🔴 Season 4 Storybook: Episodes 1-20 of 22

This feature tells the story of each episode using the best lines and selected scenes illustrated with enhanced screenshots. The important storylines are emphasized and may be clearer than in the full scripts. From time to time, due to length constraints, I have to omit scenes I love.

Bi-directional navigation (⇈ ⇊ or ⇇ ⇉) lets you navigate through the ❣Storybook❣ by episode, or find the major features for a given episode (EW recap, Photo Gallery, Storybook and Script).


🔴 Start at Ep 4:1 and read through or use the navigation links.

🔴 Episode 4:1 Esteban: 🎯 EW recap ¤ 🌅 Photo Gallery ¤ 📚❣STORYBOOK ¤ 📒 Script

🔴 Episode 4:2 Mato 🎯 EW recap ¤ 🌅 Photo Gallery ¤ 📚❣STORYBOOK ¤ 📒 Script

🔴 Episode 4:3 Miles McGrath: 🎯 EW recap ¤ 🌅 Photo Gallery ¤ 📚 ❣STORYBOOK ¤ 📒 Script

🔴 Episode 4:4 Gaia 🎯 EW recap ¤ 🌅 Photo Gallery ¤ 📚 ❣STORYBOOK ¤ 📒 Script

🔴 Episode 4:5 Lindquist Concern 🎯 EW recap ¤ 🌅 Photo Gallery ¤ 📚 ❣STORYBOOK ¤ 📒 Script

🔴 Episode 4:6 The Thrushes 🎯 EW recap ¤ 🌅 Photo Gallery ¤ 📚 ❣STORYBOOK ¤ 📒 Script

🔴 Episode 4:7 Dr Adrian Shaw 🎯 EW recap ¤ 🌅 Photo Gallery ¤ 📚 ❣STORYBOOK ¤ 📒 Script

🔴 Episode 4:8 Dr Adrian Shaw Pt 2 🎯 EW recap ¤ 🌅 Photo Gallery ¤ 📚 ❣STORYBOOK ¤ 📒 Script

🔴 Episode 4:9 Lipet’s Seafood Company 🎯 EW recap ¤ 🌅 Photo Gallery ¤ 📚 ❣STORYBOOK ¤ 📒 Script

🔴 Episode 4:10 The Forecaster 🎯 EW recap ¤ 🌅 Photo Gallery ¤ 📚 ❣STORYBOOK ¤ 📒 Script

🔴 Episode 4:11 The Harem 🎯 EW recap ¤ 🌅 Photo Gallery ¤ 📚 ❣STORYBOOK ¤ 📒 Script

🔴 Episode 4:12 Natalie Luca 🎯 EW recap ¤ 🌅 Photo Gallery ¤ 📚 ❣STORYBOOK ¤ 📒 Script

🔴 Episode 4:13 Isabella Stone 🎯 EW recap ¤ 🌅 Photo Gallery ¤ 📚 ❣STORYBOOK ¤ 📒 Script

🔴 Episode 4:14 The Architect 🎯 EW recap ¤ 🌅 Photo Gallery ¤ 📚 ❣STORYBOOK ¤ 📒 Script

🔴 Episode 4:15 The Apothecary 🎯 EW recap ¤ 🌅 Photo Gallery ¤ 📚 ❣STORYBOOK ¤ 📒 Script

🔴 Episode 4:16 Dembe Zuma 🎯 EW recap ¤ 🌅 Photo Gallery ¤ 📚 ❣STORYBOOK ¤ 📒 Script

🔴 Episode 4:17 Requiem 🎯 EW recap ¤ 🌅 Photo Gallery ¤ 📚 ❣STORYBOOK ¤ 📒 Script

🔴 Episode 4:18 Philomena 🎯 EW recap ¤ 🌅 Photo Gallery ¤ 📚 ❣STORYBOOK ¤ 📒 Script

🔴 Episode 4:19 Dr Bogdan Krilov 🎯 EW recap ¤ 🌅 Photo Gallery ¤ 📚 ❣STORYBOOK ¤ 📒 Script

🔴 Episode 4:20 The Debt Collector 🎯 EW recap ¤ 🌅 Photo Gallery ¤ 📚 ❣STORYBOOK ¤ 📒 Script

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⭕ Next: 4:21-22 Mr Kaplan, Parts 1 & 2 (Season Finale)

⬆ Go to Top ¤ ⬅️ Previous Episode

Blurb: Mr (Kate) Kaplan’s war on Red heads for a showdown even as the Task Force faces a new threat, zealot Agent Julian Gale.

The two-hour Season Finale of The Blacklist airs on Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 8:00pm CT.


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🔴 Storybook 4:20 The Debt Collector

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Episode 4:20 The Debt Collector 🎯 EW recap ¤ 🌅 Photo Gallery ¤ 📒 Script


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Blurb: Liz has been taken, forcing an alliance between Red and Mr Kaplan who promised to ‘put him in the ground.’


Red: Baldur!
Baldur Magnusson: What are you doing here? …
Red: You’re not still upset about our little misunderstanding, are you?
Baldur: You wanted to kill me.
Red: Prepared. I was prepared to kill you. Being
prepared for something doesn’t necessarily speak to desire, and here we are. Congratulations. … My accountant’s untimely demise left the door wide open for you to purchase that fleet of cruise ships for a song.
Baldur: …I know what happened with Von Hauser. Everyone does. That’s why you’re here, isn’t it? For safe passage?
Red: Yes. Werner’s death has cost me my travel routes in and out of the continent.… I have urgent business in the States and no way to get there. …
Baldur, you and I are deal-makers. We buy low and sell high. Getting that cruise line on the cheap was better than sex with your mistress. Either of them.
Baldur: [ Chuckles ]
Red: I’m a little down on my luck. A penny stock. Invest in me now and when I rise, you’ll be able to afford three mistresses.
Baldur: I may have something in steerage. …

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Red: He’s known as the Debt Collector, a mercenary paid to exact revenge.
Liz: Exact revenge on me? For what?
Red: All I can tell you is he’s coming to Washington.
Liz: But who hired him? Mr. Kaplan?
Red: No. Kate may be targeting people around you, but not you. Someone else put him up to this. Unfortunately, I’m in no position to help. … You need to take this to Cooper.
Liz: Are you sure?
Red: … I have eyes and ears everywhere. And they tell me the Debt Collector is coming for you, which means he’s the next Blacklister.
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Liz: The Debt Collector is an avenging angel who’s hired to exact poetic revenge. His terms are simple – whatever the perceived crime, he exacts an equal measure of punishment.
Samar: A pound of flesh. An extra-legal way to even the score.
Cooper: …Does Reddington have a lead?
Liz: Just a 15-year-old murder story about a Senator’s daughter who bought cocaine laced with ketamine. Ultimately, she passed out on the beach and drowned when the tide came
Samar: Reddington says the Senator hired the Debt Collector to get revenge.
Liz: Against the kid who sold her the drugs, Tyler Obermeir. Story has it, the Senator wanted him to die exactly like his daughter did. …
Aram: So exactly where did she die?
Liz: Long Beach, under the pier.
Cooper: Alert local authorities. Tell them to start digging. …
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Liz: What do we got?
Man: One hell of an informant is what you got. Whoever tipped you two had incredible specifics. 15 years later, it’s a miracle we found anything.
Liz: The body hasn’t decomposed.
Expert: Desiccation must’ve slowed the decay. Airtight. He mummified. …
Liz: After all this time, you think toxicology could give us anything on the killer?
Expert: [I]t’s gonna take time. … Two weeks. 10 days if we throw everything we got at it.
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Red: Elizabeth, tell me something good.
Liz: We found Tyler Obermeir, but even if toxicology can tell us something about the killer, this Debt Collector, it’s gonna take some time.
Red: We don’t have time. … Elizabeth, … when it comes to the matters of death and necropsy, there is one
technician who has gifts that simply cannot be matched.
Kate Kaplan: [ Answers phone ] How did you get this number?
Red: Kate, I need your services.
Kate: Said the spider to the fly.
Red: I wish I were that clever. This is for Elizabeth. I need you to look at a body. …
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Kate: Raymond notified me that the Bureau may require my assistance.
Cooper: You’re wanted for crimes ranging from kidnapping to murder. We are not offering you a deal in exchange for your assistance.
Kate: … The body from the beach. Tell me about him.
Cooper: He was murdered by the man we believe is hunting Agent Keen. …
Kate: I’ll examine the body under terms and conditions that guarantee my freedom. I can’t very well protect Elizabeth from prison.
Liz: I don’t need your protection.
Kate: You do know why you’re being hunted by the Debt Collector, don’t you? … It’s because you’re in
Raymond’s life. As long as you are, killers will be in yours.
Cooper: What are your terms and conditions?
Kate: I need you to dead drop the body.
Samar: Dead drop a corpse?
Kate: Sounds fun, doesn’t it? … If the transport goes as expected, the body will be delivered to me for examination. …
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[ Door slams ] [ Men roll in a mummified corpse and lift it onto a steel table ]
Kate Kaplan: Thank you. You can leave us.
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Ressler: New digs, nice. You get tired of the, uh, ice rink?
Julian Gale: The crime scene’s been officially processed. B-But these these bodies, they’re still talking to me. You want to know what they’re saying?
Ressler: You tell me. You’re the ghost whisperer.
Gale: They’re saying that Reddington is untouchable. I mean, these were powerful people, Donnie, yet they’re all here. Why? Hmm? Because they crossed Reddington. Because they informed on him. Because they- they actually thought that they could defy him. [ Laughs ] Now the living- the living are telling a whole different story.
Ressler: This is about Keen helping him. That’s not a story. I mean, that’s a fairy tale.
Gale: … I’m talking about Reddington’s
cleaner. She unearthed 86 of his victims. 86. You know what that tells me? That she thinks he’s touchable. And if she thinks he’s touchable, I’m willing to bet that others
do as well. Let’s find out, Donnie. Come on. …
Ressler: Where are we going, Julian?
Gale: Federal Building. We have an appointment with Marvin Gerard.
Ressler: Reddington’s lawyer?
Gale: Yeah. How’d you know that?
Ressler: Come on, how many years did we track him for?
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Kate: … The man you’re looking for is Edgar Grant. … He left no trace evidence and did everything he could to make sure the body was never found, which is how I found him. Zeolite.
Cooper: Zeolite?
Kate: Mr. Obermeir died of suffocation, which tells us nothing. The tell is in how he was buried. Zeolite absorbed the odors from the decaying body, which is why he wasn’t found.
Zeolite is commonly used to control odors in hospitals and schools. … He’s a janitor.
Aram: Grant works at Horizon Middle School in Fairfax County. …
Cooper: Get a last known address. Navabi, Keen, get there.
Kate: Not Elizabeth. The Debt Collector’s looking for her.
Cooper: She’s right. It’s too dangerous. … [Y]ou should be at the safe house with Agnes. We’ll notify you when we have Grant in custody. …
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Grant: Edgar’s working late. There’s a dance at the school tonight. Is my husband in some kind of trouble? …
[ Samar tries a locked door ]
Samar: What’s in here, Mrs. Grant?
Mrs Grant: Edgar’s antiques.
Samar: Antiques?
Mrs Grant: He’s a collector– garage and estate sales. It’s where he dilly dallies, his workshop. Edgar says the collection’s quite valuable.
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[ Switch clicks, lights humming ] [ Footsteps descend stairs ]
[ Shelves are stacked with bottles of liquid in various shades of yellow. In them appear to be fossils of some sort … or body parts ]
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[ Line ringing ]
Samar: Hey, it’s me. Is everything okay?
Liz: Under control. Red’s people took Agnes … to the safe house. I’m headed there now. I just have to pack a bag. What’s going on?
Samar: We found his place. This guy, Liz, he’s a special
kind of strange.
Liz: Take photos. I wanna see everything. … Bye.
[ Phone beeps ] [ Floor creaks behind Liz ]
Edgar Grant: Don’t move. Just be still. I’d like to ask you to turn around very slowly. That’s it.
[ He sprays a mist in Liz’s face ]
Liz: Aah!
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Red: [ On phone ] …Agnes is safe with my people, but it appears the Debt Collector grabbed Elizabeth before she made it to the safe house.
Cooper: …I thought your people were protecting her.
Red: So did I.
Cooper: It had to be Kaplan. She must’ve hired the Debt Collector and told him where to find Agent Keen, which makes no sense. She helped us to identify a suspect. …
Red: I don’t believe Kaplan is behind this. We’re not seeing the whole picture. Find your suspect and do it fast before he collects on whatever debt Elizabeth allegedly owes. …
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Liz: Listen to me, Edgar. That’s your name, isn’t it? Edgar Grant?
Edgar: How do you know that?
Liz: The FBI raided your house this morning. So if you hurt me, you’ll only make it worse for yourself and your family when you’re arrested. Why are you doing this? …
Edgar: Oh, I’m a debt collector. My client wants what you owe him, and he hired me to make you pay. … Your old friend, Tyson Pryor.
Liz: Tyson Pryor’s in prison. Why would you want to help him?
Edgar: Like I said, it’s my job. Things got a little rough
for Mr. Pryor in prison. His face got disfigured because of a faulty deep fryer while he’s doing kitchen duty.
Liz: So that’s my fault? He wants to kill me ’cause he had a rough go inside?
Edgar: Kill you? Nobody’s saying anything about killing you. My instructions were not to harm a hair on your pretty little head until he’s present.
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Cooper: So it’s him? Edgar Grant is the Debt Collector?
Samar: Definitely. He keeps the items he’s collected in his basement along with detailed specs on each object. A pair of hands taken from a man who physically abused his wife. An eye from a witness who supposedly made a false ID. …
Agent: Agent Navabi, you asked about anything relating to Elizabeth Keen?
Samar: Hang on, I think we might have something.
Cooper: Please tell me it’s something we can use to track this guy.
Samar: No, not him. But, um, maybe the psycho who hired him to grab Liz. What do we know about Tyson Pryor?
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Cooper: In 2012, eight handwritten envelopes were sent and delivered by the U.S. Postal Service to the president of eight universities around the country. Inside the envelopes were blank pages. And highly lethal doses of anthrax. … Three of the presidents targeted were killed. … Ultimately, the case was solved by a young FBI profiler who was on the New York Mobile Psych Unit.
Samar: Liz.
Cooper: Keen’s profile led to the arrest of one Tyson Pryor, a sociology professor at one of the schools who was angry at his university president because he was denied tenure.
Aram: I thought he was sentenced to life.
Cooper: He was. But according to the Bureau of Prisons, he has terminal cancer. Pryor was granted compassionate release to a hospice in Baltimore two weeks ago. …
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Gale: Mr. Gerard, I’m Special Agent Julian Gale. This is Special Agent Ressler.
Marvin Gerard: Yes, Agent Ressler.
Gale: W-Wait, you two know each other?
Marvin: Well, Donald was the public face of the manhunt for Raymond when he was on the run with Elizabeth Keen. Everyone in my world knows Donald Ressler. … If there’s a deal to make, I’ll make it with Agent Ressler.
Ressler: Yeah, that’s not happening.
Marvin: During the manhunt, I watched Agent Ressler’s press briefings. He was smug, arrogant, and professional. You, my friend, just seem smug and arrogant. You may go.
Ressler: Listen, pal, you don’t get to decide who stays, who goes.
Marvin: No, only whether to talk or not.
Gale: Well, I’ll just be right outside then. Have a nice chat, Mr. Gerard. …
[ Door opens, closes ]
Ressler: What the hell was that? He doesn’t know anything.
Marvin: Clearly you wanna keep it that way, which is why there is a deal to be made. You get me out, and I keep my mouth shut. …
Ressler: So if we say no, what are you, gonna betray Reddington? No way.
Marvin: When it comes to self-preservation, there is only one person that I am more devoted to than Raymond, and you’re lookin’ at him. …
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Kate: [ On phone ] I did what you requested, Raymond. The FBI has my findings.
Red: She’s gone, Kate. Elizabeth’s been taken. … Whatever our issues, please tell me you didn’t–
Kate: If Elizabeth is in danger, you know it’s not because of me.
Red: You may not have ordered her taken, but
because of you, I am here. If Elizabeth is harmed because of all this–
Kate: I gave the FBI a name.
Red: Yes, Edgar Grant. And the FBI is doing everything they can. But he’s already got her. Whatever it takes, whatever you need, this conflict of ours can wait.
Kate: Goodbye, Raymond.
[ Cellphone beeps ]
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Samar: FBI. Put your hands in the air and turn around slowly.
[ Tyson Pryor turns around. His face is disfigured from the accident he had with cooking oil ]
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Dembe: You’re having doubts.
Red: I am. I haven’t loved many people in my life. Kate is one of them. You know, as much as her betrayal hurt, what really hurt was [ Breathes sharply ] knowing what I would have to do in response. …
Dembe: It broke my heart. That day in the woods. Hearing the gunshot. Leaving her behind. Right or wrong, it was between you and her. This war she started must stop. Kate must be stopped.
Red: …I need to look her in the face and see if I still recognize her.
Dembe: Raymond, she has gone too far all to prove that you have gone too far. She can’t see what she’s become.
Red: What if I’m the one who can’t see?
Dembe: No, Raymond. Remember why you surrendered
yourself to the FBI in the first place. Remember what all of this was about. You can’t give up now. You can’t let Kate destroy everything that gives you purpose. Our work is not yet done. I loved Kate, too, but it’s time to end this. Stop it. Stop her.
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Ressler: I got nothin’.
Julian Gale: Did you tell him he could walk?
Ressler: Yeah. For the keys to the kingdom, and he says no deal. He won’t talk.
Gale: Is that a fact?
Ressler: You don’t believe me? You wanna go talk to him?
Gale: I’d love to. Except he insisted on talking to you alone. …
Ressler: Don’t go there. …
[ Ressler grabs Gale by the collar and forces him against a wall ]
Ressler: … Do not doubt me. Ever. You got that?
Gale: Loud and clear.
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Samar: Elizabeth Keen – where is she?
Tyson Pryor: Burning in hell for all I care. … Lady, I just got out of prison two weeks ago.
Samar: Where you were overheard swearing revenge on Elizabeth Keen. … Now where is she?
Pryor: Keen’s been taken? [ Chuckles softly ] I thought the sky looked a little bluer this morning.
Samar: You can drop the act, Tyson. We found this in the home of … a man known as the Debt Collector, proof that you paid him to abduct Keen. …
Pryor: I swear to God, lady, I don’t know what you’re talking about. …
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Edgar: I got a wife, you know. Joyce. She was a dancer till a drunk driver hit her, took her legs.
Six years for aggravated vehicular assault, out in four for good behavior. That don’t seem fair, now, does it?
Liz: Let me guess, you killed him.
Edgar: No, no, no. When that trucker got paroled, I tied
him up, pounded his legs into meat with a sledgehammer. Recompense.
Liz: So you see yourself as a crusader?
Edgar: Oh, heavens, no. I’m a sociopath, clearly. Turns out I-I enjoy inflicting pain, and I’m very good at it. But there’s not really a market for open sadism. Crimes of revenge, on the other hand? [ Chuckles ] Now there’s a gold mine. …
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Woman: [ On intercom ] Can I help you?
Kate: Miss Brady Boatright. I’m here to sub. Sixth grade,
I believe.
Woman: [ On intercom ] Come on in. Sign in at the office.
[ Kate enters a room marked “Janitorial” ]
[ Kate looks around, finds a set of keys marked “Troop #14441” ]
[ Kate overhears an argument outside ]
Ike: Yeah, I posted it. And I’m not taking it down. …
[ Door opens, Kate comes out ]
[ Kate and a girl, Jenna, bump into one another. Kate drops the keys. Jenna picks them up. She sees the key ring with the number “#14441” ]
Kate: Thank you. [ Calls out ] Young man? Young man! Cyberbullying is grounds for expulsion.
Ike: I didn’t do anything.
Kate: You’re gonna take that post down.
Ike: What are you gonna do? Send me to the principal’s office?
[ Kate draws her gun ]
Kate: No, son. I’m gonna send you to the morgue. [ Gun cocks ] Delete the post. …

