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🔴 Script 7:19 Kazanjian Brothers 

 

🔴 Script 7:19 Kazanjian Brothers (№ 156-157)

 
NBC’s series The Blacklist starring James Spader and Megan Boone
Series created by: Jon Bokenkamp
Program air date: 5/15/2020 in the US (7pm Central/Chicago Time)
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STATUS: ⭕ Pending ⭕ Rough ⭕ Preliminary 🔴 Final
STATUS: 🚫 Pending 🌒 Rough 🌓 Preliminary  Final
Last updated: 5/18/2020 at 9:00am CT [ Central/Chicago time ]

 

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Directed by: Michael Caracciolo
Written by: Kelli Johnson, Sam Christopher

 
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:
 
Morgan – Genson Blimline
Brimley – Teddy Coluca
Chef Guillermo – Gilbert Cruz
Dominic Wilkinson (“Dom”) – Brian Dennehy
Simms – Andrew Dits
Stanley Birch – Daniel Gerroll
Wayne Otte – John Hedges
Chuck – Jonathan Holtzman
Pearl Merwin – Emma Sloan Jacobs
Pasha Kazanjian – David Kallaway
Dr Ed Clemons – Gary Littman
Nshan Kazanjian – Bruce Louis
Kathy Guard (Hotel Manager) – Julie Nathanson
Vickie Merwin – Colleen O’Shaughnessey
Mr Krupin (Hotel Guest) – Jed Peterson
Katarina Rostova – Laila Robins
Frank Merwin – Joey Slotnik
Agent Alina Park – Laura Sohn

 

Note: OurBoard 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. New: Animated segments are in this color. Sound effects from the screen caps and my added action notes are in [ square brackets ]. I am sure there are mistakes.

 

 

 

🔴 Script 7:19 The Kazanjian Brothers (№ 156-157)

Technical Note: Episode 7:19 is the finale of Season 7 of The Blacklist which was shortened due to the pandemic caused by COVID-19, which shut down both New York City and Los Angeles, where the series is filmed and produced. The final episode was not completely filmed when production halted. In addition, the death of Brian Dennehy, who played Liz’s grandfather, Dominic Wilkinson, means his character has to be written out of the story. Word is that the episode was to be pieced together out of scenes that were already filmed, flashback scenes, and animated scenes with the voices dubbed in. As the saying goes, “Necessity is the Mother of Invention.”
 
Brief (Where we’re at): Red is suffering from a mysterious illness and is making arrangements to pass his assets to Liz, a proposition she says she won’t agree to. Katarina Rostova, Liz’s mother, seems determined to beat Mother Nature to Red, telling Liz, “I don’t think one of us can live while the other survives”:

Katarina: … [T]here will be – more choices for you to make.
Liz: Between you and him.

Liz, it turns out, has been collaborating with Katarina (who Red had thought was dead) in her effort to determine who Red really is – or was – before he took on the identity of Raymond Reddington, Liz’s dead father, a question Katarina also wants answered. Dembe found out Liz was involved in the kidnapping of his imam, but did not tell Red. He also admitted to Red that although he did not divulge the secret of Red’s identity, he would have done to save his imam’s life – had Red had not shown up in the nick of time:

Red: [ To Dembe ] Did you tell her anything?
Dembe: No. But I was going to.

As Red told Imam Asmal, “Dembe and I have done this dance before. I made it clear there wouldn’t be an encore.”

Dembe has betrayed Red twice: by almost betraying his identity to Katarina and by keeping from him the fact that it was Liz who had arranged for the imam’s kidnapping. Will Dembe pay a price for his failure of loyalty? And why, in light of all this, and knowing that Liz had hired a private investigator to delve into his past, is Red ready to turn over everything to her? Cryptically, he explains to Marvin Gerard, his lawyer:

Marvin Gerard: You’re giving a cop the keys to your kingdom.
Red: Regrettably.
Gerard: Why do it?
Red: Because where she’s going, she’ll need it.
Gerard: And where, pray tell, is our plucky heroine going?
Red: To a very dark and dangerous place.

 
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Voice-over: Previously on “The Blacklist”:

Liz: You know his identity.
Dom (Liz’s grandfather): I do.
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Liz: I know you’re Ilya.
Red: Who told you this?
Liz: Dom.
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[ In the story Dom told to Liz, Ilya (who Dom said was Red) emerges from a meeting with a banker, having assumed the identity of the real (and deceased) Raymond Reddington ]
Red’s voice: [ On phone ] It worked.
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[ Ilya (aka Frank Bloom, Red’s friend) is taken at gunpoint by Katarina ]
Katarina: Hello, Ilya. Been a long time.
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[ Liz goes through the files from Victoria Fenberg’s operation and recognizes her neighbor, “Maddy Tolliver,” is not who she says she is ]
Liz: My nanny.
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[ Dom lies in a coma, having been shot in a gunfight with Katarina’s operatives ]
Liz: [ To Dom ] You put your granddaughter in harm’s way. You lied your way into my life.
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Katarina: [ To Liz, introducing herself ] Maddy Tolliver, your new neighbor.
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[ Dom, shot 💥💥 in the chest by Katarina’s sharpshooter ]
[ Liz points her gun at Katarina ]
Liz: You shot your father. You’ve caused pain and suffering for everyone I’ve ever cared about. Give me one good reason I shouldn’t end this right now.
Katarina: You already know the reason, Masha. I’m your mother.
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[ Liz continues talking to the unconscious Dom ]
Liz: She told me you lied to me about who Reddington is.
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Red: [ To Liz ] It’s over. She’s dead. Gunned down in the street less than an hour ago.
[ Katarina is 💥💥💥 gunned down 💥💥💥 by the Kazanjian brothers in a faked assassination staged for Red’s benefit ]
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[ Red has collapsed. Dembe runs to his side ]
Dembe: Raymond!
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Dr Ed Clemons: I think we need to look at this event as a wake-up call, Raymond. [ To
Dembe ] Maybe you can get him to listen to reason. His life depends on it.

