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🔴 Script 7:4 Kuwait îŠ

 

🔴 Script 7:4 Kuwait

 
NBC’s series The Blacklist starring James Spader and Megan Boone
Series created by: Jon Bokenkamp
Program air date: 10/25/2019 in the US (7pm Central/Chicago Time)
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Source: Raw Script from Springfield: http://bit.ly/2nnZ7XS [ dump of captioning ]

STATUS: ⭕ Pending ⭕ Rough ⭕ Preliminary 🔴 FINAL
STATUS: 🚫 Pending 🌒 Rough 🌓 Preliminary  Final
Last updated: 10/27/2019 at 7:05pm CT [ Central/Chicago time ]

 

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Directed by: Stephanie Marquardt
Written by: Sean Hennen

 
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:
 
Farhad – Barzin Akhavan
Berdy – Peter Bradbury
CIA Asset – Gregory Connors
Denora Mejia – Annie Henk
Young Daniel Hutton – Sean Patrick Higgins
Agnes Keen – Sarah/EmilyKell
Dungeon Master – Josh Lamon
Cynthia Panabaker – Dierdre Lovejoy
Frankie Campbell – Natalie Paul
Young Harold Cooper – Ruffin Prentiss
Daniel Hutton – John Pyper-Ferguson
Interviewer – Adam Ratcliffe
Katarina Rostova – Laila Robins
Cooper’s Driver – Fawad Siddiqui
Captain Ross – Aaron RomanWeiner

 

Note: Springfield’s in the UK provides a raw version of each script (the screen captions). 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 7:4 Kuwait

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

[ Cooper recalls the confrontation he had with Hutton: ]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

♪ ‘Cause yesterday a bullet found my chest

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

♪ And I don’t got the energy

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

♪ To dress myself

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

♪ And I can’t walk without help

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

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

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

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

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

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

♪ Mistakes and all

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

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

 
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‘Cause yesterday a bullet found my chest
And I don’t got the energy to dress myself
And I can’t walk without help

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

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

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The doctor said it could go either way
But I just wanted you to know
No matter if I sink or fall or blink out in this hospital
That I’m alright
Yeah, I made peace with it all
Mistakes and all

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Mistakes and all
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