'Blindspot' Season 5 Episode 2: Billy Nye reveals Patterson's first name is William, leaves fans in disbelief
NBC's thriller 'Blindspot' never fails to keep fans on the edge. The latest episode, titled 'We Didn't Start The Fire' revolved around Patterson (Ashley Johnson) and Kurt Weller (Sullivan Stapleton) frantically trying to detonate a bomb at a science conference.
It goes without saying that Madeline Burke (Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio) was behind this. She intended to target the honorary speaker, and it turned out to be Matthew Weitz (Aaron Abrams). After realizing the intent of Madeline's plans, Patterson and Weller rush to the conference, so that Patterson can also meet her father Bill Nye, who reprises his real-life persona in the show.
There's much nail-biting as Patterson struggles to detonate the bomb, but hey, all's well that ends well, even if you have a diabolic squad baying for your blood. The episode ended on a cliffhanger, as Matthew Weitz is in trouble with Madeline. Clearly, the next episode is going to be another shocker.
While fans have had a lot to say about the episode, one interesting reveal was Patterson's first name, which, turned out to be William. While bidding his daughter goodbye, Bill Nye calls her William and says that he absolutely adores the name, while Patterson looks exasperated and asks him not to call her that. This was probably one of the few light moments in the episode.
"I kinda had a feeling her name would be William just cuz her dads name was Bill #Blindspot," wrote a fan.
"Patterson's name is WILLIAM, I love that woman," another fan wrote.
"William! I'll say it again, William! 5 seasons and we finally got Patterson's first name Yeeess, #Blindspot," tweeted a fan.
Another fan noted that if their name was William, they would probably go by the name Patterson too. "William Patterson is definitely not what I was expecting," tweeted a fan.
In the previous episode, we found out that Reade (Rob Brown) did not survive the drone strike at the cabin, as he died saving Tasha. While the team does look odd without one member, they promised to always remember their friend and paid a tribute to him.
'Blindspot' airs on NBC at 9 pm on Thursdays.