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🔴 Script 6:9 Minister D

 

🔴 Script 6:9 Minister D (№ 99)

 
NBC’s series The Blacklist starring James Spader and Megan Boone
Series created by: Jon Bokenkamp
Program air date: 2/22/2019 in the US (8pm CT) [ Second of two episodes on this date ]
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STATUS: ⭕ Pending ⭕ Rough ⭕ Preliminary 🔴 FINAL
STATUS: 🚫 Pending 🌒 Rough 🌓 Preliminary  Final
Last updated: 2/26/2019 at 9:15am CT [ Central/Chicago time ]

 

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Directed by: Michael Caracciolo
Written by: Noah Schechter, Jonathan Shapiro

 
SERIES STARS:
 
Raymond ‘Red’ Reddington – James Spader
Elizabeth Keen – Megan Boone
Donald Ressler – Diego Klattenhoff
Harold Cooper – Harry Lennix
Aram Mojtabai – Amir Arison
Samar Navabi – Mozhan Marnò
Dembe Zuma – Hisham Tawfiq
 
GUEST STARS:
 
Judge Roberta Wilkins – Becky Ann Baker
Lawton Nuss – Cliff Bemis
Barber (Mando) – Julian Carlos Infante
Asst US Atty Michael Sima – Ken Leung
Sayatan Shah – Bhavesh Patel
Mikela Pariente – Celestine Rae
Jordan Loving (Minister D; alias Elijah Bailey; also as Janitor) – Stephen Spinella
Homeless Woman – Jamila Velazquez
Peter DeReamer – Luke Vexlee
Court Clerk– Desi Waters

 

Note: Springfield’s in the UK provides a raw version of each script. These typically are available by noon the next day, but can be delayed by a day or more. I add the speakers, formatting, and descriptive material when called for. Red’s lines are bolded. Sound effects from the screen caps in ALL CAPS and my added action notes are in [ square brackets ]. I am sure there are mistakes.

 

 

 

🔴 Script 6:9 Minister D (№ 99)

Brief (Where we’re at): Liz and Lilly (Jennifer), determined to find Marguerite Renard, the nurse for Dr Hans Koehler (Blacklister #33) at the time Red’s identity was changed to that of Raymond Reddington, discovered more than they were looking for. They stumbled into an LSD-trafficking ring run by Marko Jankowics (Blacklister #58). Jankowics used young women as drug mules by having large quantities of the drug sewn into their abdomens, thus mimicing pregnancy. In a fudged attempt to abduct Marguerite, the drug ring took Lilly captive instead. Though beaten mercilessly by Jankowics, Lilly was able to find out from Marguerite that although she did not know Red’s true identity, that his surgery had been set up by a Russian woman, very likely Katarina Rostova.

Liz turned to Red for help finding Jankowics in order to save Jennifer. In the process of asking inmates in Colton Prison (where he is still awaiting trial), Red too found that out that Jankowics’s girlfriend was Marguerite Renard, so now Red knows for certain that Liz is trying to find out about his past. In order to save Lilly, Liz also turned to Ressler and confided in him the fact that Red is not the real Raymond Reddington, but an imposter. Ressler and Liz were able to rescue Lilly on a tip from Red and take out the drug dealers, but Dembe, at Red’s direction, got to Marguerite before she could spill any more beans and, one way or another, Marguerite is unlikely to be heard from again.

After being rescued, a nerve-wracked Lilly decided she had had enough of the wild life and headed off for a quieter existence on Long Island, leaving Liz and her new co-conspirator Ressler to continue to pursue the secrets of Red’s past. Oh. Did I mention that Red ended a gang war inside the prison? There’s also that.

 
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[ In a room lined with shelf upon shelf of archived audio tapes, a man works a complex array of 1980s-era recording equipment, including a switchboard, moving tape drives and a manual typewriter. The man has a deep, irregular scar on his left cheek. He moves quickly between recorded conversations ]

Paul: No. This is ridiculous. Just come home.
Deborah: I called a lawyer, Paul. He said we shouldn’t be talking.
Paul: A lawyer? No, Deb. I’m sorry.
Deborah: I know you’re sorry, Paul.
[ CLICK ]

Woman: Mrs. Evans? This is Wendy from E.I.C.Trust. I’m following up on our previous conversation. Good news. It appears you are not overdrawn.
[ CLICK ]

Woman #2: Over my dead body, Susan.
Susan: [ SIGHS ] Mom, it’s a retirement community.
Woman #2: I’m not gonna play bingo all day just to have someone wipe my–
[ CLICK ]

Woman #3: a fever and won’t be able to go on the–
[ CLICK ]

[ MAN SPEAKING SPANISH ]
[ CLICK ]

Children: Hi, Grandpa!
Man: Oh, hey, there, lovelies.
[ CLICK ]

WOMAN #4: Afternoon. Do you have time to take a li–
[ CLICK, BEEP ]

[ RINGING ]
Mikela: Hey, I got your message. Is it true?
Peter: Yeah. Came today. $2.2 million. I’ve never seen a check that big.
Mikela: [ SIGHS ] Then it’s done, right? This is great. We should celebrate.
Peter: No, no. Not yet. Uh, listen, I think we might have a situation.
Mikela: What situation?
Peter: It’s about the body.

[ The man with the scarred face leans forward ]
 
[ Red’s holding cell at the federal courthouse in NYC ] [ Red is also listening to a recorded conversation ]
Red: Play it again.
[ Dembe is in a car. He holds a recorder up to his phone ]

[ BEEP ]
Operator: 911. What’s your emergency?
Woman: I saw a man with a gun! On West Fourth near the Red Brau Tavern.
Operator: Can you describe him?
Woman: White guy in his 50s. He’s wearing a suit. Tan suit and a hat.
[ CLICK ]

Dembe: Our contact in the department says the caller didn’t identify herself.
Red: Someone identified me to the caller. We both know who and why.
Dembe: You have no proof it was Elizabeth.
Red: No. And I hope I’m wrong, but she’s hunting for my past. And putting me here makes it more likely she’ll find it.
Dembe: Raymond, you’re facing the death penalty. She would never put you in that position.
Red: Try to identify the person on the tape. And please reach out to the Task Force. I have a case.

 
[ Liz visits Red in his holding cell ]
Liz: Minister D?
Red: A serial blackmailer. He takes his name from the villain in Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Purloined Letter.” However, unlike his namesake, this man’s never been identified.
Liz: Why now? Today of all days?
Red: Because I’m innocent. And he can prove it.
Liz: How?
Red: The explanation will be obvious once you’ve found him. But as my trial begins within the hour, I’d appreciate it if you would investigate now and ask questions later.
Liz: You say this Minister D can prove your innocence. Can he also prove who’s guilty?
Red: Yes.
Liz: So you know who the real traitor is?
Red: Someone I trusted. As is the traitor who turned me in to the police.
Liz: Have you found out who that is yet?
Red: Someone close. Traitors always are.
Liz: Tell me about Minister D.

 
[ The Post Office ]
LIz: According to Reddington, Minister D gathers incriminating information and then uses it to extort people. In 2004, he discovered an insider trading scheme and used the information to extort $4 million from a pair of traders at Koji Analytics. Six years ago, he blackmailed Senator Constance Holsted after finding proof of a kickback scheme between the senator’s husband and a major real estate developer.
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[ Minister D listens and types on an old-fashioned manual typewriter ]

Peter: It’s about the body.
Mikela: What are you talking about? Where we put it isn’t safe.

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Cooper: Did Reddington say how Minister D collects his intel?
Liz: No. But he made it seem as if he has compromising information on just about everyone.
Samar: Which is why Reddington brought us the case.
Aram: What do you mean?
Samar: Minister D gathers information to extort people. With Reddington about to go to trial, it stands to reason that he wants to extort members of the jury or the judge. Maybe he thinks the Minister can help with that.
Ressler: It’s a risky move if he believes he’s innocent.
Samar: Which we all know he’s not.
Ressler: Do we?
Samar: You think Reddington is innocent?
Ressler: I think this guy could be.
Samar: This “guy”?
Liz: I think what Ressler is trying to say–
Samar: Yes, please translate.
Liz: –is, we won’t know the truth until we find the Minister.
Cooper: Did Reddington give any indication where to start?
Liz: Yes. With Sayantan Shah.
Cooper: The Taxi Tycoon?
Liz: In 2006, Reddington loaned him money to pay off a blackmailer he believes was Minister D.
Cooper: Talk to Shah. See what he knows.

