‘Blindspot’ Season 4 Recap: Episode 5 “Naughty Monkey Kicks At Tree”

Blindspot Season 4 Episode 5, NBC

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NBC continues the action-packed Season 4 drama of Blindspot, Episode 5: Naughty Monkey Kicks at Tree, starring Jaimie Alexander and Sullivan Stapleton. After the shocking events of Season 3, will Kurt Weller (Stapleton) solve the mystery tattoos before its too late for Jane Doe (Alexander)?

While Remi gets word that Allie (Trieste Kelly Dunn) was spying into her, Reade (Rob Brown) finds himself taken hostage by Zapata (Audrey Esparza) and Claudia. As Jane’s emotions start to surface, Remi has doubts about killing Weller.

One of the tattoos leads the FBI team to a hit-man. Just as the hit-man is about to go on his killing spree, Jane and Weller manage to put him down. While in custody, the hit-man immediately recognizes Rich Dotcom (Ennis Esmer).

Patterson (Ashley Johnson) realizes the hit-man remembers Rich from his past days. Rich had made a money-grabbing scheme to fool environmentalist. Unfortunately, his plagiarism algorithm  managed to inspire a terrorist organization.

Blindspot Season 4 Episode 5, NC
BLINDSPOT — “Naughty Monkey Kicks At Tree” Episode 405 — Pictured: (l-r) Ennis Esmer as Rich Dotcom, Ashley Johnson as Patterson — (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/NBC/Warner Bros)

Meanwhile, Remi attempts to get he mother’s whereabouts from Keaton. Her days are numbered, especially now that there is no stem donor. Keaton reveals that it’s an afternoon trip to visit Shepard’s prison cell and he promises to take “Jane” there.

While infiltrating the terrorist organization, Rich pretends to be still one of the bad guys. While looking into the basement, Weller stumble upon a bomb. The environmental terrorists plan to unleash their bomb-packing bombs onto the Big Apple.

Elsewhere, Reade attempts to keep his mouth shut and refuses to give up his password. Claudia then uses Zapata as bait and points a gun at the back of the head. Because of his feelings for Zapata, Reade gives up the password.

Rich calls in for backup just before the bombs are about to go up in the air. During the shootout, Kurt blasts his ways through to get to the drones. Kurt manages to fly the drones back down before they can do any harm. Unfortunately, during the shootout, Keaton ends up taking a bullet.

In the midnight hours, Madeline Burke (Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio) arrives at her secret location. Zapata then shoots Claudia dead and reveals she is the mole in Madeline’s organization. Madeline promises to remember Zapata’s loyalty when this is all over.  

Furious with Zapata, Reade wants revenge but Keaton is in a coma. Patterson realizes Jane is hiding something secretive because her contact is a wanted fugitive. Kurt has no choice but to come clean.

Blindspot Season 4 Episode 5, NBC
BLINDSPOT — “Naughty Monkey Kicks At Tree” Episode 405 — Pictured: (l-r) Britne Oldford as Claudia Murphy, Audrey Esparza as Tasha Zapata, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio as Madeline Burke — (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/NBC/Warner Bros)

Jane is already setting up plans for Shepard’s escape.   

Blindspot continues on NBC Fridays at 8pm.

By Jorge Solis

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