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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
Alina Park – Laura Sohn
Dembe Zuma – Hisham Tawfiq
 

 
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🔴 Script 8:1 Roanoke (№ 139)

 
Program air date: 11/13/2020 in the US
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Entertainment Weekly Recap: http://bit.ly/35rVCCX
 

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Director: Andrew McCarthy
Written by: Daniel Cerone

 

 
Brief (Where we’re at): From Season 7 List of Unanswered Questions:

1. Lizzie’s Choice – At the end of Season 7, after trying to stay in the middle, Liz chooses to side with Katarina, in the search for the truth about Red’s identity. She embraces her “dark side.” She feels liberated, embracing her “destiny.” Yet Red has suggested Liz may be projecting her need for a mother onto Katarina. Is Katarina someone not to be trusted, or even an imposter, as Red seemed to suggest?
 
2. Red’s Illness – Red has a mysterious illness, causing his hand to tremble, forcing him to double over in pain and twice to lose consciousness. He was treated by a brilliant researcher, a pharmacist named Spalding Stark, but the treatment Stark devised was unsuccessful. Red is planning to transfer his assets to Liz. She says she’s not interested, but she is interested in finding out what is wrong with him, which he refuses to share. What’s his diagnosis? His prognosis? Why keep it a secret?
 
3. Dembe’s Loyalty – Red demands absolute loyalty, except from Liz, who is “off-limits.” Yet, when forced to choose between his imam’s life and Red’s secrets, Dembe chose his imam’s life. Red interrupted the scene before Dembe could divulge anything, but when Red talked to the imam about it, Red says, “Dembe and I have done this dance before. I made clear there wouldn’t be an encore.” Is Dembe in danger?
 
4. Red’s True Identity – In counseling’s Dembe over being confronted with his choice between the imam’s life and Red’s secrets, the imam observed: “Some people’s lives are built on secrets and when they are revealed, the life they are built on ends as well.” Did Imam mean this figuratively or literally? Will this turn out to be prophetic?
 
5. Dom’s Fate – The actor who played Dominic Wilkinson (Liz’s grandather and Katarina’s father), Brian Dennehy, has sadly died, so it is inevitable that the character he played will die as well. Dom has been in an induced coma for months after being shot in the chest in a gunfight with Katarina’s operatives. At the end of Season 7, the doctor is ready to bring him out of his coma and Liz can’t wait to confront him over to made-up story that Red Ilya Koslov, an entirely different person, who has known Red since childhood. Having been interrogated and spied on relentlessly by Katarina to get information on Red, Ilya has gone into hiding, but questions about the relationship between them and of both of them to Dom, remain to be answered. Who will get to Dom first ~ Liz, Red, or Katarina?
 
6. Red and Katarina Love/Hate Relationship – At the end of Season 6, Red tracked Katarina down on a Paris street. They shared a passionate kiss, then another. Granted, Katarina then injected Red with Ketamine and abducted him, but clearly they have a past. Then, at the end of Season 7, after Red collapsed, Katarina helped Liz rush Red to his secret hospital. When Liz asked her why she helped, Katarina answered, “Because he’s important to you and because he was once important to me. I don’t want him to die.” As Ressler puts the question to Liz, “… [Y]ou got to decide between the two of them, and I’m just wondering, does the fact that she rescued him tip the scales any?”
 
7. The Sikorsky Archive – The new McGuffin sounds a lot like the old one, the Fulcrum: described as a “blackmail file” containing information about “very powerful people.” Are the two (the Fulcrum and the Archive) related? Katarina now believes the Townsend Directive puts a price on her head because people believe she has the archive. She tells Liz she doesn’t have it and that Red can call off the hunt because he knows she doesn’t have it but that he “won’t life a finger to save [my life].” Does Red have it or does he know who does? And what, by the way, happened to the Cabal?
 
8. Ressler and Liz’s Vulnerabilities and Relationship – We’ve known both Ressler and Liz have on occasion crossed the line into criminality (though the murder of his father’s police officer partner as a teenager added a new layer to Ressler’s story). In the Season 7 Finale, though, a vague threat to look into their pasts came from a detained “forensic accountant,” Frank Merwin, who seems to have connections up-and-down the food chain. Will he return and delve into Liz and Ressler’s pasts? Covering for each other and sharing secrets have brought the Liz and Ressler closer together over time. With Tom gone, Liz is “free,” and with her relationship with Red appearing to be heading into an antagonistic phase, will she and Ressler become involved?
 
9. Red’s Family – Both Liz (by Katarina Rostova) and Jennifer (by Carla Reddington aka Naomi Hyland) are supposedly the daughters of the “real” Raymond Reddington, yet Red once told Liz he once had a family (“It may be hard for you to imagine, but I once had a relatively normal life – bills to pay, playdates, family, some friends, people to care about. Lost all that.”). To expunge memories of his past life, Red bought a house which he visited. There was a child’s growth chart on a wall and looking outside, Red imagined a girl of three or four playing with super-bubbles. Leaving the house, Red said, “I spend every day trying to forget what happened here. This should help.” [The💥house explodes💥] Did Red have a daughter who was neither Liz nor Jennifer? And why is Red so devoted to Liz while he has no apparent feelings toward Jennifer?
 
10. The Night of the Fire – Scenes from the night that Liz remembers in which she shot her father as he was fighting with her mother, figured heavily in the first few seasons. Liz’s father (the real) Raymond Reddington had taken Liz from Moscow to the States (“He thinks she’s his”). Men entered the house and there was an argument between a man and a woman, then a gunshot. The house caught fire and Liz remembers seeing her father “dying on the floor of a burning house.” Red told Liz he was there that night, but why would he have been there? Three times Liz has had her memories of that night interfered with, twice by Red and once by Luther Braxton.

In the tale Dom told to Liz, Ilya Koslov and Katarina buried Raymond Reddington’s body, but this could be fictitious. The bones of Raymond Reddington were later exhumed by Mr Kaplan at Tansi Farms (“Sorry, Katarina”) and delivered to Tom, triggered by her suicide. The suitcase was intended for Liz, but Tom intervened and he, too, died for the secret of the bones. Red subsequently got his hands on on the bones and incinerated them, but not before Liz and Jennifer ID’d them as having belonged to their father, proving Red to be an imposter. But questions remain: Why was Red there the night of the fire? What was his relationship with Katarina? Who led Liz out of the closet? And why, at the end of Season One were we shown a glimpse of Red with a badly burned back?

 

⭕ Script 8:1 Roanoke (№ 139)

 
 
[ Red rides in his Mercedes with Dembe driving ] [ Siren wailing in distance ]
[ Cellphone ringing ] [ Cellphone beeps ]
Red: Hello? What? I’ll be right there.

 
[ Two US Marshall’s are guarding a hotel room ] [ Elevator bell dings ] [ An EMT step out]
US Marshall: Excuse me, sir. Your business?
EMT: Hotel Medical Services. We received a call from a guest with nausea and vomiting.
US Marshall: I’ve got a federal defendant under house arrest. We have orders to monitor all activities on the floor.
DMT: Oh, this guest is a UN investigator who thinks he may have been exposed to nuclear materials.
[ The EMT dons a medical mask and knocks on hotel room door ] [ Door opens ]
EMT: Hello?
[ The EMT rushes to a man moaning on the bed and feels his forehead ]
EMT: Oh, my God. He’s on fire. This guy’s prodromal.
US Marshall: So you’re saying he was exposed?
EMT: He needs a hospital!
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[ Elevator bell dings ] [ Men with a gurney stacked with orange duffle bags exit the elevator ]
EMT: Agonal respirations. Thready pulse. You’re gonna need to ventilate. You coming?
[ The US Marshall stands outside the hotel room door, hesitating ]
US Marshall: It’s contagious, right?
EMT: Yeah. Like the giggles. If the giggles could kill you.
[ The Marshall steps back as the EMT closes the door ]
EMT: (Into a radio) We’re in.
[ The man leaps out of the bed and they begin unzipping the duffle bags as a wide work platform is lowered to stop outside the hotel window ]

 
[ In another room, a man wearing an ankle monitor watches a porn movie ] [ Woman moaning and panting ]
[ The “EMT” walks along the work platform to the room of the man watching porn and throws open the the sheer drapes ]
Man with ankle bracelet: [ Russian accent ] What the– Who the hell are you?
EMT: I’m here to get you out.
Russian Man: with ankle bracelet: Who sent you? Coates? Bryson?
EMT: We need to go now.I hope you’re not afraid of heights.
[ Woman moaning on tv continues ]
[ The Russian follows the “EMT” out onto platform and into the adjacent room ]

 
[ In the adjacent room, the crew pull a rectangular case out of one of the orange duffle bags and open it ]
EMT: (To the Russian) Step in. EMI-shielding. So the feds won’t know we removed your ankle monitor.
[ The top of the box closes on the Russian Man’s foot. Wires are snipped ]
Russian Man: So how do we get past the cops?

 
[ The crew exits the hotel room and rolls out the gurney past the US Marshall and onto the elevator. The man on the gurney is completely covered with a blanket ]
[ Elevator bell dings ]
EMT: ( To the Marshalls) No one goes in or out of this room until it’s decontaminated. Got it?
[ The “EMT” chuckles as the elevator doors close. Realizing what happened, the US Marshalls rush to the elevator and pound on the door ]
US Marshall: Hey! Hey!
[ They head down the emergency staircase ]

 
[ The fake medical crew exits the hotel. The Russian jumps off the gurney ]
— Let’s go! Let’s go! Let’s go!
[ They pile into a waiting ambulance ]
Marshall: Stop right there!
[ 💥💥 Shots exchanged 💥💥 ]
[ ⚡️Tires squeal ⚡️] [ The ambulance escapes ]

 
[ At Red’s mobile field-hospital-in-a-warehouse (“warehospital” per EW) where Dom is being treated ]
Red: When did it happen?
Dr Ed Clemons: A little over two hours ago.
Red: Two hours?
Dr Clemons: I didn’t want to call you until I knew the news was good. It’s good.
Red: How good?
Dr Clemons: I think it’s safe to say he’s back to his same old chipper self.

 
[ Dom’s room ]
Red: Hello, Dom.
Dom: You’ve been outflanked.
Red: Katarina’s been surprisingly formidable.
Dom: Ah, like France guarding the Maginot Line during the Blitzkrieg.
Red: She still hasn’t found what she’s after.
Dom: She captured and nearly killed you. She put me in a coma. Anything else? Or on the seventh day did she rest?
Red: You should rest.
Dom: So there is more.
Red: The seizures are gone, but the doctor says keeping it that way requires you to be calm and rested.
Dom: It’s Masha now, isn’t it?
Red: She knows I’m not Ilya.
Dom: So– she knows I lied to her.
Dembe: Elizabeth is here.
[ Monitor beeping ]
Red: We want the same thing. With her help, we’ll get it.
Dom: I want Masha’s trust. I had it. Thanks to you, I don’t have it anymore.

