'Blindspot' Season 5 Episode 1 Preview: Will Rich Dotcom die before Jane can rescue him from CIA black-site?
Deaths are promised in the first episode of Season 5
It began with Jane Doe, and in all probability is going to end with her. The NBC crime procedural 'Blindspot' will wrap up the story with its last and final season and the first episode will premiere in a couple of hours.
Last year, the fourth season ended on a nerve-wracking cliffhanger that saw Jane (Jaimie Alexander) and partner FBI special agent Kurt Weller (Sullivan Stapleton) being framed for Project Helios, which was actually the masterplan of Madeline Burke (Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio). Jane and the FBI team were in a cabin, but Madeline decided to smoke them out with a drone strike.
While Jane was not inside during the explosion, Weller, Edgar Reade (Rob Brown), Tasha Zapata (Audrey Esparza) and Patterson (Ashley Johnson) were and they might not live to tell the sorry tale. It is clear that one of them will not survive this tragedy. Meanwhile, Rich Dotcom (Robert Baker), who was being held captive last episode, is being tortured. It sure does not look pleasant and for all we know, Dotcom could be a casualty in this episode too.
In the premiere, Jane will scramble to put the pieces together after the explosion. She receives a bizarre message from a mysterious person who asks her to conduct a rescue mission to free Dotcom from a CIA black-site. And she will need help from an old rival.
The synopsis of the episode reads: "Jane gets a strange message from an unknown ally that allows her to mount a rescue mission to free Rich Dotcom from a CIA black site, but she'll need help from her old rival Sho Akhtar."
Series showrunner Martin Gero told Entertainment Tonight, "The NBC promos have been pretty clear that somebody will not survive, and that is certainly true. One of our main characters is going to meet their untimely end in this episode. It's a very emotional episode, but it's also a really fun episode. It's just great to get the team back together."
He also added that Season 5 premiere will be told in a 'non-linear' fashion. "We slowly piece together what happened immediately after that explosion and what the team's life looks like — or the surviving members of the team's life — looks like on the run."
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