 
[ New York City, near the Brooklyn Bridge ] [ Siren wailing ] [ Tour boat horn blares ]
[ Frank Mervin makes a call ] [ Ringing ] [ Frank’s hand is chained to the briefcase he is carrying ]
[ Stanley Birch is in his chess shop in D.C. ]
Stanley Birch: [ Answers ] Where are you now?
Frank Merwin: On my way to you.
Birch: Where are you specifically?
Frank: New York. But I’ll be there.
Birch: You haven’t left? Are you insane? Even I’m hearing about people who want to put a bullet in your back. If you want my services, you get to D.C. and now.
Frank: D.C., I know. The chess shop. I’ll be there at 9:00 tonight.
Birch: You’ll never clear the airport.
Frank: I’m not going through the airport. I contracted transport.
[ A man and woman standing nearly by are watching Merwin and appear to be reaching for guns ]
Frank: Just be ready. Passports, new names – everything we talked about.
[ A black SUV ⚡️screeches⚡️ to a halt ] [ The man and woman take aim at Frank ]
Frank: No. No, wait, please!
[ Two men, the Kazanjian brothers, get out of the SUV and 💥💥💥 shoot the man and the woman 💥💥💥 with automatic weapons, preventing them from shooting Frank Merwin ][ Spectators screaming ]
Stanley Birch: [ On phone ] Mr. Merwin, what’s going on?
Nshan Kazanjian: [ Speaks foreign language ]
[ Two police officers appear ]
Police Officer: NYPD! Drop your weapons!
[ 💥💥💥 Gunfire 💥💥💥] [ The police officers are shot and fall ]
Birch: [ On phone ] Mr. Merwin, what’s happening? Mr. Merwin?
[ The Kazanjian brothers grab Frank Merwin and shove him into the SUV ]
[ Engine revs ⚡️Tires screech⚡️ ]
Nshan Kazanjian: [ Speaking foreign language ]
Pasha Kazanjian: [ Speaks foreign language ]
Birch: [ On phone ] Mr. Merwin, hello? Talk to me. What the hell is going on?
Frank: 9:00 tonight, the chess shop. Just be there.
[ Dial tone ] [ Nshan takes the phone ]
Pasha: [ Russian accent ] No phones. No talking. What’s in the briefcase?
Frank: Protection. From my clients. It’s what’s keeping me alive.
Pasha: Yeah. Well, now you have us.

 
[ Monitor beeping ] [ Dom lies in a coma ]
Liz: [ Her thoughts, voice-over ] What would I even say to you if I could? I don’t care who Reddington is, his secret – the one you lied to me about. But the people who’ve died to keep the secret – Tom, Mr. Kaplan – I did care about them. I loved them. And when they died, a part of me died with them. A good part here, a kind part there. Until, after seven years, I’m not sure what parts are left.

 

Interruption —

Harry Lennix (“Cooper”): That’s what Elizabeth Keen was going to say to her grandfather. But she didn’t get the chance to because, like all of you–
Diego Klattenhoff (“Ressler”): Our lives were put on hold because of the coronavirus.
Hisham Tawfiq (“Dembe”): Back in March, we shut down production halfway through filming this episode.
Amir Arison (“Aram”): I remember I was wearing gloves between takes, and then right before we yelled “action,” I would take them off.
Laura Sohn (“Agent Park”): Things were getting scary. And, eventually, we finally did shut down. The entire city shut down.
Lennix: But I thought it might be for a few weeks, a month, even. We might finish the episode. And then it soon came to our attention that we weren’t coming back at all.
Diego: But, since then, with the help of people working remotely from their homes in cities–
[ Photos from online meetings ]
Lennix: All the way from Los Angeles to London, using our imaginations–
Diego: We’ve been able to complete the episode, an unusual solution for a trying time.
[ Amir has a puppy! ]
Amir: Keep your distance. Only go out when you have to. And, um, make sure you tell those that you love, you love them. [ Kisses puppy ] I love you.
Laura: I know I speak for everyone on the show when I tell you that we hope that you are healthy and safe.
[ Photos off the actors behind the scenes ]
Lennix: And we hope that we get to see you on the other side of this very soon.
Amir: So, I can’t wait to see it. I can’t wait to see what is now the season finale of season seven.
Hisham: And now back to Agent Keen, as she imagines–
Diego: Telling her grandfather that–

 
[ Liz at Dom’s bedside ]
Liz: I feel like a series of lights have been turned off and I’m standing at the edge of this darkness and that if I take one step closer to it, if I lose one more good part of me, I’ll be — transformed.
[ Text inset: ACT #1: LIZ’S DILEMMA ]
[ Dr Ed Clemons enters ]
Dr Clemons: Your grandfather is doing better.
Liz: Please, tell me.
Dr Clemons: We’ve been reducing the sedation and monitoring his brain activity. Serial EEGs show the seizures are decreasing. His body is starting to regulate the flow of oxygen on its own. If you and Mr. Reddington approve, I’d like to suggest we try and bring him out of the coma.
Liz: You think it’s time?
Dr Clemons: I think we need to be cautious, but there’s a chance we could have him talking soon.
Liz: That would be nice.
[ Liz covers Dom’s hand with hers ]
Liz: Wouldn’t it?
[ Liz walks through the warehouse where the secret hospital is hidden ]
[ Text inset: I MAY FINALLY LEARN THE TRUTH ]

 
[ Liz exits the warehouse onto the sidewalk ] [ Siren wails ] [ See sees in the rearview mirror of a vehicle that someone is following her. It’s Simms, who works for her mother, Katarina Rostova.
Liz ducks behind a van and then grabs Simms when he nears and slams him against the van ]
Liz: Talk to me.
Simms: Whoa. Wait.
Liz: Yesterday, you were outside my house. The day before, you were outside my daughter’s school. You’re following me – for her. Take me to her. Come on.

 
[ Katarina’s apartment ] [ Knock on door ]
[ Liz and Simms enter ] [ Door closes ] [ Katarina appears ]
Liz: Dom is off-limits.
Katarina: Thank you, Simms.
Liz: Did you hear me? Stay away from him. [ To Simms, as he leaves ] And stop following me.
Katarina: You gave me your orders. Now I’ll give you mine. Don’t pick Dom over me. Knowing what he did–
Liz: What he did? You put him in a coma.
Katarina: Because he stole my life. He trained me, and then he betrayed me. I want my life back. He won’t give it to me.
Liz: After Koslov, the interrogation, when you went away–
Katarina: I went in search of answers, and I found some – why the Townsend Directive is after me.
Liz: Tell me.
Katarina: Are you on my side?
Liz: I’m your daughter.
Katarina: But are you on my side?
[ Cellphone buzzes ] [ Liz’s phone reads “Nick’s Pizza” (Red) ] [ Liz clicks it; Buzzing stops ]
Liz: You know, you say you want answers. Well, so do I. When you’re ready to tell me yours, let me know. Until then, we’ve got nothing to talk about. And stop following me.
[ She lets herself out ]

 
[ Text inset: MEANWHILE AT THE NATIONAL MALL ]
Dembe: Do you think she knows?
Red: That her beloved mother is alive? I’d have to say yes.
Dembe: Which may mean she has taken Elizabeth into her confidence. Which means Elizabeth cannot be in yours.
[ Suddenly, Red doubles over in pain ]
Red: [ Groans ]
[ Dembe gives Red some pills and a flask. Red takes the pills ]

 
Liz: Are you all right?
Red: It’s a beautiful day. You and I are playing well with each other. And I have a case for you. What do you know about the killings this morning in New York?
Liz: I know four people were left dead, including two cops. New York Field Office says it was a botched hit.
Red: On an accountant for criminals. He survived and escaped.
Liz: The accountant?
Red: His name is Frank Merwin.
Liz: You want us to find an accountant?
Red: No. I want you to find the men who facilitated the accountant’s escape – the Kazanjian brothers.
[ Red hands Liz a photo of the Kazanjian brothers ]
[ Text inset: THE KAZANJIAN BROTHERS (NO. 156/157) ]
Red: They provide security to criminals. They’re ruthless and entirely indifferent to the carnage they leave behind.
[ A list of prior killings by the brothers is displayed ]
Red: Even the whisper of a contract with the Kazanjians can deter those with a vested interest from attempting to intervene.
Liz: And you’re interested in these criminal escorts because–?
Red: Because apprehending the Kazanjian brothers will take two bloodthirsty killers off the streets while pointing the FBI to the last-known whereabouts of any number of wanted fugitives.
Liz: That’s why the Task Force should take the case, not why you’re giving it to us.
Red: The Kazanjian brothers – Would you care to hear more?