 
[ Red steps outside ] [ Door shuts. Liz enters ]
Liz: How’s the patient?
Red: Tired. He just– needs more rest. We have a case to discuss.
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Liz: Roanoke?
Red: He makes people disappear. Like Maddy Tolliver.
Liz: Is that what her banker told you? She contracted him?
Red: At her instruction, the banker wired money into a Philadelphia account controlled by Roanoke.
Liz: Your tremors are gone.
Red: They are.
Liz: But not the underlying condition.
Red: I need you to focus on Roanoke, not on me. Can you do that?

 
[ The Post Office. Liz briefs the task force ]
Liz: General Kony gave combat-ready troops the slip in Uganda. Achemez Gochiyayev killed 293 people in the apartment bombings that triggered the Second Chechen War and then was never seen again. Both vanished, escaped capture with the assistance of a man who calls himself Roanoke.
Aram: Roanoke. Like the lost colony that mysteriously vanished.
Ressler: Cute. We have a name?
Liz: We don’t know his name or location or even if he’s still alive. Reddington says Roanoke was thought to be dead or captured, but a recent extraction in Pennsylvania proves otherwise.
[ A photo comes up on the overhead display ]
Liz: We believe this is Roanoke.
Ressler: I know this guy. He was arrested after 9/11 for getting Al-Qaeda loyalists out of the country. If he’s in our system, we must have an ID.
Liz: We have his prints, his DNA. We know he has a distinctive scar on his right cheek. What we don’t have is a name. The authorities at Qincheng Prison got a series of aliases but nothing authentic before he escaped.
Aram: He escaped Qincheng?
Cooper: Tell us about the extraction in Pennsylvania.
Liz: Lev Pasternak. Russian oligarch. Disappeared from a Philadelphia hotel room where he was on house arrest pending trial for murder.
Cooper: Then let’s get a team up there to start looking for him.
Liz: You should know that the reason Reddington gave us this case is because the next person Roanoke is supposed to disappear is Maddy Tolliver.
Aram: What? Uh– I thought she was dead.
Liz: Yeah, no. She’s not.
Agent Park: Why didn’t you tell us?
Liz: Because she’s also not Maddy Tolliver. She’s my mother.
Aram: Whoa, whoa, whoa. [ Chuckles ] Uh, hang on a second. The woman from across the hall is your– That means you got to spend time with your Mom after all these years. Yeah, she was pretending to be someone else and trying to kill a lot of people you care about, but, still, that– I mean, that must have been, you know– uh, meaningful?
Park: Does Reddington understand he’s asking you to try and capture your mother– And if you do, she might get the death penalty?
Liz: Yeah. I think he does. And so do I.
Cooper: Really? Because Park’s right. Your mother’s life may hang in the balance. And if we do this, your allegiance has to be to us, not her. Can you promise me that?
Liz: Yes. I can.
Cooper: Okay, then. Roll out.

 
[ Liz and Ressler walk out together ]
Ressler: How could you tell him that?
Liz: Because it’s the truth.
Ressler: You’re not gonna tell your own mother that we’re hunting her down?
Liz: I don’t have to. She knows.
Ressler: Wait, how? Who told her?
Liz: She had the chance to keep Reddington from meeting her banker, and she didn’t take it.
Ressler: Why would she do that?
Liz: I have absolutely no idea. Because it makes her easier to be found.

 
[ Roanoke’s crew, including the fake EMT and the Russian prisoner we now know to be a Russian oligarch named Lev Pasternak arrive at a warehouse ] [ Door opens ]
Lev Pasternak: Who’s the mastermind behind getting me out?
Fake EMT: Roanoke.
Pasternak: Whoever that is, I’m gonna make him filthy rich.
Fake EMT: The only reward he wants is for you to stand right there.
Pasternak: Okay. Sure. What happens right here?
[ Pasternak sees he is standing on a sheet of plastic taped to the floor ]
Pasternak: Oh, no. No.
[ 💥 The fake EMT shoots Pasternak ]

 
[ One of the US Marshalls who were guarding Pasternak is being questioned by Ressler ]
US Marshall: I noticed it too late. Two EMTs went in. Three came out. By the time I got down there, Pasternak was in the ambulance.
Ressler: Can you ID the guys who took him?
US Marshall: ID ’em? I thought I shot ’em.
Ressler: You didn’t shoot anyone. Maybe you missed.
US Marshall: Maybe. But I did two tours in Afghanistan as a sniper. I don’t miss.
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[ Ressler steps out. Liz shows him a video from the hotel surveillance feeds of the escaping ambulance ]
Liz: Aram just sent this over from the hotel security feeds.
Ressler: Ballistic glass.
Liz: Yeah. And armor-plated. Look how low it rides.
Ressler: An armor-plated ambulance.
US Marshall: [ Calling over ] I told you I don’t miss.
Ressler: Whoever did the retrofit probably did it for Roanoke. Could be he knows how to find him.
Liz: I’ll text the man in the hat. If anyone knows who makes armor-plated ambulances, it’s him.

 
[ Red is in a shop with Dembe using a blender ] [ Blender whirring ] [ A man named Cong Yang enters ]
Cong Yang: [ Nervously ] What is the meaning of this? W-Who do you think you are?
Red: Fun fact– Li Qing Yuen ate wolfberries every day of his life and was said to have lived to the ripe old age of 256. From 1677 to 1933. Imagine! [ Laughs ] He could have had dinner with both Newton and Einstein. Separately, of course.
[ Red pours a glass of the concoction and hands it to Cong Wang ]
Red: (To Dembe) Elizabeth texted something about a custom armor-plate job. Give her Eduardo’s number and tell her she may need to incentivize dear Eddy to get him to talk.
[ Red raises his glass to Cong Yang ]
Red: To immortality.
[ He drinks; Cong Yang doesn’t ]
Red Ahh. ⋘⋙ My associate spoke to the doorman on his way into your building. And the doorman said a downstairs apartment recently sold for four-six.
Cong Yang: And there’s another one on the market. But I doubt the board will approve your application.
Red: [ Laughs ] I’m surprised they approved yours. Or did you fail to mention your role in helping Roanoke escape captivity? I suppose a lot of Park Avenue apartments are owned by your countrymen, but I doubt any of them used to be superintendent of a Chinese prison.
Cong Yang: What do you want?
Red: Ahh. What do I want? [ Chuckles ] Years ago, I was in a taxi on my way to a rendezvous in Kowloon City. This must have been around ’98, ’99. They’d just closed Kai Tak Airport, and everything was going in and out of the big, brand-new Hong Kong International. The place was gigundous. Largest passenger terminal in the world at the time. I’d come in on a cargo flight, and it was absolute madness over there. My ground transport had gotten screwed up, so I grabbed a taxi. I was running about an hour late and was a little out of sorts, so I’m sure I put the driver on edge, although he seemed pretty unflappable, and he had a hell of a heavy foot.
     Anyway, we’re doing our best. Traffic is terrible. The guy’s bobbing and weaving, and I’m trying to relax with one eye on the clock. Meanwhile, Jerzy’s been sitting at the Lucky Duck for 45 minutes, so given his usual 15 minutes a drink, Jerzy’s just finished his third gin and tonic with a fourth on the way. Now, I think the world and all of Jerzy, but at his best, he’s a bit stroppy, and after four or five G&T’s, he’s starting to look around for someone to mess with.
     So I’m feeling a little– vulnerable. I’m looking out the window. We’re stopped at a light. And all of a sudden– right there in the middle of the intersection is this scrawny little cat– A kitten really– Crying, meowing, scared to death, and traffic everywhere. I mean everywhere. Four lanes. And I just– And then the cat looked at me. Stopped crying. Closed its mouth. Blinked. And just stared at me. Like– Like it knew me. It took a couple of steps forward. I started to open the door. And phooph– the taxi took off. And there we went. And there went the cat.
     Jerzy was fine. [ Chuckles ] Drunk. Angry. But he was fine. Ahh. What do I want? ⋘⋙ I want that cat. And Roanoke.
Cong Yang: I wish I could help, but he didn’t say where he was going.
Red: A name then.
Cong Yang: I don’t know his name.
Red: The name you provided him with. The passport. The driver’s license. I want that name. ⋘⋙ And the cat.

 
[ Heddie Hawkins talks to Red as she walks down a sidewalk ]
Heddie: Santiago Vega.
Red: A name he may or may not be using.
Heddie: And you don’t know where he is.
Red: Not yet. But I will. Heddie, I need you to reach out to your contacts at the IRS, dig into his financials, see if you can help us track this guy down.
Heddie: Alright. I’ll talk to my people and circle back. Even if he’s using an alias, sooner or later, the IRS is gonna find him.
Red: Like Joe Louis to Billy Conn, “You can run, but you can’t hide.”
Heddie: The Brown Bomber. I look for him in my dreams every night.
Red: [ Chuckles ]
Heddie: Don’t worry, Raymond. I’m on it.

 
[ A vehicle repair shop ] [ Knock on door ]
Ressler: Eduardo Martinez?
Eduardo: Can I help you?
Ressler: Agents Ressler and Keen, FBI. We’re looking for a man who customized an ambulance.
Eduardo: I’d have to check my records.
Liz: That’s a pretty heavy door. Armor-plated?
Eduardo: Yes. A custom job for a Thai executive.
Liz: The ambulance we’re talking about was armor-plated.
Eduardo: Like I say, I have to check.
Ressler: You do that. And we will, too. Make sure all your, uh, work visas are in order.
Eduardo: Hey. I-I pay my taxes.
Ressler: And you employ a lot of people. Look. We don’t wanna mess with that. And we won’t– if you tell us who hired you to armor-plate that ambulance and where to find him.

 
Eduardo: (Voiceover) There’s a warehouse. 3rd and Windham.
[ Door shuts ] [ Liz any Ressler enter the darkened warehose, using flashlights ]
Liz: These are the plans for the hotel where they took Pasternak. Roanoke was definitely here. Which means we’re one step closer to finding him– and Reddington’s one step closer to finding my mother.
Ressler: Well, you said she wanted her banker to tell Reddington about Roanoke. Okay, but how did she know Reddington was meeting with her banker? Who tipped her off? It was you, wasn’t it?
Liz: Yeah. I warned her.
Ressler: But she ignored your warning. Why would she do that?
Liz: I don’t know.
Ressler: So you have picked a side. Hers.
Liz: Over his. Yeah.
Ressler: And over ours?
Liz: What do you mean?
Ressler: You told Cooper that we have your allegiance. Do we?
[ Liz finds a photo of the outside of a warehouse. She slips it inside her jacket ]
Ressler: Keen. Do we have your allegiance or not?

