Like The Blacklist and Designated Survivor, Blindspot is one of the ridiculously unrealistic but super fun high-concept dramas that are de rigueur on network television these days. But if you’re such a fan of this action show that you’d like to have every season in your personal collection, you might be a bit disappointed in Blindspot: The Complete Third Season Blu-ray and DVD.
When the season began, Jane is M.I.A., Sandstorm has been dismantled, and Edgar is in charge of Kurt’s FBI team. But when Jane resurfaces, and with a whole new set of tattoos, courtesy of Roman, the gang will once again have to pull together as a team to figure out what he’s doing. Which, it turns out, is infiltrating another criminal enterprise by wooing Blake, the crime boss’ daughter.
Not surprisingly — well, unless you’ve never watched this show before — the twenty-two episodes presented on the Blu-ray and DVD of Blindspot: The Complete Third Season are chock full of explosions, outlandish coincidences, and Mission: Impossible-esque adventures, save for those super realistic face masks. And while this third season isn’t as compelling as those of the first season, there are a number of highlights, most notably the aforementioned Blake [No Tomorrow‘s Tori Anderson], whose so likeable and delightful that Roman can’t help but really fall in love with her.
As for the way they’re presented on the Blu-ray and DVD of Blindspot: The Complete Third Season, obviously it’s a step up from when it was broadcast, if only because it doesn’t have all the annoying promos crowding the bottom of the screen. Well, unless you buy the DVD, in which case you trade visual fidelity for a lack of promos.
Though it also doesn’t help that the extras on the Blu-ray and DVD of Blindspot: The Complete Third Season come up short as well. Not only does it not have commentaries on every episode, or even just a couple of them, but this also doesn’t have any kind of seasonal making-of featurette, or anything on the new recurring characters this season — such as the aforementioned Blake — or the actors who play them.
Even the extras they did include on the Blu-ray and DVD of Blindspot: The Complete Third Season are a bit lacking. For instance, while this has deleted scenes from seven episodes, there’s no indication of where in their respective episodes they were cut from (though it’s easy enough to figure out) or why they were excised. Though, on the plus side, this does have these scenes on the same disc as their respective episodes, and indicates which episode they come from, unlike some collections where the deleted scenes are all lumped together on the last disc.
It also helps that most of these cut scenes are interesting, even if none add anything of significance.
Along with the deleted scenes, the Blu-ray and DVD of Blindspot: The Complete Third Season also includes a gag reel — cheekily called the “Bound And Gag Reel” — in which we get more than six minutes of the cast screwing up and then cracking up. As these things go, it’s fairly typical, lots of shots of people messing up their lines, but it’s also, as these things go, fun to watch.
Lastly, the Blu-ray and DVD of Blindspot: The Complete Third Season has “Surveillance On Set: Agent Zapata,” four minutes of fun behind-the-scenes footage and cast interviews shot by actor Audrey Esparza. Which is interesting, but kind of too short to give any real insight as to what it’s like to work on this show.
In the end, the Blu-ray and DVD of Blindspot: The Complete Third Season are fine for what they are…but they aren’t as good as what they could’ve been.