 
Sayantan Shah: He loaned me money. I paid him back. Is that a crime?
Ressler: To do business with a wanted fugitive and not report it? Yeah. That’s a whole lot of crimes.
Shah: I was being blackmailed. I didn’t have the money. What was I supposed to do? I can’t just walk into a bank.
Liz: Relax, Mr. Shah. We’re not here to arrest you.
Ressler: Or to ask you to cooperate against Mr. Reddington. We don’t need your help to make a case against him. What we do need is your help to make a case against the man who blackmailed you.
Liz: We’ll ignore your business with Raymond Reddington if you tell us about your business with Minister D.
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[ A delivery man enters an office and hands an envelope to a secretary ]
Delivery man: Delivery for Peter DeReamer.
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Shah: And the reasons I was being blackmailed – You’ll ignore those, too?
Ressler: Our interest is Minister D. If you help us, we’ll look past your little indiscretions.
[ CHAIR CREAKING ]
Shah: I came to my office one day after lunch, and there was this envelope.
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[ Peter DeReamer enters his office and picks up the envelope left on his desk and opens it. Inside is a typed transcript ]
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Shah: Inside was a transcript of a phone call I had made detailing certain business arrangements that might have been misunderstood by my partners.
Ressler: Or the IRS.
Shah: A few days later, I get a call instructing me to deliver $400,000 in cash. That transcript was word for word. I hired a team. They found this buried in the phone lines of my apartment building.
[ Shah shows them a photo on his cell phone ]
Liz: It’s a tap. He was listening.
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[ Peter DeReamer reads, in addition to the transcript, a neatly handwritten note: “I know you killed your wife” ]

 
[ Courtroom ]
Judge Roberta Wilkins: Good morning. Unless the parties have any last issues they wish to address, I’ll ask the clerk to bring down the jury.
Red: As you’re kind enough to inquire, I do have an issue that compels me to ask for a continuance.
Judge Wilkins: And what, pray tell, is that?
Red: A key piece of evidence has not yet materialized. I expect it to shortly. I have investigators working to locate it as we speak.
Asst US Atty Michael Sima: By “investigators,” I can only assume defense counsel means his very own team of FBI agents.
Judge Wilkins: Is that true?
Red: My cooperation agreement continues on a voluntary basis. I’ve steered the Bureau in the direction of a wanton criminal. Mr. Sima may not appreciate that an ancillary benefit of catching said criminal is that he is in possession of information that will prove my innocence, but anyone with an actual interest in the truth would, I’m sure, see a continuance as a prerequisite for a just outcome.
Sima: A just outcome would have been the defendant accepting our settlement offer of life in prison.
Judge Wilkins: The government was willing to take the death penalty off the table, and you rejected it?
Red: Yes. As any innocent man would.
Judge Wilkins: Mr. Reddington, your motion for a continuance is denied. If exculpatory evidence surfaces, you can introduce it at trial, or, if necessary, on appeal. We’ll bring the jury in for opening arguments after lunch.
[ GAVEL BANGS ⚡️ ]

 
[ The Post Office ]
Cooper: What do we have?
Aram: Okay, so, the device Agents Keen and Ressler identified was some kind of splitter. It duplicated the signal from Shah’s phone, sending one signal to the number Shah dialed and another to a different location.
Liz:Some sort of listening post.
Aram: Now, I couldn’t trace the calls, but we did find similar devices. [ KEYS CLACKING ] And get this – They were all monitoring landlines and cell towers operated by the VeraCom Phone Company.
Samar: According to VeraCom’s files, only a handful of individuals serviced the sites where we discovered taps.
Aram: Three joined the company after the first reported incident, one left the country to do missionary work in 2013, and another died of a heart attack just eight months ago.
Liz: Which leaves?
Samar: Elijah Bailey.
Aram: The name’s an alias. Taxes filed under a stolen Social. Engineering degrees also forged.
Ressler: What about a location?
Samar: An address in Arlington.
[ DOOR CLANKS ] [ Assistant US Attorney Sima steps out of the elevator ]
Liz: What’s he doing here?
Cooper: He’s here to see Agent Ressler. Keen, Navabi, run down that Arlington address. Ressler, come with me.

 
[ Cooper’s Office ]
Ressler: So, what’s this about?
Sima: I need to prep you for trial. I’m calling you as a witness.
Cooper: The work of the Task Force remains classified.
Sima: I won’t be asking about it. Back when the FBI was hunting Reddington instead of working for him, you ran point on the investigation.
Ressler: He’s on trial for acts of treason he allegedly committed long before I took over that investigation.
Sima: We all know they’re not alleged. And I wouldn’t be asking you if I had anyone else to ask, but your predecessors have all passed. You’re the ranking officer.
Cooper: Why’d you wait so long to let us know?
Sima: Because I don’t trust you. I know you’re working a case to help him at trial. You know how I know? He told us in court. Agent Ressler, once I put you under oath, your loyalty will be to the truth, not Reddington. Perjure yourself even once, and I will make sure you join your boss in prison.

 
[ The FBI raids Minister D’s house ]
[ DOOR SLAMS OPEN ]
— FBI!
[ INDISTINCT SHOUTING ]
— Clear!
— Clear here!
— Clear over here!
— Clear here!
[ Liz and Samar descend the basement steps to Minister D’s “studio.” They shine their flashlights on the shelves of archive audiotapes ]
Samar: [ SIGHS ] There must be 10,000 tapes in here.

 
[ Dembe searches for the woman who made the 911 call ] [ HORN HONKS IN DISTANCE ]
[ Loma’s ♫ “White Glass” plays ]
[ ⬇ Go to Full Lyrics ] or [ ♪ Tap square below twice to play ♪ ]

[ Dembe locates the payphone from which the 911 call was made ]
[ BEEPS ] [ CELLPHONE DIALING ] [ LINE RINGS ] [ TELEPHONE RINGS ]
[ He gets out of his car and investigates on foot ]
[ RINGING CONTINUES ] [ BEEPS ] [ HORNS HONK IN DISTANCE ]

♪ I’m a blackbird singing on a riverbank
I’m a vulture hanging in the wind

[ Dembe enters a barber shop ] [ BELLS JINGLE ]
Barber: Hey there. How you doing, papito? Need a shave?
Dembe: I’m looking for a woman. She made a call from that payphone. It was a few weeks ago. I have a date and time to check your security cameras.
Barber: Memory’s deleted every 48 hours.
Dembe: Maybe somebody saw something?
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Homeless Man: Don’t know. Maybe. I ain’t seen nobody on that phone in the time I been here.
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Woman: I can ask around, but no promises.
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Barber: Look, man, like I told you, I don’t know anything.
Dembe: Thanks for listening.
Barber: Yeah, no problem.
[ BELLS JINGLE ]

 
[ Dembe is sitting in his car. Someone peers in the car window. Reflexively, Dembe pulls his gun and points it at the window. When he sees it is only a young homeless woman, he puts his gun down and lowers the car window ]
Homeless Woman: You the one been asking about that girl? One who made the call?
Dembe: I am. Did you see something?
Homeless Woman: If I did, what’s in it for me?
Dembe: Maybe I could pay you.
Homeless Woman: Maybe you could give me the money first. And maybe then I talk.
[ SIRENS WAILING IN DISTANCE ]
[ Dembe gives her a small wad of bills ]
Dembe: Did you see who made that call?
Homeless Woman: Yeah. I did it.

 
Liz: You cannot go to jail to protect his secret.
Ressler: Sima may not ask anything that requires me to lie.
Liz: But if he does ask you to confirm that Raymond Reddington is the defendant, – you can’t say “yes.”
Ressler: If I say “no,” if I tell the truth, he’s gonna know that we know, and he’ll do everything he can to keep us from learning his true identity.
Liz: If the only way for me to find out who he really is is for the most honest person I know to commit perjury, I don’t want to know.
Ressler: If Reddington just– If he admitted that he was the imposter, the charges would be dropped. I mean, he’s facing the death penalty, and, still, he says nothing. If he’s okay with that, so am I. Besides, I’m not that honest.
Liz: I said you were the most honest person I know. The bar’s pretty low.
Ressler: [ CHUCKLES ] Look. You deserve an answer. And I’m not gonna be the one who says something that keeps you from getting that.
[ Ressler places his hand reassuredly on Liz’s shoulder ]
Liz: But if something were to happen to you because you did that, I would never forgive myself.

 
[ INDISTINCT CONVERSATIONS IN DISTANCE ]
[ KNOCK ON DOOR ] [ Aram enters Samar’s office ]
Aram: Hey. He uses a manual typewriter.
Samar: Mm, who does?
Aram: Our guy. The listener. Are you sitting in the dark?
Samar: I had a migraine.
Aram: Oh. I didn’t know you got migraines.
Samar: I didn’t. Before.
Aram: You okay?
Samar: [ SIGHS ] Uh, you were saying?
Aram: Right, um – anyway, have you ever used a manual typewriter? Yeah, it’s impossible. Just to make a mark, you have to slam on each key. [ Grins broadly ]
Samar: Do you have a point, or are you just being pointlessly adorable?
Aram: All right, by slamming on each key, you leave a mark on the paper and the ribbon. And after the ribbon is hit, it spools. So if you unspool it, you can see the last thing Minister D typed.
Samar: So you’re saying you know who his next target is?

 
[ Aram briefs the Task Force ]
Aram: The next target is Peter DeReamer, who cheated on his wife with a Mikela Pariente.
Liz: He blackmailed him over an affair? How original.
Aram: Not the affair. The insurance. $2 million in his wife’s name, which paid out when they killed her. Yesterday, Bailey recorded this.

Mikela: Hey, I got your message. Is it true?
Peter: Yeah. Came today. $2.2 million. I’ve never seen a check that big.
Mikela: [ SIGHS ] Then it’s done, right? This is great. We should celebrate.
Peter: No, no. Not yet. Uh, listen, I think we might have a situation.
Mikela: What situation?
Peter: It’s about the body.
Mikela: What are you talking about?
Peter: Where we put it isn’t safe. She could be found.

Cooper: DeReamer. Where is he?
Aram: The building manager at Mikela’s apartment saw him arrive 20 minutes ago.
Cooper: Keen, Navabi, get there. Take them both into custody. See if they can lead us to Bailey.

