Blindspot might not get renewed for Season 3. The crime drama series still has plenty of storylines to explore, but because of its low ratings, it has been put on the list of the shows that are on the bubble. If Blindspot continues to deliver poor numbers, there is a possibility that NBC might make Season 2 the final season.
The series’ recent demo rating is worse than the series it replaced, The Mysteries of Laura, according to TV Line. The Blindspot Season 2 midseason finale, which aired on November 16, took a rating of 1.08 in the key 18-49 demo. The numbers have continued to slide since the show’s strong debut. The pilot episode opened to 3.1 rating in the 18-49 demo, and this number halved when Season 2 premiered on September 14, 2016. It garnered a rating of 1.50 among adults 18-49.
“A recent original installment notched a 1.1 demo rating, which is worse than the canceled series it replaced, The Mysteries of Laura.”
However, it is not yet the end of the road for Blindspot. TV Line report indicates that the series has not completely fallen out of favor with NBC bosses. Instead of canceling it, the broadcaster might give the series a better timeslot.
“All indications are that NBC believes in the Greg Berlanti-produced thriller and isn’t about to let it go without a fight. (read: relocating it to a cushier timeslot).”
Blindspot creator Martin Gero is also not talking about the end. In one his interviews after the Season 2 midseason finale, he, in fact, teased that the Season 2 will wrap up with a twist ending, which only means Season 3 is in the works.
Speaking of what is next when Blindspot Season 2 returns in January, Gero told TV Guide that the next 13 episodes of the current season are going to answer plenty of questions related to the big mythologies, including “why the tattoos” and “Shepherd’s endgame.” It will also have a twist ending, but the creator did not reveal any details about that.
“A lot of the question… like, why the tattoos, what’s Shepherd’s endgame — a lot of the big mythology questions are going to be answered in these next 13 episodes. And we have a twist ending that I hope… well, I don’t want to give a lot away…”
The midseason finale of Blindspot Season 2, titled “Why Let Cooler Pasture Deform,” revealed the identity of the mole. Borden (Ukweli Roach) turned out to be Sandstorm’s man inside the FBI. And the closing moments of the episode saw Patterson (Ashley Johnson) confronting him after figuring out his secret.
There was, however, no time to get answers, as both Borden and Patterson pointed their guns on one another. Episode 9 ended with gunshot sound, immediately raising the question about Patterson’s fate.
Gero has confirmed that Patterson is not dead, and Borden, too, may have survived. When Entertainment Weekly asked him whether one of them is dead, he said that one of them is shot. The Blindspot creator did not confirm the “dead” part.
“It is safe to say that one of them is shot.”
Meanwhile, EW spoiler room scoop hints that there might be another mole inside the FBI. Gero said that Sandstorm has not only lost Borden, but their other mole, Jane, has also pledged her allegiance to the FBI. It is a double blow to them, but they have not yet lost the game. They are always one step ahead of the intelligence agency, according to Gero.
“They lost the intel that they were getting from Jane and the ability to manipulate Weller, and they’ve lost their direct mole, their emergency mole, with Borden. But somehow they always stay a step up ahead of us and it starts to drive us crazy trying to figure out how they are able to anticipate our moves.”
Blindspot Season 2 returns from its hiatus on January 4 and picks up right where it left off in the previous episode.
Watch the final moments of Blindspot Season 2 Episode 9 here.
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