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Tattoo You: Our Exclusive Behind-the-Scenes ‘Blindspot’ Gallery

Get a sneak peek inside NBC’s newest hit, with commentary from the cast

Jamie Alexander

Lindsey Byrnes

A large duffle bag is found in the middle of Times Square. The authorities surround it, thinking that it might be some sort of dirty bomb; instead, out of this oversized satchel steps a woman, naked and covered in tattoos. She has no idea who she is or how she got there. The only clues as to her identity rest in the various inscriptions and illustrations inked on to her skin — not even her new guardian, FBI agent Kurt Weller, knows who this "Jane Doe" might really be. The fact that his name is etched across her back in giant letters, however, suggest that he's just as tied in to whatever is going on as she is.

Part Memento and part primetime mystery procedural, NBC's Blindspot has already captured the imaginations of viewers who love a good whodunnit (or rather, whothehellisthisnakedwoman). As for the showrunners and stars, they love keeping all of the series' various twists and turns secret — yet photographer Lindsey Byrnes managed to convince the powers that be to let her snoop around and tag along with the cast on a typical shoot day. Check out this exclusive behind-the-scenes gallery, complete with commentary from stars Jaimie Alexander and Sullivan Stapleton.

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Lindsey Byrnes

Flip the Script

Jaimie Alexander: There's nothing like a table read with the entire cast. I try not to read our scripts too far in advance, because I love all of the twists and turns of this giant puzzle that our amazing showrunner, Martin Gero, has created.

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Lindsey Byrnes

Ink Inc.

Jaimie Alexander: Our incredible makeup artist, Joe Farulla, applies one of my favorite tattoos, the mockingbird-crow, on my neck. Joe spends almost eight hours applying my full body tattoos on some days — so you might say we know each other pretty well by now!

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Call Waiting

Jaimie Alexander: Every now and then a call sheet can look pretty daunting, but it always helps to know what scenes are next up!

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‘Blind’ Ambition

Jaimie Alexander: We all try to be multitasking machines in between takes. Thankfully, our amazing hair and makeup department can work their magic, while we're studying lines.

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Food for Thought

Sullivan: Happy little piggies because it's lunchtime.

Jaimie: Now who can stuff as much food as possible in a to-go box so we're not late to our table read? Ready, set, go!

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Sleeper Cell

Jaimie Alexander: Despite all the action, I sometimes do have time to warm up the ol' director's chair.  The waiting game is a welcome opportunity to chill, especially when I have my trusty phone as a distraction.

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Lindsey Byrnes

Double Trouble

Jamie Alexander: Meet Ky Furneaux, my unbelievably talented stunt-double. We've been working together for almost a decade and are roommates in NYC, so clearly we haven't gotten sick of each other yet!

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