 
[ Knock on door ] [ Katarina lets Liz into her hotel room ] [ Liz storms in ]
Liz: [ To Katarina ] You lied to me. You told me Roanoke was your escape plan.
Katarina: He is.
Liz: Then why is he surveilling the warehouse where my grandfather’s being kept?
Katarina: The only way I can be safe is if Dom tells me everything I need to know, and that won’t happen unless I get him away from Reddington. Roanoke can do that.
Liz: Abduct my grandfather.
Katarina: Yes. So your mother can survive.
Liz: I think it’s time you tell me everything.

 
Liz: Let’s start with Dom and why you want to abduct him.
Katarina: All you can see is what I want to do to him. What I want you to see is what he did to me. In the West, you tell your young men to stand up for their country. In Russia, young women were told to lay down with the enemy. That’s how you showed loyalty. As the daughter of a domineering spy master, I never had a voice in my future. I was 15 the first time they ordered me to sleep with a young American soldier. Dom was the man who ordered me.
Liz: That’s awful. I’m so sorry.
Katarina: One reason I gave up my little girl, arranged for you to grow up in this country, was to spare you my fate.
Liz: And because you had to disappear.
Katarina: Which I never could have done, or would have done, if you weren’t safe. And you were safe, Masha. Until that man who calls himself Raymond Reddington pulled you into the middle of everything I was protecting you from. I don’t know who Reddington is, but I know he betrayed me. Reddington, along with my father and my best friend. The secrets you’re looking for? They tried to murder me to bury them.
Liz: What secret could be so powerful that a father would be willing to murder his own daughter?
Katarina: What do you know about N-13?
Liz: N-13? I don’t know what that is.
Katarina: Not a what. A who. N-13 is an operative. The “N” stands for “neopoznanny,” the Russian word for “unidentified.” 13 represents the 13 packets of intel he stole from Lubyanka Square in 1990.
Liz: You’re talking about a KGB mole?
Katarina: One whose identity remains unknown. A turncoat who was never proven to exist. 30 years of hunting, and still no one knows.
Liz: N-13 is still active?
Katarina: Depending on who you ask. The CIA, MSS, MI5, the Mossad– all believe he continues to cypher some of their most damaging intel.
Liz: From other governments? Why? To what end?
Katarina: To build a compromising file.
Liz: The Sikorsky Archive. You said it’s a blackmail file.
Katarina: One that started with 13 intel packets over 30 years ago and has been evolving ever since.
Liz: That’s why there was a bounty on your head.
Katarina: Yes. Because Dom set me up. He leaked to the KGB that I was N-13, that the dossier Ilya asked me to deliver that night was the elusive Archive.
Liz: They framed you.
Katarina: And tried to murder me before the truth could be known.
Liz: Why? Who were they protecting?
Katarina: [ Chuckles ]
Liz: What? You think Reddington is N-13?
Katarina: Or Dom. Or both. I believe Dom framed me so everyone would stop looking for N-13. Had I died that night, they would have.
Liz: But you didn’t. That’s why you’re still on the run.
Katarina: Wrongly accused. Hunted for a crime I didn’t commit.
Liz: So N-13– Reddington– is a mole.
Katarina: Who has manipulated you to gain access to top U.S. intelligence. Masha, Reddington didn’t choose you. He needed you. He traded on the questions you have about your past to gain immunity. He gives you criminals, and in exchange, he learns the names of every high-level official working in American justice, law enforcement, and intelligence.
Liz: So this whole time Reddington’s been using me, the Task Force has been this Trojan horse he’s been using to obtain classified intel.
Katarina: A father figure is trying to manipulate you the way my father manipulated me. Dom is lying about me. I am not N-13. I do not have the Archive. But unless I get him to tell me who does– To give me proof that I can show the world– I will be killed.
Liz: I get it now. Why you let your banker meet with Reddington. Why you wanted Reddington to have us chase after Roanoke. So we would find the warehouse, find the photo. Warn Reddington that you are going after Dom, while he’s convalescing in a well-guarded warehouse. But if they think it’s under attack–
Katarina: Reddington will move Dom, and while he’s being moved–
Liz: He’s a soft target. [ Chuckles ] That’s quite a plan. And it could work. It almost has worked in every way except one. ⋘⋙ The FBI didn’t find that photo. I did.
Katarina: Which means my fate is in your hands.
Liz: As well as my grandfather’s.
Katarina: And Reddington. Someone who killed the man who raised you, who’s responsible for the death of the man you loved, and who is so manipulative, he was willing to let you believe he was your father. ⋘⋙ You wanted the truth. I’ve given it to you. It’s up to you what you do with it.

 
[ Liz sits on the bench outside the towering FBI building, where Red sat at the very beginning of the series, right before he turned himself in to the FBI. She is holding the picture of herself as a little girl with her mother, the photo in which her mother’s face is obscured by the sunlight ]

[ Flashback: ]
Liz: And I’m supposed to believe you?
Red: [ Laughing ] Of course not. I’m a criminal. Criminals are notorious liars. Everything about me is a lie.

[ Flashback: ]
Liz: Why me?
Red: I wish the answer were as simple as the question seems.

[ Flashback: ]
Liz: (On phone) Are you my father?
Red: ⋘⋙ No.

[ Liz’s cellphone rings ] [ Cellphone beeps ]
Liz: Hey. Thanks for calling me back. I need to talk to you. ⋘⋙ No. In person.

 
[ At Red’s warehospital where Dom is ] [ Monitor beeping ]
Liz: We have a break in the case.
Red: Tell me.
Liz: I will. But I need you to tell me something first. When my mother abducted you in Paris, what did she want? From you. Dom. Dembe. She’s been on a rampage. I want to know why.
[ Instead of answering, Red looks through the window at Dom ]
Red: He’s a tough old bear. I know you’re angry with him, but for what it’s worth, you inherited the best of him.
Liz: That’s it. That’s your non-answer.
Red: I’ve given you my answer every time you’ve asked.
Liz: That you don’t lie, you just withhold.
Red: That I have things that are mine and no one else’s. So, what’s the break in the case?
Liz: [ Scoffs ] I found this at Roanoke’s last known location.
[ She shows the photo of the warehouse they are in ]
Liz: Dom is his next target. Her next target.
Red: Dom.
Liz: I can’t lose him. Not like this.
Red: She’s quite determined. You’ll have to be, as well.

 
[ The Post Office, Liz’s office ] [ She again is looking at the photo of herself as a child with her mother ]
[ Knock on door ] [ Ressler enters ]
Ressler: You okay?
[ Liz puts the photo in a drawer ] [ Drawer shuts ]
Liz: No. I’m not. I realized my mother can’t be trusted.
Ressler: Are you to be trusted?
Liz: Yes.
Ressler: Good. I’m glad. And a little curious. What did you find out about her?

 
[ The war room at the Post Office ]
Liz: My mother’s not using Roanoke to get away. She’s using him to get to my grandfather, Dominic.
Cooper: What proof do you have?
[ The photo of the warehouse comes up on the overhead ]
Liz: I found this where Roanoke planned his last job. It’s the building where my grandfather’s being treated.
Agent Park: Your grandfather. So, wait. Are you saying your mother’s target is her own father?
Aram: Yeah, it’s, uh– It’s a long story.
Park: That she hired Roanoke to abduct him?
Aram: A very long story.
Liz: She’s looking for something. Scorching and burning anything that stands between her and getting it.
Park: Including her father.
Cooper: Have you spoken to Reddington?
Liz: Yes. He agrees. Her next target is Dom, and she could attack at any minute. He wants to move Dom to a new safe house. I offered one of the plain-wrap medical vans from the FBI fleet.
Cooper: Done. We’ll coordinate with Reddington. Put a TAC team in the warehouse. Once we get Dom out, we’ll be ready for Roanoke to walk into our trap.

 
[ Red talks on the phone to Heddie Hawkins, who is trying to track down Santiago Vega, who they think is Roanoke ]
Red: Where are you on Santiago?
Heddie: In San Juan.
Red: Puerto Rico?
Heddie: Mm-hmm. Short story long, I was able to use the IRS to identify 14 Santiago Vegas.
Seven were deceased. Two were minors. And one has a current address in San Juan, and, according to an old photo in the local newspaper, he’s got the same exact scar on the right side of his face.
Red: I have a contact in Bayamón. We’ll organize a team.
Heddie: No need. I just spoke to his sister. I was gonna tell her that her brother has a tax refund.
Red: Heddie. The man’s hiding in Puerto Rico to hide. He’s certainly not going to come out of hiding to claim a refund on taxes he never paid.
Heddie: That’s what Tony said, which is why I went with his idea, and I told her I’m with the Mail Recovery Center, which is just a fancy way of saying–
Red: The Dead Letter Office.
Heddie: Right. I told her that I have a package that’s been searching for him for over four years, but that only he can take possession and that he had to sign himself. Told me Vega was shacked up in some resort on Parque Isla Verde. I’m following her there now.
Red: Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night. Bless you, Heddie. Call me when you know more.
[ Cellphone beeps ]

 
[ Eduardo Martinez’s auto shop ] [ Power wrench whirring ]
Martinez: Four flat-free tires. As ordered.
[ Liz gives Martinez a piece of paper ]
Liz: And the name of a guy who will be able to expedite a work visa, as requested. You scratch my back, I scratch yours. No one’s the wiser.
Martinez: It’s like you were never here.

 
[ Health workers at Red’s warehospital are preparing Dom to be transported to a new safe house. He’s grumpy about it ]
Dom: I got it, I got it. Leave me alone. I might’ve known. The minute you tell me I’m safe, the candy stripers go on attack. I should’ve crawled out of here the moment I woke up.
Red: I assure you the situation’s in hand. But sometimes plans require changing. Just like your bedsheets.
[ Dom is wheeled out past Red ]
Dr Clemons: [ To Red ] I don’t like this. He’s in a very fragile state. His life depends on–
Red: His life depends on staying alive. That means getting him out of here. So, please, just try and do your job as best you can without making mine more difficult. I’ve got him for that.

