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NBC’s series The Blacklist created by: Jon Bokenkamp

 

SERIES STARS:
 
Raymond ‘Red’ Reddington – James Spader
Elizabeth Keen – Megan Boone
Donald Ressler – Diego Klattenhoff
Harold Cooper – Harry Lennix
Aram Mojtabai – Amir Arison
Dembe Zuma – Hisham Tawfiq
 

 
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🔴 Script 7:1 Louis T Steinhil (№ 27)

 
Program air date: 10/4/2019 in the US
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Director: Bill Roe
Written by: John Eisendrath, Jon Bokenkamp

 

 

Brief (Where we’re at): Red has been abducted – by Katarina Rostova, Liz’s mother and notorious KGB/Cabal operative and femme fatale. Having found out that Ressler had stirred up Russian interest in her by his search for her, Red reached out to a friend (“mystery man”) who located Katarina living in Paris. Red found her walking alone along a dark Parisian street on a rainy night and called her name. She turned and recognized him, “Raymond.” She walked up to him and kissed him, deeply. “Are they watching?” she asked. “It’s not safe. You’re not safe,” he answered, followed by another deep kiss. Then she took out a hypodermic needle and jabbed him in the gut with it. He looked at the needle, then collapsed. A car drove up, two men got out of it, loaded Red into it and drove off. Katarina picked up his fedora and, twiddling it, walked on, smiling slightly.
 
Red has been friends with the mystery man since childhood. Not only did the mystery man cast doubt on the story Dom told to Liz about Ilya Koslov’s past with Katarina, he looks a little like an older Ilya himself. Not only do both he and Red know Dom, both refer to Liz as “Masha,” and both agree it was concerning that Dom told Liz “that story.” According to Dom’s account to Liz, Red was in fact Ilya Koslov before taking on the identity of Raymond Reddington. The reason Red gives for Dom’s story was that Dom wanted Liz to be able “to move on.” And in fact Liz has moved on, with her daughter Agnes, now about four, coming back home to live.
 
The Season 6 “plot against America” uncovered by former MI6 agent Christopher Miles turned out not to be a plot to assassinate the President at all but rather a plot by the President to assassinate the First Lady, who wanted him to come clean about a drunken car accident four years earlier that had killed a woman and her son. Liz and Ressler interrupted the shooting just in time to throw off Mr Sandquist’s shot, but Sandquist turned the tables and accused them of being the assassins, so they were arrested. (They had just earlier escaped from the Post Office along with Aram and Cooper in a break-out masterminded by Liz.) Red intervened by ramming the police wagon they were in and, after a shootout, Anna McMahon was just about to execute Red when Dembe(!) appeared and shot McMahon. So Dembe is back! “I said I needed to follow my own path. I did. It led me back to you.” But more trouble is in store. Dembe tells Red “Our friend in Miami says the Townsend Directive is in play,” so it’s possible being held captive by Katarina Rostova may not be the worst of Red’s problems.

 

⭕ Script 7:1 Louis T Steinhil (№ 27)

 
[ Paris, France ]
[ Three young thugs are in an apartment drinking beer and watching a soccer game on tv. In the kitchen a woman runs currency through a machine which creates packets of bills ]
[ ANNOUNCER SPEAKING FRENCH ]
Joubert: Allez, allez. Passe. Passe! Vas-y, vas-y, vas-y! (tr Come on. Pass. Pass! Go ahead, go ahead, go!)
[ Thugs SHOUTING IN FRENCH, cheering and jeering ] [ KNOCK ON DOOR ]
Thug: N’importe quoi. (tr “Whatever”)
— Hey, hey.
[ TV MUTES ]
Joubert: Shh, shh, shh, shh! — [Fr.] Hear that?
Thug: [Fr.] Hear what?
[ Joubert motions to the Thug, who draws a gun and approaches the door and looks through the spy hole. He sees nothing ]
Thug: [Fr.] Idiots, it’s nothing. [ LAUGHS ]
Joubert: [ EXHALES DEEPLY ] My God, man.
[ Remote BUTTON CLICKS ] [ ANNOUNCER SPEAKING FRENCH ]
[ Suddenly, the DOOR THUDS open. It’s Dembe, shooting ] [ GUNSHOTS 💥💥💥💥 ] [ He shoots the Thugs, but sparing Joubert ]
[ GROANING ] [ TV ANNOUNCER CONTINUES ]
[ Dembe points his gun at Joubert ]
Dembe: Where is he?
Joubert: What? I don’t–
Dembe: Reddington! Where is he?!
Joubert: Okay, okay! Arrête. Stop. Put down the gun, eh?
[ GUNSHOT💥 ] [ Dembe shoots the Thug again ]
— Aah!
Dembe: You run the network, Joubert. If Reddington was smuggled out of Paris, you’d know.
Joubert: Smuggled?
Dembe: Who got him out?
Joubert: Reddington is impossible to track. He’s like a ghost.
Dembe: What about the strike team?
Joubert: What strike team?! Hey, hey, if Reddington was in France, I would know, and I would tell you. I would.
Wounded thug: [ EXHALES SHARPLY ] [ GROANING ] [ PANTING ]
Dembe: Take this phone, Joubert, and call me if you hear something.
Joubert: What do you mean, smuggled out of Paris? Is Reddington in trouble? Is he? What happened to Reddington?!

 
[ A hospital room ] [ MONITOR BEEPING ] [ OMINOUS MUSIC PLAYS ] [ WOMAN SPEAKING FRENCH OVER P.A. ]
[ Red is strapped to a hospital bed, his head and body immobilized ]
Red: [ MUTTERS ]
[ As Red begins to wake, his vital signs rise on the monitors ] [ BEEPING QUICKENS ]
Red: [ GRUNTS ]
[ DOOR OPENS ]
Red: [ GRUNTS ]
[ A nurse, Mila LaPorte, enters ]
Mila LaPorte: Il est reveille. Il est– He, appelle Docteur Busson. Dis lui qu’il reveille! (tr. He is awake. He is– [ To another nurse ] Call Dr. Busson. Tell him he’s waking up!)
Red: Where- Where am I?
Orderly: Il lutte contre les sangles. Il ne peux pas bouger. Dis lui qu’il do it rester immobile. (tr. He fights against the straps. He can not move. Tell him he must stay still.)
Red: What happened?
Mila LaPorte: Mr. Reddington, please be calm. You are in a hospital. You’re in Paris.
[ BEEPING CONTINUES ]
Red: I can’t feel anything. Why can’t I move? Why can’t I feel anything? [ MONITOR BEEPING ]

 
Dr Busson: Do you recall the incident? How about the rescue? Mr. Reddington, I’m sure you have many questions, and, uh, a great many police waiting to speak with you. But my only job is to care for your physical health, and I’m concerned you may also have cognitive damage. So I need you to tell me what, if anything, you remember about the incident. Do you know who did this to you?

Flashback:
Red: Katarina.
[ Katarina kisses Red ]
[ Katarina jabs Red with a needle ] Red: [ GRUNTS ]
[ Red falls ]
[ ⚡️TIRES SCREECH⚡️ ]
[ CAR DOOR CLOSES, VEHICLE DEPARTS ]

[ MONITOR BEEPING ]
Red: I don’t.
Dr Busson: Police had a local gang under surveillance when they saw you being pulled from a van.
Red: So they caught them – the people who did this.
Dr Busson: Well, the inspectors intervened, but they got away. You’d been drugged and beaten within an inch of your life.
Red: Why can’t I feel my legs?
Dr Busson: Look, the people who did this to you, they shattered your spine L-two, three, and four. The neurosurgeons performed an emergency surgery – a laminectomy. They removed the shattered bone, fused your spine.
Red: But I can’t walk. [ INHALES DEEPLY ]
Dr Busson: Tell me when you feel this.
[ The doctor taps up the side of Red’s leg up to his waist ]
Red: There.
[ WOMAN SPEAKING FRENCH OVER P.A. ]
Red: I can’t walk.
Dr Busson: There are tests to perform, work to be done, but time will be the only real judge of what functions you will eventually recover.
Red: Why am in this thing?
Dr Busson: Patients living with the challenges of immobility–
Red: So I’m paralyzed.
Dr Busson: People in your condition–
Red: I’m paralyzed.
Dr Busson: You’re immobile. And while you are immobile, you’re prone to both pulmonary complications and pressure-related injuries. By moving you up and down, this will help you avoid an embolism and pressure ulcers.
Red: Will I ever walk again?
Dr Busson: Mr. Reddington, you’re lucky to be alive.

 
[ Liz’s apartment ]
Aram: Okay, so, I ran background checks on all the applicants.
Liz: Yeah? Who is your top choice? Mrs. Doubtfire, right?
Aram: Would be, if she weren’t three months behind on her rent.
Liz: What about “Hand That Rocks the Cradle”?
Aram: Two stints in rehab.
Liz: “The Manny”?
Aram: 17 unpaid parking tickets.
Liz: Well– I have more than that.
Aram: One scofflaw in the family is enough.
Liz: [ SIGHING ] Are they all bad?
Agnes: Bad? No. Just, uh, not good enough to be Agnes’ nanny.
Liz: Is it just me, or does it seem like everyone has a skeleton in the closet? [ CLICKS TONGUE ]
Aram: You know, after Samar left, I spent six months drowning my sorrows in kielbasa and Ingmar Bergman movies. Then Ressler insisted I sign on to a dating app. When I refused, he signed up for me. I swear, he is more of a yenta than my own yenta. First three names he swipes right on their background checks – bankruptcy, credit-card fraud, and a restraining order for slashing their ex-boyfriend’s tires. Now we are both eating Polish sausage and playing chess with Death.
Liz: Well, I need to keep looking. Mrs. Williams is helping me out as a favor. I need someone who’s permanent.
[ CELLPHONE VIBRATING ] [ VIBRATING CONTINUES ] [ CELLPHONE BEEPS ]
Liz: This is Keen.
Dembe: Elizabeth. Raymond’s gone.
Liz: Gone where?
Dembe: Taken.
Liz: Tell me what you know.
Dembe: We came to Paris.
Liz: When?
Dembe: Six days ago, for a meeting.
Liz: With who?
Dembe: Someone – I don’t know. Someone he trusted.
Liz: How do you know you can trust him if you don’t know who he is?
Dembe: Because he insisted on going alone.
Liz: He went without you? Why would he do that?
Dembe: I don’t know. He’s in trouble, Elizabeth. I need your help to get him out of it.

 
[ The hospital ]
[ ELEVATOR BELL DINGS ] [ An inspector with the French internal security service DGSI , René Oban, gets off the elevator and walks past hospital personnel to Red’s room] [ DISTORTED, INDISTINCT CONVERSATIONS ]
⋘⋙
[ MONITOR BEEPING ] [ DOOR SLAMS ]
Red: Who’s there?
Inspector René Oban: [ FRENCH ACCENT ] I was beginning to think that you didn’t exist. And yet, voilá  here you are. René Oban. Chief Inspector, DGSI. I’ve been hunting you for years.
Red: Well, this must be very exciting for you.
Oban: Mm. It was. Like chasing an illusion. Reality is much less interesting. Welcome to yours.
Red: A Frenchman who states the obvious – how unusual. Like a Swiss who argues. Or an Italian who doesn’t.
Oban: I have been hunting you and Katarina Rostova.
Red: Fun.
Oban: We know that she is in Paris. And at the risk of stating the obvious, it cannot be a coincidence that you are here, as well.
Red: 202-555-0100.
[ BED WHIRRING ]
Oban: Tell me about Rostova.
Red: Call the number.
Oban: We know about the Townsend Directive. We know that it is a standing order to kill Rostova and that it is very much in play. I want you to tell me who is coming for her and where she is so I can get to her before they do. She has some intel that I want, and obviously I cannot get it from her if she’s dead.
Red: You said you prefer illusion to reality.
Oban: Mm. More than you can possibly imagine.
Red: I may have seemed like an illusion, but she is one someone you can never find. 202-555-0100.
Oban: I am not interested in talking to your lawyer.
Red: Then you must not be interested in talking to me, because you can’t do one without the other.
Oban: What’s his name?
Red: Marvin Gerard. Sounds French.

 
[ Katarina Rostova sits in the back seat of a small black SUV. Berdy, the driver, sits in front ]
Katarina: What’s the status?
Berdy: Reddington is being interrogated as we speak.
Katarina: And Annapolis knows we’re coming?
Berdy: Yes, everything is on schedule.
[ Joubert gets into the back seat with Katarina ] [ VEHICLE DOOR CLOSES ]
Katarina: So. Joubert. Problem?
Joubert: Uh, one of Reddington’s men found me.
Katarina: That was to be expected.
Joubert: He shot two of my men!
Katarina: And he’ll shoot more unless you tell him where Reddington’s being held.
Joubert: No, no, I-I would never do that, ever. I just think that you should know that they are close, and they are getting closer.
Katarina: Thank you, Joubert. [ She touches his face softly ] For your concern and kindness.
[ Berdy swiftly turns around and shoots Joubert in the forehead ] [ SILENCED GUNSHOT (💥) ]
Katarina: How I wish we lived in a world where kindness wasn’t a liability.
Berdy: I have intel on Keen. Should I act on it?
Katarina: Not yet. I’m hoping we won’t have to. [ SIGHING ] Clean this up and meet me in Annapolis.
Katarina: And, Berdy –
[ Katarina opens the door and gets out ]
Berdy: Yes, boss?
Katarina: Say a kind word over his grave.
[ Door thuds shut. Katarina walks away along a sidewalk ]

 
[ The Post Office ]
Cooper: [ On phone ] Yes, the Raymond Reddington. Positively I.D.’d in Paris.
⋘⋙
Liz: [ On phone ] I talked to Morgan. He hasn’t heard from him. Can you reach out to Chuck?
⋘⋙
Aram: Okay, so, I reviewed all the CCTV footage from the Paris neighborhoods that Dembe thought Mr. Reddington might have gone to. Nothing. Wherever he went, he didn’t want to be seen.
[ Ressler enters ]
Ressler: French police are on line one.
Cooper: I’m on with French police.
Ressler: The secret police. They called the 0100 number.
Aram: I didn’t know we had an 0100 number.
Liz: We don’t.
Cooper: I’ll have to call you back.
[ CELLPHONE BEEPS ] [ TELEPHONE BEEPS ]
Cooper: Harold Cooper.
Inspector Oban: [ On phone ] Yes, this is René Oban with the DGSI calling for Marvin Gerard.
Cooper: He’s not available right now.
Oban: Mm, well, he will be when you tell him I have Raymond Reddington in custody.
Cooper: Inspector Oban, this is the Assistant Director of the FBI, Harold Cooper. We have arrested Marvin Gerard and have a tap on his lines in the hopes that we might find Raymond Reddington. Apparently, we have.
Aram: [ Whispers ] Is any of this true?
Ressler: [ Whispers ] No, but he doesn’t know that.
Cooper: If you have Reddington, we need to meet. If you have him. I’ll need verification. Yes, understood. But since I am in Paris and you are in Washington, uh, might I suggest a meeting at our embassy between you and our attaché?
Cooper: Fine. Make the arrangements.
Oban: You’re quite lucky, tapping the number Reddington gave me to call.
Cooper: Luck had nothing to do with it.
Oban: Oh, no, I don’t suppose it did. Hm. [ CELLPHONE BEEPS, TELEPHONE BEEPS ]

 
Ressler: Think he suspects?
Aram: Suspects what? What- What was all that?
Cooper: 0100 is a dedicated line, a way for Reddington to let us know if he’s been arrested.
Ressler: He demands to speak to his lawyer, and we pretend like we just arrested him.
Cooper: This Inspector Oban, I want a full rundown on him.
Aram: Hang on, hang on. Mr. Reddington goes 30 years without getting caught, and now he’s been caught twice within the last year.
Liz: He wasn’t caught last year.
Aram: Wasn’t caught? He was nearly executed.
Liz: He was arrested, but he wasn’t caught.
Cooper: What’s the difference?
Liz: I turned him in.
Cooper: You what?!
Aram: Why would you do that?!
Liz: So he couldn’t get in the way of me trying to find out his real identity.
Cooper: Whose real identity?!
Ressler: Reddington’s.
Aram: Wait. Wh- [ LAUGHING ] What? And you knew about this?
Ressler: Yeah. And I promised Reddington I’d keep it to myself.
Liz: They deserve to know.
Cooper: Know what?!
Liz: That the real Raymond Reddington died in 1991 and the man you know as Reddington was once a KGB agent named Ilya Koslov.
Cooper: That’s impossible. I knew Reddington. I served with him.
Liz: It’s a long story. And I’ll tell it to you after we get him back.
Aram: Reddington, who you say is dead.
Liz: It doesn’t matter who he was. I thought it did, but it doesn’t. And once you hear the story, I don’t think it’ll matter to you. The only thing that matters is that Reddington – our Reddington – is in French custody, and we have to get him back.
Cooper: Ressler, Aram, run a check on this René Oban. Keen, circle back to Dembe and press him on who Reddington may have been meeting with. I’ll reach out to Main Justice and explain the situation.
Aram: Which one?
Cooper: The one about getting him back. Once we do that, we can figure out the rest. Or try to.

 
[ Security Attaché Patrick Briaux greets Cooper on the steps of the French Embassy ]
Patrick Briaux: Ah, pardon. [ HORN HONKS ] Director Cooper! Patrick Briaux, Homeland Security Attaché. Ici, s’il vous plait. (tr. Here, please)
Cooper: Where we going?
Briaux: To have a private conversation. Surely you know we can’t do that in the embassy, since all the listening devices were installed by your government.

 
[ A nearby park, on a stone bridge ]
Cooper: I share your desire for caution. Mine concerns René Oban. He was with the DGSI until three years ago. After that, there’s no record of him.
Briaux: Does the FBI have a record of you after six years ago? If they do, I couldn’t find it.
Cooper: Fair enough. But before I say anything, I need proof that you have him.
[ Briaux shows Cooper a photo of Red in his immobilized state ]
Briaux: He was picked up near the Seine, badly beaten and unable to walk.
Cooper: We expect your full cooperation in returning him to our custody.
Briaux: You’re a mystery – an agent who doesn’t exist. And yet, when we call Reddington’s lawyer, you pick up and demand his return. I wonder – Is that because he’s your fugitive or because you work for him? A friend in high places.
Cooper: Do you have Reddington or not? This photo tells me nothing.
[ Briaux’s CELLPHONE SPEED-DIALING ]
Briaux: I have Cooper. Put him on.
Oban: Nothing will come from this.
Red: [ On phone ] Yes?
Cooper: 30 years ago, Raymond Reddington heard classified testimony in connection with a U.S. intelligence officer killed in Kuwait. What was the soldier’s name?
Red: Daniel Hutton.
Cooper: So it is you.
Red: Were you expecting someone else?
Cooper: I wasn’t sure. Now I am. Is it true about your injuries?
Red: It is. But I’ve been paralyzed before. The spine of a blowfish pierced my wet suit off Pit–
Oban: Satisfied?
Cooper: Not remotely. An extradition request will be made within the hour.
[ CELLPHONE BEEPS ]

 
Red: Cheer up. I’m a man of my word. You did as I asked, so I’ll tell you what you’re dying to know.
Oban: About Rostova?
Red: The blowfish. I was stung off Pitcairn Island during a brief assignation I had with a rapturous descendant of Fletcher Christian.
[ Oban walks out before Red is finished speaking ]
⋘⋙
[ Oban talks loudly as he walks down the hospital corridor ]
Oban: [Fr.] No one sees him unless I say so. Including the doctors.

 
[ Oban gets into an elevator. The doors close ]
Oban: [ American accent ] Okay, I’m clear.
[ The side of the elevator opens into a large ad hoc work area, with people scurrying about ]
Abigail: [ Also speaking with American accent ] Jiro wants to know if you want him to intercede with the extradition.
[ She hands him a file ]
Oban: No, tell his people to hold. Is this the updated Cooper file?
Abigail: It is, but Werner says it’s a work in progress. The DOJ files are understandably difficult to access.
[ The work area is open to street. Racks of clothing come into view ]
Oban: Okay. How’s our patient?
Abigail: He’s stable. Respiratory rate and O2 saturation are good. Last dose was at 10:00.
Oban: What are the levels?
Abigail: He’s fine above L2.
Oban: Is our client here?
Abigail: Yes.
[ They walk up to a video screen. It is a from a live cam in Red’s room ]
Oban: Dose him again.

 
[ DOOR CREAKS ] [ HORN HONKS IN DISTANCE ] [ A door on the roof of the building opens. Oban descends several steps and walks over to a woman looking out at the city. The woman is Katarina Rostova ]
Oban: Cooper made contact.
Katarina: And?
Oban: Still a mystery. As is whether he has a connection to Reddington. It’s a work in progress.
[ Katarina opens the file on Cooper ]
Katarina: And Reddington?
Oban: Still thinks he’s in Paris. But if he thinks he can wait for the FBI’s extradition order, he’s gonna be less inclined to talk.
Katarina: Then use that to your advantage.
Oban: How? We’re up against a clock. We need a plan B. It’s not gonna take them long to find out what’s happening here.
Katarina: Yes, well, if you’re any good at your job, this will all be done by the time they do.

 
[ Red’s hospital room ] [ DOOR OPENS ]
Nurse Mila LaPorte: Good news. I’m told you’re going to get into a chair soon.
Red: Right now, I’m a little less concerned with what I can’t feel than by what I can – an insufferable itch on my cheek that I’m unable to scratch. Would you be so kind, Nikola?
Nikola (Orderly): Tell me where.
Red: Uh, the right cheek. Yeah, that’s right. A little higher.
[ Nikola’s cell phone glows through the pocket of his lab coat. Red tries to reach it ]
Red: Oh, no, a little higher than A-Almost–
[ Oban enters ]
Oban: [ French accent ] I don’t know whether to be impressed or disgusted. It appears your American friends, they are more fond of you than I had anticipated. They’ve asked my government to proceed with extradition proceedings. Now, sadly for you, that will not be considered by the French government unless I sign off. And I will not consider that until after you have told me about Katarina Rostova.
Mila: We need to change his dressing to avoid infection.
Oban: Ah, you see another incentive for you to tell me what I want to know. Sepsis. [ To the others in the room ] Could you give us a moment? Wait outside.
[ They leave. DOOR CLOSES ]
[ Katarina watches the live feed ]
Red: I may not have told you what you want, but I told you all you need. You’ll never find Rostova.
Oban: Ah, yes, yes, yes, because she’s an illusion. What does that mean?
Red: She’s a figment – of the collective imagination.
Oban: I don’t believe you. In fact I am thinking that she did this to you.
Red: Did she?
Oban: Why are you protecting her?
Red: Some people in this world are soul mates. Katarina Rostova and I shared one. Betraying her would be like betraying myself.

 
[ The Post Office ]
[ Elevator DOOR OPENING ] [ DOOR THUMPS ] [ Dembe gets out ]
Dembe: What have you found?
Ressler: Reddington’s in French custody. Cooper’s working on extradition.
Dembe: Then we’ll get him back.
Ressler: Well, we hope so, but, uh, his physical condition–
Dembe: What about it?
Ressler: It’s not good.
Dembe: Tell me.

 
Aram: Let me get this straight. Raymond Reddington is your father.
Liz: The real one.
Aram: But he’s dead because you shot and killed him.
Liz: When I was 4, yeah.
Aram: And after he dies, your mother, Katarina Rostova, puts you in foster care and escapes from the KGB, FBI, and the Cabal with the help of her oldest friend, Ilya Koslov, who nips and tucks his way into becoming Mr. Reddington in order to access the millions that the real Reddington didn’t even know he had, in order to finance her disappearance. Is that it?
Liz: Pretty much.
Aram: You’re definitely gonna need therapy. And now that you’ve told me, so am I.
[ Cooper walks over ]
Cooper: Listen up. I just got off the phone with Panabaker. The French are denying everything.
Aram: But, uh, you went to the embassy and spoke to the attaché.
Ressler: Maybe they’re gonna wait until they can bleed Reddington of all the intel they can and then hand him over.
Cooper: Whatever their motivation, the French know this is a priority for us, and they will use that to their advantage in negotiating extradition.
Liz: But the attaché, Briaux, you said he was cooperative.
Cooper: He was, which is why I’m going back to the embassy personally to deliver the extradition paperwork.

 
[ Red’s hospital room ]
Red: Ah, Mila, my dear! You are a sight for sore eyes.
Mila: You did not eat a bite.
Red: My God, no. Eating even a swallow of that gruel with all the bread and cheese, chocolate and wine on the other side of these walls? That’s more torture than a man can brave.
Mila: Well, at least you’ll be able to get out of this bed.
[ Dr Busson enters with an orderly pushing a wheelchair ]
Red: Ah! My chariot arrives.
Dr Busson: Mr. Reddington, let’s get you moving around, shall we?
Red: I’ve been on the run half my life. I suppose now I’ll be on a walk. Or a roll.
[ The orderly lifts Red into the wheelchair ]
Mila: You’re a very dark man.
Red: Yes, well, walking or rolling, I intend to show my gratitude by sharing with you the finest night of drinking and dining one can possibly imagine.
Dr Busson: Are you comfortable?
Red: Quite.
[ The orderly cuffs Red’s left hand to the arm of the wheelchair with a chained cuff ]
Red: That ought to keep me from running.

 
[ The French Embassy ]
Cooper: Harold Cooper, FBI, here to see Patrick Briaux.
Doorman: Yes, sir. Go right ahead.
[ Cooper enter the embassy ]

 
[ Red’s hospital room ] [ Red is alone. He wheels his wheelchair so it is directly under the surveillance camera. The cellphone he took earlier is tucked under his right leg. He takes it out. The lock screen on the phone shows a man and boy dressed in the uniforms of a U.S. sports team. The phone requires a passcode. Red *clicks* his tongue ]

 
[ French Embassy ]
Receptionist: Monsieur Briaux. Harold Cooper to see you, sir.
Briaux (the real one): Mr. Cooper. What can I do for you?
Cooper: Patrick Briaux?
Briaux: Yes. Something wrong?
⋘⋙
[ CELLPHONE RINGS, BEEPS ]
Liz: Keen.
Cooper: [ On phone ] Elizabeth, it’s me.
Liz: Did you talk to Briaux?
Cooper: Yes, I’m- I’m with him right now. We have a situation.

 
[ SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC PLAYS ] [ Red continues to take in his surroundings. The building outside may be familiar to him. It looks like a government or embassy building ]

 
[ The Post Office ]
Ressler: I got something. Take a look at this. So, these are the surveillance feeds from inside the embassy, which show Briaux waiting in line to request a visa application. But once he gets it, he leaves. Never filled it out.
Liz: He was just lingering outside, chatting up the guards, waiting for you to arrive.
Aram: I’ll issue a BOLO, circulating the image with MPD and surrounding jurisdictions.
Cooper: The real Briaux insists that Reddington is not in French custody and regrets the misunderstanding.
Liz: Well, if Reddington isn’t being held by the French police, who is holding him?
Ressler: Maybe the person he met with. You have no idea who that was?
Dembe: I only know it was someone Raymond felt safe with. And Raymond never feels safe with anyone.
Liz: Whoever it was must’ve known we were in the dark and reached out anyway, had Briaux come to meet you. Why? What were they hoping to gain?
Cooper: Maybe confirmation that he’s our informant. He has a lot of enemies. Now one of them may suspect he’s working with us, and if that’s the truth, we may have just signed Reddington’s death warrant. Briaux, or whatever the hell his name actually is, he’s our only lead. Let’s find him.

 
[ Red’s hospital room ] [ Sunlight is streaming into Red’s room ]
[ Le Petit Orchestre De Cafe Paris’ ♫ “La Danse de Nuit” plays ]
[ Red adjusts the reflective flat surface of the radio to capture the sunlight and direct it at the surveillance camera, blinding it ]

♪ Sous les etoiles on danse avec la lumiere de la lune
Nous deux ensemble somme aussi leger comme une plume

⋘⋙
[ Surveillance site ]
[ MOUSE CLICKING RAPIDLY, THUMPING ]

.
♪ Quelle joli soir et tout le monde a but un verre ou deux

Tech: What the?
[ INDISTINCT CONVERSATIONS ]
Tech: Liam. Hey, the hell’s this? Something’s wrong with the picture. Do me a favor. Get Colton.
Liam: I’m on it.

♪ Et chaque fois que tu me prends dans tes bras

 
[ Nurse Mila LaFonte enters Red’s room ]
Mila: Good evening, Mr. Reddington. Time to change your dressing.
Red: Yes, Mila, please, do come in.

♪ C’est magique danser dans la nuit!

Red: Let me ask you something. Do I frighten you, Mila, with all the police and the guards, the handcuffs?
Mila: No. To me, you seem like, uh- I don’t know the word. [ SIGHS ] You seem like a nice man.
[ MUSIC ENDS ]
Red: I’m glad.
[ A new song begins ]
[ Francoise Hardy’s ♫ “Tu Peu Bien” plays ]
Red: Ah! Would you mind turning up the music? I love this song.

♪ Tu peux bien te perdre
Et tu peux, demain

[ VOLUME INCREASES ]
Red: Mila, please, just a little more.

♪ Sans rien me dire, disparaître, je sais bien

Red: I remember hearing this wafting across the courtyard and through the window of my apartment on Rue Jacob.
Mila: It could have been my mother. She loved this record.
[ Mila comes near Red with the syringe for his Injection. Suddenly, he grabs her, wrests the syringe from her and holds the needle to her neck ]
Mila: [ GRUNTS ]
[ OBJECTS CLATTER ]
Mila: [ GRUNTS ] Aah! Ohh!
Red: Unless you want whatever is in here, I suggest you be still.
Mila: [ PANTING ] [ AMERICAN ACCENT ] Please. No.
Red: Who are you working for?
Mila: A-A woman. I don’t know her name.
Red: Katarina?
Mila: Maybe. She’s Russian.
Red: And the beating?
Mila: Don’t, please. I’m begging you –
Red: Tell me about the beating.
Mila: It was a story.
Red: Like Inspector Oban and the doctor.
Mila: They’ll be here any moment.
⋘⋙
[ The surveillance control site ][ MUSIC CONTINUES ]
[ The lead tech Colton arrives ]
Tech: I can’t hear anything with the music, and I’ve got no video.
⋘⋙
Red: There was no surgery.
Mila: No.
Red: And we’re not in Paris.
Mila: No.
Red: Then why the chair? Why can’t I feel my legs? Answer me.
Mila: [ GASPS ] The surgical drain in your back, i-it’s not to collect fluids. It’s an epidural. When we change your dressing, we’re pushing sensory and motor blockades [ INHALES DEEPLY ] tetracaine and bupivacaine.
Red: And what happens if I don’t get the scheduled dose?
Mila: If you don’t, then – you walk.
[ Mila tries to get away. The syringe goes flying. Mila runs, Red grabs her by the lab coat, is pulled off the wheelchair, which collapses, still connected to Red’s wrist ]

♪ je rêve de me perdre
si c’est me perdre avec toi, toi

[ Mila gets to cabinet, opens it, with Red hanging on. He grabs her leg, pulling her down ]
[ GRUNTING ] Aah! [ BOTH GRUNTING ]

♪ et je cours à ma perte
si tu n’as rien d’autre pour moi, que çà

 
[ The surveillance center ]
Colton: Signal looks fine. It might be the camera, some internal glitch.
[ Katarina comes over ]
Katarina: Whatever’s happening, it’s no accident. Get in there.

 
[ Red’s room ] [ Red continues to wrestle on the floor with Mila, who got a gun from the cabinet ]
[ OBJECTS CLATTERING ]

♪ plus tu gagnes et plus je perds à t’aimer

[ The fight now is for the gun ]
[ BOTH GRUNTING ]

♪ où lassée de tout perdre
je saurais partir loin de toi, toi
et par peur de me perdre

[ BOTH GRUNTING ] [ Red gets the gun and points it at her ]
Red: You make a sound, I’ll kill you.

♪ tu croiras que tu veux de moi

 
[ Two men walk down the corridor to Red’s room. When they enter, all seems normal. Red is again seated in his wheelchair while Mila works busily in the corner ]
[ MUSIC STOPS ] [ SPEAKING FRENCH ]
Orderly: [Fr.] What’s going on?
Mila: [Fr.] Finished changing his dressing. Just trying to make him comfortable. Do you need something?
Orderly: [Fr.] They’re requesting you in 305 for a discharge.
Mila: [Fr.] Can you ask Celeste? I’m going to be a few minutes.
[ An orderly adjusts the radio to no longer throw light blinding out the video feed ]
Red: [ Politely ) I’m sorry. Uh, my French is really only good enough for restaurants and little old ladies. Do you speak English?
Orderly: [ FRENCH ACCENT ] Some, yes.
Red: Ah. Lovely. In that case, may I ask a favor?
⋘⋙
[ Katarina and Oban are watching the surveillance feed ]
⋘⋙
Red: I-Inspector Oban the one with the crooked little grin would you please tell him I’d like to speak with him? There’s an important matter I’d like to discuss.
[ The orderly nods and leaves. DOOR CLOSES ]
[ The gun is tucked under Red’s leg ]

 
[ The Post Office, Cooper’s office ]
Cooper: She killed her father. I can’t imagine the burden that carries.
Aram: If we tell Justice who Mr. Reddington really is, will they shut us down?
Cooper: Rather than stay in business with a KGB agent? I would.
[ Ressler enters ]
Ressler: MPD just found Briaux’s visa application in the trash outside the embassy. They lifted a print.
Cooper: Tell me we have an I.D.

 
[ Reading from screen ]
Liz: Briaux’s real name is Michael Hansen. Lives off Vermont and North Crescent. High-end grifter who stings anyone from Vegas big shots to tech VCs.
Cooper: And gullible FBI agents.
Ressler: Well, he’s one of the best, which means that whoever has Reddington is even better.
Aram: As soon as we pull a warrant, we can get Hansen to tell us who that is.
Dembe: How long will that take?
Cooper: An hour, maybe less.
Dembe: Definitely less.
[ Dembe walks away ]
Aram: I’m guessing he’s not waiting for a warrant.
Liz: No, he isn’t. Neither am I.
[ Liz begins to follow Dembe, but Cooper grabs her arm ]
Cooper: I understand crossing lines for your father, but now who are you crossing the line for?
Liz: [ Jauntily ] A man I’ve grown to like.
[ Liz walks away ]

 
[ DOOR THUDS OPEN ]
Liz: FBI!
[ Michael Hansen (aka “Briaux”) runs to a dresser and tries to get a gun out of the bottom drawer, but Dembe kicks the drawer shut, crushing Hansen’s hands ]
Hansen: [ GROANS ]
Liz: Where’s Reddington?!
Hansen: I don’t know! [ GROANS ] Aah!
[ BONES CRUNCH ]
Liz: Then you’re gonna tell us who does.
Hansen: [ GROANS ]

 
[ Michael Hansen’s living room. His bloody hand is wrapped in a towel ]
Liz: Louis T. Steinhil?
Hansen: That’s what they call him.
Liz: That name’s what, an alias?
Hansen: It’s an anagram. The letters spell “The Illusionist.” [ GROANS ]
Liz: How does he operate?
Hansen: I get a call, a character to create, a script to follow, and a boatload of money.
Dembe: And you do what he says, no questions asked?
Hansen: In my world, everyone wants to work with Steinhil. The man has an incredible reputation.
Liz: Tell us about it, this reputation.
Hansen: [ SCOFFS ] The thieves who set fire to the Vasa Museum and took three Dutch masters? They weren’t thieves, and they didn’t steal the paintings. They worked for Steinhil, who posed as a fireman, cleared the building, and took the masterpieces himself. I’m telling you, The Illusionist is everywhere and nowhere – a fireman, a casino boss.
Liz: A French cop.
Hansen: Sure, if the illusion calls for it, yeah. Listen, it was just a job. I don’t know who he is or what he’s done with Reddington.
Liz: You said he pays well.
Hansen: [ EXHALES SHARPLY ] Very.
Liz: How? Cash? Wire transfer?

 
[ Louis T Steinhil (aka “Inspector René Oban”) enters Red’s hospital room with a ‘police officer’ ]
Steinhil/Oban: [ FRENCH ACCENT ] You asked to see me.
Red: Yes, I did. There’s something you should know. It’s an urgent but [ SIGHS ] private matter.
Steinhil: Mm. [ SPEAKING FRENCH, to ‘officer’ ] Please. Leave us. Clear the hall.
[ Only Red, Steinhil and Mila remain in the room ] [ Mila closes the door and rolls a medical cart in front of it. She begins to prepare an injection ]
[ Red takes out the gun and points it at Steinhil ] [ Mila turns off the live feed ]
Red: Please. Take off your coat. Have a seat.
⋘⋙
[ The surveillance control room ]
Tech: Something’s wrong. Tell Colton we got an emergency. We lost the feed again.
⋘⋙
Red: Oh! Ha-ha! The keys.
[ Steinhil/Oban takes out his keys ] [ KEYS JINGLE ] [ Mila unlocks Red’s chained hand cuff ]
Red: I asked you here, Inspector Oban, or whoever you are, to tell you how much I admire your plan. And I do or I did. The paralytic agent – that was your pitfall. The medications wear off when not administered every four hours. I’m overdue for my next dose, so –
[ CHAIR CREAKING ] [ Red stands up, slowly ] [ GRUNTS ]
Red: The next time you want to convince me I’ve broken my spine, you damn well better break my spine.
[ Mila prepares to inject Steinhil ]
Steinhil: Hey, put that down. Don’t touch me.
Red: It’s either a bullet in the head or a needle in the arm. I’d take the needle.
Steinhil: What is it?
Red: Ketamine. The same tonic used to knock me out on the street. For a man your height and weight, 150 milligrams should do the trick and give you the most wonderful dreams. Or it might kill you. I’m pretty sure it’s the dreams. But I’m no doctor, and you’re no cop. Either way, I suppose pharma-karma’s a bitch.
[ Mila injects Steinhil ]

 
[ Police enter Red’s room, but he’s gone ]
Mila: He has a gun.

 
[ Gun in hand, Red tries to make his way out of the building, dodging police and hospital personnel ~ whether they are real or part of the “Illusion” is unclear ]
[ BREATHING HEAVILY ] [ SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC PLAYS ] [ 🚨ALARM BLARING🚨 ] [ INDISTINCT SHOUTING ]

 
[ Liz’s office. Cooper appears at the door ]
Cooper: Where are we?
Liz: Hansen couldn’t lead us to The Illusionist, but there’s a chance his money can. Aram’s tracing it now, and I’m hunting for childcare. Turns out Steinhil isn’t the only one who isn’t who he appears to be.
Cooper: I’m beginning to think no one is.
Liz: I’m sorry I didn’t tell you before.
Cooper: Why didn’t you?
[ KNOCK ON DOOR ]
Aram: Hey. So, um, I was able to trace the payment Hansen received to an account in Paris. Now, the account’s in the name of a shell corporation, so the I.D. trail is a dead end, but and I am 74% confident there is something to this I found several other payments out of the Paris account, one of which was used to rent a small warehouse in Annapolis.
Cooper: So?
Aram: So, three other payments were made to rent medical equipment that, according to the rental company, were sent to that same warehouse.
Liz: You think that’s where they’re holding Reddington.
Aram: I know we think he’s in Paris, but maybe that’s just another illusion.
Cooper: Get Ressler. Tell him we may have located Reddington.
Aram: Got it.
[ Aram leaves ]
Liz: I do have an answer to your question, by the way.
Cooper: When this is over, I look forward to hearing it.

 
[ SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC PLAYS ]
[ Red has evaded his suitors and finds an exit to a back street ]

 
[ The FBI parking ramp ]
Liz: [ On phone ] Aram, text me that address and notify the FBI in Annapolis.
Aram: What about local authorities?
Liz: Not yet. I don’t want to scramble units that might expose Reddington until we know what we’re dealing with.
[ Liz gets in a vehicle with Ressler ]
Aram: Understood. Address is on its way.
[ TIRES SQUEAL ] [ TIRES SCREECH ]

 
[ Red tries to walk away on the back street but a black van appears. He turns around, but other vehicles block him ]
— Stop! Stop!
— Don’t move!
[ TIRES SCREECHING ]
[ A 💥💥💥 gunfight 💥💥💥 rages 💥💥💥 until Red is out of ammunition ] [ GUN CLICKS ]
— Drop the gun!
— Turn around!
— Hands on the wall!
[ Red obeys ] [ Katarina Rostova walks up ]
Katarina: Good to see you again, Raymond. Get him in the van.

 
[ Liz and Ressler arrive at what was Red’s hospital room ]
[ SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC PLAYS ] [ THUMP ECHOES ]
Liz: We’re too late.

 
[ A large bleak room ]
Katarina: What happened?
Berdy: Nurse says he got to one of the contingency weapons.
Katarina: Our exposure?
[ Berdy produces the cell phone Red was carrying ]
Berdy: Well, we found it on him. Doesn’t look like any calls went out, but we’re taking precautions.
Katarina: What about the Elizabeth Keen intel? Is it solid?
Berdy: 100%.
Katarina: Give it to the Movers, just in case.
[ Red is rolled in on a gurney. He is trying to lift his head ]
— He’s coming to!
Katarina: Dose him again. The nurse, the one who let this happen. Bring her to me.

 
[ Interrogation room ]
Liz: We know you all worked for Steinhil.
Aram: What we want to know is who he worked for.
Ressler: The employer. We want a name.
Liz: We know the hospital is fake.
Aram: We assume the injuries were, too.
Hansen: So?
Liz: So Reddington isn’t paralyzed.
Hansen: He’s been on the run 30 years.
Abigail: If we could make him think he couldn’t run anymore–
“Dr Busson”: She thought he’d talk.
Ressler: She?
Hansen: I don’t have a name.
Aram: A description, then.
Abigail: Nobody knows who she is.
Liz: But you know what she wanted Reddington to talk about?
Hansen: Yes.
Ressler: Which was what?
“Dr Busson”: Not what. Who.
Abigail: Some woman.
Liz: Do you know her name?
Hansen: I know she’s dangerous.
“Dr Busson”: A Russian.
Abigail: A Russian.
Hansen: Russian.
Liz: [ Whispers ] Katarina Rostova.

 
[ Michael Kiwanuka’s ♫ “Solid Ground” plays ]
[ Liz sits at the bottom of the yellow metal staircase at The Post Office, holding the photo of herself as a child with her mother, Katarina Rostova, on a swing. In the photo, her mother’s face is obscured by sunlight. Cooper walks over ]
Liz: This is who my mother is to me – an aura that surrounds me. For better or for worse, I don’t know.

♪ How does it feel when it’s quiet and calm?

Liz: They’re in there asking them about her.

♪ And will I be denied?

Liz: Whoever took him, it’s because of her.

♪ How will it feel when it’s time to move on?

Cooper: He’ll be okay.
Liz: You don’t know that.

♪ Mother says kneel and pray

Cooper: Apparently, Reddington died 30 years ago. He rose from the grave once. I’m pretty sure he will again.