 
[ Red’s trial for treason ]
Asst US Atty Sima: Agent Ressler, did you once lead an FBI Task Force dedicated to killing or capturing Raymond Reddington?
[ Red stands ]
Red: Your Honor, I’m happy to stipulate that Agent Ressler was the FBI agent who spent the prime years of his career engaged in a futile game of whack-a-mole.
[ Ressler smirks ] [ Red sits ]
Judge Wilkins: Mr. Sima, we can dispense with the foundational questions. Proceed.
Sima: As the ranking officer on that Reddington Task Force, were you familiar with an incident that occurred involving the U.S.S. Gideon in March of 1990?
Ressler: I was. Yes. The U.S.S. Gideon was an Ohio-class submarine sunk by the Soviet Navy while on a secret mission in the Barents Sea. 134 men were on board. They all died.
Sima: You say it was a secret mission. How did the Soviet Navy find out about it?
Ressler: Because Raymond Reddington told them.
Sima: Was the defendant the only one who knew about the mission?
Ressler: Raymond Reddington was one of 16 people who were aware of it. 12 Naval officers and four CIA operatives on the Russia desk.
Sima: If 16 people were aware of the mission, how can you be sure the defendant was the informant?
Ressler: Two days before the sub was attacked, the Gideon’s captain changed course to avoid weather. The change was communicated to an intelligence officer who was assigned to the mission. He was the only one of the 16 who knew the coordinates of the sub on the day in question.
Sima: Who was that intelligence officer?
Ressler: Raymond Reddington.
Sima: So, the defendant was the only one who knew the location of the submarine. That doesn’t prove he told the Russians how to find it. Why are you so certain that he did?
Ressler: Because a secure KGB communiqué we intercepted indicated that Raymond Reddington provided the Russians with the exact coordinates where the submarine was torpedoed.
Sima: Mr. Ressler, I’m showing you a document that has previously been admitted as Government Exhibit 9. Is this the communiqué?
Ressler: It is.
Sima: Please read it for the jury.
Ressler: “Lamprey indicates target diverted. Prior intel no longer actionable. New coordinates received.” Do you want me to read the coordinates?
Sima: That won’t be necessary. Are you familiar with the code name “Lamprey”?
Ressler: Yes. “Lamprey” was the code name the KGB assigned to Raymond Reddington.
Sima: For the defendant?
Ressler: For Raymond Reddington.
Sima: And- And – Is Raymond Reddington in the courtroom today?
Ressler: —
Sima: You- Your Honor?
Judge Wilkins: Agent Ressler. The man referred to in the communiqué. Is he in this courtroom or not?
Ressler: [ Pause ] Yes, Your Honor. He is.

 
[ The FBI storms Mikela Pariente’s apartment ]
[ DOOR SLAMS OPEN ]
— FBI!
— Don’t move!
— Freeze!
Mikela: Don’t shoot!
Samar: FBI. Hands where we can see them.
Liz: Mikela Pariente, you’re under arrest for the murder of Janice DeReamer.
Samar: Peter DeReamer. Where is he?
[ Mikela motions toward the window ]
[ Liz arrests Mikela ] [ HANDCUFFS CLICK ]
Mikela: [ SIGHS ]
[ Samar pursues Peter DeReamer. He runs up the emergency escape stairs ]
Samar: FBI! Stop! Stop!
[ Peter is about to try to leap to the emergency stairs on the next door building, about 8 feet distance ]
Samar: You won’t make it!
[ Peter jumps, grabs on to the railing for a second, but can’t hold on ] [ GRUNTING ] [ SCREAMING‼️ ] [ Peter falls to his death ] [ THUD ⚠️ ] [ Samar BREATHING HEAVILY ]

 
[ Inside the apartment ]
Liz: We heard the tapes. We know you and Peter killed his wife and that Bailey’s blackmailing you. If you ever want to get out of prison, you’re gonna help us find him.
Mikela: He told us to put $200,000 in my purse and take it to the Harkins Museum. Wanted me to put it in a gift-shop bag and leave it near a bench at 3:20.
Liz: Okay, then. That’s exactly what you’re gonna do.

 
[ The courtroom. Red cross-examines Ressler ]
Red: Agent Ressler. My goodness. After all these years, I feel as if we actually know each other.
Ressler: [ CHUCKLES ] I know the feeling.
Red: Have you ever heard of Katarina Rostova?
Ressler: Yes. She was a KGB officer.
Red: Would it surprise you to learn that she and I had quite a complicated history? Sex, drugs, rock ‘n’ roll. Did I say “sex”? Sex.
Ressler: Almost nothing you do surprises me.
Red: How about that Katarina hid the fact that she was a KGB agent, stole the coordinates for the submarine U.S.S. Gideon, and passed them on to her superiors? That she, in fact, was responsible for the deaths of those brave young men?
Sima: Objection. What surprises Agent Ressler is not relevant.
Judge Wilkins: Sustained. Move on, Mr. Reddington.
Red: Agent Ressler, was I a good intelligence officer?
Ressler: Raymond Reddington was one of the best.
Red: Sorry? Raymond Reddington was?
Ressler: Yes.
Red: Hated by the KGB?
Ressler: Very much so.
Red: Would they have liked to see him disgraced?
Ressler: Definitely.
Red: Enough to forge a communiqué?
Sima: Objection. The witness cannot possibly know what the KGB would or wouldn’t do.
Judge Wilkins: Objection sustained. Move on.
Red: Mr. Sima asked you if I was a traitor. You hesitated with your answer. Why?
Ressler: What difference does it make?
Red: Is it because you’re uncertain? Or aware of mitigating circumstances that have given you a different opinion of me? About who I am today as opposed to who I once was?
Ressler: I don’t think you want me to answer that.
Red: Oh, but I do.
Judge Wilkins: I don’t. Counsel will approach. You may be excused for the moment, Agent Ressler.
[ Red comes forward ]
Judge Wilkins: [ CLEARS THROAT ] I do not like tricks played in my courtroom. Especially dirty ones.
Red: He hesitated for a reason.
Judge Wilkins: The reason is that you work together – a fact that is not admissible at this trial. Or have you forgotten that your cozy relationship with the FBI is a deep, dark, and regrettable secret?
Red: There’s something else.
Judge Wilkins: Well, I hope for your sake that it doesn’t involve Rostova. Because that fishing expedition is over.
Red: I need more time.
Judge Wilkins: Clearly. But you don’t have it.

 
[ Dembe gets into his car where the Homeless Woman is waiting ]
Dembe: A winter coat, a pair of warm shoes, and $3,000.
Homeless Woman: [ GASPS ] Who are you?
Dembe: It is yours whether you can help me or not.
Homeless Woman: It was a white woman. Dark hair. She didn’t give me her name. Just 100 bucks to call 911 and to say I seen a man with a gun. A man wearing a suit and hat.
[ Dembe shows her a photo of Liz ]
Dembe: Is this the woman?
Homeless Woman: That’s not her.
Dembe: Take your time. Are you sure?
Homeless Woman: She gave me 100 bucks to make a phone call. I’m never gonna forget her face. Just like I’m never gonna forget yours.

 
[ The courtroom ]
Sima: Please state your name and occupation.
Nuss: Lawton B. Nuss. I’m a retired forensic accountant with the FBI.
Sima: When you were with the Bureau, did you discover that the Russians paid Raymond Reddington for information leading to the sinking – of the U.S.S. Gideon?
Nuss: Yes, sir.
Red: I would object, but I so enjoy a good yarn.
Sima: Describe how the money was handled.
Nuss: A month before the incident, a corporate account was opened in a Cypriot bank known to work with Soviet intelligence. The only person with the power to withdraw funds was the company president.
Sima: And who was that?
Nuss: Raymond Reddington.
Sima: I’m sure many accounts were opened in the weeks prior to the tragedy of the Gideon. What makes you think the activity in this account was connected to it?
Nuss: Because a front company for the KGB wired $3 million into the account a day before the incident, and another $3 million the day after it. One week later, the entire amount was withdrawn.
Sima: By Reddington?
Nuss: Yes. Using fingerprints and a password.
Sima: Thank you. No further questions.
[ Red stands ]
Red: Was the withdrawal made in person?
Nuss: No. It was a wire transfer.
Red: You said the withdrawal required fingerprints and a password.
Nuss: It was done remotely.
Red: So if someone had a copy of my fingerprints and knew the password, they could have made the withdrawal, and no one at the bank, nor yourself, would have known the difference?
Nuss: I, uh, suppose that’s possible.
Red: Yes. You know what else is possible? That I was framed by Katarina Rostova, which I could prove if Your Honor would grant me even the shortest–
Judge Wilkins: All right, the court will stand in recess. During which time I will consider whether your willful disregard for my instruction suggests that while you are clearly competent to stand trial, you may be incompetent – to represent yourself.
Red: I’m innocent. How can trying to prove that suggest incompetence?
Judge Wilkins: It doesn’t. But not following the rules does. And so far, you haven’t come close to doing that. We’re back in 15.
[ GAVEL BANGS ⚡️ ]

 
[ At the Harkins Museum, Samar and Liz watch as Mikela Pariente walks to a bench and leaves the shopping bag with the purse inside, as instructed by Minister D. She then walks off ]
Liz: All right, she’s on the move.
[ A janitor appears pushing a cart. A baseball cap obscures his face ]
Samar: Hold on. Who’s this?
[ The janitor picks up the bag and wheels his cart to the Information Desk ]
Samar: He’s taking it to the Information Desk. Lost and found.
[ The janitor leaves the cart and exits through a door ]
Liz: The janitor. I got him.
Samar: I got the bag. Excuse me. FBI. I need to see that bag, right now. [ To Liz, over comms ] The purse is gone. The janitor has it. That’s him.
[ Liz follows the janitor but he has a lead. He stops to check the contents of the purse ]
[ 💦POP💦 ] [ Blue paint splatters all over him ]
Janitor: Aah! [ SPITS ]
[ He runs, leaving the purse behind ]

 
[ Liz is able to follow tracks of blue paint. A blue handprint shows her that the “Janitor” entered a men’s room ]
[ DOOR CREAKS ] [ DOOR CREAKS SHUT ]
[ Liz goes from stall to stall, gun ready, pushing the doors in ]
[ DOOR CREAKS LIGHTLY ] [ DOOR SLAMS ] [ DOOR CREAKS LIGHTLY ] [ DOOR SLAMS ]
[ Before she can push the last stall door, the man rushes out and attacks her. The gun is thrown free ]
[ GRUNTS ] [ THUD ]
[ They fight until Samar appears and slugs the “janitor” ]
“Janitor”: Aah!
Samar: [ To Liz ] Are you okay?
Liz: Uh, yeah, thanks.