 
[ The task force prepares for the escort from a garage ]
Agent Frederic (TAC Leader): We’ve uplinked the CCTV feeds in the area and got the snipers on the roof.
Ressler: Alright. I want to be informed the minute you have Roanoke in custody.
Dembe: [ To Agent Park ] You and Ressler will take point on the escort. Raymond and I will be in the follow car.
Park: Copy that.
Liz: I’m sorry. I have to be the one behind the wheel of that transport van.
Red: Why? Is this some sort of FBI insurance thing?
Liz: More like “an FBI agent demanding to protect her grandfather” thing.
Red: Uh-huh. We’ll go check the vehicles.
[ Liz walks over to Dom’s gurney ]
Dom: You’re angry with me, and I don’t blame you. I misled you.
Liz: I’m used to it.
Dom: I know you have questions.
Liz: You know what, Dom? I really only ever had one question. Why? If he’s not my father, then why me? I asked you, and you told me his real identity was Ilya Koslov, which it is not. Another lie. Are you really telling me you’re ready to dive into the truth now?
Dom: I’m in– an impossible situation.
Liz: Yeah, that’s about what I thought.
[ Door opens ] [ Red enters ]
Red: Okay, guys and gals. Can we please load the patient into the van? We’re frittering away time here.
Ressler: We’re all set. TAC Team’s on standby.
Agent Frederic: Soon as you roll out, cameras go up and we lay in wait. When Roanoke strikes, we’ll be ready.
[ Agent Frederic recognizes who Red is ]
Red: Don’t look so disgruntled, Agent Fredrick. I don’t bite. Unless you ever utter my name. In which case, I’ll gut you like a fish and feed you to the lobsters.
Ressler: Good pep talk.
Liz: What’s our destination?
Red: I’ve secured a lodge on Deep Creek Lake. High on a bluff, easy to defend. Views for miles.
Liz: And the route?
⋘⋙
[ Katarina and Bahar are listening in. Bahar, it turns out, was the lead “EMT” who extracted then killed the Russian oligarch Lev Pasternak ]

[ Heard over comms: ]
Red: We’ll take back roads to 135– then it’s a straight shot all the way to the lake.

Katarina: You get that?
Bahar: Yes.I can’t believe she’s actually going through with this. How did you get her to wear the wire?
Katarina: A daughter’s need for her mother’s approval is nature’s most powerful force. Move your team out.

 
[ Red and Dembe’s Mercedes is the last vehicle in the escort. Red appears thoughtful, unsettled ]
Dembe: What is it, Raymond?
Red: Just thinking.
Dembe: About?
Red: Roanoke’s extractions are all inside jobs. He succeeds by putting his people on the inside, or buying the loyalty of those already there.
Dembe: Do you believe he may have turned one of our men?
Red: No. They know the consequences of betrayal. Still. It’s– troubling.

 
[ Dom’s gurney is in the back of the white van Liz is driving ]
Dom: Can’t stay angry forever, you know.
Liz: I’m not so sure about that.
Dom: I only misled you because I wanted you to have some resolution.
Liz: It didn’t help.
Dom: Yeah. Well, I tried.
Liz: No. You lied. You made up an elaborate story.
Dom: It wasn’t all a story.
Liz: Enough of it was because not you, nor Ilya Koslov, nor Raymond Reddington want me to know what you know. Well, guess what, I know. I know enough. And I’m gonna prove it.

 
[ The Post Office ]
Cooper: Sitrep on the convoy?
Aram: Transport is moving unimpeded west through Catharpin on highway 234.
Cooper: What’s this? The truck approaching Reddington’s warehouse.
Aram: Running the plates now. Team Bravo, you have eyes?
Agent Frederic: That’s affirmative.
Cooper: Hold your position until we know what we’re dealing with.
⋘⋙
Dom: What’s going on, Masha?
Liz: Just enjoy the ride, try and relax.
Dom: Stop telling me to relax. What’s going on? What’re you up to?
⋘⋙
[ A dump truck is stopped ahead by the side of the road. A man is working under the hood ]
Aram: Okay, that dumpster is valid. It’s part of the DPW fleet. Ward five.
Cooper: Bravo Team, stand down. We’re clear on the vehicle.
Agent Frederic: (On comms) All quiet here.
Cooper: Yeah. Too quiet. I don’t like this. What are we missing?

 
[ San Juan, Puerto Rico ] [ Lana leads Heddie Hawkins into a room to meet her brother, Santiago Vega, who Red and the Task Force believe is the mastermind, Roanoke ]
[ Lana speaking Spanish ]
[ Man speaking Spanish on TV ]
[ Lana continues speaking Spanish ]
Lana: Santiago? It’s me. Lana. We brought you some mail. Thought it might be fun for you.
[ The man is clearly Santiago Vega, judging by the scar on his cheek, but he is severely disabled, his right hand shaking uncontrollably. He stares blankly and does not respond to Lana ]

 
[ Heddie calls Red from her car ]
Heddie: Boss, hey, we got a problem.
Red: What is it?
Heddie: Vega. I found him, but it’s not good. He’s sick, Raymond. Real sick. Dementia.
Parkinson’s. Whoever pulled that job– Whoever’s looking for Dom– It ain’t Vega. Somebody’s playing you.

 
[ Inside the white medical van ]
Dom: Soon as you got behind the wheel I thought you were up to something.
Liz: I gave you a chance, Dom. Just like I gave Reddington chances. I gave him seven years worth of chances.
Dom: I had good reasons for telling you what I told you.
Liz: Oh, so help me God, if another person in my life tells me they lied to me for my own protection.
Dom: You don’t understand the position I’m in.
Liz: You’re right. I don’t.
Don’t Whatever you’re doing, don’t–
⋘⋙
[ On the road, the man clams shuts the engine hood of. the truck and walks toward the cab ]
⋘⋙
[ Monitor beeping ] [ Beeping intensifies ]
Dr. Clemons: His heart rate’s climbing. Please, stop. We have to keep him calm.
[ Monitor beeping, cellphone vibrating ]

 
[ The van and escort approach the truck on the side of the road. The driver of the truck takes out a long metal box which he places parallel to the highway. He lowers a flap on the box ]

 
[ Liz answers her phone ]
Liz: Yeah.
Red: It’s a set-up. We need to get off this highway. There’s a turnoff on the right about a half a mile ahead.
Liz: I’ll be gone by then. But don’t worry. Dom will be safe. She promised me that much.
Red: Elizabeth. What have you done?
⋘⋙
[ The dump truck pulls away, leaving the box on the road. Liz takes out a remote and presses a button (Beep) The box on the highway spews forth strips of tire spikes to stop the vehicles ]
[ ⚡️Tires screeching⚡️, air hissing💨] [ ⚡️ Tires screech⚡️, air hisses💨 ] [ All the vehicles come to a stop — except for the white van which Liz had had Eduardo Martinez equip with puncture-proof tires ]
Dr. Clemons: (To Dom) Everything will be okay. Just breathe.

 
[ Agent Park, Aram and Ressler walk together down a corridor at the Post Office ]
Park: So we’ve been conned.
Aram: Us and Mr. Reddington.
Park: But not Keen. She did the con. She and Katarina.
Ressler: Well, it all makes sense now.Why Katarina wanted Reddington to think that she was going after Roanoke. Why she wanted him put on the Blacklist.
Aram: Except there is no Roanoke. Just the shell of a man living in hospice.
Park: Katarina couldn’t hire him, so she imitated him. Had her people abduct Lev Pasternak, then leave breadcrumbs to make Reddington believe it was the work of Roanoke.
Ressler: She wanted us to believe that he was still active, that she had hired him to get Dom out of that warehouse.
Aram: Which was a tactic designed to scare us, which only made him more vulnerable. So, you know, kudos to us.

 
[ Cooper’s office ]
Red: We need to find them, Harold. I’m searching in my world. You need to search in yours. They must be found.
Cooper: Elizabeth doesn’t want to be found. By either of us.
Red: Forgive me, but at the moment I’m not interested in what she wants.
Cooper: At the moment, or ever? All Agent Keen wanted from you were answers– About her past, her parents. And you refused to give them.
Red: What I have given her is an education. On how people think. What they want. And what they’re willing to do to get it.
Cooper: We’ll find her. But not so she can continue her “education.” We’ll do it because we’re concerned about her – and because she broke the law. I’m angry with Agent Keen, but I’m livid with you. Seven years ago she was kind, enthusiastic, decent. Under your tutelage she’s become someone I fail to recognize.
Red: Oh, I think you do. You may not want to. You and I both may not like what it looks like. But we both recognize it for what it is– Her destiny.
Cooper: We will get her back. We, not you.
Red: What are you saying, Harold?
Cooper: This is an internal matter now. Your assistance is not required.
Red: It may not be welcome, but it is most definitely required.
Cooper: [ Stands out ] Forgive me for not seeing you out, but I need to address my team.
Red: Don’t be cheeky, Harold. You’ve never seen me out.
[ Red leaves ]

 
[ The team gathers in the war room. It’s late ]
Aram: A manhunt. For Agent Keen.
Ressler: With all due respect, sir, isn’t this a bit of an overreaction?
Cooper: To abduction.
Ressler: Of her grandfather. A lying, deceitful KGB goon.
Cooper: I must’ve missed the part in the criminal code that says we only care when nice people are taken. I get it. You don’t want to do it. I don’t wanna do it either. But Agent Keen has betrayed this agency as well as everyone in this room. She is responsible for the abduction of Dominic Wilkinson and is now in league with Katarina Rostova– Who may be her mother, but is also a wanted fugitive.
Park: They don’t need jail time. They need family therapy.
Aram: I mean, shouldn’t we wait for her to reach out to us first? Sorry. Of course we’ll do what you tell us, sir. But personally? This feels wrong.
Cooper: I suspect we all feel the same way. But we have a job to do, so– let’s go do it.
⋘⋙
[ They disperse ] [ Ressler’s cellphone chimes ] [ It’s a text from Liz: “Need to meet” ]

 
[ A parking garage ]
[ Vehicle alert dinging ] [ Vehicle door shuts, dinging stops ] [ Liz steps out from behind a wall ]
Ressler: What do you want?
Liz: Time. To figure things out.
Ressler: A favor. That’s what you want. After lying to my face you expect a favor.
Liz: I didn’t know why she wanted us to go after Roanoke. You have no reason to believe me, but it’s true.
Ressler: And Dom.
Liz: She needs to talk to him.
Ressler: She’s gonna torture him. Bleed him like she bled Reddington. Are you okay with that?
Liz: I would not let that happen. I want answers.
Ressler: You sabotaged an FBI investigation.
Liz: And you shot the man responsible for your father’s death. I guess family just has a way of bringing out the worst in us.
Ressler: No. This is different and you know that. I was a teenager. I didn’t have anyone to go to. But you do. Liz, come in with me. We’ll talk to Cooper. I’ll back you, no matter what comes.
Liz: [ Voice breaking ] You saying that– That means the world to me. It does– but I know things now. Things I need Dom to confirm about the Sikorsky Archive and N-13.
Ressler: N-13?
Liz: I need time. Katarina needs time. Not to hurt Dom, to convince him to tell us what he knows. What Reddington knows and refuses to tell me. Yes, I need a favor, but I need it.
[ Stevie Nicks’ ♫ “Landslide” with Lindsey Buckingham plays ]
Liz: And I need you to keep believing in me.
[ There are tears in Liz’s eyes. She leans forward and kisses Ressler. He kisses back, briefly ]

♪ Took my love, and I took it down
♪ Climbed a mountain and I turned around ♪

Ressler: I won’t give up on you.