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[ Edgar Grant pulls in to a cabin in the woods ]
Edgar: Hey, looks like the gang’s all here. Come on!
[ Edgar sprays Liz in the face, grabs her by the hair and forces her toward the cabin ]
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Kate: I know where the Debt Collector’s taking Elizabeth.
Red: Have you called Harold Cooper?
Kate: To arrest me? No. …
Red: Then call my people.
Kate: Your people will kill me on sight. …
Red: We’re talking about Elizabeth. I guarantee you won’t be harmed.
Kate: I’m closer than your people and the FBI. I’m handling this myself.
Red: If something goes wrong–
Kate: You’ll what? Shoot me? Again?
Red: Please be careful, Kate.
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Edgar: [ Calls out ] Pryor? Where are you? I got a young lady here who’s dying to get reacquainted. …
[ Sits Liz in a chair, ties her to it ]
[ Red enters ]
Red: No need for alarm, Edgar.
Edgar: Who are you? Where’s Tyson Pryor?
Red: I’m sorry to have misled you, but Tyson Pryor didn’t hire you. I did. Hello, Elizabeth.
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Aram: Sir, I could be wrong, but, uh, I think I might know where Agent Keen is. Some kids at Horizon Middle School reported seeing a woman matching Mr. Kaplan’s description, and she was holding a key ring that said “Troop 1-4-4-4-1.” And their old cabin is on Johnson Lake.
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Edgar: Who are you? What- what do you want?
Red: From you? Nothing.
Liz: This is all about getting to Kaplan.
Red: Yes. By taking advantage of her love for you. The only emotion powerful enough to get her to set aside
the rage that consumes her. A rage that I’m not sure she’ll ever recover from.
Edgar: I didn’t hurt her.
Red: That must’ve been dissatisfying for you. You’re a glutton for vengeance. I understand. There’s almost nothing as satisfying as revenge, wanting someone to hurt because you hurt. An eye for an eye. Feels like God’s work, until you realize there is no God and you’ve committed sins for which there is no absolution.
Edgar: I just did what you asked. Heh. Nothing more.
Red: Word to the wise – before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves.[ Gunshot 💥 ]

Red: Confucius. Stunningly applicable even after all these years.
Liz: Two graves? Is the other one for you or for Kaplan?
Red: Neither, I hope. That’s up to her.

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Ressler: ID’d all but six of the John Doe’s. Nice work.
Gale: I guess being a monomaniacal prick has its benefits.
Ressler: You’re all that except for the monomaniacal part. …
[ Cellphone ringing ] [ Cellphone beeps ]
Samar: Liz is in trouble. … I know where she is and I’ve got backup. But you need to be there. …
Ressler: Look, just text me the address, all right? [ Cellphone beeps ] It’s a– it’s another case.
Gale: You don’t have to explain Donnie, look, what I said before, I didn’t mean it. No one’s worked harder to find Reddington than you. And I’m– I’m sorry. I mean–
Ressler: Forget about it.
Gale: All right. …
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Liz: You lied. You said you were trapped in steerage on a ship.
Red: I thought I was until I was able to trade one of my last supply routes in the Balkans for a ride on Prince Hajjar’s jet.
Liz: You had me kidnapped. You put Agnes at risk.
Red: Agnes was never at risk. And I gave explicit instructions you were not to be harmed in any way.
Liz: Untie me. I said untie me!
Red: I wish I could.
Liz: She’s on her way here now thinking she’s going to save me.
Red: I assume so, yes.
Liz: And you’re gonna kill her.
Red: As I said, that’s entirely up to her. I want to believe there’s another way.
Liz: After everything that’s happened? What could she possibly say to convince you?
Red: She doesn’t have to convince me. You already did that. But for a war to end, both sides have to be willing to find peace. And up until now, it seems Kate has believed the only satisfactory outcome would be if one of us dies. If that’s true, it has to be her.
Dembe: She’s here.
Liz: Reddington, don’t do this.
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[ Vehicles pull up ]
Kate: Thank you for coming, Cliff. We believe Elizabeth’s inside. One unsub, likely armed.
Dembe: The men are in position.
Red: [ Beep ] Pascal, she brought a lot of backup. Is this gonna be a problem?
Pascal: No, sir. This will not be a problem. Over.
Liz: Reddington, there has to be another way. Please don’t do this.
Kate: We move quickly. Two men from the south. Two from the north. …

Liz: [ Cries out ] Kaplan! No! It’s a trap!
[ Dembe muffles Liz ]
[ Kate stops ]
Kate: Raymond. We’ve been set up.
Cliff: I got eyes on a grass man 60 yards out.
Kate’s man: There’s another on our wing to the south.
Kate: No, don’t shoot.
Pascal: I’m made. I can take one shot, maybe two on your ready.
Red: Hold. …
Cliff: They’ve got over-watch. I count three.
Kate: Everyone, hold your positions.
[ Beep, speed-dialing ] [ Cellphone rings ] [ Ring, beep ]
Kate: Hello, Raymond.
Red: Said the fly to the spider.

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[ Red steps outside the cabin. Liz stands in the doorway behind him ]
Red: [ On phone ] We go where our hearts take us. Yours took you to Elizabeth.
Kate: And yours kidnapped her. Thank you, Raymond, for proving my point better than I ever could.
Red: You underestimate yourself, Kate. The deaths you’ve caused in the name of crippling me have been more than adequate to prove what you’ve become.

Kate: I’ve watched you hold Elizabeth emotionally hostage. I never thought you’d hold her physically hostage as well.
Red: I wanted her here to bear witness. I regret any hardship it caused her, but I believe, in the end, she’ll agree it’s a small price to pay for the truth.
[ Kate walks forward ]

Kate: I was your friend. I protected you. I comforted you. I loved you. The truth? This is the truth. [ She turns
her head to show her wound ] And it came at an excruciatingly high price.
Liz: [ Steps forward ] What he did is indefensible. But it’s done and it can’t be changed. What matters is now, the truth today,
and that is Reddington has given me his word that he can coexist with you. Will you give me your word that you can coexist with him?
Kate: [ Pause ] No. Because I can’t.
[ FBI vehicles pull up ]
Ressler: FBI! Hands in the air!
Liz: There are snipers in the trees! I count at least two!
Samar: Bring them out. Do it! Both of you.
Red: I’ll show you mine if she’ll show you hers.

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[ Through a binoculars, Julian Gale trains his sight first on Liz, then on Red ]
Kate: The Debt Collector –
Liz: Is dead. Reddington hired him to lure [you] out.
Kate: I gave you 86 victims and you’re arresting me?
Liz: I don’t know what to say.
Kate: Because you’ve already said it, deary. When you called out to warn me. To protect me from him.

[ Julian Gale gets a high-powered rifle, aims it at Red and shoots 💥 – He misses, hitting the doorframe. Red ducks

[ Mayhem ensues. 💥💥Shots ring out💥💥 Everyone takes cover. No one knows where the first shot came from ]
Liz: Stop! Don’t shoot!
Liz: Stand down! Stand down!
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[ Hours later, Red is in his car as Dembe drives ]
Red: [ On phone ] Any sign of Kate?
Liz: Nothing yet. A search party is still on site.
Red: You let her get away.
Liz: I couldn’t stop her.
Red: Well, you heard it yourself. Her truth. That we cannot coexist.
Liz: We ran the ballistics. Kaplan’s men didn’t take that shot.
Red: So we have a new actor in the mix.
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[ Door opens. Ressler enters ]
Julian Gale: Hey, Donnie. So? Any luck on that case you mentioned?
Ressler: No. Two steps forward and three back.
Julian Gale: [ Chuckles ] I know exactly how that feels.
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Liz: A new actor. How is that even possible? Nobody even knew you were at that cabin.
Red: No. That’s what makes our mystery guest so intriguing.
Liz: I know Mr. Kaplan said that the two of you can’t coexist, that that was her truth, but I still hope it can change.
Red: I have found in my experience people rarely change. And when they do, they’re not to be trusted.

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Blurb: In an effort to disrupt the work of the Task Force, Mr Kaplan engages a specialist who can alter memories.

