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'Blindspot' series premiere sets off vast, complex tattooed mystery

By Wade Sheridan
'Blindspot' series premiere sets off vast, complex tattooed mystery
Actress Jaimie Alexander plays Jane Doe in the new NBC mystery-drama 'Blindspot'. Photo courtesy of Twitter/NBC

NEW YORK, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- New NBC drama series Blindspot premiered Monday intriguing audiences with its unique premise and vast, complex tattooed mystery.

Starring Thor actress Jamie Alexander, Blindspot kicked things off with Alexander's Jane Doe waking up from a duffel bag naked in the middle of Times Square with her body covered in tattoos. Suffering from memory loss, Jane Doe doesn't know how she got there and where she should go next.

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After getting into fights with a nasty landlord and a gunman, Jane Doe finds FBI agent Kurt Weller played by Strike Back's Sullivan Stapleton, a man that our protagonist has tattooed on her back.

Through countless interrogations and body scans, Kurt Weller and Jane Doe discover that her markings are a series of symbols, words and numbers that hint at a larger mystery. One tattoo in particular written in Chinese, which Jane Doe recognizes to her surprise, leads the FBI to an address of a suspected terrorist who was plotting to blow up the Statue of Liberty.

Jane Doe accompanies Kurt Weller for the arrest and in the action discovers she knows advanced hand-to-hand combat techniques and how to handle a gun. Viewers even learn through flashbacks that before Jane Doe had her entire body inked, she had a Navy SEAL tattoo and had a student/teacher relationship with an unnamed bearded man who helped her hone her combat techniques.

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The premiere ends with one of Jane Doe's tattoos "81899Z" pointing to Kurt Weller's boss, Bethany Mayfair who has gotten into legal trouble hinting at the show's next exciting episode.

Alexander was last seen attending the Emmys on Sunday gracing the red carpet with her fiancé, actor Peter Facinelli.

Blindspot airs Mondays 10/9c on NBC.

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