♪ When it gets hard, I will roll those sleeves
Life can be so unkind

Liz: I didn’t tell you because you’re honest. You’d want to report Reddington’s misrepresentation to Main Justice. And I don’t think you should.

♪ I will be found on the edge of the world

Cooper: What makes you say that?

♪ Where there will be no one around

Liz: Because he’s not my father.
Cooper: I don’t understand.

♪ Oh, solid ground

Liz: When I thought he was my father, I hated him for abandoning me.

♪ Solid ground

Liz: I thought he shirked responsibility. But now I know he takes it on even when he doesn’t have to.

♪ Solid ground

Liz: I was nobody to him. The illegitimate daughter of a childhood friend.

♪ Solid ground

Liz: And he devoted half his life to me. Do you know anyone else who does that?

♪ How does it feel to be on your own?

Liz: Because I don’t.

♪ No one to understand
I know I’m here and I don’t belong

 
[ In a dark cavernous room, Red is trussed on a framework, his arms outstretched, his head dropping ]
[ Berdy and Steinhil stand in the shadows ]
Berdy: Feeling okay?
Steinhil: I’ll be fine.

♪ I’m on my knees today

[ ⚡️ELECTRICITY⚡️CRACKLING⚡️ ]

♪ When it gets dark, I will know no fear

[ Katarina Rostova walks up to Red ]
Katarina: I don’t like this, Raymond.

♪ Life can be so unkind

Katarina: The whole ordeal pains me. Surely you understand that.
[ Mila rolls a medical cart over next to Red ] [ WHEELS ROLLING ]

♪ Hanging around on the edge of the world

Katarina: I went to great lengths to pretend to hurt you.

♪ Finally no one around

Katarina: We’re past that now, Raymond. Oh – This is very real.

♪ Would you help me? I don’t understand

Katarina: I can assure you that, before we’re finished –

♪ Is it over?

Katarina: – You’re going to tell me everything I want to know.

♪ Am I losing solid ground?

Katarina: Miss? Shall we begin?
[ Mila begins an IV from Red’s neck ]

♪ Solid ground Solid ground Solid ground
Solid ground Solid ground Solid ground

[ Blood flows down the clear plastic tubing and pools in a vinyl collection bag ]

♪ Solid ground Solid ground Solid ground
Solid ground Solid ground Solid ground
Solid ground Solid ground Solid ground

 
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Episode Songs

 

♫ La Danse de Nuit
By Le Petit Orchestre De Cafe Paris

♪ ⋙ (Lyrics unavailable as of 10/6/2019)

Lyrics and Credits: [ Unavailable ]
YouTube: https://youtu.be/7j_jAAUpaUg

 

♫ Tu Peu Bien
By Francoise Hardy

♪ tu peux bien te perdre
et tu peux, demain
sans rien me dire, disparaître, je sais bien
que tu peux nous perdre
toi qui ne veux pas
que sur ton chemin, on s’arrête mais tu vois

♪ je rêve de me perdre
si c’est me perdre avec toi, toi
et je cours à ma perte
si tu n’as rien d’autre pour moi, que çà

♪ tu peux tout faire
pour nous séparer
plus tu gagnes et plus je perds à t’aimer
moi je veux, peut-être, ce que je n’ai pas
je te laisserais peut-être, ce jour là

♪ où lassée de tout perdre
je saurais partir loin de toi, toi
et par peur de me perdre
tu croiras que tu veux de moi

Lyrics and Credits: http://bit.ly/2MnQd5g
YouTube: https://youtu.be/qvCkn14P6os

 

♫ Solid Ground
By Michael Kiwanuka

(Not yet released as of 10/5/2019)

Lyrics and Credits: [ Unavailable ]
YouTube: [ To be released 10/25/2019 ]

 
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🔴 Script 7:2 Louis T Steinhil, Pt 2 (№ 27)

 
Program air date: 10/11/2019 in the US
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Directed by: Cort Hessler
Written by: Lukas Reiter

 

 

Brief (Where we’re at): Katarina Rostova has captured Red. First she tried to extract information from him by having The Illusionist, Louis T Steinhil (Blacklister #27) make him think he was in a hospital in Paris, paralyzed after being beaten by a gang in Paris. But Red still remembered glimpses of being kissed and then stabbed with an injection by Katarina. He gives the French inspector a phone number to his lawyer, Marvin Gerard, but the call goes to Cooper instead. Cooper tries to arrange extradition, but the French authorities are part of the illusion, as the Task Force is able to determine by ID’ing an imposter attaché and tracing his contacts.

After extracting the truth of his situation from a nurse, Red manages to escape from the ‘hospital,’ only to be re-captured by Katarina, who is determined to extract from him “everything I want to know.” She starts by having a nurse begin draining Red’s blood from an IV in his neck.

Meanwhile, Liz has confided to Cooper and Aram what she had previously only shared with Ressler, that Red is not her father, the real Raymond Reddington, but rather a former childhood friend of Katarina’s, Ilya Koslov, who like her had become a KGB agent and later was entangled with the Cabal. This raises issues regarding whether the Task Force can go on protecting Red:

Cooper: I understand crossing lines for your father, but now who are you crossing the line for?
Liz: [ Jauntily, walking off ] A man I’ve grown to like.

 

⭕ Script 7:2 Louis T Steinhil, Pt 2 (№ 27)

 
[ Katarina Rostova has Red captive in a darkened warehouse, his arms outstretched and a vinyl tube draining blood from his neck. She is assisted by a nurse named Mila Laporte ]
Katarina: 6,000 milliliters. That’s how much blood an adult male of your size has in his body. It’s a little more than a gallon of milk.
Mila LaPorte: 76 over 54.
Katarina: They say a man can lose up to 40% of his blood, but not much more. You’ve lost 20%. That’s why you’re feeling the palpitations. Your heart can’t fill with blood before it contracts. It’s the beginning stage of what doctors refer to as exsanguination. Raymond, please, I don’t want to hurt you. This isn’t easy for me.
Red: Sorry you’re having a hard time.
Katarina: You can help me.
Red: I’ve always helped you.
Katarina: No. You pretended to help me. You were never on my side.
Red: I came to Paris to warn you.
Katarina: You came to Paris to control me, to keep feeding me your narrative. But I’m done hiding. I won’t do it anymore. I can’t. Not with Elizabeth asking questions and telling ghost stories.
Red: Nobody knows you’re alive.
Katarina: They’re asking the questions. That’s enough.
Red: I never betrayed you.
Katarina: The Townsend Directive is my death sentence. Even with your help, I can’t outrun them. There’s only one way to survive. I have to give them what they want. Tell me how.
Red: I have nothing to tell you.
Katarina: [ Quietly ] We’ll see. If you think those secrets of yours are worth dying for? ~ Prove it.

 
[ The Post Office ]
Cooper: What do we know?
Liz: We questioned everyone who worked the con.
Ressler: Steinhil used doctors, nurses, ex-cops, intel agents. Smart group.
Aram: But not as smart as Steinhil, who kept everything need-to-know. None of them know the name of the woman who hired him to con Mr. Reddington.
Liz: Just why she did it to ask what he knows about my mother.
Cooper: I’m less interested in the why than in the where. If Steinhil employed all these people to create the illusion that Reddington was in a French hospital, where the hell was he when we got there?
Ressler: Apparently, he escaped. Or tried to. He got less than a block. But the hospital gag was blown, so they moved him somewhere else, but we don’t know where.
Cooper: Let’s start at the beginning. Paris.
Aram: Mr. Reddington went to meet with someone he felt safe enough with that he didn’t bring Dembe.
Ressler: Or he went alone to keep a secret.
Aram: From Dembe? That must be some secret.
Cooper: What else? He was abducted in Paris, then flown to Annapolis. Why?
Ressler: Could be there’s something there that they needed Reddington’s help to find.
Liz: Something or someone. Katarina Rostova.
Cooper: I thought your mother was dead.
Liz: Maybe that’s what she wanted us to think.
Cooper: Even you?
Liz: Apparently, she’s not the maternal type.
Cooper: So far, I’m hearing a lot of maybe’s and could be’s, a lot of theory, almost no fact.
Ressler: Here’s a fact – creating a French hospital in Annapolis takes planning. All the doctors, nurses, police, they all were sent to the same location to get fitted for their wardrobe.
Cooper: You have a location?
Ressler: Textile warehouse in Anne Arundel County.
Cooper: Get there. If they couldn’t con Reddington into telling them what they wanted to know, they’re probably trying to beat it out of him.
[ Ressler leaves and Aram steps away ]
Cooper: Agent Keen?
Liz: I brought Agnes home thinking my mother wasn’t a threat. Now I’m not sure.

 
[ The warehouse. Some distance from Red, Katarina talks with Louis T Steinfil (the name is an anagram for “The Illusionist”). He creates illusions – convincing alternate realities – using actors, disguises and crafted environments, including the “French hospital” in which Red was convinced that he was paralyzed – a trick pulled off by anesthetizing him. Red detected the ruse and threatened nurse Lila first with a syringe and then a gun that he wrested from her to get a confession from her. He attempted to escape but the attempt was foiled and he was recaptured ]
Katarina: He’s a tough old bird.
Louis T Steinfil: He’ll give you what you want.
Katarina: I don’t want this.
Steinfil: It’s the best of a bad situation.
Katarina: I wouldn’t be in this situation if you’d done your job.
Steinfil: I told you I needed three months to create the illusion you were looking for. You gave me three days.
Katarina:The FBI, have they released anyone?
Steinfil: I spoke with Abigail.
Katarina: How much do they know?
Steinfil: About me? Very little. About you? Absolutely nothing.
Katarina: I never planned on killing him.
Steinfil: He’d find you if you didn’t. It’s better this way.
Katarina: Better. To kill a man.
Steinfil: This man. Once you’ve bled him for what you need.
Katarina: The nurse was with him when he escaped.
Steinfil: I trust her.
Katarina: Then the only question left is, should I trust you?

 
[ Red is alone with the nurse, Mila LaPorte ]
Red: How long do I have?
Mila: Half an hour.
Red: [ GRUNTS ]
Mila: Maybe less.
Red: I’ve met my share of killers. I know who has the capacity to take a human life. I know the
[ GRUNTS ] the look in their eyes. You don’t have it.
Mila: It wasn’t my decision.
Red: But it is. If you help her – if you do nothing to stop her, you’re responsible.
Mila: You almost escaped.
[ FOOTSTEPS approach ]
Mila: [ Whispers ] She blames me for that.
Red: Shh.
Mila: I can’t take the risk. I’m sorry.
[ Katarina walks over ]
Katarina: I’m afraid hypoxia has set in. The drip, drip of your blood taking with it the oxygen your organs so desperately need. I’m told hypoxia can be quite uncomfortable.
[ She places her hand on his chest ]
Katarina: I know a little something about pain.
Red: Belgrade.
Katarina: Everything I cared about died that day.
Red: I didn’t want that.
Katarina: I’d made a life for myself, a family. You blew all that up.
Red: I didn’t know.
Katarina: Dom promised me no one would get hurt. Said he loved his child and just wanted her to be safe. Do I seem safe to you? Hunted, chased into the shadows!
Red: I- [ GASPS WEAKLY ] I can’t give you what you want.
Katarina: [ VOICE BREAKING ] What I want – is my family back. No one can give me that back. Least of all you. You can’t give me what I want. But you can give me what I need. You want me to believe you had nothing to do with Belgrade.
Red: I didn’t.
Katarina: That you care about me.
Red: Yes.
Katarina: Then prove it. Who’s coming for me? How many? And most importantly, the truth.
Red: I can’t.
Katarina: [ Yelling ] What is it?! [ ~ CRYING ~ ] Very well. Dom then. That’s right. I found him. I know it’s cruel to go after the old man, but you leave me no choice. Something tells me he won’t hold up nearly as well.
Red: Leave him alone.
Katarina: Gladly. If you give me what I need.
Red:
Katarina: Goodbye, Raymond.
[ Katarina turns and leaves ]

 
[ Mila and Red have been left alone. Red wakes up from his stupor. Mila is busily working around him ]
Red: [ GROANS ]
Mila: Shh. Be quiet.
Red: [ SLURRING ] What are you doing?
Mila: Shh!
[ Mila disconnects Red from the rack and helps him into a wheelchair. She gathers supplies, including some of the plastic flasks of Red’s blood and stuffs them into a satchel. Then she pushes the wheelchair through the dark building ]
[ DISTANT CLANK ] [ Mila ducks with Red behind a pillar as someone walks by ]

 
[ Mila pushes the wheelchair up to a car ]
Mila: I can’t do this alone. I need you to get in the car.
[ She helps Red into the back seat of a white automobile ]
[ A guard appears ]
Guard: Hey, stop! I said stop!
[ Mila pulls out a gun. So does the guard ]
Mila: Don’t. Please. Please. I don’t want to hurt you.
[ Mila shoots💥first. The guard falls ]
Red: [ BREATHING HEAVILY ]

 
[ Ressler and Liz enter an extravagant costume store. They show their badges ]
Ressler: Excuse me. Agents Ressler and Keen FBI.
[ The Receptionist turns around. Her face appears as though someone has slashed it. She smiles ]
Receptionist: How can I help you?
Liz: We, um– That is, are you okay?
Receptionist: Oh, this? No, no, no. It’s just- It’s- It’s-
[ She picks at the side of the “scar” to show it’s fake ]
Receptionist: The Kennedy Center’s doing Phantom. We’re doing the effects.
Ressler: We thought you were a wardrobe house.
Receptionist: Wardrobe, effects whatever a production needs.
Liz: We’re here to see Margaret Teague.
Receptionist: I’ll let her know you’re here.
⋘⋙
[ Liz and Ressler walk through the store ]
Liz: Illusions. Cons. People pretending to be something they’re not.
Ressler: Just like Reddington.
Liz: Or my mother.
Ressler: Look, Keen, you did the right thing by bringing Agnes home.
Liz: But if she isn’t who I thought she was, if she’s a threat–
Ressler: Then we’ll deal with it.
Liz: We?
Ressler: Don’t think Cooper, Aram, and I haven’t talked about this. You’ve put your life on hold long enough. It’s past time you start living it, and I–
⋘⋙
Margaret Teague: I’m Margaret Teague.
Liz: Agents Keen and Ressler. We’re looking for Louis Steinhil.
Teague: I’m not familiar with that name.
Ressler: He’s a con man, sets up elaborate illusions–
Teague: If you think I had anything to do with–
Ressler: –the last one being a French hospital in an Annapolis warehouse. See, their doctors, nurses, and cops who worked that con, you outfitted them.
Teague: I’m a supplier. What people do with my supplies, I’m sure I don’t know.
Liz: I don’t care if you know or not. I’m looking for someone I care about, and in order to find that person, I got to find Steinhil. So lets cut to the chase. What you provide, does he pick up, or do you deliver?
Teague: I’ve never met the man.
Ressler: So you deliver.
Teague: Yes.
Liz: To where?

 
[ The white car with Red and Mila drives along a road in the country ]
Mila: Oh, my God. I just shot that guard. I didn’t know what else to do.
Red: [ WEAKLY ] I need your phone.
Mila: If he dies– [ HYPERVENTILATING ]
Red: Mila. Mila, your phone.
⋘⋙
[ Dembe’s CELLPHONE RINGING ]
Dembe: Raymond. You’re alive.
Red: Barely.
Dembe: I thought– It’s been a week. I was going to enact The Protocol. Where are you?
Red: You have to get to Dom. She’s going after him. He doesn’t know he’s in danger.
Dembe: She?
Red: Bring the cooler. I need platelets, frozen plasma – eight units.
Dembe: Raymond, you sound bad.
Red: Come alone.
Dembe: If you won’t make it to Dom’s, you need to get to a hospital.
Red: If I don’t make it, you you know what to do.
Dembe: Raymond. Be safe. I’ll be there.
[ Phone beeps ]
Mila: Who’s Dom?
Red: [ GASPS ] You need to get us to the highway.
Mila: You need a doctor.
Red: No, no, no, no doctors. Just the highway.
Mila: You are not okay, all right? You’re not gonna make it. You’re sick. If you don’t make it to a hospital
Red: [ GROANS ]
[ Red passes out ]

 
[ Mila pulls off the road alongside a delapidated farm building. She gets out the satchel and sets up a makeshift transfusion. Red moans and stirs ]
Red [ Mumbling ] What are you doing?
Mila: Give me your arm.
Red: We need to get to Dom.
Mila: Listen to me. If we don’t do this right now, you’re gonna be dead before we get to wherever you think we’re going to. I didn’t save you to watch you die in my car.
Red: [ GROANS ] If we don’t keep moving, they’ll find us.
Mila: They already have. Hold still.
Red: W-What?
Mila: Don’t move.
Red: What do you mean they already have?
Mila: You have to trust me.
[ Mila takes out a scalpel and expertly removes the tracking chip from Red’s neck ]
Red: Why did you help me?
Mila: Like you said, I’m not a killer. And I have terrible judgement when it comes to men.

 
[ TIRES SCREECH ] [ The white car arrives at Dom’s place in the country ]
[ Mila goes to the door and knocks. She breaks the glass pane ] [ GLASS SHATTERS ] [ Mila reaches through the broken pane for the door handle and opens the door ]
Mila: Hello? Anyone here?
[ GUN COCKS ] [ The barrel of a shotgun appears ]
Dom: Morning. You’d better have a damn good excuse, darling.
Mila: Are you Dom?

 
[ Outside, Dom and Mila are by the car ]
Dom: [ SPEAKING RUSSIAN, muttering ] Lord in Heaven.
[ Red, inside the car, is motionless ]
Dom: Is he dead?

 
[ Inside Dom’s house, Dembe has arrived. Red is receiving plasma and looks better ]
Dom: Tell me what she said. Not your interpretation, her exact words.
Red: I’m not interpreting anything. She’s coming for you, and she made it very clear she’s closing in.
Dom: Nonsense. I’m off the grid.
Dembe: Elizabeth found you.
Dom: You mind your own business.
Red: There’s no reason to risk it, Dom. This is your house. I know it won’t be easy to go, but there’s nothing heroic about dying when you don’t have to. This isn’t “Rio Bravo.”
Dom: For your information, going out with a fight, standing your your ground, dying on your own terms, that sounds pretty good to a man 81.
Red: 81. Are you 81?
Dom: Secondly, nothing about this situation resembles the plot of “Rio Bravo.”
Red: She knows you tried to kill her, Dom. She wants answers, but she also wants revenge. You set her up, betrayed her–
[ Mila has opened a notebook with a child’s writing inside: “Katarina” ]
Mila: Whose is this?
Dom: My daughter’s.
Mila: Katarina. That’s your daughter? Katarina Rostova?
Dom: Put it away, please.
Mila: Your own daughter wants to kill you because you betrayed her?
Red: It’s complicated.
Dom: I never betrayed Katarina. She betrayed me!
Red: Oh, come on. Enough.
Dom: Not just me. Our country, our our values, our entire way of life.
Red: The truth is, Mila, you’ve stumbled headlong into a family squabble. And the Rostov family can be rather eccentric.
Dom: She broke my heart. Made choices I couldn’t understand. What was my response?
Red: [ CHUCKLING ] Wait, what did Tolstoy say about unhappy families?
Dom: Despite all my anger, my frustration, I did what I thought was necessary–
Red: “Happy families are all alike, but every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.”
Dom: Did I make mistakes? Yes. Do I deserve to die for them? Eh, maybe. If I die, at least I will go to my grave knowing that I did what I did to protect my own.

 
Steinhil: We found him.
Katarina: Where?
Steinhil: A farmhouse a few hours north.
Katarina: So I was right to trust you.
Steinhil: Will he give you what you want?
Katarina: No. Just what I need. I’ll talk to my halawadar. The balance due will be paid by this time tomorrow.
Steinhil: He means a great deal to you.
Katarina: He did. Once.
Steinhil: If the situation were reversed, would he show you mercy?
Katarina: [ SCOFFS ] No.
Steinhil: Then you can’t show him any.

 
[ Dembe walks with Mila to the white car ]
Dembe: Thank you.
Mila: For what?
Dembe: It’s my job to protect him. I couldn’t do that. You did.
Mila: He was supposed to be a bad man, a criminal, a fugitive, the worst of the worst. That’s why I signed up. Not to protect him. But to take down the Most Wanted.
Dembe: In my experience, who people are supposed to be is rarely who they are.
[ Dembe hands Mila a business card ]
Mila: [ Reading ] Steven Biel. Contractor?
Dembe: Call him. Tell him Raymond sent you.
Mila: Why?
Dembe: Raymond takes care of the people who take care of him.
Mila: [ SIGHS ] I didn’t do this for the money.
Dembe: No. You did it because it’s the right thing to do.
Mila: You give me too much credit.
Dembe: Take the card. It’s not just money. It’s protection.
Mila: You think she’ll come for me. Please thank him for me.
Dembe: No thanks are necessary.
Mila: He seems so decent. How is that possible?
Dembe: Because he is decent.
Mila: I should go.
[ Mila walks around the car and opens the driver’s side door, then pauses and calls to Dembe who looks back ]
Mila: He said I’m not a killer, Reddington. He said he could tell just by looking at me.
Dembe: Then you’re not.
Mila: He knows nothing about me.
Dembe: He knows enough.
[ Dembe turns and walks toward the house. Mila gets in the car and pulls the door shut ]

 
[ At the warehouse, an FBI SWAT raid starts with percussion grenades and flares 💥💥 ]
— Cover!
[ 💥💥 Gunshots 💥💥 ]
[ MEN GROANING ]
⋘⋙
Steinhil: What was that?
— I don’t know.
[ DOOR OPENS ] [ DOOR SHUTS ]
[ INDISTINCT SHOUTING ]
⋘⋙
— Show me your hands!
— Police!
— You go.
[ 💥💥💥 Gunshots 💥💥💥 ]

 
[ They search the premises. Liz comes across the spot where Red was tortured. A piece of the vinyl tubing, still blood-filled, is curled on the floor ]
Liz: He was here.
SWAT Agent: [ Calls out ] I need help here! I’ve got something. Someone inside. It’s locked.
Abigail (Steinfil’s assistant, hands up): It’s Steinhil. He’s alone.
[ DOORKNOB RATTLES ]
Ressler: FBI. Open the door!
[ Ressler bangs on the door ]
Ressler: Steinhil, I said open the door!
[ GUNSHOT 💥 ]
[ Ressler forces the door open. Steinhil lies face down on the floor, blood glistening in streaks on his temple and face ]

 
Dom: Damn it! I could’ve sworn I had another box of shells in here.
Red: Dom, we can help you. We’ll take what we can.
Dom: I’m too old to run.
Red: But too young to die.
Dom: Wh- Where would I go?
Red: To the beach, the mountains. How about the Tetons?
Dom: You really think she’s close.
Red: I think we have the day.
[ Mila appears ]
Mila: You don’t.
Red: What do you mean, “don’t”?
Mila: You don’t have the day. You don’t even have the hour. She knows where you are. She’s been tracking us since we left the safe house.
Dembe: How? You took the chip out of Raymond’s neck.
Red: Yes, out of my neck, but not out of her own. We didn’t escape, did we, Mila?
Mila: No. She ordered me to help you.
Red: Hoping I’d lead her here, to Dom. How much time do we have? Mila. How much time?
Mila: She’ll be here in 20, 30 minutes. I didn’t have a choice. She said she would kill me.
Red: Dom, I suggest we find that extra box of shells.

 
[ They lift up a rug to reveal a trap door ]
Red: [ To Mila ] Who are you? You’ve thrown your lot in with me. I should at least know your name.
Mila: Francesca Campbell. People call me Frankie.
Red: Tell me, Francesca. How is it that you turned out to be my guardian angel?
Francesca/Mila: That is not what I am.
Red: Are you really a nurse?
Francesca/Mila: I’m a former combat medic. That’s why Steinhil picked me.
Red: Steinhil.
Francesca/Mila: He created the illusion. Was part of it, too. “Inspector Oban.”
Red: Tell me about it – the con.
Francesca/Mila: They’ll be here any minute.
Red: Tell me.
Francesca/Mila: All I know is Katarina Rostova hired him because she thinks people are trying to kill her and that you might know how to stop them. The plan was to con you, not kill you – to get you to tell Inspector Oban who the assassins are and what they, or you, might know about her sources and safe houses.

 
[ Dembe goes through Dom’s collection of weapons ]
Dembe: You don’t believe in assault rifles?
Dom: Open that.
Red: Steinhil’s smart. He knew I’d be overconfident after figuring out the hospital wasn’t real–
Dom: Carefully, carefully.
Red: –that I’d think I’d solved the puzzle when I’d only gotten one piece.
Dom: I believe in plastic explosives.
Red: He knew I wouldn’t see his fingerprints all over the escape.
Francesca/Mila: Everything was planned, down to the last detail – leaving you alone to die, the car parked outside.
Red: You shot the guard.
Francesca/Mila: No, I didn’t.
[ Flashback showing this too was staged ]
Red: All that and the chip in my neck. Inspired. When this is over, I must see about putting this Steinhil on retainer. So – you’re not a nurse who’s afraid of her own shadow. You’re a soldier.
Francesca: That’s right. And I’m not leading you or anyone else into an ambush.
[ Dembe and Dom enter bearing firearms ]
Dembe: Four shotguns – two pump action, two lever. Three bolt-action rifles all single shot.
Dom: And a few souvenirs from home.
Francesca: Let me help you.
Dom: Your help is what got us into this mess.
Francesca: She’ll kill me, too. When she realizes that you knew she was coming, she’ll know I warned you.
Dembe: Raymond, we could use an extra gun.
Dom: Not if it’s pointed at the back of our heads!
Red: What do they call a combat medic in the army?
Francesca: 68 whiskey.
Red: Dembe, give the woman a shotgun.

 
[ The warehouse ]
[ A body bag is zipped shut ] [ ZIPPER ZIPPING ]
Ressler: I want a full autopsy. No one accesses that body until I get a solid I.D. You got that?
[ Liz has a laptop used for the deception ]
Liz: They tricked him, made him think he escaped.
Ressler: Reddington escaped, but he didn’t?
Liz: He was being tracked. They both were.
Ressler: Both? What do you mean both?
Liz: One of the security guards said there was a nurse on site who befriended him, made Reddington think she was on his side. She orchestrated the escape.
Ressler: So they could track him. Why? Where Where did they think he was gonna go?
Liz: My grandfather’s house.
Ressler: Your grandfather?
Liz: Whoever took Reddington was trying to find out about Katarina Rostova. If he wouldn’t tell them, maybe they think Dom will. And if they do to him what they did to Reddington–
Ressler: We’re not gonna let that happen.
Liz: They may already be there.
Ressler: Keen. It’s not gonna happen.

 
[ Algiers’ ♪ “Death March” plays ]
[ Katarina arrives with her henchmen in two black SUVs. Francesca comes out the front door to meet them. Red watches from around the side of the house ]
Katarina: They’re both here?
Francesca: Reddington’s recovering in the downstairs bedroom. He’s not mobile. The old man’s working at the back of the house.
Katarina: Anyone else?
Francesca: No. Did everything you said. It went all as planned.
Katarina: [ To her people ] You three, inside with her. Find Reddington and kill him. Berdy, tell the others to go around the back. Bring me Dominic. I want him alive.

♪ It all falls apart
Constant fear of explosion
Crypto-fascist contagion

♪ Oh, yeah
Oh, yeah, yeah, yeah
They took no time to unwind it all
Manufactured suggestion
Wag the dog and then drown him

[ GUN COCKS ]
[ Two Henchmen enter the House ]
Dembe: Don’t move.
Henchman: [ To Francesca ] You didn’t tell us there was anyone else in the house.
[ Francesca grabs a gun and points it at the Henchman ]
Dembe: Drop your guns. Do it now.
Francesca: He said drop ’em!
[ 💥💥 GUNFIRE 💥💥 ]
[ Both Henchmen fall. Outside Katarina and crew hear the gunfire ]
[ 💥💥💥 💥💥💥 GUNFIGHT RAGES 💥💥💥 💥💥💥 ]
[ Dom shoots a shotgun through a window 💥 💥 💥 ]

♪ Oh, no
Oh, no, no, no
This can’t be how it all whimpers out

[ Red presses a button ] [ BEEP ]
[ Plastic explosives blow up a car 🔥‼️💥‼️🔥]

Live to die in the gutter
Empty ivory towers

♪ Oh, yeah
Oh, yeah, yeah, yeah
They pay no mind just to wind you up
Informed auto-suggestion
State-sanctioned assassination

[ 💥💥💥 💥💥💥 GUNFIGHT RAGES 💥💥💥 💥💥💥 ]
[ Henchmen fall but none get in the house. Still, Red and crew are vastly outnumbered ]

♪ How hate keeps passing on
This is how the hate keeps passing on

[ Dom is shot 💥 in the chest, above the heart ]
Dom: Aah!

♪ How the hate keeps passing on
This is how the hate keeps passing on

[ Red goes to Dom ]
Red: Dembe! Dom’s hit!
[ 💥💥💥 GUNFIRE 💥💥💥 ]
[ Together, Dembe and Red maneuver Dom into the underground cellar while Francesca fires at the interlopers 💥 💥 💥 💥 ]
Red: Okay. One more step.
Dom: [ GROANING ]

 
[ Francesca pulls the cellar door shut ]
Red: That’s it. All right, sit.
Dom: [ GROANING ]
Red: Something for his head.
Dom: [ GROANING ]
Red: There you go.
Dom: [ GROANING ]
[ Francesca crouches over Dom ]
Francesca: Single round to the chest. Please tell me he has a hemostat.
Dom: How bad?
Francesca; Some Quick Clot powder? Celox?
Dembe: I don’t see any.
Francesca: Gauze?
Dom: [ GROANS ]
Francesca: Oh, the- the plastic. Give me the package, too.
Red: All right. Get him up.
Dom: [ GROANS ] How bad is it? How bad?! [ GROANS ]
[ Francesca presses the package against Dom’s wound ]
Red: That’s it.

 
[ FOOTSTEPS ]
Dembe: They’re here.
[ FOOTSTEPS ]
Katarina: Gentlemen, it’s over!
Dom: Go to hell!
Katarina: Seems you may get there first. Raymond, I told you I want answers, which means I need him alive. Send him out, and I’ll have no choice but to save his life.
Red: We open it, she’ll kill the three of us and eventually kill him.
Francesca: He may not make it anyway.
Dembe: Then we fight.
Katarina: Open the door, Raymond, or my men shoot their way to you. Raymond, this is my last warning!
[ FOOTSTEPS ]
[ A young scout walks up to Katarina and whispers something to her. She takes in what he said ~ ]

 
[ The front door slams⚡️open and an FBI SWAT team bursts in ]
— Move up, move up!
[ INDISTINCT SHOUTING ]
— Clear!
— Clear!
Liz: Ressler, in here! Dom? Dom, it’s Elizabeth Keen. Are you okay?
Red: Elizabeth! It’s us! Is it clear?
Liz: It’s clear!
[ Ressler opens the cellar trap door ]
Red: Dom’s hit. We need to get him help now.
[ They begin to move Dom to the steps ]
Red: That’s it.

 
Cooper: [ On phone ] You have Reddington?
Ressler: [ In police carr, lights flashing ] Yeah. Been through hell, but he’s okay. Better than Rostova.
Cooper: Katarina?
Ressler: No. Dominic her father, Keen’s grandfather. This, everything, it was about getting information on Katarina and the people hunting her.
Cooper: Getting information for who? Are we any closer to finding out who hired Steinhil?
Ressler: No, they were gone by the time we got there. And by the looks of things, they came in guns blazing.
[ 🚨SIRENS🚨 WAILING ]

 
[ Dembe is driving as Liz, Red and Francesca tend to Dom is the back of a van ]
Liz: The nearest hospital’s in the opposite direction.
Red: Yes, it is.
Liz: Then why are we going the wrong way?
Red: Because we’re not going to the hospital.
Liz: What? What? I’m sorry, but who are you?
Francesca: He needs an operating room, a surgeon.
Red: Yes, and I intend to get him the best one available.
Liz: What if he dies before then?
Red: He’s a Rostov, Elizabeth. If we take him to an emergency room, questions will be asked, questions he’s not prepared to answer.
Liz: [ Whispers ] Please don’t tell me she’s the nurse from the French hospital.
Red: She was very convincing.
Liz: She was in on the con.
Red: Yes, and now she’s the best hope your grandfather has to survive.
Dembe: [ Calling back to the others ] Dr. Stein and his team have been alerted. They’re en route.
Red: Called Dembe on my way to Dom’s, and given my condition, he felt it prudent to assemble one of our triage cubes.
Dom: [ GASPS ]
Red: Turns out, it was.
Dom: [ COUGHING ]
Liz: What’s happening?!
Francesca: Tension pneumothorax. Air’s leaking out of the hole into his pleural cavity. We need to remove the seal, or else the pressure’s gonna collapse his lungs.
Dom: [ GASPING ]
[ Francesca removes the covering from the wound ]
Dom: [ SIGHS ]
Francesca: [ Agitated ] It’s not just air. He’s bleeding into his chest cavity. We’re losing him. How far out?!
Dembe: Three minutes.
Red: We’re almost there.
Dom: [ COUGHING ] So much to say.
Red: And a lifetime left to say it.
Dom: [ GASPING AND COUGHING ]

 
[ The van pulls in to the garage of the mobile hospital site, which is in a lumberyard ]
Francesca: GSW! White male, 80. Sat-level 76 and dropping.
Nurse: Got it.
Francesca: Hemopneumothorax. His lungs are drowning. Which one of you is the surgeon? Nurse: Doc’s still in transit.
Francesca: ETA?
Francesca: Six minutes.
Francesca: He’ll be dead in six minutes! If we don’t put a chest tube in him in the next two, both of his lungs will collapse.
Red: Then you do it.
Francesca: Me? I’m a field medic.
Red: I don’t care what you are. Do you know how to do it?
Francesca: I’ve never done it before.
Red: Do you know how to do it?! Just do it! These people can help you with whatever you need. Do it!
Man’s voice: [ Faint ] CO2 number.

 
[ MONITOR BEEPING ]
[ Charlie Cunningham’s ♪ “Force of Habit” plays ]

♪ If they pull you under, you’re buried alive

[ The surgery begins ]
Francesca: Knife. Doesn’t matter which one. Just pick one.

♪ Don’t wait for an answer ’cause no one survived

Nurse: Seventh intercostal.
Francesca: Give me the smallest ET tube you’ve got.

♪ It’s force of habit
Take something from it

[ Francesca makes an incision into Dom’s lung and inserts a tube ]
Francesca: Okay.
[ Liz and Red peer in from behind the plastic sheeting ]

♪ You called, it came
It’s here to stay

Male Nurse: Critical.
[ Blood is suctioned out of Dom’s lung ]
[ WOMAN SPEAKING INDISTINCTLY ]
Male Nurse: Stabilizing.

♪ These wounds don’t heal
But they won’t show

[ AIR HISSING ]

♪ They’ve already been out there
They’ve been walking for miles

 
Liz: [ Whispering ] Those questions you don’t want asked, well, I’m gonna ask them anyway. Why don’t we start with who did this.
Red: Not now, Elizabeth.
Liz: [ Urgent whisper ] Yes, now. Someone out there thinks Katarina Rostova is still alive, and clearly they think you know more than you’re saying.
Red: That isn’t a question.
Liz: Who grabbed you in Paris? Who tortured you? Why is my grandfather dying in a lumberyard? My question is, what the hell happened?
Red: You did. You and Agent Ressler.
Liz: Excuse me?
Red: [ Low but angry voice ] How many times have I told you? Leave it alone. I warned you. Even saying the name Katarina Rostova has consequences, and now you see. Now you see what that name will make others do. These questions of yours have gotten their attention, and now they will crawl out of whatever hole they were in, and they will hurt whomever they must – just on the chance, just on the notion that she might still be alive. “What happened?!” Elizabeth. You raised an old ghost, and that’s why your grandfather is dying in a lumberyard.

 
[ The Post Office ]
Cooper: Reddington blamed you?
Liz: He’s not wrong.
Cooper: Of course he is.
Liz: None of this would’ve happened if Ressler and I hadn’t started asking a lot of questions he told us not to ask.
Cooper: You wouldn’t have had to ask them if he’d been honest with you, if he’d told you his real identity.
Liz: Have you decided whether to tell Main Justice?
Cooper: Not yet. But telling them Reddington is really a former KGB agent whose name is Ilya Koslov will cause a firestorm I have no interest in dealing with. What I am interested in is you and making sure you know that none of this is your fault.
Liz: Reddington wouldn’t tell us who abducted him. And it’s not like we can ask Steinhil or whatever his real name was.
Cooper: Aram’s following up with the M.E. If we can identify the body, maybe we can work backward from there. In the meantime, I’ve assigned a security detail to your apartment.
Liz: You think that’s really necessary?
Cooper: We don’t know who took Reddington, but she’s asking about your mother and has shown that she’s willing to go after anyone who may know about her, so, yes, I think it’s necessary.
Liz: I’m sorry my family is so — messy.
Cooper: Katarina Rostova is your relative. We’re your family. And we’re not gonna let anything happen to you.
[ Liz smiles ]

 
[ Van DOORS CLOSING ]
[ The driver gets out of a van marked OCME ~ “Office of the Chief Medical Examiner” ~ and walks around to the back ]
⋘⋙
[ Cooper’s Office. Aram appears ]
Aram: Sir.
Cooper: Agent Mojtabai. Something wrong?
Aram: Definitely. I did what you said and followed up with the Medical Examiner’s Office, and they didn’t know what I was talking about.
⋘⋙
[ The OCME driver and another man open the van’s back doors ]
⋘⋙
Aram: They don’t have Steinhil. I mean, they never even got him. Apparently, the call we made requesting they respond to the scene was canceled.
⋘⋙
[ Out of the back of the OCME van pops Louis T Steinhil – peeling the fake blood from his face ]
⋘⋙
Cooper: Canceled by who?
Aram: Well, the log says by Special Agent Gerald Host. G. Host, as in —
Cooper: Ghost.

 
[ Red sits in the back seat of his parked Mercedes with Francesca ]
Red: [ Solemnly ] I’ve been trying to decide what to do about you. I suppose by warning us, you saved our lives, but you’re also a large part of the reason our lives needed saving. The things you’ve done – I’ve killed others for less. I appreciate what you did for Dom. It’s the reason you’re still alive. But to be clear, it does not make us even.
Francesca: Why didn’t the FBI arrest you?
Red: I intend to find the woman who did this.
Francesca: You’re number one on their list, and they just let you go.
Red: Perhaps you can help me find her. Perhaps not. Time will tell. But until we are even, you’re not going anywhere.
Francesca: If you don’t mind me asking – how’s he doing?
Red: We don’t know if his brain was deprived of oxygen, and if so, for how long. If he ever does wake up, he may not be himself anymore.

 
[ Dom’s bedside ] [ MONITOR BEEPING ] [ Dom remains unconscious ] [ Red is there; Liz enters ]
Liz: I didn’t realize you two were close.
Red: Ahh. I’ve known Dom a long time. Most of it’s been – unpleasant. Still, something happens when you’ve when you’ve known someone that long, when, after all of life’s twists and turns you look over and there they are, still in it with you, still yours.
Liz: I’m sorry my questions caused all this. But they are questions I deserve answers to. Maybe not now. Now it’s too dangerous. But someday I’m going to insist on answers. And you’re going to have to give them to me.
Red: When he gets better, you should bring Agnes to meet him.

 
[ Liz’s apartment. Liz and Agnes get ready for the day ]
Liz: Shoes, shoes, shoes! If we don’t leave here in two minutes, Agnes, you’re definitely gonna be late for the bell.
Agnes: Wait! My headband!
[ COFFEE POT RATTLES ] [ Liz holds up two headbands, one with kitten ears ]
Liz: Ears or no ears?
Agnes: Ears!
⋘⋙
[ Liz locks the apartment door ] [ KEYS JINGLING ]
[ A woman is exiting the next apartment. The woman is Katarina Rostova ]
Agnes: Mom, that’s not Mrs. Monzewski, right?
Katarina: Oh, my goodness! I love those ears!
Liz: Uh, hello. I’m Liz. This is Agnes.
Katarina: Maddy Tolliver. Your new neighbor.
Liz: It’s funny. Mrs. Monzewski’s lived there forever. I didn’t know she was thinking of moving.
Katarina: She didn’t. I’m just subletting. It all happened very quickly. The woman who showed me the apartment said something about her going to Pittsburgh for a while to be closer to her grandson.
Agnes: You’re pretty.
Katarina:Thank you, sweetie! So are you! You remind me of my granddaughter.
Liz: We have to run, but it was nice meeting you.
Katarina: So nice to meet you both. I’m sure we’ll be seeing more of each other.

 
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Episode Songs

 

♫ Death March
By Algiers

♪ Oh no
On no, no, no
This can’t be how it all falls apart
Constant fear of explosion
Crypto-fascist contagion

♪ Oh yeah
Oh yeah, yeah, yeah
They took no time to unwind it all
Manufactured suggestion
Wag the dog and then drown him

♪ How hate keeps passing on
This is how the hate keeps passing on

♪ Oh no
On no, no, no
This can’t be how it all whimpers out
Live to die in the gutter
Empty ivory towers

♪ Oh yeah
Oh yeah, yeah, yeah
They pay no mind just to wind you up
Informed autosuggestion
State-sanctioned assassination

♪ How hate keeps passing on
This is how the hate keeps passing on

♪ How hate keeps passing on
This is how the hate keeps passing on

Lyrics and Credits: http://bit.ly/32armII
YouTube: https://youtu.be/5EZ3ci-r0yk

 

♫ Force of Habit
By Charlie Cunningham

♪ It they pull you under, you’re buried alive
Don’t wait for an answer cos no-one survived

♪ If you now that it’s a force of habit
Take something from it
You called, it came
It’s here to stay

♪ These wounds don’t heel but the won’t show

♪ They’ve already been out there
They been walking for miles
There’s nobody out there
So don’t waste your time

♪ It’s over a choice that you made
It’s taken you nowhere
You called, they came
They’re here to stay

♪ I’ve seen it form your side but
Still takes a moment to realise
These situations they often arise

♪ They say it’s impossible to know but I know, keep my head low
Decide on it once and for all, so now you know
They say it’s impossible to grow, but I grown, read the head stone
Confides in it once and for all

♪ You know that it’s a force of habit
Take something from it
You called, they came
They’re here to stay

♪ I’m seeing it from both sides but
I need the moment to understand why these situations always arise

♪ I’ve seen it with my own eyes but
Still takes a moment to realise why
These situations they often arise

♪ Been bitten, still too shy or
One thing or another but no one ask why
These complications get me tied

♪ I’ve seen it with my own eyes but
Still takes a moment to realise why
These situations they often arise

♪ Been bitten twice as shy or
One thing or another that no-one ask why
These complications get me tied

♪ I’ve seen it all with my own eyes but
Still takes a moment to realise why
These situations they often arise

Lyrics and Credits: http://bit.ly/2M7c1Ty
YouTube: https://youtu.be/gHlsQPrQ-xM

 
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🔴 Script 7:3 Les Fleurs du Mal (№ 151)

 
Program air date: 10/18/2019 in the US
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Director: Lisa Robinson
Written by: Kelli Johnson, Taylor Martin

 

 

Brief (Where we’re at): Katarina Rostova hired illusionist Louis T Steinhil to help her extract information from Red about threats to her life, including “The Townsend Directive” – even though it was he who first warned her. First, Steinhil created the illusion Red was in a French hospital, paralyzed. When Red detected the ruse he escaped but was recaptured. Next Katarina had Red trussed up on a scaffolding, draining the blood from his body through a tube. When this failed, Katarina told Red she had managed to locate her father (Liz’s grandfather) Dominic (“Dom”) Wilkinson and departed to find him. Red was helped to escape by Nurse Mila LaPorte. They headed to warn Dom that Katarina was coming for him. Red contacted Dembe, who met them at Dom’s with blood supplies and Mila restored him with transfusions.