 
[ The Post Office. Liz briefs the Task Force ]
Liz: Pasha and Nshan Kazanjian. Conceived and born in prison, the only children of a female inmate held at the infamous Perm-36 labor camp. Taken from their mother and placed in a state-run orphanage but raised on the street. Today, they make their living as muscle for hire.
Agent Alina Park: Muscle– Like they’re what, bodyguards for bad guys?
Liz: Yes. Only these bodyguards kill to protect their clients. A missing Indian crime boss, an exiled Thai politician, an accountant who hides millions for criminals – all contracted by the Kazanjian brothers. According to Reddington, the bloodshed in New York this morning was in service of protecting their newest client – Frank Merwin.
Aram: Merwin is an MIT graduate with degrees in quantitative economics and financial mathematics. He’s a forensic accountant who moves money for criminals and criminal syndicates around the world.
Cooper: Merwin’s on the Bureau’s radar, but we’ve never made the case.
Ressler: So why hire the Kazanjians?
Agent Park: Maybe somebody doesn’t like the way he’s been cooking their books.
Liz: Reddington says Merwin is about to go underground, but if we get him first, he can lead us to the brothers.
Ressler: We have a lead.
Aram: Billing address is a PO box in Logan Circle, but last-known residence is in Jarrettsville.
Cooper: Family?
Aram: Ex-wife. One daughter.
Cooper: Ressler, Park, talk to the wife. See what she knows. Keen, Aram, pull Merwin’s financials. See if we can find out whose money this guy’s hiding.
[ They disperse, but Liz catches up to Ressler ]
Liz: I need to ask you something.
Ressler: About what?
Liz: Her.

 
Ressler: Your mother had you followed? Why?
Liz: To get the answers she couldn’t by abducting Dembe’s imam.
Ressler: Can you confirm that?
Liz: She told me she did it.
Ressler: She told you?
Liz: I made the tail, had him take me to her.
Ressler: If you know where she is, Keen, you got to tell Cooper.
Liz: He’ll have her arrested.
Ressler: Yeah, that’s generally what the FBI does to killers.
Liz: If I turn her in, Reddington will get to her.
[ Knock on window. It’s Agent Park, beckoning Ressler ]
Ressler: She’s a wanted fugitive.
Liz: And so is he.
Ressler: Yeah, but he’s got immunity.
[ Ressler leaves ] [ Door closes ]

 
[ The home of Vickie Merwin, Frank Merwin’s ex-wife ]
[ Text inset: ACT #2: THE ESTRANGED WIFE TALKS… ]
Vickie: Have you found him? Is he okay?
Agent Park: We don’t know. We were hoping you could tell us.
Vickie: No. I-I mean, yes, but we’re recently separated. I have no idea where he is. I haven’t spoken to him in nearly two weeks. Last I knew, Frank was traveling for work.
Park: But you knew he was in trouble.
Vickie: He’s an accountant.
Ressler: For criminals. We all know that. And because of his work, he’s in danger. The sooner you are honest with us, the sooner we can try to bring him home.
Vickie: He said he’d taken money.
Park: From a client.
Vickie: He said he needed to leave, and that was over a week ago.
Park: Has his client reached out to you, tried to make contact?
Vickie: No. I don’t know about his work. He doesn’t exactly tell me details.
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[ Text inset: AT THAT MOMENT IN A NO-TELL HOTEL ] [ Frank Merwin calls his daughter ]
Frank Merwin: Hey, kiddo, it’s me.
[ Pearl Merwin, a girl of about 10, lies on her bed ]
Pearl: Where are you, Daddy?
Frank: I’m– I’m out of town, sweetheart.
Pearl: When are you coming back?
Frank: Um, I don’t know. But it’s gonna be a while.
Pearl: Before my birthday?
Frank: Sweetheart, I don’t know when I’ll get to see you next. But I need you to know I love you very, very much.
[ Pasha Kazanjian slams the door open ]
Pasha: Give me the phone.
Frank: No, please. My girl–
Pasha: Now.

 
[ Pearl appears in the living room ]
Pearl: Mom?
Vickie: Oh, honey, what’s wrong?
Pearl: It’s Daddy. I talked to him.
Ressler: I’m gonna need to see your phone.

 
[ The Post Office ] [ Knock on door ] [ Aram enters ]
Aram: Guys, I got it, a trace on the call that came into Pearl Merwin’s cellphone.
Liz: Any idea where the call came from?
Aram: A landline in Manassas– the Whitmore Hotel.
Ressler: All right, alert hotel security and local PD. Tell them we’re on our way.
[ Aram leaves ]
Liz: What if he gave us this case just so the Task Force would find her for him?
Ressler: Because he knows you won’t.
Liz: He doesn’t know she and I are talking. And she doesn’t know that he might’ve given us a case that could lead him to her.
Ressler: Which puts you right in the middle.
Liz: The last place I want to be.
Ressler: Well, we gotta chase down this lead.
Liz: I know. I’m just afraid of what we might find when we do.

 
[ Frank Merwin is outside making a call ] [ Ringing ] [ Cellphone rings in Stanley Birch’s chess shop, beeps ]
Stanley Birch: Birch.
Frank: It’s me. It’s Merwin.
[ Birch flips the sign on his shop to “Closed” ]
Birch: What’s going on? That New York incident is all over the news.
Frank: I need to move things up. I can be there by 6:00.
Birch: 6:00? No. I said 9:00.
Frank: I know what you said, but there’s been a change of plans. I spoke to my daughter. The feds were at my house. They know.
Birch: Fine. 6:00.
[ Cellphone beeps ]

 
[ Text inset: MEANWHILE, IN MANASSAS ] [ A sign says “Whitmore Hotel” ]
[ Engine revs ] [ Ressler and Liz pull into the parking lot ]
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[ Liz and Ressler enter. They flash their badges ]
Liz: Agents Ressler and Keen – FBI.
Kathy: Kathy Guard. We spoke on the phone. I printed a list of all our guests. Frank Merwin wasn’t one of them.
[ Ressler holds up a photo ]
Ressler: He look familiar?
Kathy: No, I– What did he do?
[ A guest in the lobby, Mr Krupin, is making a call ]
Mr Krupin: [ Russian accent ] Hey, you got a problem. You got feds in the lobby asking questions.
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[ Nshan Kazanjian is on the other end of the call ]
Nshan Kazanjian: [ In Russian, to Pasha ] They’re here. Feds on site.
Frank Merwin: Hey, what’s going on?
Pasha: [ In English ] We’re done here. Time to leave.
[ The two brothers pick up their pistols ]
Pasha: Let’s go.
[ He grabs Frank and they exit ]
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Liz: [ To Mr Krupin ] You. Hey, who were you talking to?
[ Text inset: SOMETHING’S WRONG. SHE CAN FEEL IT ]
Liz: I asked you a question.
Mr Krupin: My wife. Why?
Liz: Are you staying at this hotel?
Mr Krupin: —
Liz: Sir, answer my question.

