Performer of the Week: Jaimie Alexander

TVLine | 1/12/2019 | Team TVLine
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THE PERFORMANCE | After lying dormant for the last three months, Jane Doe made a long overdue return to Blindspot in its winter premiere — and Alexander wrung every last emotion out of her character’s intense comeback.

Episode 9 of the NBC drama rested almost entirely on Alexander’s shoulders, as Jane literally navigated the recesses of her own mind, confronting fears and secrets along the way. The trippy journey through Jane’s brain was a harrowing one, and Alexander was magnetic as she conveyed Jane’s panic, resolve and guilt throughout the hour.

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The actress was especially compelling as Jane faced her late brother, Roman, offering him a stirring apology for not protecting him better when he was alive. As Jane spoke of her unbreakable bond with Roman, Alexander was devastatingly sincere, punctuating every line with wide-eyed regret. Later, after Jane had woken up with her memories restored, Alexander effortlessly shifted from triumph to remorse as the weight of Remi’s misdeeds crashed down on her. And although we won’t miss Jane’s evil alter ego, Alexander was equally gripping as Remi struggled with inner conflict of her own.

Blindspot‘s winter premiere was a major departure from the show’s usual procedural format, and a bold one at that. But Alexander’s honest portrayal of Jane’s angst turned it into one of the show’s most enthralling episodes.

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HONORABLE MENTION | Dirty John flipped the script in its penultimate episode, walking us through John’s perspective of his relationship with Debra, and Eric Bana made our blood run cold the entire time. As the episode continued, John’s sociopathic tendencies became more and more evident, like his penchant for rehearsing romantic speeches before actually delivering them to Debra. And yet, even as John’s actions became increasingly appalling, he (and Bana) could turn on the charm as easily as if it were a light...
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