♪ And I saw my reflection ♪

Ressler: But I still need to do my job, Keen.

♪ In the snow-covered hills ♪

Liz: I know you do.
[ Liz takes the gun from inside Ressler’s pocket and steps back, pointing it at him ]

♪ Till the landslide brought me down ♪

Ressler: Dammit.

♪ Oh, mirror in the sky ♪

Liz: You didn’t trust me when we first met.

♪ What is love? ♪

Liz: [ Sighs ] We’ve come so far–

♪ Can the child within my heart ♪

Liz: –just to end up right where we started.
[ Liz back away pointing the gun at Ressler and disappears through the door to a stairwell ]

♪ Rise above? And can I sail through the changin’ ocean tides? ♪

 
[ At the Post Office, Aram calls in the specifics to initiate the manhunt ]
Aram: That’s right– Keen. K-E-E-N.

♪ Can I handle the seasons ♪

Aram: First name’s Elizabeth.

♪ Of my life?
Oh, oh, I don’t know Mm, mm, I don’t know
Well, I’ve been afraid of changing ♪

[ Knock on door ] [ Katarina lets Liz in ]

♪ ‘Cause I’ve built my life around you ♪

Katarina: I just spoke to Dr. Clemons.

♪ But time makes you bolder ♪

Katarina: They reached the new safe house.

♪ Children get older ♪

Katarina: Dom is stable and resting peacefully.

♪ I’m getting older, too Yes, I’m getting older, too ♪

 
[ Liz has slumped down onto a chair ]
Katarina: You did the right thing.

♪ Oh ♪

Liz: Yeah, it doesn’t feel that way. I just walked away from the only friends I have.
Katarina: You did what you did to protect them. And me. And yourself.
Liz: Dom. We’re not gonna hurt him.
Katarina: Neither of us want that.
Liz: So how are you gonna get him to talk?
Katarina: I’m not. You are.
 

♪ I’ve been afraid of changing
I’ve been afraid of changing
‘Cause I’ve built my life around you
But time makes you bolder
Children get older ♪

[ Red sits in a darkened room ] [ Dembe enters ]
Dembe: Raymond?

♪ I’m getting older, too
Yes, I’m getting older, too ♪

Red: I lost her, Dembe.

♪ So take this love ♪

Dembe: We lost her.

♪ Take it down ♪

Red: I lost her.

♪ Oh, if you climb a mountain ♪

Dembe: We knew this day might come.

♪ And you turn around ♪

Dembe: We talked about it.

♪ If you see my reflection ♪

Dembe: This was always a possibility.

♪ In the snow-covered hills ♪

Red: Yeah. I knew it–

♪ Well, the landslide will bring it down ♪

Red: And I let it happen anyway.

♪ Well, the landslide
Will bring it down ♪

 
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Episode Songs

 

♫ Landslide
Fleetwood Mack (Stevie Nicks with Lindsey Buckingham)

♪ I took my love and I took it down
Climbed a mountain then I turned around
And I saw my reflection in the snow covered hills
Well the landslide brought me down

♪ Oh, mirror in the sky
What is love?
Can the child within my heart rise above
Can I sail through the changing ocean tides
Can I handle the seasons of my life

♪ Uh ah
Uh ah
Uh ah

♪ Well, I’ve been afraid of changin’
‘Cause I built my life around you
But time makes you bolder
Children get older
I’m getting older too

♪ Well

♪ Well, I’ve been afraid of changin’
‘Cause I built my life around you
But time makes you bolder
Children get older
I’m getting older too

♪ Well, I’m getting older too

♪ So, take this love and take it down
Yeah, and if you climb a mountain and ya turn around
And if you see my reflection in the snow covered hills
Well the landslide brought me down

♪ And if you see my reflection in the snow covered hills

♪ Well maybe
Well maybe
Well maybe

♪ The landslide will bring you down.

Lyrics and Credits: http://bit.ly/2UryYnU
YouTube: https://youtu.be/WM7-PYtXtJM

 
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🔴 Script 8:2 Katarina Rostova Pt 2 (№ 3)

 
Program air date: 11/20/2020 in the US
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Director: Stephanie Marquardt
Written by: Lukas Reiter

 

 

Brief (Where we’re at): Katarina and Liz have abducted Dom (Dominic Wilkinson, Katarina’s father and Liz’s grandfather) from Red, who was having Dom cared for. Dom had been in a coma for months after having been shot in the chest in a shootout between Red’s crew and Katarina’s, and had just regained consciousness. Katarina put into play a scheme to fool Red, Liz and the FBI into believing that a notorious extraction artist known as “Roanoke” was still active and was planning to raid Red’s “warehospital” where Dom was being taken care of. Liz caught on to the scheme and confronted her mother. Katarina told Liz she needed to question Dom to save her own life.

Katarina said her father had been a “domineering spymaster” for the KGB who had used her, starting at the age of 15, to extract secrets from American soldiers by having her sleep with them. Later, in 1990, when the Soviet Union was disintegrating, an unidentified operative dubbed N-13, had stolen 13 secret intel files and was suspected of adding to it ever since. Dom had told the KGB that Katarina was N-13 and had attempted to murder her to end the search. But she had survived and gone into hiding. Katarina insists to Liz she is not N-13, but she thinks Red may be, or Dom, or both. Liz agrees to help Katarina abduct Dom, by driving the van which will take him to the new safe house Red has located. She arranges to have “flat-free tires” to be put on the transport van, which she insists on driving herself. This allows her to drive the van through a tire-spike hazard which stops the FBI escort vehicles and Red’s Mercedes.

Cooper initiates a manhunt for Liz, though the task force has mixed feelings. Liz reaches out to Ressler and they meet alone in a parking garage. Liz tries to explain why she and Katarina need to talk to Dom. Ressler seems to have heard of “N-13” before. He wants Liz to turn herself in, that he will back her “no matter what comes.” She softens and kisses him. It’s a serious kiss but he cuts it off, “I have to do my job, Keen.” “I know you do,” she says, taking the gun from inside his jacket and backing away with the gun pointed at him to make her escape.

Red is devastated to have lost Liz to Katarina. Dembe reminds him this was a possibility they had talked about. “Yeah, I knew it,” says Red, “And I let it happen anyway.”

 

⭕ Script 8:2 Katarina Rostova Pt 2 (№ 3)

 
[ Liz has taken Dom to Katarina’s safe house ]
[ Liz sits in a chair next to Dom’s hospital bed ] [ Monitor beeping ]
[ Dom wakes up ]
Dom: [ Groggily ] Masha.
Liz: [ Sharply ] Don’t call me that.
Dom: Your mother.
Liz: You tried to murder my mother. And you lied to me about Reddington, convinced me he was Ilya Koslov.
Dom: That woman. You abducted me for her.
Liz: My mother’s been–
⋘⋙
[ Katarina and Dr Ed Clemons, who was abducted along with Dom, are in an adjacent room monitoring the conversation and Dom’s vital signs ]
Katarina: How hard can I push him?
Dr Clemons: You won’t get away with this.
Katarina: I asked you–

[ Heard over monitor ]
Liz: And the people looking for her–

Katarina: –how hard?
⋘⋙
Liz: –to hurt me or Agnes if it would help them get what they want. And I didn’t abduct you for her. I abducted you for answers – To make it stop. Help me understand. For the first time, stop protecting Reddington, and God knows who else, and make the decision to protect your own family. Three generations of women fighting to survive.

 
[ At Eduardo Martinez’s body shop, Red sits in a chair. Eduardo lifts tire iron over Red but looks nervous and lowers it ]
Eduardo: [ Pleading ] Mr. Reddington, please.
Red: Take a swing, Eduardo. Go ahead. This is what you wanted. Take your best shot. Because I assure you, if you don’t, I will.
[ Red points his pistol at Eduardo ]
Eduardo: Mr. Reddington, please, I would never betray you.
Red: Come on. Nice big swing.
Eduardo: I told you – I swear – I didn’t know your people were the target.
Red: If you’re not gonna hit me, you could at least say something hurtful. I mean, how am I supposed to deal with this? You’re so plaintive, I feel like I should apologize for your betrayal. You know what?–
Eduardo: I–
Red: –Just help me track the van. Give me a VIN number, license plate, whatever you’ve got.
Eduardo: You know what I’ve got – Nothing. My clients don’t want me to be able to track them. But for you, if I had any idea your people were in danger, I would’ve put a trace on the vehicle. But I didn’t. Because I didn’t know.
[ Dog barking ] [ Red decides Eduardo is telling the truth and stands up ]
Red: You’re a good man, Eduardo. And I’m glad you didn’t clock me with the tire iron. I was thinking, “Boy, that’s really gonna hurt.”
[ Door opens and closes; Dembe enters ]
Red: Anything?
Dembe: Not yet. They must have a safe house nearby. We don’t think they were on the road for long.
Red: That’s it? With all the sources we pay for information?
Dembe: Everyone’s looking. But wherever they are, they know better than to show themselves.
Red: Dembe, Dom’s too old. He’ll try not to break, but if they push him, he’ll die trying.
[ Red returns his attention to Eduardo ]
Red: I’m terribly sorry about the theatrics, Eduardo. I should have known better. I do hope I haven’t made you too uncomfortable.
[ Red stuffs some bills into Eduardo’s hand ]
Red: Take Kate to Argonne. Have dinner, a few laughs. I hear Chef Gilbert does a ris de veau that’ll make your toes curl.
[ Red turns to leave ]
Dembe: Raymond, where are we going?
Red: We need a lead. If we don’t have one, we need to talk to people who might.

 
[ The Post Office ]
Cooper: Tell me. Where are we?
Aram: So far, we’re working two possibilities. Uh, first is this man. [ Keys clacking ] A roadside surveillance camera picked him up just before the spike strip deployed.
Agent Park: We believe he placed the spike strip at Keen’s instruction.
Cooper: Can we enhance the resolution?
Aram: You’re already looking at it. The plate’s a fake.
Cooper: So how are we gonna find her?
Ressler: We can circulate this image to local merchants, Metro PD, see what shakes loose, but problem is, how do we do that without exposing Keen to a kidnapping charge?
Cooper: My question exactly. Please, tell me we had better luck with the van.
Agent Park: Not much. Surveillance feed shows it continued north for another six-tenths of a mile. At that point, it turned off the main road and took smaller surface streets.
Ressler: To avoid any cameras. Keen knows what she’s doing.
[ Elevator doors sliding ] [ Red and Dembe step out ]
Ressler: What do you want?
Cooper: Our help. He wouldn’t be here unless he needed something.
Red: Good to see you all, as well. Like it or not, I believe we’re all pulling on the same oar. Harold, perhaps we could go find a comfortable chair somewhere.