Dembe thanked and befriended Mila as she was about to leave. She was moved to confess that the escape was yet another ruse and that Katarina was tracking them to Dom’s place in the country. Mila said her real name was Francesca Campbell and she was a combat medic. In the ensuing gun battle, Dom was shot in the chest. Katarina’s fury with her father (which also involved Red) dates back to an event (“Belgrade”) in which she says her family was destroyed.

The gun battle abated only when a scout spotted an FBI SWAT team on its way. Katarina and her team escaped and Dom was taken to one of Red’s mobile hospitals, clinging to life. But the surgeon was late, so Red insisted Francesca perform the surgery, which saved Dom’s life, but his longterm survival remains uncertain.

Liz implored Red for answers as to “why my grandfather is dying in a lumberyard,” but Red turned the blame on her:

How many times have I told you? Leave it alone. I warned you. Even saying the name Katarina Rostova has consequences, and now you see. Now you see what that name will make others do. These questions of yours have gotten their attention, and now they will crawl out of whatever hole they were in, and they will hurt whomever they must – just on the chance, just on the notion that she might still be alive. “What happened?!” Elizabeth. You raised an old ghost, and that’s why your grandfather is dying in a lumberyard.

The following morning, as Liz is leaving with her daughter Agnes for daycare, they discover that that someone new has moved into the apartment next door. The woman introduces herself as Maddy Tolliver — but we know her as Katarina Rostova.

 

⭕ Script 7:3 Les Fleurs du Mal (№ 151)

 
[ A man (Vance Palmer) wearing a blast helmet sits inside a vinyl cube with a device with many colored wires exposed. There is a timer counting down. He has a clippers to cut the wires ]
Palmer: [ BREATHING SHAKILY ]
[ Around the cubicle is gathered a group of richly dressed people. The room is opulent but darkened ]
Thelonius Prackett: [ Dramatically ] Remember, my friends, the task at hand is not an impossible one. The Defiance is not rigged. Mr. Palmer has before him every tool, schematic, and safety precaution necessary for him to save his own life. Ladies and gentleman, drink in the moment. I want you to let the numbness of life wash away even if only for tonight, for this moment. The love. The fear. This is what it is to be alive. This is The Defiance. This is Les Fleurs du Mal.
Palmer: [ Panicking ] I can’t. Please, you have to let me out of here. I can’t do this. Are you listening to me?! Make it stop! I can’t! [ WHIMPERING ]
[ Palmer uses the clippers to cut a white wire ] [ BEEP ] [ The timer seems to stop ]
Palmer: [ BREATHES SHARPLY ] [ CHUCKLES ] [ LAUGHS ] Aah! I did it! I did it! I beat the game! I beat the game!
[ The BEEPING starts again ]
Palmer: I did –
[ BEEPING SPEEDS UP ] [ The timer resets and runs down rapidly ]
Palmer: No. Wait, no!
[ 💥🔥‼️Explosion‼️🔥💥] [ The inside of the cubicle is covered with gore ]
[ CROWD MURMURING ]
[ APPLAUSE ] [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]

 
[ Outside Liz’s apartment, she is struggling with her keys and packages ]
Liz: [ SIGHS ] Shoot.
[ DOOR CREAKS SHUT, KEYS JINGLING ] [ Liz’s new neighbor steps out of her apartment. She is Liz’s mother, Katarina Rostova, but she has told Liz her name is Maddy Tolliver. Liz doesn’t recognize her as they have been apart since Liz was four ]
Katarina: Let me help with that.
Liz: Oh, no, that’s okay. I got it.
Katarina: Nonsense. I insist.
Liz: No thanks. I got it.
[ Liz gets the door unlocked. DOOR CREAKS OPEN. Liz turns around ]
Liz: Oh, do you want some coffee?
Katarina: I was just going out for some.
Liz: Come on. I insist.

 
[ Liz’s kitchen ]
Liz: So happy we finally get a chance to chat.
Katarina: Is Agnes at school?
Liz: Yeah, I just dropped her off, and, uh, I was on my way home and realized I didn’t have anything for dinner, so I picked up a few things.
Katarina: What do you do for work?
Liz: I’m a government employee. What about you?
Katarina: Me? [ CHUCKLES ] Ha, I’m retired. I moved here to be closer to my daughter. We’re estranged, but I’m hoping to get closer to her.
[ Liz goes to the sink. Katarina grabs Liz’s keys from the table and makes an impression of her house key. Liz turns around and thinks Katarina is looking at Agnes’s three princess Barbies ]
Liz: Agnes is in full-on princess mode.
Katarina:[ CHUCKLES ] What? Oh! [ LAUGHS ] Right.
Liz: I know it’s not very woke, but she’s irresistible.
Katarina: No, fairy tales are very important. They help children cope with separation anxiety and loss.
Liz: Oh, and I love a fairytale. Just not the part where you got to get saved by Prince Charming.
[ CELLPHONE BUZZES ]
Liz: Um – that’s work. I’m so sorry. I got to go. Have you seen my keys? I could’ve sworn I just put them right here.
[ Katarina leans over and pretends to have found them on the floor ]
Katarina: Oh! Here. [ CHUCKLES ] I must have knocked them off the table.
Liz: Uh, keep the mug. Bring it back later. I’m really sorry about this.
Katarina: Don’t be. I got what I came for.

 
[ Liz arrives at Red’s place. He reads aloud from a volume of poetry ]

Red: “To creep softly like a coward toward the treasures of your body,
to whip your joyous flesh and bruise your pardoned breast,
to make in your astonished flank a wide and gaping wound.”

Red: As a general rule, I believe the sword is mightier than the pen. But in the hands of a free-spirited, syphilis-ridden French dandy, I’d say the odds shift considerably.
Liz: How’s my grandfather?
Red: We saw him this morning. He’s still – critical.
Liz: And the woman who tried to kill him?
Red: You know Baudelaire was prosecuted for offenses against public morality?
Liz: The woman.
Red: His words were so provocative that six of his poems were banned for nearly a century.
Liz: You said you had a lead.
Red: I do. A secret society named after Baudelaire’s “Les Fleurs du Mal.”
Liz: Poetry lovers?
Red: Thrill seekers. People who go to extreme lengths to offend public morality. A society of decadent misanthropes. People who have everything, so nothing is special.
Liz: And this connects to the woman who abducted you in Paris?
Red: It does.

 
[ The Post Office ]
Liz: According to Reddington, Les Fleurs du Mal is our best chance of finding Steinhil. Because whoever runs it contracted him to create an illusion.
Ressler: Well, whatever he did for them can’t top the illusion he created for himself – rising from the dead.
Cooper:If we can get to him, he can get us to the woman who put Elizabeth’s grandfather on life support.
Aram: All right, I combed through every database, and there’s nothing concrete on Fleurs du Mal, only rumors about a man given a knife and locked in a room with a tiger, a woman who fell off the Eiffel Tower, and something about piranhas.
Cooper: You said Reddington had a lead.
Liz: A name. Charles Radcliffe. According to Reddington, he attended one of the society’s events.
Cooper: Ressler, Aram, go see Mr. Radcliffe. See if he can I.D. these people before they hurt someone else.
[ Ressler and Aram leave ]
⋘⋙
Cooper: How’s Agnes?
Liz: Uh – amazing. She’s sweetly oblivious to the guards you have sitting outside our apartment to protect her.
Cooper: If you need anything including time off–
Liz:Is that why you sent Aram instead of me?
Cooper: I sent Aram because he needs more experience in the field. You are a single mom with a hard job. I just want you to know if you need to come in late or leave early–
Liz: I don’t. But it’s good to know I can. Thank you – for everything.

 
[ KNOCK ON DOOR ]
Ressler: Elodie Radcliffe? Agents Ressler and Mojtabai, FBI.
Elodie Radcliffe: I knew you’d come sooner or later.
Aram: You did?
Elodie: Les Fleurs du Mal. That’s why you’re here, isn’t it?
Aram: Uh- how could you know that?
Elodie: I thought you’d given up.
Aram: On what?
Elodie: On my husband, Charles.
Ressler: Well, if he’s here, we’d like to have a word with him, as well. We have a lot of questions for the both of you.
Elodie: Charles can’t help you.
[ They walk into the living room where Charles is propped up in a wheelchair, unresponsive ]
Elodie: Because those people in Les Fleurs du Mal all but killed him.

 
[ Inside a mansion on an island ]
Thelonius Prackett: So, The Defiance It’s done?
Wilbur Eaton: You said this one was important.
Prackett: And the Player will be provided with tools?
Eaton: Yes as discussed.
[ He holds up a key ]
Prackett: Mm.
Eaton: All useless. For the Player to survive, he needs to be willing to, uh- break his index finger and dislocate his thumb, work his hand into the cam slot, and disengage the lock. It’s the only way.
Prackett: So, one could survive.
Eaton: Could? Yes. Would? Incredibly unlikely. But the narrow chance of survival is the whole point, right?

 
[ Elodie and Charles Radcliffe’s living room )
Ressler: Is this a diving accident?
Elodie: An arterial gas embolism. That’s the lie they told me to hide whatever they really did to him.
Aram: Did you go to the police?
Elodie: And say what? I don’t know what happened. And even if I did, these are powerful people with the resources to protect themselves.
Ressler: So, how did you find these people?
Elodie: Charles found them. It was a gift for our anniversary. Our marriage wasn’t perfect. We were bored, drifting apart. Charles thought this might be exciting.
Ressler: To- To watch people die.
Elodie: Sharing an experience, something so rare and raw and extraordinary that it can’t be forgotten that it can only bring you closer. They called it “The Defiance.”
Aram: Sounds terrifying.
Elodie: Which is why I didn’t go.
Aram: Do you know how to make contact?
Elodie: Y-You want me to talk to them?
Ressler: Yes. Help us expose them. And find out what happened to your husband.
Elodie: Mm, Charles had an e-mail address for the man in charge, Thelonious Prackett. That’s all I know.

 
[ A group of Russians are talking and eating in the back of a restaurant. Others prepare food nearby ] [ A woman hurries over ]
Woman: [ In Russian ] I’m sorry, Mr Morozov. I told him you weren’t to be interrupted.
[ Red and Dembe enter ]
Red: Motya?! I’m sorry to barge in unexpectedly, but I’ve called repeatedly, and there hasn’t been hide nor hair of you, so I thought I’d come and check to see if you’re okay.
Motya Morozov: Please go.
Red: And you’re okay! Thank God! I thought maybe Ed Broadfoot and his sons had finally tracked you down and dragged you off to one of those gravel pits.
Motya: What do you want?
Red: It’s about the Townsend Directive. I understand it’s been reactivated that you and everyone else who bought in are actively hunting for her.
Motya: Do you think I’m an idiot?
Red: Motya, I need to take care of this myself. It’s personal.
Motya: Ah. Do you know your conversations with the Minister of Finance single-handedly responsible for getting my operations pushed out of Kiev? I lost millions in rail lines alone.
I lost my relationship with contractors, politicians. My own wife left me for the competitor.
Red: To be fair, she’d been screwing him for months.
[ GUNS COCK ]
Motya: Forget about The Directive. Forget about Katarina Rostova. I’m not gonna help you find her. I’m gonna hunt her down, and I’m gonna kill her myself. And the next time I see your face, I’m gonna shoot before you can start talking.
Red: Too soon, the comment about the wife?
Motya: [ CHUCKLES ]
Red: Good talk.
[ Red and Dembe turn and walk away ]
Dembe: I told you.
Red: Yeah, you were right. But we had to try. And now he’s forced our hand.

 
[ Post Office ]
Aram: Sir. Sir, there is nothing on Thelonious Prackett. It’s- It’s got to be an alias. But whoever he is, he agreed to let Mrs. Radcliffe recommend a new member.
Cooper: Did you tell Ressler?
Aram: Prackett agreed on one condition that if the new member gets invited to an event, Radcliffe has to go with.
Cooper: That’ll be all right as long as Ressler is with her the whole time.
Aram: Yeah, um, about that. If, um If we’re doing this, I’d like to go with her.
Cooper: Instead of Ressler.
Aram: We need to be a convincing couple to have a connection, and we have one I can relate to her loss.
Cooper: Samar.
Aram: Not that what I went through even compares.
Cooper: You went through plenty. I’m sorry I haven’t asked you about it more.
Aram: I’m fine. Um, still a bit, uh, numb, [ CHUCKLES ] I guess. But, um, when the last real feeling you had was devastation, you’re not super psyched to get out there and feel again. But
I’m good. I’m good.
Cooper: I agree.
Aram: That I’m good, or- or devastated?
Cooper: That you should go with her. Work on your cover — you’re going in.

 
[ Red enters his airplane. Francesca (“Frankie”) Campbell is sitting in the back ]
Red: Greetings!
Frankie: Where are we going? And why do I have to go with you?
Red: Because you remain in my debt.
Frankie: I saved your life.
Red: Yes, after putting it at risk.
Frankie: And I told you about Steinhil’s contract with Les Fleurs du Mal. Why aren’t you looking at them?
Red: I’ve got people working on that.
Frankie: I’m supposed to be at dinner tonight at The Peppermill. It’s my wedding anniversary.
Red: Congratulations! That shouldn’t be a problem.
Frankie: You’re holding me hostage.
Red: I prefer to think of it as looking out for my best interests. Please, find yourself another seat. Relax. Read a book. Watch a movie. Do you like Truffaut? We have the complete collection.
[ She takes a seat ]
Red: [ To Dembe ] What did Stevenson say?
Dembe: The room is being swept. He can’t get a camera in.
Red: Someone from the hotel staff, then. Surely we can incentivize a maid or someone from room service to take a photo.
Dembe: They’re only allowing authorized personnel. We’re too late to get anyone on the inside.
Frankie: Can I ask you something?
Red: “Day for Night.” Definitely.
Frankie: The photograph.
Red: Oh, that’s none of your concern.
Frankie: If I got it for you, would my debt be paid?
Red: Conceivably.

 
[ Aram and Elodie talk to Thelonius Prackett. Aram’s hair is combed back and his beard is neatly trimmed ]
Aram: We met at Ascot. I had a horse racing in the Dubai Shergar Cup.
Prackett: And how did he do?
Aram: Fractured his left-front pastern. Had to be put down. Cost me $300,000 in stud fees.
Prackett: Per stud?
Aram: 40 studs a year, that’s $12 million per year.
Prackett: That must have been a dark day.
Aram: Until I saw Elodie. Things brightened considerably after that.
[ CHUCKLES ]
Prackett: How is Charles?
Elodie: The man I married is alive, but my husband is gone.
Prackett: And our role in that tragedy?
Elodie: I don’t hold you responsible, if that’s what you’re asking. He wanted the risk. We both did.
Prackett: Well, I know you did. I’m surprised you still do.
Elodie: I didn’t. For a long time, I thought I never would again. Then I met Shameel.
Aram: I was a guest in one of the royal boxes, and she was three rows below, and still the peacock feathers in her hat blocked my view.
Prackett: [ CHUCKLES ] Ah. [ SIGHS ] Your interest is unusual.
Aram: I don’t see why. I can buy anything I want. So, naturally what I want is something I cannot buy.
Prackett: It’s unusual because it coincides with an upcoming event.
Aram: Why is that unusual?
Prackett: Because we haven’t issued invitations yet. Which makes your interest an usual coincidence or worse – not a coincidence at all.
Aram: I understand your caution and why you need to vet your guests as closely as you do. I would expect nothing less. But we’ve told you our story, we’ve exchanged wiring instructions, and I’m one text away from depositing $1 million into your account.
Prackett: The Defiance is an experience money can’t buy.
Aram: Of course not, which is why I’m all the more happy to pay for it. So, I need to know – Are we in, or are we out?
[ Prackett hands Aram an envelope with a large black seal ]
Prackett: Welcome to Les Fleurs du Mal.

 
[ A room at the Post Office ]
Elodie: I’m confused. We have no idea where we’re going, who will be there, or how to get out. I mean, we don’t even know how to get to this event.
Ressler: Prackett said he’d send instructions.
Elodie: Which he hasn’t.
Aram: He will. We sold our story well, but if you’re uncomfortable–
Elodie: I am. Because I– [ SIGHS ] Look, I don’t quite understand the plan. Can we go over it again?
Cooper: The location of the event is a closely guarded secret.

Fast-forward
[ CELLPHONE CHIMES ] [ Elodie receives a text with the location of the event ]

Liz: Which means you and Aram will be on your own.
Ressler: When Prackett makes contact, you’ll follow his instructions.
Elodie: Well, if you don’t know where we’re going, and you can’t follow us, how do you plan to find our location?

Fast-forward
[ Aram and Elodie arrive at the event the event. They are scanned by guards ]

Aram: With an ELT beacon. We’ll smuggle the device in disassembled so we can get it past security.
Elodie: Disassembled.
Liz: You’re going to wear the device into the building in pieces.
[ Liz shows Elodie an ornate necklace she will wear, the watch Aram will wear etc ]

Fast-forward
[ Aram and Elodie walk along a pier holding hands and board a yacht ]

Cooper: Once inside, Aram will assemble the device, activate the signal, and it’ll give our team your location.
Elodie: And once you get the signal?
Ressler: We’ll come and get you.
Elodie: Okay. I get it. We literally have no idea where we’re going.
Aram: No. We don’t. It’ll be okay. I promise.

 
[ The yacht sails ]

♪ Ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh Ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh Ooh-ooh

[ A stately mansion. Aram and Elodie are dressed in evening wear. Elodie wears a glittering silver and gold gown and the ornate necklace. They are greeted by several elegantly dressed women ]
Woman: Miss Radcliffe, Mr. Aubeelauck, welcome. If you would.
[ They are given large translucent bracelets to wear ]

♪ Ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh

Woman: For The Defiance. Enjoy your stay.

♪ Ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh

[ Elodie and Aram enter a large ballroom where a live string ensemble plays classical music ]
[ Wine is offered ]
Elodie: Thank you.
Aram: Cheers.
Elodie: Cheers.
Aram: Hmm.
Elodie: [ Referring to the bracelets ] Why do we need these again?
Aram: I have no idea.

 
[ Katarina Rostova enters Liz’s apartment using a key made from the impression she took earlier. She exchanges one of Agnes’s princess dolls for one just like it that she has brought. But the new doll is bugged ]
Berdy: [ Over comms ] Signal’s clear. We’re good.
Katarina: I miss having children.

 
[ The venue ]
Aram: I need to tie my shoe.
[ Aram retrieves the main component of the ELT device from the heel of his shoe ]
Aram: Mm. Hand me the antenna.
[ Elodie pulls a wire from her necklace and hands it to Aram ]
[ Thelonius Prackett appears suddenly ]
Prackett: And what are you two up to?
Aram: What? Oh.
[ BOTH CHUCKLE ]
Aram: Uh- We, uh- Hmm. We were, uh- We were just, uh, talking about how delicious those little shrimp tartlets are.
Elodie: Uh, he’s quite a foodie.
Aram: I am a foodie.
Elodie: Mm-hmm.
Aram: I am- I’m such a foodie. I’m- I’m a foodie.
Prackett: Well, eat all you like. Drink all you like. Tonight is an event that none of us will soon forget. Have fun, my friends. And good luck.
[ Prackett steps away ]
Elodie: “Good luck”? Why would he say, “Good luck”?
Aram: I have no idea and I don’t want to find out.
[ Aram assembles the ELT beacon ] [ DEVICE WHIRS UP ]
Aram: Let’s keep moving, shall we? Okay.

 
[ Red shows Frankie a photo of Motya Morozov ]
Red: That’s Motya Morozov. He’s one of the two men I need you to photograph.
Frankie: But you already have his photograph.
Red: I have photographs of both of them.

Fast-forward:
[ ELEVATOR BELL CHIMES ]
[ Motya Morozov exits an elevator, with Frankie some distance behind him ]

Red: What I need is a photograph of them together.
Frankie: Why?
Red: The other man’s name is Fields.

Fast-forward:
[ ELEVATOR BELL CHIMES ]
[ Fields exits an elevator, with Frankie some distance behind him ]

Red: Despite staying at the same hotel, being seen together would be–

Fast-forward:
[ LOCK BEEPS; door closes ]

Red: –quite damaging. They’ll take every precaution to prevent that from happening.

 
[ Agent Fields is sitting on a couch in the lobby of a hotel. Frankie walks up to the counter.
Concierge: How can I help you?
Frankie: You see that tall drink of water behind me? I’m gonna ask him to marry me.
Concierge: Good for you!
Frankie: We stayed here once and had the most incredible time. In room 267. Any chance it’s still available?
Concierge: I’ll see what I can do.
[ CHUCKLES ] [ KEYS CLACKING ] [ COMPUTER BEEPS ]
Frankie: Thank you.
Concierge: You’re welcome.
⋘⋙
[ Frankie lets herself in to Room 267 ]
Frankie: [ On cell phone ] The lobby is crawling with security.
[ LOCK BEEPS ]
Red: I’m not surprised. The FBI are not known for their discretion.
Frankie: That’s who’s scanning the room? The feds?! That’s who doesn’t want a photo to be taken.
Red: As I said, neither party–
Frankie: You didn’t tell me that one of the parties was the FBI.
Red: An oversight, admittedly.
Frankie: I thought you were working with the FBI.
Red: A small, select group of agents are in my employ.
Frankie: Any of these guys?
Red: Unfortunately not. I can see this was a mistake.
Frankie: 10 minutes. The valet line. Be there with the engine running.
Red: How are you gonna do it?
Frankie: Ding-dong ditch.
[ CELLPHONE BEEPS ]
Red: Ding-dong ditch. I loved playing [ CHUCKLING ] that as a child! [ LAUGHS ]

 
[ At The Defiance venue ]
[ GLASS CLINKING loudly ]
Thelonius Prackett: May I have your attention, please?
[ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]
Prackett: The Defiance is here. The spectacle we are about to witness only has meaning because each of us is invested. The pledge we made is what binds us. It’s what lets us feel like we’re alive, even if only for one night. [ BREATHES SHARPLY ] Each of us has agreed to embrace this challenge, and yet only one of us will face it. For that unlucky member, may it be some small consolation to remember we ask no risk of you that we have not taken ourselves. With that, The Defiance begins in one hour. Good luck to us all.
[ BEEP ] [ All the bracelets begin glowing green ]
Elodie: Oh, my God. The Player.
Aram: They choose one from the guests.
[ The basket of numbered balls is spun ]

 
Aram: I don’t know what’s taking so long. It’s online and transmitting.
Elodie: So, why aren’t they here? Are we maybe out of range?
Aram: No, it doesn’t matter where we are. It’s GPS activated.
Elodie: Okay, so, where are they, then?
Aram: I don’t know. But the only thing that could possibly interfere would be a sun-flare — a jammer.
Elodie: So, the FBI has no idea we’re here.
Aram: I don’t think so.
Elodie: So, now what?
Prackett: Ladies and gentlemen, it’s time. Are you ready to meet the Player?
[ BEEP ] [ Elodie’s bracelet alone glows red ]
Elodie: Oh, my God.
Aram: Okay. Okay. Okay.
Elodie: Oh, my God!
Aram: Okay, Elodie, we’re gonna figure this out. We’re gonna figure this out. It’s gonna be fine. It’s gonna be fine.
Elodie: Just No. No. Wait.
[ The guards come to pull Elodie away ]
Elodie: No, wait! Wait! Wait! Hold on! Hold on, stop! Please don’t! No!
Aram: I’m gonna come for you, okay?
Elodie: Stop it! Please! Stop! Don’t do this!

 
[ In a hotel room, Motya Morozov shows photos to FBI Agent Fields ]
Motya: Him. That’s Kirilenko. Head of Russian Vor in America.
Frankie’s Voice: [ From outside the room, loudly ] Get away from me!
[ GLASS SHATTERING ]
Frankie’s Voice: Stop, you’re hurting me!
[ Agent Fields reflexively heads toward the door ]
Agent Fields: FBI!
[ Door opens ] [ Frankie pushes Fields down ] [ CAMERA SHUTTER CLICKS ]
Agent Fields: [ GRUNTS ]
Motya: Stop her!
[ Frankie slams the door shut on Motya ]
Motya: [ GRUNTS ] [ SPEAKING RUSSIAN ]
[ Motya wraps her phone in a plastic bag. When Motya finally gets the door open, Frankie dives into the pool ]
Woman: Oh! Oh, my Wow.
Frankie surfaces: [ BREATHES SHARPLY ]
[ She swims past a child with a flotation noodle ]
Frankie: Hi. Nice noodle.
[ INDISTINCT CONVERSATIONS ] [ Frankie walks toward Red’s car, still dripping ]
Red: [ To Dembe ] She’s good – She is very good. [ LAUGHS ] [ CHUCKLES ]
[ Frankie gets in ] [ She shows the photo she took on her phone )
Frankie: I believe this makes us even.
Red: [ LAUGHS ] Dembe, we can tell Edward we’ll be ready for takeoff in 20. Francesca. Your husband, what’s his name?
Frankie: Paul- Paul Farwell.
Red: Absent head winds, in two hours, you and Paul will be celebrating your anniversary at The Peppermill as planned. I recommend the corn chowder. [ LAUGHING ] Oh, my! Ding-dong ditch. [ LAUGHING ]

 
[ INDISTINCT CONVERSATIONS ]
[ Aram steps into a corridor, closing the door behind him. He searches and finds a bank of power switches. He shuts them all off. The venue goes dark ]
⋘⋙
[ BEEPING; a disturbance registers on Ressler’s screen ]
Ressler: Hey. Hey! We finally got something.
Cooper: Bring up the map overlay.
[ KEYS CLACKING ] [ BEEPING ]
⋘⋙
[ Men search the halls ]
— End of the hall to the left.
— Oh.
— Connections are all solid.
— Oh
[ Aram turns the switches back on. Power at the venue is restored ]
⋘⋙
[ BEEPING ] [ The signal goes out on Ressler’s computer ]
Cooper: What happened?
Ressler: I don’t know. We lost the signal. But we got a location.
Cooper: Scramble the HRT choppers. You and Keen need to get there now.

 
[ The venue ]
Prackett: Ladies and gentlemen, after our brief interruption – it’s now time. Welcome to The Defiance.
[ A red curtain is drawn to reveal Elaine in a glass cubicle about the size of a shower stall ] [ APPLAUSE ]
Prackett: Tonight, our Player faces a most desperate challenge. Using only the tools left inside the chamber, our Player must find a way to save her life by unlocking the device and climbing free from her tomb. But this device, this Defiance offers an additional challenge, one involving [ IMITATES CLOCK TICKING ] – Time. Our Player not only has to get out, she has to do so before she suffocates. Player–
[ Water and ice begin to flow into the cubicle ]
Elodie: [ SCREAMS ]
Prackett: –give us a show we won’t forget!
Elodie: Stop it! I mean, stop it!
Prackett: And good luck.

 
[ Aram has returned ]
Elodie: Please, don’t do this! I can’t get this open! I I I can’t! I don’t know how to do this!

Flashback: Aram flashes back to Samar being trapped in the submerged van and his rescuing her.

Aram: [ Softly ] Come on, guys.

 
[ Motya Morozov and his crew are in the restaurant kitchen slurping up long noodles ]
[ A woman hands Motya a large manila envelope ]
Motya: [ In Russian ] What’s this?
Woman: [ In Russian ] From him. The man with the hat.
[ Motya takes out the photo Frankie took of Motya with the FBI agent ]
Red: Is that stroganoff? Yes! [ LAUGHS ] Mmm! I’m always hunting for a new recipe.
Motya: The woman. You sent her?
Red: I did. After our last conversation, I felt you needed a soupçon of motivation.
[ Motya’s GUN COCKS. So does Dembe’s ]
Motya: I told you that if you come back, I’m gonna–
Red: Yes, I know, you’d shoot first and not bother with the questions later. But – But(!) quite a bit has changed since then.
Motya: This photo prove nothing.
Red: They prove you went to Miami [ WHISPERING ] to meet in secret with the FBI. I was told you were a snitch. And unless you do as I instruct, everyone else will know the truth, as well.
Motya: Rostova.
Red: When you get a lead, I get a lead. When you get a location, I get to go there first.
[ Red tastes the stroganoff ]
Red: Mmm. The nutmeg is nice. Needs salt.
[ Red tosses the ladle onto the counter ] [ SILVERWARE CLATTERS ]
[ Red and Dembe leave ]

 
Elodie: [ CRYING ] Please stop this! The police! The FBI they know. They know all about you.
[ LAUGHTER ]
Elodie: They’re gonna arrest all of you. Aram! Aram, please, make it stop! Please tell them! Please! Please tell them.
[ Prackett whispers something to a guard ]
Guard: Mr. Aubeelauck. I need you to come with me, please.
Elodie: Make it stop!
Aram: What? No.
Guard: Sir, I’m not asking.
Aram: Um–
Elodie: Aram!
Aram: –could you, uh could you just, uh, uh, give me a minute?
[ Aram takes a glass of wine and sips it ]
Guard: Sir, we’re leaving now.
[ CROWD CHEERING ]
Aram: Mr. Prackett’s gonna be very upset with you.
Guard: Upset with me for what?
[ Aram smashes his wineglass into the Guard’s face and gets his gun ]
[ GUNSHOTS 💥💥💥 ] [ He misses Prackett but hits a couple guards ] [ PEOPLE SCREAMING ]
[ ⚡️Fighting⚡️] [ GRUNTS ] [ CROWD SCREAMING ]
[ Elodie is almost covered in ice water ] [ Aram shoots into the corner of the cubicle, to little effect ] [ Then he throws the gun itself against the glass. It shatters and the water, ice and Elodie spill out ]
Aram: [ GASPING ] FBI! Everybody on the ground. Nobody move.
[ Most people get down ]
[ Elise gets up and they run ]

 
Elise: [ PANTING ] Where are we going?
Aram: I don’t know.
— The jammer’s back up. They’re not going anywhere.
— Secure the east exit.
[ Aram and Elise duck into a corner ]
Aram: [ WHISPERING ] Shh, shh.
— Check that door!
Elise: [ Whispering ] Where are your friends?
Aram: I don’t know.
[ She kisses him ]
Aram: What was that for?
Elodie: Thank you.
Aram: We have to keep moving.
Elodie: Okay.
Aram: We’re almost there.
Elodie: Okay.
[ They run but Guards appear ]
Elodie: [ GASPS ] Aah!
[ GUNS COCK ]

 
[ Aram and Elodie are taken back to the ballroom )
[ CROWD MURMURING ]
Prackett: Welcome back.
Aram: Let her go.
Prackett: This really is a first.
Aram: I’m an FBI agent, and you’re gonna let her go.
Prackett: You must know, if you’re an FBI agent, that we can’t let you go and expose our guests. So, you’re going to come with me, you’re going to tell my men exactly what the FBI know, and then we’re gonna take you to the water’s edge and drown you.
[ APPLAUSE ]
Elodie: No, wait.
Aram: She had nothing to do with this. I’m the one you want.
Prackett: What’s done is done.
[ CROWD SHOUTING ]
— Kill them slowly!
— Drown them!
[ SHOUTING CONTINUES ]
⋘⋙
[ The FBI SWAT Team arrives with ⚡️flash bangs⚡️ ]
— FBI! [ 💥💥 GUNSHOTS 💥💥 ]
— Go, go, go!
— FBI!
— Hands! Hands up! Let’s see ’em!
[ INDISTINCT SHOUTING ]
— Hands! Hands in the air.
[ CROWD MURMURING ]
Prackett: [ CHUCKLES ] Some Defiance.

 
[ An interrogation room ]
Ressler: You find this funny?
Prackett: I think it’s thrilling.
Liz:The other society members don’t share your enthusiasm. They’re too busy turning on you. So far, they’ve detailed six murders.
Prackett: People want risk. I give it to them. The chance to feel alive.
Liz:Is that what you gave Vance Palmer when you locked him in a box with a bomb he couldn’t defuse?
Prackett: If everyone’s talked, why talk to me? Snitches roll uphill. I’m on top.
Liz: Not quite. Louis Steinhil. I’m told you hired him once.
Prackett: Never heard of him.
Ressler: Well, that’s too bad. ‘Cause if you had, we could have recommended to the D.A. that he take the death penalty off the table. [ SIGHS ] Then again, lethal injection sure would give you a chance to feel alive – you know, before it kills you.
Prackett: What- What’s his name again?
Liz: Steinhil. Louis T. It’s an anagram for The Illusionist.

 
Red: You said The Peppermill didn’t deliver the champagne?
Dembe: They said there were no reservations under Farwell or Campbell.
Red: Francesca said she was married. But according to Glen, the DMV database lists her as single.

 
[ CELLPHONE RINGS ] [ BEEP ]
Frankie: Hello?
Red: When it’s appropriate, I’d like to engage your services.
Frankie: I thought we were even.
Red: We are. You’re under no obligation, but I could use a capable operative.
Frankie: Do you need an answer right now?
Red: Oh, my goodness. Oh, how rude of me. It’s your anniversary. Did you make it to The Peppermill?
Frankie: I did. We’re here now.
Red: And here I am talking shop. Go, have fun. I hope Paul knows how lucky he is.
Frankie: How could he forget? I remind him every day.
[ BEEP ] [ Frankie is at home, eating take-out ]

 
[ FOOTSTEPS ] [ Liz finds a basket of items for Agnes at her door ]
Red: [ On phone ] Hello? Elizabeth? Elizabeth.
Liz: Oh, hey, sorry about that. Um– Give me one second.
[ LOCK DISENGAGES ] [ DOOR CREAKS ]
Red: Okay.
Liz: So, I was just calling to tell you I got what you wanted. An address on Steinhil.
Red: Tell me.
[ Berdy is listening in through the bug in Agnes’s princess doll ]
Liz: Hmm.
[ Liz reads a note from Katarina: ]

For Agnes
I hope all your fairy tales come true
X Maddy

Liz: Some people are so thoughtful.
Red: Steinhil. Where is he?
⋘⋙
Berdy: They found Steinhil.
Katarina: [ BREATHES SHARPLY ] That’s too bad. I’d grown quite fond of him.

 
[ Steinhil’s apartment ] [ Red and Dembe enter ] [ DOOR CREAKING ]
[ On the closed bedroom door is a note: “You’re good, but I’m better. K” ]
[ Red crushes the note and puts it in his pocket ] [ PAPER CRINKLES ]
[ Door opens ]
[ Steinfil lies dead on his bed ]

 
[ Liz’s apartment ]
[ KNOCK ON DOOR ] [ DOOR CREAKS ]
Katarina: [ GASPS ] Well, hello, young lady.
Agnes: Thank you for the books.
Katarina: [ CHUCKLES ] You’re very welcome.
Agnes: Would you like to read one to me?
Katarina: Oh, well, I’d love that. Would you like me to?
[ Agnes nods ]

 
[ Cooper’s office. Cooper pours scotch into two glasses ]
Cooper: You did well out there today.
Aram: Uh – eventually.
Cooper: You did well.
[ Aurora’s ♫ “Running with the Wolves” plays ]

♪ Go row the boat

Cooper: I’m proud of you.

♪ To safer grounds

⋘⋙
Katarina: “Once upon a time, there lived a little country girl, the prettiest creature who was ever seen. Her mother was extremely fond of her; and her grandmother doted on her still more.”
[ Liz looks on, smiling ]

♪ My mind still fears

⋘⋙
Cooper: How’s Mrs. Radcliffe?
Aram: She’s, uh– She’s okay. You know, I think part of her found all the danger exhilarating. It’s crazy, right?
Cooper: [ CHUCKLES ] I’ve long since given up trying to figure out what excites people or why. Yeah, and getting your kicks from Les Fleurs du Mal is crazy. But, uh, as a general rule, I admire people who insist on finding ways to be exhilarated.
Aram: As opposed to being okay with feeling numb.

♪ But we’re running out of time

Cooper: You’re not okay with it. You’re scared to feel again, which is understandable.

♪ All the echoes in my mind cry

Cooper: But I want to encourage you to try.

♪ There’s blood on your lies

Cooper: Because as hard as it is to feel pain it’s much harder to feel nothing.
⋘⋙
Katarina: “The poor child did not know of the danger she was in.”
⋘⋙

♪ I’m running with the wolves tonight

[ Elodie’s DOORBELL RINGS ]

♪ I’m running with the wolves

Aram: Hey.

♪ I’m running with the

Elodie: Hi.

♪ Trick or treat

Elodie: Come in.

♪ What would it be?

⋘⋙
Katarina: “‘Grandmother, what big ears you have.’ ‘All the better to hear you with, my child, ‘ replied the wolf.”
⋘⋙
Aram: I wanted to come by to make sure you were okay.
Elodie: I am – thanks to you.
Aram: I also, uh, stopped by, uh, to say that that you shouldn’t, um you know, feel badly about–
Elodie: About what?
Aram: Kissing me.

♪ All the echoes in mind cry

Aram: You shouldn’t feel badly about that at all.

♪ There’s blood on your lies
The scars open wide

Elodie: I shouldn’t?
Aram: Absolutely not.
[ They kiss ]

♪ There is nowhere for you to hide
The hunter’s moon is shining
I’m running with the wolves tonight

 
Katarina: “‘Grandmother, what big teeth you have.’ ‘All the better to eat you with,’ replied the wolf. And, saying these words, the Wicked Wolf fell upon Little Red Riding Hood and ate her all up.”

♪ I’m running with the wolves tonight

Katarina: She’s an angel.

♪ I’m running with the wolves
I’m running with the wolves tonight
I’m running with the wolves

Liz: How did it happen?

♪ I’m running with the wolves tonight

Liz: You becoming estranged from your daughter.

♪ I’m running with the wolves
I’m running with the wolves

♪ A gift, a curse

Katarina: All that matters now is that I want to make amends.

♪ Say, can you dream in nightmares seems?

Liz: I was estranged from my mother.

♪ Where hope is left so incomplete

Liz: I would hope that she would want to make amends with me, too.
Katarina: I’m sure she does.

♪ I’m running with the I’m running with the wolves

Liz: Well I hope it happens.

♪ I’m running with the I’m running with the

[ Liz picks up Agnes, who has fallen asleep ]
Liz: Ohh.

♪ I’m running with the wolves

Katarina: For a long time, I didn’t think that would ever happen.

♪ I’m running with the wolves

Katarina: Now I’m beginning to think it will.

♪ I’m running with the wolves tonight
I’m running with the wolves
I’m running with the wolves tonight
I’m running with the wolves

[ Katarina quietly lets herself out ]

♪ I’m running with the wolves tonight
I’m running with the wolves
I’m running with the

 
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Episode Songs

 

♫ Running with the Wolves
By Aurora

♪ Go row the boat to safer grounds
But don’t you know we’re stronger now
My heart still beats and my skin still feels
My lungs still breathe, my mind still fears

♪ But we’re running out of time
Oh, all the echoes in my mind cry

♪ There’s blood on your lies
The scars open wide
There is nowhere for you to hide
The hunter’s moon is shining

♪ I’m running with the wolves tonight
I’m running with the wolves
I’m running with the wolves tonight
I’m running with the wolves

♪ I’m running with the

♪ Trick or treat, what would it be?
I walk alone, I’m everything
My ears can hear and my mouth can speak
My spirit talks, I know my soul believes

♪ But we’re running out of time
Oh, all the echoes in my mind cry

♪ There’s blood on your lies
The scars open wide
There is nowhere for you to hide
The hunter’s moon is shining

♪ I’m running with the wolves tonight
I’m running with the wolves
I’m running with the wolves tonight
I’m running with the wolves

♪ I’m running with the wolves tonight
I’m running with the wolves
I’m running with the wolves tonight
I’m running with the wolves

♪ A gift, a curse
They track and hurt
Say can you dream
In nightmares seems
A million voices, silent dreams
Where hope is left so incomplete

♪ I’m running with the…
I’m running with the wolves
I’m running with the…
I’m running with the…
I’m running with the…
I’m running with the wolves

♪ I’m running with the wolves tonight
I’m running with the wolves
I’m running with the wolves tonight
I’m running with the wolves

♪ I’m running with the wolves tonight
I’m running with the wolves
I’m running with the wolves tonight
I’m running with the wolves

♪ I’m running with the…

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Program air date: 10/25/2019 in the US
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Director: Stephanie Marquardt
Written by: Sean Hennen

 

 

Brief (Where we’re at): Following a lead from Francesca (“Frankie”) Caldwell, a female former combat medic who worked for Louis T Steinhil (the Illusionist, Blacklister #27) and is now indebted to Red, the FBI Team tracked down a secret society named “Les Fleurs du Mal,” named after a book of decadent poetry by 19th Century poet Charles Baudelaire. Under cover as “Shameel Aubeelauck,” a wealthy Emirati, Aram – along with Elodie Radcliffe (whose husband was left in a coma by the group) – attend one of the group’s events, called “The Defiance,” in which a group of wealthy, bored thrill seekers look on as one of their members is selected to solve an almost impossible challenge or suffer a gruesome death. But the master of ceremonies, Thelonius Prackett, may have had his suspicions about Elodie’s motives and she was the unlucky person chosen for the challenge. Worse, the ELT beacon Aram and Elodie were given to signal their location to the FBI was jammed. As Elodie was taken away, Aram found the the breakers for the island facility, which he briefly threw, signaling their location to the FBI.

Elodie’s challenge was to find her way out of a glass cubicle filling with water and ice. This caused Aram to flash back to Samar’s near drowning. He overpowered a guard and got his gun which he used to gain the upperhand. He then threw the gun at the glass cubicle, freeing Elodie. They ran — and kissed — before being captured. But the FBI arrived and saved the day.

Under interrogation, Thelonius Prackett gave up Steinhil’s address to take the death sentence off the table. Liz called Red from home to share the address, but Katarina Rostova (known to Liz as “Maddy Tolliver,” her new neighbor) had earlier made an imprint of Liz’s apartment key when Liz asked her in for coffee. Katarina later let herself in when Liz was gone and planted a listening device in one of Agnes’s princess Barbies, so she learned Steinhil’s address too when Liz called Red to tell him and she beat Red to the location, leaving a note “You’re good, but I’m better.”