[ Sweet’s ♫ “Ballroom Blitz” plays ]
[ ⬇ Go to Full Lyrics ] or [ ♪ Tap square below to play ♪ ]

Kathy: Mr. Krupin’s a guest. He has a block of six rooms upstairs.
Liz: Upstairs where? Where?
[ Getting no answer, Liz takes off running, followed by two uniformed officers ]

♪ All right, fellas, let’s go ♪

Mr Krupin: [ Calling after them ] They’ll kill you both. They’ll kill all of us!

 
[ Ressler runs up the stairs followed by a police officer ]
Ressler: Keen, you got a visual?
Liz: [ On phone ] Nothing yet. Get more units here right now.

♪ Oh, it’s been getting so hard
Livin’ with the things you do to me, ah-ha
My dreams are getting so strange
I’d like to tell you everything I see, mm

♪ Oh, I see a man at the back as a matter of fact
His eyes are red as the sun
And a girl in the corner, let no one ignore her ♪

[ Liz and an officer check the floor. Nothing ]
Liz: Ressler? It’s clear.

♪ ‘Cause she thinks
She’s the passionate one ♪

Liz: They’re gone.
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[ 💥 Gunshots 💥 ] [ The officer behind Ressler is shot ]
[ 💥💥💥 Gunfight between Ressler and the Kazanjians 💥💥💥 in the stairwell ]

♪ Oh, yeah It was like lightning
Everybody was fighting and the music was soothing

Nshan: [ Speaking Russian ] Go back. Go for the elevator. Go. Fast. Go.

♪ And they all started grooving
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

♪ And the man in the back said, ♪

[ The Kazanjians have Merwin with them. They press the button for the elevator ]
Liz: FBI. Put your weapons down.
[ They shoot 💥💥 💥💥💥💥 ] [ But Liz has ducked behind a corner ]

♪ And the girl in the corner said: “Boy, I wanna warn ya”
It’ll turn into a ballroom blitz
Ballroom blitz
Ballroom blitz

[ The elevator doors open. A woman is standing there. Pasha grabs her ]
Liz: Let her go.
[ Ressler kicks through a door and joins Liz ]

♪ Ballroom blitz
Ballroom blitz ♪

[ Woman screams ]
Nshan: [ In Russian ] Pasha, I have the asset.
[ He and Frank Merwin get into the elevator ]
Pasha: Toss your guns. Throw them, or I shoot the woman. I said toss the guns, or I kill her.
Nshan: [ In Russian ] Asset’s clear. Let’s go.
Ressler: Put it down.
Liz: Put the gun down.
Ressler: Put the gun down right now!
[ Woman crying ]
[ Liz gives up her cover and walks slowly toward the Kazanjians ]
[ Text inset: LIZ COULD SENSE SOMETHING, AN INTUITION GNAWING AT HER ]
Liz: Katarina Rostova. Know her? Maddy Tolliver? The Townsend Directive?
[ Pasha and Nshan exchange looks ] [ Pasha and Liz make eye contact. Pasha’s brow furrows ]
[ Pasha shoots the woman 💥 and pushes her into the corridor ]
Woman: Oh! [ Grunts ]

♪ Oh, yeah ♪

[ The elevator doors close ]
Ressler: [ To the woman ] Hold on. You need to hold on.
[ Liz runs down the stairs ]

♪ It was electric, so perfectly hectic ♪

Ressler: [ On his phone ] I need an ambulance. Female gunshot victim. 2424 Salem.

♪ And the band started leaving ♪

[ A man in a hotel uniform appears ]
Ressler: [ To the man ] You, come here now.

♪ ‘Cause they all stopped breathing ♪

Ressler: [ On phone ] Yes, the Whitmore, 2424 Salem.

♪ Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah ♪

Ressler: [ To the uniformed man ] I want you to go to your room, get towels, put pressure on her stomach.

♪ And the man at the back said: “Everyone attack”
And it turned into a ballroom blitz
And the girl in the corner said: “Boy, I wanna warn ya”
It’ll turn into a ballroom blitz
Ballroom blitz ♪

[ Liz runs outside as the Kazanjians’ SUV is leaving ] [ 💥💥 Gunshots to cover 💥💥 ]
[ Ressler comes out, but the Kazanjians are gone ]
Liz: So – this is about my mother.

 
[ Act #3: A CONNECTION EMERGES ]
[ Liz and Ressler and Ressler talk outside the Whitmore ]
Ressler: He didn’t tell you he knows her?
Liz: He didn’t say he knows, but he still told me.
Ressler: With a look.
Liz: I’m telling you, they know her. I was right to suspect there’s a connection. Reddington’s using us to get the Kazanjians so he can get to her.
[ A detective comes out with an evidence bag ]
Detective: Found this broken phone in the stairwell.

 
[ The front desk ]
Ressler: Can I see your lost and found?
Kathy: Sure.
[ There is a phone inside. He inserts the SIM card from it ] [ Cellphone beeps ]
Ressler: Last call was made just before we arrived. An SOS.
Liz: Or a warning. Either way, it was a call to someone he trusted. Get Aram to run a trace.
Ressler: Who are you calling?
Liz: Reddington. It’s time to get out of the middle. [ To Red ] Hey. We need to meet.
Red: I’m on my way to the restaurant.
Liz: I’ll get there as soon as I can.
Red: With a break in the case?
Liz: That depends.
Red: On what?
Liz: On how well you answer some questions.
[ Line clicks, cellphone beeps ]
Dembe: Does Elizabeth have a lead?
Red: I fear she has – a suspicion.

 
[ Cooper’s office ]
[ Mr Krupin sits in an interrogation room. Cooper and Agent Park can see him over video ]
Agent Park: He was at the hotel with the Kazanjian brothers. They paid him to rent the rooms. He doesn’t know anything more. But we were able to ID the Kazanjians off hotel surveillance.
[ She hands photos to Cooper ]
Cooper: Have these been circulated?
Park: To local and state police, every airport, bus, and train station. They’re not getting out.
Cooper: Why come in? The man they’re protecting is from Maryland. Why come here? What are they looking for, or who?
Park: Any news on the shooting victim from the hotel?
Cooper: Shot through the kidney. She’s in surgery. Keen and Ressler– Have they found anything at the scene?

 
[ Aram hops up a flight of stairs at the Post Office, talking on his phone ]
Aram: A lead? Uh, yes. Well, that is, I think so.
Red: [ On phone ] Talk to me.
Aram: It’s, uh– Well, you know.
Red: No, Aram, I don’t. If I did, I wouldn’t be asking you, would I?
Aram: No. The thing is, is, uh, m-maybe I should tell Mr. Cooper first.
Red: This isn’t happening. The name, Aram. What’s the name?
Aram: Stanley Birch.
[ Cellphone beeps ]
Red: [ Dembe ] Stanley Birch. I need you to pay him a visit.