[ Dr Bogdan Krilov steps out of a treatment room. A woman, Mr (Kate) Kaplan is there, silhouetted against a lighted doorway ]
Dr Krilov: Who are you? Who the hell are you? How did
you get in here? You can’t be here.
Kate: Dr. Krilov, I’m a friend of a friend. I’d like to discuss a proposal with you. May I buy you lunch? …

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Julian Gale: We were able to identify three more of Reddington’s victims. Milos Kirchoff, Alistair Pitt, and, uh, Geoff Perl. Those names mean anything to you?
Ressler: No.

Gale: Which is why I’m gonna pull the case files and see who the lead detectives were. I have a feeling they may know something that could help me prove that Keen was tipping off Reddington …

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Ressler: [ Answers phone ] Ressler.
Detective: It’s Detective Elijah Bell, Philly PD, Southwest division.…
I got a case down here.… I looked into the dates and the
location and I think it may relate to an investigation you were working – the disappearance of Reven Wright. If that’s still active, you may want to pay her a visit. …
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[ At a music store, Mozart’s ♪ “Don Giovanni” plays ]
Red: Ah, I hate the Mozart. … Just heard too much of it. It’s like pop music to me. Kate, on the other hand, simply adores “Don Giovanni.”
[ Red shows Liz a photo of Kate Kaplan at a restaurant with Dr Bogdan Krilov ]
Liz: You found her.
Red: That was taken 18 hours ago at the Café Grundstein in Vienna, where Mozart held one of his last public performances.
Liz: And the man she’s with?
Red: Dr Bogdan Ivanovich Krilov. One of the few people who have mastered the science of memory
manipulation. … The memory of an accident, a tragedy, a fire in which a 4-year-old girl killed her father.
Liz: This man, is he the one who erased my memory of that night?
Red: That’s how Kaplan knows him.
Liz: Why is she meeting with him now? Is it connected to the fire? To me?
Red: I don’t know. But we have to find out, which is why the next name on the Blacklist is Dr. Krilov.
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Liz: We’ve confirmed that after meeting with Kaplan, Krilov boarded a flight to New York. He landed in JFK four hours ago …

Aram: Agent Keen, I think I speak for all of us when I say my recollection of the last memory specialist we dealt with was not a pleasant one. …
Cooper: Ressler, Navabi, get to Krilov. Find out what Kaplan wants with him.
Ressler: Sir, a new witness just came forward in the Reven Wright case. … Hey, Keen. Give us a second, would you? Gale thinks you’re Reddington’s informant…
Liz: I’m not Reddington’s informant.
Ressler: So tell him. [I]t’ll … help hide the truth about the task force. …
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Concierge: Mr. Krilov checked in shortly after 9:00. And the security logs indicate he left the hotel shortly after checking in… This letter arrived for him after he left.
[ The Concierge lays a white envelope on the counter. Liz takes it and puts it inside her jacket ]
Concierge: I want to be cooperative, but he’s a guest. And that letter is private property. I can’t let you take it
without a warrant. …
[ Liz hands a white envelope back to the Concierge. Liz and Samar walk away ]
Liz: Walk fast.
Samar: Why?
Liz: Because any second he’s gonna realize he’s holding my rent check.
Samar: And here I thought you’d gone all pink and perfect on me.
Liz: The man who raised me was a grifter. Couldn’t be pink and perfect if I tried. [ Opens the envelope ] It’s an invoice and arrival itinerary. Manilow Van Lines. …
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[ At Manilow Van Lines ]
Man: I just move ’em through. Customs deals with inspections.… Here we go. Whatever’s inside, nobody’s shown up to collect it. …
Liz: This is what? A stash of medical equipment?
Samar: Looks like Krilov was here to manipulate some memories. …
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[ Krilov is watching from some distance away ]
Dr Krilov: [ On phone ] It’s all over. The FBI just seized my equipment.
Kate Kaplan: The mission cannot be compromised.…
I’ll get you new equipment.
Dr Krilov: It’s not that easy. My equipment is specialized. …
Kate: …Take out a pen and paper. I’m gonna give you a name.
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[ At a bakery shop in Vienna, Austria ]
Woman behind counter: Hello. [ Speaks German: ] How can I help you?
Red: [ Speaks German: ] Two pieces of Sachertorte, please. …
Woman: Oh. This is too much.
Red: Perhaps I’ll add to the order. I’m looking for this
woman [ Shows a photo of Kate ] … I was hoping you might have some information that would help me find her.
Woman: …[S]he was here when we opened this morning. With a suitcase. Um, perhaps the train. It’d be only a few blocks from Wien Mitte.
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Ressler: So you told Detective Bell that you saw some people moving a body.
Linda McFaden: …I probably shouldn’t have said anything. … You know who my neighbor was?
Ressler: Yes. Laurel Hitchin.
Linda: The President’s National Security Advisor. …
Ressler: I need you to tell me what you saw. …
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Aram: Hey, you guys, okay, so after Krilov didn’t show up at the hotel, … a transit cop spotted him on a subway platform…. So I pulled the security feeds from the street outside the station.
[ Liz’s cellphone vibrates. She checks the caller but doesn’t answer ]
Liz: That was Gale again. Third time today.
Samar: You know my vote. Stay away. …
[ They watch the security feed ]
Samar: It looks like he’s watching someone. There. That woman.
Liz: Oh, my God. That’s Dr. Selma Orchard, the … specialist who was forced to look into my memory…. Krilov needs a new lab so maybe he’s going after someone who could supply him with one.
Samar: Aram, pull up Selma Orchard’s number. We need to get to her before Krilov does.
Dr Selma Orchard: [ Answers phone ] This is Dr. Orchard.
Liz: Dr. Orchard, this is Elizabeth Keen. … There’s a man coming for you. His name is Bogdan Krilov.
[ Too late: someone grabs Dr Orchard from behind ]
Liz: Hello? [ Dial tone ] Dr. Orchard? …
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[ A train speeds through an Alpen landscape outside Vienna ] [ Red is playing solitaire ]
Red: You found him! Grand. Please, sit.
Conductor: Is everything okay, sir?
Red: Marvelous. I have such a fondness for the little snacks from the bar car, crackers and cheeses, the sausages. …
Conductor: Your friend has a gun.
Red: He does. But he’ll have little use for it so long as you assist me in locating a passenger. [ He shows the Conductor a photo of Kate ] Her name is unimportant, as her ticket was likely purchased under any number of aliases, which is why I’ll need to see all of the various passenger manifests leaving from Wien Mitte.
Conductor: I can’t do that.
Red: How long has it been since your rail line has had a robbery?
Conductor: What?
Red: A robbery, a stickup, like the Old West.
Conductor: Sir, what are you talking about?
Red: I’m talking about making you stop this train while my associate and I rob your passengers of their money and jewelry. I must admit, I’ve always been somewhat seduced by the idea. Bill Miner, the old gray fox. Butch Cassidy. But I’ve never really felt the itch until now.…
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[ Dr Krilov slaps a new magazine into his handgun ]
Dr Selma Orchard: I won’t say anything. I won’t. I won’t. I swear. Please, I have a son. I don’t care about the equipment. Keep it. Just keep it. … I know what you do, your work. It’s really incredible. If you had asked me, I would’ve given you my equipment.
Krilov: I wish I could have taken that chance. [ Hammer clicks ] I really do. …
[ Sirens wail ] [ The FBI raid the site where Dr Krilov is holding Dr Orchard ]

[ Dr Orchard is slumped over ]
Liz: Dr. Orchard? Selma?
[ Dr Orchard has a cut on her forehead, moans ]
Liz: It’s okay. You’re gonna be okay. It’s okay. He’s gone.
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Linda McFaden: There were three men. I didn’t see a body, at first. Just a a rug or a rolled up tarp. But when they put it in the back of the van, it- It unrolled, and I saw a foot.
Ressler: All right, I’m gonna need you to come to DC with me to make a statement. …
[ Armed commandos storm the scene ] [ 💥 A concussion grenade knocks Ressler to the floor. The commandos grab Linda and drag her away ] [ Ressler passes out ]
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Conductor: …This is a list of all the paid passengers who boarded today.
Red: [ Scans list ] Here. Susan Stahley.
Conductor: …That’s this train, one of our sleepers …
[ Red opens the compartment where Kate (Susan Stahley) stayed ]
Red: The woman– There was a woman.
Woman: Yes, she got off at the last stop. You must be Raymond. She said you might come. Said to give you this.
[ She hands Red a burner phone ]
Red: Thank you.
[ Cellphone ringing, beeps ]
Kate: Hello, Raymond.
Red: You can’t keep up this wild goose chase, Kate. I’m gonna find you.
Kate: I’ll save you the trouble. I’m heading to Lucerne.… You remember what’s in Lucerne, don’t you?
Red: Kate–
Kate: I’m so sorry, Raymond… My car just arrived. I’ll call you when I get there.
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Liz: [ On phone ] You heard me. Selma Orchard.
Red: Kaplan sent Krilov to Orchard? I don’t like the connection. … Not long ago, the idea that Kate would hurt you as a way to get to me was unthinkable. But the Kate I’m after now is difficult to recognize. The bodies, the ones Julian Gale is investigating, I need the list… of the ones who’ve been identified so far. As quickly as you can and send it to Dembe.
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Liz: … Krilov was hired to adjust someone’s memory. We confiscated his lab. So he stole yours. … Do you have any idea where he went?
Dr Orchard: No. But my equipment might.
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Aram: Hey. Dr. Orchard was right. … The EEG machine he stole from her is state-of-the-art. It’s designed to receive updates from a main server. Which we can use to locate the machine, and Krilov, once he turns it on. …
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[ Ressler groans, wakes up. He goes outside ] [ An SUV pulls up, a window whirs open ]
Laurel Hitchin: Agent Ressler, I think it’s time we had a heart to heart.


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Dembe: Raymond. The list of victims from Agent Keen.
[ Red scans the list ]
Red: Hans.
[ Cellphone ringing ]
Red: Kate. You made good time.
Kate: I assume you know why I’m here. I told you the bodies I unearthed would destroy you, that each one would tell a story. … You can’t change what you’ve done, and you can’t stop what’s coming. Your own sins, Raymond. You did this to yourself.
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[ At a castle-like mansion near Lucerne, Switzerland ]
Werner Von Hauser: My word. So this is you. The Mr. Kaplan my people whisper about. Reddington’s hidden protector. The fairy tale come to life.
Kate: Mr Von Hauser, thank you for seeing me. …[Y]ou’re right. Raymond and I prefer to keep my role in his affairs to
ourselves. He certainly doesn’t approve of my visit today. … But I’m here because I have something to tell you – a story that I’m sorry to say will cause you profound grief and anger.
Von Hauser: About?
Kate: Hans.
[ Red relates the same story to Dembe ]
Red: He was Werner’s son. A formidable young man, early 20s, already in the family business. Understand
this was 25 years ago now. I was younger, myself. Intent on building an empire, intent on becoming the powerful criminal the world had been told I already was. Werner was very impressive to me then. International weapons dealer,… a jack of almost every illicit trade one might imagine. I wanted an alliance – to become Werner’s most trusted associate.
Kate: Raymond crafted a plan based on an ancient principle. If you want your enemy to become your friend, create a problem for him, and then solve it.
Von Hauser: You are talking about Hans’s abduction. …
Red: The idea was simple enough, to make it appear as if Hans had been kidnapped, to send Werner a ransom demand. …I would intervene, talk to the brutal abductors, convince them they should release Hans unharmed. … Werner would be deeply grateful.
And so, my enemy would become my friend.
Von Hauser: No, no, no. Hans was taken by the Taddicken Brothers, known around the world for their savagery.
Kate: Yes, that’s why Raymond chose them. They were given very clear instructions not to harm your son. Unfortunately, they didn’t follow those instructions.… Hans was suffocated while in transit. Tragic, unforgivable. Raymond was–

Red: Horrified. Devastated. In a rage, I obliterated the Taddicken Brothers. … Werner was beyond bereft. But he was also very grateful to me – the man who had killed the animals responsible for murdering his only son. It remains one of my most profound regrets. But, of course, I never told Werner the truth. Instead,
we began one of the most profitable alliances in modern criminal history. An alliance that has remained intact for decades.
Von Hauser: Can you prove what you have told me?
Kate: I can do better than that, Mr Von Hauser. I can return your son’s body so you can give him the burial he was so wrongly denied. …

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[ In Laurel Hitchin’s SUV ]
Ressler: Where’s Linda McFaden? You tell me now or I swear–
Hitchin: Donald, enough with the Reven Wright thing. Come on. …
Ressler: I’m not going anywhere without my witness.
Hitchin: [ Sighs ] Damn it. I don’t want to hurt that girl, but you and your pursuit of another Boy Scout honor badge have forced my hand, and now I have no choice. Get out. Shoo. [ Voice warps ] Hey, remember. You did this to her. Not me.
[ The scene morphs into Dr Krilov’s lab, where Ressler is in an induced hypnotic state ]
Dr Krilov: You did this to her. Not me. [ To his assistants ] He has accepted the fiction that he is in her car talking with Hitchin. We should have no problem uploading the remaining selected memories.


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George: … Sorry, boss. I put in a request for those files you asked for. … Geoff Perl, Alistair Pitt, Milos Kirchoff. But those files are designated SCI7. …
Gale: Hmm. Never heard of that.
George: Pretty sure that’s the point.
Gale: I wonder what’s so special about those three cases.
George: Three? Try every case on the east wall of Main Records plus the annex. …
Gale: And they’re all off-limits? … Now we’re getting somewhere, Georgie.
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Aram: …Dr. Orchard’s EEG, it is pinging the manufacturer’s server. I am tracking the signal….
Liz: There. Where is that?
Aram: A clinic in Rockville, Maryland. Shut down nearly a decade ago. …
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Dembe: You didn’t kill his son.
Red: No. But Werner won’t see it that way, will he? …
Dembe: I believe this is a bad idea, Raymond.
Red: I’ll handle Werner. It’s Kate who has me on
tenterhooks. We put out one fire, she starts another. The woman is an arsonist. She’s not gonna stop until she burns me to the ground.
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[ FBI agents storm Dr Krilov’s lab 💥💥💥 ]
Liz: … Who is here?!
Samar: Your patient, the person Kaplan hired you to work on.
Dr Krilov: You don’t remember me, do you?
Liz: I know who you are. The memories you took from me when I was a girl and trust me, we’re gonna talk about that, but first, your patient– where is he?
Samar: Liz. [ Samar turns the computer screen so Liz can see the profile and photo of a patient: It is Ressler ]
Dr Krilov: He was an excellent patient. Very pliable, unlike you.
[ Liz slugs Krilov in the jaw ] [ Krilov grunts, exhales ]
Samar: Definitely not pink or perfect.