 
[ Cooper visits Red in his holding cell ]
Red: Harold.
Cooper: We found Minister D.
[ DOOR THUDS SHUT, LOCK CLICKS ]
Red: If you found his archives, I need the tape of a phone call he recorded on December 7, 1990.
Cooper: If he has it, we’ll find it. But I won’t give it to you so you can leverage the judge or the jury.
Red: If that was my plan, I wouldn’t need your help. I’m quite capable of bribing jurors on my own. I didn’t give you this case to get an acquittal.
Cooper: Then why did you give it to us?
Red: To prove my innocence.

 
[ The courtroom ]
Judge Wilkins: Members of the jury, I have been on the bench 23 years, and I have never had a defendant represent himself in a death penalty case. Mr. Reddington made the choice, and, after careful consideration, I have decided to allow him to continue down that path. As he’s acting as his own counsel, he may testify in a narrative form. Mr. Reddington, I’m giving you the benefit of the doubt. Don’t make me regret it. Please.
[ Red crosses the courtroom, enters the witness stand ] [ Door CREAKS, THUMPS ]
Court Clerk: Do you swear to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, so help you God?
Red: I do.

 
[ At the Post Office, the Cooper, Samar and Aram go through Minister D‘s audio archives ]
Samar: I don’t see it anywhere. Is it possible he got the date wrong?
Cooper: Reddington told us to look for a very specific needle in this haystack. A recording taken on December 7, 1990.
[ Liz walks over ]
Liz: Bailey isn’t talking. Please tell me you found something.
Samar: We did. Just not what we were looking for.
Aram: Elijah Bailey is an alias. We matched his DNA to a Jordan Loving, a retired corporal in the Army Corps of Engineers. Now, he disappeared from a hospital four days after he made the recording that Mr. Reddington says will clear his name.
Cooper: Loving was admitted with severe burns after an explosion at his house injured him and killed a man identified as Zachary Tempkin. We found this picture at Bailey’s.
Samar: It can’t be a coincidence that Reddington is looking for a recording made on December 7th, and, on December 11th, an assassin injures Bailey and murders a man who appears to have been his lover.
Liz: Maybe he used the tape to try and blackmail someone who didn’t take kindly to being blackmailed.
Cooper: But who? And how the hell is it connected to Reddington?

 
[ The Courtroom ]
Red: 35 years ago, a Naval intelligence officer working for the U.S. government fell— fell into a relationship with a beautiful Russian woman. Unbeknownst to his superiors, that relationship, which started as guarded attraction, quickly evolved into passion, which resulted in pregnancy.
  They had the child. A girl, whom they both loved.
  What the Naval officer didn’t know, but certainly should have suspected, was that the Russian woman was a KGB officer that Katarina Rostova had been assigned to get close to Raymond Reddington and steal classified information from him.
  What Reddington could never have suspected was that though she was a KGB agent, Rostova’s real handlers were members of a secret criminal organization, a multinational cabal working in the shadows to manipulate world governments, economic markets, trade, and international alliances.
  When Reddington discovered this, he confronted Rostova, who warned him that if he threatened to expose them, the Cabal would destroy his reputation, discrediting him so he could not discredit them.
  And that’s what happened. With the help of the Cabal, Rostova framed Reddington with the very evidence you’ve heard in this courtroom. To prevent him from protecting his country, she made it appear as if he had betrayed it.
  As a result, the Cabal remained in the shadows, Rostova disappeared, and Raymond Reddington became a completely different person. A man who has done many brutal, scary, illegal things, but not a single one – ever – that was treasonous.

 
[ The Post Office ]
Samar: That’s it every box, file, and tape.
Liz: We must have missed something.
Cooper: Or it’s not here.
Liz: We have to start over.
[ Liz accidentally knocks the framed photo from the table ] [ CLATTERS, GLASS SHATTERS ⚡️]
Aram: I think it’s too late for that.
Liz: It’s gotta be here somewhere.It has to be.
Cooper: We’ll start over.
[ Samar picks up the shattered photo. The paper backing has ripped open. inside is a mini-audio tape labeled “K. R. Dec 7, 1990” ]
Samar: Uh, I don’t think we have to. December 7, 1990.
Cooper: Notify Ressler. Tell him we have the tape Reddington was looking for.

 
[ The courtroom ]
Sima: Let me just get this straight – You were framed by a “secret criminal organization”?
Red: I’m sorry. I misspoke. Thanks to me, the Cabal is no longer secret.
Sima: “A multinational cabal working in the shadows to manipulate world governments.”
Red: I’m sure they have a Wikipedia page if you care to look.
Sima: Do you have any evidence to support this conspiracy theory?
[ Ressler enter, makes eye contact with Red ]
Red: I do.
Judge Wilkins: That you can present at this time?
Red: Yes. Though, for the life of me, I don’t understand what the rush is all about. Everyone seems so anxious to kill me. Makes you wonder. [ To Judge Wilkins ] Perhaps you could enlighten me over a cocktail after my acquittal which is inevitable now that the evidence has arrived.
Sima: Permission to approach?
Judge Wilkins: I thought you’d never ask.
Sima: Whatever evidence his FBI lackey just stepped and fetched for him–
Red: It’s a tape recording.
Sima: That we haven’t had the chance to authenticate.
Red: Then let’s get Agent Ressler to hop on the stand, cross his heart, hope to die, and do just that.
Judge Wilkins: I agree. Mr. Sima, you will have the chance to cross-examine the witness and authenticate the tape. Mr. Reddington, it appears that all your eggs are in this basket. You better hope they don’t crack.
Red: Mm. [ To Sima ] That loud whooshing sound is the wind blowing out of your case.

 
[ At the Post Office ]
Aram: The court needed the tape copied to a flash drive, – but this is the original.
[ CLICKS ]

Alan Fitch: They pulled me out of a meeting. This better be important.
Katarina: Reddington knows. He knows everything.
Fitch: Explain.
Katarina: He’s discovered my identity. And the existence of the Cabal.
Fitch: Can he be contained?
Katarina: He took Masha.
Fitch: Eliminate him.
Katarina: He’s a decorated officer. His death would be investigated. Whatever they find, they will believe. But if we discredit him– The intelligence I stole– We leak that it came from him. No one will believe him after that. Not with the blood of 134 Americans on his hands.
Fitch: Agent Rostova, I told you to eliminate him.
Katarina: And I’m telling you there’s a better way.
Fitch: Because you’re sleeping with him.
Katarina: Because he has proof that the Cabal exists, proof that would be released in the event of his death.
Fitch: The Fulcrum.
Katarina: And because I love his daughter. My daughter.
Fitch: I want this mess cleaned up. Get rid of him or ruin him. Just get it done by Christmas.

 
[ The courtroom ]
Red: Agent Ressler. Do you recognize the man’s voice on the audiotape?
Ressler: Yes. It’s Alan Fitch. The former Director of National Intelligence.
Red: And the woman? Agent Rostova?
Ressler: It was Katarina Rostova, yes.
Red: Why did you bring me this tape?
Ressler: Because the government has a legal obligation under Brady v. Maryland to provide the defendant with any exculpatory evidence that can be used in the defense.
Red: Thank you, Agent Ressler. And may I say – you are both everything I dislike about the FBI and everything I admire about it? Nothing further, Your Honor.

 
[ An interrogation room ] [ DOOR OPENS ]
[ Liz enters and addresses the man with scarred face dubbed Minister D; real name Jordan Loving; alias Elijah Bailey. He was the “Janitor” in the museum ]
Liz: Your scar.
[ DOOR CLOSES ]
Liz: Katarina Rostova gave that to you, didn’t she? She took Zachary from you.
Minister D: You found the tape.
Liz: You blackmailed the wrong person.
Minister D: I thought I could use the tapes to punish people for what they’d done.
Liz: To cash in on what they’d done.
Minister D: To make a good living off the backs of bad people.
Liz: You hurt a lot of people who deserved it. But you also hurt yourself.
Minister D: No, I didn’t. Katarina Rostova did. Out of all the tapes, why ask me about this one?
Liz: Because Katarina Rostova took someone away from me, too.
Minister D: I’m sorry.
Liz: So am I. Thanks to your tape [ VOICE BREAKING ] I think she just gave him back to me.

 
Judge Wilkins: The defendant will rise. Has the jury reached a verdict?
Foreman: We have, Your Honor.
Judge Wilkins: In United States v. Raymond Reddington, to the single count alleging violation of Title 18, United States Code Section 2381, Treason, how do you find?
Foreman: Not guilty.
Red: Ahh.
Judge Wilkins: The court thanks the jury for your service. You are dismissed.
Sima: Your Honor, the government is ready to proceed to trial on the remaining indictments.
Judge Wilkins: I have no doubt that once the government licks its wounds, it will want another bite at our allegedly rotten apple. But that’s for another day. Until then, the defendant will remain in custody.
Red: No bail? I was looking forward to that cocktail.
Judge Wilkins: You may or may not be the most dangerous criminal to ever grace my courtroom. But you certainly are the most incorrigible. Court stands in recess.
[ GAVEL BANGS⚡️ ]

 
[ Liz visits Red ]
Liz: I don’t know how I can feel so relieved and so pissed off at the same time.
Red: Don’t judge her too harshly.
Liz: I don’t think I could judge her harshly enough. Whoever you are today, whatever you’ve become – It’s because of the lies she told.
Red: She was between a rock and a hard place.
Liz: That’s no excuse for framing someone for a crime they didn’t commit.
Red: It’s easy to think that now. Back then – things were – complicated.
Liz: I grew up believing Raymond Reddington was a traitor.
Red: Well, now you know the truth.
Liz: I know a truth.
Red: You know that your parents loved you very much. And that’s the only truth that matters.