 
[ Cooper’s office ]
Cooper: Stanley Birch.
Aram: He runs a chess shop in Adams Morgan.
Park: Or fronts one. The Kazanjians aren’t taking Merwin there to buy a chess set.
Cooper: Roll out. If Birch has a record, I’ll have it pulled by the time you get there.
Aram: Uh, sir, I, uh, I may have told Mr. Reddington about Birch.
Cooper: And what possessed you to do that?
Aram: Uh, a desire to, you know – uh, live?
Cooper: Get there. First.
[ Park and Aram leave ]

 
[ Stanley Birch’s chess shop ]
[ Bell chimes ] [ The Kazanjian brothers enter with Frank Merwin ]
Birch: In the back. – Just him. [ i.e. just Merwin ]
[ Dembe, Morgan and Chuck appears from the back, guns drawn ]
Frank: I thought we had a deal.
Birch: We do, but “we” don’t. Dembe, thank Raymond for the tip. I’m in his debt. Let’s go.
[ Birch goes to the back of his shop with Frank Merwin ]
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[ Red’s men take the Kazanjian brothers weapons ]
Pasha: Who are you?
Dembe: Let’s go.

 
[ The kitchen of Red’s restaurant ]
Liz: Sorry it took so long, but there’s nowhere to park, and, apparently, the owner is too cheap to hire a valet.
Red: [ Chuckles ] If we had a valet, you’d walk right in. Without one, you park far away, and by the time you get here, you’ve worked up an appetite. Admit it, you’re a little hungry.
Liz: I am. For the truth. Any chance that’s on the menu?
Red: Specialty of the house. I’m never dishonest, only withholding.
Liz: I know you gave us the Kazanjian brothers to find Maddy Tolliver. I know you think she’s alive.
Red: And I know you know I’m not Ilya Koslov.
Liz: I’m past caring who you are.
Red: Really? Then why hire a private investigator to prove it?
Liz: We have a lead on the Kazanjians.
Red: Stanley Birch – The number from the hotel, it belongs to him.
Liz: How do you know that?
Red: We go back a ways. Stanley could make a black bear disappear in a snow bank. Whoever is after Merwin, they’ll never find him.
[ Red picks up a bottle of red wine ]
Liz: Aram told you.
Red: Sensing you wouldn’t bring the Kazanjian brothers to me, I had to make alternate arrangements.
Liz: You sent Dembe. He won’t get there before Park.

 
[ Stanley Birch’s chess shop ]
Officer: Back’s clear. No sign of Birch.
Agent Park: We missed them. Have a local PD set a perimeter.

 
[ The restaurant kitchen ]
Red: I gave you the case to find Maddy Tolliver. I think she’s alive, and I think she means us all harm – you, Agnes, me, Dom, Dembe, his imam.
[ Red pours himself a glass of the red wine ]
Liz: Why?
Red: What difference does it make?
Liz: Does she have a reason to harm us? Did you give her a reason?
Red: I’m sorry, are you upset with me?
Liz: Yes, I am upset with you. All of this is because of whatever it is you did to her.
Red: Don’t put this on me.
Liz: We’re only here because of you.
Red: That’s not t–
Liz: Whatever you did, whatever happened between the two of you has put all of us in this situation.
[ Talking over each other ]
Red: Please. Please. Please, don’t raise your–
Liz: You withhold information. You won’t answer my questions.
Red: It’s not– I-I don’t– Yeah, you’ve never heard–
Liz: You won’t tell me the truth.
Red: –me raise my voice. But I’m trying to tell you, this is not my fault.
[ Red’s hand is shaking ]
Red: Do you understand? This is not my f– It’s not– [ Groans ] It’s not my–
[ The wine bottle falls to the floor and shatters ]
Red: It’s– [ Coughs ]
[ Red falls onto the pool of wine ]
Red: [ Mumbling ] It’s not– It’s not–
Chef Guillermo: What is it?
Liz: What’s happening? Reddington, can you hear me?
Chef Guillermo: Is he all right?
Liz: [ Distorted ] Reddington, can you hear me? Reddington, can you hear me?
[ Text inset: BUT HE CAN’T HEAR HER. HE CAN’T SEE. NOTHING IS MAKING SENSE ]
Chef Guillermo: [ Muffled ] Someone should call 911.
Liz: I need a car. Yours. Anyone’s.
Chef Guillermo: We come by bus.
[ Liz makes a call ] [ Dialing ]
Liz: [ On phone ] Are you still having me followed?

 
[ Red is helped semi-conscious out of the back of the building by Katarina’s man Simms and another man to a waiting car ] [ Katarina opens the back door of the car ]
Katarina: [ Echoing ] Get in.
[ Red ends up in the back seat, between Katarina and Liz, his head on Katarina’s lap ]
Liz: [ To Simms ] The building where you found me this morning, we need to get him there now.
[ ⚡️Tires screech⚡️ ] [ Engine revs ]

 
[ Text inset: ACT #4: RACING AGAINST TIME… ]
Liz: Now you’re following me, too?
Katarina: Simms, me, both of us, others. It’s a team effort.
Liz: That doesn’t make it okay.
Katarina: You know I didn’t have to help.
Liz: [ To driver ] Take Fullerton. It’s faster. [ To Katarina ] So why did you help?
Katarina: Because he’s important to you and because he was once important to me. I don’t want him to die.
[ Red tries to sit up ]
Liz: No. No, no, no, no, no, no, it’s– it’s okay. Y-You don’t– Uh, we’re getting you help.
[ Liz pushes Red’s head back down onto Katarina’s lap ]
Liz: You nearly bled him to death.
Katarina: For a truth that could save my life.
Liz: [ Distorted ] You know I have no idea what’s wrong with him– a tumor, cancer. Indigestion. [ Not distorted ] I see him every day, and I haven’t got a clue. You two, the truths you won’t share, the secrets you keep, I’m tired of it, of being caught in the middle.
Katarina: Do you know what the Sikorsky Archive is?
Liz: Don’t start, not unless you’re willing to go all the way.
Katarina: It’s a blackmail file.
Liz: I’m serious. I’d rather hear no truth than a half-truth.
Katarina: It has compromising information on very powerful people. I’ve been accused of stealing it. He knows I didn’t. I think he knows who did.
[ Red is semi-awake, his vision and hearing distorted ]
Liz: Which you want him to tell you. That’s the truth you’re looking for? This Archive?
Katarina: There’s a bounty on my head. And there will be until I’m dead or I can prove I don’t have the Archive.
Liz: Does he know that?
Katarina: Of course. And he still won’t say.
Liz: [ To driver ] Can’t you go any faster?
[ The driver steps on the gas ]
Katarina: I didn’t think you were caught in the middle, not after you saved my life.
[ Liz puts her hand on Red’s ]
Liz: It’s complicated.
Katarina: Seems simple to me. I’m trying to save his life, even though he won’t lift a finger to help save mine.