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[ At Werner Von Hauser’s mansion ]
Dembe: This isn’t right. Since when does he have so much security?
Red: Since today. [ To one of the guards ] Nikolaus, how are you, my friend?
Nikolaus: Very well, Mr. Reddington. Thank you.
If you don’t mind, we need to wand you and your man.
[ Electronic beeps and whirs ]
Red: Change in protocol, I see.
[ Nikolaus confiscates Red’s firearm. Dembe is relieved of his by another guard ]
Nikolaus: Orders of Mr Von Hauser.
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Red: Werner. Thank you for agreeing to hear me out.
Von Hauser: …I never said I would listen to you. Our
relationship is built on a lie.
Red: A tragedy.
Von Hauser: The fact that you walked into this room confirms you know nothing about me. You severely underestimated my love for my son then and now.…
[Y]ou will pay with your life.
[ Nikolaus and another guard cock their guns, pointing them at Red’s and Dembe’s heads ]
Red: I deserve to pay. But I can’t.

[ Nikolaus rapidly💥shoots💥the guard next to Dembe and another outside the door ]
Red: I never underestimated you, Werner. I just hoped things could work out.
Von Hauser: [ Astonished ] Nikolaus?
Red: Nikolaus has been on my payroll since I introduced him to you 25 years ago. I knew one day we would have to look each other in the eye and face the truth. And I knew it would be an event that one of us would not recover from. Your abiding love for your son
was always evident to me, Werner. The loss of Hans– There are no words to duly express my remorse. I’m sorry for that. And I’m– I’m sorry for this.
[ Red shoots Von Hauser 💥💥 ] [ Von Hauser grunts, falls back in a chair, dead ]
Nikolaus: His men outside will be pulling in any minute.… You need to [escape] into the woods.
Red: Thank you for your loyalty, Nikolaus. I’ll be in touch.

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Liz: Where’s Agent Ressler? … I’m not gonna ask again.
Dr Krilov: I already told you, Princess, I’m not talking to
you until my lawyer’s present.
[ Liz takes a syringe and fills it with Propofol ] …
Liz: You know, unfortunately, I don’t know much about Propofol. … Can you even inject this directly into the arm? … You tell me. You’re the doctor, Princess. …
[ Liz jabs the needle into Krilov’s arm ]
Dr Krilov: Hey.
Liz: Would mainlining this cause long-term damage to the heart? … The lungs, the kidneys – would it kill an old man?
Dr Krilov: Okay, okay, stop it. I tell you. …
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Liz: …Kaplan’s target was Ressler. … We think Krilov somehow programmed Ressler to believe Hitchin abducted a witness that could connect her to Reven Wright’s murder. …
Cooper: If Kaplan[‘s] goal is to hurt Reddington, how does using Ressler to take out Hitchin help?
Liz: Kaplan gave us the chance to abandon our relationship with Reddington, and we didn’t. Now she’ll take every step necessary to dismantle the task force, starting with Ressler. …
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[ Ressler is unconscious, propped up in the back seat of a car. A nurse injects him in the neck ]
Nurse: Let’s go. He’ll wake up soon.
[ Ressler wakens. Seeing the lake house and recognizing it, he runs in its direction. Confronted by a guard, he shoots 💥 ]
Guard: Aah! [ Groans ] [ Ressler handcuffs him ]
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[ Ressler enters Hitchin’s house. He finds Hitchin talking with an Asian Ambassador ]
Ressler: Where is she? Where’s Linda? …
Ambassador: What is the meaning of this? Who is he?
Ressler: Donald Ressler, FBI. Now Ms. Hitchin here is a prime suspect in Reven Wright’s murder.
Hitchin: Agent Ressler isn’t well, Mr. Ambassador. …
Ressler: “Mr. Ambassador.” Is he part of the Cabal as well?
Hitchin: Yes, Donald. He is. We all are. It’s all one big, global conspiracy. And you weren’t invited to the party.
Ressler: [ To the Ambassador] Well, I think you should go.… Now!
Hitchin: It’s okay. I’m fine. He’s delusional, not dangerous.
[ The Ambassador leaves ]
Hitchin: … Okay, first of all, I don’t know any Linda, but if you put the gun away, I’m sure we can work this out. …
Ressler: I think you’re keeping her here.… We’re gonna go through this place room by room….
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[ Red and Dembe make their way through the forest ]
Red: … Without Werner or his contacts, shipping lanes, airfields, I can’t do anything from Gibraltar to the Urals. Every piece of his machinery is up in the air now, and where they land is anybody’s guess. For the time being, we’ll have to be comfortable with chaos.
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[ Samar and Liz get out of their SUV at Laurel Hitchin’s house. They see the wounded guard ]
Liz: Stay with him. …
Hitchin: Like I said, there’s nobody here.
Ressler: Then… you’re gonna tell me where you’re holding her–
Liz: Ressler! Stand down.
Ressler: Keen. I found a witness who saw Hitchin’s men dispose of Reven’s body.
Liz: There is no witness. … Your memory was manipulated by Dr. Bogdan Krilov.… The Detective who reached out to you? … There is no Elijah Bell in the Philly PD. He works with Krilov. So does your witness.
Ressler: No. No.… I was there when she was taken.

Liz: By Krilov’s men. He staged the whole thing.… During the raid, you were knocked out.… That’s when Krilov started to work on you, implanting memories. …
Ressler: No. No! We’re not gonna let her get away with this. No.
Liz: You’re right. We will find justice for Reven. Just not this way. Ressler, look at your hand.
[ Ressler sees the purple bruise at the injection site ]
Liz: You were drugged. Propofol, Tramadol. It’s not your fault. You’re the victim here.
Hitchin: He’s the victim? I’m–
Liz: Yes. And you’re a murderer. And one day, we’re gonna prove it.

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[ Leaning on a tree in the Swiss foothills, Red talks to Kate ]
Red: [ Exhaling ] Every part of this little drama, Kate, is playing out as grand tragedy.
Kate: Family feuds always do.
Red: Werner’s dead.
Kate: Oh, Raymond. You may have bitten the hand that feeds you this time, dearie. Every one of Werner’s allies will be out hunting to put you down. Are you going to cry havoc and let slip the dogs of war, Raymond?
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[ An officer leads Ressler away in handcuffs ]
Hitchin: I really wanna thank you, Agent Keen. I genuinely believe he would’ve shot me if you hadn’t shown up.
Liz: I didn’t do it for you. I did it for him.
Hitchin: Fair enough, but you did it, and for that, I’m
Liz: Donald Ressler represents what’s best about this country. He’s loyal and honest, and he believes that no one – no one – is above the law. And I believe that one day, you’ll be the one being dragged off in handcuffs. And he’ll be walking into his lake house to watch the sunset.
Hitchin: [ Laughs ] Yeah. [ Clicks tongue ] Never gonna happen.
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Dr Krilov: … You don’t remember me, do you?
Liz: From 25 years ago? No. But then, you wouldn’t be very good at your job if I did.
Dr Krilov: No. Not 25 years ago. Just two.
Liz: What are you talking about?
Dr Krilov: You were brought to me by a mutual acquaintance of ours who wanted me to take certain memories away from you.… Let us say, you had uncovered a certain truth about Raymond Reddington.…
Liz: You’re lying.
Dr Krilov: No. I’m not lying. And I think you know that. So let’s make a deal. Full immunity, I walk, in exchange for the memories I took from you.
Liz: That’s not gonna happen.…
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Liz: [ On phone ] Two years ago? Two, not 25. Two.
Red: Kaplan is using Krilov … to pull at threads to continue to unravel my life. He sidelined Ressler. He’s trying to do the same to you.
Liz: You did it once.
Red: Yes. When you were a child, to protect you from the memory of killing your father. I hired Krilov once. Never again.
Liz: [ Cellphone vibrates ] That’s Julian Gale. I’ve been avoiding his calls, and I’m beginning to think that was a mistake.
Red: … Speak with him if you must. All I ask is that you don’t do it in anger. I wouldn’t want you to say anything either of us would regret.

[ Bleating ] [ Red is with Dembe and others, including a boy about 8 years old, sitting on the floor of a truck transporting goats. The boy points towards Red’s hat. Red puts his hat on the boy’s head. The boy smiles. Red chuckles ]

༺ ♤ ༻

[ Liz is at the ice rink morgue, looking around. Julian Gale comes up behind her ]
Gale: Unfortunately, some of them were killed because they were trying to help us catch Reddington.…
Liz: You must be Agent Gale.
Gale: Charmed, I’m sure. Speaking of charm, I hear Reddington can be very charming. What was it like going on the run with him? Did he charm you?
Liz: I was a fugitive. It was awful.
Gale: Hmm. September 23, 2013 – Does that date ring a bell?
Liz: Should it?
Gale: It should for you. You see, that’s the day that you went from being a rookie profiler to a classified assignment. … How ’bout SCI7? You ever hear of that?
Liz: Never have.
Gale: …[I]t’s a designation that the Bureau reserves for certain high profile cases. It’s classified, so I can’t look at the files.… However, I was able to pinpoint the first time that, uh, the designation was used.… See, I love dates.
Liz: Is there a question here?
Gale: No, but-but there’s a pattern. See, there was a rash of major cases that were solved, hundreds of them. … Reddington’s been feeding the Bureau intel. Hmm? Big names. SCI7 big. Names that the Bureau never knew existed. He’s feeding them through you. And in exchange, you’re allowing him to stay one step ahead of
the law, ain’t that right?
Liz: Why did you wanna see me?
Gale: I didn’t wanna see you. I wanted you to see that. [ He points to the corpses laid out on the ice ] See, I’ve already asked them for their forgiveness, for my part in their being– I wanted to give you a chance to do the same.

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Blurb: Mr Kaplan is on a mission – to destroy Red and all those who have protected him.


Joe Perrachio, one of Red’s money men: Kaplan. I thought–
Kate Kaplan: I was dead. I know. The reports were greatly exaggerated.

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Cynthia Panabaker: 86 bodies at an ice rink in Reston. An anonymous tipster claims every one of them’s a former associate or competitor of Raymond Reddington.
Ressler: Yeah? And?
Panabaker: 86 bodies, Agent Ressler. 86!
Cooper: Wasn’t our idea to paper a deal with the most dangerous criminal in the Western hemisphere. That decision was made by Diane Fowler at Main Justice. … Ressler was chasing after Reddington for years, trying to put him behind bars. Agent Keen has had her life turned inside out.
Panabaker: And I sympathize. Really, I do. But we’ve got a political hurricane on our hands, and everybody is headin’ to the storm cellar. … The AG has fast-tracked an investigation into the bodies. Way I hear it, man in charge on the case is as wild as a peach orchard hog.
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Officer Winchell: Oof. What a stink.
Julian Gale: Yeah, that stink- that stink is the smell of injustice.
Winchell: These people aren’t victims. They worked with Reddington.
Gale: Whoa, whoa. What’s that supposed to mean exactly? That their wives didn’t love ’em? That their kids don’t miss ’em? That their murders should go unsolved ? Is that what you’re saying Officer Winchell? Hmm?
Winchell: [ Chuckles ] You’re messin’ with me, right?
Gale: No. I ain’t messin’ with you. … Now I’m gonna need some space. Everybody, I want this site clear! Yes, you. Let’s go. All of you. … Everyone out. Thank you. And goodbye.
[ The area is cleared ]
[ Gale, emotional, sniffs ]
Gale: I’m sorry. This is all my fault.
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[ At a motel ] [ Door bell jingles ]
Motel Manager: And you are?
Red: Officer Simmons. State Police. … I’m looking for a woman traveling alone. She’s gone missing, and all evidence indicates she may have stayed here on the night of November 10th. I’m hoping you have some record.
[ The Motel Manager fingers a Braille registration list ]
Manager: Yeah. Ah, let’s see here. Yes, Sheila Barker. … Room 4.
Red: I need to look at that room.
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Kate Kaplan: Your life as you know it is over, Joe. But I’m gonna give you the chance I was denied. All you have to do is walk away. Leave Raymond Reddington.
Joe Perrachio: I won’t betray him. The answer is no.
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Liz: The person who unearthed the bodies goes by the name of Mr. Kaplan. She’s Reddington’s cleaner and one of his closest confidants. …
[ Cellphone rings ] [ Ressler steps aside to answer ]
Ressler: Ressler.
Julian Gale: I got two questions for you. One, what are you working on? And two, can you get reassigned?
Ressler: Gale. … Uh, what do you mean reassigned? …
Gale: … I’m standing in the middle of a freezing cold ice skating rink surrounded by 86 corpses. Bureau called me up. They want me to connect them to Reddington, so I called you to see if you want to work together again.
Ressler: I don’t know.
Gale: What do you mean you don’t know? Do you not hear me? We’re talking about Reddington. …
Do me a favor. Think about it. Actually, no. Don’t think about it and get your ass down here so we can finally finish what we started.
Cooper: Everything okay?
Ressler: No. It’s not. That was the peach orchard hog. Name’s Julian Gale. We worked together on that Reddington task force. He asked me to join him.
Cooper: Maybe you should. Keep up with the investigation. Stay a step ahead. …
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[ Red is investigating the motel room Kate stayed in ] [ Cellphone ringing ]
Red: Yeah?
Marvin Gerard: Raymond? We have a problem. Peracchio’s been arrested.
Red: What? How?
Marvin: Trussed like a tom turkey and dumped in front of the 9th Precinct, a detailed financial statement tying him to you pinned to his chest.
Red: It would seem Kate has started her endgame. Pull the fire alarm, Marvin. Let the others know. Go to ground. …
[ Red finds a recording device hidden in a vent ]
Red: … I wanna hear those tapes.
Manager: I’m not some type of sicko, you know? People fascinate me.
Red: I’m not here to judge. I just need to hear Sheila’s tape.
Motel Manager: She was a peculiar one. A real loner. Hardly a word from her all day and then she’d cry like a baby in her sleep. …


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[ Red listens to the recording ]

Kate: … [ Clicks ] Thank you for coming, Miss Philomena.
Philomena: Please, call me Philomena.


