Blindspot's Penultimate Episode Delivered A Devastating Twist With Big Repercussions

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Warning! The following contains spoilers for the Blindspot episodes "Brass Tacks" and "Love You to Bits And Bytes." Read at your own risk!

Blindspot Season 5 has been a wild ride all along, and it's looking like it may end just as strongly as it started. Just when it seemed like the FBI team was well on its way to being free and clear of prosecution, Ivy Sands and the Dabbur Zann continued with carrying out Madeline Burke's master plan. The team had to act, but it all came at a devastating cost.

The biggest cost potentially being what happened in the penultimate episode's final moments. Jane had tracked down Ivy and was able to contain the ZIP in the location. Unfortunately, she could only do that by air-locking herself inside the room, thus exposing herself to the ZIP. If the chemical does what it's designed to, Jane will lose all of her memories all over again.

It was a heart-wrenching sacrifice made all the more tragic as Weller watched from the other side of the glass. He tried to get her out of the room, but Jane didn't want to expose anyone else to this. She knew exactly what would happen, and ironically, it's looking like Blindspot may go full circle with Jane undergoing a complete memory wipe.

If there's any upside to this, it's that Jane likely spared the rest of the city a cruel fate, and won't remember that the FBI team may be screwed anyway. Jane, Weller, and the formerly shaky Zapata were on their way to stop Ivy when the interim FBI director gave a direct order to stop the operation. Weller informed his colleagues that if they stayed the course, they would undoubtedly risk legal repercussions and hurt their case for exonerating themselves. They all collectively decided it was too big to back down on, and went ahead anyway.

It was a noble act, and upsetting considering just how hard the Blindspot team fought to defeat Madeline Burke. While they stopped her reign of terror and Madeline had killed herself, it seems like the second part of their goal to return to their normal lives may be unattainable. Quite a downer ending if Blindspot intends to follow through with it!

Meanwhile, Ivy Sands and the Dabbur Zann are still out there, and potentially able to set off more ZIP in major cities. It sucks, but perhaps there's some opportunity for Weller and the team to redeem themselves, even if Jane is out of commission. Needless to say, the stage has been set for what should be a very interesting finale, and with the death of Madeline Burke already done, it's difficult to predict how this whole series will finish. NBC is no help with the synopsis for the episode, which quotes a Beatles song:

Blindspot’s 100th and final episode. Turn off your mind relax and float down stream…it is not dying…it is not dying.

"Tomorrow Never Knows" is a fantastic song, but not helpful towards decoding what's going on with Blindspot's finale. Will the FBI team get the happy ending they deserve or is this series about to go out on a very sour note?

Blindspot's series finale is set to air on NBC Thursday, July 23 at 9:00 p.m. ET. Continue to stick with CinemaBlend for the latest news happening in the world of television and movies.

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