How The Blindspot Finale Shocker Set Up A 'Celebratory' Final Season 5
Caution: Spoilers for the Season 4 finale of Blindspot are disclosed below
As Blindspot Season 4 wound down, Jane and company were framed and subsequently forged into fugitives. Blindspot was not done dishing out shocking twists and turns. The drama ended its fourth season with a jaw-dropping cliffhanger. Jane was outside when the cabin she, Weller, Patterson, Reade, and Zapata were staying in exploded.
The culprit being a drone attack from the team’s nemesis, Madeline Burke. To say the life and death twist is heartrending would be an understatement. The horrifying cliffhanger undoubtedly has fans anxious for the final season. How will Season 5 get started? Blindspot creator Martin Gero told ET:
Instead of diving back into the story directly after the explosion, Blindspot is going to make a two-month time jump. That is not an extraordinarily massive leap. Rather, one that allows for a bit of the dust to have settled. It should also allow the surviving parties who may be injured a chance to have recovered.
Expect the team members that survive the explosion to be closer than ever in Blindspot’s final season. After a lot of back and forth, it turns out that the adversity of the dire twist will end up uniting them. Something to contemplate over summer as fans await the series’ return.
In ending Season 4 in this way, Blindspot has left Madeline as an ongoing opponent for the series’ final bow. Why did the show decide to let her have a victory in the penultimate finale? Blindspot’s creator Martin Gero told TVLine:
Do not expect Jane and whoever survives the explosion to get back to their new normal any time soon. That will be for the entire fifth season to work out. NBC announced that it will be the show's last. Blindspot will be doing things a little differently as it heads into its final installment. A move that should shake things up.
What is the goal of Blindspot’s final season? With its central characters on the run and trying to clear their names, there is no shortage of action set to take place. On an emotional level, what is the series' creator hoping to accomplish? Martin Gero told ET:
I think that the plan he has outlined is both ambitious and lovely. Celebrating the characters and focusing on telling a long goodbye should lead to a strong ending chapter for fans. He certainly has his heart in the right place, in my opinion. Blindspot’s creator also promises a “really exciting” grand finale for the crime drama, which has welcomed Bill Nye during its run.
Getting to a finale that fans approve of can be a tricky task. Just ask Game of Thrones fans as the final season turned divisive. There have been shows that went out with what was seemingly a well-liked finale from fans -- including The Big Bang Theory. Time will tell how fans react to Blindspot’s.
After surviving a scheduling change and cancellation concerns, the drama will be back for Season 5. Blindspot will return for its final season during the 2019-2020 midseason on NBC.
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