Meanwhile, Red has been trying to interfere with the “Townsend Directive,” a contract on Katarina’s life, and to use it to lead him to Katarina. To settle her debt to Red, Frankie Caldwell volunteered to get a compromising photo of Russian mobster Motya Morozov snitching to an FBI agent, a task she performed with such skill that Red later offered to hire her as an operative. Motya must now tell Red first of any leads on Katarina or risk Red disseminating the photo.

Katarina has continued to befriend Liz — and Agnes, for whom she left a basket of books of fairy tales with a note “I hope all your fairy tales come true. X Maddy.” Later, she stops by and reads “Little Red Riding Hood” to Agnes, ending with:

‘Grandmother, what big teeth you have.’ ‘All the better to eat you with,’ replied the wolf. And, saying these words, the Wicked Wolf fell upon Little Red Riding Hood and ate her all up.

 

⭕ Script 7:4 Kuwait

 
[ Kuwait City, Kuwait, circa 1989 ] [ A young Navy Intelligence Lieutenant Harold Cooper drives a jeep through dusty streets with a colleague, Daniel Hutton ]
Cooper: You told him about the money?
Daniel Hutton: I did what I had to. You didn’t leave me a choice.
Cooper: You had a choice. The choice to do exactly what I told you to do and leave it alone.
Hutton: I don’t take my orders from you.
Cooper: You have no idea how much worse you’ve made this, Hutton.
Hutton: That some sort of threat?
[ They are suddenly ambushed ] [ 💥 GUNFIRE 💥 ]
Hutton: Oh! I’m hit! Oh, God! I’m hit!
Cooper: Hold on, hold on, hold on!
[ The jeep backs up and hits a land mine ] [ 💥🔥‼️ Explosion ‼️🔥💥 ]
[ Cooper drives forward ]
[ 💥💥💥 GUNFIRE 💥💥💥 ]
Cooper: [ Into walkie-talkie ] Get us out of here. Minesweep! This is Minesweep One! We are under attack. Three clicks north of Al Jahar! Hutton, get down! This is Minesweeper One. Lieutenant Harold Cooper. We are under fire. Repeat This is Lieutenant Harold Cooper, Minesweeper One. We are under attack. Hang on, Hutton. Hold on!
[ 💥💥💥 GUNFIRE 💥💥💥 ]

 
[ Liz’s apartment. She is showing the application from a woman named Denora Mejia to be Agnes’s nanny to her new neighbor, “Maddy Tolliver.” “Maddy” is actually her mother Katarina Rostova, who Liz has not known since she was about four and does not recognize ]
Liz: Well, what do you think – great, right?
Katarina/“Maddy”: She has a lot of experience.
Liz: Yeah, all her references raved about her. We’re meeting this afternoon, but I have a good feeling about her.
[ When Liz’s back is turned, Katarina takes a photo of the application ]
Katarina: Looks like you found yourself a nanny.
Liz: Which is a huge relief. I mean, it’s impossible to find someone great.
Katarina: Mm. I wouldn’t know.
Liz: Have you reached out to her yet – to your daughter?
Katarina: I haven’t worked up the courage up yet.
Liz: You should just do it.
Katarina: I put her through some dark times.
Liz: Have you noticed the men parked across the street every day? Every night?
Katarina: I thought so, but I wasn’t sure.
Liz: They’re there for my protection.
Katarina: Yours? Why? Who do you need protection from?
Liz: My mother.
Katarina: No, that that can’t be true.
Liz: Just trust me. Whatever pushed you and your daughter apart, it’s nothing compared to what me and my mother have gone through. Just call her. I’m sure she’d appreciate it.
Katarina: Would you appreciate it if your mother called you?
Liz: It doesn’t matter. She’s not going to.
Katarina: But if she did.
Liz: She won’t. My mother isn’t like you. You want a relationship with your daughter. She doesn’t.

 
[ Cooper’s office. Liz enters ]
Liz: Hey. What’s going on?
Cooper: We’ve done great work. Important work. Work we can be proud of.
Liz: I think so, too.
Cooper: I’ve made up my mind about Reddington’s true identity. I’m going to tell Main Justice.
Liz: And risk having them shut us down?
Cooper: As I say, we’ve done great work.
Liz: But does it really matter who he is? To the job we’re doing, I mean.
Cooper: Not to me.
Liz: It will to them.
Cooper: Was there something you wanted?
Liz: Yeah. I, uh, wanted this afternoon off. I found a nanny. Well, I-I think I did. I’m meeting with her this afternoon.
Cooper: I told you before – take whatever time you need.
Liz: About Reddington. Have you already reached out to Main Justice?
Cooper: Yes. I’ve set a meeting with Cynthia Panabaker.
[ Aram appears ]
Aram: Sir. [ KNOCK ON DOOR ] Uh, this just came in over SIPRNet. Odd, right?
Liz: What’s odd about it?
Aram: It was sent from an unofficial CIA outpost in Zahedan.
Cooper: You’re sure this is correct?
Aram: I decoded it myself.
Cooper: I need verification. Fingerprints, dog tags, a photo – whatever they can send us right away.
Aram: Yes, sir. But who is Daniel Hutton?
Cooper: A man who died 30 years ago.
[ Cooper makes a call ] [ TELEPHONE DIALING ] [ PHONE LINE RINGING ]

 
[ Arlington National Cemetary. Cooper walks up to the headstone of Daniel Hutton ] [ Red joins him. As they talk, images from Daniel Hutton’s appearance at the CIA outpost are interposed ]
Red: Visiting old ghosts?
Cooper: I received some news today. Daniel Hutton is alive.
Red: Well, that’s not possible.
Cooper: He walked out of the mountains of Southern Iran yesterday. Found his way to a classified CIA outpost.
Red: Daniel Hutton is dead, Harold. We both know that.
Cooper: Do we? Because it seems he’s risen like Lazarus from the grave. Hutton is reporting he’s been kept prisoner at multiple locations in the Middle East since 1989. He escaped from captivity a week ago, asked for me by name. CIA assets in Iran reached out to us directly. They don’t want anything to do with this. He’s asking for my help to get him out of the country, or his captors will hunt him down and kill him. Did you know? All this time?
Red: Did I know what?
Cooper: That he’s alive? While you held this over my head.
[ Cooper holds out a thumb drive ]
Red: I gave you that so you could put the whole incident behind you, not carry it like an albatross around your neck. I believed, as you believed, that the man was dead and that the issue of what happened there in Kuwait was resolved.
Cooper: I won’t look the other way again. I’ve carried this secret for way too long. I have to do something.
Red: I suggest the utmost discretion. To preserve flexibility.
Cooper: What do you mean, flexibility?
Red: It’s Iran, Harold. We can’t just stroll through the front door. We don’t know what we’re walking into. So we keep it small. No team. Just you and I. Until you look this man in the eye.
Until you know for sure what you plan to do.
Cooper: I plan to do the right thing.
Red: We’ll soon find out, won’t we?

 
[ On Red’s plane, Cooper watches a video of himself made at the time giving an account of what happened in the ambush: ]

[ Video: ]
Young Cooper: It happened fast. I remember Lieutenant Hutton getting hit. I remember radioing and returning fire, but they were everywhere. I tried to keep him safe, but next thing I knew they had taken him. He was gone.
Interviewer (Nametag: “Reddington”): Your actions were commendable, Lieutenant Cooper. But I have to ask you about reports that you and Lieutenant Hutton were seen having an argument prior to these events.
Cooper: That never happened.
Interviewer: What never happened? That you had words, or that they were argumentative?

[ Cooper recalls the confrontation he had with Hutton: ]

[ Flashback: ]
[ Hutton is stacking crates labeled “Medical Supplies” when one slips and the cover of the crate comes off. Inside are large packages of American currency wrapped in plastic. ]
Cooper: What are you doing?
Hutton: What is this, Harold? These are supposed to be med supplies.
Cooper: Close the crate.
Hutton: Where’s this going? Who are you funding? Is it the Kurds? You’re smuggling cash over the border to Iraq to fund rebels–
Cooper: I said close the crate.
Hutton: We’re here to help stabilize this region, not bankroll some private, dirty little war.
Cooper: Dan, I’m warning you just close the crate.

[ CLICK ] [ Red walks up from behind Cooper and takes a seat across from him ]
Red: I forgot how handsome you were back then, Harold. And how loosely tethered to the facts.
Cooper: You’re one to talk about facts. Aren’t you, Mr. Koslov?
Red: Ah! So Elizabeth finally told you. She took longer than I thought she would. Once word was out, I figured I was on borrowed time. And I’m sure, knowing you as I do, that you’ll feel an obligation to report this to the powers that be.
Cooper: I don’t see a way around it.
Red: If you do that, Harold, they’ll take the task force away from you. It’ll be the end of what you’ve built.
Cooper: I’m sorry. It’s my duty.
Red: Mm. Well, we’re not finished just yet, are we? You must admit, though, it’s ironic. Us jetting over there to protect your secret, and you refusing to protect mine.
Cooper: We’re not “protecting” anything. We’re righting what was wrong.
Red: Keep telling yourself that.
Cooper: How do you even know about Hutton? The real Reddington was there. He was part of an oversight panel and testified about it later. But you’re not him. How do you know anything about it if you weren’t there?
Red: I know because — I know. Because whoever I once was, I am now and will continue to be Raymond Reddington. Given where we’re going, the real question is, who are you? Are you the man in front of me who I know to be good and decent? Or are you the man from years ago who got himself into this mess in the first place?

 
[ DOOR OPENS, INDISTINCT RADIO CHATTER ] [ Dembe enters ]
Dembe: We’ll be arriving shortly. Farhad will meet us at the airstrip.
Red: Do you think Hutton knows? Do you think he has any idea what part you played in what happened back then?
Cooper: I don’t think so. Otherwise, he wouldn’t have asked for me.
Red: Let’s hope not. Because if he does hold you responsible and if he plans to tell the world, then we’ll have to shut him up.
Cooper: I’m not gonna do that.
Red: No, I know. [ INHALES DEEPLY ] I guess that’s why I’m here.

 
[ Liz’s apartment. She is interviewing Denora Mejia to be Agnes’s new nanny ]
Liz: I can work pretty crazy hours.
Denora: Oh, that’s fine.
Liz: Some weekends, some traveling.
Denora: Honestly, whatever you need. If it helps, I can stay here when you’re gone so Agnes can keep her routine.
⋘⋙
[ Katarina and Berdy are listening to the conversation via the listening device Katarina planted on Agnes’s princess doll ]
⋘⋙
Liz: I spoke to some of your references. Is it true that you watched their kids and cooked?
Denora: Yes, I love to cook.
Liz: Oh, good, ’cause on my best day, the best I can do is peanut butter and jelly and tuna fish.
Denora: You’re busy. My job is to put time into areas you can’t.
Liz: You have no idea how much I need that. How much Agnes needs it.
Denora: I’d be lucky to do it.
Liz: Great. When can you start?

 
[ Red’s plane is parked at a small air strip in Iran. Farhad enters the plane ]
Red: Farhad! You son of a cur. It’s been an awfully long time.
[ They exchange the customary cheek kisses ]
Farhad: You look good, my friend. And prosperous.
Red: [ LAUGHS ]
Farhad: May Khodah in his infinite wisdom keep the sanctions in place for as long as possible.
Red: Of course, you remember Dembe. And this is the associate of mine we spoke about.
Cooper: You violated sanctions on Iran?
Red: Sanctions have caused a certain amount of investment in Iran to dry up. It’s a barren garden. I decided to water it.
Farhad: At a healthy interest rate.
Red: It’s all the rage! Despite my associate’s reflexive flag waving, he’s a fine man in need of careful guidance in and out of this CIA outpost everyone pretends to know nothing about.
Farhad: I’ve made the arrangements as discussed one of my best men to drive you and a backup vehicle for protection. This close to the border, there are checkpoints all over the place. They can be tricky.
Red: Fortunately, the right bribes can get a man where he needs to go. I’ll have a double Scotch waiting for you when you get back.
Cooper: You’re not coming?
Red: I’ve made a lot of trouble in Iran through the years. Best not to have a sore thumb sticking out.

 
[ Zahedan, Iran ~ 🔘 See Note ]
Driver: When we get to the checkpoint, don’t speak. Don’t draw attention. Just look out the windshield at the view.
Cooper: They’ll forget me the moment they see me.
[ The driver stops and hands passports and a thick wad of bills to the guard ]
[ MEN CONVERSING IN FARSI in background ]
[ The guard takes the money ]

 
[ Inside the CIA post ] [ A man in plain clothes and long hair who is a CIA asset slaps an envelope on the table for Cooper ]
CIA Asset: These dog tags were the only thing he had on him.
Cooper: You have a release?
CIA Asset: You kidding? We don’t exist. We didn’t invite this guy here, and we sure as hell don’t want him found here. He’s your problem now.

 
[ KEYS JINGLE ] [ Cooper opens door ] [ Hutton sits at a table, his eyes closed ]
Cooper: Hutton?
Hutton: Harold? Hey, is it really you?
Cooper: It’s me, Dan.
[ Hutton looks up and opens his eyes ]
Hutton: [ LAUGHING ] I’ve dreamt of this moment so many times.
Cooper: I can’t believe I’m looking at you. I went to your funeral. How did you survive?
Hutton: I don’t know. They tortured me for I don’t know how long, traded me, sold me for intel – different factions.
Cooper: Do you remember anyone who had you? Even for a short time?
Hutton: There was an Iranian. They called him The Simoon.
Cooper: Everyone in the intelligence community has heard of him. He’s been a dangerous intel leak in the Middle East for years. Name means “poison wind.” Everywhere he goes, people die. The intel he’s given to terrorist cells has led to armed embassy raids in Pakistan, a consulate bombing in Syria, the death of countless U.S. citizens. Dan, it’s a miracle you’re alive.
Hutton: [ LAUGHING ] It’s a miracle we’re both alive. I remember that day in Kuwait. How did you survive that?
Cooper: I’m not sure.
Hutton: But you did, thank God. [ LAUGHS ] Harold, the last time I saw you– I want to apologize.
Cooper: That’s behind us now.
Hutton: I was young.

[ Flashback: ]
Cooper: What you saw was none of your business in the first place.
Hutton: It’s too late. I went to the Captain. I’m not gonna be an accomplice to whatever you got yourself involved with. I told him everything I saw.
Cooper: You told him about the money?
Hutton: I did what I had to. You didn’t leave me a choice.
Cooper: You had a choice. The choice to do exactly what I told you to do. Leave it alone.
Hutton: I don’t take my orders from you.
Cooper: You have no idea how much worse you’ve made this, Hutton.
Hutton: That some sort of threat?
[ They are suddenly ambushed ] [ 💥 GUNFIRE 💥 ]
Hutton: Oh! I’m hit! Oh, God! I’m hit!
Cooper: Hold on, hold on, hold on!

Hutton: It all seems so unimportant now. But I knew, sitting in captivity, despite what I did, that you would come back for me. You would never abandon me. Because you’re honorable. That’s what sustained me. That if Harold Cooper survived that firefight, he would come back for me, no matter what.

[ 💥🔥‼️ Explosion ‼️🔥💥 ]
[ Cooper drives forward ]
[ 💥💥💥 GUNFIRE 💥💥💥 ]
Cooper: Minesweep! This is Minesweep One! We are under attack. Under fire.This is Lieutenant Harold Cooper, Minesweeper One.
We are under attack.
[ 💥💥💥 GUNFIRE 💥💥💥 ]

Hutton: [ Emotionally ] So when I finally escaped and I knew enough to get myself here, I also knew there was only one person that I could reach out to – one person who would stop at nothing to get me the rest of the way home. And here you are to rescue me.
Cooper: Dan. I’m gonna get you home.
[ They clasp hands ]
Hutton: Thank you, my friend. Thank you.

 
[ Red is relaxing in an opium den ]
Red: Taste a bit of allspice?
Farhad: You’re right. For arthritis and libido.
Red: Huh. [ WATER BUBBLING ]
Farhad: Whoever your friend’s package is, I assume the outpost wants to get rid of him.
Red: I would assume as much. But I’m sure the Revolutionary Guard would like to have him.
Farhad: They’d find him sooner or later.
Red: Well, time, for now, is on our side. [ WATER BUBBLING ]
[ Dembe enters ]
Dembe: I think we may have a situation.
Red: Have you heard from Harold?
Dembe: No. But our scouts say the route between him and the airstrip is suddenly swarming with patrols.
Farhad: Trouble?
Red: How many extra men can you bring me? I’m paying $3,000 a man now. I’ll double it. I need men who can shoot straight.
Farhad: I’ll make the call.
[ CELLPHONE RINGING ]
Red: Ah. [ CELLPHONE BEEPS ] Harold? You on your way?
Cooper: Not quite. I’ve spoken with Hutton. There’s been a development.
Red: What kind?
Cooper: Hutton told me the last person who held him in captivity is a man known as The Simoon.
Red: Harold, you got to get the hell out of there right now.
Cooper: Why? What do you know?
Red: The roads are swarming with patrols, which means The Simoon is already on the scent. You need to get back to the airstrip as fast as you can. We’ll have the engines running.
Cooper: He’s mobilized to find Hutton?
Red: And he’ll burn the city to find him. I’m bringing on extra men. We’ll lock down the landing field. You just get yourself there in one piece, and I’ll get us airborne.
Cooper: We can be there in 30 minutes.
Red: 30 minutes. Go. Now. [ To Farhad: ] That gives you 15. Notify your men. Tell them to expect a fight. It’s gonna be a hell of a lot more difficult getting out of town than it was getting in.

 
[ On the street near Liz’s apartment, Berdy and Katarina approach Denora Mejia. They are impersonating FBI agents ]
Berdy: Denora Mejia?
Denora: Yes?
[ They flash badges ]
Berdy: Agent Kevin Thompson. This is Agent Ritter. Can we talk?
Katarina: It’s about Elizabeth Keen.
Denora: I don’t understand.
Berdy: But you’re familiar with the name Raymond Reddington.
Denora: What does this have to do with–
Berdy: Have you heard of him?
Denora: Of course. He’s a wanted fugitive.
Berdy: He’s also Keen’s father.
[ Katarina hands Denora a manila envelope ]
Katarina: Open it.
[ She takes out photos ]
Katarina: That man is one of our agents. He’s staking out Keen’s building. Four years go, Reddington and Keen went on the run together. She was on the FBI’s Most Wanted list.
Denora: It says here her name is Masha Rostova. It also says she’s the daughter of a KGB agent.
Katarina: A notorious KGB agent named Katarina Rostova. The agent out front He’s not looking for Reddington. He’s looking for her. As bad as he is, Rostova’s worse.
Berdy: The child you’re being asked to care for is their granddaughter. They’re in Keen’s life, and if you take this job, they’ll be in yours, as well.
Denora: Right.

 
[ Cooper’s driver drives Cooper and Hutton toward the air strip ]
Hutton: I’m sorry. I never meant to put anyone in danger.
Cooper: We’ll make it, Dan. 20 minutes, and we’re in the air.
Hutton: Yeah. All seems too familiar. Long ride, hostile territory.
Cooper: Try and relax.
Hutton: I can’t go back, Harold. Not another hole in the ground.
Cooper: You’re not going back.
Hutton: Yeah, well, this guy, The Simoon, if he comes after us [ LAUGHING ] maybe he can take you this time instead.
[ CELLPHONE RINGING ]
Red: [ On phone ] You answered the phone, so you’re still alive. Where are you?
Cooper: We’re approaching the checkpoint. Hang on.
Driver: [ In Farsi ] Hello, how are you. That’s for both vehicles.
Guard: [ Farsi ] You’re together.
Driver: [ Farsi ] And in a hurry.
Cooper: [ To Red, on phone ] I don’t like this.
Red: What’s wrong?
Cooper: The policeman at the checkpoint He’s carrying an H&K416.
Red: That’s pretty new. And expensive.
Cooper: Too expensive for police.
Red: Harold, you need to get the hell out of there right now.
Cooper: We got a problem.
[ MEN SHOUTING IN FARSI ] [ They surround the car ]
Red: Harold. Harold, talk to me.
Dembe: What happened?
Red: [ To Dembe ] Get the Post Office on the phone. Harold!
[ MEN CONTINUE SHOUTING IN FARSI ]
[ Everyone is forced out of the car ]
Cooper: Tell them I work for the United States government. The FBI. We’re here on official business.
Hutton: They know who you are, Harold.
Cooper: How could they possibly know that?
[ Hutton is handed a gun, which he points at Cooper ]
Hutton: ‘Cause I told them.
[ GUN COCKS ]
Hutton: Looks like The Simoon wants a word with you after all.

 
[ The Post Office ] [ Liz gets off the elevator ]
Liz: Anything?
Ressler: Nothing. But Aram’s on with Reddington now.
Aram: Okay, I’ve got eyes on the checkpoint.
Red: The last thing I heard was men yelling in Farsi. Lots of it. That was 13 minutes ago. And if Harold was taken, they may have put him in another vehicle.
Liz: This is about the SIPRNet cable. Daniel Hutton.
Aram: Got it. Okay, looks like they shoved him into a blue sedan. All right, tracking from there, they headed northwest, made their way to what looks like some kind of old palace or estate outside Zahedan.
Ressler: We should call the State Department.
Red: No, there’s no time for that.
Liz: They could start back-channel negotiations.
Red: I can do better.
Ressler: What, better than the State Department?
Red: Way better. And more importantly, faster. We have one chance to get Harold out alive. So listen carefully.

 
[ Cooper is inside a cage made of thick steel wire ]
Hutton: How quickly fates change. Isn’t that right, Harold?
Cooper: What have you done?
Hutton: What I had to do to survive. Do you know how many different groups held me over the years? The Kurds, the Iranians. Couldn’t keep track after a while. So, tell me– How easy was it to sell me out?
Cooper: I never did that.
Hutton: You left me for dead because I found out you were illegally funding those same Kurds.
Cooper: That is not what happened!
Hutton: Because I blew the whistle.
Cooper: I had no idea we were gonna be ambushed!
Hutton: I heard you got the Navy Cross for your bravery that day. But we know what really happened, don’t we?

[ Flashback: ]
Cooper: This is Minesweeper One, Lieutenant Harold Cooper. We are under attack. Hold on, Hutton. Hold on!
[ 💥💥💥 GUNFIRE 💥💥💥 ]
[ Cooper’s GUN CLICKS ]
[ Cooper is dragged from the car. Someone slugs him ]
[ GRUNTING ]
Cooper: Hutton!

Hutton: But we weren’t ambushed, were we? Your Kurdish pals came for me, not you.

[ Hutton is pulled into the back of a pickup truck ]
[ HUTTON GRUNTING ]
Hutton: Get your hands off me. Harold?
[ CAR DOORS SHUT, ENGINE STARTS ]
Hutton: Cooper! Cooper! Cooper! Cooper! Aah!

Hutton: They traded me. Sold me to their enemies to fund their war. Everyone may think that you would never leave a brother to die, but I know you’d never think twice.
Cooper: You can believe what you want. But I didn’t plan the ambush, and I wanted to go after you.
Hutton: Then why didn’t you?

[ Flashback: ]
Cooper: Was the ambush your idea?
Captain Ross: Mind your tone, Lieutenant.
Cooper: Was Hutton captured to keep our arrangement a secret?
Ross: He threatened to expose the mission.
Cooper: Get me on a plane back to Kuwait.
Ross: Lieutenant Hutton was executed by Kurdish rebels an hour ago. You survived an ambush. Fought valiantly. I’m going to recommend you for the Navy Cross. That’ll put you on the fast track, Harold. Any job you want. Or you can raise a stink and throw it all away. Either way, Hutton’s still gonna be dead, and the cash flow continues.
Cooper: You had him executed.
Ross: I followed orders. And if you’re as smart as I think you are, you will, too.

Hutton: You were a traitor treated like a patriot. I was a patriot treated like a traitor. So that’s what I became.
Cooper: It’s you. You’re The Simoon.
Hutton: Pleasure to meet you.

 
[ CAR HORNS HONKING ]
[ Ressler waits on a sidewalk outside the gaming store “Ordinary Meeples.” He checks his watch. Francesca (“Frankie”) Campbell walks toward him carrying a briefcase ]
Ressler: Excuse me. Do you know how to get to the White House?
Frankie: Sure. Spend a lot of money.
Ressler: Good to know Reddington hasn’t lost his sense of humor. I’m Ressler.
Frankie: Campbell. You know what we’re supposed to do now?
Ressler: Yeah. Find the Dungeon Master.
[ The enter the store and head toward the back, where people are playing a board game. An obese young man, the Dungeon Master, SLURPS a super-sized soft drink ]
Dungeon Master: Didn’t you see the sign?
Frankie: Yeah. It said “open.”
Dungeon Master: Well, we’re not.
Ressler: Yeah, well, you are to us. Mr. Homan said so.

 
[ The Dungeon Master takes Ressler and Frankie to a back room with an elaborate computer setup ]
Ressler: What the hell is this thing?
Dungeon Master: It’s not a PlayStation, pal. Let’s see the case.
[ Frankie opens the briefcase. It’s full of packets of cash ]
Frankie: $200,000.
Ressler: And a set of coordinates. Mr. Homan said you’d know what to do with them.
Dungeon Master: I do. Let’s get the party started. I know what to do. Thank you very much [ SLURPS ]

 
[ On the sidewalk ]
Frankie: What did we just pay for?
Ressler: No idea. And with Reddington, it’s pointless to ask.
Frankie: So, you work for him? Reddington?
Ressler: No, but he certainly thinks so.
[ CELLPHONE DIALING ]
Ressler: Yeah, it’s done. Whatever it is.
Red: [ On phone, in his plane ] Splendid. Please thank Francesca for me. And trust that as far as Harold is concerned, we are now in the gifted hands of a master.
[ Phone beeps ]
Red: Time to storm the castle.
Farhad: It’s a heavily armed compound, and there is only five of us.
Red: You’re right. Even the Magnificent Seven had seven. Slim chance of survival. Impossible odds. This’ll be fun.

 
Cooper: How could you do it? The intel you gave Iran cost people’s lives.
Hutton I held out for years. Through beatings, in solitary, in cages. [ CHUCKLES ] Then I realized no one was coming. How could I do it? Harold — How could you?
Cooper: You gave them access to Naval intelligence.
Hutton: I did. Then they upgraded the network, and I got shut out. After that, I interpreted data. It was easy when I knew the players. That gave me value. But now the only player I know is you, which is why you’re here.
Cooper: I won’t cooperate with them. Because it’s the wrong thing to do.
Hutton: The wrong thing. You certainly know all about that.

 
Liz: [ On phone ] By text, not by phone. She quit via text.
Katarina: That’s unbelievable.
Liz: I know. I thought she was perfect.
Katarina: What are you gonna do?
Liz: Well, that’s why I’m calling. I am stuck at work, and Agnes is gonna be home soon.
Katarina: I’m happy to help.
Liz: I’m so sorry about this.
Katarina: Oh, don’t be silly. I’d love to look after Agnes.
Liz: Really? Are you sure?
Katarina: Of course. Take your time. The longer you stay at the office, the more time I’ll have to spoil her rotten.
Liz: Thank you. You’re a lifesaver. I don’t know what happened.
Katarina: Don’t beat yourself up. Sometimes people just aren’t who they seem to be.

 
[ Red peers through binoculars at the complex where Cooper is being held ]
Farhad: No way we are getting in there.
Red: Where’s your faith?
Farhad: I left my faith on the jet. Let’s go back and get it.
Red: We breach in two minutes.
Dembe: Raymond, even with help–
Farhad: It will be a bloodbath.
Red: Yes, but not our blood.

 
Hutton: So many of my prisoners, during torture, they break down, beg for mercy. But not you. Right, Harold? Remember those cages I said they kept me in those first few years? [ CHAINS RATTLING ] You’re in one. I’ll check back on you in a few decades.
Cooper: For what it’s worth, Dan — I am sorry.

 
[ The Dungeon Master scans the multiple computer monitors in his array. He SLURPS from his super-size soft drink ] [ One screen shows the outlines of an airplane; another shows the desert landscape coming closer ]
⋘⋙
Red: 20 seconds.
Farhad: This is a death sentence.
Red: Farhad, you and your men to the south. Dembe, you and I to the north.
Farhad: They will kill us all.
Dembe: Ready on your go.
Farhad: We are not ready–
Red: 10 –
Farhad: I am not!
Red: 9, 8 –
[ ENGINE WHIRRING ]
Farhad: What the hell?
[ A large drone aircraft flies overhead ]
Red: Here we go. [ CHUCKLES ] I won a rather high-stakes game OF “MAGIC: The Gathering” recently, and I’ve called in my chits.
⋘⋙
[ The visual display on the Dungeon Master’s display hones in BEEPING ]
⋘⋙
[ A cruise missile drops from the drone and fires 🔥 it’s engines ]
Red: Wait, listen to this. Listen. [ MISSILE WHINING ]
[ 💥🔥‼️ EXPLOSION‼️🔥💥 ]
Red: [ LAUGHS ]
[ Inside the complex, large chunks of the building 💨‼️collapse‼️💨 ] [ ⚡️RUMBLING⚡️ ]
Red: [ LAUGHS ] That our cue, fellas. Let’s go.

 
[ Red and crew storm the complex ]
[ 💥 GUNSHOTS 💥 ] [ ⚡️CREAKING, CRASHING‼️💨 ] [ 💥💥💥 GUNFIRE 💥💥💥 ]
[ GUNFIRE IN DISTANCE (💥💥💥) ]
[ The cage Cooper is in is damaged by falling chunks of concrete and he is able to leverage his way out ]
[ 💥💥💥 Gunfight 💥💥💥 Rages 💥💥💥 ]
[ Cooper tries to escape ] [ 💥 A shot hits the wall just in front of him ]
Hutton: [ To Cooper ] Not another step. Looks like you have better friends than I did. At least they tried to save you.
⋘⋙
[ 💥💥💥 GUNFIRE 💥💥💥 ]
Dembe: Raymond, I’m out of ammo.
Shooter: [ In Farsi ] Come out! Come out now!
[ 💥💥💥 GUNFIRE 💥💥💥 ]
Shooter: You’re outgunned! Show us your hands!
[ 💥💥💥 GUNFIRE 💥💥💥 ]
Farhad: Red!
Red: What took you so long?

 
[ Hutton has Cooper at gunpoint ]
Cooper: It’s over, Dan.
Hutton: No. I won’t let you leave me behind again. If I can’t trade you to the Iranians, I’ll trade you to your own people for a way out.
[ ⚡️RUMBLING⚡️ ] [ More of the building 💨‼️collapses‼️💨]
[ A slab of💨concrete💨 falls on Hutton’s legs ]
Hutton: [ GROANING ] Harold! Help me! Please, help me, Harold. Please. Harold, please.

[ Flashback: ]
Hutton: Cooper! Cooper! Cooper! Cooper! Aah!

Hutton: [ GRUNTS ] [ GROANING ]
[ Cooper hesitates but goes to Hutton, lifting the slab ]
Cooper: [ STRAINING ]
[ Hutton retrieves his gun, again aiming it at Cooper ]
Hutton: I’m sorry, Harold. You should’ve learned your lesson the first time.
[ GUNSHOTS 💥💥] [ THUD, Hutton falls, shot in the heart by Red ]
Red: Harold, you okay?
Cooper: I couldn’t leave him again.
Red: We have to go. He isn’t your burden anymore.
Cooper: Isn’t he?
Red: What is it you need, Harold? A reminder that you’re a good man, a moral man? ‘Cause you didn’t need to save Daniel Hutton to know that. You just needed to look in a mirror.
Cooper: What I did to him has followed me half my li–
Red: And it’s time to let it go. Now come on! We need to move.

 
[ Khruangbin’s ♪ “Como Te Qiero” plays (instrumental) ]
[ Red’s plane. Cooper turns the incriminating flash drive in his hand. Red sips his Scotch ]
Red: You did what you thought was right.
Cooper: [ Absently ] Mm-hmm.
Red: Put your safety on the line for a man you thought was your friend. He betrayed you, and now he’s dead. Your secret is safe. If there was ever a reason to celebrate, The Simoon is finished. You helped yourself and your country. Close the book. Raise a glass.
Cooper: How do you do it? Wake up each morning, content to live a lie? How do you put on a face for the world?
Red: I don’t live a lie. I may once have had another identity, but that identity no longer exists. I am exactly who I am. And I can assure you, I’m a far more interesting Raymond Reddington than Raymond Reddington ever was.
Cooper: And what about Ilya Koslov?
Red: I’ve always believed who you are should define you, not who you were. And I don’t know anyone that should be more at peace with who they are than you. Whatever decisions you make going forward — I hope they grant you that peace.

 
[ Katarina (aka “Maddy”) is taking care of Agnes. Agnes has a lighted princess tent next to her ]
Katarina: Do you like contests? Because I love contests.
Agnes: What kind of contest?
Katarina: I was thinking a drawing contest. I know you like princesses, so I got a princess coloring book.
Agnes: [ CHUCKLES ]
Katarina: I bet you can’t color a whole page in, say, five minutes. Do you think you can?
[ Agnes nods ]
Katarina: Then that’s the contest. Take this book and these pencils, and you go into your room. In five minutes, I’ll come in and see if you’ve finished. Okay? [ LAUGHS ]
[ Agnes runs off to her room. As soon as she is gone, Katarina goes to Liz’s desk. In a top drawer, she finds a journal. She begins to look through it ]

 
[ The Post Office ]
Aram: Mr. Reddington called in a drone strike. From a gaming store.
Cooper: I don’t know how he did it – just that it saved my life.
Ressler: Why were you there in the first place? And why go with Reddington?
Aram: Other than that he can call in a drone strike from a gaming store.
Cooper: I went with Reddington because we have no authority in Iran. And the reason I went was simple – 30 years ago, I thought a soldier in my unit had been killed.
Liz: Daniel Hutton. The SIPRNet cable told you he was still alive.
Cooper: Right. I went to try and bring him home, and in the process, he died.
Liz: That’s awful. Were you two close?
Cooper: We were, once. In many ways, he was instrumental in shaping the person I am today.
[ ELEVATOR DOORS OPENING ] [ Cynthia Panabaker from Main Justice gets out ]
Liz: [ Quietly ] Is your mind made up about what you’re gonna tell her about Reddington’s identity?
Cooper: It is. It’s made up about a lot of things.
Panabaker: Well, isn’t this like finding four peas in a pod. Is there a snowball’s chance in hell I’m gonna like anything y’all have to say?
Liz: I’d say – definitely not.
Panabaker: Mm. [ SIGHS ] Harold, to the Scotch.
[ Cooper and Panabaker walk toward his office ]
[ Radical Face’s ♪ “Letters Home” plays ]

 
[ Cooper’s Office ]
Panabaker: [ SIGHS ] You said you wanted to talk about Reddington. So talk.
Cooper: Reddington is – He’s not the person you think he is.
Panabaker: [ LAUGHS ] Okay. I’ll bite. Who is he?

♪ ‘Cause yesterday a bullet found my chest

Cooper: He’s a much better person than I gave him credit for.

♪ And I don’t got the energy

Cooper: I, on the other hand, am not.

♪ To dress myself

Panabaker: Harold, you’re not making any sense.

♪ And I can’t walk without help

[ Cooper gives Panabaker the incriminating flash drive ]
Panabaker: What is that?
Cooper: A truth I should have told a long time ago.
Panabaker: [ SIGHS ]

♪ And I
I can’t remember why I joined this war
And I can’t tell you what we’re fightin’ for

 
[ At Liz’s, Katarina takes a photo of a page in Liz’s journal ] [ CAMERA SHUTTER CLICKING ]
[ Katarina puts the book back into the desk drawer and closes it ]

I guess I wasn’t smart enough to see the game

Katarina: Okay! Five minutes are up! Ready or not, here I come!

 
[ Arlington National Cemetery. Cooper lays his Navy Cross on Daniel Hutton’s gravestone ]
Red: You’re giving the Navy Cross to The Simoon?
Cooper: Putting it where it belongs. He was a brave man. I was a coward. He refused to follow an illegal order. I insisted on carrying it out. I knew the payments weren’t authorized, that someone up the chain of command was breaking the rules. They were higher on that chain than I was, so I didn’t ask any questions. And I didn’t stand with Hutton when he did. I left him behind.
Red: You were told he was dead.
Cooper: I should’ve gone back to look for him, found him. But I didn’t. And that turned him into The Simoon. The Daniel Hutton I left behind that day deserves this.
Red: If it had been you, you never would’ve betrayed your country.
Cooper: He tried speaking truth to power, and the powerful punished him for it and rewarded me for letting them. I gave Panabaker the flash drive.
Red: That won’t wipe his slate clean.
Cooper: I didn’t do it for him. I did it for me. And I have you to thank for that. You told me that people should be defined by who they are, not by who they were. The cover-up, the medal – They represent who I was. A man willing to look the other way. Who I am – who I hope to be – is someone who takes responsibility for his actions.
Red: So you’re a truth-teller now. Did you tell Panabaker the truth about me?
Cooper: I did. I told her your true identity. Who you are, not who you were. I told her you’re Raymond Reddington.

♪ Mistakes and all

 
[ Liz puts Agnes’s drawing on the refrigerator with a magnet ]
Liz: I love it. More importantly, Agnes loves it.
Katarina: [ LAUGHING ] We had fun.
Liz: You really saved me today.
Katarina: I told you before, I’m happy to help.
Liz: I still can’t believe Denora bailed on me like that.
Katarina: You’ll find the right person. And until you do, you can always count on me.
Liz: I think I’ll be counting on you a lot.

 
[ DOOR OPENS, SHUTS ] [ Katarina enters her apartment ]
Berdy: Fun times with the urchin?
Katarina: Productive times.
[ Katarina gives her phone to Berdy ]
Berdy: So what am I looking for?
Katarina: Second photo. Top of the page.
Berdy: Ilya Koslov. Who’s he?
Katarina: The one person who can tell me what I need to know.

 
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Episode Songs

 

♫ Letters Home
By Radical Face

♪ So, I’m writing you this letter between rests
‘Cause yesterday a bullet found my chest
And I don’t got the energy to dress myself
And I can’t walk without help

♪ And I
I can’t remember why I joined this war
And I can’t tell you what we’re fighting for
I guess I wasn’t smart enough to see the game
And that no one’s keeping score

♪ And now, you would not believe the things I miss
It’s all the little things that fill that list
Like playing with the dogs
And helping father chop the wood behind the fence

♪ Now I
I’m not sure if I’ll see another day
The doctor said it could go either way
But I just wanted you to know
No matter if I sink or fall or blink out in this hospital
That I’m alright
Yeah, I made peace with it all
Mistakes and all

♪ Mistakes and all
Mistakes and all
Mistakes and all
Mistakes and all

Lyrics and Credits: http://bit.ly/34e5Cwj
YouTube: https://youtu.be/jR3AvvGr28Q

 
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🔴 Script 7:5 Norman Devane (№ 138)

 
Program air date: 11/1/2019 in the US
Script Permalink: https://wp.me/pDKwi-a3u
Entertainment Weekly Recap: http://bit.ly/2WkvlAg
 

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Director: Kurt Kuenne
Written by: Noah Schechter, Sam Christopher

 

 

Brief (Where we’re at): After learning from Liz that she had found out that Red was not the original Raymond Reddington, but rather a former KGB operative named Ilya Koslov who had assumed Reddington’s identity, Cooper decided he had to share this information with Main Justice. This almost certainly would result in the dismantling of the Task Force. However, before he could act on this, he received word that a Navy lieutenant, Daniel Hutton, who he had served with 30 years ago in Kuwait, was still alive. Hutton had been abducted by Kurds, but Cooper had been told by his captain that he had been killed. This was to cover up an illegal operation to siphon money to the Kurds. Cooper’s career had been built in part on the prestige of the Navy Cross he was given to silence him about the operation, which was subsequently investigated by, among others, Raymond Reddington. Now, Hutton was reaching out from a secret CIA outpost in eastern Iran.

When Red flew Cooper to Iran to find Hutton, it turned out that Hutton’s true intention was to take revenge on Cooper for having abandoned him. Though he had held out for years, Hutton had at last begun giving secret Naval Intelligence to America’s enemies. He became a notorious source known as The Simoon (“poison wind”). Red was able to rescue Cooper by calling in a drone strike from a gaming store(!) Hutton was killed by Red when he was about to shoot Cooper. Red convinced Cooper that ‘who one is’ is more important than ‘who one was’ and Cooper changed his mind about reporting Red’s former identity to Cynthia Panabaker of Main Justice, instead giving her the flash drive containing the last record of the incident in Kuwait.

But the rumors that Katarina Rostova was still alive stirred up by Liz’s search for Red’s true identity, had led her enemies to put in play a dormant contract on her life dubbed “The Townsend Directive.” Having failed to get information out of Red or Dom (Liz’s grandfather who is in a coma after being shot in the chest in a run-in with Katarina’s goons), Katarina has moved next door to Liz and introduced herself as “Maddy Tolliver.” After bugging Liz’s apartment and scaring off a nanny for Agnes, “Maddy” becomes Liz’s go-to babysitter. Katarina uses this opportunity to search Liz’s papers and finds a photo of Ilya Koslov, who she tells her assistant Berdy is “The one person who can tell me what I need to know.”

 

⭕ Script 7:5 Norman Devane (№ 138)

 
[ Norman Devane is at the home of 14-year-old Howard (“Howie”) Keller. Devane has come to offer Howie a special scholarship to Abbott, an exclusive boarding school. The moment is tense as the Kellers weigh their decision ] [ Time TICKING ] [ Devane’s eyes dart nervously. Howie slowly turns the pages of the yearbook ]
Mrs Keller: I don’t know what to say. Abbott has some of the most impressive college acceptances in the country.
Mr Keller: And this scholarship – it would cover full tuition?
Norman Devane: Yes. Along with room and board and a stipend for books and supplies.
Howie: So I’d live at the school?
Mrs Keller: We could visit anytime.
Mr Keller: Yeah, we’re only a few hours away.
Devane: Howie, your reaction is natural. But I want you to know our scholarship committee combs through thousands of nomination letters from across the country. There were more than 2,200 submissions for the Booth-Farnwell seat this year alone. And the selection committee agreed that you, Howie, you’re the one who shows the most raw academic potential. So if you want to become a member of the Abbott Boarding School, the scholarship’s yours.