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Red: She uses a mononym Philomena. This woman has elevated the rickety practice of bounty hunting to a sort of performance art. One of the most effective ways to retrieve an unwilling target is to slip under their radar, get close, make a friend. That’s where Philomena shines.

Aram: Sorry to interrupt, but Agent Keen told us about Mr. Kaplan, and I need to ask. Is it true that you shot her because she tried to help Agent Keen and her family escape to a normal life?
Red: Yes. Unfortunately, Mr. Kaplan’s efforts ran counter to her intended consequence.

Liz: Mr. Kaplan has told the authorities about the ice rink. The bodies.
Cooper: They’ve ordered an investigation.
Red: I’m sure they have.
Cooper: This is a real problem. We’re talking about 86 bodies.
Red: Not an innocent bystander in the bunch, Harold. Still [ Inhales sharply ] 86. … Still in all, the problem we’re talking about, Harold, is a political one. Rest assured, your government will sweep this whole tawdry mess under a rug, providing we continue to deliver the goods on my list. …

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[ Car door closes, engine starts, car pulls out. Philomena mounts her bicycle and rides it into the car which stops immediately ] [ Philomena tumbles to the ground ] [ The driver gasps, gets out of the car and rushes to Philomena’s aid ]
Alexa Feist: Oh, my God! Are you all right?
Philomena: Yeah, I think so. … It’s okay. I’m fine. Ow.
Alexa: Oh, my God! … At least let me pay for the damage to your bike. Let’s just exchange information, okay?
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Red: [I]f my instincts are correct, [Philamena’s] going after more of my people right now. I’m off to see an individual who I believe also employed her services. …
Cooper: … Keen, go with Reddington.
Red: So I get a babysitter now? I haven’t had a babysitter since Brenda Gilroy. My God, pot pies, Lawrence Welk, bath time with Brenda. Still my perfect Saturday night.
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[ Boy singing in Hebrew ] [ Red laughs, applauds ]
Red: Excellent, excellent.
Edelstein: Can I help you?
Red: Yes, congratulations, Congressman Edelstein. Aron’s going to make you and your wife very, very proud.
Edelstein: Do we know you?
Red: … Just consider me a fellow traveler, one who understands and appreciates the importance of strong family bonds … And well worth defending, by the way. Or hiring someone to defend. Like, uh, ah, Philomena, for instance.
Edelstein: Can you give us a moment? …
[ The others leave ]
Red: You engaged Philomena to compromise a certain tennis instructor at the Town & Country Racquet Club who was carrying on a long-term fervid affair with your wife, thereby preserving your marriage for this happy occasion. …
Edelstein: What do you want? Money?
Red: All I want is to know the means by which you contacted Philomena. Consider it a mitzvah.
Edelstein: There’s a place on 29th – Randy’s Boot Emporium. Go to the repair counter in the back and ask for ticket 652. …
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Aram: Sir, Mr. Reddington was right. 20 seconds after he left, the owner of the boot store made a call. I’m tracing it now…
Samar: DC Metro found Peracchio’s car abandoned in Adams Morgan. There’s not much to go on, but they did find
traces of cement powder on the floor mat.
Cooper: Cement powder?
Samar: It was mixed with copper, which indicates that the powder was transferred from an active construction site.
Cooper: Dispatch ERT to gather samples from construction sites, starting where they recovered the car and fanning out from there. …
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Gale: Yeah – Ah. [ Clapping ] Special Agent Donald Ressler.
Ressler: Good to see you, too, Julian.
Gale: …Uh, by the way, you’re welcome.
Ressler: For what? Inviting me to the morgue?
Gale: For what? For yanking you away from whatever’s the Bureau’s got you working on to do some real work. Come on, you remember the leads that we used to have on Reddington that would just evaporate every time some person of interest would magically, uh, vanish? Guess what? They’re all here. They’re no longer missing persons. 86 bodies.
What do you think that means?
Ressler: 86 active homicide investigations. … Jesus, these are guys that we all tried to turn.
Gale: Guys that we got killed. Look, Don, this is our chance to wash the blood off our hands.
Ressler: … These are just scumbags nobody cares about.
Gale: Ladies, can I have a second? [ Women leave ] Thank you. Agent Ressler, I’d like for you to meet the former head of the Criminal Division of the United States Justice Department, Miss Diane–
Ressler: Fowler.

Gale: Miss Diane Fowler. This, these bodies, they’re like a big, wet kiss on the mouth. Now I don’t know who the kiss is from, but whoever it is, they obviously want Reddington’s head as badly as we do. …

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Red: How’s Agnes?
Liz: She’s amazing.
Red: May I come up and see her?
Liz: If you’ll do something for me.
Red: Name it.
Liz: When I thought you’d killed Mr. Kaplan, I felt responsible. Not just responsible. I felt complicit.
Red: It wasn’t about you. She made her choice. Her. Not you.
Liz: Yes, but she did it for me. … I will help you stop her, but I will not let you hurt her. Now I need you to look me in the eye and tell me you won’t harm her.
Red: I can’t do that, Elizabeth.
Liz: Then you can’t come up.
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[ Liz enters her apartment. She hears a woman humming and draws her gun ]
Kate: I haven’t laid eyes on Agnes since the night I helped you escape. So big. Whatever are you feeding her?
Liz: You risked your life for our family, and he shot you for it. He shot you. I can never make that right, but I can protect you. …
Kate: [ To Agnes ] You are safe. You are loved. You are wise.
Liz: [ Mouths words ] Where’d did you hear those words? I- I know those words.
Kate: Yes, deary, you know them because I said them to you many times a day when you were a baby.
Liz: That can’t be true.
Kate: Regular affirmations build a child’s self-confidence. You’re proof of that. … You and I were very close once. You know me as Katya. I was your nanny.
Liz: I don’t believe you.
Kate: Your mother hired me to care for you. I promised her that I would defend you with my life.
The reason I’m telling you this now is so that you’ll listen to me when I beg you – walk away. I gave the authorities enough to put him away forever. But you and your team must disavow any knowledge of the task force.
Liz: So you served Reddington up on a silver platter to the FBI. You did that for me.
Kate: Not you, Elizabeth. I’ve already failed you. I did it for Agnes. … Please, do what your mother never had the courage to do until it was too late. Walk away from Raymond.
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[ Phone rings ]
Alexa: Bronwyn, hi. It’s Alexa. I’m the one who hit you with my car.… I just I need to know that you’re okay. …
Philomena: [ Sniffles, crying ]
Alexa: Hello?
Philomena: [ Crying continues ]
Alexa: Bronwyn? … What’s wrong?
Philomena: My husband, um, my ex-husband, I, uh [ Sniffles ] I left him, and, um, we’re in a custody battle. He’s trying to steal my little girl, and if he found out that I caused an accident– …
Alexa: What can I do? Just tell me.
Philomena: I mean, you can just [ Sighs ] just forget about me. Just forget about the accident. I’m so sorry. I have to go.
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Samar: Is it true?
Liz: She was at my apartment. …
Aram: Uh, I got a hit on the trace. It’s a pay phone near a construction site in Anacostia.
Cooper: There are vacant warehouses all around that area. Could be we’ve located our Blacklister.
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Ressler: Hey. So what’s all this?
Gale: Diane Fowler’s living room. It was catalogued, crated, and stored in evidence.
Ressler: Seems the Bureau spares no expense for their leadership.
Gale: [ Chuckles ] We’re gonna reconstruct the whole scene, and we’re gonna dissect it until we find exactly what we need.
Ressler: This is extreme, even for you.
Gale: I’m just getting warmed up. Are you working on anything related to Reddington? Is anybody?
Were you ever given a satisfactory answer as to why the task force was disbanded by the Bureau? Hmm? Why all of a sudden everyone just gave up from one minute to the next? You didn’t, did you?
Ressler: Well, he flipped. Nobody’s looking for Reddington because he already turned himself in.
Gale: [ Laughs ] Now, that right there, what you just said, is why I love you. ‘Cause you’re a crazy son of a bitch.

Ressler: [ Chuckles ] Yeah, what can I say? I’m here to amuse.
Gale: [ Still laughing ] He turned himself in. That- that’s good.

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Red: With you down for the count the last few days, I’ve felt the consequences of your absence on my soul.
Dembe: So you bought me shoes?
Red: No, no, no, not now. They’re not shoes. A parting gift.
Dembe: I don’t understand, Raymond.
Red: Most of my associates are under the impression that once I’ve granted them
a favor, they’re indebted to me for life. But it’s a false assumption. They’re indebted to me because I make them a lot of money. They’re loyal to me because I’ve earned it. It’s good business.
But at the end of the day, it’s just business. In service of what? Safety, security the health and well-being of the ones we love? Well, I really only have one friend. You’re my friend. And I- I misjudged you in a way that no
apology could suffice. I’m ashamed of that. I want you to keep that box, and on the day you decide to leave–
Dembe: I’m not going to leave.
Red: But you can. At any point of your own choosing, I’ll insist that you do. No questions asked, no debts accrued, with our friendship intact and flourishing. For we’ll have new lands to discover. Not as coworkers, but as cohorts. Whether that’s today or tomorrow or 10 years from now, that’s when you open the box.
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[ FBI storm the warehouse where Philomena is staying ]
Agents: FBI! Move! All right.
Liz: I wonder how long she’s been staying here.
[ Samar finds a slip of paper on the bed, reads: ]
Samar: Alexa Feist. And who might you be?
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Gale: We’re missing a brown leather wing-back chair. I mean, just like that one. They were sold as a pair.
Ressler: It’s clearly where Fowler was sitting when she was shot. It’s easier to throw out than to clean. They didn’t find any trace evidence?
Gale: No. And therein lies the tale. There was no unaccounted-for DNA anywhere. … I mean, we’re talking antiseptic.
Ressler: Obviously cleaned by a professional. So the killer sits here –
Gales: [ Sits down ] Directly across from the victim.

Red: You’re the dirty rat, Diane.

Gale: … All right, now the turntable was scrubbed of DNA. So was the record that was on it. Gordon Lightfoot. Sundown.
[ ♪ Tap square below twice to play ♪ ]

Ressler: So what are you suggesting? That Reddington put on some music after killing a woman in cold blood?
Gale: No, the evidence suggests it. In addition, a path was cleared of DNA from the killer’s chair across the floor to that window.

♪ I can see her lying back in her satin dress
In a room where you do what you don’t confess

Gale: Now, that windowpane was cleaned at a center height of 5’10”. Reddington’s height. …

♪ Sundown, you better take care
If I find you’ve been creeping round my back stairs
Diane: I know the truth, Red.
[ Gunshot 💥 ]
♪ Sometimes I think it’s a sin
When I feel like I’m winnin’ when I’m losin’ again

Gale: So he shoots Fowler, he comes over here, and he stares out the window. He’s listening to “Sundown.” The strum of the guitar, the voice of a man who’s seen too much sorrow. …

♪ Sometimes I think it’s a shame
When I get feeling better when I’m feeling no pain

Gale: … She comes here, she cleans the turntable, she cleans the album. … But did she clean this?
Ressler: A record cleaning brush.
Gale: It’s full of prints.
Ressler: Mm-hmm.
Gale: Well, partner, we’re finally gonna nail Reddington.

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Philomena: A skinny mocha latte.
Alexa: I’m not stalking you, I swear. Well, I kinda am, but I need to talk to you just for a minute.
Philomena: How did you know where I work?
Alexa: You were wearing the shirt when I hit you. Listen– … I know how hard it is to be a young working mother. … To be doing all that alone and fighting a spiteful husband in court, you need help. My brother’s a trial attorney. … He said he’d consider helping you as a favor to me. Will you just meet with him?
Philomena: [ Exhales ] Yeah. That would be amazing.
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Ressler: … We pulled a print off the Fowler crime scene.
Samar: Reddington’s?
Ressler: Possibly. If it is, it ties him to our murder. Haven’t run it yet.
Samar: And you don’t know if you should.
Ressler: Oh, I know I should, but if I do, this could all end and we might end up in jail.
Liz: Remember that number we found? Alexa Feist? … I looked
into who she is – PTA, Rotary Club.
Samar: Pure vanilla. Why would Philomena have anything to do with her?
Liz: Well, she isn’t interested in her. She’s interested in her brother. Alexa Feist’s maiden name is Gerard.
Ressler: As in Marvin Gerard.
Samar: Reddington’s lawyer.
Ressler: Kaplan’s using Philomena to go after his closest allies.

