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🔴 Script 7:3 Les Fleurs du Mal

 

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

 
NBC’s series The Blacklist starring James Spader and Megan Boone
Series created by: Jon Bokenkamp
Program air date: 10/18/2019 in the US (7pm Central/Chicago Time)
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STATUS: ⭕ Pending ⭕ Rough ⭕ Preliminary 🔴 FINAL
STATUS: 🚫 Pending 🌒 Rough 🌓 Preliminary  Final
Last updated: 10/20/2019 at 10:20pm CT [ Central/Chicago time ]

 

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Directed by: Lisa Robinson
Written by: Kelli Johnson, Taylor Martin

 
SERIES STARS:
 
Raymond ‘Red’ Reddington – James Spader
Elizabeth Keen – Megan Boone
Donald Ressler – Diego Klattenhoff
Harold Cooper – Harry Lennix
Aram Mojtabai – Amir Arison
Dembe Zuma – Hisham Tawfiq
 
GUEST STARS:
 
Elodie Radcliffe – Elizabeth Bogish
Berdy – Peter Bradbury
Thelonius Prackett – Jeremy Crutchley
Motya Morozov – Daniyar
Wilbur Eaton – James Leo Ryan
Agent Fields – Bobby James Evers
Agnes Keen – Emily/Katherine/Sarah Kell
Vance Palmer – Sean Allan Krill
Francesca (“Frankie”) Campbell – Natalie Paul
Katarina Rostova (“Maddy Tolliver”) – Laila Robins
Louis T Steinhil – David Meunier

 

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 7:3 Les Fleurs du Mal (№ 151)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 
[ The yacht sails ]

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

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

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

Woman: For The Defiance. Enjoy your stay.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fast-forward:
[ LOCK BEEPS; door closes ]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Aram: [ Softly ] Come on, guys.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 
[ Cooper’s office. Cooper pours scotch into two glasses ]
Cooper: You did well out there today.
Aram: Uh – eventually.
Cooper: You did well.
[ Aurora’s ♫ “Running with the Wolves” plays ]
[ ⬇ Go to Full Lyrics ] or [ ♪ Tap square below to play ♪ ]

♪ Go row the boat

Cooper: I’m proud of you.

♪ To safer grounds

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

♪ My mind still fears

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

♪ But we’re running out of time

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

♪ All the echoes in my mind cry

Cooper: But I want to encourage you to try.

♪ There’s blood on your lies

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

♪ I’m running with the wolves tonight

[ Elodie’s DOORBELL RINGS ]

♪ I’m running with the wolves

Aram: Hey.

♪ I’m running with the

Elodie: Hi.

♪ Trick or treat

Elodie: Come in.

♪ What would it be?

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

♪ All the echoes in mind cry

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

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

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

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

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

♪ I’m running with the wolves tonight

Katarina: She’s an angel.

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

Liz: How did it happen?

♪ I’m running with the wolves tonight

Liz: You becoming estranged from your daughter.

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

♪ A gift, a curse

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

♪ Say, can you dream in nightmares seems?

Liz: I was estranged from my mother.

♪ Where hope is left so incomplete

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

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

Liz: Well I hope it happens.

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

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

♪ I’m running with the wolves

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

♪ I’m running with the wolves

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

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

[ Katarina quietly lets herself out ]

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

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

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

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

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

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I walk alone, I’m everything
My ears can hear and my mouth can speak
My spirit talks, I know my soul believes

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Oh, all the echoes in my mind cry

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The scars open wide
There is nowhere for you to hide
The hunter’s moon is shining

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

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

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

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