 
[ Pasha Kazanjian sits at a table across from Dembe ] [ In the next room, a man is screaming ]
Dembe: If I had a brother, I would do anything for him. You can make it stop by telling me where she is.
Pasha: [ Russian accent ] Does Townsend know that you faked Katarina’s death?
Dembe: No, he does not. 🔘 [See Note]
Pasha: So he didn’t send you.
Dembe: Where is she?
Pasha: I don’t know.
[ Screaming continues ]
Pasha: But I know someone who does. We faked her death for a cut of Townsend’s bounty. We got our piece, but we still owe hers. We’re supposed to pay it through an intermediary – Wayne Otte. We pay him, he pays her.
Dembe: Which means he knows where she is.
[ Screaming continues ]
Pasha: Make it stop.
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[ Cart squeaking ]
[ Mr Brimley exits the interrogation room wheeling a cart with a tape-player on it ]
Brimley: Soundtrack to “Skloni Hala Chalya”–
[ Brimley clicks the tape-player back on ]
Tape player: [ Man screaming ]
Brimley: –Russian horror flick. It’s no “Gunga Din,” but the screams? Like 102 minutes of my Uncle Saul passing a stone the size of a Torah scroll.
[ Brimley clicks off the tape-player ]
Pasha: I don’t understand. My brother.
[ Nshan is escorted from the room. His mouth is gagged ]
[ Dembe’s cellphone rings, beeps ]
Dembe: Hello?
[ Text inset: THEN, TROUBLING NEWS ABOUT REDDINGTON’S CONDITION. ]
Dembe: What? When? I’m on my way.
[ Cellphone beeps ]
Dembe: [ To Pasha ] Set a meeting with Otte. I want to know the where and the when. Or the next time your brother screams will be for real.

 
[ Liz visits Dom in the clandestine hospital in the warehouse ]
Liz: I’m back. And I brought you company.
[ Red is in the next room talking to Dr Clemons ]
Liz: And questions– more questions. More secrets.
⋘⋙
[ Dr Clemons enters ]
Dr Clemons: The weaning is going well. He could be up and around in no time.
Liz: So he’s really on the mend. That’s great. What about Reddington? We did an MRI. He had a cerebral edema, which we treated with–
Liz: Sorry, I didn’t mean what are his symptoms. I meant, what’s the cause? What’s wrong with him?
Dr Clemons: I, uh, can’t say.
Liz: Because he told you not to?
[ Text inset: YES, THAT’S EXACTLY WHAT HE INSTRUCTED. ]

 
[ Liz enters the room where Red sits with Dembe ]
Red: I’ve had the most interesting headache. Colors and images. An acid trip – but with pain.
Liz: I’m glad you can joke about it. It terrified me.
Red: Thank you for getting me here.
Liz: I had help.
Red: Did you?
[ Red’s left hand trembles uncontrollably; he hides his hand so Liz won’t see ]
Red: We were talking about her.
Liz: No. You were yelling at me about her, and then you collapsed.
Red: She’s a threat. Or she was.
Liz: Was?
Red: Wayne Otte. He knows how to find her, and I know how to find him.
Liz: Because Dembe got to the Kazanjians first.
Red: [ Exhales ] I should rest.
Liz: Right.
Red: It’ll be over soon. I promise. It’s for the best.
[ Liz leaves the room ]
⋘⋙
Dembe: That was a risk.
Red: I need to know where Elizabeth stands. So I put bait on the hook.
Dembe: And if she bites?
Red: Then I know she stands against me.

 
[ Cooper’s office ]
Red: [ On phone ] Take the win, Harold.
Cooper: You tasked us to find the Kazanjians. We didn’t.
Red: No. I did.
Cooper: And Stanley Birch is gone. That’s not a win. I’m not even sure it’s a pyrrhic victory.
Red: Frank Merwin has information on hundreds of high-value clients. He’s keeping it in a briefcase handcuffed to his wrist as an insurance policy. Find Merwin, and you find his clients’ secrets.
Cooper: Park: And the Kazanjians?
Red: Frank Merwin. The Black Oak helipad in Loudoun County.
Cooper: You don’t want to talk about it. Fine. Then listen. I’ve spoken with Elizabeth. I know you’re using the Kazanjians to get to Maddy Tolliver. I know she’s alive, and I know she’s Agent Keen’s mother. I am also all but certain that when you do get to her, you intend on killing her. And that, to be completely clear, is a non-starter. I’m serious. You can’t touch her mother.
Red: And I won’t. You have my word.
Cooper: Then what are you going to do to her?
Red: The Black Oak helipad. As one of my favorite people likes to say, get there, now.
[ Cellphone beeps ]

 
[ An office at the Post Office ]
Liz: Why would he tell me about Wayne Otte? Why let me know that he could get to my mother?
Ressler: Either because he trusts that you wouldn’t do anything to stop him or because he knows you can’t.
Liz: But I can stop him, and I think he knows it. I can pick up the phone and warn her off, tell her not to send Otte.
Ressler: Forget about what he knows or he doesn’t know. What you know is this– You call her, and she lives. You don’t, she dies.
[ Cooper enters ]
Cooper: I need you two in Loudoun County with Park. She has the details on Frank Merwin.
Liz: You spoke to Reddington?
Cooper: I did and told him your mother was off-limits. He assured me that he understood.
Liz: He always says that.
Cooper: Do you believe him?
Liz: I don’t know who to believe or what to do.
Ressler: You went to Reddington to find your footing, to get out of the middle. Then he collapses, and she saves him.
Cooper: What’s your point?
Ressler: Well, my point is that you got to decide between the two of them, and I’m just wondering, does the fact that she rescued him tip the scales any?
Liz: [ Sighs ]

 
[ Red talks to the Kazanjian brothers ]
Red: Okay, I have to confess, you completely fooled me. I mean, I thought she was dead as a beaver hat, with the gunshots and dragging her off and convincing Townsend. To be honest, it didn’t even occur to me the whole thing was an act for me. And what did I do? I bit like a bass on a top-water lure. It was clever. I mean, really clever, guys. Bravo. If I don’t end up killing the two of you, you should maybe consider the stage. Everyone loves a brother act. The Kazanjian Brothers – so vaudevillian.
Nshan: We set the meeting with Otte. What else do you want?
Red: I want him to show.
Nshan: I told you, we set the meeting.
Red: You’re not the variable I’m worried about.
Dembe: Raymond, it’s time.
[ Dembe motions and Chuck Morgan escorts the Kazanjians out ]
⋘⋙
Red: I can feel it. She’s not with me.

 
[ Liz places a call ] [ Cellphone beeps, dialing ] [ Ringing ]
Ressler: We’re heading out.
Liz: On my way.
[ Ressler leaves ]
[ Katarina picks up ]
Liz: He’s on to you.
Katarina: Elizabeth.
Liz: Reddington knows. About you, the Kazanjians.
Katarina: Okay, back up.
[ Agent Park walks up ]
Agent Park: [ To Liz ] Let’s go.
Liz: [ To Park ] Uh, it’s Agnes. She fell at school.
Park: Is everything okay?
Liz: Yeah, she’s fine. It’s just I think she’s scared.
Park: You go. Take care of it. Ressler and I can cover.
Liz: Okay.
[ Liz resumes talking to Katarina ]
Liz: He gave us a case, which led him to the Kazanjians, and, I don’t know, he must have threatened them or something, but they admitted that they were delivering a payment that was meant for you to someone named Wayne Otte.
Katarina: Reddington knows about Otte?
Liz: A fact he normally would keep to himself, but he didn’t. He’s testing me – us. He wants to know if I’m helping you.
Katarina: And if Otte doesn’t show, he knows you are.
Liz: Which I don’t care about. All I care about is that if Otte does show, Reddington will use him to get to you. I got to go, but you got to call it off. Otte cannot meet with Reddington.
⋘⋙
[ Katarina makes a call ] [ Cellphone beeps, dialing ] [ Cellphone rings, beeps ]
Wayne Otte: Hello?
Katarina: Where are you?
Otte: On my way to the Kazanjians. Why?
Katarina: We may have a situation.

