Blindspot creator and cast confirm major mysteries solved at start of Season 2

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Aug 3, 2016, 9:57 AM EDT (Updated)

This article includes some spoilers for Season 1 of Blindspot.

Fans of the hit crime thriller Blindspot were treated in Season 1  to a tapestry of mysteries and lost memories stitched together by following the leads based on clues tattooed on an enigmatic woman’s body. The central mystery, of course, is the true identity of Jane Doe, played by Jaimie Alexander, and the shocker at the end of Season 1 was that she was not Taylor Shaw, the missing childhood friend of Special Agent Kurt Weller (Sullivan Stapleton). Taylor’s actual fate was revealed by Weller’s father on his deathbed, sending Jane’s partner into a fit of rage. But instead of stringing along viewers about Jane Doe’s true identity, viewers will discover her real name in the upcoming Season 2 premiere, as well as the truth behind Orion.

It’s just a few of the big reveals in store for the upcoming season, as the series begins to establish the firm truth about Jane’s identity, but it won’t be a smooth start, as relationships have been wounded and the scabs need to heal before moving forward. The FBI will be feeling the affects of Mayfair’s (Marianne Jean-Baptise) death and severing ties with Jane and her tattoos. The newly promoted Weller arrested Jane after she kills her only link to her past, Oscar (Francois Arnaud) before he is able to wipe her mind clean again. Jane is then tortured for three months at a CIA black site, as Weller takes out his anger about Taylor Shaw on Jane. That’s where the series picks up as a new NSA agent, played by Blindspot newcomer Archie Panjabi (The Good Wife, The Fall), arrives, so, needless to say, things are very touchy at the FBI.

The Blindspot cast including Jaimie Alexander, Sullivan Stapleton, Rob Brown (Edgar Reade), Audrey Esparza (Tasha Zapata), Ashley Johnson (Patterson) and creator/showrunner Martin Gero came into the Blastr booth at San Diego Comic-Con and I talked to them about all of the cards in play and what viewers can expect in Season 2. Blindspot airs on NBC and returns on Wednesday, Sept. 14.