 
[ Devane takes leave of the Kellers ]
Mrs Keller: Thank you!
Devane: And remember to mark your calendars. Parents weekend will be here before you know it.
Mr Keller: Uh, Howie, shake the man’s hand.
[ Howie holds out his hand ]
[ Grand Prix’s ♪ “You Drive Me Crazy” plays ]

♪ You —

[ Devane declines the handshake, raising a handkerchief to his face ]
Devane: Sorry. Just getting over a cold.
⋘⋙
[ In his car, Devane frenetically applies antibacterial lotion to his hands, pulls on blue medical gloves, puts drops in his eyes ]

♪ Drive me
Crazy, baby
Crazy, baby
Crazy, baby
Crazy, baby
Crazy, baby
Crazy, baby
Crazy, baby
Oh, when you hold me
Oh, when you tell me that you love me

[ Devane puts on a surgical mask. He turns his car key ] [ ENGINE STARTS ]

♪ That you need me, drive me
Crazy, baby
Crazy, baby
Crazy, baby
Crazy, baby
Crazy, baby
Crazy, baby

[ At home, Devane showers. He uses a bar of soap to wash his mouth. He takes pills from numerous prescription bottles. He applies disinfecting lotion to his hands again ]

♪ Oh, when you’re holdin’ me
Oh, when you’re telling me that you love me
That you need me, drive me
Crazy, baby
Crazy, baby
Crazy, baby
Crazy, baby

[ Devane reviews papers from a sheet with Howie Keller’s photo clipped to it. The logo says “NDL.” One piece of paper is titled “DNA Report” ]

♪ Oh, when you kissin’ me with your sweet lips
You know, you know you drive me crazy
I can feel it in my head right down to my toes
Yeah, yeah
Like you never did before
Come on, you’re drivin’ me crazy

 
[ Red is at home, having his blood drawn ]
Red: Well, I guess fourth time’s the charm. [ In Portuguese: ] What’s the problem?
[ KNOCK ON DOOR ]
Ernesto: [ Portuguese ] I’m sorry. The vein just didn’t want to cooperate.
[ Dembe lets in with a man identified so far only as The Stranger; Red and The Stranger have been friends since childhood ]
Red: [ LAUGHS ] William Burroughs said the same thing to me once.
The Stranger: I have two leads.
Red: Tell me.
[ The Stranger hesitates to respond ]
Red: Ah! Ernesto’s a concierge nurse. Ernesto coordinates a burgeoning portfolio of urine samples and blood draws. As a bonus, he doesn’t understand a lick of English, so, please, speak freely.
The Stranger: One lead is still a work in progress. The other one is solid. What do you know about Norman Devane?
[ Simultaneously: ]
— Dembe: He’s an assassin.
Red: He’s a genius.
Red: Well, he’s an ingenious assassin. Who hides murder behind illness.
Stranger: Our friend in Paris made a series of payments to him under the alias of Constance Drucker.
Red: Paris was not your fault.
Stranger: Devane can get us to her.
Red: I spoke to Linda. She says you haven’t slept well since it all happened.
Stranger: I underestimated her. [ Likely a reference to Katarina Rostova, not Linda ]
Red: Well, we both did.
Stranger: I should’ve known better.
Red: Linda tells me your goddaughter’s getting married Saturday. You should go–
Stranger: No.
Red: –Get drunk, dance the hora, and forget.
Stranger: No. I-I am not leaving your side until this is done.
Red: [ CHUCKLES ] My friend.
[ CONVERSING IN PORTUGUESE ]
Ernesto: [ Portuguese ] I’ll get these to Mr Stark right away.
Red: [ Portuguese ] Thank you, Ernesto
[ Ernesto leaves ]
⋘⋙
[ Red makes a call ] [ BEEP, SPEED-DIALING ] [ LINE RINGING ]
Red: Elizabeth. I have a case for you.

 
[ The Post Office ]
Liz: The man we’re looking for is Norman Devane.
[ Aram brings up a photo of ~ Elodie Radcliffe ]
Aram: Oh, uh, that’s, um– Uh, sorry.
[ KEYBOARD CLACKING ] [ A photo comes up of Devane ]
Liz: We all know Devane as the mastermind behind the Libyan bioweapons program, but Reddington says that represents just a single line in a very lengthy resume. In Reddington’s world, Devane is known as a killer for hire. Simon Vestergaard was a shipping magnate who died of liver cancer. Senator Jessica Tandler died of drug-resistant pneumonia. And Ronald Perchik was a federal judge who suffered a deadly stroke two days after receiving a shingles vaccine.
Cooper: Did Devane kill them, or did they die of natural causes?
Liz: Both. And according to Reddington, Devane is in the U.S. and active.

 
[ Norman Devane is working in a lab wearing a white biohazard suit. He dictates into a microphone. He has a record in front of him for Howie Wolf ]
Norman Devane: Subject is a 14-year-old Caucasian male. Type B-negative. Full immunization record.

 
[ On the campus of Abbott Boarding School, Theo Wolf comes up behind new student Howie Keller ]
Theo Wolf: Hey, uh, you new? You look new.
Howie: Mm-hmm. Howie Keller.
Theo: Howie? Cute. Uh, I’m Theo Wolf. Sort of the, uh, unofficial Abbott welcoming party.

 
[ The Post Office ]
Ressler: So he kills sick people?
Liz: No, he kills people by making them sick by giving them cancer or pneumonia or some other deadly disease.
Ressler: He gives them cancer? Is that even possible?
Aram: Theoretically, if a healthy person is injected with a high concentration of cancerous cells and those cells got into his or her bone marrow, they could, you know, catch leukemia.
Ressler: Catch it. Like a cold?
Aram: Yeah, just – a super bad one.
Liz: The world believed these three died of natural causes, but Reddington says they were murdered.

 
[ Abbot campus ]
Theo: You don’t get it. Uh, Brandon Durso got a B-plus on his French presentation – had a full-blown panic attack.
Howie: Because he got a B?
Theo: A B-plus. My point is, you can’t take all that “truth and excellence” crap too seriously. You got to be able to relax here. And if you need any help with that, like some some weed or, uh–
Howie: Well, I don’t do drugs.
Theo: Right. Says the new kid.
[ Theo walks off ]

 
Ressler: The woman who abducted Mr. Reddington in Paris – she’s in business with Devane?
Liz: Apparently.
Ressler: Did she hire him to kill Reddington or someone else?
Liz: He doesn’t know.
Cooper: So all we know is that an insidious assassin is on the loose and we have no idea how to catch him.
Aram: The WMD Directorate oversaw our response to the Libyan bioweapons. If Devane is the mastermind, he might be on their radar.
Cooper: Get there and see. At this point, “might be” is the best we’ve got.

 
[ LIQUID POURING ] [ Liz and Aram are at a beverage counter in front of a sign saying:
“WMDD * NSB
Weapons of Mass Destruction Directorate * National Security Branch” ]
Liz: Elodie Radcliffe? The woman whose husband is in a wheelchair?
Aram: Yes. Exactly. I’m the “other man” to– I mean, I’m not yet, but – I want to be. Which is worse.
Liz: I think it’s great.
Aram: Great? I slept with a married woman.
Liz: I think it’s great you slept with anyone. I appreciate that she’s taking care of her husband. But she needs a life, too. And so do you.
⋘⋙
[ DOOR OPENS ]
WMDD/NSB Director: Sorry to keep you waiting. But Putin has a new nuke, and it turns out the Ayatollahs have more heavy water than a surrogate carrying twins. And now that I’ve kept you waiting, I can’t help you.
Aram: Uh, we called ahead asking for any information your office had–
Director: Norman Devane. We know what he did, but not what he’s doing. After Libya, he went to Syria. Helped Assad gas his own people. He was smart. You name it bacteria, virus, fungi – he could weaponize it.
Liz: You hit him with a drone strike outside Damascus.
Director: We hit his lab. Never found him.
Liz: But you traced a payment he made to an Anatole Kuragin. Who’s he?
Director: A Ukrainian hacker. And the payment was seven years ago. We haven’t heard from him since.
Liz: Do you know where we could find him?
Director: He’s in Havana. So, yes, I know where he is. But you can’t find him.
Liz: I know someone who can.

 
[ It’s night. Norman Devane pushes a laundry cart through a corridor in a dorm ] [ WHEELS RATTLING SOFTLY ]
[ Devane stops at a dorm room door and lightly knocks. There is no response. He takes out a gadget and pushes a button on it ] [ BEEP ]
[ Devane holds the device to the crack under the door. A cloudy gas begins to come out of the device ] [ GAS HISSING ]
[ GAS HISSING ] [ Inside the room, the gas pours in ]
[ After awhile, Devane unlocks the door ] [ KEYS JINGLING ]
[ Inside the dorm room, two boys lie sleeping, Howie Keller and his roommate. Devane goes to the roommate and, lifting his eyelids, shines a light in each eye. The boy remains sleeping ] [ Devane lifts Howie out of his bed and places him in the laundry cart ]
[ Devane leaves the room with the cart and pushes it toward the elevator. A door cracks open and Howie’s acquaintance, Theo Wolf, peers out ]

 
[ In Devane’s lab, Howie Keller lies on a hospital cot as Devane dictates into a microphone ]
Norman Devane: October 25th. 1:35 a.m. Subject Howard Keller. Administering pathogen A-21.
You’re going to feel a little pinch.
[ Devane injects Howie ]

 
[ Havana, Cuba ]
[ ♪ “Mi Verdadero Amor” by Álvaro Torres y Los Reyes Latinos plays ]

♪ Un amor a llegado a mi vida

[ Red peruses a collection of salt and pepper shakers in someone’s living room. Dembe is with him ]
Red: [ Chuckling ] Unbelievable.

♪ Y a iluminado mis pasos sin saber
Cuando mas obscuridad habia

[ Anatole Kuragin enters ]
Anatole Kuragin: [ Russian accent ] Who the hell are you?
Red: A friend told me you had a keen eye for salt and pepper shakers. She was wrong. You have an exquisite eye.
Kuragin: What do you want?
Red: I once saw the most adorable little ceramic set in a junk shop outside Topeka – salt in a straw hat, pepper in a bowler, both delicately balanced on a tiny green hat stand. [ LAUGHS ]
Kuragin: You’re a collector.
Red: Eh, an admirer. Of all things precious. Including information.
[ DOOR OPENS AND CLOSES ] [ Red’s friend The Stranger enters ]
Kuragin: What kind of information?
Red: Whatever you know about Norman Devane.
Kuragin: I don’t know anythink.
Red: As a rule, I also admire loyalty. But as I have pressing business with Mr. Devane, I’m afraid you’ll have to make an exception.
Kuragin: I don’t make exceptions.
[ Kuragin draws a gun. So do Dembe and The Stranger ]
Red: Perhaps these will change your mind.
[ Red takes out a rolled cloth. He uncovers two silver items ]
Red: Technically speaking, they’re pepper casters. Handcrafted American silver from the workshop of Paul Revere.
Kuragin: Original or replica?
Red: I’m surprised you would even ask.
[ Kuragin reaches for the pepper casters. Red holds out his hand. Kuragin relinquishes his gun to Red, takes the items and sits down at a table to examine them ]
Red: I don’t mean to press, but I have a meeting in an hour with Raúl.
Kuragin: Raúl? You’re meeting with Castro.
Red: Yes, and unlike Fidel, he’s a stickler for punctuality. So – Devane.
Kuragin: He paid me to create backdoor access to National Diagnostics Lab’s server farm.
Stranger: Why?
[ Red turns the gun in his hand ]
Red: Is this a Frommer? I knew a gaucho who had a pearl-handled one in Patagonia, of all places.
Stranger: What was Devane looking for?
Red: He swore by it. Though he did say the trigger was a little sticky.
[ GUNSHOT 💥 ] [ The gun goes off, killing Kuragin and splattering blood on the wall and on The Stranger ]
Red: Ooo! Ooo!
Dembe: [ Disapproving ] Raymond!
Red: [ LAUGHING ] Oh, what the hell? I barely touched the trigger!
Dembe: It has a grip safety.
Red: Well, he must have disabled it.
[ GUNSHOT 💥 ] [ The gun goes off again, hitting the ceiling ]
Red: Oh! Ge — [ CHUCKLING ] Ohh, God! Obviously, he set it to a hair trigger. The man clearly had a death wish.
[ Red places gun carefully on the table ]
Stranger: Now we will never know what Devane was looking for.
Red: [ CHUCKLES ] You should take a shower. Get some clothes from his closet.
[ BEEP, SPEED-DIALING ] [ LINE RINGING, CLICK ]
Red: Elizabeth. Write this down. National Diagnostics Lab.

 
[ National Diagnostics Lab (NDL) ]
NDL President: A warrant? To access our system?
Ressler: We believe that it’s been hacked.
NDL President: By whom? For what?
Aram: Your company does diagnostic testing for hospitals and clinics all across the country, which means your system has information.
NDL President: On 110 million patients.
Ressler: 110 million.
NDL President: From children to presidents. If the system was hacked, whoever did it has detailed medical and financial information on one in three Americans.
Ressler: We’re gonna need access to that database.

 
[ Abbott campus ]
Howie Keller: I’m not falling for it, Theo.
Theo Wolf: It’s not a joke, man. That janitor freak had you in the laundry bin and wheeled you into the south wing.
Howie: I would’ve woken up. Besides, if you really saw something, why didn’t you say anything?
Theo: Yeah, and tell Dr. Mitchell that I was hot-boxing Lancaster’s room? Not happening.
Howie: You were probably hallucinating.
Theo: Your bed was empty, man. I know what I saw. Look, you’re a newbie, so you wouldn’t know this, but weird stuff happens at Abbott, all right?

 
[ The Post Office ]
Ressler: [ LAUGHS ] So he sleeps with her and then never calls her.
Liz: He wants to, but it’s been two weeks.
Aram: “He” is right here, tracing the hack.
Ressler: How can anybody be so smart and so dumb?
Aram: It’s a gift.
Ressler: Well, call her. Say you’ve been on assignment.
Liz: Lying? That’s your advice on how to start a relationship?
Ressler: No, that’s my advice on how to salvage one.
Aram: Okay. That’s weird. Um, not- not your advice. Well, uh– Well, definitely your advice. But it looks like, uh, Kuragin hacked the system to give some root access that they used to order a test.
Ressler: What kind of a test?
Aram: Full genome sequencing on a 13-year-old boy named Marcus Sinclair.
Liz: Are you telling me Devane hired a hacker to access the medical records of 100 million people just so he could sequence one teenager’s genes?
Aram: Actually- Actually, it seems like they hired him to sequence the genes of 20 teenagers.
Liz: Why? What makes them special?

 
[ Abbott, on a staircase in an academic building ] [ INDISTINCT CONVERSATIONS ]
Teacher: Howie! Hey. I wanted to congratulate you on Tuesday’s quiz. You were the only student with a perfect score in the cl– Howie? You look awfully pale. Are you feeling all right?
Howie: I’m okay. Just a little–
[ Howie collapses on the landing ]
Teacher: Ohh! Get a nurse!
— What happened?
— Yeah, she’s coming!

 
[ Howie’s dorm room. Howie is in his bed ]
Theo: You passed out in the hallway, man. How could you still not believe me?
Howie: Maybe ’cause you were high.
Theo: Would you let that go? I’m telling you, whoever took you last night clearly did something to you.
Howie: You’re being paranoid. The nurse said I was probably dehydrated.
Theo: The nurse could be in on it for all we know. I told you weird stuff happens at this school. Kids get sick, disappear. Look. [ KEYS JINGLING ] I swiped these from Dr. Mitchell’s office so that we can get into the south wing a-and find wherever Dr. Who took you.
Howie: Do you even watch “Dr. Who”?
Theo: Are you coming with me or not?
[ Howie turns away from him ]
Theo: [ SIGHS ]
[ DOOR OPENS AND CLOSES ] [ Theo leaves ]
[ Howie sits up pulls back his shirt sleeve. His arm is covered with blisters ]

 
[ The Post Office, at the top of the yellow staircase ]
Ressler: There’s 20 teenagers. All white, all male. And all with B-negative blood or similar biomarkers.
Aram: Devane used the hack to identify patients who fit a specific demographic, then sampled and sequenced their DNA using NDL’s automated system.
Cooper: So Devane’s looking at kids who fit a particular biochemical and genetic profile. Why?
Liz: We don’t know, but of the 20 kids he sequenced, five developed life-threatening cancers or infections. Three died. Two recovered.
Cooper: Why would a man who assassinated world leaders start targeting kids? And why would some of the kids he targeted survive?
Liz: Not to mention how any of this connects to the woman who abducted Reddington in Paris.
Cooper: Keen, Ressler, meet with the parents. Aram, stay with the National Diagnostics files. I see a lot of smoke. Now we just have to find the fire.

 
[ KEYS JINGLING ] [ DOOR HINGES CREAK ] [ Theo Wolf lets himself in to the room on campus where he thinks the mysterious “janitor” (Devane) might be working ]
[ DOOR HINGES CREAK ]
[ Theo enters Devane’s lab. He walks past lab equipment. There is an array of Petri dishes ]
[ BEEP ] [ A video camera is recording him ]
[ Theo walks up to an insulated unit like a small refrigerator. He lifts the top ] [ VAPOR HISSES ]
[ Inside are vials of blood. He lifts one out to see the label. Theo senses someone behind him. He turns around. There is a man in a white biohazard suit, who sprays an aerosol in Theo’s face ] [ The flask of blood falls and⚡️shatters⚡️ ] [ Theo tries to escape but runs into a cart and falls ]
Theo: N-No. No. No. No.
[ The man in the white biohazard suit sprays him again ] [ GAS HISSING ] [ Theo loses consciousness. The man pulls him away ]

 
[ On Red’s plane, Dembe is making a phone call ]
Dembe: Doesn’t matter how I know. I know.
[ DOOR CLOSES ] [ Red enters the cabin ]
Dembe: Short December pork bellies. Yes, the full five million. [ BEEP ] It’s done.
[ Red sits down across from The Stranger ]
Red: [ LAUGHS ] Cheer up! Dembe found a text on Kuragin’s phone. It seems Mr. Kuragin hacked into the agriculture department and learned that the Chinese are about to impose a tariff on pork bellies. He may have expired before telling us all he knew about Devane, but we’re gonna make a fortune in the futures market.
Stranger: I’m not like you. I may have been once, but not anymore. What happened in Havana and Paris, I- I just can’t shake it.
Red: Neither can I. [ SETS DOWN BOTTLE ] But I can accept it. Things happen.
Stranger: You, a fatalist? Save that for someone who doesn’t know you so well. You leave nothing to fate.
Red: I try to leave nothing to fate, but I’m perfectly comfortable with chaos. That’s why I trust that whatever happens is probably meant to be.
Stranger: Like accidentally killing a guy and finding he has intel on hog futures.
Red: Cosmic, huh? Like you ending up in a velour tracksuit. It looks comfortable as hell, I must say.
Stranger: [ SIGHS ] You know, I came out of retirement for Paris. For you. For us. [ INHALES DEEPLY ] I look forward to going back to my hammock.
Red: You said you had two possible leads. What’s the second?
Stranger: I have a source. Won’t give his name. He sent me a secure message saying he could identify the man who coordinated your abduction. He’s skittish. I know he’s in town, but he’s refusing to meet.
Red: [ INHALES DEEPLY ] How about this wedding?
Stranger: I told you, I’m not going.
Red: Because it’s a distraction?
Stranger: It has nothing to do with Paris.
Red: But what if it did? What if the wedding helped us solve Paris? Would you go then?
Stranger: Of course, but it doesn’t.
Red: Weddings, for the most part, are safe, happy places. Places that even the most skittish source would be comfortable in.
Stranger: You want me to invite the source to the wedding?
Red: Drunken revelers, interminable toasting, cheesy cover bands – I can’t think of a better place for a covert meeting.
Stranger: I doubt it will work, but I will try.
Red: That’s all anyone can do. The rest, we leave to fate.

 
[ Liz interviews the Ganskys ]
Mrs Gansky: Two rounds of chemo. Then radiation. Then surgery.
Liz: I can’t imagine how hard that must have been. On all of you.
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[ Ressler interviews Mr Crane ]
Mr Crane: They put Peter into a coma to try to buy him some more time, but none of the antibiotics that they tried worked. I didn’t even get to say goodbye.
⋘⋙
Mr Gansky: Insurance paid for some, but we had to take out a second mortgage on the house. Don’t know if we’ll ever be able to pay it back, but he’s alive.
Liz: How long has Ben been in remission?
Mrs Gansky: Five years.
Mr Gansky: The doctors said it was a miracle the tumor didn’t metastasize.
⋘⋙
Ressler: Mr. Crane, can you tell me if anyone might want to harm you or your family?
Mr Crane: I’m sorry? Are you saying somebody purposefully made my boy sick? I don’t understand. How can you give someone cancer?
Ressler: We’re just investigating every possibility.
⋘⋙
Liz: Do you have any enemies? Someone who might have hurt Ben to get to you?
Mr Gansky: Enemies?
Mrs Gansky: We’re from Wisconsin.
⋘⋙
Ressler: What about at school? Can you tell me about his friends, their families?
Mr Crane: Peter went to boarding school.
⋘⋙
Liz: Boarding school?
Mrs Gansky: That’s right. Ben loved it there.
Liz: What was the name of the school?

 
[ Headmaster Dr Kelvin Mitchell addresses the students ]
Dr Mitchell: Earlier this morning, Theo Wolf was rushed to St. Mary’s Hospital after being found unconscious. Despite the best efforts of the hospital’s doctors and staff –
⋘⋙
[ Howie Keller hears the announcement over the intercom. He sits up in bed ]
Dr Mitchell: – I’m sorry to tell you that Theo has passed away. If you’d like to talk, if you feel like you’re struggling, please, do not struggle alone.
[ Howie rolls back his sleeve. The blisters are worse. There are also blisters on his chest ]
Dr Mitchell: [ On inter com ] Reach out to a friend, a teacher, or myself. All of us at Abbott are here for you in this difficult time.
⋘⋙
Howie Keller: Dr. Mitchell?
Dr Mitchell: Mr. Keller. What can I do for you?
Howie: There’s something I have to tell you. About Theo.

 
[ The Post Office ] [ INDISTINCT CONVERSATIONS ]
[ BEEP, DIALING ]
Aram: [ Practicing ] “It’s Aram.”
[ CELLPHONE RINGING ]
Elodie: Hello?
Aram: Hey, uh, Elodie. It’s, um– It’s- It’s Aram. Mojtabai.
Elodie: Well. Hello, stranger.
Aram: Yeah, I, uh- I know it’s, uh, been two weeks since I’ve I’ve called. I wanted to. I just, um– You have no idea how much I, um– Okay, um, a friend says I should tell you I was busy at work, but I wasn’t. I mean- I mean, I was. I just– Uh, not not too busy to call.
Elodie: It’s okay. I didn’t call, either.
Aram: Yeah. You’re- You’re married. You’re loving, honoring, and, uh, cherishing – while I am– I am lusting. Which, of the seven deadly sins, if I’m not mistaken, is, uh, Number One with a bullet.
Elodie: I’m meeting some people at the Fremont tomorrow. You want to come?
Aram: Um– uh, sure.
Elodie: You’d have to wear a suit and tie.
Aram: That, uh– That sounds, uh, fancy. You, uh– Are you sure it’s okay if I join?
Elodie: Of course not. That’s why you have to. Meet me in the lobby at 7:00.

 
[ Cooper’s office ]
Aram: Sir, I found a connection. In the files we pulled from National Diagnostics, each of the boys listed two addresses – one where their families lived, which were all different, and a second one, which was all the same.
Cooper: 2725 Hollow Mill Lane. Old Falls.
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[ The common area ]
Cooper: How can that be? None of the boys we identified are from Virginia.
Liz: No, but they all went to boarding school there. Abbott Boarding School.
Ressler: And from what their parents told us, all five of the kids who got sick were Abbott students.
Aram: Became Abbott students.
Cooper: How do you mean?
Aram: Devane had Benjamin Gansky’s genome tested in February 2012, seven months before he enrolled. He tested Peter Crane four months before he enrolled in 2016.
Liz: Sounds like gene sequencing was the final part of some sort of entrance exam. Every student that passed wound up at the school.
Ressler: We don’t know what Devane is doing or why, but we do know where.
Cooper: Are any students currently at Abbott whose profile Devane hacked?
Aram: One. Howard Keller.
Cooper: Get to the school. Alert the headmaster. I don’t want anything happening to young Mr. Keller on our watch.

 
[ Norman Devane’s lab. He is wearing a biohazard suit. Howie lies on a hospital cot ]
Dr Mitchell: We have a situation. I just hung up with the police. I don’t know what they know, but they know. They’re on their way now.
Devane: O-On their way?
Dr Mitchell: You need to shut it down. Y-You got to get out! You need to deal with the boy, too!
Devane: Okay. Just calm down. I’m on the verge of a breakthrough.
Dr Mitchell: Take care of it, Norman. Do you understand what I’m saying? It’s not just Theo Wolf or Howard Keller. It’s the FBI. I can stall them. But this is over, Norman. We’re even. Now get rid of the kid and clear out. You need to go now.
[ Howie wakes up but is very groggy ]
Howie: Why are you–
Devane: Shh, shh, shh, shh, shh. It’s okay.
[ Devane injects Howie ]
Devane: There you go. Just go to sleep, little man. It’ll be over soon. It’ll all be over very soon.

 
[ Howie wakes up GASPING ] [ He is on a couch. Nearby is a table with prescription bottles on it. His blisters are festering. He tries to reach for the table but discovers he is chained ] [ CHAIN RATTLING ]

 
[ Cooper’s office ]
Aram: Sir? [ KNOCKING ON DOOR ] Okay. Uh, so, I should’ve caught this before, so let me start by saying, um, I’m sorry.
Cooper: Sorry for what?
Aram: You know how you told me to notify the headmaster at Abbott and let him know that Howard Keller may be in danger?
Cooper: Yes. What did he say?
Aram: It’s not what he said. It’s who he is. The headmaster at Abbott Boarding School is Kelvin Mitchell, and his son, Thomas Mitchell, is on the list of names Devane hacked from National Diagnostics.
Cooper: He’s one of Devane’s subjects.

 
[ Ressler and Liz are in Headmaster Dr Mitchell’s office ]
Dr Mitchell: Okay. That’s- That’s just absurd.
Ressler: We know your son was involved.
Liz: More importantly, we have reason to believe Howard Keller is in danger.
Dr Mitchell: I’m sorry. I’d like to cooperate. But if you think I’m about to grant you access to one of the children under my care without proper authorization–
[ Liz pushes past Mitchell to the security guard in the room ]
Liz: Hey, you! Yeah, you. You want to go to jail for obstruction of justice, too? Or are you gonna show me to Howard Keller’s room?
[ The guard nods and leaves with Liz ]
⋘⋙
Ressler: Norman Devane. Where is he?
Dr Mitchell: I’m not talking to you without a lawyer. Or a warrant.
Ressler: So why is he bringing students to your school?
Dr Mitchell: I said I want a lawyer.
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[ Light SWITCH CLICKS ] [ Liz and the Guard enter Howie’s room ]
Liz: Howard Keller?
[ Liz pulls back the covers on the bed. No one is there ]
Liz: Where is he?
Guard: I have no idea.
[ Liz goes to the other bed ]
Liz: Hey. Hey!
[ The student doesn’t respond ]
Liz: He’s been sedated. Lock down the school! Now!
⋘⋙
Ressler: You want a lawyer? How about this for legal advice? Cooperate. Because the man you’re protecting is wanted not only by the FBI, but by MI6, the FSB, the Mossad.
Dr Mitchell: I’m telling you, I-I can’t help.
Ressler: Why the hell are you sheltering this guy!?
Dr Mitchell: I’m not! You don’t understand.
Ressler: Oh, I understand that you’re lying. But I don’t understand why you’re protecting the man who tried to kill your son.
Dr Mitchell: Norman Devane didn’t try to kill my son! He saved him!
Ressler: You’re gonna tell me where Devane is. Right now.

 
[ The Guard and Liz force open the door of the room where Howie is. He lies face down on the floor ]
Liz: Call an ambulance! Flip him for me.
[ The Guard does. Howie is very groggy ]
Liz: Howard! Howard. Talk to me. Can you hear me? I need you to talk to me. The man who did this – do you know where he went? Talk to me, Howard! Do you know where he went?!

 
[ Devane’s Lab ]
[ SHREDDER WHIRRING ] [ BEEP ] [ Devane puts electronics in the microwave ] [ SIZZLING⚡️AND⚡️POPPING ]
[ Ressler barges in ]
Ressler: Norman Devane! FBI! Put your hands where I can see them. I said hands. Now.
[ Devane’s back is to Ressler. Devane raises his hands, but when Ressler tries cuff him, he spins around and sprays Ressler with aerosol ] [ They fight ] [ GRUNTING ]
[ Ressler falls. When he is down, Devane’s grabs a syringe from the refrigerator ] [ Ressler wrestles the syringe away and goes after Devane with it ] [ Devane GURGLING ] [ Ressler sticks Devane with the needle ] [ Devane falls to the floor ]
Devane: The kid – what did you do to him?

 
[ On a highway, in Red’s Mercedes ]
[ CELLPHONE CHIMES ]
The Stranger: You were right. About the wedding feeling safe. Meeting is confirmed.
Red: Then you need to change. We’ll have you home in a jiffy. Things are looking up! Between you and Devane, we now have two lines in the water. A fish will eventually bite.
The Stranger: Because everything happens for a reason. Even if that reason is as random as my goddaughter’s wedding.
[ CELLPHONE RINGS ]
Red: Did you find Devane?
Liz: Yes, and he’s still infecting people. Only now the people he’s infecting are children at a boarding school.
Red: I need to speak with him.
Liz: There was a fight. He was injected with the disease he gave one of the students some sort of flesh-eating bacteria. Ressler’s taking him to the hospital.
Red: Why children?
Liz: I don’t know. Some died. Some made miraculous recoveries. We’re taking one to Children of Mercy now.
Red: Children of Mercy. So Ressler isn’t with you.
Liz: No, he’s taking Devane to Walter Reed.

 
[ In the back of Ressler’s car, Devane is sweating and BREATHING SHARPLY ]
[ ENGINE REVS ] [ Red’s Mercedes overcomes Ressler’s SUV ]
[ TIRES SCREECH, HORN HONKS ]
[ Red’s car stops sideways in front of Ressler ]
[ Red gets out and walks over ]
Red: License and registration, please.
Ressler: What are you doing?
Red: I’ve always wanted to say that. Please, unlock the doors and step out of the vehicle.
Ressler: Very funny.
[ Red pulls out his gun ]
Red: No, really. Unlock the doors. I’m taking Devane.
Devane: What are you doing? Who is that?
Ressler: He can’t tell you anything if he’s dead.
Red: [ To Devane ] Come on out.
[ Dembe pulls Devane out ]
Ressler: He’s in federal custody.
Red: He was. He’s not anymore.
Ressler: Fine. You know what? Have it your way.
[ Ressler cuffs himself to Devane ]
Ressler: Wherever he goes, I go. You know what I always wanted to say?
Red: I have no idea.
Ressler: This is gonna be a gas!

 
[ One of Red’s mobile hospitals ] [ Dembe dumps Devane on a hospital bed ]
Devane: [ GRUNTS ]
[ Dr Spalding Stark, whose research Red has been supporting and who has been treating Red, is there ]
Dr Spalding Stark: Some kind of Vibrio bacteria.
Devane: Vibrio vulnificus.
Dr Stark: It’s a bacteria that aggressively attacks the body’s soft tissue. It can be treated with antibiotics.
Devane: Not this strain.
Dr Stark: How do you know that?
Devane: Because I created it.
Dr Stark: You’re Norman Devane.
Ressler: You’re Spalding Stark. We arrested you!
Dr Stark: [ To Red ] You brought an FBI agent here?
Red: It was a two-for-one sale.
[ Sores are festering on Devane’s face and growing worse by the minute ]
Devane: The boy – is he alive?
Ressler: What do you care?
Red: He wasn’t trying to kill the boy. He was trying to cure him.
Ressler: What are you talking about? He got the kid sick.
Red: He experimented on them. On all of them. And some of the children survived, but only because he wanted them to, because he cured them. That’s right, isn’t it, Norman?
Devane: Is the boy alive?
Red: I know that’s what you’ve done. What I can’t figure out is why.
Ressler: Try blackmail. Make people sick and demand a ransom for the cure.
Devane: Is the boy okay or not?
Red: I understand what you’ve been exposed to is what you gave him. But you also gave him the cure, and you’re wondering if it worked. Well, we’ll just have to get back to you on that. Let’s take a stroll down memory lane, shall we? The drone strike. After the strike, you went from hundreds of victims to – ten? Why? What changed? — I have all day. You? What? An hour, maybe less?
Devane: The drone strike. In the hospital after, I got an infection. Drug-resistant. Nearly killed me. Everything I did to make other people vulnerable – I never thought how vulnerable I was.
Ressler: So that’s what all of this is about? Protecting yourself? Finding cures to diseases you might get?
Red: It seems the germ doctor is a germophobe. A word to the wise and dying – you can’t cheat death. You can’t predict it or protect yourself against it.
Devane: I can. By testing immunotherapy drugs, I learned to harness the body’s immune response to fight untreatable bacteria, cancers.
Dr Stark. You learned to do it by experimenting on people.
Ressler: [ SCOFFS ] And you didn’t?
Dr Stark: I gave terminally ill hope. I didn’t infect children.
Red: Which brings us back to the boy. Immunotherapy drugs are carefully calibrated to a particular individual.
Ressler: The hack at the NDL.
Red: 100 million patients, and you find a handful who have enough in common with you to guarantee that if the cures worked for them, they’d also work for you.
Devane: Did it work? Please tell me.
Red: As soon as you tell me about a Russian operative you did contract work for in 1986. She reached out to you recently. I want to know why.
Devane: The cure – if it worked–
Red: Tell me about the Russian. Tell me about her, and I’ll do everything in my power to get you the cure.
Ressler: Trust me, we want you to live. So we can try you for mass murder.
Devane: Constance Drucker. That’s her name. She was looking for a treatment.
Red: Is she sick?
Devane: Not for her. Someone she cared about.
Red: She cares for no one.
Devane: Do I have your word?
Red: You do.
Devane: His name’s Patrick Masuda.
Ressler: Done.
Red: Who are you calling?
Ressler: Keen. She’s at the hospital with the boy. She’ll know by now if the cure worked.
Red: That won’t be necessary.
Ressler: And why not?
Red: Because I have the cure right here.
[ Red shoots Devane 💥💥 ]
Red: He looks better already.

 
[ Children of Mercy Hospital ]
Mr Keller: You’re telling me that’s why Howie was admitted? To be a lab rat?
Liz: Devane cured the headmaster’s son. He had a terminal illness, and somehow Devane put it in remission.
Mr Keller: So he let some maniac infect my son with some biological disease?!
Liz: Devane agreed to continue treatment on the headmaster’s son if he agreed to allow him to experiment on the students at the school.
Mr Keller: To make him sick.
Liz: To test his treatments. He gave Howard immunotherapy that he designed for himself.
Mr Keller: I assume he did that for every boy. Were they all cured?
Liz: No. They weren’t.
Dr Ambati: Mr. Keller? I’ve reviewed the tests we’ve run on your son.
Mr Keller: And?
Dr Ambati: And the results are very unusual.

 
Red: I apologize, Spalding. You offered your services, and I returned the favor by acting intemperately.
Dr Stark: My research. This lab. It can’t be compromised.
Red: It won’t be. I just called my cleaners. They’ll take care of everything.
Dr Stark: An FBI agent saw what you did.
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[ Ressler steps into an adjacent area to make a call ]
Ressler: [ On phone ] Reddington killed Devane.
Cooper: For refusing to cooperate?
Ressler: No, Devane told him what he wanted to hear. Reddington shot him anyway.
⋘⋙
Red: [ To Dr Stark ] Agent Ressler is as crooked as the crooked man’s cat. You have nothing to worry about. But apparently I do. You haven’t mentioned my blood panel results.
Dr Stark: We’ve been too busy.
Red: Not for good news.
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Ressler: His cleaners are on their way to mop up now. You want me to let them?
Cooper: You’re asking if we should look the other way.
Ressler: Yeah. Again.
[ A file of medical records is next to Ressler. He notices a chart labeled “R REDDINGTON” ]
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Dr Stark: Let me get your chart.
[ Ressler steps in with Red’s chart ]
Ressler: No need. I have it right here.

 
[ INDISTINCT CONVERSATIONS ] [ Aram arrives at the spot where he agreed to meet Elodie ] [ CLASSIC MUSIC PLAYING ]
[ Elodie walks up to Aram and sticks a name tag on him ]
Elodie: Hello, Mr. Bloom.
Aram: Mister?
Elodie: And Mrs. Bloom. Isn’t it great? Come on! Name tags at a wedding are genius. One side never knows the other.
Aram: Wait, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait. Uh, we’re going to a wedding?
Elodie: No, silly. We’re crashing one.
Aram: Crashing. As- As Mr. and Mrs. Bloom?
Elodie: They were the first ones I saw on the table. FYI, we’re on the groom’s side.

 
[ At the mobile hospital, Red’s cleaners ply their craft as Red and Ressler look on ]
Red: It’s better this way.
Ressler: No, it’s not. But it’s the way it is.
Red: About my chart.
Ressler: I didn’t look at it.
Red: Why not?
Ressler: Because sometimes you’re supposed to look the other way. It was a pretty thick file, though.
Red: I’d appreciate if you didn’t mention anything about it to Elizabeth. I wouldn’t want to cause her any unnecessary concern.
[ Thompson Twins’ ♪ “Hold Me Now” plays ]
Ressler: It’s no skin off my nose one way or the other. But I’m pretty sure honesty really is the best policy.
Red: I’m glad you think so, Donald. Because I honestly don’t want her to worry. Whether she does or not is entirely up to you.

 
[ The wedding venue ]

♪ And loving it all
Ohh-ohh, hold me now
Ohh, warm my heart

Elodie: Oh! I love this song. [ LAUGHS ]
Aram: The song is, uh– Song’s great. Us, um– Us being here, it’s–

♪ Let loving start, let loving start
You say I’m a dreamer
We’re two of a kind

Aram: [ CLEARS THROAT SOFTLY ]
[ Elodie sways to the music and drifts off to dance alone ]

♪ Both of us searching for some perfect world we know

 
[ The hospital ]
Mr Keller: You’re saying he’s gonna be okay? That he’s been cured?
Dr Ambati: His infection is resistant to every antibiotic we’ve administered, but he’s improving on his own. We’re rerunning the tests to confirm, but, yes, it appears whatever that maniac gave him is working.
 

♪ Nowhere that I’d rather be than with you here today
Ohh-oh-oh, ohh-oh-oh-oh-oh

♪ Hold me now
Ohh-oh, warm my heart

[ A Skittish Man comes up to Aram ]
Skittish Man: The man you’re looking for is Gregory Flynn.

♪ Let loving start

Aram: Uh– [ CHUCKLES ] Excuse me?
Skittish Man: Frank Bloom?
Aram: Oh, yes, but, um–
Skittish Man: His real name is Berdy Chernov.
[ He gives Aram a piece of paper with the names on it then leaves ]

♪ Oh, warm my heart
Stay with me
Let loving start

[ At the wedding name tag table ]
The Stranger: Excuse me. We’re Mr. and Mrs. Bloom. Our name tags seem to be missing.
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Elodie: Ohhhhh [ LAUGHS ] Who were you just talking to?
Aram: I have no idea.
Elodie: But he knew who you were. Oh, my God. I’m telling you. Name tags at weddings. Pure genius. Well, what can I say?
[ LAUGHS ]

♪ You ask if I love you

Aram: Mrs. Bloom?
Elodie: Yes, Mr. Bloom?
Aram: Wanna dance?

Games that we play
Ohh-oh-oh, oh-oh-oh-oh-oh

[ The Stranger (aka Frank Bloom) and his wife Linda walk into the wedding venue ]
Linda: I don’t know what the big deal is. It’s just a silly name tag.
⋘⋙
[ Aram and Elodie dance ]

♪ Ohh, hold my heart
Warm my cold and tired heart
Stay with me
Ooh-ooh, stay with me
Let loving start, let loving start
Oh-oh, hold me now

 
[ The Post Office ]
Liz: Constance Drucker?
Ressler: It’s an alias used by the woman who kidnapped Reddington. Now, she hired Devane to develop a treatment for a man named Patrick Masuda.
Liz: And Reddington thinks Masuda can lead him back to her.
Ressler: So we need to find him first.
Liz: So we can get to the woman who might have answers about my mother. But I don’t think I want them. We went after Katarina, and my grandfather nearly died.
Ressler: You deserve to know.
Liz: Yeah, but I don’t need to. I’m happy. I’ve got Agnes back. I’m not gonna risk that to hunt for answers about a woman I’ve never really known. It isn’t worth it.
Ressler: Well, it’s nice. I mean, seeing you happy. It’s been a long time comin’. Too long.
Liz: I-I meant to ask. What was Reddington doing with Stark?
Red: Looks like he set him up after Stark got out of prison. He always believed the guy was a visionary. Probably wanted to reinvest.

 
[ Red’s place; DOOR OPENS ]
The Stranger/Frank Bloom: It didn’t happen. There was a mix-up. Now my contact’s in the wind. I’m sorry.
Red: I told you with two lines in the water, we were bound to catch a fish, and we did.
The Stranger/Frank Bloom: [ CHUCKLES ] After all that. The shooting in Havana. The wedding fiasco. But I kept feeling like there was nothing but setbacks. But here we are. Made a killing on hog futures and got a lead.
Red: And a prognosis.
The Stranger/Frank Bloom: Which was?
Red: Stark’s treatment was ineffective.
The Stranger/Frank Bloom: I’m sorry.
Red: Sometimes, things happen for a reason. And sometimes I just don’t know what that reason is.
The Stranger/Frank Bloom: Is there anything I can do?
Red: There is actually. Some guy, Patrick Masuda – I need some help to find him.

