost.

What the hell Oliver? How is this his life and does it make you think differently of him?

BLINDSPOT — “Solos” Episode 217 — Pictured: Jonathan Moore as Oliver — (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/NBC)

Leah: I never loved Oliver but I guess at least he wasn’t hiding something like Shepard sent him. I’m annoyed with him in general though.

Rueben: I agree with Leah that I’m glad he isn’t involved with Shepard; but I’ve been a bit bored with him. I think they’re trying too hard to include him in Jane’s life; and I don’t really care about his character.

Lisa: I never trusted Oliver and I agree, I’m not that invested in his character. I’m glad he’s not working with Shepard, but it probably would have been more interesting if he was.

Roz: Oliver seems like he’s oil to Jane’s water, but it does make me feel more sympathetic about why he’s been elusive and evasive. His reaction to all of the trauma was not what I wanted for him and Jane, but it’s not the worst.

The case of the week feels too big, in the sense of trying to right too big a wrong. What are your thoughts on everything with that part?

Leah: I liked Zapata’s line about making room for the right person’s baggage. Hopefully that was what the overriding story lesson was meant to be.

Rueben: I hadn’t thought of it that way, Leah, but maybe that was the message they were trying to get across. In terms of the main “bad guy” wanting to right that egregious crime by Oliver’s dad and that other woman, he certain put a lot of time and effort into it. But, that being said, it was too big of a crime to right in that short amount of time; and the end result for the victims was just so brutal, at least to me. I think he and his team actually got what was coming to them. Maybe that’s too harsh to say, but it’s how I feel.

BLINDSPOT — “Solos” Episode 217 — Pictured: Zach Grenier as Herman — (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/NBC)

Lisa: Leah you rock my world! Like Rueben, I hadn’t thought about it that way but now that’s all I can think about it. I’m still not a big Zapata fan but I did like that line. It definitely felt rushed in the sense of trying to right the crime in a short time. It was too big of a crime like Rueben said.

Roz: Yeah, this was too big to tackle in forty-two minutes, but yeah, that baggage was way too heavy for everyone this week. It wasn’t just Oliver’s kidnappers, but Roman’s memory, Reade’s downward spiral – everything!

Do you want to see more of this Roman who is emotionally compromised by Jane?

Leah: I need them to do more with Roman period. Anything. Something. He is so inconsequential. It’s like they have this great actor but they aren’t sure what to do with his storyline.

Rueben: Agreed. Luke Mitchell is just a great addition to the show, and they are obviously trying to find ways to get him in the game, but it just seems so wasteful up until now. I just don’t know if it’s too little too late now?

Lisa: YESSSS! I’m so ready to see Roman in a storyline I care about. They have definitely under utilized Luke Mitchell. I’m hoping that means there is something big coming up for him.

Roz: Please give Luke something to do other than sit in a cell. I want him to have emotions and to be involved in cases, even if he’s never exactly what the team wants him to be.

BLINDSPOT — “Solos” Episode 217 — Pictured: Luke Mitchell as Roman — (Photo by: David Giesbrecht/NBC)

Can we come up with a reason why Jane is so unlucky in love?

Leah: Because….she’s meant to be with Weller!

Rueben: Well, Leah said it all.

Lisa: Agreed. I would like to see them together so much!

Roz: I think it’s a sign that she shouldn’t have any romantic interests.

Aiding and abetting a terrorist organization? Who is this mess coming from?

Leah: That’s reaching from any point of view. Hopefully it will bring our quickly shattering team back together.

Rueben: Weitz has been gunning for them all along, and he has obviously found a way to get at them for “aiding and abetting a terrorist organization,” but I want to see what proof he has. We know the team will fight this tooth and nail, but it depends on how he has warped any evidence he has against them.

Lisa: C’mon a terrorist Organization? Damn Weitz..This is a great opportunity to see that team we all love back on their toes and do what they do best but it all comes down to evidence. The writers really know how to keep you coming back from week to week because I can’t wait to see what he’s cooked up on the team.

Roz: I smell something really fishy with this development and I don’t even think I want to know who’s behind it or what it’s trying to suggest about the team.

Blindspot airs Wednesdays at 8/7c on NBC

Roz lives in the Los Angeles area, and has been a long time California girl. Despite her better judgment, she enjoys shows about the shallow sides of her home city, but will also find time to watch iZombie, Jane the Virgin, Arrow and much more. With a love of history, she also watches anything that is grounded in real life, including Downton Abbey and Manhattan. Having worked with children, she also follows shows she knows they watch (reminding her of those days of yore for her in the process). Contact her at roz@nicegirlstv.com.