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Blindspot's Endgame Heats Up With Surprise Character Return And High Stakes

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Warning! The following contains spoilers for the Blindspot episode "Awl In." Read at your own risk!

The Blindspot team almost had a big ally against Madeline Burke after Zapata convinced Burke's son she wasn't the person he thought she was. Unfortunately, Madeline was once again one step ahead, and with the use of ZIP, wiped her son's memories of her permanently so as not to derail her master plan.

It was a huge blow to the FBI team, though they still have their ally sending cryptic messages via news articles. Jane and the others don't know who their ally is, but Blindspot revealed the mystery helper for the viewers at home. It turns out the mysterious ally helping to bring down Madeline Burke is none other than Jake Keaton.

Jake Keaton was last seen being reassigned to Malta in an promotion/exile of sorts in Season 4, and hasn't been seen since. Apparently, he's gotten tired of sitting out and is now helping the FBI team from the sidelines as well as working in collaboration with Weller's ex, Allison Knight. Even though it seems like the FBI team can't get a leg up on Madeline, it looks like they may have more allies working to take her down than they know!

That's a good thing because the promo for the upcoming Blindspot episode shows that shit is going to hit the fan in a big way for the team very soon. Check out the trailer for "Ghost Train," which shows a rough episode ahead for the team as they fight to survive an attack.

Looks like Patterson did something that finally allowed Madeline Burke to narrow down which bunker they're staying in, and lives are certainly at risk. Could Blindspot be serving up another major exit, or will Keaton and any other hidden allies of the FBI team (like whoever Keaton was talking to on the phone) make themselves known and find a way to make sure everyone lives to fight another day?

I'm hopeful for the latter, but with this being Blindspot's final season, I'm not so sure. Reade's death at the beginning of Season 5 was a blindside, so there are no guarantees that another major member of the team won't die soon. I'd like to think the fans suffered enough, especially after learning that Zapata was carrying Reade's child that he would never know, but it wouldn't be a final season if there wasn't a little more heartache to be had before this season is up.

Let's face it, it's going to take a lot to take Madeline Burke down, and I wouldn't be surprised if at least one member of the main cast will be forced to lay down their life to finally put an end to her madness. My money at the moment is on Jane or Weller, which would be a real knife-twist to end the series, but not entirely surprising given how motivated these characters are to clear their names. For now, we can only wait and see if everyone survives the next episode.

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Mick Joest
Mick Joest

Mick likes good television, but also reality television. He grew up on Star Wars, DC, Marvel, and pro wrestling and loves to discuss and dissect most of it. He’s been writing online for over a decade and never dreamed he’d be in the position he is today.