Jaimie Alexander

Blindspot EP talks about the 'brutal' flashbacks we'll see of Jane

The three months between the Blindspot season 1 finale and season 2 premiere haven’t been very kind to Jane Doe.

At the EW lounge at San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday, the cast and crew of Blindspot discussed what has been going in with Jane (Jaimie Alexander) since her arrest in the finale. “She had a lot of physical contact over three months with a lot of inanimate objects to the face,” joked Alexander. “I’ve been tortured by the CIA for three months.”

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Blindspot's Jaimie Alexander reacts to Jane Doe reveal

After an entire season of Blindspot, Jane Doe is… well, still Jane Doe.

During the season finale, Oscar (François Arnaud) revealed that Jane (Jaimie Alexander) is not Taylor Shaw. Working under the guidance of a mysterious man named Shepherd, Jane infiltrated the FBI’s New York Office in order to oust Mayfair (Marianne Jean-Baptiste) and provide the less corrupt Weller (Sullivan Stapleton) with enough wins so he’d replace her. Ultimately, Jane’s group wants to burn the government to the ground and start over.

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She's All Tat: How Blindspot became fall's biggest new hit

Jaimie Alexander is tired. Because while playing an ass-kicking heroine sounds kind of awesome, it’s also not easy — at least according to the 31-year-old star of NBC’s Blindspot. As Jane Doe, the tattooed amnesiac who has to decipher her identity via her body ink, Alexander appears in nearly every scene. She also has to learn complex fight choreography, train like a Navy SEAL, and sit for up to seven hours in a makeup chair to get fully tattooed at least once per episode. “It does get tough,” she admits a few days after wrapping the midseason finale. “It’s a crazy schedule.

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Blindspot sneak peek: Will Jane's tattoo clues come back to haunt the FBI?

Decoding Jane Doe’s tattoos may have helped the FBI prevent a terrorist attack in the series premiere of Blindspot, but not everyone is happy about blindly following every lead from an as yet unknown entity, causing friction within the FBI. Check out a sneak peek from Monday’s episode:

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Quantico vs. Blindspot: Priyanka Chopra challenges Jaimie Alexander to a (friendly) showdown

Two kickass women are about to hit fall TV. Both ABC’s Quantico and NBC’s Blindspot are putting heroines front and center, and coincidentally, the lead actresses of both shows — Priyanka Chopra for the former, Jaimie Alexander for the latter — have likened their characters to one action movie hero: Jason Bourne. 

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Blindspot's Jaimie Alexander takes our Pop Culture Personality Quiz

Get ready to meet the most mysterious new character of the fall.

NBC’s new drama Blindspot tells the story of a beautiful Jane Doe (Jaimie Alexander), who is discovered naked in Times Square, completely covered in coded, intricate tattoos with no memory of who she is or how she got there. Since we don’t know much about Alexander’s character, EW decided to get to know the Thor actress by having her take our Pop Culture Personality Quiz.

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