 
[ Dom’s room at the safe house ] [ Monitor beeping ]
[ Dom’s eyes look around the room for cameras ]
Liz: What are you looking at? You want to know if she’s here.
Dom: I know. Tell her to come out where I can see her.
Liz: She’s not hiding. I asked her to let us talk alone. I know you’re not gonna tell her the truth. I know a lot more than the last time we talked. I know about the Sikorsky Archive. That’s right. And N-13.
Dom: Careful, Masha. Say “N-13” around the wrong person at the wrong time, and you won’t live to regret it.
Liz: I told you not to call me that. And I’m not the one in danger here. N-13 has the Archive, doesn’t he? Assuming it is a “he.”
Dom: Now, you listen to me–
Liz: It’s Reddington, isn’t it? He framed my mother.
Dom: You have no idea what you’re talking about.
Liz: If he doesn’t have it, you know who does. You’re protecting someone. Who could be so important that you would sacrifice your daughter?
Dom: [ Angrily ] My daughter. Some daughter.
Liz: Don’t lie to me. I swear, it’ll be better if you just said nothing than–
Dom: That’s enough! [ Monitor beeping rapidly ] You think I want this? To live with this, to die for this? To keep these secrets?
Liz: Then stop keeping them.
Dom: I can’t. You don’t understand. Whatever secrets I know, they’re not mine to tell.
You don’t have to believe me, but if I die, I’ll know I did my best to protect you and Agnes.
Liz: If you want to protect us, stop keeping secrets that put us in danger and start telling us the truth!
[ Dr Clemons comes in ]
Dr Clemons: He needs to be sedated.
Liz: We’re not finished.
Dr Clemons: You are for now.
[ Beeping rapidly ]

 
[ Cooper’s office ]
Cooper: You want information. So you can get to Agent Keen before we do.
Red: If history is any indication, Harold, you may never get to Agent Keen without me.
Ressler: We’ll take our chances.
Red: Really? With an old man’s life at stake? A sick old man in need of medical care? If he dies–
Cooper: If he dies, it’ll be no less your fault than hers. Imagine risking everything – Her career, a life with her child, her freedom – All to get answers you already have.
Red: Oh, come on, Harold. We’ve been over this. She’s gone way too far. Felony abduction. Very possibly torture. Hell, she could kill the old son of a bitch.
Ressler: She wouldn’t.
Red: What do you imagine she’s doing, Donald? Saying, “Pretty please” “Mother, may I”?
Ressler: I’ll tell you what she’s not doing – Behaving like you would.
Red: Boy, she played you. She took advantage of your rather significant blind spot in matters of [ nods at Ressler’s crotch ] the heart.
Ressler: What does that mean?
Red: I mean that if this were the high-school prom, she’d be the pretty loner standing on the sidelines and you’d be the second-string quarterback guzzling down the punch, hoping to cop a feel off her during “Stairway to Heaven.”
Ressler: I’ve had enough of you!
[ Ressler lunges at Red. Dembe steps in to push him back, slipping his fingers under Ressler’s lapel and tapping ]
Cooper: Okay. That’s it. That’s enough. We’re done here. In fact, it’s possible after this we’re done, period. If and when we find Agent Keen, we’ll let you know.

 
[ Red and Dembe get into the elevator. The doors slide shut ]
Red: How’d it go?
Dembe: I placed it under his lapel.
[ Button clicks ] [ Beeping ] [ A tracking display on Dembe’s phone shows an orange triangle moving against the layout of the Post Office ]

 
[ The safe house ] [ Liz is in the room from which Katarina and Dr Clemons and been watching Dom remotely ]
Katarina: You want to release him? You can’t be serious.
Liz: Look at him. He’s unconscious.
[ A monitor displays Dom asleep on his bed ]
Katarina: He’s sedated, that’s all. When this seizure subsides, we can try again. And again and again.
Liz: He’s not gonna talk.
Katarina: Oh, he will. Not willingly. But he’s too old to withstand a more aggressive approach.
Liz: No.
Katarina: You understood what we were doing here. We agreed not to stop–
Liz: Until what?
Katarina: Don’t give me that look. I’ve been crystal clear about how far I’ve been willing to go. You said you were in agreement.
Liz: I know what I said, but I can’t, not if it means torturing an 80-year-old man. Whatever he’s done, he’s still your father. And my grandfather.
Katarina: So what now? We can’t just take him back where he came from.
Liz: Maybe we can. Let me make a call.
[ Katarina turns and walks away ]
Liz: Katarina. Mother!
[ Katarina stops and turns around ]
Liz: I need to know you’re not going to hurt him.
Katarina: You’ve never called me that.
Liz: You won’t, will you?
[ Katarina shakes her head slightly, then turns to walks away ]

 
[ Liz places a call ] [ Beep, phone speed-dialing ]
[ Ressler’s cellphone rings ]
Ressler: Ressler.
Liz: It’s me.
⋘⋙
[ Red listens in to the call via the bug Dembe placed on Ressler’s lapel ]
⋘⋙
Ressler: Where are you? Are you alright?
Liz: I’m okay, but this was a mistake.
Ressler: Cooper’s going out of his mind.
Liz: I need help with Dom – Equipment, medications. Same place as last time?
Ressler: I’ll be there. 30 minutes.
[ Beep ]
⋘⋙
Red: We should have Chuck and Morgan follow Donald. I want to know as soon as they make contact.

 
[ The safe house ] [ Dr Clemons enters the monitoring room ]
Katarina: Is it done?
Dr Clemons: He’s conscious. The seizure has abated, but I’m concerned that he might have–
Katarina: I’m aware of your concerns, Doctor. You’ve made them very clear.
Dr Clemons: No, you don’t understand. He’s having some kind of episode.
⋘⋙
[ Dom’s room ] [ Dr Clemons and Katarina enter ] [ Monitor beeping ]
Dom: [ In Russian ] Lena. Lena. I thought you were bringing me my tea.
Dr Clemons: He’s been drifting in and out of Russian. Calling for a woman named Lena. Do you know who that is?
Katarina: Lena Volkova. She was his wife. Dom. Can you hear me? Lena’s not here. Dom, open your eyes.
[ Dom sees Katarina as a young woman ]
Dom: It’s you. You’re here.
Young Katarina: I’m here.
Dom: He gave you back to me. I thought I’d lost you forever.
[ Dom reaches up to stroke Katarina’s cheek. He pulls her hand to his lips and kisses it ]
Dom: [ Sobbing ]

 
[ Morgan, Chuck and another of Red’s men, Bud, are parked out of eyesight of Ressler’s SUV which is parked under an overpass. They are monitoring the situation with binoculars ]
Red: Any movement?
Chuck: Negative. He’s still parked under the overpass.
Red: How does that work? Is he “under an overpass” or “in an underpass”?
Morgan: Stand by. I got a car coming in.
Chuck: It’s Agent Keen. She’s walking to his car. What now?
Red: Let’s just wait and see.
⋘⋙
[ Liz gets into Ressler’s SUV ]
Ressler: Keen, I–
Liz: Don’t say it.
Ressler: Don’t say what exactly? Of the 10,000 things I should say–
Liz: Ressler.
Ressler: What, don’t commit felony kidnapping? Don’t betray everyone you work with? The only people who’ve proven over the last seven years how much they actually care about you.
Liz: It’s done. I made my choices. And I’m not here for your forgiveness or approval.
Ressler: Then what are you here for? Why did you call me? Just to inform me that you’re torturing your grandfather for information?
Liz: No one’s being tortured. Come on. You know me better than that.
Ressler: Do I? See, I thought I did, but lately, boy, you’re full of surprises.
Liz: He’s in a safe house – in the warehouse district.
Ressler: With your mother, the woman who shot him in the chest!
Liz: She’s not gonna hurt him.
Ressler: Oh, and you believe her. Well, you got it all figured out.
⋘⋙
[ Red is listening in ]
⋘⋙
Liz: He had another seizure. We need more doctors, advanced equipment.
Ressler: So that’s why you called me. He needs more doctors?
Liz: He has answers. All of them. I thought if he wouldn’t talk to her, he’d talk to me, have some human response to his granddaughter pleading for help.
Ressler: And he said nothing?
Liz: It’s my mistake. Whatever humanity he had died a long time ago.

 
[ Dom’s room ]
Dom: [ In Russian ] … it’s all falling apart. Everything. Gone.
Katarina: What’s happening to him?
Dr Clemons: It’s not uncommon for seizure patients to experience delusions, even hallucinations.
Katarina: He’s talking like it’s years ago.
Dr Clemons: He’s lost any sense of time. I can administer an antipsychotic. It may work to block the dopamine and serotonin in the brain.
Katarina: No.
Dr Clemons: No? I don’t understand.
Katarina: I want the truth, Doctor. And I don’t care if he tells the woman I am now or the woman I was then.
[ Monitor beeping ]
Young Katarina: [ Russian ] Papa. Thank God I have found you. I’m…in trouble. I need your help.

 
[ Ressler’s SUV ]
Ressler: Tell me where he is. I’ll go myself with a transport van, get him whatever help he needs.
Liz: And what about my mother?
Ressler: Liz, you know this has to end.
Liz: I know how Reddington wants it to end. Or how it’ll end if you go by the book. But can’t you just ignore the rules, just this one time?
Ressler: Think about what you’re asking me to do. She tortured Reddington, shot Dom, abducted Dembe’s imam.
Liz: To save her own life! And mine!
Ressler: Liz, listen to me. You’re on this quest to find answers about your family. Well, I’m as close to family as you got, and I’m telling you – if you don’t stop protecting her, you’ll end up destroying yourself.
Liz: I’m sorry.
Ressler: Don’t be.
Liz: I shouldn’t have put you in this position.
Ressler: You don’t have anything to apologize for. I would do anything for you if I could.
Liz: But you can’t do this.
Ressler: [ Sighs ] Now I’m the one who’s sorry.

 
[ Liz gets out of Ressler’s SUV ]
Chuck: Keen’s on the move.
Dembe: Let her go, Raymond.
Red: [ Into his phone ] Lock it down, Chuck.
[ Engine starts ] [ Morgan guns the gas ] [ ⚡️Tires screech⚡️ ] [ Red’s men pour out ]
Liz: Ressler!
[ Liz and Ressler draw their guns, but it’s three-to-two and two of Red’s guys have semi-automatic rifles. Ressler and Liz lower their guns ]
Morgan: [ To Red, on phone ] We’re good here. Targets secure.