 
[ Frank Merwin is in the backseat of a car being driven along a wooded highway in Loudoun County. Merwin reviews the items provided to him by Stanley Birch ]
[ Birch makes a call to Merwin. The call serves as a voice-over as Merwin reviews the items Birch provided to him ]

Birch: [ Voice-over ] Hello, Mr. Merwin. This is Birch. We need to move swiftly, as time is working against us. I have a car on its way to you now. Inside, you will find all your necessary documents and cash for your travels. The car will take you to my custodian, who will see that you make it to your transport. Our pilot will escort you to Dulles. From there, a jet will take you to Caracas and on to Madrid.—

[ Text inset: ACT #5: THE GET-AWAY ]

Birch: [ Continuing ] —Box 724 at Banco Chamberi has keys to the apartment on Calle de Velazquez. Again, we must move quickly, as the dibbles are closing in fast.—

[ The car stops on the side of the road. Merwin gets out ]
⋘⋙
[ Ressler and Park give instructions to the TAC Team that is assembled near The Black Oak helipad in Loudoun County ]
Ressler: To the best of our knowledge, the property doubles as a safe house. Anticipate cameras and armed security.
[ Park points out positions on a map ]
Park: Alpha Team, we approach from the south here and here. Bravo enters from the north here, here, and here.
⋘⋙
[ Merwin walks with his briefcase through the woods toward the helipad ]

Birch: [ Continuing voice-over ] —There you will find all necessary financials, along with the dossier on your education, work, travel histories, and family life. Safe travels, and best of luck, Mr. Merwin.

[ Stanley Birch ends his call. Dembe gets out of a car that has pulled up to Birch’s chess shop ]
Dembe: Our driver will take you to the tarmac. Edward will have you airborne in a matter of minutes.
Birch: Thank you, Dembe.

 
TAC Agent: [ On comms ] Bravo Team, we’ve got a visual on the chopper.
Ressler: It’s got to be his exfil. We move now. Go, go, go!
TAC Agent: [ On comms ] Clear. We have location confirmed.
⋘⋙
[ The helicopter lands. Frank Merwin walks toward it ]
⋘⋙
[ The TAC team makes its move ]
— Move, move!
Ressler: Stop! FBI!
— Hold it!
Ressler: Turn around, put your hands in the air! Hands!
[ Merwin turns around but walks backwards toward the copter, until he is directly underneath its whirling blades ]
Park: Stop! Stop moving. Hey, let me see hands!
[ Agents in TAC gear with rifles move closer ]
Ressler: Get on the ground! I said, get down! What’s in the briefcase? Put the briefcase down.
[ Merwin raises one arm. With his left hand, he unlatches the briefcase. The thousands of bills and notes inside are sucked up by the helicopter blades and go flying everywhere ]
[ Frank Merwin kneels down on the ground ] [ Indistinct shouting ]

 
[ Text inset: DOCTOR’S ORDERS… ] [ Dr Clemons talks to Red ]
Dr Clemons: I’m not gonna minimize how serious this latest incident was or that it’s your second one this month. But adjusting the meds should take care of the tremors. Other than that, my prescription is rest. And honesty.
Red: Are you my doctor or my conscience?
Dr Clemons: Liz asked about your condition. I think it’s unhealthy to keep it secret from the people who care about you.
Red: In my position, it’s not easy to know who cares and who wants to cut your throat.

 
[ Red’s cellphone rings, beeps ]
Red: Tell me.

Dembe: Raymond, he showed. Otte – He’s here. She didn’t warn him off.
[ Some distance away, a door opens. Wayne Otte gets out. He walks up to the Kazanjians ]
Pasha Kazanjian: You have the account number?
[ Otte gives Pasha a slip of paper ]
Otte: She wants 75 grand to go to the first account. The balance goes to the second.
[ Device beeping. The money is transferred ]
Dembe: You underestimated Elizabeth. She’s on your side after all.

 
[ An interrogation room at the Post Office ]
Ressler: There’s no point in staying silent.
Liz: Our agents are reviewing the documents we recovered as we speak.
Ressler: We will make a case against you.
Frank Merwin: In that case I’m not sure what you are so worried about.
Ressler: We are not worried. We just want to let you know that we are working to put you behind bars for as long as is possible.
Liz: If you cooperate, that couild change.
Frank: Do either of you think that I’m really worried about your case?
Ressler: You are going to prison Frank.
Frank: For a while. I’ll get a few years. Good behavior, early parole, but soon enough I’ll be out, you know why? Because I’m very, very good in what I do.
Ressler: Hmm. And yet you’re here with us.
Frank: The only way you’ll be able to link me to any criminal wrongdoings is through any shred of financial data you may recover. But what you don’t seem to understand is that I move money for incredibly powerful people. Yes, some are cartels and hit men and white-collar criminals.
Liz: Who want you dead because you stole from them.
Frank: But I also represent corrupt cops, dirty politicians, judges for sale. All these people want to protect me, not because they care about me, because they care about themselves.
Liz: I think we’re done here.
Frank: Yes, I agree. But remember, I know you feds aren’t all as squeaky clean as you want the world to believe.
Liz: What’s that supposed to mean?
Frank: Probably nothing for either of you. You’re by the book, aboveboard. I’m sure there’s no way my arrest can implicate either of you. So, yes.
Liz: Yes?
Frank: Yes. We’re finished here.

 
[ Red exits the warehouse with the secret hospital and gets into the car with Dembe ]
[ Siren wailing in distance ] [ Car door closes ]
Red: Otte gave you an account number?
Dembe: Two, actually. Of her share of the bounty, $75,000 was transferred to the first account. The rest went to her personally at the second number.
Red: So she’s paying someone.
Dembe: Otte didn’t know who.
Red: And the Kazanjian brothers?
Dembe: Chuck and Morgan took them for a drive.
[ Red calls Liz ] [ Dialing, ringing ]
Red: Elizabeth, I have a lead.
Liz: You do? Tell me what happened.
Red: Otte happened.
Liz: Otte? He showed?
Red: You sound surprised.
Liz: No, I’m just– Was he helpful?
Red: Tell me about Merwin.
Liz: He refuses to cooperate. Otte – Was he helpful?
Red: Yes. Very. Thanks to you.
Liz: I didn’t do anything.
Red: No, but you could have. To be honest, I thought you would – call her, take her side. But you didn’t. You took mine.
Liz: Well, I– How you feeling?
Red: [ Chuckles ] Happy as a seagull with a french fry.