 
[ Jesse Marchant’s ♫ “7 & The Fall” plays ]
[ ⬇ Go to Full Lyrics ] or [ ♪ Tap square below twice to play ♪ ]

[ Things are quiet at the Post Office. Samar walks to her office and closes the blinds ]

♪ [ CHORUS VOCALIZING ]

 
[ Liz runs into Dembe in the corridor outside Red’s cell ]
[ CLICK, DOOR OPENS ] [ DOOR THUDS SHUT ]
Liz: [ Happily ] Dembe. We won.
Dembe: I’m very relieved. More so knowing that you are, as well.
Liz: Of course I am. Why wouldn’t I be?
Dembe: Because you are the reason Raymond is here. I spoke to the woman who called the police. I showed her your photo. When she didn’t recognize it, I realized she had spoken to Jennifer. That you worked together to capture Raymond.

♪ Narrow chance in the calm of your arms

Liz: Does he know?
Dembe: I keep his secrets. I don’t share them.

♪ Say goodbye

Liz: He sent you to find out. So he suspects something, but he doesn’t know. Is that it?
Dembe: I won’t say it is. But I won’t say it’s not.
Liz: If you tell him, he’ll never forgive me.
Dembe: The secrets he keeps from you cause you so much pain. And now you are asking me to keep your secrets from him.
Liz: You’re his secret keeper.

♪ You pay no mind the truth

Liz: I’m asking you to be mine, too.

♪ If it ain’t on your side

Liz: [ SNIFFLES ]

 
[ Samar is lying down in her darkened office with a severe headache. Aram sits next to her ]
Aram: It’s gonna be fine. Everything’s gonna be fine.

 
[ It’s after work hours. Liz enters Cooper’s office where Ressler is helping himself to some of Cooper’s Scotch ]
Liz: I know what you did.
Ressler: [ CHUCKLES ] What, stole the boss’ hooch?
[ DOOR CLOSES ]
Liz: You lied to the judge – to protect my search–
[ Ressler pours some Scotch for Liz ] [ LIQUID POURING ]
Liz: –for the imposter’s true identity. You ignored everything I asked you not to do. And I just wanted to say thank you.
[ GLASSES CLINK ]

♪ Did you mine your ruin?

Ressler: [ Sips, SIGHS ] That must’ve been hard, hearing that tape today. Listening to your mother betray your father like that.

♪ You can’t blame it all on the set of your ways

Liz: To be honest with you, Ressler, this has all been hard. Ever since I met the imposter.

♪ You can raise your walls and protect what you’ve lain

Liz: But, yes, especially now, knowing that my mother helped this imposter steal my real father’s good name.

♪ But you’re cracking your roof

Ressler: But why? I mean, before today, everyone thought Reddington was a traitor. The government, the press, and, still, the imposter chose to take his identity. I mean, he went to a surgeon who could have given him the identity of anyone in the world. He could have been anyone. And yet he chose to be a pariah. He chose the life of a wanted fugitive. Why? Why would anyone do that?

 
[ METAL DOOR CLANKS OPEN ] [ Dembe visits Red ]

♪ I was alone, I was watching it rain

Dembe: I heard the news. Congratulations.
Red: A Pyrrhic victory, I’m afraid. Like eating a salted caramel babka. Immensely satisfying in the moment, but it just might be what kills me in the end.
[ CHUCKLES ]
Dembe: I found the person who made the 911 call.
Red: And?
Dembe: It was a homeless woman.
Red: Well, who told her to make the call?
Dembe: She didn’t know.
Red: You showed her a photograph?
Dembe: Yes.
Red: Of Elizabeth?
Dembe: Yes.
Red: And?
Dembe: No.
Red: Ohh. [ SIGHS ] I was so sure. I was– [ SIGHS ] The thought that she’d betrayed me again – But she didn’t.
Dembe: No.
Red: [ BREATHES SHARPLY ]

 
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For S6 Episode 6:9 Minister D 🎯 EW recap ¤ 🌅 Photo Gallery ¤ 🎶 Music Videos ¤ 📒 Script link: https://wp.me/pDKwi-99J [ “you are here” ]

 

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Trivia: The trial is in New York. The Post Office is in DC. In this episode in particular, the Task Force seems to move seamlessly between the two. Yes DC and NYC are close by air and I assume the FBI has its own planes … So I guess I’ll just chalk it up to my impression from early in the series that when it comes to travel especially, in this series time and space are pretty much nonexistent.
 
P.S. Note the ambiguity of the final word. Dembe says “No.” It could mean, “No, Liz is not the culprit.”
Or it could mean, “No, you’re wrong.”
 
Also: Here is a link to a comparison of two transcriptions of the dialogue from the “Closet Scene” from Episode 2:10 Luther Braxton – Conclusion, which relates to Red’s testimony in his trial above. A lot of things are clearer now, though many mysteries remain. Here is also a link to enhanced audio from that scene provided by Salinatica.

 

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🔴 Episode Songs

 
🎶 ⋙ Check Tunefind for any additional music for this episode

♫ White Glass
By Loma

♪ I’m a blackbird singing on a riverbank
I’m a vulture hanging in the wind
In the last gray folds of a summer in silence
In a night so dark

♪ I’m a rider holding on a horse
I’m the rush of the branches right above the road
You unfold like a scorpion shining
In a night so dark
And curled to strike

🎹 Return to where this song occurs in script above
Lyrics and Credits: http://bit.ly/2SkxgkT
YouTube: https://youtu.be/D7bu8v6aYOc

 


 

♫ 7 & the Fall
By Jesse Marchant

♪ Highways, black fog
Narrow chance
In the calm of your arms
Say goodbye

I can recall your way
In the black storm
We sat to wait
All it written all over your face
Was always in your eyes
You pay no mind the truth
If it ain’t on your side

♪ Well who’s on your side?
Who is on your side now?
While I lived the fall
From your letting down
Did you mine your ruin?
You can’t blame it all
On the set of your ways
You can raise your walls
And protect what you’ve lain
But you’re cracking your roof

♪ Now the ground here
Is washing away
I was alone
I was watching it rain
Humans standing on limbs cut
Drowning in the waves
Loosing everything
Of their minds at fault
Of their hearts in ruin

🎹 Return to where this song occurs in script above
Lyrics and Credits: http://bit.ly/2BOuG0R
YouTube: https://youtu.be/JzSKVjW2Nw4

 

 

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🔴 General

 
⭕ Script 6:9 Minister D https://wp.me/pDKwi-99J Status: Final @NBCBlacklist #TheBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1100417254523584512/photo/1

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⭕ 6:9 Minister D Part A ~ A Twitter “Moment” http://bit.ly/2SSaRvw

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Twitter Moment
 
The photo collection from this episode is available in a Twitter “Moment”. You do not need a Twitter account. Just follow the link.

Twitter photos are higher resolution (1024 pixels vs 655 pixels or less on WordPress). Not all my edited photos can bear such scrutiny, but sometimes the WordPress results disappoint me.

I am not doing the Storybook or the Twitter “Episode in Tweets” feature for Season 6 due to the compressed broadcast schedule. But I love photo editing more than anything, so I’ll focus on photos from my ♡ favorite ♡ scenes.

This is the link to the Twitter Moments for this episode:
 
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Links to Individual Tweets

🐣 In a room lined with shelf upon shelf of archived audio tapes, a man works a complex array of 1980s-era recording equipment, including a switchboard, moving tape drives and a manual typewriter. [6:9 Minister D] #TheBlacklist @NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1104095820167766018/photo/1

🐣 The man has a deep scar on his cheek. He leans forward with interest listening in on a conversation about a body. [6:9 Minister D] #TheBlacklist @NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1104096191749472257/photo/1

🐣 Meanwhile, Red is listening to a different audio tape. Red: “Play it again” [6:9 Minister D] #TheBlacklist @NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1104096450638692352/photo/1

🐣 Dembe is in a car. He holds a recorder up to his phone. It is the 911 call that led to Red’s arrest. The voice is unfamiliar. [6:9 Minister D] #TheBlacklist @NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1104096711432122368/photo/1
// phone

🐣 Dembe: “You have no proof it was Elizabeth.” Red: “No. And I hope I’m wrong, but she’s hunting for my past. And putting me here makes it more likely she’ll find it” [6:9 Minister D] #TheBlacklist @NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1104096981209751552/photo/1

🐣 Liz: “Minister D?” Red: “A serial blackmailer. … ” Liz: “Why now? Today of all days?” Red: “Because I’m innocent. And he can prove it” [6:9 Minister D] #TheBlacklist @NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1104097628562882560/photo/1
// Red

🐣 Liz: “You say this Minister D can prove your innocence. Can he also prove who’s guilty?” Red: “Yes.” Liz: “So you know who the real traitor is?” [6:9 Minister D] #TheBlacklist @NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1104097921002291203/photo/1

🐣 Red: “Someone I trusted. As is the traitor who turned me in to the police.” Liz: “Have you found out who that is yet?” Red: “Someone close. Traitors always are” [6:9 Minister D] #TheBlacklist @NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1104098258958405632/photo/1

🐣 Liz: [ To the Task Force ] “According to Reddington, Minister D gathers incriminating information and then uses it to extort people” [6:9 Minister D] #TheBlacklist @NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1104099061551022086/photo/1

🐣 Sayantan Shah: “He loaned me money. I paid him back. Is that a crime?” [6:9 Minister D] #TheBlacklist @NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1104100191001554945/photo/1

🐣 Ressler: “To do business with a wanted fugitive and not report it? Yeah. That’s a whole lot of crimes” [6:9 Minister D] #TheBlacklist @NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1104100417670139908/photo/1

