'Blindspot' Season 5 Ending Explained: Did Jane Doe really die without the happy ending she deserved?

'Blindspot' Season 5 Ending Explained: Did Jane Doe really die without the happy ending she deserved?
Jaimie Alexander as Jane Doe (Scott McDermott/NBC/Warner Brothers)

Spoilers for 'Blindspot' Season 5 Finale

Okay, ouch and double ouch. Such has been the pattern of 'Blindspot' over the past five years — they make you think that all is well, and then bam, you get a punch to the gut or maybe several. In the previous episode, Jane Doe (Jaimie Alexander) presumably got zipped. While many fans were convinced that she might lose her memory again, and life would come full circle, we were surprised to know that she hadn't.

However, not everyone has a happy ending. Jane begins to have hallucinations as the poison slowly works her way into the system. With the help of her hallucinations, she tracks down Ivy's last plan and the bomb in Time Square. She is in too much of a rush to go through treatment and insists that she knows what to do. She and Kurt Weller (Sullivan Stapleton) exchange a kiss over the bomb and defuse it. Everything seems to go smoothly after that.

Though they don't get their jobs at the FBI back, the last scene plays where all of them are sitting and having dinner together. Tasha (Audrey Esparza) is with her baby, while it is said that Jane and Weller have fostered children. Jane had told Weller that she wasn't sure if they would ever get their quiet life back, because the last time they tried, they were attacked by assassins.

Yet, it appears that they did. There's comforting music in the background and everything seems just perfect, till Jane realizes that she died at Times Square after defusing the bomb. Still, she looks around at the room of people she loves and feels this is the happy ending she deserved. Her last hallucination has ebbed away. It's a melancholy ending, but 'Blindspot' is known for these ambiguous conclusions.

Fans are still in denial about the show ending with Jane's death, and many choose to believe that she got her happy ending with Kurt Weller — something that we've all been looking forward to. The show ended the way it began, with her body lying in a bag at Times Square. A poetic ending, and something most viewers won't be happy with. 'Blindspot' is an NBC show.

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