 
[ Knock on Katarina’s door ] [ Katarina opens it ] [ Liz walks in, past her ]
Liz: I don’t understand. I warned you.
Katarina: Yes.
Liz: I told you Reddington knew about Otte and to call off the meeting.
Katarina: You want to know why I didn’t.
Liz: No, I want you to know what happened because you didn’t. Otte gave Reddington a way to find you.
Katarina: I’m sure he did.
Liz: Because you let him.
Katarina: Which I did because I’m sure you were right. It was a test. To see if you were really in the middle. If I’d warned Otte off, Raymond would know that you weren’t. Sure, Otte gave him intel on how to find me, but I know that and can defend against it. But what Raymond doesn’t know – is that you’re not in the middle. Are you?
[ Liz sits down next to Katarina ]
Liz: I’m on your side.
Katarina: And he can’t defend against that.
[ Cellphone buzzing ]
[ Liz reads a text from Dr Clemons: “Vitals good. Grandfather awake soon.” ]
Katarina: Everything okay?
Liz: Yeah. Everything’s good.

 
[ Liz visits Dom ]
Liz: Hey. Doctors say you’re gonna wake up soon. When you do, I need you to know the person who did this to you, my mother, I’m on her side now. I’m committed to helping her find the truth she’s looking for. Anyone who is in her way is in my way. That includes you. And that includes Reddington.
⋘⋙
[ Liz leaves Dom, then ascends flights of utility staircases in the old warehouse ]
Liz: [ Voice-over ] It’s strange. I was afraid earlier of that darkness I was telling you about. I’ve always feared it. Ever since Reddington entered my life, I’ve worried that his darkness might somehow overtake me, that it might just swallow me whole.
[ Liz emerges through a door onto the roof of the building ]
Liz: But now that I’m here, I’m not afraid. In fact, I embrace this part of me and wherever it takes us on our way to the truth. You and me and Reddington, I’m at peace with that. I embrace that. I consider it my destiny.
[ Liz goes to a ledge overlooking the darkened city. She puts one leg up on the ledge ]

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Liz: Mother, it’s me. I’m ready.
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— Stay safe.
— I know everything’s scary right now.
— We will heal from this.
— We hope you are with your families.
— Special shout-out to my sister Nicole.
— Hi, Mom and Dad and Jenny.
— For my 79-year-old mom on Oahu.
— Stay safe, and we’ll see everybody soon.
— Say, “Stay safe.” Stay safe.
— We’re coming back at you–
— For season eight.
— These suspects are some of your grip department.
— We can’t wait to get back to making it.
— So stay home, “Blacklist” family.
— Be safe, everyone.
— Keep washing your hands.
— And we will see you–
— For season eight.
— Got it covered.
— We can’t wait to get back to work.
— Thanks for watching “The Blacklist.”
— See ya next season.
— Get there now.
— Cheers.

 

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Trivia: Whoa! What is this? Dembe faked Katarina’s death? It’s definitely Pasha’s voice asking
[ confirmed in the subtitles ] and Dembe answering. Listen to the scene yourself. Either this is some earth-shattering revelation that would have been delved into in the three episodes they had to cut, or the script had a typo or the actors screwed up their lines. For now, I’m assuming it’s one of the latter, because it just doesn’t make any sense to me otherwise.
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♫ Ballroom Blitz
By Sweet

Are you ready, Steve? Uh-ha!
Andy? Yeah!
Mick? Okay.
All right, fellows, let’s go!

♪ Oh, it’s been getting so hard
Livin’ with the things you do to me, ah-ha
My dreams are getting so strange
I’d like to tell you everything I see, mm

♪ Oh, I see a man at the back as a matter of fact
His eyes are red as the sun
And a girl in the corner, let no one ignore her
‘Cause she thinks she’s the passionate one

♪ Oh yeah, it was like lightning
Everybody was frightening
And the music was soothing
And they all started grooving
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

♪ And the man at the back said: “Everyone attack”
And it turned into a ballroom blitz
And the girl in the corner said: “Boy, I wanna warn ya”
It’ll turn into a ballroom blitz
Ballroom blitz
Ballroom blitz
Ballroom blitz
Ballroom blitz

♪ Oh, I’m reaching out for something
Touching nothing’s all I ever do
Oh, I softly call you over
When you appear, there’s nothing left of you, ah-ha

♪ Now the man at the back is ready to crack
As he raises his hands to the sky
And the girl in the corner is everyone’s mourner
She could kill you with a wink of her eye

♪ Oh yeah, it was electric
So frantically hectic
And the band started leaving
‘Cause they all stopped breathing
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

♪ And the man at the back said: “Everyone attack”
And it turned into a ballroom blitz
And the girl in the corner said: “Boy, I wanna warn ya”
It’ll turn into a ballroom blitz
Ballroom blitz

♪ Oh yeah, it was like lightning
Everybody was frightening
And the music was soothing
‘Cause they all started grooving
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

♪ And the man at the back said: “Everyone attack”
And it turned into a ballroom blitz
And the girl in the corner said: “Boy, I wanna warn ya”
It’ll turn into a ballroom blitz
Ballroom blitz
Ballroom blitz
Ballroom blitz
Ballroom blitz

♪ It’s, it’s a ballroom blitz
It’s, it’s a ballroom blitz
It’s, it’s a ballroom blitz
Yeah, it’s a ballroom blitz

🎹 Return to where this song occurs in script above
Lyrics and Credits: http://bit.ly/2Z8YCBe
YouTube: https://youtu.be/ewFBuYHldeY

 


 

♫ Painted Black
By The Rolling Stones

♪ I see a red door and I want it painted black
No colors anymore, I want them to turn black
I see the girls walk by, dressed in their summer clothes
I have to turn my head until my darkness goes

♪ I see a line of cars and they’re all painted black
With flowers and my love both never to come back
I see people turn their heads and quickly look away
Like a newborn baby, it just happens everyday

♪ I look inside myself and see my heart is black
I see my red door and must have it painted black
Maybe then I’ll fade away and not have to face the facts
It’s not easy facing up when your whole world is black

♪ No more will my green sea go turn a deeper blue
I could not foresee this thing happening to you
If I look hard enough into the setting sun
My love will laugh with me before the morning comes

♪ I see a red door and I want it painted black
No colors anymore, I want them to turn black
I see the girls walk by, dressed in their summer clothes
I have to turn my head until my darkness goes

♪ Hmm, hmm, hmm…

♪ I wanna see it painted, painted black
Black as night, black as coal
I wanna see the sun blotted out from the sky
I wanna see it painted, painted, painted, painted black

Yeah!

♪ Hmm, hmm, hmm…

🎹 Return to where this song occurs in script above
Lyrics and Credits: http://bit.ly/2LA5bEZ
YouTube: https://youtu.be/O4irXQhgMqg

 

 

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⭕ Easy-Search Scripts updated thru Episode 7:19 The Kazanjian Brothers https://wp.me/pDKwi-9MZ#kazanjian #TheBlacklist @NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/BlacklistDCd/status/1262743128756195329?s=20/photo/1

 
 

 
 

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