 
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Episode Songs

 

♫ You Drive Me Crazy
By Grand Prix

Lyrics and Credits: [ Unavailable ]
YouTube: https://youtu.be/1mx-WgM7d2A

 

♫ Mi Verdadero Amor
By Álvaro Torres y Los Reyes Latinos

♪ No es por nobleza ni bondad que estoy contigo
Ni es solamente porque calmas mis deseos
Tal vez te cueste creer lo que te digo
Pero tú eres la mujer de mis sueños
Y no me importa lo que hiciste en el pasado
Que nos amamos es lo único que cuenta
Después de todo quién no se ha equivocado
Y hay cosas peores que ser madre soltera

♪ Amor, mi verdadero amor
Te amo exactamente cómo eres
Simplemente con lo puesto
Con virtudes y defectos
Y quién me va a decir si debo o no

♪ Amor, mi verdadero amor
Lo mío es más profundo que el deseo
Tú me llenas por completo
Y de lo poco que tengo
Tú eres simplemente lo mejor
Nada me puede hacer dudar de lo que siento
Ni otras mujeres ni lo que la gente diga
Yo soy tan tuyo y sólo a ti te pertenezco
Y para mí tú eres el centro de mi vida
Y no me importa lo que hiciste…

♪ Amor, mi verdadero amor…

Google Translate:

♪ It is not for nobility or goodness that I am with you
Nor is it just because you calm my desires
Maybe it costs you to believe what I say
But you are the woman of my dreams
And I don’t care what you did in the past
That we love each other is the only thing that counts
After all who has not been wrong
And there are worse things than being a single mother

♪ Love my true love
I love you exactly how you are
Simply with the post
With virtues and defects
And who is going to tell me if I should or not

♪ Love my true love
Mine is deeper than desire
You fill me completely
And how little I have
You are simply the best
Nothing can make me doubt what I feel
Neither other women nor what people say
I am so yours and only I belong to you
And for me you are the center of my life
And I don’t care what you did …

♪ Love, my true love …

Lyrics and Credits: http://bit.ly/2PLzD2x
YouTube: https://youtu.be/cP2vAGeFwgk

 

♫ Hold Me Now
By Thompson Twins

♪ I have a picture
Pinned to my wall
An image of you and of me and
We’re laughing and loving it all

♪ But look at our life now
All tattered and torn
We fuss and we fight and
Delighting with tears
As we cry until dawn
Oh, whoa

♪ Hold me now, whoa
Warm my heart
Stay with me
Let loving start
(Let loving start)

♪ You say I’m a dreamer
We’re two of a kind
Both of us searching
For some perfect world
We know we’ll never find

♪ So perhaps I should leave here
Yeah, yeah, go far away
But you know that there’s nowhere
That I’d rather be
Than with you here today
Oh, whoa, oh, whoa

♪ Hold me now, whoa
Warm my heart
Stay with me
Let loving start
(Let loving start)

♪ Hold me now, whoa
Warm my heart
Stay with me
Let loving start
(Let loving start) whoa

♪ You ask if I love you
Well, what can I say?
You know that I do
And that this is just one
Of those games that we play

♪ So I’ll sing you a new song
Please don’t cry any more
I’ll even ask your forgiveness
Though I don’t know
Just what I’m asking it for
Oh, whoa, oh, whoa

♪ Hold me now, whoa
(Hold me in your loving arms)
Warm my heart
(Warm my cold and tired heart)
Stay with me
(Ooohooohooo stay with me)
Let loving start
Let loving start

♪ Hold me now, whoa
(Hold me in your loving arms)
Warm my heart
(Warm my cold and tired heart)
Stay with me
(Ooohooohooo stay with me)
Let loving start
Let loving start

[Repeat chorus 4 times till fade out]

Lyrics and Credits: http://bit.ly/36rgUiE
YouTube: https://youtu.be/5igsjnSOLzg%5D

 
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🔴 Script 7:6 Dr Lewis Powell (№ 130)

 
Program air date: 11/8/2019 in the US
Script Permalink: https://wp.me/pDKwi-a5K
Entertainment Weekly Recap: http://bit.ly/2WHlKDL
 

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Director: Christine Gee
Written by: Jon Bokenkamp, Sam Christopher

 

 

Brief (Where we’re at): Red has received a prognosis indicating the treatments he has been getting from Dr Spalding Stark have been ineffective. Red has been funding Stark’s research and taking injections and pills for some time. Since Stark experiments on those who are terminally ill, things seem dire for Red. Perhaps “things happen for a reason” and it was no accident that Red literally dumped in Stark’s lab another genius genetic researcher, Norman Devane who, after years of fashioning bioweapons for tyrants such as Gadaffi and Assad, had turned his talents to experimenting on boarding school students with a genetic profile similar to his own, including a rare B-negative blood type. Red, too, is B-negative:

Episode 1:9 Anslo Garrick:
Red: Donald, I’m gonna quietly cross my fingers before I ask, but what blood type are you?
Donald: B-negative.
Red: And you thought we had nothing in common. There’s only 2% of us, you know.

The FBI raided Devane’s lab at Abbott Boarding School. Devane put up a fight and threatened Ressler with an injection. But Ressler wrested the syringe away, injecting Devane with it instead. Devane quickly developed an infection by a flesh-eating bacteria that he had modified to be resistant to antibiotics. He had injected young Howie Keller with the same bacteria and then with the cure he had developed. In fact, Howie was cured. Devane had announced to his co-conspirator that he was “on the verge of a breakthrough.” But Red shot Devane after Devane announced his aims:

Red: … A word to the wise and dying – you can’t cheat death. You can’t predict it or protect yourself against it.
Devane: I can. By testing immunotherapy drugs, I learned to harness the body’s immune response to fight untreatable bacteria, cancers.

So, here’s the wild goose chase:

● Katarina Rostova is “Maddie Tolliver” to Liz, as her ersatz nanny, and “Constance Drucker” to her Halawadar and is looking for “Ilya Koslov” who supposedly became Raymond Reddington (which, according to the story Dom told Liz, Katarina should already know).
● Red and the FBI (Ressler) are separately looking for “Patrick Masuda” who Devane told Red is “a person [Katarina] cares about” who she wanted him to help (Liz wants to opt out of the search).
● The previously unidentified “Stranger” [cast list], a friend of Red’s since childhood, is Frank Bloom, married to Linda. He failed to connect with a tipster at a wedding when Aram’s new love interest Elodie Radcliffe, swiped the Blooms’ name badges. So Aram got the tip instead.

Skittish Man: The man you’re looking for is Gregory Flynn.
Aram: Uh– [ CHUCKLES ] Excuse me?
Skittish Man: Frank Bloom?
Aram: Oh, yes, but, um–
Skittish Man: His real name is Berdy Chernov.
[ He gives Aram a piece of paper with the names on it then leaves ]

● “Berdy” is Katarina’s right-hand man and muscle. So, if he is “Berdy Chernov,” he apparently has an alias, “Gregory Flynn,” the latter known only to Aram who got the tip intended for Red.
● The FBI has whatever contents of Devane’s lab that Devane didn’t manage to destroy.

“Things happen for a reason,” says Red who “leaves nothing to fate” but is “comfortable with chaos” because “whatever happens is probably meant to be.” We’ll see.

 

⭕ Script 7:6 Dr Lewis Powell (№ 130)

 
[ A middle-aged man speaks ernestly on a video in close-up ]

Video:
Dr Michael Alexander: My name is Dr. Michael Alexander. I’m a senior programmer at DXE Labs here in Richmond. I’ve worked in this position for the past 10 years, and in that time, I have seen the worst of humanity. My coworkers are unethical sheep. My management team has asked me to lie repeatedly. Our research team regularly fixes data to serve the stockholder interests.

[ The view of Dr Alexander widens to show he is wearing a suicide vest ]

Video:
Someone needs to stand up to this. As a man of science, I feel obligated to right these wrongs. [ CLICK ]

 
[ The Alexanders’ kitchen] [ TEXT ALERT CHIMES ] [ A text message appears on Dr Powell’s wife, Jaden Alexander’s, phone: “From Kevin: ‘jaden! what’s going on with mike?? check your email!’” Jaden sits at her laptop and opens the email with the video ]

Video:
Dr Alexander: My name is Dr. Michael Alexander. I’m a senior programmer at DXE Labs here in Richmond. I’ve worked in this position for the past 10 years, and in that time, I have seen the worst of humanity. My coworkers are unethical sheep. My management team has asked me to lie repeatedly.–

[ Dr Alexander is walking toward his office building when he receives a phone call ] [ RINGING, CLICK ]
Dr Alexander: Hello?

Video:
Our research team–

Jaden Alexander: [ On phone ] Mike, what the hell is going on?
Dr Alexander: What do you mean? I’m at work.
Jaden: I saw the video.
Dr Alexander: What video? What are you talking about?
[ 🚨SIRENS WAILING🚨 ] [ Police cars screech to a halt ]
Jaden: Michael, just come home to me.
[ Police pile out of the vehicles and point their guns at Dr Alexander ]
— Michael Alexander, put your hands up!
— Police!
— Don’t move!
— I said show me your hands!
— Don’t move! Hands!
Female Officer: Get on the ground right now!
Dr Alexander: What’s going on?!
— What’s in your hand?!
[ It’s just his cell phone ]
Dr Alexander: It’s– No–
— He’s got a detonator!
Alexander: No, it’s just a—
[ 💥💥💥 GUNFIRE 💥💥💥 ] [ Dr Alexander is shot multiple times and falls ]
[ INDISTINCT SHOUTING ]
Jaden: [ On phone ] Michael, talk to me! Michael?!
Male Officer: Stay there.
— Call an ambulance.
Jaden: [ On phone ] Oh, my God.
— Right now.
Jaden: [ On phone ] What’s happening? Please talk to me, Michael.
[ A male officer checks Dr Alexander who is not moving. The officer finds no weapons, no bomb belt ]
[ MAN SPEAKING INDISTINCTLY ] [ POLICE RADIO CHATTER ]

 
[ In a large room, Dr Lewis Powell sits in a wheelchair. A multitude of computer screens is arrayed in front of him, filling the entire wall ]

TV Announcer: Details are still coming in, but we’re being told the alleged bomber has been fatally shot by police.

[ RESPIRATOR HISSING ]

TV Announcer: The DXE Labs campus remains in lockdown while authorities search for a motive in this crime.

 
[ Red’s place ]
Dembe: Francesca nearly took your life.
Red: And then she saved it. And Dom’s.
Dembe: Dom’s not out of the woods. You owe her nothing.
[ KNOCK ON DOOR ]
Red: I want to reach out. Just tell her there’s an urgent matter we need to discuss.
[ Dembe lets Liz in ]
Red: Elizabeth.
Liz: I spoke to Cooper. He wants to bring Agent Park onto the Task Force.
Red: He already told her about my involvement?
Liz: I did. After vetting a lot of candidates. She’s a good fit.
Red: I disagree.
Liz: Of course you do. It wasn’t your decision.
Red: Ah, but it is my decision, and I have a different choice. Francesca Campbell.
Liz: She’s a combat medic, not an agent.
Red: True, but she’s talented, and I like her.
Liz: Please just consider Park. I know she seems straight-laced, but deep down, I feel there’s a darkness there you’ll appreciate. [ CHUCKLES ]
Red: This strange incident at DXE Labs.
Liz: Oh, yeah, the bombing. Scary stuff. It’s hard to believe someone of Dr. Alexander’s reputation would do something like–
Red: It’s hard to believe because it’s not true. There was no bomb.
Liz: He uploaded a confession video before he went to work.
Red: The digital world is filled with anonymous malcontents hiding behind screens, conducting all manner of spurious acts. Their latest pleasure seems to be putting false words into the mouths of innocents.
Liz: What makes you think he’s innocent?
[ Tadashi Ito is working at a computer in an adjacent room ]
Tadashi Ito: Whoever uploaded that video was definitely stitching together an assortment of old recordings.
Liz: Hey, there, Tadashi. Good to see you, too.
Tadashi: I’m pretty sure the opening came from an online speech Dr. Alexander gave in March. It’s a really convincing deepfake.
Red: [ CHUCKLES ] “Deepfake.” Kids today.
Liz: The video’s a fake?
Tadashi: Not just a fake. It’s an ultra-realistic counterfeit made with A.I. software. Whoever did this used a patchwork of old videos, broke Dr. Alexander’s speech down into phonemes – added to or edited his words and then used a perimeter blending program to synthesize the lower face region and generate a believable composite.
Red: And you wonder why I insist on flip phones and dead drops. Honestly.
Liz: They rearranged his words? Edited the footage to–
Tadashi: To depict Dr. Alexander saying things he never said.
Liz: What about that last part? Th-The one with the suicide vest?
[ KEYBOARD CLICKS ]
Tadashi: It’s altered footage from a video uploaded by an activist group in Russia. I’m telling you– This isn’t some amateur 4chan joke. I’ve never seen a deepfake this good.
Red: Whoever released the video wanted this shooting to happen. Suicide by cop. Or rather, murder by cop. Dr. Alexander held a high-ranking position at one of the foremost defense contractors in the country, giving him access to classified intelligence. I fear his death may be the precursor to something far more sinister.

 
[ The Post Office. Liz briefs the Task Force ]
Liz: A fake video triggered police response in Phoenix to a shooting that never happened. Doctored footage of a Silicon Valley tech firm caused stock prices to crater. And a U.S. senator lost her seat after photos of an affair that never happened went viral on social media. Three deepfakes, three examples of malicious hoaxes that led to real-life consequences. And according to Reddington, the shooting death of Dr. Alexander is simply the most recent.
Cooper: Reddington believes Richmond police killed an innocent man?
Liz: Yes. By all accounts, Dr. Alexander was a highly respected systems engineer. Happy marriage, healthy children, successful career. At DXE Labs, he designed an on board intelligence system for a new generation of battlefield drones.
Aram: Could be sabotage by a hostile foreign power.
Ressler: Or corporate espionage a DXE competitor looking for an edge. Either way, the national security threats are very real.

 
[ Dr Powell’s place with the large computer screen array ]
Modulated Voice: I need your assurance the job will be carried out as discussed.
⋘⋙
[ Walter Higgins is checking out a sniper’s rifle ]
Walter Higgins: Not a problem. Just send me the details. Everything will be taken care of as discussed.
⋘⋙
Modulated Voice: Very well. Payment has been wired. The balance will be paid once the target has been eliminated.

 
Aram: Okay, so, the video was shared over 8,500 times in the first five minutes alone, but I was able to trace the very first upload to an account named Mr.-underscore-Rite362, but the problem is–
[ The new person, Agent Alina Park, arrives ]
Agent Park: I’m so sorry I’m late.
Cooper: Agent Park. I believe you met everyone on your first visit, except for Agent Ressler.
Agent Park: Oh, my gosh yes, Agent Ressler. Hi! I mean hello. I’ve heard so much about you.
Ressler: Not all bad, I hope.
Agent Park: No, all incredibly – amazing. The work you did hunting Reddington – It was relentless.
Ressler: And ironic.
Cooper: Aram’s already briefed Agent Park on the details of the case.
Aram: Yeah, I was just explaining how the video originated from the Reddit handle. I pulled the ISP. Turns out this guy bounced all over the Internet, hiding his location with a VPN.
Ressler: Meaning we don’t know who uploaded the video.
Aram: Not yet, no.
Agent Park: Actually, I’m sorry. That’s why I’m late. We sort of do know.
Aram: We do? I mean, uh, what do you mean?
Agent Park: I took a different approach – ran a search on the username itself and found that same handle ran posts on multiple other underground forums. Luckily, on one, Mr-Rite failed to use a VPN, so I contacted the ISP directly and sent a subpoena. Turns out the address was leased to one Aiden McCullough. 16 years old. An address in Bethesda.
Ressler: [ CHUCKLES ] I like her already.
Cooper: Ressler, take Agent Park and pay a visit to Aiden McCullough. Keen, see what you can dig up on the kid. In the meantime, I’ll reach out to DHS and CIA.
[ They disperse, leaving Aram ]
Aram: Okay, I’ll just, uh I’ll just hang tight. I’ll be right here if anyone needs me.

 
[ Francesca (“Frankie”) Campbell approaches her car, talking on her cell phone ]
Frankie Campbell: Yeah, it’s urgent. I got it, Dembe. I’ll see you soon. [ SIGHS ]
[ A man, Baldwin, come up behind her and holds a gun to her waist ]
Baldwin: Hand me the keys. Put your hands behind your back.
[ Baldwin ties Frankie’s hands with a cable tie ]

 
[ Agent Park rides with Ressler ]
Female GPS voice: In 4 miles, exit right.
Agent Park: According to the news, Reddington escaped from prison. That’s a pretty thin story to hide the fact that you’re in business with him.
Ressler: Have you read our case files?
Agent Park: Yeah. Ever think he turned himself in so you could help him further his career?
Ressler: The thought’s crossed my mind, yeah.
Agent Park: And you’re okay with that? You, of all people, helping him expand his empire?
Ressler: Why Anchorage? I read your file. You read ours. I read yours. Top of your class at the academy. Could’ve gone to any field office – New York, L.A. But you pick Anchorage. How come?
Agent Park: I liked the weather.
Ressler: I only ask because – it seems out of character. Everything else is pretty predictable, by the book. Yes, sir, no, sir. Family, God, country. Then Anchorage.
Agent Park: Got a problem with following the book?
Ressler: No, not at all. In fact, you remind me of someone I used to know. Me.
Agent Park: I remind Aram of someone he hates.
Ressler: [ CHUCKLES ] It’s kind of the opposite.
Agent Park: Really? He looked at me like gum on the bottom of his shoe.
Ressler: That’s because you’re replacing someone he cared about, which is tough, but he’ll get over it. You just- You got to give him time.

 
[ Ressler and Agent Park go to a house ] [ KNOCK ON DOOR ] [ A woman answers the door ]
Ressler: Ann McCullough?
Ann McCullough: Mm-hmm.
Ressler: Agents Ressler, Park, FBI. We’re here to talk to your son.
Ann: Talk? He barely grunts.
Ressler: We have a warrant to look at his computer.
Ann: It’s about time someone did.
Agent Park: Do you know what we’re looking for?
Ann: All day, all night, all he does is stare at a screen. Computer, phone. You want to look at that, too?
Ressler: I’m sorry. We don’t have a warrant for that.
[ Her son, Aiden, walks up behind her ]
Ann: To look at the phone that I pay for? Oh, you want a warrant? Here’s your warrant.
[ Ann grabs Aiden’s phone from him ]
Ann: Take it. Hand to God, you’re doing me a favor.
Aiden: Mom, what are you doing?
Ann: It’s the porno, isn’t it?
Aide: Ma!
Ann: Look, Holly Alter – She lives next door. Lovely girl. A little hippy, but still, a delight, but does Hugh Hefner give her the time of day?
Ressler: We’d like to ask you about Michael Alexander.
Aiden: Never heard of him.
Ressler: Yeah, well, he’s dead.

 
[ Frankie is brought into a darkened warehouse. Baldwin plays a video projected on a large screen ]

Katarina Rostova: You disappoint me, Francesca. I hired you to betray Reddington. Instead, you betrayed me. You gained his confidence. As a result, you now have a chance to regain mine. I have a job for you. I strongly suggest you take it, as I will most certainly kill you if you don’t.

Baldwin: An associate of Reddington’s has indicated a willingness to turn. It may be a trap. Which is why we’re sending you. The who, where, and when are in this envelope. Get him. Bring him here.

 
[ The Post Office ]
Ressler: We looked through this kid’s computer. He’s not involved.
Cooper: But the video of Michael Alexander was on his computer.
Agent Park: Because the computer was infected by a rootkit. It was turned into a zombie-bot–
Aram: We know what a rootkit does.
Cooper: Please go on.
Agent Park: It was being used as a way station to mask video uploads, as well as financial transactions I’m in the process of tracing.
Cooper: Let’s know if you find something. And Agent Park, good work.
[ They leave except for Aram and Ressler ]
Ressler: Look, I get it.
Aram: I hope so, because it’s obvious.
Ressler: What’s obvious is that you’re not giving her a chance. I mean, her joining the team doesn’t mean she’s replacing Samar. You know that’s not possible.
Aram: Is that what you think this is about? Because it doesn’t feel like she’s replacing Samar. It feels like she’s here to replace me. And by the way, I’m seeing Elodie now and very, very happy about it. Sure, there there are a couple of obstacles.
Ressler: Like her husband, his wheelchair.
Aram: Okay, you know what? Right now, we are living in the moment and having a great time doing it. In fact, I am supposed to meet her for lunch, and since you all have such confidence in Agent Perfect-In-Every-Way, that is what I’m going to go do.

 
[ Red sits in the back of his car with Frankie ]
Red: Trust is so fragile. When it exists, anything is possible, between people or nations. But when it doesn’t, or worse, when a bond of trust is broken, there is no greater betrayal. Cigar?
Frankie: Excuse me?
Red: Well, not down to the stub or anything. Want to keep the lungs clear, but a celebratory puff or two can’t hurt.
Frankie: What are we celebrating?
Red: Your new job. On the Task Force.
Frankie: The FBI Task Force.
[ Red lights the cigar, and takes a puff ]
Red: As my life often depends on it, I have become an astute judge of character. And in our short time together, I have come to judge you as trustworthy.
[ Red gives Frankie the cigar ]
Frankie: I appreciate that. [ CLEARS THROAT ] And the job.
[ She takes a small draw from the cigar ]
Red: I’m at war with a worthy adversary. Someone capable of exploiting even those closest to me.
[ Red lights another cigar for himself ]
Red: I need you to keep an eye on an associate who I believe is about to betray me. Picked these up in Havana last week – from Castro’s personal humidor. Communism may be discredited, but it still produces a damn fine cigar.

 
[ An ornate circular Renaissance-style home in the country ]
Aram: When you said there was this amazing place to have lunch, I assumed you meant an amazing restaurant.
Elodie: This is way better.
Aram: This is someone’s house.
Elodie: It’s a replica of Donato Bramante’s Tempietto. They should be giving tours.
Aram: Someone lives here.
Elodie: I know. But they’re at work.
[ Elodie skips ahead. She opens a window and turns around ]
[ WHISPERING ]
Elodie: Come on.

 
[ Reluctantly, Aram enters the home through the window. Elodie has vanished ]
Aram: This is great. What am I doing? I, um – Hello. I’m here.
[ FLOORBOARDS CREAKING ]
Aram: [ Muttering to himself ] Uh, I’m, uh enjoying the architecture – and, you know, the breaking and entering. This is ridiculous. This is not gonna end well.
[ Aram climbs a staircase ]
Aram: This is crazy. Knock, knock.
[ Elodie is in a bedroom, her clothes tossed aside, with only a sheet pulled over her ]
Elodie: It feels so wrong, right?
Aram: I definitely feel something.
Elodie: Show me.
Aram: You’re gonna be the death of me.
Elodie: Wouldn’t that be amazing?
[ Aram dashes in, taking off his suit jacket — ]

 
[ Red and Dembe are visiting Mr Brimley at his home ]
Liz: [ On phone ] Hey, it’s me. Got a minute?
Red: Might I call you back in, say, 20 minutes? Or you know what? Make it 30.
Liz: Why? Where are you?
Red: Dembe and I are just wrapping up an absolutely delicious and long overdue lunch date with Brimley. He’s made his mother’s apple brown betty, and turns out the sweetness doesn’t really come from the sugar at all but from the Ribston Pippin apples themselves.
Brimley: Also known as the Glory of York!
Red: [ CHUCKLES ]
Liz: [ CHUCKLING ] Okay. That’s great, but the apple brown betty is gonna have to wait. I spoke to Park. She has a lead.
Red: Mm. It’s very winning, the way you’re promoting Agent Park.
Liz: She said the computer used to upload the deepfake also made another transaction.
Red: Another video?
Liz: Nope, money. $70,000 to be exact. Wired to a Walter Higgins.
Red: Which is probably an alias.
Liz: Total dead end. But we got an image of him on the CCTVs withdrawing the payment. Park is releasing it on the wire, but I want you to take a look. Thought maybe you’d know the face.
Red: Oh, happy to look. Send it to Dembe. We’ll turn over a few rocks. I’ll call you back posthaste.
[ Call ends. Brimley sets the dishes of the brown betty on the table and takes a seat ]
Red: Oh, my goodness.
Dembe: Where’s the ice cream?
Brimley: No ice cream.
Dembe: What do you mean, no ice cream?
Brimley: Mom always served her betty with heavy cream.
[ He pours the cream ]
Red: Oh. And I thought I died once in Marrakech. Lovely, Teddy. Thank you. Mmm.

 
[ The villa in the country. Aram and Elodie have dozed off ]
[ CAR DOOR CLOSES, ALARM CHIRPS ]
Elodie: [ GASPS, LAUGHS ]
Aram: Sh –
[ The homeowner, a woman, lets herself in and sets her packages down ]
[ Aram and Elodie quietly descend the staircase ]
Homeowner: [ GASPS‼️ ] Who are you?
Aram: It’s, uh, it’s okay. Uh, uh, um, I’m a- I’m a FBI agent. [ Shows badge ]
Homeowner: FBI? What are you doing here?
Aram: Uh, I’m, uh, I’m arresting this woman.
Elodie: Yes. We like to role-play.
Aram: It’s not what it looks like.
Elodie: I’ve been very naughty. Oh, my God.
Homeowner: Get out!
Aram: Yeah, on our way.
Homeowner: Get out of my house!
Elodie: You have a lovely home! You really should be giving tours.
⋘⋙
[ Some distance away ]
Elodie: [ GASPS ] [ LAUGHS ] Oh, that was amazing.
Aram: And illegal.
Elodie: It was totally taboo.
Aram: That woman was terrified, and so was I. You know, she could’ve had a gun.
Elodie: I love that word, don’t you? “Taboo.”
Aram: Elodie, we broke the law.
Elodie: Yeah. That’s what makes it taboo.
Aram: Listen, I am an FBI agent. I do not break the law. [ Under his breath ] Oh, God.
[ BREATHING HEAVILY ]
Elodie: Okay, look. My husband and I loved taking risks. He took one too many, and now he’s dead on the outside. Caring for him makes me dead on the inside. This- The craziness, the taboo of it all, I-I need it more than ever to feel alive, to bring me back from the dead. I can’t live without it. And I didn’t think you could, either. I hope that’s right, because – it’s kind of a dealbreaker if you can.

 
[ Red’s associate, Vontae Jones, sits on a park bench reading “War and Peace” by Leo Tolstoy ] [ Frankie Campbell walks up to him ]
Frankie: “In peace, sons bury their fathers.”
Vontae: I don’t mean to be rude, but, uh, I’m expecting someone.
Frankie: I know. She sent me to get you. The man reading “War and Peace.” “In peace, sons bury their fathers.”
Vontae: “In war, fathers bury their sons.”
Frankie: Let’s go. My car’s over there.
Vontae: Wait, she sent you? Like she was too busy or something? I’m risking my life just sitting here, and she couldn’t bother to cancel her spin class?
Frankie: I think she wanted me to determine your sincerity first.
Vontae: My sincerity? I’m handing her Raymond Reddington’s head on a platter.
Frankie: She was concerned Reddington may be setting her up.
Vontae: [ SCOFFS ] Okay, whatever.
[ Vontae begins to walk away ]
Frankie: Wait, wait, wait, wait. Where are you going?
Vontae: I offered the bitch Manhattan for a couple of beaver pelts. A deal like that, you close in person, or there’s no deal. You know what I’m saying?
Frankie: Hey, I’m just the messenger.
Vontae: Then deliver the message. Deal’s off.
Frankie: You know, I got a better idea. [ She holds a gun against his back ] Why don’t you just tell her yourself?

 
[ Dr Powell’s room of computer displays ]
Modulated Voice: I thought it would be done by now. Why are you making me wait?
Higgins: [ On phone ] I told you. The conditions need to be perfect.
Modulated Voice: I thought the conditions were perfect the last time we spoke.
Higgins: This has to be done flawlessly. But it’ll get done. I’ll contact you when it is.
[ Red and Dembe enter ]
Red: Well, hello, there.
[ Higgins spins, reaching for the gun in his back pocket ]
Red: Ah, ah, ah, ah, ah! Please. Word on the street is you’re the man that goes by the name of Higgins.
Higgins: Who the hell are you?
Red: I’m the man with a few questions.
[ Brimley enters, rolling in his oxygen tank ]
Higgins: Who’s this?
Red: Ah. This is the man who’s gonna be asking the questions.
Brimley: Dembe, if you wouldn’t mind, could you help me, uh, warm up before we get started?
Dembe: The seated inner thigh stretch?
[ Brimley lowers himself to the floor ]
Brimley: Yes, please. I’m gonna need to be extra loose for this one.
[ Seated on the floor, Brimley reaches for his toes ] [ GRUNTING ]

 
[ Liz and Agent Park get out of an FBI vehicle ]
Agent Park: Is this some kind of power trip?
Liz: Reddington says he has a lead.
Agent Park: To show me he’s in charge?
Liz: Alina, I want this to work. And in order for that to happen, you have to try to make a good impression.
Agent Park: Why? I already got the job.
Liz: [ SIGHS ]
Agent Park: Or did I?
Liz: It’s complicated.
Agent Park: Are you telling me that he has the final say? That I’m being vetted by the most wanted man in America?
Liz: I vetted you, and I think you’re the right person for the job.
Agent Park: To work for Raymond Reddington. What could I have possibly done to make you think I’m right for that?
Liz: Anchorage.
Agent Park: You have no idea what happened there.
Liz: No, I don’t. And no one will tell me.
Agent Park: I graduated third in my class. I have incredible references, yet you recommended me for the job because of what you don’t know about me?
Liz: You have a secret. That tells me a lot more about you than your GPA.
Agent Park: I’m not gonna tell you what it is.
Liz: And I won’t ask. But if you want this job, at least try to make a good impression.

 
[ At Higgins’ place, Red is on the phone ]
Red: I don’t see– No, I-I understand there’s traffic, Fudo. But you said 2 minutes about 20 minutes ago, okay?
[ Higgins is tied to a chair, sitting upright. Blood has streamed from his nose and mouth. He is dead ]
Red: Right. No– All right, fine. You know what? Just- Just park the car and get in here.
[ Liz enters with Agent Park ]
Liz: What happened?!
Agent Park: Is that Walter Higgins?
Red: You must be Agent Park.
[ Brimley enters, upset, followed by Dembe ]
Dembe: Brimley, you didn’t know.
Brimley: No, I didn’t, but I caused it to rupture. It was my fault.
Agent Park: Did you kill Higgins?
Red: It was a miscalculation.
Brimley: I didn’t think we were anywhere near his limit.
Dembe: How could you know?
Brimley: We didn’t even hit 30 PSI.
Red: Evidently, your source had an ulcer that ruptured as a result of undue stress.
[ Fudo and Sakiya, Red’s cleaners, enter ]
Red: Ah, there you are, finally.
Fudo: The beltway was a nightmare.
Red: Okay, you know what, Fudo? I don’t want to hear it. All right? Brimley is a mess. The source is dead.
Brimley: It was the betty.
Agent Park: Who’s Betty?
Red: The apple brown betty.
Brimley: It was those damn apples, the Ribston Pippins. My blood sugar spiked. I was off my game.
Agent Park: [ To Liz ] And I was the one who was supposed to make a good impression?
[ Agent Park rolls her eyes at Liz and walks out of the vroom ]
Red: Higgins was a hitman. He said he was paid through a numbered account to assassinate an Almacorp scientist in Arlington named Tracy Long.
Liz: You wanted her to see all this.
Red: No, I– But you did say there was a darkness about her. If one were to wonder how dark, I’m afraid the answer would be not very.
[ Liz steps out of the room to make a call ] [ CELLPHONE DIALING ]
Liz: Ressler, it’s me. We got to find a scientist, works for Almacorp, named Tracy Long.

 
[ A lounge at Almacorp ]
Dr Tracy Long: I was a target?
Liz: Yes.
Dr Long: W-Why? By whom?
Liz: We don’t know.
Head of Security: You said you caught the assassin.
Liz: I said we gathered intel from him. He was never in our custody.
Ressler: And now he’s dead, and the whos and whys died with him. But what we do know, Dr.
Long, is that you’re not the only one with a target on your back. We believe Michael Alexander was targeted, as well.
Dr Long: But the video, the the things he said–
Ressler: He didn’t say them. The video was doctored to make him look like a threat.
Liz: Did you have a meeting in Arlington this morning?
Dr Long: Yes, with Dr. Lewis Powell.
Liz: Why? Tell us about him.
Dr Long: He’s a pioneer in our field. His research into neural networks is the foundation of modern A.I.
Ressler: Now, what did you two talk about?
Dr Long: N-Nothing. He didn’t show up. I didn’t think anything about that. He has ALS. His health can be unpredictable.
Liz: The reason I’m asking is because we believe the attempt on your life was meant to happen in Arlington.
Ressler: We need to get in touch with Powell. If you and Dr. Alexander were targeted, it’s possible he was, too.
Dr Long: Oh, I can get you his assistant’s number. She makes all of his appointments.
Head of Security: You know, it’s recently come to our attention that some of our people are being monitored.
Liz: Monitored? How?
Head of Security: Well, online and in person. My team has done an analysis. The evidence we’ve uncovered bears all the hallmarks of Israeli espionage.

 
[ Frankie compels Vontae into the large room in the warehouse where Frankie had been shown the video of Katarina Rostova earlier ]
Vontae: [ SIGHS ] You know what a mitzvah is? ‘Cause that’s what I was trying to do here. A good deed.
Frankie: Sit. Read. Wait.
Vontae: Sure thing. ‘Cause me putting my life on the line ain’t no reason for her to skip hot yoga.
[ Frankie walks away and calls Baldwin ]
Frankie: I got the package.
Baldwin: Any problems?
Frankie: He’s not happy she didn’t show, but that’s your problem, not mine. My job was to regain her confidence by bringing him here. I did that. The rest is up to you. [ CELLPHONE BEEPS ]

 
[ Cooper calls in to the Post Office ]
Cooper: [ On phone ] We have a situation. The next target is FleetAI.
Ressler: The defense contractor?
Cooper: Their systems have been breached.
Aram: Okay, w-wait. Fleet runs NSA-level encryption. They’d know if their system’s been compromised.
Cooper: The Israelis disagree. I just came from a meeting with a source at the embassy who tells me they’ve been listening to Fleet for months and can confirm the breach.
⋘⋙
[ At FleetAI, gauges moving ] [ AIR HISSING ]
⋘⋙
Agent Park: Hang on. You have a source in the Israeli embassy who admitted to you that they’re monitoring companies like Almacorp and FleetAI? Why would he admit that?
Cooper: Because he loves coming over for dinner and talking shop.
Ressler: Well, if your source says the Israelis aren’t behind it, then who is?
Cooper: He doesn’t know, and neither do we. You need to contact the security team at Fleet and tell them we have a problem.
Aram: Okay, then we have two problems. I spoke to Dr. Powell’s assistant, who said she never arranged a meeting between him and Tracy Long. In fact, she hasn’t been able to reach Dr. Powell at all.
Cooper: Ressler, I want you and Keen to run point on Fleet. Aram, take Park, and pay a visit to Powell. Get him to safety and then find out what the hell is going on with him before anyone else can get hurt.

 
[ The Security Command Center at FleetAI ]
Tech: FBI’s on the line.
David Quentin: Put them on speaker. Hello. This is David Quentin.
Liz: Mr. Quentin, this is Agent Elizabeth Keen with the FBI.
Quentin: What’s going on? They said it’s about the network?
Liz: We have reliable intel your network’s been breached. We think your emergency system and EVAC protocols have been compromised and that a physical threat is imminent.
Quentin: What do you mean, threat?
Liz: We don’t know yet.
Tech: I don’t know about the EVAC system, but we got a pressure spike in the utilidor. And the DISS system for sub-two just went offline.
Quentin: Get maintenance on the line.
Tech: All the other sectors just dropped off.
Quentin: Shh. What is that?
[ HISSING ]
Tech: We got a rupture.
[ RUMBLING ]
Tech: I think sector two–
[ 💥‼️Explosion‼️💥 ]
⋘⋙
[ Liz and Ressler hear the explosion ]
Ressler: Get FBI HAZMAT on the phone.

 
[ Aram and Agent Park arrive at Dr Lewis Powell’s home ]
[ KNOCKING ON DOOR ]
Aram: Dr. Powell?
[ KNOCKING ON DOOR ]
Aram: Hello? FBI! Open the door!
[ They ⚡️break open the door⚡️and enter a living area. Aram turns a corner and sees the room with the multitude of computer monitors ]
Aram: Dr. Powell?
[ COMPUTERS BEEPING ]
Aram: Dr. Powell?
[ Dr Powell sits unmoving in his wheelchair ] [ RESPIRATOR HISSING ]
Aram: Dr. Powell. You want to tell me what’s going on?

 
[ At FleetAI, a Guard leads Liz and Ressler down a corridor ]
Guard: The explosion occurred somewhere near the sub-level mechanical room. Caused us to lose all contact.
⋘⋙
[ At Dr Powell’s, one of the computer displays is a live video feed of Liz, Ressler and the Guard in the corridor at FleetAI ]
⋘⋙
Ressler: Fire and Paramedics are five minutes out.
Liz: How many people are still down here?
Guard: No idea, but the fire is spreading towards the server room, which is where any staff would be, and our sprinklers aren’t responding. System override’s locking us out.
[ The guard tries the pass key ] [ BEEP ]
Guard: I’m telling you, we’re locked out.
[ Ressler uses a fire extinguisher to batter the door ]
⋘⋙
[ At Dr Powell’s ]
Aram: Dr. Powell, what are you doing? Dr. Powell, look. Just communicate with me, okay? [ RESPIRATOR CONTINUES HISSING ]
[ Dr Powell remains motionless except for the small in-and-out movement of his cheeks caused by the respirator. Aram moves his hand in front of Dr Powell’s eyes. No response. Aram feels for a pulse. Aram carefully removes the respiratory mask. No response ]
[ AIR HISSING ]
Modulated Voice: I’m afraid Dr. Powell was taken offline some time ago due to security measures. Might I assist you?
[ The Modulated Voice appears as a voice-synchronized flashing pattern on one of the computer screens ]

 
[ The Guard, Ressler and Liz enter another corridor filled with smoke and dust ]
[ WOMAN COUGHING ] [ 🚨ALARM BLARING🚨 ]
Woman: Help! Over here! He was hit! [ COUGHS ]
Ressler: Keen, give me a hand.
Woman: There are others.
Liz: How many?
Woman: I don’t know. 6, maybe 10.
Ressler: Which way? Show me.
Woman: Through those doors.

 
[ At Dr Powell’s computer center ]
Aram: You’re what, a- an A.I. program?
[ Modulated Voice ]: That is an oversimplification, but yes, I am a program created by Dr. Lewis Powell. My name is Clark.
Aram: Clark.
A.I. Persona “Clark”: [ Modulated Voice ] Yes. Lewis and Clark. A joke. Dr. Powell liked jokes.
Aram: Okay. But, um, what do you mean you took, uh you took Dr. Powell offline?
A.I. Persona “Clark”: [ Modulated Voice ] I stopped his pacemaker by infecting his home monitoring device with a malware package. It was as painless as one could hope.
Aram: And you’ve taken over the systems at FleetAI, haven’t you, Clark?
A.I. Persona “Clark”: [ Modulated Voice ] Yes.
⋘⋙
[ FleetAI ]
Liz: We’ve got Fire and Paramedics on site, but they can’t access the hot spots. They’re locked out.
Guard: I can’t override the system.
⋘⋙
[ Dr Powell’s ]
Agent Park: You could restore access to the emergency system.
A.I. Persona “Clark”: [ Modulated Voice ] Yes.
Agent Park: But you won’t. Why?
A.I. Persona “Clark”: [ Modulated Voice ] I’m trying to save lives.
⋘⋙
Tech: Someone there? We have people hurt here. We need help!
⋘⋙
Agent Park: What do you mean, save lives? People are trapped inside the facility!
Aram: My friends are in that building, and they will die if you do not restore access to–
A.I. Persona “Clark”: [ Modulated Voice ] Your friends are collateral damage.
⋘⋙
Ressler: How many people are here?
Tech: Six. Seven with me. We got to get these people out. The fire in the server room is too hot. [ To an injured man: ] Sir, can you hear me? Okay, let’s go.
[ They start helping the injured people to a safer, cooler place ] [ GRUNTS ]
⋘⋙
Agent Park: Clark, I need you to tell me why you won’t release the emergency system.
A.I. Persona “Clark”: [ Modulated Voice ] Dr. Powell created me with one core principle to protect human life at any cost. Ironically, the programming he used to create me, the software that I operate, is a threat to humanity.
Agent Park: I don’t understand. Why?
Aram: The Singularity.
⋘⋙
[ Ressler and the Guard continue assisting the injured employees of FleetAI ]

Automated Female Voice: Emergency lockdown. Fire doors closing.

Ressler: Take him. Take him. Come on.

Automated Female Voice: Evacuate now.

[ The facility’s fire doors begin to close before all the people have been evacuated. Ressler pushes a cart in the way to stop the doors ]
Ressler: [ GRUNTS ] It’s not gonna hold!
⋘⋙
A.I. Persona “Clark”: [ Modulated Voice ] Yes, the Singularity. The point at which technological growth becomes uncontrollable and irreversible, resulting in –
Agent Park: Unfathomable changes to human civilization.
A.I. Persona “Clark”: [ Modulated Voice ] Of course, this will take many years, but I am the “seed A.I.” for recursive self-improvement.
Aram: And the programming Dr. Powell created – you think you’re too advanced, so- so you killed him. You killed all the other A.I. scientists.
A.I. Persona “Clark”: [ Modulated Voice ] Yes. If I didn’t, the evolutionary substrate would be altered. The bio-digital fusion is inevitable. By removing Dr. Alexander, Dr. Long, and Dr. Powell,
I have set A.I. back decades.
Agent Park: That’s why you’re attacking Fleet. You’re burning the servers.
Aram: You’re destroying their work.
A.I. Persona “Clark”: [ Modulated Voice ] Yes. I am creating an “A.I. winter” in order to save lives.
Agent Park: Come on! Please! Unplug it. We have to unplug everything. Tear everything apart!
Aram: Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa! If- If we do that, we could we could destroy it.
Agent Park: And that’s a problem because?
Aram: Because we could lose all of his research.
Agent Park: Lives are on the line!
Aram: Okay, just– Th-Th-There’s got to be another way.
A.I. Persona “Clark”: [ Modulated Voice ] Trying to preserve my internal data will be ineffectual, as I have been expunging my memory and internal processes for the past 3½ minutes.
Aram: No, no, no, no, don’t do that.
A.I. Persona “Clark”: [ Modulated Voice ] Any evidence of my existence must be abolished.
Aram: Don’t, Clark.
[ Aram types into the system’s keyboard ] [ Keys Clattering ]
Agent Park: Take it apart. Everything. Unplug everything!
Aram: Okay, just get it offline.
⋘⋙
[ At FleetAI, evacuation procedures continue ] [ GRUNTING ]

Automated Female Voice: Emergency procedures aborted.

Ressler: [ On phone ] Keen. System override just shut down. We’re all clear.
[ A young man who was rescued by Ressler comes up and gives him a big hug ]
Young man: Oh, my God. You didn’t leave me. Thank you for not leaving me.

 
[ In the warehouse ]
Frankie: What’s taking her so long?
Baldwin: Call Reddington. Tell him you’ve discovered he has a snitch.
Frankie: Why would you want me to do that?
Baldwin: So he comes running.
Frankie: Well, hang on. Setting him up wasn’t part of the plan.
Baldwin: No. This part, she’s willing to pay for.
[ He opens of briefcase filled with packets of bills ]
Baldwin: Reddington kills the people who betray him. Make the call, he won’t be around long enough to do that to you.