🐣 Shah: “I get a call instructing me to deliver $400,000 in cash. That transcript was word for word. I hired a team. They found this buried in the phone lines of my apartment building” [6:9 Minister D] #TheBlacklist @NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1104100655881424896/photo/1
// phone tap

🐣 Peter DeReamer enters his office and picks up the envelope left on his desk and opens it. Inside is a typed transcript. [6:9 Minister D] #TheBlacklist @NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1104101036581638144/photo/1

🐣 In addition to a transcript, a neatly handwritten note: “I know you killed your wife” [6:9 Minister D] #TheBlacklist @NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1104101303331028993/photo/1
// 2: transcript and note

🐣 Aram: “Okay, so, the device Agents Keen and Ressler identified was some kind of splitter. It duplicated the signal from Shah’s phone, sending one signal to the number Shah dialed and another to a different location” [6:9 Minister D] #TheBlacklist @NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1104101676515053568/photo/1

🐣 They determine the likely source of the taps to be an employee of a phone company, “Elijah Bailey”; but he is using a fake ID and credentials. [6:9 Minister D] #TheBlacklist @NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1104102110210244608/photo/1

🐣 The prosecutor in Red’s case steps off the elevator. Liz: “What’s he doing here?” Cooper: “He’s here to see Agent Ressler. … Ressler, come with me” [6:9 Minister D] #TheBlacklist @NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1104102380038164480/photo/1

🐣 Ressler: “So, what’s this about?” [6:9 Minister D] #TheBlacklist @NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1104102744586100736/photo/1

🐣 Assistant US Attorney Michael Sima: “I need to prep you for trial. I’m calling you as a witness” [6:9 Minister D] #TheBlacklist @NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1104103384989212672/photo/1

🐣 The FBI raids Elijah Bailey’s workshop. Samar: “There must be 10,000 tapes in here” [6:9 Minister D] #TheBlacklist @NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1104103695673950209/photo/1

🐣 Dembe searches for the woman who made the 911 call. He finds the payphone. [6:9 Minister D] #TheBlacklist @NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1104104724155035648/photo/1

🐣 Barber: “Hey there. How you doing, papito? Need a shave?” Dembe: “I’m looking for a woman.” No luck, but the word goes out to the locals. [6:9 Minister D] #TheBlacklist @NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1104104982473785350/photo/1

🐣 Dembe is reading something in his car, when he senses someone at the window. [6:9 Minister D] #TheBlacklist @NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1104105341367869440/photo/1

🐣 It’s a homeless woman. [6:9 Minister D] #TheBlacklist @NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1104105596826107904/photo/1
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🐣 Homeless Woman: “You the one been asking about that girl? One who made the call?” [6:9 Minister D] #TheBlacklist @NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1104105870571520001/photo/1

🐣 Dembe: “I am. Did you see something?” [6:9 Minister D] #TheBlacklist @NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1104106124704391169/photo/1

🐣 Homeless Woman: “If I did, what’s in it for me?” Dembe: “Maybe I could pay you.” Homeless Woman: “Maybe you could give me the money first. And maybe then I talk” [6:9 Minister D] #TheBlacklist @NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1104106411372482561/photo/1

🐣 Dembe gives her a small wad of bills. Dembe: “Did you see who made that call?” [6:9 Minister D] #TheBlacklist @NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1104106697642201088/photo/1

🐣 Homeless Woman: “Yeah. I did it” [6:9 Minister D] #TheBlacklist @NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1104106875484803075/photo/1

🐣 Liz: “You cannot go to jail to protect his secret.” Ressler: “Sima may not ask anything that requires me to lie.” Liz: “But if he does ask you to confirm that Raymond Reddington is the defendant, – you can’t say ‘yes’.” [6:9 Minister D] #TheBlacklist @NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1104108470389878784/photo/1

🐣 Ressler: “Look. You deserve an answer. And I’m not gonna be the one who says something that keeps you from getting that” [6:9 Minister D] #TheBlacklist @NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1104108730617077761/photo/1

🐣 Liz: “But if something were to happen to you because you did that, I would never forgive myself” [6:9 Minister D] #TheBlacklist @NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1104108972309651456/photo/1

🐣 Aram: “[H]ave you ever used a manual typewriter? Yeah, it’s impossible. Just to make a mark, you have to slam on each key” [6:9 Minister D] #TheBlacklist @NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1104109724272939010/photo/1

🐣 Samar: “Do you have a point, or are you just being pointlessly adorable?” [6:9 Minister D] #TheBlacklist @NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1104110011838578688/photo/1

🐣 Aram: “All right, by slamming on each key, you leave a mark on the paper and the ribbon. And after the ribbon is hit, it spools. So if you unspool it, you can see the last thing Minister D typed.” Samar: “So you’re saying you know who his next target is?” [6:9 Minister D] #TheBlacklist @NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1104110337190711298/photo/1

🐣 Asst US Atty Sima: “Agent Ressler, did you once lead an FBI Task Force dedicated to killing or capturing Raymond Reddington?” Red: [ Stands up ] “Your Honor, I’m happy to stipulate – ” [6:9 Minister D] #TheBlacklist @NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1104111002189250560/photo/1
// Red

🐣 Red: “– that Agent Ressler was the FBI agent who spent the prime years of his career engaged in a futile game of whack-a-mole” [6:9 Minister D] #TheBlacklist @NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1104111096573685761/photo/1
// Ressler

🐣 Sima: “[W]ere you familiar with an incident that occurred … in March of 1990?” Ressler: “The US Gideon … an Ohio-class submarine [was] sunk by the Soviet Navy while on a secret mission in the Barents Sea. 134 men were on board. They all died.” [6:9 Minister D] #TheBlacklist @NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1104113384331583488/photo/1

🐣 Sima: “You say it was a secret mission. How did the Soviet Navy find out about it?” Ressler: “Because Raymond Reddington told them. … He was the only one of the 16 who knew the coordinates of the sub on the day in question” [6:9 Minister D] #TheBlacklist @NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1104113781184057345/photo/1
// Red

🐣 Sima: “And- And – Is Raymond Reddington in the courtroom today?” Ressler: “ — ” Sima: “You- Your Honor?” Judge Wilkins: “Agent Ressler. The man referred to in the communiqué. Is he in this courtroom or not?” [6:9 Minister D] #TheBlacklist @NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1104114273725362176/photo/1
// Red

🐣 Ressler: [ Pause ] “Yes, Your Honor. He is” [6:9 Minister D] #TheBlacklist @NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1104114520694423552/photo/1

🐣 The FBI raids the apartment of Peter DeReamer’s girlfriend Mikela. [6:9 Minister D] #TheBlacklist @NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1104115247445667841/photo/1

🐣 Liz: “Mikela Pariente, you’re under arrest for the murder of Janice DeReamer.” Samar: “Peter DeReamer. Where is he?” [6:9 Minister D] #TheBlacklist @NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1104115515797262336/photo/1

🐣 Mikela indicates DeReamer escaped through a window. Samar chases him but he falls to his death. [6:9 Minister D] #TheBlacklist @NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1104115737034137600/photo/1

🐣 Mikela: “He told us to put $200,000 in my purse and take it to the Harkins Museum. Wanted me to put it in a gift-shop bag and leave it near a bench at 3:20” [6:9 Minister D] #TheBlacklist @NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1104115996816756736/photo/1

🐣 Liz: “Okay, then. That’s exactly what you’re gonna do” [6:9 Minister D] #TheBlacklist @NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1104116203855982592/photo/1

🐣 Red: “Agent Ressler. My goodness. After all these years, I feel as if we actually know each other.” Ressler: [ Chuckles ] “I know the feeling.” Red: “Have you ever heard of Katarina Rostova?” Ressler: “Yes. She was a KGB officer” [6:9 Minister D] #TheBlacklist @NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1104116772171628550/photo/1

🐣 Red: “Would it surprise you to learn that she and I had quite a complicated history?” [6:9 Minister D] #TheBlacklist @NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1104116992359964679/photo/1

🐣 Red: “Sex, drugs, rock ‘n’ roll” [6:9 Minister D] #TheBlacklist @NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1104117246266433539/photo/1

🐣 Red: “Did I say ‘sex’? Sex.” [6:9 Minister D] #TheBlacklist @NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1104117346661212160/photo/1
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🐣 Ressler: “Almost nothing you do surprises me” [6:9 Minister D] #TheBlacklist @NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1104117537955037184/photo/1

🐣 Red: “How about that Katarina hid the fact that she was a KGB agent, stole the coordinates for the submarine U.S.S. Gideon, and passed them on to her superiors? That she, in fact, was responsible for the deaths of those brave young men?” [6:9 Minister D] #TheBlacklist @NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1104118304984178689/photo/1

🐣 Red: “Agent Ressler, was I a good intelligence officer?” Ressler: “Raymond Reddington was one of the best.” Red: “Sorry? Raymond Reddington was?” Ressler: “Yes.” Red: “Hated by the KGB?” Ressler: “Very much so” [6:9 Minister D] #TheBlacklist @NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1104119130121293824/photo/1

🐣 Red: “Would they have liked to see him disgraced?” Ressler: “Definitely.” Red: “Enough to forge a communiqué?” Sima: “Objection.” Judge: “Sustained” [6:9 Minister D] #TheBlacklist @NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1104119357884563458/photo/1
// Judge

🐣 Red: “Mr. Sima asked you if I was a traitor. You hesitated with your answer. Why?” Ressler: “What difference does it make?” Red: “Is it because you’re uncertain? … About who I am today as opposed to who I once was?” [6:9 Minister D] #TheBlacklist @NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1104119604471889920/photo/1

