Blindspot Review: “Devil Never Even Lived”

Blindspot, "Devil Never Even Lived"

Blindspot has been a little uneven through its first two episodes back from hiatus, but the unfolding mystery has offered just enough promise to keep the audience interested. That can’t last forever, though, and only time will tell how long it will take for viewers to get bored. Let’s see if things changed in this week’s new episode, “Devil Never Even Lived.”

One question that we needed answered on this show was what Borden has been up to since his cover was blown. We finally see in “Devil Never Even Lived” that he’s now acting as a full-fledged leader in Sandstorm, asserting his abilities where he can. It’s an intriguing new angle to see this character in after a season and a half of watching him live a lie, and I’ll admit that I’m much more interested in his development than in Roman’s.

Speaking of Roman, the writers are doing a bit of a better job with making his memory loss journey different from Jane’s than I expected. This is very clear near the beginning of the episode when muscle memory comes into play, and I’m so glad that it isn’t just a straight rehash of what we’ve seen before. The story is also giving us a much better chance than before to explore Jane and Roman’s relationship, and it’s proving to be way more involved than anticipated.

The story this week, like many good episodes of Blindspot that came before, involves going undercover. I absolutely love when these characters get the chance to explore a different avenue than the norm, and the biker bar story here is one of the best examples of that. Jaimie Alexander is great on this show as Jane, but she’s even better as undercover Jane.

We got some really good character development this week, too, from both Patterson and Nas. Both of these characters (and their actresses) have been my favorite parts of this entire series, and I’m so glad that they’re getting some solid progression in. It’s easy to see how the recent events would affect Patterson in the way that they have, but we also have to remember (as Patterson points out) that Nas should have known about Borden (since that’s, really, her entire job). Both of these women have to deal with what’s happened, and it’s good to see some real emotion from them both.

The episode ends with new developments in both Jane’s relationship with Weller and the overall mystery of Shepherd, and I can’t wait to see where things go from here. The nicest thing is that I feel some actual momentum from the show, and that should propel things well moving forward.

What did you think of this week’s new episode of Blindspot? Are you still invested? Let us know your thoughts in the comments down below!

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