Is there any fight Jane can’t win? Blindspot’s Season 4 premiere finds her channeling Uma Thurman’s character in Kill Bill — all through her dangerous alter ego!
Unbeknownst to her FBI colleagues, Jane (Jaimie Alexander) has reverted to her former persona Remi after a brush with a memory-wiping drug. That leads her to Tokyo in pursuit of a villain, with help from crime lord Rich Dotcom (Ennis Esmer).
“We open with epic shots of the Tokyo Tower,” Alexander says of filming on location. And what would a trip to Japan be without a samurai battle? “I fight four guys with one sword, then I fight a woman with two swords,” Alexander says, giving props to her “incredible” stunt double, Heidi Germaine Schnappauf.
“I did a good amount, but she did most of it. The samurai experts showed her so much respect.”
Blindspot may be all business, but on set, it’s far from serious.
How does the cast of NBC’s mythology-heavy action drama keep things light? By dancing, ribbing each other and flubbing their lines — unintentionally of course! Only ET has the exclusive first look at the hilarious season three bloopers from the show’s upcoming DVD and Blu-ray set, hitting shelves Tuesday, Aug. 21.
In the minute-long sneak peek, the stars of Blindspot kill some time in between set-ups by taking part in an impromptu line dance on the set of their headquarters. It’s all fun and games until someone proclaims — in jest — that it’s “time to be professional.” Another funny moment comes when series star Rob Brown (Edgar Reade) barges in but can’t seem to remember his lines.
In another humorous outtake, Jaimie Alexander (Jane Doe) can’t quite keep a straight face when Ennis Esmer (Rich Dotcom) calls her out for her serious facial expression. Alexander provides another laugh when she, in a scene with co-star Audrey Esparza (Tasha Zapata), can’t quite recall her next line in the car.
But the best moment may be the final one in ET’s exclusive preview, when someone off-camera praises Alexander for her ability to serve up some major sass in one dialogue-less moment. “Yas queen, cut and print that!” Watch the exclusive blooper reel above.
When Blindspot returns for season four, Jane won’t be Jane at all — at least at the beginning. ET spoke with creator Martin Gero about the finale cliffhanger, which closed with Jane identifying herself to be Remi and believing it to be years in the recent past — her memory lapse an ominous sign that one of the brutal side effects of the ZIP drug was in full effect.
“Having her revert back to Remi was something we had been talking about since the first year. We figured this was the right moment in time to do it,” Gero said of the haunting final scene, which featured Jane (believing to be Remi) by Weller’s (Sullivan Stapleton) hospital bed as he lay unconscious following complications from a gunshot wound. A devilish smile curled up on her lips as one of the team members promised that they’ll “get through this together.”
“We’re really excited about season four. It kind of returns to the storytelling that we did in season one, where Jane was working with the team, but was also working with Oscar and Sandstorm, and trying to figure out where her allegiance was. This will be similar, except that Remi is in town for a while,” Gero said of the new season. “She’s going to figure out that she’s on her own. She doesn’t realize that Sandstorm has been totally destroyed, her mother is in prison and her brother is dead. She’s going to have to lay in wait and figure out what kind of moves she can make and go from there.”
Blindspot returns Friday, Oct. 12 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on NBC. The Blindspot: The Complete Third Season DVD and Blu-ray set will be available Tuesday, Aug. 21.
I’ve added HD screencaps of Jaimie from last night’s season 3 finale. What a fantastic episode!! I can’t wait for what the writers have in store for season 4. Enjoy!
I’ve added more photos of Jaimie from her appearance at the NBC Upfronts to promote Blindspot. I’ve also added new images of her from her appearance yesterday at the ELLE x Stuart Weitzman Celebration. She looked so lovely at both. Enjoy the photos!
Jaimie is in attendance at the 2018 NBC Upfronts today promoting Blindspot. She looks beautiful and sassy. I’ve added photos to the gallery. Enjoy!
I’ve added HD screencaps of Jaimie from this past week’s episode of Blindspot. Enjoy!
I’ve added screencaps of Jaimie from last week’s episode of Blindspot. Sorry for the delay in screencaps. Enjoy.
Tattoo-hoo! NBC has renewed Blindspot for Season 4, TVLine has confirmed.
The series — starring Jaimie Alexander and Sullivan Stapleton — moved to Fridays this season, where it had been averaging 3.5 million total viewers and a 0.7 demo rating. Although it ranked among NBC’s least watched, lowest rated dramas, it remained a steady performer, posting a 0.7 rating for nine of this season’s 13 episodes.
The Season 3 finale is set to air on May 18.