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Evil Handmade Instrument is the tenth episode of the first season and the tenth overall episode of Blindspot.

Short Summary

The team goes after a group of sleeper spies that have just been activated and race to stop a slew of assassination.

 Full Summary

Still reeling from David's murder, the team finds a thumbprint in the coded book, which unravels a network of Russian sleeper agents operating in the United States. Following a string of clues from the book, they are able to track and capture a spy. With her back against the wall, the spy confesses that the Russians have been targeting expatriates and political dissenters in the U.S. Their ultimate target is Senator Riewolt, sponsor of a bill to aid the Ukrainian military, who's scheduled to make an appearance at an expo on the Intrepid. The team races to Intrepid, where Jane does battle with the Russian spy who murdered David. After a brutal fight, Jane and Kurt Weller neutralize the threat - for good.

At the end of the stressful day, Zapata signs her letter of resignation, rather than withstand Tom Carter's blackmail. She won't be bugging Jane's safe house. Jane sneaks away from her handlers to wait for Weller outside his apartment. She kisses him, explaining, "I just want one minute where it's just us." But when little Sawyer interrupts, Jane heads off. She's abducted by Carter and his men no more than a block away.

Jane wakes up in a warehouse, underwater - Carter is waterboarding her, demanding to know her identity. Jane mutters, "Orion," putting Carter into a panic. Just when it seems all is lost, the man with the tree tattoo (from Jane's dream) busts in and kills Carter. He calls himself Oscar and shows Jane a video of herself claiming that everything - the tattoos, memory wipe, Kurt Weller - was all her idea. The mission is going as planned.



Also Starring 

Guest Starring

Major Events

  • Jane remembers about Orion.
  • Jane speaks Russian for the first time.
  • Jane and Kurt Weller kiss for the first time.
  • Jane finds out that the tattoos the memory wipe and coming to Kurt was all her idea.
  • Jane's tattoo process is shown for the first time.
  • Oscar is introduced for the first time.
  • Thomas Carter is shot to death by Oscar.

Featured Music

  • Way Down We Go by Kaleo - (End of episode. Oscar rescues Jane)


  • The episode's title is an anagram of the phrase "And Unveil the Mastermind".
  • According to her mail Zapata's address is 671 Waverly Ave. Brooklyn NY 11205.
  • The Intrepid Sea Air and Space Museum is an American military and maritime history museum in New York City, It is located at Pier 86 at 46th Street, along the Hudson River, in the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood on the West Side of Manhattan. The museum is home to the USS Intrepid Aircraft Carrier, the USS Growler submarine (which carried nuclear Regulus Missiles) , a Concorde supersonic passenger Jet, the Space Shuttle Enterprise and many other airplanes, Jets and spacecraft from all branches of U.S. military, NASA as well as aircraft from other countries including a Russian Soyuz capsule which had docked with the ISS in April 2005. The USS Intrepid (CV-11) was commissioned in August 1943 and decommissioned in March 1974 she served in WWII and The Vietnam War.