 
[ Monitor beeping ]
Dom: Listen to me. I know what you’re planning. I know you think it’s your only way out.
Katarina: What I’m planning?
Dom: I know you’re in danger.
Young Katarina: In danger? I’m being hunted. They will stop at nothing until they find me and destroy me.
Dom: We can handle the Cabal.
Young Katarina: You’re not listening. It’s Townsend. They put a bounty on my head. I have to run.
Dom: No! You can’t leave me again.
Katarina: [ Russian ] I don’t want to, Father. But they’ll kill me. I’ve been framed. They think I have the Archive.
Dom: Sikorsky?
Young Katarina: Yes. Yes. Help me stop them. Help me understand why they think I took it.
Dom: Because you did.
Katarina: What are you talking about?
Dom: I can help you. But what you are planning, it– It breaks my heart.

 
[ In a commercial kitchen in a brick building, Red and Dembe look at city grid maps on a tablet ]
Dembe: We know Katarina is holding Dom somewhere in this 2-mile radius.
Red: I want every building scrutinized. See if they’re occupied and, if so, by whom. Any abandoned buildings get top priority.
Dembe: I have six teams mobilizing.
Red: She chose this area ’cause it’s filled with midsize warehouses. Here. These six blocks. Two dozen structures. That’s where I’d go. So that’s where she’ll be.
⋘⋙
[ Morgan and Chuck bring in Ressler and Liz ]
Ressler: You followed me!
Red: Of course I didn’t. I had you followed. Take it easy, Donald. The veins on your neck are straining. You don’t want a ruptured aneurysm. [ To Liz: ] As for you, I can’t begin to describe my disappointment.
Liz: Oh, thank God.
Ressler: Be disappointed all you want. She’s still a federal agent. And so am I. You can’t hold us!
Red: You and Harold – Always telling me what I can’t do while I’m doing it. Tell you what. Why don’t we split the difference? You go, Agent Keen can stay with me.
Liz: I won’t tell you where she is.
Red: Then I won’t ask. Run along, Donald. Call in the cavalry. I’ve got quite a head start. The FBI won’t find them before I do.
[ Dembe and Ressler leave ]
Red: [ To Liz ] Tea?
⋘⋙
[ Outside, Ressler turns around to challenge Dembe ]
Ressler: You can’t be on board with this. I mean, he’s out of control!
[ Door closes ]
Ressler: Promise me he won’t harm Keen.
Dembe: He won’t.
[ Dembe gives Ressler back his gun. Ressler leaves ]

 
[ Red’s cellphone rings ]
Red: Do forgive me, Harold, but I’m a little busy at the moment.
Cooper: I know what you’re doing, and I’m calling to tell you to stop!
[ Ressler is with Cooper ]
Red: You’re angry. That’s understandable. I would be, too, if my agent snuck away to have a secret meeting with the woman my task force was searching for.
Cooper: That’s for me to deal with. Is it true you’re holding Keen?
Red: Well, what choice do I have? If I let her go, she’ll warn Grendel’s mother.
Cooper: We’ve talked about that. Elizabeth’s mother is not to be harmed.
Red: And I agreed. Anything else?
Cooper: I’m not kidding, Reddington.
Red: Well, you don’t sound like you’re kidding, Harold. But you’ve always known where this is headed. What she’s done must be avenged.
Cooper: Not by her murder.
Red: When it’s over, I’ll look up and see what remains. If there are any bridges, I’ll cross them when I get there.
[ Red’s cellphone flips shut ]
⋘⋙
Cooper: [ To Ressler ] Get our people to the warehouse district. Bring Agents Mojtabai and Park up to speed. It’s a long shot, but maybe we can find them first.

 
[ Dom’s bedside ]
Katarina: I need a name. It’s not enough to say I was framed.
Young Katarina: I need to prove who has the Archive.
Dom: You know.
Katarina: It wasn’t me. Why are you saying that? Okay, it doesn’t matter who took it back then. What matters is who has it now. I need a name.
Dom: [ Muttering ]
Katarina: Is it Reddington? Is he the one you’re protecting?
Young Katarina: Goodbye, Papa.
[ She begins to walks away ]
Dom: No! Don’t go!
Young Katarina: I have to go. They’re coming for me. They’re close. If I don’t leave now, they’ll kill us all.
Dom: Reddington.
Katarina: Reddington. He has the Archive?
Dom: Yes. You took it, but he has it. And so do you.
Katarina: We both have it? How is that possible? Tell me what you mean.
Young Katarina: Tell me now, or you won’t see me again.

 
[ Liz is sitting at a round table. Red pulls out a chair across from her ]
Red: How long have you been helping her? That’s how you know about Ilya, isn’t it? You were there when she was questioning him, helped her get away. You know you can’t trust that woman, right?
Liz: That woman is my mother.
Red: Oh, she’s just using that to exploit you.
Liz: Why?
Red: So you’d do exactly what you’ve already done.
Liz: I know about the Sikorsky Archive. That’s why the Townsend Directive was issued. She was framed.
Red: Is that the story she told you? She’s a victim? An innocent wrongly accused?
Liz: Are you N-13?
[ Red stares at her icily ]
Liz: Because she certainly believes you are. Do you have it? The Archive?
Red: I see. So this is a ghost story. And you believe her.
Liz: What choice do I have? She’s the one looking for answers. You’re the one hiding them. Maybe she’s not telling me everything. Do I still have questions? Of course. But for now, the only one I need to answer is this – Am I willing to let you kill her? And the answer is no.
⋘⋙
[ Red’s cellphone rings ]
Red: What’s the word?
Bud: I think we found her. It’s a medium-size shipping complex on Paxton, only nothing’s getting shipped ’cause the company went bankrupt six weeks ago. It’s a good spot for a safe house – easy in and out, close to the main roads out of town.
Red: Any movement?
Chuck: Definitely. Bud popped the lock. We can’t see who, but there’s people inside.
Red: I’ll see you there.
[ Call ends ]
[ Red gets up. Chair slides back ]
Liz: If you hurt her, we’re done. Understand? Whatever this is, whatever relationship we had or have, will be over.
[ Red scrutinizes Liz’s imploring face, then leaves ]
[ Door closes ]
[ Dembe takes out a pair of handcuffs ]

 
[ Red and his men enter the warehouse Katarina has been using as a safe house ]
[ Silenced gunshots (💥💥) One of Katarina’s guards falls ] [ Grunts ] [ Gun cocks ]
[ A figure comes out ]
Red: Hands! Show me your hands!
Dr Clemons: Don’t shoot. It’s me.
Red: Where is she?
Dr Clemons: Gone.
Red: How long ago?
Dr Clemons: A-A few minutes.
⋘⋙
[ Red enters Dom’s room ] [ Monitor beeping ]
Red: Dom. Dom.
[ Red squeezes Dom’s shoulder ]
Red: It’s Raymond.
Dom: Raymond. [ Wheezes ] You’re too late. S-She was here. I– I told her.
Red: Told her what? ⋘⋙ Dom. What did you tell her?
Dom: Everything.
⋘⋙
[ Katarina is trying make her way out of the building. A man with a rifle comes around a corner. She grabs him and slams him against the wall. He falls. She takes his handgun and continues on. She exits the building. Far above, someone exits the building onto the fire escape ]

 
[ Ressler is driving with Park in a vehicle ]
Park: We just crossed into the warehouse district.
Cooper: Focus on the streets east of the pier. We’re scrambling units.
Ressler: I don’t like our chances. I don’t think we’re gonna find that warehouse before Reddington does.
Aram: Actually, maybe they already have. I’m looking at satellite feeds, and there is a lot of activity on Paxton Ave.
Ressler: Copy that.

 
[ Liz sits at the table in handcuffs. Dembe leans against the wall, eyes cast down ]
Liz: Dembe. Dembe, look at me. Please. She’s my mother. You can’t let him kill her.
[ Liz gets up and runs at Dembe, who restrains her ]
Liz: You know this is wrong! Why are you helping him?!
Dembe: I can’t answer that.
Liz: Let me go. Let me try and stop him.
[ Dembe stares at her ]

 
[ Monitors beeping rapidly ]
Red: It’s okay, Dom. Everything’s gonna be okay.
Dr Clemons: Mr. Reddington, I need additional equipment. His heart rate is irregular, blood pressure’s spiking.
[ Monitors beeping ]
Dom: [ Weakly ] You said I’d never see her again. But she– she came.
Dr Clemons: Mr. Reddington, I really–
Red: Thank you, Doctor. You’ve done everything you can.
[ Dr Clemons leaves ]
Dom: I held her hand. Touched her face. [ Wheezing ] At least– I got to say goodbye to her.
Red: Yes.
Dom: My daughter. My Katarina.
Red: [ Gently ] She loves you. She always has. Nothing can ever change that.
Dom: [ Gasping weakly ]
[ Red clasps Dom’s arm ]

 
[ Katarina is outside, trying to evade Red’s men and the FBI. She ducks behind some equipment, but Chuck spots her ]
Chuck: I got eyes! [ Radio beeps ] Target heading north on Ridgemont.
⋘⋙
[ Katarina goes through a turnstyle into a parking lot. In the enclosed parking lot, a man and a woman are walking together and talking ]
Carol: You can check the purchase order tomorrow morning when they’re back at the office.
Reggie: Will do. Have a good night, Carol.
[ Reggie leaves; Carol walks to her vehicle ]
⋘⋙
[ Katarina approaches Carol’s vehicle. A sticker on the back says “Proud Parent of An Honor Student ~ John Adams Middle School” ]
Katarina: Carol?
Carol: Yes. I’m sorry. Do we know each other?
Katarina: I thought that was you. Donna Hays. We met a few weeks ago at John Adams.
Carol: Right. Donna. How are you?
Katarina: So good.
Carol: I’m sorry. Remind me again how you’re connected to the s–
⋘⋙
[ Chuck and Bud approach ]
Chuck: There!
⋘⋙
[ Katarina points her gun at Carol ]
Katarina: The keys. Give me your keys.
[ Carol obeys ]
⋘⋙
Chuck: Cover the exit!
⋘⋙
[ Engine starts ] [ Katarina presses the gas ] [ Chuck shoots 💥 through the SUV, right through the back window and front windshield. A second shot 💥 rings out, but Katarina gets away in the stolen vehicle ]

 
[ Guns drawn, Ressler and Park enter Katarina’s safe house. They separate. Ressler enters the room where Dom is. Red is sitting quietly next to the bed. Dom has died ]
Ressler: Reddington. [ Sighs ] You can try and spread the blame around all you want, but this is on you. Keen was looking for answers – Answers that you have. If anyone’s responsible for this man’s death, it’s you.
[ Red kisses Dom’s temple. He puts on his hat, straightens the brim and slowly gets up ]
[ As Red walks past Ressler, he says: ]
Red: You’re probably right.