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Alexa: Boo! Marvin. This is Bronwyn, the woman I was telling you about. …


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[ Liz and Samar are in a vehicle. So is Red ]
Liz: Reddington.
Red: What’s going on?
Liz: Marvin Gerard is Philomena’s next target. … We’re headed to her place now.
Red: No, first, secure Marvin. I’ll call to alert him you’re coming. …
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Marvin: Look, I can’t represent you in court, but I can draft up some briefs that you can bring to any attorney and, uh, your ex-husband? He won’t know what hit him.
Philomena: [ Sighs ] Oh. Wow. I-I don’t– I can’t thank you enough. …
[Cellphone ringing]
Red: You’ve been targeted, Marvin. Our people are on their way.
[Philomena pulls out a gun]
Red: Until they arrive, don’t let anyone in. Marvin?
Marvin: Too late.
Philomena: Hang up.
[ Phone beeps ]
Alexa: I’m so sorry.
Marvin: Alexa, this is not your fault. She’s a professional.
This is what she does. Look, I will do whatever you want. Just let my sister go.
Philomena: Well, that’s good, ’cause I’m only here for you.
[ Philomena hands Marvin a Taser while she holds her gun to Alexa’s neck ]
Philomena: Hold it to your neck.
[ Marvin Tases himself ] [ ⚡️Electricity⚡️ crackles ] [ Whimpers ]
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Agent: FBI! …
[ Muffled shouting ]
Samar: Here.
[ They find Alexa bound and gagged in a closet ]
Alexa: My brother– she took him.
Liz: How long ago?
Alexa: 10 minutes.
Liz: Did you see the vehicle she was driving?
Alexa: She drove me here. A green SUV. Gray interior. …
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Samar: That’s her.
[ Siren wailing ] [ Engine roaring ] [ Tires screech ] [ Tires screech, crash ]
Liz: Don’t move!
Liz: Hands in the air! … On your knees. Gerard. Where’s Marvin Gerard?
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Kate: Hello, Marvin. I wish I could say it was good to see you. … Nothing? No stream of invectives? No mediation offers? Perhaps a lecture on criminal ethics?
Marvin: What’s the point? I’m looking at a dead woman.
Kate: I’ve been underestimated before.
Marvin: Why the hell didn’t you run? You survived a gunshot to the head. Lord knows how. That’s the
mother-loving lottery right there. Take your ticket and board a jet plane, sister. Why come back to this cesspool?
Kate: To clean it up.
Marvin: You think maybe you’re taking this whole cleaner concept a bit too far? …
Kate: [ Exhales ] I’m not cleaning Raymond’s mess. I’m taking responsibility for my own. I enabled him, Marvin.
You did, too. He used us.
Marvin: That’s an alternative truth. I provide
Reddington with a service for which I am very well compensated. He takes care of me.
Kate: Does he? You had a new fiancé, … a whole life waiting. What do you have now, Marvin? Alone, on the run til you die? Unless you help yourself.
Marvin: I’m not turning state’s evidence against him. No way.
Kate: I’m sorry to hear that, Marvin. …
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Ressler: It didn’t match.
Gale: [ Chuckles ] What?
Ressler: The print – it’s not Reddington’s.
Gale: That’s impossible. Did they even run it through AFIS?
Ressler: Yeah, the unsub wasn’t in the system. …
Gale: The system’s rigged by Reddington, for Reddington. It’s the only explanation. I mean, he’s he’s got somebody on the inside. … What about that Fed he went on the run with, hmm? Hmm? The one you hunted? That’s our next move. We start with Elizabeth Keen.
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Liz: [ Philomena ] finally turned. Kaplan’s headed to Vienna.
Red: Ah! Springtime in Vienna. The market’s are a bit crowded, but the flowers – oh, my gosh. … I’ll let you two talk.
Cooper: Like hell. Stay put. I’m contacting Homeland Security. Then we’ll come up with an action plan. Together. …
Liz: How’d you do it? How’d you change the fingerprint?
Red: The fingerprint?
Liz: Don’t play dumb. The one Gale and Ressler found that connects you to the death of Diane Fowler.
Red: I assure you I know nothing of it.
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Samar: I heard about the fingerprints. You did the right thing.
Ressler: Yeah, I know. I sent the prints in. Your guess as good as mine as to why they came back negative.
Samar: You think Reddington has someone else at the Bureau in his pocket?
Ressler: I don’t know. Maybe. But what I do know is
that working with Gale– I mean, the guy’s an inspiration. He never lets anything slide. Ever. Kind of reminds me of the way I used to be.
Samar: The Reven Wright case.
Ressler: Laurel Hitchin murdered her. I know that in my bones, and I’m not gonna let this go until I can prove it. …
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[ Marvin, alive, is bound to a street post by plastic wrapped around him. Police arrive and cut him free ]
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FBI Agent: [ To Joe Perrachio ] Sir, as we’ve explained to your
counsel, the Bureau will protect you and your family as long as you cooperate fully. Now let’s start from the beginning. Why don’t you tell us how you first met Raymond Reddington?

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Blurb: Red and Kaplan’s past is explored.

Note: For Mr Kaplan’s lines, “Kate” is used for the present. “Kathryn” is used for the past (dreams and flashbacks).

[ Kate Kaplan is driving a pick-up truck pulling a metal-sheathed camper/trailer. She sighs and pulls over to the side of the road. She takes some pills, washing them down with an energy drink ]

[ Gloria Gaynor’s ♫ “I Will Survive” plays ]
[ ♪ Tap square below twice to play ♪ ]

Weren’t you the one who tried to hurt me with goodbye?
Did you think I’d crumble?
Did you think I’d lay down and die? Oh, no, not I!
I will survive. …

[ Line rings ] [ A man at an ice rink answers ]
Kate: One more stop to make. I’ll fill you in when I get back. I’m cutting this trip short. I just have one more.
Ice Rink Man: Migraines again?
Kate: I’ll be all right.
[ Kate pulls back the hair in the back of her head to reveal a huge wound, the result of a past trauma ]

♪ Oh, as long as I know how to love I know I’ll stay alive.
I’ve got all my life to live.
I’ve got all my love to give.
And I’ll survive, I will survive …

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Katarina Rostova: Kathryn Nemec. Your references are outstanding. Fluent in Italian, French, German, and Russian. Most of your charges appear to have been in various diplomatic corps. … You attended medical school at Northwestern, yet you decided not to continue. May I ask why?
Kathryn: Human anatomy was my Waterloo. The cadavers–
Katarina: Yes. Gruesome.
Kathryn: No. I found them compelling. Much more interesting than our living patients. I decided it will be healthier to reorient my efforts from the end of life to its beginning.
Katarina: Thus a Master’s degree in Child Development.
Kathryn: There’s no vocation more critical than raising a child. It’s my belief one can’t be overqualified.
Katarina: This job will not be without its challenges. I have no interest in abdicating my role as a mother.
While I’m in this house, I will be responsible for tending to Masha’s needs. You and Masha will join me whenever you can. There will be times I need to be unencumbered. … During my absences, I will expect you to provide a continuity of care. The way I dress her, hold her, change her, bathe her. You will be what I am to her – with one exception.
Kathryn: Yes?
Katarina: You will not love her.
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[ Kate pulls into the parking lot of a motel ]
Kate: I have a reservation for room 8.
Motel Manager: Here you go.
[ The room number on the key is 12 ]
Kate: I reserved room 8.
Manager: The young couple in there extended their stay. What can you do?
Kate: Is the adjacent room empty?
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[ Kate enters motel room 7. A man and woman can be heard arguing in room 8 through the thin walls of the motel ]

[ This argument fades into a different argument long ago … ]
[ Man and woman shouting in Russian ] [ Kathryn witnesses a brutal fight between Katarina and a dark-haired man. Katarina attempts to strangle the man with a lamp cord. Katarina sees Kathryn and nods toward a knife

lying on the floor. Kathryn slides the knife to Katarina. Katarina slices the man’s throat with it. He falls to the floor. Katarina is breathing heavily, a wild look on her face ]
Kathryn: Are you hurt?
Katarina: I’m fine. Alexander will be home soon. He can’t see this.
Kathryn: Go upstairs. Take a shower. Katarina: While you do what?
Kathryn: Clean the mess. Go.
[ Kathryn puts on a pair of yellow rubber gloves ]

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[ The scene returns to the present. The man and woman in the next motel room continue arguing ]

Man: I don’t know when I’ll be back. How’s never?
Woman: Jason!

[ The man (Jason) leaves the motel room and walks to the motel office ]
[ Door rattles ]
Jason: Oh! [ Rattles the door ] You gotta be– Oh. Come on! I just wanna buy some cigarettes! [ Pounds on the door ] Come on!
[ Kate approaches Jason ]
Kate: I have a pack in my trailer.
Jason: Okay. Sure, lady. Thanks. …
[ Jason gets in Kate’s camper/trailer. She follows him in, then slams the door shut decisively ]

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[ In the past again, the morning after Katarina has killed the dark-haired man ]
Katarina: I considered killing you last night.
Kathryn: Why didn’t you?
Katarina: What you saw, it’s more than Alexander or anyone knows about me, except the people I work for.
Kathryn: Soviet Intelligence? There were some documents on the man–
Katarina: Where’s the body?
Kathryn: In the woods.
Katarina: Kate, there are specific ways–
Kathryn: Sealed him in plastic wrap after I exsanguinated the corpse in the tulip garden to speed the rate of decay. I buried the rest below the frost line so that the grave won’t heave open during the freeze and thaw cycles.
Katarina: Never expected to have this conversation with you. What you saw last night– You might see other things, too.
Kathryn: I told you.… I will do everything in my power to keep her safe. And her mother.
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[ The present ] [ Knocking on Kate’s motel door ]
Jason’s girlfriend: Have you seen my boyfriend? He went for smokes last night. He didn’t come back.
Kate: Maybe he ran out on you.
Jason’s girlfriend: No, he left his car.
Kate: Did he leave his keys?
Jason’s girlfriend: Yes.
Kate: Maybe he left them for you.
Jason’s girlfriend: No, he’s a total dick. He would never leave me his car. Oh, Christ, what the hell is he up to? Now I gotta go find him.
Kate: You do that, dearie.
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[ Birds chirping ]
[ Kathryn is pushing Masha in a stroller along a path in a secluded part of a wooded area. A car in parked there. Inside is Katarina with a man with light-colored hair. They are having sex in the front seat ] [ Moaning ] [ Breathing heavily ] [ Katarina and Kathryn make eye contact. Kathryn quickly turns the stroller around and heads back in the direction they came from ]


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[ Kathryn is in the kitchen. Katarina comes in. She runs the tap and fills a glass with water ]
Katarina: Do you wanna ask me something, Kate?
Kathryn: None of my business.
Katarina: I’m sorry to put you in that uncomfortable position, especially with Masha.
Kathryn: Is he American?
Katarina: He’s an assignment. Was an assignment.
I don’t know what he is. He’s married.
Kathryn: Is it serious?
Katarina: Yes. It’s frivolous… exciting…
Kathryn: Do you love him?
Katarina: I don’t know about love, Kate. In my job the only one I know I love is Masha.
Kathryn: Then you should end it with the American.
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[ The present ]
[ At last, Kate is allowed into Room 8. The motel cleaning woman exits the room, smiles at Kate ]
Kate: Thank you.

[ Kate closes the door, puts down a large black canvas suitcase, unzips it. It’s empty. She pulls a dresser away and takes a picture off the plaster wall ]

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[ Indistinct radio chatter ] [ Kathryn arrives at Katarina’s house. Police cars are outside. Kathryn runs inside ]
Kathryn: What happened?
Katarina: Masha was abducted.
Kathryn: What?!
Katarina: A man was seen carrying her off the campus.
A blonde man.
Kathryn: The American?
Katarina: I started pulling away. We couldn’t continue the way we were. He didn’t take it well.
Kathryn: So what he– he– he stole Masha to hurt you?
Katarina: No, that’s not it. He thinks she’s his.
Kathryn: Is she?

Katarina: I don’t know, Kate. I never found out. I didn’t want to. It didn’t matter. I was never gonna end up with Raymond.
Kathryn: Did you give the police his name?
Katarina: Never. It’d put Masha in danger– even more danger. I know where he’s taking her. Home to America. I’m gonna have to find her on my own.
Kathryn: Not on your own.
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[ The present. Inside motel room 8, Kate gets to work ]
[ ♫ “I Will Survive” plays – version sung by John McCrea of Cake ]

♪ At first I was afraid, I was petrified,
Kept thinking I could never live without you by my side
And I spent, oh, so many nights just feeling sorry for myself.
I used to cry but now I hold my head up high
I will survive. …

[ Cartoon plays indistinctly on TV ] [ Kate begins to saw through the plaster walls of the motel room with an electric saw ] [ Whirs ] [ Whirring ]

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[ The past ]

On the television:
Man: Firefighters are gathering and continue to battle a 3-alarm blaze that occurred at a residence downtown.

[ Knock on door ]
[ Kathryn opens the door. Katarina enters holding Masha. Both are streaked with smoke and Masha’s clothing is singed ]
Kathryn: Oh! Oh, my God! Are you okay? You two okay?
Katarina: There was a fire. [ Breathing heavily ] Too many people. There was shouting and fighting. And Masha. [ Breathing heavily ]
Kathryn: What?
[ Katarina kisses Masha and sniffles ]
Katarina: Listen, carefully, you stay here with Masha. Speak to no one. Do not answer the door or the telephone. Don’t go out unless you absolutely have to. …
When it’s safe, I’ll call with instructions.
Katarina: [ To Masha, in Russian with subtitles ] Be good, little one. It wasn’t your fault. He was a bad man. I love you.
Katarina: [ Sniffles ] Oh. Lock the door behind me. [ Kisses Masha ]
[ Kathryn locks the door ]

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[ Masha is sleeping ] [ Telephone rings ]
Kathryn: [ Whispers ] Where are you?
Katarina: I don’t know. Pay phone.
Kathryn: You need to come back for your daughter. It’s been over a week.
Katarina: I can’t. The KGB uncovered my affair with Raymond, which means US Intelligence knows as well. Both sides are tracking me down. I have to leave the country. It’ll be weeks before I can come for Masha.
Kathryn: Masha can’t stay in a hotel that long. She needs a home. I can take her to my sister in Chicago.
Katarina: No. You’re the family nanny. You’re a person of interest. They’ll track you. You have to leave Masha with someone unconnected, who I can trust. I want you to get in touch with Sam Milhoan. He’s listed. Kearney, Nebraska.
Kathryn: Leave Masha?
Katarina: You must.
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Sam Milhoan: I’m sorry you had to drive all this way. But I’m in no position to help here. I told Kat. …
Kathryn: She told me that you are the only person who knew both her and Raymond, the only one they both trusted. …
Sam: Did Kat happen to mention that I’m a grifter? Now I scam people out of their hard-earned cash. Now I’m trying to go straight here. But I don’t have room in my life for a kid. I’m not able to be with Masha. …
[ Masha has been overhearing ]
Masha: You’re not gonna stay with me? You said when we find someplace to live, we would all be together.
Kathryn: Oh. I want that more than anything in the
world. It just can’t be now.
Masha: You promised.
Sam: Ah, crap. [ Claps ] Gordo!
[ A large black dog barks and comes in, tail wagging ] [ Gasps of excitement ]
Kathryn: Hi. [ Kathryn and Masha laugh ]
Sam: The kid needs her mother. Until the heat’s off, she’s got me.
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[ Kate zips shut a black canvas suitcase, which is now bulging. Another suitcase is nearby. Kate exits the motel room, lugging one of the suitcases. She opens the door of her camper/trailer. Inside the phone is ringing ]
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[ In the past ]
[ Katarina is making a call from an outdoor phone booth. Behind her is a sandy beach and the ocean. A brown slatted wooden fence lining the beach evokes the beach at Cape May ]
[ Kathryn’s telephone rings ]
Katarina: Kate, I’m so sorry. …
Kathryn: So when are you coming back for Masha?
Katarina: I can’t. I’m going away.
Kathryn: What? What about Masha? Masha’s still with Sam, and he’s not–
Katarina: Please.
Kathryn: Listen, I can go there. I can take care of her. I–
Katarina: No. She won’t be safe with you. You know that. You– you have to disappear yourself, Kate. There’s nothing more you can do for me or for Masha. I’m begging you Kate, walk away. You know how much I love her.
Kathryn: I do.
Katarina: You’ll walk away, then.
Kathryn: Yes.
[ Katarina looks out at the ocean, inhales sharply ]
Katarina: [ Tearfully ] I love you, Kate.
[ Receiver clatters ] [ Line disconnects ]


