3:04pm PT by Marisa Roffman
'Blindspot' Creator Teases "Big Cliffhanger" in Episode 10
NBC's Blindspot was the first new show to get a full-season order, and creator Martin Gero shared that the creative team behind the series gambled for that result when they planned out the year.
"It was super-arrogant of us, but we designed the first season to be 22 [episodes]," Gero said during the show's New York Comic Con panel. Instead of arcing toward the finale of the original 13-episode order, "there will be a big cliffhanger at the end of 10."
Currently, Jane (Jaimie Alexander) and Kurt Weller (Sullivan Stapleton) are reeling over the news that she appears to be Taylor Shaw — the girl Weller's father was suspected of kidnapping, and whose disappearance has haunted Weller.
"The guilt he's carried for 20 or so years will start to wash away," Stapleton said. "[The ordeal] will probably show why he became an agent. To find someone you lost or you feel responsible for losing, we can dive into their connection. To me, it's one of the most exciting parts of the show. Where has she been for 20 years?"
"I think how both Kurt and Jane try to process the whole Taylor Shaw [reveal] is the emotional arc of the first season," Gero added.
Though Jane's identity seems to have been solved, "they keep calling her Jane because she doesn't identify with Taylor," Gero said. "Her entire lifetime is still a mystery to her in a lot of ways. … Kurt desperately wants her to be this person, and that's hard for her to process."
And for fans who want to get in on solving Blindspot-esque clues, Gero revealed the first 10 episode titles have encrypted messages in them. And since fans cracked the code by episode two, they'll be coming up with new codes for the next batch of episodes.
Blindspot airs Mondays at 9 p.m. on NBC.