 
[ Red calls Dembe ]
Red: Dom’s dead, Dembe.
Dembe: No.
Red: He’s dead. And she’s gone.
Dembe: Raymond, I’m sorry.
Red: She knows everything. So we have to find her. We have a plate number for the car she’s driving. It won’t last long.
Dembe: If she does know–
Red: There’s only one move she can make. Our best chance is to intercept it.
Dembe: That’s dangerous.
Red: I have Chuck and the others.
Dembe: I should be with you.
Red: Take Elizabeth to the apartment. Hold her there. I’ll call you when this part’s done.
[ Cellphone beeps ]

 
[ Red’s men unload rifles from two vehicles parked alongside a grassy embankment ]
⋘⋙
[ Red drives up to the checkpoint of a parking lot guarded by two armed men ]
Security Guard: Hey. Boss expecting company?
Security Guard 2: Negative. Nothing on the schedule.
Security Guard: Oh! Oh, oh, oh. Roll down your window, sir.
[ Red doesn’t respond to the command ]
Security Guard: Hey, we got a wise guy here. Open up.
[ Gunshots 💥💥 ring out ] [ Both security guards fall ]
[ Red drives on in ]

 
[ Telephone rings ] [ Keypad beeps ]
Susan: Mr. Heidegger’s office. 🔘 [See Note]
Katarina: Mr. Heidegger, please.
Susan: I’m sorry. He’s not in right now. Can I take a message?
Katarina: It’s urgent that I speak with him. A personal emergency.
Susan: May I ask who’s calling?
Katarina: Katarina Rostova.
Susan: I’m sorry. Could you–
Katarina: You heard me. Put him on the line.
⋘⋙
Heidegger: I understand. We all thought so, Susan. [ Sighs ] No, you did the right thing calling me at home. Go ahead and put her through.
⋘⋙
[ Susan puts the call through ] [ Keypad beeping ]
⋘⋙
Heidegger: This is Heidegger. To whom am I speaking?
Katarina: You already know. That’s why you took the call.
Heidegger: Dear lady, I don’t know who you think you’ve reached, but there’s some misunderstanding.
Katarina: You’re William Heidegger. The highest-ranking representative of the Townsend Organization in the Western Hemisphere.
Heidegger: Well, whoever I am is irrelevant. Katarina Rostova is dead.
Katarina: You believe the Kazanjian Brothers killed me because that’s what I wanted you to believe. It was a good plan. It tricked Townsend into paying the bounty on my head, part of which I used to prove my innocence.
Heidegger: Assuming, for the sake of discussion, you are who you claim to be, what proof could you possibly have?
Katarina: I have the identity of N-13.
Heidegger: You’re N-13.
Katarina: No. But I know who is. And I’m willing to give you his name in exchange for my safety.
Heidegger: There’s a park on the corner of Wabash and Grant. I take my granddaughter there to feed the ducks. West benches. Will that do?
Katarina: I’ll be there.
[ Cellphone beeps ]
[ Heidegger hangs up ]
[ Red, it turns out, is sitting across from Heidegger ]
Red: Well done, William.
Heidegger: You won’t survive this.
Red: I appreciate your concern. Oddly enough, I was about to say the same thing to you.
[ Chuck escorts Heidegger away ]

 
[ Red calls Dembe ] [ Cellphone dialing ]
[ Cellphone ringing ] [ Dembe is driving Liz, who sits next to him ]
Dembe: Raymond.
Red: We were right. She reached out to Heidegger, set a meeting. I’ll text you the address.
[ Cellphone beeps ]
Liz: [ To Dembe ] Is it done? Did he kill her? ⋘⋙ I know you’re not gonna help me, but you could at least have the decency to tell me whether or not my mother’s dead. ⋘⋙ I know you’re loyal to him, and I’m not asking you to be disloyal. But I do have a right to know.
Dembe: Your grandfather, Dom. He passed.
Liz: [ Sighs ]
Dembe: I’m sorry. You asked why I’m still helping Raymond. And I said I didn’t know anymore, but that’s not true.
[ Dembe pulls over and stops the car on the side of the road ]
Dembe: [ Sighs ] I know it seems like Raymond can be selfish and sometimes cruel.
Liz: Sometimes? He’s killed everyone I’ve ever cared about. My father, my husband, my grandfather. And now you’re dropping me off? Why? So you can help him kill my mother, too?
Dembe: It isn’t what it appears to be.
Liz: I was always glad you were in his life. He had a better angel that might influence his behavior.
[ Liz is crying, her mascara smeared ]
Liz: But now I know you’re not. You can’t. You’re no better than he is. [ Voice breaking ] I can’t anymore. I’m done. [ Sniffles ] I can’t fight him anymore. He wins. He always wins.
[ Dembe softens, turns toward her. Liz clocks him, grabs the keys and gets out the her side of the car ]
[ Dembe gets out of the drivers side and looks around. He can’t see her. She’s crouching alongside the car. He walks around the back. She gets back in and moves to the drivers side ] [ Doors lock ]
[ Dembe points his gun at her through the window, but she knows he won’t shoot ]
Liz: [ Muffled ] He’s not gonna win this time!
[ Engine starts ] [ Liz drives away ]

 
[ Katarina approaches Heidegger who is sitting on one of a pair of park benches facing a pond. His chin is tucked in and his cap pulled down. Katarina sits alongside him, looking straight ahead ]
Katarina: Before you get any ideas, I have teams watching from every angle, and I’m armed.
[ She doesn’t have teams, just a gun ]
Katarina: Reddington is N-13. He has the Archive. He’s the one you’ve been looking for.
[ No response from Heidegger ]
Katarina: Say something. ⋘⋙ Did you hear me?!
[ Gun cocks ] [ Red lays the barrel of his gun on Katarina’s shoulder ]

Red: No, I don’t believe he did. The pistol.
[ Katarina surrenders her pistol ] [ Red sits down on the bench adjacent to her ]
Red: Dominic’s dead.
Katarina: He wasn’t when I left him.
Red: No matter. You killed him, just as sure as I killed poor Heidegger there.
Katarina: Am I supposed to feel something about that? Dom set me up, led me to what was supposed to be my public slaughter. Think what you want, but I won’t be shedding any tears for that monster.
Red: No, I wouldn’t think so.
[ Katarina reaches into her pocket and quietly speed-dials Liz ]
⋘⋙
[ Liz’s cellphone is on a table. It vibrates ]
Voicemail answers: You’ve reached Elizabeth Keen’s voicemail. Please leave me a message.

 
[ At the safe house, Ressler and Park look on as Dom’s body is zipped into a body bag ]
⋘⋙
[ Liz calls Ressler on Dembe’s cellphone ] [ Phone speed-dialing ]
⋘⋙
[ Ressler’s cellphone ringing ] [ Cellphone beeps ]
Ressler: Dembe?
Liz: No, Ressler. It’s me.
Ressler: Keen? I’m sorry. We– We got here too late. Dom’s gone.
Liz: I know.
[ Liz wipes the tears and messy mascara from her eyes ]
Ressler: You do? How? Where are you? Why are you calling me from Dembe’s phone?
Liz: Ressler, listen to me. He’s going to kill her. Reddington’s on his way to kill my mother.
Ressler: Hold on. Slow down.
Liz: She’s there now. The park on Wabash and Grant. That’s where he’s gonna meet her. You got to send units there now.
Ressler: Done. But, Keen, you got to realize the best-case scenario here is we arrest her.
Liz: Then arrest her. Just get there. Now.
Ressler: Where are you?
Liz: I’m on my way, but I’m unarmed. You got to stop him.

 
Katarina: All those years searching for answers, and you were right in front of me the whole time.
Red: For what it’s worth, I didn’t know what Dom was planning in Belgrade.
Katarina: I believe you. But after – you let the world believe the lie. You dangled me out there, let everyone think I had the Archive. And now I know why. Because if they were chasing me, it meant they weren’t chasing you.
Red: It’s not quite that simple.
Katarina: You’re N-13, aren’t you? You framed me. You fed me to Townsend as a patsy, and Dominic knew and helped you do it.

 
[ Cooper’s office. Aram enters ]
Aram: Sir. Sir, I just got off the phone with Agent Ressler, and he’s gonna do it. Mr. Reddington’s really gonna do it.
Cooper: Do what?
Aram: He’s gonna kill Agent Keen’s mother. City Park. Wabash and Grant. They’re there now.
Cooper: Scramble units.

 
Red: I could’ve helped you the way I always have, kept you one step ahead. But staying safe wasn’t enough. You needed answers. Well, now you have them. And now they’ve destroyed you.
Katarina: What if I promised never to tell a soul what I’ve learned?
Red: Well, that would be the last lie you ever told.
Katarina: You won’t kill me. You can’t.
Red: Why is that?
Katarina: Because Elizabeth would never forgive you.
Red: You don’t know a damn thing about Elizabeth.
Katarina: Oh, that’s not true. I’ve gotten to know her. She chose me. She’s helping me. She has no idea who you are. Me? I’m her mother. And even now, there’s love there.
[ ♫ “Martha’s Dream” by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis plays (violin 🎻) ]
[ Katarina gets up and begins to walk away. Red stands up and follows ]
Red: I can’t let you leave.
Katarina: [ Chuckles ]
[ Katarina turns toward Red ]
Katarina: [ Taunting ] My God. I can’t imagine what this must be like for you, knowing you can’t kill me because of how much Elizabeth loves her mother.
[ Liz appears in the distance, running toward them ]
[ Red 💥💥 shoots Katarina; she falls ]
[ Liz screams, shouting at Red ] [ No audio ]
[ Chuck runs up to Liz and holds her back to keep her away from Red ]
[ ♫ Violin 🎻 plays louder ]
[ Liz still screaming ] [ No audio ]
[ Red stands frozen as his men drive up in two vehicles ]
[ Audio returns ]
Liz: You’re never gonna get away with this!
Bud: Red.
[ Bud holds a car door open. Red turns and walks toward the car ]
[ Red’s men load Katarina’s and Heidegger’s bodies and clear the scene of evidence ]
[ Once Red is inside the vehicle, Chuck releases Liz ] [ The vehicles drive away ]
⋘⋙
[ Liz is left alone. She falls onto her knees, rocking and sobbing ]

 
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Episode Songs

 

♫ Martha’s Dream
By Nick Cave and Warren Ellis

♪ [ Instrumental: Violin 🎻 ]

Lyrics and Credits: [ Instrumental ]
YouTube: https://youtu.be/I22kGkI90iQ

 
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