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[ Kate gets in the pick-up truck, starts the engine and pulls away from the motel ]
[ A motel cleaning woman opens the door to Room 8. A large gaping hole has been cut in the wall ]


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[ Kathryn is seated at a bar, reading the newspaper classifieds. She circles a posting for help in a mortuary. The ad notes applicants must be “unfazed by cadavers and blood” ]
[ A short distance away, a blonde woman with curly hair puts coins in a juke box. Three men leer at her ]
Man: Whoa. Look at this.
[ Kathryn sees an article in the newspaper headlined “Search Called Off for Missing Russian Woman” with a photo of Katarina ]
[ Kathryn removes her glasses, shocked ]
[ The young blonde woman leaves the company of the men and walks over to Kathryn ]
Young blonde woman: You okay?
Kathryn: [ Clears throat ] Yeah.
Annie Kaplan: Hope you don’t mind. I need saving from the wolves. If I had a hose, I’d spray ’em down. I’m just passing through to Texas. My name’s Annie Kaplan. What’s yours?
Kathryn: Kate.
Annie: You wanna dance, Kate?
Kathryn: What?
Annie: [ Laughs ] Come on.
[ Annie takes Kathryn’s hand and leads her to the dance floor ]
Annie: What’s wrong, Kate?
Kathryn: My friend just died.
Annie: Oh, honey. Come here.
[ They hug ]
Kathryn: I think she was my best friend.
[ They dance to slow, swaying music ]
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Annie: So what’s next for you? You gonna find some more Russians to live with?
Kathryn: I don’t know. … Masha and her family were my whole world for so long.
Annie: Well, there are other worlds out there. My future’s in Amarillo. A lot of people sing about Amarillo,
you know? George Strait, Neil Sedaka, Rob Zombie.
Kathryn: [ Laughs ] Is that what’s leading you there?
Annie: No, uh, that would be my Uncle Nikos. He’s a bail bondsman. Gonna teach me everything he knows about the business.
Kathryn: Hmm. Amarillo. What’s the job market like there?
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[ The present ]
[ Kate is in her camper/trailer. She speaks into a recorder, inventorying frozen body parts wrapped in plastic ]

Kate: Everett Oldfield. [ Plastic rustles ] August 11, 2006. Died of blunt force trauma to the right temple. Knee surgery scar a likely ACL reconstruction, left leg. Wedding ring, left hand. Simple gold band, inscription, “All my love.”

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[ The past ]
[ Door bell jingles. Kathryn enters Little Nikos’ bail bond office ]
Annie: Hey, I thought you were working tonight.
Kathryn: The Pattersons canceled their dinner plans. They wanted a family night in with the kids instead. [ Jangles ] So I got the night off.
Annie: Is that chicken and black bean sauce I smell?
[ Kathryn gives Annie a bottle of wine ]
Kathryn: Here.
Annie: Mmm.
Kathryn: Open it.
Annie: You know, Little Nikos does not like it when employees eat at the office.
Kathryn: Well, Little Nikos can suck it.
Annie: [ Laughs ] Romantic and saucy. [ Inhales sharply ] I like it.
[ Giggling ]
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[ Door bell jingles ] [ A man comes in pointing a gun ]
Ex-Con: Where’s Little Nikos?
Annie: I’m sorry, sir. We’re closed. …
Ex-Con: I missed my court appearance ’cause my daddy passed. I was at his funeral. There’s no reason for Nikos to send his dog Mato after me. … Who are you?! What’s your name?!
Annie: Annie Kaplan.
Ex-Con: [ To Kathryn ] I guess that makes you Mr. Kaplan. …
Kathryn: Don’t you point that gun at her!
[ Gunshot 💥 – Annie is hit in the chest ]
Annie: Aah!
Kathryn: No!
Annie: Aah!
[ Another gunshot 💥 hits Kathryn in the back of the head ] [ The Ex-Con leaves. The door bells jingle ]
Kathryn: Annie. [ Inhales sharply ] Annie.
Annie: Aah!
Kathryn: I know! Shh, shh. Here.
[ Kathryn, bleeding badly from the wound in her head, helps Annie up. They stumble to the door, looking for help. Door bells jingle. Once outside they collapse, facing each other ]
Annie: [ Muttering indistinctly ]
Kathryn: Oh! Oh, my God. [ Crying ] No. Annie, no! No, no, Annie! Annie, stay awake. Annie, don’t close– don’t close your eyes. Stay- stay awake.
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Dr Soska: Kate? Hello, Kate? Can you hear me? I’m Dr. Soska. … Fortunately, the bullet caught you at an angle. It was a perforating wound, in and out, no vital tissue was damaged. It was quite a bit of swelling. We had to induce a coma to reduce it, give your brain time to heal.
Kathryn: How long?
Dr Soska: It’s been three weeks, Kate.
Little Nikos: They even installed an upgrade. Metal plate.
Kathryn: Nikos. [ Monitor beeping steadily ] Where’s Annie?
Dr Soska: I’ll let you two talk.
[ Dr Soska leaves ]
Kathryn: Nikos, where’s Annie?
Nikos: I’m sorry, Kate. She was gone before the ambulance even got there.
Kathryn: Oh [ Crying ] [ Wailing ]
Nikos: Listen to me. Annie was my family. I know how she felt about you, how you felt about each other. And that makes you family. I will be here for you, and we will get through this together.
Kathryn: How?
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[ The present ]
[ Kate pulls the camper/trailer over to the side of the road, turns the engine off ] [ Kate takes more pills ] [ Kate goes inside the camper/trailer and lies down ]


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[ In the past ] [ Kathryn in working at Niko’s bail bond business ]
Kathryn: Sam. What are you doing here? Is it Elizabeth? Did something happen?
Sam Milhoan: No, no, no. …
Kathryn: Then what are you doing here?
Sam: Someone wants to see you. Asked me to come to you. Raymond Reddington.
Kathryn: That man set off a chain reaction that took everything I loved from me.
And not just me. He turned his back on his family, his country. And for what? A life of crime? He’s a traitor. I have nothing to say to him, and I don’t wanna hear anything he has to say to me.
Sam: Yes, you do. Lizzy is fine, now. But Red says she’s in danger.
Kathryn: What kind of danger?
Sam: You’d have to ask him. And there’s something he wants to ask you.
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Kathryn: Work for you? I don’t know you.
Red: I’m not as unknown as you might like to believe, Ms. Nemec. We shared the affection of Katarina. We have a common bond in Elizabeth. I presume your love for the child abides. After Katarina’s sudden departure, I felt a responsibility to watch over the girl from a distance. I’ve provided for her and Sam financially.
Kathryn: I’m surprised you found the time, between selling illegal services or ordering hits on anyone who got in your way.
Red: I make no apologies for who I am or what I do. Katarina was a traitor to two countries, both global superpowers. God willing, Katarina’s daughter will live a private life of quiet courage. But if anyone learns her identity, the only way I can stop the threats from rising is to rise up as a greater threat than all of them.
Kathryn: So you want me to join you in organized crime to protect Elizabeth.
Red: Yes, Kate. Help me protect the girl we love.
Kathryn: And what do I have that you could possibly want?
Red: A trusted voice. A cool head. Undaunted initiative in a messy situation. All the things that you gave to Elizabeth’s mother.
Kathryn: If you ever put me in a position where I have to choose between what’s best for you and what’s best for her, I will choose Elizabeth every time.
Red: Yes. I would insist on that.
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[ Fall 2013 ]
[ From a perch overlooking FBI Headquarters ]
Kate: You can’t just stroll into her life after all these years. This is a mistake.
Red: I’m aware of your feelings, Kate.
Kate: Raymond, stop. The instant you walk through that door, the damage will be done. You’ll destroy her innocence, everything we’ve been fighting to be preserved. You’ll never undo it.
Red: As I feared would happen, elements from Katarina’s past are circling Elizabeth like a pack of wolves in the night. I put Tom Keen in her life to keep an eye on her, and he married her.

Kate: This isn’t about Tom Keen. It’s about your need for control.
Red: Indeed, I need to control the danger to Elizabeth. I’ve built a vast criminal network predicated on that very principal. It’s time to live up to my mission statement.

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Grey: Must be good to be home again, sir.
Red: Yeah. Well, we’ll see about that. [ Chuckles ]
[Grey turns and walks back to a vehicle with Kate and Dembe inside]
Grey: He’ll be fine.
[ Alarm sounding ]
Grey: He’s in FBI custody. What’s the worst that could happen?

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[ Kate is at the ice rink ]
[ Cellphone rings ] [ Ring ] [ Ring ] [ Beep ]
Kate: Hello, Raymond.
Red: Hello, Kate. Took some searching. We found your friend’s phone buried in the rubble.
Kate: I knew you’d survive the blast. I tried to warn him, but he was very proud of his bushcraft.
Red: He would’ve made you proud right to the end. …
Kate: I’ve been thinking about you.
Red: Happy thoughts?
Kate: I realize now I was so wrapped up in helping you build your empire, I lost sight of why I joined you in the first place. Somewhere along the way, I stopped serving Liz’s needs to enable yours.
Red: They’re one and the same. They always have been. What we’ve done, we’ve done for her.
Kate: I believed that, Raymond. Like a Pied Piper, you made me believe. But when I did what I thought was best for her–
Red: It wasn’t best. You almost got her killed, and you betrayed me.
Kate: No. I kept my word to you. When you hired me, you told me to choose Elizabeth over you. And so I tried to help her disappear to a safe place with her newborn daughter. And for that, you put me down like a mad dog.
For the last two decades of my life, you had me convinced I was helping keep Elizabeth safe. But in reality, I was helping you become a monster.
Red: It’s time for us to meet and talk.
Kate: No, Raymond. I’m gonna do what I should’ve done years ago. I took a bullet to my head, but I remember what my father taught me. Our stories are written in flesh. And I’m gonna use that lesson to render you powerless.
Red: Are you familiar with Master James of St. George? Favored architect of Edward I. You know why? Concentric construction. He literally built castles within castles. Impossible to penetrate.… The architecture of my organization has risen stone by stone over decades. You can’t get inside to hurt me, Kate.
Kate: You forget I was by your side the whole time. I know what was required to amass your power, who you hurt, who you betrayed, who you
killed. More importantly, as your cleaner, I know where the bodies are buried. Were buried, dearie. And I’m going to use them and the stories they tell to put you in the ground.
[ The large ice rink has been converted into a morgue. Dozens* of bodies, covered in blankets, are carefully laid out on the ice ]
Red: You’ve been busy.

[ Nancy Sinatra’s ♫ “These boots are made for walkin'” plays ]

♪ these boots are made for walking
and that’s just what they’ll do
one of these days these boots are gonna walk all over you
[ Spoken: ] Start walkin’ …

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Blurb: Red seeks out his bodyguard, Dembe Zuma, who is missing and may be responsible for poisoning him.

[ Aram is showering. Janet (formerly “Elise”) startles him, then joins him in the shower ]
Aram: Oh, my God. [ Laughs ] Don’t do that.
Janet: What? This?
Aram: Mm-mm No, that’s– that’s fine. Wait, how’d you get in?
Janet: You left the front door unlocked, silly. …
Aram: I swear I locked it. Wait, I know I locked it.
[ Aram grabs a towel ] …