🐣 Ressler: “I don’t think you want me to answer that” [6:9 Minister D] #TheBlacklist @NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1104119800022921216/photo/1

🐣 Red: “Oh, but I do” [6:9 Minister D] #TheBlacklist @NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1104120028167835649/photo/1

🐣 Judge Wilkins: “I don’t. Counsel will approach. You may be excused for the moment, Agent Ressler.” Red and Sima come forward. [6:9 Minister D] #TheBlacklist @NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1104120215510700032/photo/1

🐣 Judge Wilkins: “I do not like tricks played in my courtroom. Especially dirty ones” [6:9 Minister D] #TheBlacklist @NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1104120760908566530/photo/1

🐣 Red: “He hesitated for a reason” [6:9 Minister D] #TheBlacklist @NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1104121078773964800/photo/1

🐣 Judge Wilkins: “The reason is that you work together – a fact that is not admissible at this trial. …” [6:9 Minister D] #TheBlacklist @NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1104121298094116867/photo/1

🐣 Red: “There’s something else.” Judge Wilkins: “Well, I hope for your sake that it doesn’t involve Rostova. Because that fishing expedition is over.” Red: “I need more time” [6:9 Minister D] #TheBlacklist @NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1104121562909888512/photo/1

🐣 Judge Wilkins: “Clearly. But you don’t have it” [6:9 Minister D] #TheBlacklist @NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1104121762000896000/photo/1

🐣 Homeless Woman: “It was a white woman. Dark hair. She didn’t give me her name. Just 100 bucks to call 911…. A man wearing a suit and hat.” [ Dembe shows her a photo of Liz ] Dembe: “Is this the woman? Homeless Woman: “That’s not her” [6:9 Minister D] #TheBlacklist @NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1104123590461526017/photo/1

🐣 Dembe: “Take your time. Are you sure?” Homeless Woman: “She gave me 100 bucks to make a phone call. I’m never gonna forget her face. Just like I’m never gonna forget yours” [6:9 Minister D] #TheBlacklist @NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1104123832103813123/photo/1

🐣 The next witness is a forensic accountant who testifies that deposits were made to a Cypriot bank used by the KGB and that millions were deposited into an account and withdrawn by Raymond Reddington. [6:9 Minister D] #TheBlacklist @NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1104124220873887745/photo/1

🐣 Red: “You said the withdrawal required fingerprints and a password.” Accountant: “It was done remotely.” Red: “So if someone had a copy of my fingerprints and knew the password, they could have made the withdrawal…?” [6:9 Minister D] #TheBlacklist @NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1104124476676063233/photo/1

🐣 Accountant: “I, uh, suppose that’s possible.” Red: “Yes. You know what else is possible? That I was framed by Katarina Rostova, which I could prove if Your Honor would grant me even the shortest– ” [6:9 Minister D] #TheBlacklist @NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1104124769480462336/photo/1
// Red

🐣 Judge Wilkins: “All right, the court will stand in recess. During which time I will consider whether your willful disregard for my instruction suggests that while you are clearly competent to stand trial, you may be incompetent – to represent yourself” [6:9 Minister D] #TheBlacklist @NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1104125149832507393/photo/1

🐣 Red: “I’m innocent. How can trying to prove that suggest incompetence?” Judge Wilkins: “It doesn’t. But not following the rules does. And so far, you haven’t come close to doing that” [6:9 Minister D] #TheBlacklist @NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1104125550908637191/photo/1

🐣 At the museum, Samar and Liz are on the trail of the man who arranged to pick up the blackmail money left by Mikela. [6:9 Minister D] #TheBlacklist @NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1104126679000248321/photo/1

🐣 Stopping to check the bag with the money, the suspect is splashed with blue tracking paint. [6:9 Minister D] #TheBlacklist @NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1104126964896591874/photo/1

🐣 Liz follows the tracks of blue paint to a men’s room. [6:9 Minister D] #TheBlacklist @NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1104127148158275585/photo/1

🐣 The suspect attacks Liz. But Samar shows up in time and he is arrested. [6:9 Minister D] #TheBlacklist @NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1104127453646282752/photo/1

🐣 Cooper informs Red that they have located Minister D’s tape archive. Red says to look for a tape with the date December 7, 1990. [6:9 Minister D] #TheBlacklist @NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1104127776255340544/photo/1

🐣 Cooper: “If he has it, we’ll find it. But I won’t give it to you so you can leverage the judge or the jury” [6:9 Minister D] #TheBlacklist @NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1104128075116232704/photo/1

🐣 Red: “I didn’t give you this case to get an acquittal.” Cooper: “Then why did you give it to us?” Red: “To prove my innocence” [6:9 Minister D] #TheBlacklist @NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1104128279248814083/photo/1
🔺- – – – – – – – – – – 🔺End Moment Part A

🐣 At the Post Office, the Cooper, Samar and Aram go through Minister D‘s audio archives. [6:9 Minister D] #TheBlacklist @NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1104131694750244864/photo/1
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🐣 Samar: “I don’t see it anywhere. Is it possible he got the date wrong?” [6:9 Minister D] #TheBlacklist @NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1104131878758567937/photo/1

🐣 Cooper: “Reddington told us to look for a very specific needle in this haystack. A recording taken on December 7, 1990” [6:9 Minister D] #TheBlacklist @NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1104132101451014145/photo/1

🐣 Liz: “Bailey isn’t talking. Please tell me you found something.” Samar: “We did. Just not what we were looking for” [6:9 Minister D] #TheBlacklist @NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1104132307068309504/photo/1

🐣 Aram: “Elijah Bailey is an alias. We matched his DNA to a Jordan Loving, a retired corporal in the Army Corps of Engineers. Now, he disappeared from a hospital four days after he made the recording that Mr. Reddington says will clear his name” [6:9 Minister D] #TheBlacklist @NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1104132609465044997/photo/1

🐣 Cooper: “Loving was admitted with severe burns after an explosion at his house injured him and killed a man identified as Zachary Tempkin. We found this picture at Bailey’s” [6:9 Minister D] #TheBlacklist @NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1104132833931677696/photo/1
// photo

🐣 Red is sworn in and Judge Wilkins has granted him the opportunity to present his testimony in narrative form. [6:9 Minister D] #TheBlacklist @NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1104133366788558848/photo/1

🐣 Red tells the story of being a young naval officer who fell in love with a beautiful Russian woman. [6:9 Minister D] #TheBlacklist @NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1104133737791537152/photo/1

🐣 They had a child – a daughter – who they both loved. [6:9 Minister D] #TheBlacklist @NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1104133950853795840/photo/1

🐣 Red: “What the Naval officer didn’t know, but certainly should have suspected, was that the Russian woman was a KGB officer that Katarina Rostova had been assigned! to get close to Raymond Reddington and steal classified information from him” [6:9 Minister D] #TheBlacklist @NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1104134261546864640/photo/1

🐣 Red: “What Reddington could never have suspected was that though she was a KGB agent, Rostova’s real handlers were members of a secret criminal organization, a multinational cabal working in the shadows …” [6:9 Minister D] #TheBlacklist @NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1104134703970430976/photo/1
// jury

🐣 Red: “When Reddington discovered this, he confronted Rostova, who warned him that if he threatened to expose them, the Cabal would destroy his reputation, discrediting him so he could not discredit them” [6:9 Minister D] #TheBlacklist @NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1104135021210861568/photo/1

🐣 Red: “As a result, the Cabal remained in the shadows, Rostova disappeared, and Raymond Reddington became – a completely different person” [6:9 Minister D] #TheBlacklist @NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1104135278900457473/photo/1

🐣 Red: “–A man who has done many brutal, scary, illegal things, but not a single one – ever – that was treasonous” [6:9 Minister D] #TheBlacklist @NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1104135554080432128/photo/1

🐣 … [6:9 Minister D] #TheBlacklist @NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1104135753104347138/photo/1

🐣 Samar: “That’s it – every box, file, and tape” [6:9 Minister D] #TheBlacklist @NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1104137388312408067/photo/1

🐣 Liz: “We must have missed something!” She accidentally knocks the photo of “Minister D” on the floor. 6:9 Minister D] #TheBlacklist @NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1104137631368138758/photo/1

🐣 Samar picks up the shattered photo. Samar: Uh, I don’t think we have to. December 7, 1990.” Cooper: “Notify Ressler. Tell him we have the tape Reddington was looking for” [6:9 Minister D] #TheBlacklist @NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1104137833021952002/photo/1

🐣 … [6:9 Minister D] #TheBlacklist @NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1104138065994493954/photo/1
// Liz and tape

🐣 Sima: “Let me just get this straight – You were framed by a ‘secret criminal organization’”? [6:9 Minister D] #TheBlacklist @NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1104139247257350146/photo/1

🐣 Red: “I’m sorry. I misspoke. Thanks to me, the Cabal is no longer secret” [6:9 Minister D] #TheBlacklist @NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1104139452463620099/photo/1

🐣 Sima: “Do you have any evidence to support this conspiracy theory?” [6:9 Minister D] #TheBlacklist @NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1104139679509688321/photo/1

🐣 Ressler arrives. Red: “Yes.” [6:9 Minister D] #TheBlacklist @NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1104139884070141953/photo/1
// Ressler

🐣 Judge Wilkins: “That you can present at this time?” [6:9 Minister D] #TheBlacklist @NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1104140073988227072/photo/1

🐣 Red: “Yes. Though, for the life of me, I don’t understand what the rush is all about. Everyone seems so anxious to kill me. Makes you wonder” [6:9 Minister D] #TheBlacklist @NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1104140268989829123/photo/1
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🐣 Red: [ To Judge Wilkins ] “Perhaps you could enlighten me over a cocktail after my acquittal which is inevitable now that the evidence has arrived” [6:9 Minister D] #TheBlacklist @NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1104140495624826881/photo/1