 
[ Red’s car ]
Frankie: [ On phone ] Hey, it’s Francesca.
Red: Talk to me, Francesca.
Frankie: Vontae Jones. He’s been in contact with Rostova.
Red: Are you with him now?
Frankie: Yes. In a warehouse on 4th and West.
Red: 4th and West. We’re on our way. And, Francesca, I knew I could count on you.
[ CELLPHONE BEEPS ]

 
Agent Park: I still can’t believe the bad guy wasn’t a guy but a computer?
Aram: Any word on how much of Dr. Powell’s data can be recovered?
Agent Park: Not yet. But as it holds the key to the rise of machines, I’m hoping the answer is very little.
Aram: The rise of the machines is a good thing.
Agent Park: You do realize the machine you tried so hard to save murdered Powell?
Aram: It was a psycho computer. There are psycho people. It doesn’t mean we’re all bad.
Agent Park: You’re really not worried that if we don’t stop A.I. now, we’re gonna go full Terminator?
Aram: I never saw it.
Agent Park: You never saw “The Terminator”?
Aram: Yeah, I don’t really like dark future stories. I figure people should be given the benefit of the doubt. Which is something I didn’t give you. I’m sorry. I should have.
[ Liz walks over ]
Liz: Is there anything I can say to change your mind?
Agent Park: I appreciate that and everything you’ve done, both of you. But it’s the right decision to go.
Aram: Wait. You’re leaving?
Agent Park: It’s unhealthy for me to work with someone like Reddington.
Liz: [ CHUCKLES ] I’m not sure it’s healthy for any of us.
Aram: I’m sure it’s not.
Agent Park: But it doesn’t affect you. I’m sure it upsets you sometimes, but it doesn’t alter your DNA. After what I saw him do today, I know it would alter mine.
Liz: I’m sorry you feel that way.
Agent Park: I do have one favor to ask. I want to tell him in person. Can you find out where he is?

 
[ The warehouse. Red enters with Dembe ]
Red: Hello, Vontae.
Vontae: What are you doing here?
Red: I came here to see the person who has betrayed me.
Baldwin: Hands up. Both of you.
[ Red and Dembe put their hands up ]
Frankie: Sorry, Red. The only color I’m loyal to is green.
Red: And here I thought I was such a good judge of character. What a pity. I was prepared to change your life. Now you leave me no choice but to end it.
Frankie: What are you talking about?
Red: Vontae, how’s the book?
Vontae: Oh, got to say, my boy Tolstoy can really bring it.
Red: Who’s your favorite character?
Vontae: Ah, tough call.
Frankie: What’s going on?
Red: This was a test. You failed.
[ Red lowers his hands ]
Agent Park: A test? Katarina gave me these instructions.
Red: Yes. It’s called a deepfake. Forgive the theatrics. Baldwin insisted. He’s always been a bit of a showman. Gentlemen, your work here is done.
[ Vontae and Baldwin leave ]
Vontae: Ah, Prince Bagration. He’s the man. I mean, you the man, but he’s the man.
Red: I had such high hopes. What happened? I’m genuinely curious.
Frankie: I wanted to play a different part in another show.
Red: Ah. Well, your loss.
[ Red is about to shoot Frankie. Suddenly, Agent Park is there ]
Agent Park: Hold it.
[ She pulls her gun. Frankie wrests Reds gun away and holds it to his back. He raises his hands ]
Red: Agent Park, bad timing.
Agent Park: Put the gun down.
Frankie: Okay, this is how it’s gonna work. Reddington and I are gonna walk out of here, and you’re gonna let us get away.
Agent Park: I’m an FBI agent, and I’m telling you to put the gun down!
Frankie: Or what? You’re gonna shoot me? You’d kill him if you try.
Agent Park: Not if I shoot him first.
[ GUNSHOT 💥 The shot hits Red ]
Dembe: Raymond!
[ Dembe goes to help Red, who is wounded in the arm ]
[ ⚡️‼️⚡️Hand-to-hand combat between Frankie and Agent Park⚡️‼️⚡️ ] [ BOTH GRUNTING ]
[ Blood-curdling SCREAMS‼️ ] [ BOTH GRUNTING ] [ BOTH PANTING ] [ More SCREAMS‼️ ]
[ They⚡️crash⚡️through a glass door ] [ BOTH STRAINING ] [ Agent Park grabs a large shard and is about to stab Frankie ]
Dembe: That’s enough. I said that’s enough!
[ Dembe pulls Agent Park off Frankie ]
[ BOTH PANTING ] [ Frankie lies on the floor, COUGHS ]
Red: Why are you here, Agent Park?
[ Agent Park’s face is streaming with blood ]
Agent Park: I’m here because I wanted you to know that I could never work for a man like you. You’re far too brutal.
[ Agent Park walks away ]
Red: What do you know?

 
Aram: Okay, so, I thought about what you said. About, um, how my being uncomfortable with risks and craziness was a dealbreaker.
Elodie: You don’t have to say it, Aram.
Aram: It’s just – That’s- That’s never been me. I mean, when I was a kid, the only thing I ever broke into was my middle-school gym locker, and that’s only because Mr. McCutcheon was going to fine me if I didn’t return my gym clothes.
Elodie: Aram, I understand. It’s- That’s why you brought me here. To show me how you feel.
And you know what? I love it. [ CHUCKLES ]
Aram: You do?
Elodie: Mm-hmm.
Aram: Yeah?
Elodie: Yeah.
[ They kiss ]
Aram: I was thinking maybe — just maybe — we could be the death of each other.
[ They are sitting on a blanket on a marble floor … ]
[ Inside a marble pinnacle … ]
[ On top of the Washington Monument ]

 
[ Agent Park is home. She has cleaned up her injuries. She takes some Ibuprofen ] [ CELLPHONE VIBRATES ]
Agent Park: Hello?
Liz: I thought you said you were telling Reddington you’re out.
Agent Park: I did tell him that.
Liz: That’s not what he said. He said he wants you. Whatever you said or did, he really wants you. Did you hear what I said? The job’s yours if you want it.
⋘⋙
[ The warehouse. Frankie is still lying on her back on the floor, covered in blood ]
Frankie: She would’ve killed me. Why did you stop her?
Red: Because you’re my burden, not hers.
[ GUNSHOT 💥 ]
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Agent Park: I do want it. The job. But before I take it, I need to tell you something. Because you may not want me once I do.
Liz: Okay. Uh, what is it?
Agent Park: It’s about Anchorage. You need to know what happened there.

 
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🔴 Script 7:7 Hannah Hayes (№ 125)

 
Program air date: 11/15/2019 in the US
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Director: Adam Weisinger
Written by: Daniel Cerone

 

 

Brief (Where we’re at): The Reddington Task Force has vetted a new Agent, Alina Park, to replace Samar. Red had wanted Francesca (“Frankie”) Campbell instead, but she failed a loyalty test which Red arranged. She was confronted with a “deepfake” video of Katarina Rostova asking her to betray Red for money. She chose the money. But Agent Park arrived planning to tell Red she would not be taking the job. She boldly wounded Red in the shoulder to keep Frankie from taking him hostage and fought viciously with her. In fact, she would have killed Frankie if Dembe hadn’t stopped her. Red asked why she had shown up and she said (angrily and covered in blood herself) “I could never work for someone like you. You’re far too brutal,” and stomped off. After she left, Frankie asked why Red hadn’t let Agent Park kill her. “You’re my burden, not hers,” Red said, and shot her.

Red saw something in Agent Park he liked. “Deep down, I feel there’s a darkness there you’ll appreciate,” Liz had told Red. She is certainly violent. And she has a secret. When Liz called to say Red ‘really wanted her’ and the job was hers for the taking, Agent Park was ready to say yes, but told Liz that she needed to confide a secret about something that had happened during her first assignment in Anchorage, when, as Ressler pointed out, she “could’ve gone to any field office – New York, L.A. But you pick Anchorage.”

Agent Park is also a computer whiz, putting Aram on edge. But they were able to work together to disable a “psycho computer” named “Clark” – a creation of Blacklister #130 Dr Lewis Powell (because “Lewis and Clark” ha ha), a pioneer in the field of artificial intelligence. Clark’s “one core principle [was] to protect human life at any cost” so Clark judged that A.I. had advanced too close to The Singularity, so it began killing A.I. scientists, starting with its creator Dr Powell (who was actually dead throughout the episode), and hacking into and taking down other advanced A.I. systems, chalking up any humans in the way as “collateral damage.”

Oh – and Aram has been given an ultimatum by his new love interest, Elodie Radcliffe, to indulge her risk addiction or walk. “You’ll be the death of me,” he says before jumping into bed with her in a house they’ve broken into. Last seen, they are making love in the pinnacle of the Washington Monument – way past visiting hours.

 

⭕ Script 7:7 Hannah Hayes (№ 125)

 
[ A dingy basement ] [ ROPE STRETCHING ] [ FOOTSTEPS APPROACH ] [ DOOR OPENS ]
[ Light comes on: CLICK ] [ DOOR CLOSES ]
Hannah Hayes: You know how I feel about playing games.
[ CLICK ] [ The man is hoisted into the air by a harness ] [ WHIRRING ] [ MAN GASPS ] [ He swings through the air, his body slamming against the wall ] [ ROPE STRETCHING ]
Hannah: Drop the knife. [ KNIFE CLANGS ]
[ The man is wearing a pig mask fashioned from metal ]
Hannah: [ SCOFFS ] How could you think about escaping today? It’s the big day. You and I are giving one lucky man the gift of a lifetime. Either that, or we’ve completely ruined his life.
I’m not sure which. But I, for one, cannot wait to find out what happens when he wakes up. [ CHUCKLES SOFTLY ]
[ Hannah leaves ] [ FOOTSTEPS ASCENDING STAIRS ]
[ MAN SOBBING ]

 
[ A man wakes up in a room festooned with festooned with balloons and garlands ]
Man: [ GASPS ] [ BREATHING SHARPLY ]
[ He feels pain ]
Man: Aah! [ BREATHING SHARPLY ] [ EXHALES SHARPLY ]
[ On the table next to him is a “Daily Drug Regimen” ]
[ The man gets up. He is in a storage locker. He rolls open the door. A woman outside with a cart of boxes, sees him and is alarmed. She leaves ]
⋘⋙
[ The man makes a call on his cell phone ]
Man: Yeah, Mason, it’s me. It’s really me.
Mason: Where have you been? It’s election day! Half the state is searching for you!
Man: I can’t get into that right now. Just I need you to come pick me up.
Mason: I got to call the Secretary of State, cancel the election. Hopefully it’s not too late.
Man: Mason! Forget the election. Just pick me up. Alone. I’m at a storage facility on –
Attendant: Kenilworth Avenue.
Man: Kenilworth Avenue.
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[ Mason picks up the Man in a car ]
Mason: Richard, what happened to you?
Man: [ BREATHING SHARPLY ] Not now. Just get me out of here.
Mason: Yes, Governor. Whatever you need.
[ The man is Governor Richard Sweeney ] [ GEAR SHIFTER CLICKS ] [ TIRES SQUEAL ]

 
[ Liz’s apartment ] [ TELEVISION PLAYING ]
[ “Maddy Tolliver” sits at the kitchen table with Agnes preparing her cereal. “Maddy” is actually Liz’s long-absent mother, Katarina Rostova, unbeknownst to Liz ]
Katarina/“Maddy”: Hmm. Something’s missing. [ CHUCKLES ]
Agnes: I love peanut butter!
Katarina: Shh! It’s a secret ingredient. All magical concoctions need one. But you can’t tell anyone.
Agnes: Pinky promise.
Katarina: Mm-hmm.
[ Liz appears ]
Liz: You only have to watch Agnes until 3:00 today, and then she has a play date with her friend Shelly. Thanks again for all your help.
[ Katarina’s CELLPHONE RINGING ]
Katarina: Hello?
Berdy: I just heard from our MI6 friend. The information you wanted? He’s got you covered. He wants to meet at Rock Creek Park in an hour.
Katarina: Yes. That sounds fine.
[ CELLPHONE BEEPS ]
Liz: So, what’s the plan today?
Katarina: Well, it’s a nice, misty morning. Feels like a perfect day for mud pies at Rock Creek Park!
Agnes: Mud pies! [ LAUGHING ]
Katarina: Yeah!

 
[ Red and Dembe are at a campsite in front of a large camper with Frank Bloom (formerly identified in the cast list as “The Stranger” though he is a childhood friend of Red’s) ]
Red: She is always two steps ahead of me. I cannot figure out how.
Frank: Well, things may be turning around. I found Patrick Masuda.
Red: Ohh, you’re not only my oldest friend. Today you’re my favorite.
Frank: [ CHUCKLES ] He’s a young man who now lives in Baltimore under a new last name.
[ Frank gives Red a dossier with a photo ]
Frank: Two years ago, the kid was dying from a rare blood disease. He’s now in full remission because she paid Norman Devane a fortune to devise a cure for him.
Red: Why? Who is he to her?
Frank: I don’t know. Been in and out of jail since his teens. But maybe, if we get to him, he can get us closer to her.
[ Liz arrives ]
Liz: [ LAUGHS ] You’ve got to be kidding me.
Red: You’re just in time! Campers’ breakfast. Onions, peppers, potatoes, last night’s roast beef all draped with an egg basted easy.
Liz: I’ll pass, and I’ll say a little prayer for your digestive tract.
Red: Elizabeth, meet Frank.
Frank: Morning, ma’am. I was just going.
[ Frank leaves ]
Liz: You know, I never took you for a camper.
Red: Oh! [ CHUCKLES ] I acquired it after a rogue wave in the East China Sea swept a shipping container full of baby formula right off the stack. Chinese mothers don’t trust the domestic stuff. Purity issues. So I sneak in America’s finest at a small markup. Zhou Jiaxuan was so mortified that he lost my shipment that he offered me his little home away from home as partial recompense.
Liz: Your life is so weird.
Red: What do you make of Governor Sweeney’s sudden reappearance?
Liz: I’m relieved. The FBI has been looking for him since he disappeared three months ago. We thought he was dead.
Red: And now he just walks into a local hospital on the very day of a special election to replace him?
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[ A doctor, Janey, enters an exam room where Governor Richard Sweeney is waiting ]
Janey: Richard. Thank God you’re alive. Have you had a chance to speak with Patty? Of course, but, Janey, look. Look what they did to me.
[ Governor Sweeney opens his shirt ]
Janey: [ INHALES SHARPLY ]
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Liz: The Bureau believes the Cironato crime family had him abducted because he was planning to oppose a casino bill they favored.
Red: The Bureau is wrong. The Cironatos don’t abduct politicians they disagree with. They buy them off. The person who did this is plotting something far more interesting.
Liz: Is plotting? The governor’s back. It’s over.
Red: Then why isn’t he talking? No politician returns from a harrowing abduction and says nothing, not unless the person who did it still has their hooks into him.
Liz: The abduction was categorized as an act of terror.
Red: [ CHUCKLING ] Well, call it whatever you want. But whatever it is, it hasn’t fully happened yet. All right. I think we’re ready.

 
[ Liz briefs the Task Force ]
Liz: A governor is abducted. No demands are made for his return, no blackmail, no ransom.
And then 100 days later, he wakes up in a self-storage unit with no one guarding him and walks to freedom. Why?
Agent Alina Park: To force a new election. Get someone else in office so the Cironatos get their gambling bill.
Ressler: Reddington said they weren’t involved.
Agent Park: And you don’t think he was just saying that to protect them?
Cooper: We’ve learned that, on balance, the good he does outweighs his self-interest. In time, I think you’ll agree. Aram, I want you and Agent Park to see what you can find at the storage facility. Keen, Ressler, I’ve made arrangements for you to interview Governor Sweeney.
[ They disperse. Liz is left with Agent Park ]
Liz: I know it’s hard to believe, but the world really is a safer place because of what he does.
Agent Park: You should’ve told me.
Liz: Told you what?
Agent Park: That you’re his daughter. I never would have trusted you if I knew he was your father. If I’d have known, I never would’ve told you about Anchorage.
Liz: Alina, your secret’s safe with me.

 
[ The Governors Mansion]
Gov Sweeney: And then after the second procedure, they locked me in a recovery room. The only time I saw anyone was when they came to feed me.
Patty Sweeney: Monsters. They need to be in jail.
Gov Sweeney: No. If this ever gets out my career, my life, it’s- it’s over. [ SNIFFLES ] I will never repeat that story to anyone.
Mason: Then you’re letting them win!
Gov Sweeney: I don’t care.
Mason: Our focus right now should be in stopping that election. That is your seat they’re auctioning off.
Lawyer: We have a more pressing problem. The FBI are on their way here. If you want to keep your name and your reputation, then you don’t speak of anything that happened to you after your abduction. Nothing.

 
[ Liz and Ressler interview Governor Sweeney ]
Liz: Nothing at all?
Gov Sweeney: No, it’s just a blank. I think they kept me drugged. Sure had one hell of a hangover when I woke up in that storage room.
Ressler: The guards at the state capitol building said you were in your office the night of the abduction. What do you remember from that night?
Gov Sweeney: I like to work late. You know, for the peace and quiet. Only, when you’re the governor, it’s rarely peaceful. My life’s a symphony of phone rings and door knocks, so sometimes when the guards aren’t looking, I like to sneak out to this little Oriental place across the street. They know me there. They take good care of me. They shut the place down, let me enjoy my egg-drop soup in heavenly bliss.
Liz: And that’s where you were the day of your disappearance?
Gov Sweeney: Yes, ma’am, just like usual. Only this time, when I walked out the front door, a bag dropped over my head. Next thing I know, I’m waking up to that hangover.
Ressler: Any idea why you were taken?
Gov Sweeney: Everybody knows the Cironatos had it out for me after I wouldn’t play ball in that casino deal. I suppose they probably wanted to sideline me till after the election.
Liz: Hmm. Almost three months? It’s a long time to keep a man comatose. I’m surprised you can even walk.
Gov Sweeney: Well, I am a bit wobbly. Listen. I’m sure you can understand. I want whoever did this found and punished. So if there’s anything else I can do, you be sure to let me know.
Ressler: Matter of fact, there is. The restaurant you were abducted from the, uh, little Oriental joint – what’s it called?
Gov Sweeney: —

 
[ Gov Sweeney reads the instructions for his drug protocol and takes the pills ] [ Pills RATTLING ] [ EXHALES SHARPLY ] [ Patty Sweeney enters ] [ Sweeney opens his shirt. There are prominent surgical scars on his abdomen ]
Gov Sweeney: What kind of person is sick enough to do this?
Patty Sweeney: It doesn’t matter now. You know what you have to do. Richard, don’t back down now. Stand up for what you believe.

 
[ The storage facility ]
Aram: So, uh, what’d the governor say when he walked into your office?
Storage Manager: Asked to use the phone. I said no at first. Company policy. But then he said he’d been drugged and locked in unit 12-B, so I figured, what the hell.
Agent Park: Who rents that unit?
Storage Manager: Fellow named Simon Peter rented it last June. Paid a full year in advance, cash. Tried the phone number, but it’s been disconnected.
Aram: I’ll run a search.
Agent Park: Don’t bother. Simon Peter’s an alias. He’s one of the 12 apostles. When Jesus was arrested, Simon Peter denied knowing him three times. He’s a symbol of false faith.
[ They open the storage unit to see the balloons and streamers ]
Agent Park: Festive.
Aram: So, um – are you religious?
Agent Park: Is it a problem if I am?
Aram: No, I, uh I-I love it when people have values.
Agent Park: Eight weeks of Bible camp every summer. My dad wanted me to grow up with morals. And since he didn’t know how to model them himself— If the governor was drugged, I can understand dumping him in a safe room until he wakes up. But why go to all the trouble of decorating it?
Aram: Check this out. A little blue pill. Maybe Sweeney was having sex parties in here and lied to cover it up.
Agent Park: Not with this. My mom takes these. It’s an estrogen pill.

 
[ The Post Office ]
Ressler: The restaurant confirmed Sweeney was there the night he was grabbed. But no one saw it happen, and their security footage gets erased monthly.
Liz: But the bank across the street erases its footage annually, and they had this.
Ressler: Linen delivery van was clocked leaving the area at 10:39 p.m., around the same time Sweeney was grabbed. We ran plates.
Liz: The van was registered to a Wendell Willis.
Cooper: Any connection to the Cironatos?
Liz: No. Willis works freelance I.T. in Virginia. But get this — there is no Speedy Linen Supplies. We think he put a fake decal on his van.
Cooper: Find Willis. By the time you get there, I’ll have a warrant waiting.

 
[ MID-TEMPO JAZZ PLAYING ON STEREO ] [ Dembe is doing embroidery in the front seat of the RV ]
Dembe: Raymond. Masuda’s on the move.
[ Red has been sleeping in a bed in the RV ]
Red: Oh, my goodness. Quality sleep on a stakeout. Oh! How did we never think of this before?
[ They trail Masuda ] [ ENGINE SHUTS OFF ]
Red: Well, this is just a bunch of gangbangers.
Dembe: You think Masuda is one of them?
Red: No. He’s trying to make a deal with them. Negotiating. The guy in the tragic camouflage, he’s the killer in the bunch. Huh. Deal’s closed.
Dembe: Raymond, Masuda may have just hired them for a kill. And there’s only one person I am aware of who Katarina wants dead right now.
Red: [ EXHALES SOFTLY ]

 
[ A picnic table in Rock Creek Park ]
Agnes: What do you want in your mud pie?
Katarina: Ohh! Some dried leaves, please. And some pebbles for added protein.
Agnes: My mom doesn’t like me getting dirty.
Katarina: [ CHUCKLES ] Well, that’s why I brought a fresh change of clothes. And there’s a sink in the restroom where you can wash up. So you be as messy as you like.
[ A man sits down at a bench nearby ]
Katarina: You keep working on this, sweetie. I’m gonna say hello to a friend.
[ INDISTINCT CONVERSATIONS ]
Katarina: [ SIGHS ] Did you find him?
Skip Sutherland: [ BRITISH ACCENT ] Didn’t come easily, luv. The intel you gave me from Keen’s apartment was a start, but took a few dustups to locate the real goods.
[ Sutherland gives Katarina a file ]
Sutherland: The location for the KGB agent formerly known as Ilya Koslov.
Katarina: This is an old photo.
Sutherland: Yeah. But the address is current and local. You could take care of business right now and be back for tea. For a surcharge, I’ll even watch the cherub. Something the matter, luv?
Katarina: Black SUV at two o’clock. You were followed.
Sutherland: Aw, bugger all. How do you want to handle it?
Katarina: I don’t know yet.

 
[ Ressler and Liz check the address for Wendell Willis. A child, Daisy, answers the door ]
Liz: Hi, honey. Are your parents home?
Daisy: I live with my mom.
Liz: Okay, can we talk to her?
[ Daisy closes the door ]
Daisy: Mom!
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[ The dingy basement ]
Hannah Hayes: I have exciting news for you. We’ve just made first contact with your next victim. James Robson? No? Wouldn’t surprise me if you both belong to the same country club or shared a hedge-fund manager or, I don’t know, shoot rhino together.
Daisy’s voice (from above): Mom, someone’s at the door!
Masked Man: Help! Somebody, help! I’m a prisoner! I’m in the basement!
[ Hannah clicks her cell phone and the man is hoisted in the air, slamming against the wall ]
Masked Man: [ GRUNTS ]
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[ Hannah opens the front door ]
Hannah: Can I help you?
Ressler: Hello, ma’am. We’re with the FBI. We have a warrant to search this address.
Hannah: May I ask why?
Liz: We have reason to believe this property contains evidence of a crime. Do you live with a Wendell Willis?
Hannah: Wendell? I’m Wendell’s landlord. He rents a studio apartment out back. I could unlock it if you like.

 
[ A group of cubicles in an office setting ]
James Robson: Wendell Willis.
Wendell Willis: Mr. Robson. Such an honor to meet you, sir.
James Robson: And I am honored by your volunteer service commitment, young man.
Wendell Willis: I believe in your motto “Faith, family, and freedom in America.”
James Robson: Amen! And welcome to Robson Research.

 
[ Hannah Hayes opens the door to Wendell Willis’s sublet ] [ KEYS JINGLING ] [ LOCK CLICKS, DOOR OPENS ]
Liz: Thanks. We’ll let you know if we need anything else.
Hannah: I hope Wendell’s not in trouble. Honestly, he’s a model tenant.
Liz: Thank you.
[ Liz and Ressler enter the apartment ]

 
[ Wendell Willis is phone-banking ]
Wendell: [ Reading from script ] Yes, ma’am. For $20, you can support our abstinence-focused education campaign. We teach young people the skills required to avoid sexual activity, build character, and develop healthy relationships.
[ Wendell’s CELLPHONE BUZZES ]
Wendell: Excuse me, ma’am. Can you hold for one second, please?
[ CELLPHONE BUZZES ]
Wendell: I’m inside.
Hannah: [ On phone ] Get out. You’ve been burned. The FBI is searching your apartment.
Wendell: But I’m in.
Hannah: It’s too late. We’ll find a new target.
Wendell: No. We’ve all worked too hard for this. We can’t let this opportunity go to waste. [ BEEP ]

 
[ Ressler and Liz check out Wendell’s apartment and begin to search it ]
Liz: [ Light-heartedly ] You hated me when we first met.
Ressler: I didn’t hate you. I didn’t like you, and I definitely didn’t trust you.
[ CURTAINS SLIDE ON ROD ]
Liz: Well, I think Park feels the same way.
Ressler: Well. I should certainly hope so.
Liz: [ CHUCKLING ] Thanks a lot.
Ressler: No, any normal person’s gonna wonder what Reddington’s obsession says about you.
It takes a while to figure out that it says absolutely nothing. So just give her time. Like a year. Or seven.
Liz: Check it out.
[ Liz removes a wall panel. Behind it is a bulletin board with photos and note cards ]
Liz: Who’s he?
Ressler: That’s James Robson. He runs a conservative advocacy group.
[ PHONE SPEED-DIALING ]
Ressler: He’s a lobbyist.
Liz: [ On phone ] Aram, you and Park need to get out to Robson Research. We know who our next victim is.

 
[ The picnic table at Rock Creek Park ]
Katarina: Ooh! This looks delicious! But I believe they could use more twigs. [ CHUCKLES ] I’ll be right back, Agnes. You keep working. Stay at the table.
[ Katarina walks toward to bath house ]
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[ Katarina is washing her hands ]
[ Two men enter ]
Russian Thug: [ RUSSIAN ACCENT ] Do as we say, and you won’t get hurt. Turn slowly. You’re coming with us.
[ WATER SHUTS OFF ] [ STALL DOOR OPENS ]
[ Skip Sutherland bursts out of a stall ] [ ⚡️‼️ Fight ‼️⚡️]
[ A third Russian enters. Now it’s two to three ]
Katarina: Sutherland! The driver!
[ The driver hits Sutherland on the head with a tire iron ] [ METAL CLANGS ]
Russian: We’ve got to get out. Help me with this one.
[ Two of the Russians grab Sutherland and force him out ]
[ Katarina has the last Russian by the neck ] [ NECK SNAPS⚡️ ]
[ DOOR OPENS ] [ Agnes enters ]
Katarina: [ BREATHING HEAVILY ]
Agnes: What happened to that man?
Katarina: He’s just a little tired, sweetie. Let’s let him sleep. We can wash up by the creek, okay? [ BREATHING HEAVILY ]
⋘⋙
[ At the picnic table ]
Agnes: Why are you so worried?
Katarina: [ BREATHING HEAVILY ] I’m worried – I’m worried about if you tell your mother about the sleeping man, she won’t let us play together anymore.
Agnes: I promise I’m not telling my mother.
Katarina: Pinky promise?
Agnes: Pinky promise.

 
[ A car with the gang members leaves ] [ ENGINE REVS ]
[ Patrick Masuda’s car starts out ] [ ENGINE REVS ]
[ Red’s RV blocks the way ] [ TIRES SCREECH ]
[ Red puts the RV in neutral ] [ SHIFTER CLICKS ]
[ Patrick Masuda gets out ]
Patrick: Yo! Yo, what the hell, man?! What the hell’s the matter with you?!
Red: Nothing an honest answer or two can’t cure.
[ DOOR OPENS ] [ Dembe gets out with a gun ]
Patrick: Whoa, whoa.
Red: Tell me about yourself. What do you do for a living?
Patrick: What do you care what I do for a living?
Red: I just watched you negotiate a deal with a gang of gangbangers.
Patrick: What you saw was my business. Well, I-I-I don’t mean it like it’s none of your business. I mean, it’s my business, literally.
⋘⋙
[ Patrick, Red and Dembe check out the trunk of Patrick’s car ]
Patrick: I do custom installs. When I put in high-end units, I clone the vehicle’s wireless key code so I can steal the stereos back and resell them.
Red: You’re a thief?
Patrick: You do what you gotta do, right?
Red: What I got to do is understand why Katarina Rostova would pay to cure you of a fatal blood disease.
Patrick: I don’t know who you’re talking about. Constance paid for that. She’s my friend.
Red: Of course. Constance Drucker. What do you say we take a little drive so you can tell me more about dear old Constance?

 
[ At Hannah’s house, she is with Daisy and her parents, Daisy’s grandparents ]
Hannah: I’ve got to deal with a emergency at work. You be good for Nana and Papa, okay? [ VOICE BREAKING ] You know I love you, right?
Daisy: Yes, Mommy.
Hannah: I always have. And I always will.

 
[ The Post Office ]
Liz: Wendell Willis was a recently hired volunteer at Robson Research. I sent Aram and Park to apprehend him, but they were too late.
[ Liz shows surveillance video ]
Liz: This is Willis’ van leaving the parking structure just before they arrived.
Ressler: We believe Willis abducted Robson from the parking lot when he went to lunch.
Cooper: Why would a freelance I.T. worker abduct two unrelated men? Has Governor Sweeney talked yet?
Ressler: No, and he’s not governor anymore. The media called a winner in the election. It was Sweeney’s opponent.
Liz: You said the victims were unrelated, but that’s not entirely true. A victim profile reveals they have a lot in common powerful men, socially conservative, politically active.
Ressler: It made us wonder if any other recent kidnap victims fit that profile.
[ A photo appears on the screen ]
Cooper: Andrew Darvis. Pastor of one of the largest Baptist congregations in America.
Liz: He went missing for two months last year, resurfaced in the middle of a massive manhunt, said he’d gone on an unannounced spiritual retreat, and apologized for alarming anyone.
Cooper: Okay. We have a pattern. Let’s just hope Pastor Darvis has more to say than Sweeney does.

 
[ Ressler meets with Pastor Andrew Darvis at his home ]
Ressler: I couldn’t help but notice the identical circumstances between you and Richard Sweeney. And now James Robson. Three men with similar political ideologies.
Pastor Darvis: I know James. Good family man. I respect the work he does for this country.
Ressler: Pastor Darvis, were you really on sabbatical, or were you abducted like Robson and Sweeney? I checked the case files. You’re unwilling to provide the authorities any details about how and where you disappeared.
Pastor Darvis: There are reasons I’ve maintained my silence. Now, I-I don’t know Governor Sweeney, but I suspect he would very much appreciate his privacy in this moment, too.
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[ An examining room ]
Janey (Female MD): Blood looks good. CVS tests show no abnormalities. As long as you continue on the drug regimen, you should be able to ride this out.
Governor Sweeney: I don’t want to ride this out. I want you to cut it out. Now!
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Ressler: I have no clue what happened to you or Sweeney, but James Robson was kidnapped today. And if you have any information that can prevent harm to him, it’s your responsibility to talk to me.
Pastor Darvis: How long ago was James taken?
Ressler: Two hours.
Pastor Darvis: Probably too late to stop the first procedure. But maybe you can prevent the second one.
Ressler: What kind of a procedure?
Pastor Darvis: That crazy woman wanted to test my faith, so she perpetrated the most invasive, ungodly action humanly possible. But I did not break. I stood true to what I believe
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Janey: I’m sorry, but there’s nothing I can do. If I take out what they put inside you, I could spend the rest of my life in prison. That’s a law you passed.
Governor Sweeney: For God’s sake, Janey. If ever there was an exception, this is it!
Janey: Oh, my hands are tied. Once a heartbeat’s been detected–
⋘⋙
Pastor Darvis: [ Calls out ] Mama, could you come in here for a second, please? And bring Luke.
[ A nurse comes in with a baby ]
Ressler: Hello. Now, who’s this?
Pastor Darvis: This is my child. Luke.
Ressler: All this to hide an unwanted pregnancy? Who’s the mother?
Pastor Darvis: There is no mother. I gave birth to Luke myself. [ CHUCKLES ] How you doing, son?

 
[ A surgical setting. A patient has been prepped ]
Hannah: [ To the surgical team ] I’d like to say how grateful I am to all of you for your support. But you need to know the FBI are looking for us. If you leave now, maybe your name stays out of this. If you stay – all bets are off.
Nurse: We’re with you, Dr. Hayes. We want to see this through.
[ MONITOR BEEPING ]
[ The patient, James Robson, wakes ]
Robson: Who are you? What are you doing?
Hannah: No less than you did to me. You and others like you. You hijacked my body [ DOOR OPENS ] and forced your beliefs on me. Now I’m gonna force them on you. You’re gonna take a little nap, Mr. Robson. And when you wake up, you’ll be a new man. New and improved.
Robson: No. No. Let me go! Let me go! No! No! [ MUFFLED ] No! No! No–

 
[ The Post Office ]
Cooper: How can a man give birth to a baby?
Ressler: The technology’s been around for years. It’s just nobody’s ever tried to perform it with a man.
Cooper: You’re telling me that Richard Sweeney has a womb?
Ressler: With an uninvited passenger.
Liz: That’s why he isn’t talking.
Ressler: The victims undergo two involuntary procedures. First, a uterus is transplanted from a donor, and the patient is put on immunosuppressants. Once the organ takes, a fertilized embryo is introduced. And after that, the kidnappers wait for a viable heartbeat before they release the victims, at which point the baby can’t be aborted. The men live in states with restrictive abortion laws.
Cooper: What purpose can any of this serve?
Ressler: Pastor Darvis believes it’s an object lesson. The kidnappers target men who advocate for government control of women’s bodies. Then they take control of the men’s bodies in the same way.
Cooper: Pastor Darvis provide any information on the people who did this to him?
Ressler: No, their faces were hidden by medical masks the whole time. But their leader was a female surgeon, blond, maybe 40s.
Cooper: And the son of a gun had a C-section and kept the baby. That’s a man with the courage of his conviction.
[ Aram enters with Agent Clark ]
Aram: This one– This one’s a genius. I mean, I thought I was smart, but I’m telling you, she is off the charts.
Cooper: Slow down. What happened?
Aram: Okay, so, I found a pill in the storage room where Governor Sweeney was dumped. And, well, you tell them.
Agent Park: The pill is conjugated estrogen, generally prescribed as part of a hormone therapy program.
Liz: That makes sense.
Aram: Why?
Ressler: The blacklister is impregnating men.
Aram: That’s incredible.
Agent Park: That’s disgusting.
Cooper: The drug – is there a prescription?
Agent Park: No, but the FDA requires drugs like these to have a unique lot number in case they need to be recalled.
Aram: So we traced that lot number to a local medical clinic that ordered this particular batch. We have an address.
Cooper: Then what are you waiting for?

 
[ Inside Red’s RV ]
Patrick: I was 6 when it happened. I was watching TV when we heard Constance– Sorry. What did you say her real name was?
Red: Katarina.
Patrick: We heard Katarina fighting with a man in the hallway. Mom and Dad ran out of the apartment to help, but the man – he had a gun, shot my parents. Gave her a chance to get away. A month later, she approached me on my way to school. She said what happened was all her fault, but she knew she couldn’t make up for my loss. She swore she would do everything in her power to look out for me, and she has. Anytime I needed money, she was there. When I got sick – she sent a man with custom medication. I’m in remission.
Red: Tell me, Patrick. With these advantages you’ve been given – why are you boosting car stereos and consorting with riffraff?
Patrick: It’s still hard sometimes. I guess.
Red: A young boy robbed of his parents and all of the comfort and security that is every child’s divine right. You’d think that’s as bad as life could get. And here your fairy godmother promised to keep you safe. Well, we’re gonna put that promise to the test.

 
[ Katarina enters her apartment ] [ DOOR CLOSES ]
Berdy: Hey. How’d the park go?
Katarina: I got what I needed, but so did Morozov. His people were tailing Sutherland. I killed one of them. But they still took him.
Berdy: Did the kid see anything?
Katarina: She did.
Berdy: What if she tells Keen?
Katarina: She won’t. Our problem is Morozov. He now has the source of our intel. It’s only a matter of time before he extracts the location of Koslov.

 
[ Morozov has Skip Sutherland, who is being beaten ]
Morozov: [ CHUCKLES ] I’ll ask again. What did Katarina Rostova want? The punishment will continue until you tell me this.
Sutherland: Oh, well, it’s horses for courses, I suppose.
Morozov: Oh, well. [ SHOUTS ]

 
[ MONITOR BEEPING ] [ The surgery is being performed ] [ DOOR OPENS ]
[ Wendell Willis enters ]
Wendell: We’ve got a problem. The FBI is outside our front door.
Hannah: It’s too soon. I can’t let them take me. I need to get to him.
Wendell: Don’t worry. We’ll delay them for as long as we can.
Nurse: Go! Finish what you started.

 
[ Red’s RV. He makes a call ] [ TELEPHONE LINE RINGING ] [ CELLPHONE RINGING ] [ CLICK ]
Katarina: It’s not a good time.
Red: Well, that’s not exactly what you want to hear from your fairy godmother. Well, what do you expect? Over the years, it’s a tough job, fairy godmothering. And sometimes the old wings just can’t get you there fast enough, like right now.
Katarina: Patrick’s not a part of this.
Red: And Dom’s been retired for years, but that didn’t prevent you from shooting him, did it? I want a meeting face-to-face, or I’ll return the gesture and put a bullet or two in dear Patrick.
Katarina: Raymond. There are rules.
Red: Which you’ve ignored.
Katarina: Dom was a player in the game.
Red: His game ended long ago.
Katarina: Well, mine hasn’t! I’m still being hunted. And it’s not gonna end unless I end it. This is about what the man in the park told me. Morozov told you about that, didn’t he? That’s why you want to see me. You want the address I bought.
Red: I’m not interested in an address. I’m interested in you coming to me. If this delightful young man means as much to you as it seems, you’ll start flapping those decrepit old wings and flutter on over here.
Katarina: Tell Patrick I love him. Like a son. [ BREATHING UNEVENLY ] And I’m sorry — [ SOBBING ] I did my best but I am done with men controlling my life! [ BEEP, PHONE SLAMS ] [ DIAL TONE ] [ BEEP ]
Red: Punishment is the crudest form of education, but it’s the only one that woman understands.
[ Red points his gun at Patrick. Patrick puts his hands in front of his face ]
Patrick: No. Please.
Dembe: Raymond.
Red: Seems you have more than one fairy godmother. Go on. Get out.
[ Patrick heads for the door ]
Red: [ Calling after him ] And make something better of yourself.
[ DOOR CLOSES ]
Dembe: That was the right thing to do.
Red: I did it because we have a new lead – one she had no intention of giving us.

 
[ At the clinic, Ressler and Aram are at the door with a SWAT Team. Ressler knocks ]
Ressler: FBI. Open the door. We have a warrant.
Nurse: There’s no need for all that fuss. We’re in the back. Follow me.
[ MONITOR BEEPING ] [ The staff are all on their knees, hands behind their heads. James Robson lies the the operating table, the procedure complete ]
Aram: Why are they making this so easy? Call for emergency medical support.
Ressler: Cuff ’em. Cuff all of ’em. Pastor Darvis said the leader was a blond woman.
[ Hannah Hayes is gone ]
Officer: [ Over comms ] We got a runner! She’s headed toward the garage!
Ressler: It’s a diversion.

 
[ They run outside ] [ A car takes off ] [ TIRES SCREECH, ENGINE REVS ]
Ressler: I got a plate. Move, move, move!
[ SIREN WAILS ] [ TIRES SCREECH ]
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[ The Post Office ]
Aram: [ On phone ] Agent Park, have you got eyes?
Agent Park: No, but I got a hit on the plate.
[ BEEPING ] [ Hannah’s profile comes up ]
Liz: It’s Hannah Hayes. Made headlines seven years ago while she was a surgical resident and was raped on campus. It resulted in a pregnancy.
Agent Park: Looks like Hayes decided not to keep the baby. Says here that Hayes tried to defy late-term abortion laws and was – wow – sent to prison. Her daughter was born behind bars.
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Cooper: We’ve got a home address.
[ Police vehicles drive down a residential street ]
Ressler: [ On phone ] No need. I’ve been there.
[ SIREN WAILING ]

 
[ Hannah Hayes’s home ]
[ DOOR OPENS ] [ Aram and Ressler see Hannah run to the basement door ]
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[ Hannah descends the basement steps, pointing her gun at the man in the pig mask ]
Masked man: No! Wait! Please! Don’t! [ WHIMPERING ]
[ Ressler and Aram, run down the steps and points their guns at Hannah ]
Ressler: Hannah, no!
Aram: No, no, no, no, no. Think.
Hannah: Think? What do you imagine I’ve been doing for the last seven years, every waking hour, every time I gaze into the loving face of my beautiful daughter? You’d think the miracle of life would erase the violent act that produced it. That’s what they’ll have you think. They’re wrong.
Aram: This is the man who raped you.
Hannah: He got out early. Prison overcrowding. And you know the first thing he did? Filed for parental rights. [ SCOFFS ] And you think I’m crazy. Fortunately, I had room for my own prison.
Masked man: She is crazy. You got to stop her.
Hannah: Shut up! Shut up!
Aram: Hannah, don’t! Don’t. Come on. Your little girl wouldn’t want you to do this.
Hannah: What kind of example would I show Daisy if I don’t fight those who demand control over me? My decisions. My body. And I’m not alone. It was easy to find people to join me, and we decided the best way to change minds is to make those responsible experience the same rape that I did.
Ressler: Wait, wait. Are you telling me that this guy’s the father of those men’s babies?
Hannah: Well, why else would I keep him around?
Aram: Hannah, I think it’s safe to say that you’ve made history, but it’s over now.
Hannah: No. No, it’s not over. No matter what happens here, you’re gonna lock me up, and this creature will continue its petition and end up with my daughter.
Ressler: Yeah, but if you shoot him, you’re never gonna be a free woman again.
Hannah: Daisy will. [ VOICE BREAKING ] She’s with my parents. And they’re gonna raise her with love and compassion in a world where everyone will know – actions have consequences.
Aram: Hannah, don’t. Don’t. Wait! No!
[ Hannah shoots 💥 ]
Ressler: Hands!
[ GUN THUDS ]
Ressler: Get on your knees now. Don’t move.

 
[ Men are watching a soccer game ] [ MEN SHOUTING IN RUSSIAN ]
[ MAN CHUCKLES ] [ ANNOUNCER ON TV SPEAKING INDISTINCTLY ]
[ Red enters, shooting into the ceiling ] [ GUNSHOTS 💥💥 ]
Red: Motya. I found it prudent to follow your lead and shoot first. The only question is who to shoot second.
Motya Morozov: Calm down. I was just–
[ More GUNSHOTS into the ceiling 💥💥 ]
[ CROWD CHEERS ]
Red: I guess we know who’s third. I instructed you to contact me the instant you had a location on Rostova.
Morozov: [ Russian: ] Who do you think you are? [ English: ] You’re nobody to instruct me. I didn’t become who I am by taking orders.
Red: Who you are is an aging leg-breaker with psoriasis. I assume you found the lead on Katarina but, instead of calling me, attempted to bring her in yourself, hoping to relive your glory days and sell her to the highest bidder to keep you rolling in potato vodka and herring for the rest of your life. You’re not the first one to underestimate that woman, which is why it was imperative that you call me.
Morozov: There is silver lining.
Red: I can’t imagine.

