In Blindspot Season 3 Episode 20, having the Science Guy as Patterson’s father has always been an inspired idea, ever since he was introduced. In season 5 Episode 1, Nye’s appearance marks the second recurring character to return in this final season, following Shohid Ahktar. As a beloved international icon, let’s hope Bill avoids Shoh’s final date on this episode, as Madeline sent a message to the fugitives. The most important development on Patterson’s personal front is that first name is William, named after her father. It’s understandable that she’s gone by her last name all this time. Now, if only we could learn what her space camp name was. I suspect that nugget will never be unearthed by series end. Nye’s entry into the narrative was very Organic. The fugitives needed Dominic’s phone, which Rich Dotcom had stashed atop a vent back at FBI Headquarters before he was, well-turned in by Weitz. Since Weitz was the only person that the team had any confidence in back in New York, they had no choice but he decides if he could be trusted to retrieve the phone.
Rich naturally voted against trusting Weitz, whose action is resulted in his being confined and tortured at a CIA black site for a couple of months. Weitz is a weasel driven by self-interest. But sadly, he was the closest thing to an ally that they had at headquarters. Jane’s fugitive instincts required looking Weitz in the eyes to judge his sincerity.
Conveniently, Weitz was going to be speaking at the world collaboration conference in Helsinki, not that far from the squad’s Prague hideout. The conference was packed with global political and business leaders so security was tight. So against Patterson’s wishes it only made perfect sense for the fugitives to call the only international celebrity they knew: Bill he would do anything he could to help his baby girl. It was the right call by Jane to say behind and send the emotional Patterson so that she could see her father one more time.
In the end, Patterson’s technical ability came in handy on the mission as well. Bill’s improve skills, sharpened over the years came in handy when he had to create a scene to escape being detained by Ivy’s goons. And In the end, Poor Kurt and Patterson almost got into more action this episode then they did when snatching Rich from the CIA black site on season 5 Episode 1. They were just attempting to sneak out through the basement when they stumbled on a bomb underneath the stage. And the worst part was that Weitz wasn’t even the target.