🐣 … [6:9 Minister D] #TheBlacklist @NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1104140691876339714/photo/1
// Wilkins

🐣 Aram plays the original copy of the tape at the Post Office while a digital copy plays in the courtroom. [6:9 Minister D] #TheBlacklist @NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1104141191111692296/photo/1

🐣 Recording: Fitch: “Agent Rostova, I told you to eliminate him” [6:9 Minister D] #TheBlacklist @NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1104141369310920712/photo/1

🐣 Katarina: “And I’m telling you there’s a better way.” [6:9 Minister D] #TheBlacklist @NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1104141557584875523/photo/1

🐣 Fitch: “Because you’re sleeping with him” [6:9 Minister D] #TheBlacklist @NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1104141742457188352/photo/1
// Red and Katarina

🐣 Katarina: “Because he has proof that the Cabal exists, proof that would be released in the event of his death.” Fitch: “The Fulcrum” [6:9 Minister D] #TheBlacklist @NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1104141960640692224/photo/1
// Red

🐣 Katarina: “And because I love his daughter. My daughter” [6:9 Minister D] #TheBlacklist @NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1104142175355523075/photo/1
// Liz

🐣 Fitch: “I want this mess cleaned up. Get rid of him or ruin him. Just get it done by Christmas” [6:9 Minister D] #TheBlacklist @NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1104142387801194497/photo/1
// Red

🐣 Liz goes to the interrogation room where Minister D [Jordan Loving] sits. Liz: “Your scar. Katarina Rostova gave that to you, didn’t she? She took Zachary from you” [6:9 Minister D] #TheBlacklist @NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1104143490018131968/photo/1

🐣 Jordan Loving [aka Minister D]: “You found the tape” [6:9 Minister D] #TheBlacklist @NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1104143729726771200/photo/1

🐣 Liz: “You blackmailed the wrong person” [6:9 Minister D] #TheBlacklist @NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1104143933678989313/photo/1

🐣 Jordan Loving: “I thought I could use the tapes to punish people for what they’d done” [6:9 Minister D] #TheBlacklist @NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1104144141733294082/photo/1

🐣 Liz: “You hurt a lot of people who deserved it. But you also hurt yourself” [6:9 Minister D] #TheBlacklist @NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1104144343051485186/photo/1

🐣 Jordan Loving: “No, I didn’t. Katarina Rostova did. Out of all the tapes, why ask me about this one?” [6:9 Minister D] #TheBlacklist @NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1104144571645210624/photo/1

🐣 Liz: “Because Katarina Rostova took someone away from me, too” [6:9 Minister D] #TheBlacklist @NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1104144760426639360/photo/1

🐣 Judge Wilkins: “The defendant will rise. Has the jury reached a verdict?” Foreman: “We have, Your Honor” [6:9 Minister D] #TheBlacklist @NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1104146731216850945/photo/1

🐣 Judge Wilkins: “In United States v. Raymond Reddington, to the single count alleging violation of Title 18, United States Code Section 2381, Treason, how do you find?” [6:9 Minister D] #TheBlacklist @NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1104146917012004865/photo/1
// Red

🐣 Foreman: “Not guilty” [6:9 Minister D] #TheBlacklist @NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1104147171769831424/photo/1
// Red

🐣 Red: “Ahh” [6:9 Minister D] #TheBlacklist @NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1104147256725463046/photo/1

🐣 Sima: “Your Honor, the government is ready to proceed to trial on the remaining indictments.” Judge: “…[T]hat’s for another day. Until then, the defendant will remain in custody.” Red: “No bail? I was looking forward to that cocktail” [6:9 Minister D] #TheBlacklist @NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1104147575119233025/photo/1

🐣 Judge Wilkins: “You may or may not be the most dangerous criminal to ever grace my courtroom. But you certainly are the most incorrigible. Court stands in recess.” Gavel bangs⚡️ [6:9 Minister D] #TheBlacklist @NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1104147811719921664/photo/1

🐣 Liz: “I don’t know how I can feel so relieved and so pissed off at the same time” [6:9 Minister D] #TheBlacklist @NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1104149153469399040/photo/1

🐣 Red: “Don’t judge her too harshly” [6:9 Minister D] #TheBlacklist @NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1104149375943696384/photo/1

🐣 Liz: “I don’t think I could judge her harshly enough.” Red: “She was between a rock and a hard place” [6:9 Minister D] #TheBlacklist @NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1104149597021265920/photo/1
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🐣 Liz: “That’s no excuse for framing someone for a crime they didn’t commit.” Red: “It’s easy to think that now. Back then – things were – complicated” [6:9 Minister D] #TheBlacklist @NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1104149796141576197/photo/1

🐣 Liz: “I grew up believing Raymond Reddington was a traitor.” Red: “Well, now you know the truth” [6:9 Minister D] #TheBlacklist @NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1104150032671039493/photo/1

🐣 Liz: “I know a truth.” Red: “You know that your parents loved you very much. And that’s the only truth that matters” [6:9 Minister D] #TheBlacklist @NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1104150218231173121/photo/1
// Red

🐣 Liz runs into Dembe in the corridor outside Red’s cell. Liz: [ Happily ] “Dembe. We won” [6:9 Minister D] #TheBlacklist @NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1104150615477895169/photo/1

🐣 Dembe: “I’m very relieved. More so knowing that you are, as well” [6:9 Minister D] #TheBlacklist @NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1104150812064927744/photo/1

🐣 Liz: “Of course I am. Why wouldn’t I be?” [6:9 Minister D] #TheBlacklist @NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1104151002461204480/photo/1

🐣 Dembe: “Because you are the reason Raymond is here” [6:9 Minister D] #TheBlacklist @NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1104151187153211394/photo/1

🐣 … [6:9 Minister D] #TheBlacklist @NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1104151362529624064/photo/1
// Dembe

🐣 … [6:9 Minister D] #TheBlacklist @NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1104151553072611328/photo/1
Liz

🐣 Dembe: “I spoke to the woman who called the police. I showed her your photo. When she didn’t recognize it, I realized she had spoken to Jennifer. That you worked together to capture Raymond” [6:9 Minister D] #TheBlacklist @NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1104151766508154881/photo/1

🐣 Liz: “Does he know?” [6:9 Minister D] #TheBlacklist @NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1104152007806517248/photo/1

🐣 Dembe: “I keep his secrets. I don’t share them” [6:9 Minister D] #TheBlacklist @NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1104152200333479941/photo/1

🐣 Liz: “If you tell him, he’ll never forgive me. … You’re his secret keeper. I’m asking you to be mine, too” [6:9 Minister D] #TheBlacklist @NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1104152422753157120/photo/1

🐣 Liz visits Ressler who is helping himself to Cooper’s Scotch. Liz: “I know what you did.”
Ressler: [ Chuckles ] “What, stole the boss’ hooch?” [6:9 Minister D] #TheBlacklist @NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1104153019531309056/photo/1

🐣 Liz: “You lied to the judge – to protect my search … You ignored everything I asked you not to do. And I just wanted to say thank you” [6:9 Minister D] #TheBlacklist @NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1104153232769724416/photo/1

🐣 *Clink* Ressler: “That must’ve been hard, hearing that tape today. Listening to your mother betray your father like that” [6:9 Minister D] #TheBlacklist @NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1104153440396161024/photo/1

🐣 Liz: “To be honest with you, Ressler, this has all been hard. Ever since I met the imposter. But, yes, especially now, knowing that my mother helped this imposter steal my real father’s good name” [6:9 Minister D] #TheBlacklist @NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1104153635779416064/photo/1

🐣 Ressler: “But why? I mean, before today, everyone thought Reddington was a traitor. The government, the press, and, still, the imposter chose to take his identity. I mean, he went to a surgeon who could have given him the identity of anyone in the world” [6:9 Minister D] #TheBlacklist @NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1104153938289479680/photo/1

🐣 Ressler: “He could have been anyone. And yet he chose to be a pariah. He chose the life of a wanted fugitive. Why? Why would anyone do that?” [6:9 Minister D] #TheBlacklist @NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1104154136440909824/photo/1

🐣 Dembe: “I heard the news. Congratulations” [6:9 Minister D] #TheBlacklist @NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1104154543368081415/photo/1

🐣 Red: “A Pyrrhic victory, I’m afraid. Like eating a salted caramel babka. Immensely satisfying in the moment, but it just might be what kills me in the end” [6:9 Minister D] #TheBlacklist @NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1104154745579671552/photo/1

🐣 Dembe: “I found the person who made the 911 call” [6:9 Minister D] #TheBlacklist @NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1104154990380310529/photo/1

🐣 Red: “And?” [6:9 Minister D] #TheBlacklist @NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1104155181149765633/photo/1
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🐣 Dembe: “It was a homeless woman” [6:9 Minister D] #TheBlacklist @NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1104155404324556801/photo/1

🐣 Red: “Well, who told her to make the call?” Dembe: “She didn’t know.” Red: “You showed her a photograph?” Dembe: “Yes.” Red: “Of Elizabeth?” Dembe: “Yes.” Red: “And?” Dembe: “No” [6:9 Minister D] #TheBlacklist @NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1104155611502133250/photo/1

🐣 Red: “Ohh. [ Sighs ] I was so sure. I was– [ Sighs ] The thought that she’d betrayed me again – ” [6:9 Minister D] #TheBlacklist @NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1104155866142515202/photo/1

🐣 Red: “But she didn’t” [6:9 Minister D] #TheBlacklist @NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1104156042391420930/photo/1

🐣 Dembe: “No” [6:9 Minister D] #TheBlacklist @NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1104156245185970176/photo/1

🐣 … [6:9 Minister D] #TheBlacklist @NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1104156445078179840/photo/1
// Red

 
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