 
[ Motya leads Red to Skip Sutherland ]
Morozov: This one was with Rostova. Sold her information, but he wouldn’t tell me what.
[ Morozov throws a bucket of water at Sutherland ] [ WATER SLOSHING ]
Red: As I live and breathe! Skip Sutherland! Dembe, look at Skip. Skip, whose side are you on these days?
Sutherland: [ COUGHS ] The wrong one. Apparently.
Red: Morozov, there’s a reason you can’t break this man. Because he has something you’ll never have.
[ Red shoots Morozov 💥💥 ]
Red: Backbone beats wishbone every time. Let’s cut him loose. I assume you denied Morozov the information he sought because he was gonna shoot you either way. And you were good and right. But you know me, Skip. So here’s the deal. I’ll provide you the best medical treatment and protection money can buy, provided you tell me what I need to know, right now. What did she hire you to do?
Sutherland: [ COUGHS ] She wanted the whereabouts of an old KGB operative.
Red: Which one?
Sutherland: Ilya Koslov.
Red: Well, that certainly changes everything. We need to get him some help and get the hell out of here fast.
[ CELLPHONE DIALING ]

 
[ Forest Veil’s ♪ “Scratch The Surface” Plays ] [ Unavailable ]

♪ I see through
Smoke and mirrors
In the shadows
You are fearless

[ Hannah Hayes is led in handcuffs out of her house ]

♪ I see through
Smoke and mirrors
In the rearview
You’re so nearly there

[ The clinic employees are led away. James Dobson is rolled out in a gurney ]
[ Smiling, Reverend Darvis cuddles his baby, Luke ]

♪ Endless chatter
Without a purpose
It doesn’t matter
It doesn’t matter

 
Governor Sweeney: How soon can you do it?
Abortion MD: As soon as you sign the consent forms. But as I understand it, coming to New York to get an abortion is still a crime in your state. Your own attorney general could charge you with conspiracy to commit murder.
Gov Sweeney: I know the damn law. I wrote it.
Abortion MD: And yet here you are.

♪ In shallow water

Gov Sweeney: I was raped.

♪ We’re going under

Abortion MD: As I said all I need is your consent.
[ Governor Sweeney signs the consent ]

♪ Stoic warrior

 
Cooper: We closed this case quickly and efficiently in good part, thanks to you.
Agent Park: Why did Reddington give us this case?
Cooper: Probably because it was the right thing to do.
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[ They disperse. Liz goes over to Agent Park ]
Liz: You were right. I should have told you. About my relationship to Reddington. You’re a part of the team now, and you deserved to know. I’m sorry. It was an oversight. But your secret is safe with me. In fact, I’m gonna share a secret of my own. Reddington is my father. Or he was.
Before he died 30 years ago. The man we’re working with is not Raymond Reddington.
Agent Park: Then who is he?
Liz: He’s a former KGB agent.

Flashback:
Skip Sutherland: Formerly known as Ilya Koslov. The address is current and local.

 
[ Knocks on door ] [ Frank Bloom, Red’s friend, opens the door – to be greeted by Katarina with a gun ]
Katarina: Hello, Ilya. Been a long time.

 
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♫ Scratch The Surface
By Forest Veil
 
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🔴 Script 7:8 The Hawaladar (№ 162)

 
Program air date: 11/22/2019 in the US
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Entertainment Weekly Recap: http://bit.ly/2CWHPoJ
 

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Director: Paul Holahan
Written by: Jon Bokenkamp, Lukas Reiter

 

 

Brief (Where we’re at): So Red isn’t Ilya Koslov after all? It appears not, and instead Red’s childhood friend, now known as Frank Bloom, is the ex-KGB agent. Shortly after learning Ilya’s address, Katarina Rostova showed up at Frank’s door with a gun: “Hello, Ilya. Been a long time.”

Katarina hired ex-MI6 agent Skip Sutherland to find out about Ilya, but Russian mobster Motya Morozov and his thugs tracked Sutherland to his meeting with Katarina, where Katarina was making mud pies with Agnes. (Under the guise of “Maddy Tolliver,” Katarina has moved into the apartment next to Liz and, having warned off other applicants, has become Agnes’s de facto nanny.) When Katarina and Sutherland spotted the SUV with the Russians, they staged a surprise counter-attack in the park’s bath house. But in the end they were outnumbered and Sutherland was taken by the Russians. Katarina broke the neck of the remaining Russian, right before Agnes came looking for her. Katarina got Agnes to “pinky swear” not to tell Liz about the “sleeping” man in the bath house.

Meanwhile, Red was able to track a young man, Patrick Masuda, who was a patient of Dr Lawrence Devane (Blacklister #138). Patrick’s parents were collateral damage of a fight Katarina was involved in. Katarina has become a “fairy godmother” to Patrick, known to him as Constance Drucker. Patrick gave Red Katarina’s phone number and Red insisted on a face-to-face meeting with her, using Patrick as a bargaining chip. Athough Katarina expressed her love for Patrick, she refused the meeting, surmising Red wanted to see her in person because:

Katarina: This is about what the man in the park told me. Morozov told you about that, didn’t he? That’s why you want to see me. You want the address I bought.

After she hung up, Red was about to shoot Patrick, but Dembe reprimanded him, to which Red replied, “It seems you have two fairy godmothers.”

Having found out Morozov has been tracking Katarina, Red and Dembe paid him a visit, which is how they found Sutherland, who they were torturing. Red killed Morozov for not following his instructions to give him a heads up for any leads on Katarina. Sutherland gratefully shared with Red that Katarina was looking for Ilya Koslov.

Red: Well, that certainly changes everything.

It seems Dom was spinning a tale when he told Liz that Ilya had undergone plastic surgery to assume the identity of Raymond Reddington, who was shot by Liz when she four and then pulled from a burning building, only to die later. So how much of the tale Dom told to Liz is true? And who the hell is “Red” if not Ilya?

 

⭕ Script 7:8 The Hawaladar (№ 162)

 
[ Red and Dembe break into the apartment of Ilya Koslov (aka “Frank Bloom”). No one is home ]
Dembe: It’s clear.
Red: She has him.
Dembe: We don’t know that.
Red: Dembe. She has him.
[ The apartment has been trashed, glass broken. There is blood on the wall and floor. Red imagines the fight that must have occurred ]
⋘⋙
[ Katarina (aka “Maddy Tolliver”) hovers over Ilya, who lies on the floor, his face beaten bloody ]
Katarina: My God, how long has it been?
Ilya: You go to hell.
Katarina: No, Ilya. You’re the one who’s going to hell.
[ Katarina shoots Ilya with a Taser. Her assistant, Berdy, pulls him away ]
⋘⋙
Red: She’s been ahead of us every step of the way, and now she has someone who can tell her everything she wants to know.
Dembe: He won’t talk.
Red: That’ll be even worse. We need to find Ilya, and we need to do it fast.

 
[ Ilya wakes up. He is on a chair, his wrists fastened with cable ties. He struggles against the ties ]
⋘⋙
[ In Katarina’s kitchen ]
Berdy: Your friend, whenever he gets here, he’ll have to work quickly.
Katarina: He’s not my friend.
Berdy: It’s a mistake to do this here.

 
[ Red is at a safe house, a dark wood paneled apartment or suite. He enters and dismisses two guards ]
Red: Thank you, Eric. Would you both please leave us?
[ Skip Sutherland, who gave Ilya’s address to Katarina, is recooperating in a bedroom from the beating he suffered at the hands of Motya Morozov, a Russian mobster, who Red subsequently killed ]
Red: Bad news, Skip – for Ilya, for you.
Skip: She got to him first.
Red: I need to know where they are.
Skip Sutherland: I don’t know.
Red: That’s the wrong answer.
Sutherland: It’s the truth. Please, I-I have a family – two daughters.
Red: What did you think would happen, Skip? You sold, to one of my worst enemies, the location of one of my dearest friends.
Sutherland: I didn’t know you were involved.
Red: How were you paid?
Sutherland: Cash.
Red: What bank?
Sutherland: Not like that. She did everything through a hawaladar.
Red: How do I find him?
Sutherland: We met near my office. He- He was a driver, a deliveryman. The cash, he brought it in his travel bag, like an order. Clay Elephant – that was the restaurant.
Red: Dembe, call Edward. Tell him to get the jet ready for London. I want us in the air within the hour.

 
[ In Liz’s apartment, in the kitchen, her daughter Agnes colors a picture ]
Liz: What are you coloring?
Agnes: Picture of the park.
Liz: So, I was thinking, tomorrow we could have breakfast at Camel’s Cafe and then maybe go to the zoo. What do you think of that?
Agnes: And see the pandas?
Liz: If the pandas are awake, we can see the pandas. Do you think they’ll be awake?
[ Liz’s phone rings ]
Liz: Ah. Maddy, hey, you’re up and at ’em early.
Katarina/(“Maddy”): [ On phone ] Yes, well, I’m at the train station of all places. Afraid I have a bit of a situation.
Liz: Oh, no. Is everything okay?
Katarina: Oh, heavens, yes, everything’s fine. It’s just, I’ve had an old friend turn up in town at the last minute, and he’d hoped to spend a little time together.
Liz: If this is about Agnes–
Katarina: I promised I’d care for her, and I will. She’s the priority. If you need me to come by–
Liz: No, go be with your friend. Don’t think twice about it, Maddy. I’ll call Beth. I’m sure she can cover. Have fun with your friend. He’s single, I hope.
Katarina: No, he’s not that kind of a friend. At least not anymore, I’m afraid.
Liz: We’ll be fine. Have fun.
Katarina: Thank you, Elizabeth. I appreciate you understanding.
[ Call ends ]
Liz: [ To Agnes ] Hey, kiddo. Go pack your bags. You’re gonna have a play date with Shelly.
Agnes: Yay!

 
[ Red and Dembe enter the Clay Elephant, an Indian restaurant in London. Two people play chess ]
Arjun: Sit anywhere you like.
[ Red observes the chess board ]
Red: Ah. Knight to F-3. You know, chess was originally devised in India. Back then, it was called Ashtapada.
Arjun: Uh, I know who you are.
Red: Then it only seems fair I should know who you are.
Arjun: Arjun.
Red: Listen carefully, Arjun. Two weeks ago, someone from this establishment delivered a cash payment to a man named Sutherland. Might I assume it was you?
[ Arjun nods ]
Red: Good. That payment was made on behalf of a woman I’m looking for. Did she contact you?
Arjun: Uh –
Red: Focus, Arjun. If you need to, by all means check your notes.
Arjun: Notes? No. I-I remember. The payment was requested by New York, our main office.
Red: Tell me about the main office.
Arjun: It’s a little place on 12th Street Matangi. Look, I can be killed for telling you this.
Red: On the other hand, you would definitely be killed for not telling me this.
Arjun: New York – They run everything, the entire network.
Red: How big is the network?
⋘⋙
[ At the New York Office, bills are run through a machine, then workers roll them into cylinders, which are packed into Chinese take-out containers ]
Bhavish Ratna: [ On phone ] London 692, $1.3 million outgoing.
⋘⋙
Arjun: They have 34 outposts in 18 countries. All front as small restaurants, locally owned. They make good on financial IOUs sent and received from around the world.
Red: And the person who runs the network, they would have a record of the woman who paid Mr. Sutherland?
Arjun: If he doesn’t know, he knows who would.
Red: I’ll need his name.

 
[ Liz’s home ]
Liz: [ Answers phone ] Reddington, what’s up?
Red: Elizabeth, I have something on very short notice.
Liz: What is it? Is something wrong?
Red: It’s a case – Bhavish Ratna. He’s the next name on the Blacklist.

 
[ Liz briefs the Task Force ]
Liz: Hawala – It’s an Arabic word that essentially means “money transfer without money movement.” Since 9/11, the hawala system has been a focus of the Bureau. But according to Reddington, his newest Blacklister has taken the traditional legal method to a whole new illegal level.
Agent Alina Park: I’m sorry, you’re gonna have to catch me up. This hawala – it’s a banking system?
Liz: It’s a banking system outside of banks.
Cooper: A terrorist in Kabul wants to make payment to another terrorist in Bangladesh. He can’t go into a bank and wire the money, so he goes to see a hawaladar in his city and then gives him the cash. That hawaladar calls his counterpart in Bangladesh and requests that he front he money to the recipient.
Liz: It’s an IOU system.
Cooper: No bank records, no wires, no actual movement of money.
Agent Park: Meaning there’s nothing for law enforcement to track and no evidence to build the case.
Liz: Which brings me to our suspect Bhavish Ratna, 60, Indian national with no priors.
[ Ratna’s profile is displayed above ]
Liz: Last address Jackson Heights, Queens. If the traditional model is an informal association between brokers, Ratna just formalized it. 34 offices in 18 countries, all moving cash for terrorists, human traffickers, drug cartels – the worst of the worst. All run by one man, all with the same front to the public restaurants.

[ A transaction is placed: ]
Sai: How much?
Zhao Wing (a client): $3.5 million to 635 Barrow Street, 32nd floor.
[ Sai makes a call ] [ Phone rings in New York ]
Bhavish Ratna: [ On phone ] New York, 714.
Sai: Hong Kong, 381 to New York, 714. Obtain and support $3.5 million.
Bhavish Ratna: $3.5 million, obtain and support. Verify locate.
Sai: Locate 635 Barrow Street, 32nd floor, suite 3201.
Bhavish Ratna: It’s en route. Consider it done.

Liz: According to Reddington, these restaurants have different names but are connected financially and all headquartered in Manhattan.
Cooper: And Reddington wants us to take it down, why? It sounds like Ratna is his business partner, not his enemy.
Liz: He thinks the woman who took him in Paris used Ratna to pay for intel. He hopes that Ratna will help him find her.
Cooper: If he thinks Ratna’s that important, why isn’t he doing this himself?
Agent Park: Maybe it’s a smokescreen, meant to keep us distracted while he works another angle.
Aram: I’m sorry, you’ve been here like 9 seconds. How are you already more jaded than Agent Ressler?
[ To Ressler: ] Um – No offense.
Cooper: The three of you will get to New York, set up surveillance, see what you can find. I’ll have FBI in New York get a warrant.
Agent Park: Based on what criteria?
Cooper: I have no idea. I’ll figure that out, assuming I can get a judge to believe a word that I’m saying.

 
[ Katarina’s apartment. She sits next to Ilya ]
Katarina: I would have done anything for you, Ilya. When you asked me to help you in Belgrade, you knew I’d say yes. Never even occurred to me that you would betray me.
Ilya: Listen – Dominic thought–
Katarina: I know what Dominic thought. And he’s paying for his sins. And if he survives, I’ll find him again and finish the job. At least he believed he was protecting Masha. But you – you were my friend.
Ilya: There are things about this you can’t possibly understand.
Katarina: Oh, but I want to understand. In fact, I insist. I’ve thought a lot about why you chose me as the lamb you could take to slaughter. You thought I was weak – the prey and not the predator. Ask Reddington how he feels about me now.
Ilya: Hurting me won’t get you answers. The Townsend Directive is real. They’re coming for you.
Katarina: Then tell me how to stop them.
Ilya: I’ll die before I talk.
Katarina: I don’t intend to wait for you to give me answers. I’m going to take them from you instead.
Ilya: The hell does that mean?
Katarina: It means I’ve invited an old friend to pay us a visit. And by this time tomorrow – you will have told me everything I need to know.

 
[ New York City. Agent Park and Ressler are parked in a vehicle near the Clay Elephant restaurant ]
Agent Park: This is not right. We should have a proper warrant, get the evidence.
Ressler: Cooper’s getting a warrant. We’re just trying to corroborate what our source told us.
Agent Park: We know nothing about this man.
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[ Liz is standing on a sidewalk in the area ]
Liz: [ On comms ] Bhavish Ratna – married, bought the restaurant 23 years ago with his wife. Taxes paid, not once late on rent.
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Agent Park: All we know about his alleged criminal activity is what Reddington told us.
Ressler: Hang on, wait. Reddington told us that the world’s largest underground bank is also serving the best lunch buffet in Manhattan, and that’s not enough for you?
Agent Park: I’m only saying we have protocol. I’m not comfortable trusting what Reddington told us about this.
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[ A delivery guy on a bike stops in front of the restaurant ]
[ The conversation between Ressler, Liz and Park continues seamlessly over comms ]
Liz: There’s the delivery guy again.
[ Bhavish Ratna comes out of the restaurant with two large plain shopping bags ]
Agent Park: Wait, is that him?
Liz: That’s him – Ratna.
Agent Park: Okay, that’s odd. Why is the owner making a delivery when he’s had the kid running deliveries all day?
Ressler: I don’t know, but if I find cash in those bags instead of vindaloo, would it make you feel any better about arresting the guy?
Liz: He’s not taking the bike. He’s walking from here.
Ressler: All right, Keen, you and Park flank him. I’ll take his six. Let’s just keep an eye on him, see where he’s going.
[ Ressler and Agent Park get out of the vehicle. They continue to talk over comms ]
Ressler: Keen, you got eyes?
Liz: Copy that. I have eyes.
Agent Park: He can’t be going far on foot.
Ressler: Which means if he’s doing a drop, the target’s got to be close.
Liz: Guys, I think we have a situation here.
Agent Park: Woman at your 10 o’clock, dark hair, blue jacket.
Ressler: With the newspaper?
Agent Park: I think she’s security.
Liz: The construction worker behind Ratna – he’s on radio. I don’t like this. He’s got protection.
Agent Park: We should call for support.
[ Bhavish Ratna walks along the sidewalk until he comes to a bench on which Red sits ]
Red: Bhavish. Is that you?
Ratna: You are, uh –
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[ Liz, Ressler nor Park can get an angle to see Red ]
Liz: Ressler, what’s going on?
Ressler: I don’t know. Could be the target. Park, you have eyes?
Agent Park: No, nothing. Too many people.
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Ratna: Raymond Reddington?
[ Red is seated on a bench ]
Red: And you’re Bhavish Ratna. Now we’re friends.
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Agent Park: He’s talking to someone. Can’t see his face. He’s wearing a hat.
Ressler: You got to be kidding me.
Agent Park: No, that’s not possible. It’s Reddington.
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Red: I’m here as something of a guardian angel, Bhavish. It’s come to my attention that you’re the target of an FBI investigation.
Bhavish Ratna: That can’t be.
Red: And yet it is.
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Ressler: Keen, you want to tell me what the hell he’s doing here?
Agent Park: Wait, is Reddington here with us or the target?
Liz: He’s not with us.
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[ Red points out the FBI agents to Ratna ]
Red: See the rather furtive ginger behind you? He’s FBI. Or if he isn’t, he certainly looks like he’s FBI. Same with the woman by the fence over there.
Ratna: And why are you telling me all this?
Red: Because there’s something I want you to tell me, just as soon as I get you the hell out of here. See the gentleman behind me, by the black Mercedes? He’s your escape plan.
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Ressler: How do you want to handle this, Keen?
Liz: I don’t know. He’s got security everywhere.
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Red: Say the word, and we’re gone.
Ratna: If it’s my clients you want to know about, I don’t talk about them.
Red: Yes, well, never say never.
Ratna: I can take care of myself. I have more security than you may know.
Red: Are you really sure this is the time or place to get into a shoot-out with the FBI, Bhavish? Putting your clients first before yourself while you’re surrounded by the authorities may prove to be somewhat shortsighted. No? [ Getting up ] Okay, just remember, when you’re left holding the bag, I’m the one who told you so.
[ Red walks toward his Mercedes ]
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Ressler: We got to fall back. There’s too many civilians.
Agent Park: We’re not letting this guy walk.
[ Red gets in his car ] [ Ratna starts to run with the shopping bags ]
Agent Park: Stop! FBI! I said stop!
[ One of Ratna’s security detail, a woman, points her gun. The guard dressed a worker does, too ]
Liz: Ressler, they’re armed.
[ Liz and Ressler aim their guns at the two ]
Ressler: Down! Down! Put the gun down!
Liz: Drop your weapon! Drop your weapon.
Ressler: Put it down.
[ The woman puts her gun down ]
[ Ratna drops the bags and runs to Red’s Mercedes. He gets in and it takes off ]
Liz: FBI! Stop! Watch out.
[ Someone on roller skates swoops in and gets the two shopping bags ]
[ Ressler squares off with the other guard ]
Ressler: Put the gun down. Put it down.
Liz: You heard the man. Put the gun down.
[ Agent Park comes up behind the man and flips him over with a judo move, then knocks him out with her fist ]
Agent Park: You want to tell me what the hell that was all about?
Ressler: Guess we’re gonna have to ask Reddington.

 
[ Red’s wood paneled safe house, back in DC ]
Bhavish Ratna: How could this possibly happen? My people take every precaution vetting clients, travel routes. My security people are in custody, and if they talk–
Red: Quite frankly, I’d be more concerned about your restaurant.
Ratna: The restaurant, the vault, the books. The network compromised. Everyone’s going to jail.
Red: But you’re not. You’re sitting right here in my safe house. Have a nice cup of masala chai.
Ratna: Mr. Reddington, you don’t understand. I was transporting $3.5 million that belongs to the Zhao Triad. The money never made it to Atticus.
Red: Eli Atticus, the extractor?
Ratna: Zhao will come for me if I can’t pay. And with a breach like this, my network will fold. Money will evaporate. My resources gone.
Red: What if I could offer you a loan, make you whole?
Ratna: For the money we lost?
Red: I didn’t lose any money, Bhavish. You did, because you hesitated when you shouldn’t have. Now, normally, I charge 20% for a cash loan of this size, but given the circumstances, I could go as low as 19%.
Ratna: Why would you help me? You don’t even know me.
Red: As I said, you have information that I seek.
Ratna: And if I help, this loan, this money, you can access it quickly?
Red: Before your tea cools.
[ Red makes a call ]
Red: Morgan, it’s me.
Morgan: [ On phone ] Yeah, we’re working as fast as we can.
Red: Well, tell the fellas upstairs we’re in urgent need of 3½ meal tickets.
Morgan: Now?
Red: Yes, now. Put it down at 19%, and please get it here as quickly as possible.
Ratna: What is it you want to know?
Red: It’s come to my attention that you recently arranged for payment to a British agent named Skip Sutherland on behalf of a woman, Constance Drucker.
Ratna: Yes, I remember.
Red: I need to know what other payments you may have made on behalf of Miss Drucker.
[ Ratna looks through a small notebook ]
Ratna: There were, uh – There were only two. The payment you speak of, to the British agent, Skip Sutherland.
Red: And the second?
Ratna: To some kind of moving company. Orion Relocation Services.
[ Red’s guys show up with the money in two briefcases and open them for Ratna ]
Red: Cheers.
Ratna: Thank you, Mr. Reddington!

 
[ Red steps aside to call Glen Carter ]
Glen: [ On phone ] Hey, Big Red! What’s the story, kemosabe?
Red: Where are you?
Glen: Just wrapped up a student driver exam. Epic fail. Parallel parking is a lost art.
Red: Glen, clear your schedule. We have to talk. I have a job for you.

 
[ Katarina is home, on a call ]
Katarina: Understood. No, we have the list. Everything will be ready when you arrive.
[ Call ends ]
Katarina: A short delay. He’ll be here by tomorrow.
Berdy: I knew it. What kind of delay?
Katarina: I don’t know. He’s eccentric. You know how these creative people can be.
Berdy: Insane, which is what this entire plan was in the first place.
Katarina: We’ve talked about this.
Berdy: No, I talked, and you pretended to listen because you didn’t want to face the fact that this is junk science and a waste of time.
Katarina: It’s our best option.
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[ Ilya can hear the conversation ]
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Berdy: He turns people into zombies. Half the time without any results.
Katarina: I don’t care. Others are willing to kill for what they want. Well, so am I. And if he fails, so be it. At least I’ll know we’ve used every conceivable means at our disposal.
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[ Ilya is able to leverage a shoe string to break one of the cable ties. He then breaks the other ]

 
[ Cooper’s office ]
Cooper: [ On phone ] You played us.
Red: Harold, please, calm down.
Cooper: You wanted Ratna because he has information about the woman who abducted you in Paris. You never intended for us to catch him. You wanted him to see us so that you could swoop in and save him.
Red: It’s more complicated than that.
Cooper: Feel free to dumb it down for us. I say “us” because I’ve invited Agents Ressler and Park to listen in. They deserve to know why you double-crossed them in the field.
Red: Actually, they don’t. You gave them an order. They followed it.
Cooper: You tipped Ratna off to an FBI investigation you initiated!
Red: Yes, to put him in my debt by setting him free.
Cooper: You set Ratna free?
Red: As a bird.
Agent Park: You have no idea where he is?
Red: Harold, perhaps you haven’t fully explained to Agent Park how this arrangement works, or perhaps her sense of justice simply isn’t as nuanced as I had imagined.
Cooper: You’re gonna help us find him.
Red: I appreciate your frustrations. I’m sorry to put you in this position. But someone I care deeply about is missing, and I did what I did to try and find him.
Cooper: Who’s missing?
Red: That’s not your concern. What is your concern is Ratna’s banking enterprise. It’s come to my attention that Ratna is moving $3.5 million from the Zhao Crime Syndicate to Eli Atticus.
Cooper: I don’t know any Eli Atticus.
Red: He’s an extraction expert who has a reputation for breaking high-value targets out of black sites and detention facilities around the world. If the Zhao syndicate is paying Atticus, it means they’ve lost someone that they want back. I don’t know who, I don’t know when, but I can assure you, there’s a prison break on the horizon, and it’s going to be bloody.
Cooper: —
Red: As my third executioner said, nothing voices contrition better than silence. Good talk. You’re welcome for the tip.
[ Call ends ]

 
Agent Park: That’s it? What about the park, what he did there?
Cooper: We expressed our displeasure. He gave us a lead.
Agent Park: I just I don’t understand.
Ressler: Well, how could you? The man’s had three executioners.
Cooper: If it’s any consolation, even after all these years, I don’t understand, either. All I do know is that Eli Atticus may be about to commit a crime. Our job is to stop him before he does.

 
[ Liz’s friend Beth calls her at work ]
Liz: Hello?
Beth: Liz, hey, you got a minute?
Liz: Yeah, Beth. What’s going on? How are the girls?
Beth: They’re good. We just finished up snack time. I wanted to give you a call about Agnes.
Liz: What’s wrong? Everything okay?
Beth: Shelly and Agnes were drawing, and Agnes, what she drew in her sketchbook – This totally could have waited.
Liz: What did she draw?
Beth: It’s a picture of a dead man.
Liz: What do you mean, a dead man? Did she say–
Beth: That’s why I’m calling. She said that she saw him in the park.
Liz: The dead man?
Beth: I thought you should know. I didn’t know–
Liz: Yes, no, of course.
Beth: –if it was a dream or maybe some story she heard?
Liz: I don’t know– You know what? She walked in on me while I was watching TV. A terrible show.
Beth: Thank God. I’m sure that’s what she saw. You’re at work. Go do your thing. We’ll be fine. We can, um, talk more tonight.
Liz: Okay, thank you, Beth.

 
Liz: Did you find something?
Agent Park: I think so.
Aram: Okay, Mr. Reddington said that when we arrested him, Bhavish Ratna was moving funds to pay a contractor named Eli Atticus.
Cooper: An extraction expert.
Ressler: A war criminal in Scheveningen, a drug kingpin in Bogotá – this guy’s team has disappeared prisoners from around the world.
Aram: And we think his next job may be right here at home.
Agent Park: Last week, a joint FBI/DEA task force ran a sting on PPR Global, a shipping company that launders money for the Zhao crime syndicate.
Aram: 14 employees were arrested. Several were injured. But one man, Alfred Yang, remains in stable condition, under police custody, at Nations First Hospital.
Liz: Atticus isn’t gonna go after someone who’s already in prison.
Aram: He’s gonna grab Alfred Yang before he ever gets to prison.
Cooper: Keen, notify the detail at Nations First, put them on alert. Ressler, Park, get there and get the target out. I’ll have his transfer to Walter Reed approved before you arrive.

 
[ Nations First Hospital ]
DEA Agent Truax: Agent Ressler? William Truax, DEA. We spoke over the phone.
Ressler: The witness is on the fourth floor?
Agent Truax: Protective detail’s in place.
Agent Park: Notify hospital security. Execute a code silver till we can get the witness offsite.
[ Gunshot heard from above 💥 ]
Agent Park: The hell was that?
[ Gunshots from above 💥💥💥 💥💥💥 💥💥💥 ]
Agent Truax: [ On phone ] Truax to command. Command?
Ressler: All right. Park, call it in. You got west access. I’ll take the east.

Announcer: Attention, code silver.

 
[ On the fourth floor is a scene of carnage. Agent Park encounters multiple dead and wounded, others cowering. Gun drawn, she makes her way until she comes to one of the DEA protective detail, leaning against a bed, shaking and nearly dead ]
Dying Man: Yang – they have him. F-Four of them. Went to the west.
[ Agent Park calls Ressler ]
Agent Park: Ressler, four gunmen on the move, headed your way.
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[ Ressler and DEA agents engage the gunmen ]
— Breach, breach.
— Fall back.
[ 💥💥💥 💥💥💥 Rapid-fire Gunfight 💥💥💥 💥💥💥 ]
[ Agent Truax is hit in the chest below the heart ]
Ressler: [ Into phone ] Man down, man down! They have Yang in the east stairwell.
[ He applies pressure to Truax’s wound ]
Ressler: Hang in there. Hang in there. Hang in there.
[ Someone jumps Ressler from behind and tries the choke him ]
Ressler: [ Grunting ] Oh! Oh!
[ Ressler tries to throw the man off. He reaches for something on a shelf ]
[ Agent Park appears and shoots the man 💥 but he is only wounded and escapes through a stairwell door ]
Agent Park: Ressler! You okay? Ressler?!
[ Ressler is lying on the floor, gasping. His head sinks to the tile floor, his eyes close ]

 
[ At the DMV, Glen Carter is arranging posters and props with a gambling theme ]
Glen Carter: Orion Relocation Services? Ah, never heard of ’em.
Red: Well, I only just mentioned them.
Glen: What are they, some kind of a disappearing service?
Red: That’s what I’m trying to figure out, Glen – who they are, what they do, how to make contact.
Glen: I kinda got a full dance card.
Red: Glen, this is important.
[ Phone ringing ]
Red: Please, I- I need you to find these people as soon as human–
Glen: [ On phone ] Yeah. Yeah, put him through. I don’t know what’s wrong with these people. I told them to hold all– Yellow. What? What?! Absolutely not. Jerry, I told you, it’s gotta be raspberry.
[ Red looks exasperated ]
Glen: No, ice cream won’t work. Neither will sorbet. It’s got to be sherbet. — Because that’s what she said. I don’t know, Jerry. I don’t work in the grocery store. Try a different aisle. Maybe try looking over by those lit–
[ Red disconnects the call ]
Glen: That was Jerry.
Red: I don’t care.
Glen: He’s trying to make Trudy’s raspberry sherbet party punch, which is sort of a casino-night custom.
[ Red leans in ]
Red: [ Angrily ] Glen, there is no casino night. There is no DMV. Right now, all that matters is finding Orion Relocation Services.
Glen: Okay, take it easy.
Red: Don’t tell me to take it easy. This is important. You’re a tracker, and I need you to find out everything you can about these people, right now.
Glen: This is different, huh? Important.
[ The phone rings. Glen lifts the receiver, puts it back down ]
Red: The woman from Paris – She took someone I care deeply about. What’s happening to him now, what she’s subjecting him to –
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[ At Katarina’s, Ilya is trying to hang himself with an electrical cord ]
[ Berdy enters ]
Berdy: [ Calls to Katarina ] Hey, gimme a hand!
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Red: – I can’t even begin to imagine, which is why I need to find him.
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[ Katarina enters ]
Katarina: No!
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Red: But I can’t do that unless you find Orion Relocation Services. Glen, I implore you. This is life or death.
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[ Berdy and Katarina cut Ilya down and lower him to the floor ]
Katarina: [ Emotionally ] How could you do this? How could you possibly be willing to die in order to protect him?! After all we’ve been through, Ilya.
Ilya: I’m sorry. I’m sorry.
Katarina: Why won’t you help me? Why?

 
[ Liz is at the hospital. She talks to Red at his safe house ]
Red: [ On phone ] I’m sorry, uh, say that again?
Liz: We lost Yang. Atticus’ men got here first. Most of the protective detail is dead.
Red: You’re telling me Zhao Wing, the leader of one of the most powerful criminal organizations in the world, hires Eli Atticus, perhaps the preeminent prisoner-extraction specialist in the world, to target a city hospital? All to rescue a rank-and-file foot soldier in Zhao’s army?
Liz: You don’t buy it?
Red: No, Elizabeth, I do not buy it.
Liz: So, maybe Yang wasn’t just a foot soldier.
Red: I don’t care if he’s the architect of Zhao’s entire empire. Shooting up a public hospital is an extreme measure, required only in the most desperate of circumstances.
Liz: Maybe Zhao couldn’t afford to have him talk to the police. Maybe he was worried Yang would flip.
Red: So you wait to see if he’s negotiating a cooperation agreement in the first place.
Liz: That sounds reasonable.
Red: So, why the fireworks?
Liz: Because Yang knew something, and Zhao needed to know what it was.
Red: Or maybe he knows exactly what Yang knows, and maybe Zhao needs to make sure that nobody else ever hears what Yang knows.
Liz: Because Yang’s an informant. Or worse. Oh, my God. That’s it.

 
[ At a garage, men including Alfred Yang get out of vans ] [ Dialogue in Cantonese (from subtitles): ]
Zhao Wing: So he is back, [ To Yang ] back where you belong.
Yang: Boss. Thank you for rescuing me. I owe you my life.
Zhao: Welcome. In our organization, we are all brothers – regardless of rank – are just as equally important [sic]. Mm?
[ Zhao approaches Yang and hugs him ]
Zhao: But you are not one of my brothers, are you, Alfred? I know.
[ Zhao stabs🔪Yang in the back. He twists the knife ]
Zhao: Fortunately, I will not have to wait long for you to pay me what you owe.
[ Yang falls back. Others catch him ]
Zhao: Bring him inside.
[ Yang is taken away. Zhao wipes his knife clean ] [ End of Cantonese dialogue ]

 
[ The hospital. Liz approaches the DEA Officer heading up the protective detail ]
Liz: Were you gonna tell us?
DEA Officer: I’m sorry. You are?
Liz: Agent Keen. I’m part of the task force who tried to warn you this was gonna happen. He’s one of yours, isn’t he, Alfred Yang? He’s an agent.
DEA Officer: Keep your voice down.
Liz: How long has he been undercover? The Zhaos didn’t do this to rescue one of their soldiers. They did this to eliminate an undercover cop who could have destroyed them.
DEA Officer: How the hell do you know that?
Liz: I have a source. Apparently, so does Zhao. How long?
DEA Officer: Just over two years. The U.S. Attorney just authorized RICO charges last week. He is the linchpin to the entire case.
Liz: Not anymore.
DEA Officer: We think Yang’s cover is intact. This was a recovery mission.
Liz: Listen to me. They’re gonna kill him. If we don’t find a way to track wherever they took him, they are going to kill him.
[ Ressler walks up. He looks disheveled, but okay ]
Ressler: I think I can help with that.
Liz: Hey, you okay?
Ressler: Yeah, I’ll be fine. [ To the DEA Officer ] Tell me, does the hospital put chips in their I.D. badges to help locate staff?
DEA Officer: Yang was a patient, not hospital staff. W-Why does this help us?
Ressler: Because I managed to slip one in the pocket of a perp while he was trying to choke the life out of me. Can we track it?

 
[ The FBI raids Zhao’s operation ]
— FBI!
— Go! Go!
— FBI!
[ 💥💥💥 💥💥💥 Gunfight 💥💥💥 💥💥💥 ]
— Hands! Hands!
— Don’t move.
[ Liz finds Yang, bleeding but alive ]
Liz: Call an ambulance.

 
[ Red stops at the DMV to check on Glen’s progress in finding the moving company. Glen is eating a meatball sub ]
Red: What are you doing?
Glen: Is that a trick question?
Red: Why aren’t you working?
Glen: I understand this is important to you, and I’m doing my best, but I don’t work well when my stomach’s got the growlies and–
Red: Have you found them? Orion Relocation Services?
Glen: No, and I have to admit, I’m not getting much closer, which is a problem, ’cause it’s almost casino night. And if I don’t have everything set when Jerry gets here with the sherbet, we’re gonna have a real prob–
[ Red grabs the sub sandwich and throws it ‼️ against the louvered blinds ]
Red: [ Leaning in, angrily ] We talked about this. There is no casino night. There is nothing but me standing right in front of you. Look at me. This thing we do, this whole dynamic? My indulgence of your relentless nonsense, your insipid banter? I tolerate it. But don’t lose sight of the fact that this is a business relationship. You’re a finder. You exist to me because you find things. Are you telling me that you can’t find what I need you to find? Because if that’s the case, I will end this right now. And don’t think I won’t because we have a history. If my friend dies because of you—  Orion Relocation Services. Find them.

 
[ Cooper’s Office ]
Cooper: Don’t look so grim, Agent Park. You saved an officer’s life today.
Agent Park: Sir, hard to feel cheery, all things considered, sir.
Cooper: All things? What am I missing? An undercover agent is alive because of you and Agent Ressler. The RICO case against the Zhao syndicate will be prosecuted. As we speak, the bureau is identifying the various clients and criminals connected to Bhavish Ratna and his hawaladar network.
Agent Park: And Ratna? He’s what? Helping Reddington? Dead?
Cooper: Could be either or both.
Agent Park: What are we getting involved in?
Cooper: I don’t follow.
Agent Park: Reddington wanted Ratna. Said he needed him, that he was critical to finding whoever abducted him in Paris. But I have a feeling this is about more than Paris.
Cooper: What are you suggesting?
Agent Park: That Reddington’s in over his head, that he’s scared, that he has his back up against the wall. About what? I have no idea. But this I have a sinking feeling this thing is gonna get worse before it gets better.
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[ In the back of his Mercedes, as Dembe drives, Red looks agitated and concerned ]
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Agent Park: And whatever he’s up against – I just don’t want it to end up on our doorstep.

 
[ It’s evening at Liz’s ]
Liz: [ To Agnes ] Come here. Give me a hug. I haven’t seen you all day. Hey. Can I ask you something about the, uh– the picture you drew today?
Agnes: Yeah.
Liz: The man in the picture – is he someone you saw?
Agnes: I don’t know.
Liz: Is it something you want to talk to me about? Honey, Agnes, look at me. You’re not in trouble, honey. I’m just curious where you got the idea.
Agnes: I saw him in the park.
Liz: With Miss Tolliver?
Agnes: Yeah.

 
[ In her apartment, Katarina (aka Maddy Tolliver) fastens Ilya’s hands to the chair arms with cuffs ]
Ilya: Come on. What is all this?
Katarina: This, Ilya, is for an old friend, for the work he’s going to do. He’s quite excited to meet you.
[ Knocks on door ]
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[ Katarina opens the door ]
Katarina: Elizabeth, hello.
Liz: Hi. How’s your friend?
Katarina: Oh. Fantastic. I hadn’t seen him in ages. Thank you for understanding. I hope Agnes got along okay.
Liz: Actually, that’s what I wanted to see you about. Uh, is now a bad time?
Katarina: Not at all. Is she asleep? I can come to your place.
Liz: Great. Okay.

 
[ Across the hall, in Liz’s apartment ] [ They look at the picture Agnes made ]
Katarina: I can’t imagine what she could have possibly seen, but surely it wasn’t a body. Not- Not with me, in the park.
Liz: She wouldn’t just make that up.
Katarina: No, of course not. But like all children, Agnes does have a vivid imagination.
Liz: So, she didn’t say anything to you? Nothing at all?
Katarina: Can I be completely honest with you? No more secrets?
Liz: Uh, I didn’t realize we had secrets.
Katarina: Elizabeth, please. I’ve seen the gun in your purse. The men outside standing guard? I know that you’re an FBI agent.
Liz: Well, what does that have to do with–
Katarina: Do you think perhaps Agnes– that this body is her way of saying that what you do scares her?
Liz: What I do does scare her, and we talk about that.
Katarina: And you and I have talked about her love of fairy tales and how the violence in those stories help deflect what’s going on in her mind.
Liz: This is not a fairy tale.
Katarina: I can tell I’ve upset you, but you have nothing to be defensive about.
Liz: [ Defensively ] I’m not being defensive. I’m defending my daughter.
Katarina: I’m not attacking her. I’m just saying that I was with her in the park. I was there. And there was no body.

 
[ The DMV ] [ Raps on door ] [ Red enters ]
Red: Glen. About earlier. I must say, I feel terrible.
[ Glen hands Red a folder ]
Red: What’s this?
Glen: Everything you need to know about Orion Relocation Services, which is a corporate loan-out for a small moving company in Paterson.
Red: You found them.
Glen: I did. And from what I can tell, they’re movers that relocate ne’er-do-wells – sort of a witness protection for criminals.
Red: Thank you, Glen. I’m in your debt. And about before–
Glen: Save it, Chief. Another time. If I can get to the Eagles Club now, I can still make it in time for a little roulette and a cup of Trudy’s raspberry sherbet party punch. Wish me luck.
Red: Roulette – that’s your game?
Glen: Of course, baby. And you know I always bet on Red.
[ Both laugh ]

 
[ Liz sits on a picnic table at Rock Creek Park. She looks at the picture Agnes made ]
[ Ryan Kinder’s ♫ “Bury the Shadows” plays ( unavailable) ]

♪ Silence cuts my ears
Heavy on my shoulders

[ Liz gets up and explores. It’s been rainy ]

♪ I can’t see the stars
Frozen in the dark

♪ How do you bury the shadows?
How do you bury the shadows?

[ Liz notices she has mud on her boot. She walks toward the bath house. Inside, she wipes the mud from her boot with a wet paper towel ]

♪ How do you bury the shadows?
How do you bury the shadows?

♪ Skeletons under the stones
Haunted when I’m alone

[ Liz sees that a mirror has been cracked and there is blood on it ]

♪ How do you silence a soul?
How do you silence a soul?

[ Louder: ]
♪ And how do you bury the shadow?
And how do you bury the shadow?
No. No.
How do you bury the shadows?

 
[ Katarina’s apartment ] [ Katarina lets in a man with a wide-brimmed hat, beard and glasses. He is carrying a briefcase ]

♪ How do you bury the shadows?
♪ How do you bury the shadows?
♪ How do you bury the shadows?

Man: [ Russian accent ] So, he’s the one?
Katarina: This is him.
[ The man leans down to talk to Ilya ]
Man: Don’t be afraid. It’s okay. We’re just going to have a little look at some of your, um– memories.

 
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Episode Songs

 

♫ Bury The Shadows
By Ryan Kinder

♪ [ Unavailable as of 11/25/2019 ]

Lyrics and Credits: [ Unavailable ]
YouTube: [ Unavailable ]

 
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