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[ Aram checks the door ]
[ Aram is grabbed from behind ] [ Janet hears muffled shouting ]
Janet: Aram? Aram? Aram, you okay?
[ Janet wraps herself in a towel and goes to the living room. Janet sees Dembe. He has a gun ]
Janet: Oh, my God.
Dembe: Be still. Don’t make a sound.
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[ Ressler and police are at Aram’s apartment when Samar arrives ]
Samar: What happened? Where’s Aram?
Ressler: We’re still piecing it together. We’ve got a 9-1-1 call. Neighbors reported a pounding on the walls.
Samar: Pounding?
Ressler: Yeah, we found her bound and gagged in the closet.
Samar: Found who?
[ Ressler avoids answering. Samar sees Janet and angrily grabs her ]
Samar: What have you done with him?
Ressler: Whoa, whoa, whoa!
Janet: Is she nuts?
Ressler: Easy. She’s not a suspect here. She’s a victim. One of the victims. They were together. Here.
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Cooper: Tell me everything you’ve dug up on Dembe Zuma since he vanished.
Red: Why? What’s happened?
Cooper: … You’ve been hunting Dembe for over a month. I want to know everything you’ve found because now Agent Mojtabai is in danger. …
Red: Aram?
Liz: He was abducted by Dembe last night. …
Red: Dembe has taken a calculated risk abducting Agent Mojtabai. He wouldn’t have done that to harm him, but to use him. For the time being, Aram is perfectly safe. …
Liz: Are you closer to finding him or not?
Red: I am now.
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[ Keys jangle ]
Janet: It’s a key hunter. Aram has one just like it.… You attach it to things that you don’t wanna lose– You know, car keys, laptops, pets. It uses cellphones as a location array. Once you activate it, it transmits a signal that is relayed by any live cellular device in its proximity.
Ressler: Aram’s keys weren’t at his apartment.
Janet: Right. Which means he probably still has them with him. And if he does, we’ve got a shot.
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Liz: Where are we going?
Red: To find the Sanctum Corporation. A refuge, an enterprise that specializes in relocating criminals who are on the verge of being arrested or being dispatched by an adversary. An underground railroad for miscreants.
Liz: And you think that’s how Dembe disappeared? He hired them?
Red: Not for himself. Last year, Matias Solomon used Dembe’s family as leverage against him to get to me. Afterward, I told him to hide his daughter and granddaughter.
Liz: Why couldn’t you hide them?
Red: I wanted Dembe to pick a vendor I knew nothing about to keep his family as far from my world as possible. He did as I instructed– so well, in fact, that I haven’t been able to identify the vendor he contracted. Sanctum is the last on my list. …
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[ Bees buzzing ] [ A woman enters a room filled with box bee hives and swarming with tens of thousands on buzzing bees. She removes her shirt and smears something over her upper body. She reaches out her arms and the bees accumulate on her ]
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Aram: Okay, uh what is this?
Dembe: Raymond’s. He has lockers like this all around the globe.
Aram: You want me to hack it so you can steal from Mr. Reddington. No. I’m not gonna do that.
[ Electronic trills, beeps ] [ Dembe opens the locker. It is empty ]
Dembe: I did not bring you here to steal from Raymond. I brought you here to find out who already did.
Aram: You’re trying to help him. Uh, then why not just tell him? He– he thinks you poisoned him.
Dembe: Yes. I handed him the drink that nearly killed him, but I did not poison it.
Aram: So tell him.
Dembe: Not without proof.
Aram: That’s why you’re here. You think whoever accessed this locker is the person who tried to kill Mr. Reddington?
Dembe: Yes.
Aram: Okay, uh, fine. Uh– Okay, okay, these scanners usually use a syslog-d. That’s a-a program that stores a list of previous users. I’ll try to access that log… Uh– Do you really need to still point that at me? I’m– I’m gonna help.
[ Dembe points the gun more deliberately ]
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Glen: So Dembe finally went off the deep end, huh? I can’t say I’m surprised, what with the whole package. You know, strong, silent type, all stoic with the eyes and the phony African accent. I, for one, never bought it. …
Red: I’m in no mood, Glen. Did you access the footage I asked for?
Glen: Yeah. I rolled back the DOT camera you called about.
Liz: Those cameras are live feeds. You can’t rewind them.
Glen: Maybe you can’t rewind them, toots, but I’ve got a team of Hindus running a server farm in Adams Morgan recording every second of every traffic cam in this burg. You’d be surprised how often that comes in handy. Only one other car was at that warehouse before you guys showed up. Registered to Chuck Shaw. Info’s all there.
[ Glen hands Red a folder ]
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[ Chuck Shaw is doing bench presses ]
Red: Good afternoon, Chuck.
Chuck: Yo. Who the hell are you?… What do you want?
Red: Richard Fickman.
Chuck: He’s dead.
Red: That’s unfortunate. … Who hired you to kill him?
Chuck: [ Groaning ] We made a deal.
Red: Who?
Chuck: Dr Sofia Gallup. [ Groaning ]
[ Baz lifts the dumbbells off Chuck ] [ Coughing ]
Red: Please go on.
Chuck: [ Exhales ] I was locked up. She was my therapist. She got me paroled. Dr. Gallup said all I had to do was kill a guy she wanted dead. …
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Aram: I did it, okay? Uh– Here’s the data you wanted. But … [t]he scanner uses proprietary encryption. I’m sorry, but it would take me days to crack this and figure out who, uh, accessed the– this locker. I’m so sorry.
[ Dembe lowers his gun, sits down on a curb ]
Dembe: You can go.
Aram: I can go? Just like that?
Dembe: Please, forgive me.
Aram: Well, uh, there might be one way to get past the proprietary encryption. Are you really trying to help Mr. Reddington?
Dembe: I have three people in my life. My daughter, my granddaughter, and Raymond. …
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Liz: Thank you. [ Phone beeps ] Bureau of Prisons confirmed Dr. Sofia Gallup consults for them. …
Red: How about the last parolee for whom the good doctor testified?
Liz: A felon named Dennis Cauley.
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[ Denis Cauley’s apartment ]
Liz: This looks like a dossier on Dr. Gallup’s next victim. Alex Sato.
[ Red looks at the man’s photo ]
Red: Except his name isn’t Alex Sato. It’s Daniel Nakamoto, a master forger of antiquities. 13 years ago, he was paid a pile of money for a cuneiform tablet by the boss of the Sacriponti crime family. … Daniel Nakamoto disappeared shortly after. …
Liz: [Cauley’s] been tracking Nakamoto. Tracing his movements.
Red: Circling his prey.
Liz: Looks like Nakamoto is at the Gabor Museum every afternoon.
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Red: Afternoon, Daniel. …
Nakamoto: Raymond Reddington?
Red: …I’m afraid your cover has been blown. I suppose that’s fairly obvious at this point. But nonetheless, I’m here to tell you that an assassin is coming to kill you. …
Nakamoto: You’re lying. There’s no way Sanctum could betray me. Impossible. …
Red: I’m warning you, Daniel. Your life is in grave danger.
Nakamoto: If you’re right, and the Sanctum Corporation has failed me, then no one can keep me safe. Not even you.
[ Nakamoto gets up and leaves. A man in a brown jacket approaches him. Blade clicks ]
Nakamoto: Aah!
[ Baz attacks the man, kicks away his knife ]
Liz: FBI!
Denis Cauley: Aah! Aah!
Liz: Hands on your head.

Nakamoto: What do you want to know?
Red: Everything you can tell me about the Sanctum Corporation.
Nakamoto: It was run by Tony and Maria Lopez. They owned a honey company in Ohio. They used bee colonies around the world as safe houses and way stations. But … [t]he Lopezes died months ago.

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Red: Glen. I need information on a deceased couple. Tony and Maria Lopez of Ohio. They were apiarists.
Glen: What? Ape fairies?
Red: Apiarists. Bees.
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Janet: When I first met Aram, oh, he was so uptight. I mean, with the strict Muslim upbringing with a healthy dose of Jewish guilt. … He really needed to cut loose.
Samar: And you helped him.
Janet: You say that like I’m some sort of enabler or something. Yeah, okay, fine. I enable him to have fun. I enable him to blow off steam. I enable him to laugh. Do you have a problem with that?
Samar: I do if it interferes with the work that he does here. …
Janet: You’re upset because I know Aram and you don’t.
[ Beeping ]
Janet: Got him. RBM Digital Security Bureau Data Site.
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[ Aram and Dembe approach a security check station at the RBM Digital Security Bureau Data Site ]
Aram: Agents Mojtabai and Zuma, FBI. We got a warrant to run a confiscated device through your proprietary decryption. … [W]e’re on a time crunch. It’s a matter of national security.
Security Guard: [ Sighs ] The warrant?
Aram: Zuma. Give the man the warrant. Don’t tell me you didn’t grab it off the desk. Oh, Zuma, you’re killin’ me.
Dembe: I am sorry. …
Aram: It’s all right. That’s all right. Okay. You got somewhere we can sit and call this in? Court should be able to messenger a new one ASAP.
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[ A car marked “Student Driver” pulls up to Red and Liz. Glen is inside with a student driver ]
Red: You got to be kidding me.
Glen: You’re the one in such a damn rush. Get in. … We can speak freely. Señora Vazquez doesn’t know a lick of English.
Glen: [ Spanish: ] Turn right on the next light.
Red: What did you find?
Glen: The Lopezes ran Sanctum for decades. But nine months ago, they got burnt to a crisp. Fire started in the middle of the night. Police report says arson, no suspects, though.
Glen: [ To the student driver ] It’s a car, sweet cheeks, not a roller coaster. They had a daughter named Vanessa. Apple fell far from the tree. She was on the up and up. A therapist.
Liz: A therapist? Like Dr. Gallup? Gallup and Lopez could be one and the same.
Glen: I don’t know no Gallup, but Vanessa was there during the fire. Got burnt pretty bad, but survived.
Liz: Says here all the Lopez family bee farms were foreclosed by the bank, all but the one that burned down. It’s still owned by Vanessa Lopez.
Red: Then that’s where we’re headed. …
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Aram: …If I’m lucky, I can find the encryption key before he gets back.
Dembe: Thank you, Aram. …
Aram: Crap. Samar and Ressler are here. … Okay, come on. Downloading. All right, here we are. [ Typing ] [ Beeps ] Kathryn Nemec. Who is who is Kathryn Nemec?
[ Dembe looks “like he’s seen a ghost” ]
Aram: Oh, is this bad? Oh, this seems bad.
Dembe: I cannot go back yet. I need proof. There’s one last thing I must do.
Aram: Okay, uh, go. You better go. Do what you gotta do to help Mr. Reddington, but do it fast.
[ Dembe leaves as Ressler and Samar are arriving. Ressler takes chase ]
[ Aram watches on his laptop as Ressler chases Dembe. He locks and unlocks doors as needed to assist Dembe’s escape ]
Ressler: Dembe, stop!
[ Ressler points his gun at Dembe through the glass window of a locked door ]
Ressler: Dembe! Don’t make me shoot you!
Dembe: I didn’t do anything.
Ressler: Then come in. Prove it.
Dembe: That’s my plan. But I need the proof.
[ Aram becomes alarmed that Ressler might shoot Dembe ]
Aram: Dembe. No. No, no. Ressler, no.
[ Aram kills the power ] [ Clank ] [ Dembe escapes ]
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[ Red and Liz enter the room with the bees. Vanessa Vasquez turns around slowly ]
Red: Fascinating. I hope you don’t mind me diving right in. I’ve been looking for you for quite a while, and time is of the essence.
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Cooper: What were you thinking?
Aram: He needed my help.
Ressler: Well, you didn’t have to help him escape. If he’s on the level, we all could’ve helped. …
Cooper: Did you find anything that would exonerate Dembe?
Aram: Honestly, I don’t know. We found a name– Kathryn Nemec.
Cooper: Run her down and find out what you can. …
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Red: It’s hypnotic.
Vanessa Vasquez: I suppose it was only a matter of time before one of you figured it out and showed up.
Red: … I’m not one of your parents’ clients.
Liz: But we know what you’re doing to them.… We know you made deals with some of your prison therapy patients.
Red: We just don’t know why.
Vanessa: When I was a child, this place was a backbone of our honey business. My father knew a guy that needed a hideout. And he helped. And then another showed up. And another one.… The fortune my parents made hiding criminals was in a Vulcan safe in our basement. The only people that knew that were the criminals that passed through. Someone came back and tried to steal the money. But while cutting through the lock with an acetylene torch, they set the house on fire. I was the only one that survived. Apitherapy is the only thing I’ve found effective in fighting the infection. …
Liz: You have no idea which client did this, so you’re killing them all.
Vanessa: If their file is in my parents’ ledger, they deserve punishment for one thing or the other.
Red: There’s an entry in that ledger I need to see. For your sake, I hope it’s not crossed off.
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[ Red searches through the ledger. He tears out a page ]
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Cooper: Kathryn Nemec is missing?
Aram: Yeah, she disappeared in 1991, just dropped off the grid. Lived at a few addresses in the Midwest in her 30s. Worked at an exclusive domestic staffing agency, but then one day she’s just gone. And there is no more record.
Cooper: You say this Nemec, she’s the one who was attacking Reddington? …
Aram: Yeah, I cannot explain it, but had you seen Dembe’s face when he saw her name – It was like he’d seen a ghost. …
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Isabella Zuma: Mr. Reddington. How did you find me? …
Red: I need to speak with your father, Isabella.
Isabella: Speak with him? What do you mean? Where is he? … [S]omething’s happened?
Red: I hope not, but I won’t know until I find him.
Isabella: Does he want you to find him?
Red: He does not, but I have to. And I must insist on your help to do so.
Isabella: Sometimes he sends me packages. Pre-paid cellphones with one number saved for emergencies. …
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[ Cellphone ringing ]
Dembe: Are you okay, Isabella?
Red: Yes, she’s okay.
Dembe: What are you doing there, Raymond?
Red: Trying to find you. … What are you doing, Dembe? Because everything you seem to be doing is making you look guilty.
Dembe: We’re both guilty, Raymond. I came here to see for myself. She’s not here.
Red: Who– who’s not? What are you saying?
[ An arrow hits Dembe in the leg ]
Dembe: Ah! Ah!
[ Dembe drops the phone and stumbles off ]
Red: Dembe? Dembe? Dembe?
[ The Hunter is tracking Dembe with a crossbow. He walks over to the mobile phone and crushes it ]
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[ The Hunter catches up with Dembe ]
The Hunter: I know who you are. You and that fella in the hat brought Kate out here. Two men against an unarmed woman. That was cowardly. And you still couldn’t get the job done. You didn’t know she survived, did you? Ol’ Kate flat out refused to die. She warned me about you.… Kate told me you’d be back. I’ve been waiting. I’m gonna kill you both for what you did to her. Now, where is your slick-suited friend?
[ Dembe mumbles. The Hunter moves closer and leans over him ]
Hunter: What?
[ Dembe pulls the arrow out of his own leg and stabs The Hunter’s leg with it ]
Hunter: Aah! [ Groaning ]
[ Dembe hurries away, limping ]
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[ Telephone rings ] [ Ring, beep ]
Aram: Agent Mojtabai.
Red: What did you and Dembe find, Aram? … I spoke to him. He began to tell me something. But he was attacked.
Aram: Attacked? …
Red: He released you. Why? Did you discover something?
Aram: We did. We found a name. Kathryn Nemec.
Red: [ Shocked ] S-Say that again.
Aram: Kathryn Nemec. But she’s been missing since 1991.
[ Phone beeps off ]
Isabella: What? Please, tell me, is he okay?
Liz: Reddington, what’s going on? What’s happened to Dembe?
Red: I’ll find him. I’ll find him.
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[ The Hunter has tied a tourniquet on his leg ] [ Grunts ] [ Exhales ] [ Beeps, speed dials ]
The Hunter: It’s me. Hate to leave this on your machine, but there’s something you ought to know…
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Red: A man’s greatest enemy is the dark forces pent up within himself. But not for me. My dark forces had a name. A person I entrusted with the most heinous offenses of my life. Every trespass I committed, expunged. Cleansed as if it had never happened. My confessor who doth now condemn me.
Liz: What are you talking about?
Red: Kathryn Nemec.
Liz: Now who is Kathryn Nemec?
Red: A name that came to represent my darkest hours. My friend. [ Smacks lips ] Mr. Kaplan.
Liz: Mr. Kaplan? She’s alive. [ Tears ]
Red: When I pulled the trigger, I– I left without checking. I would never have been so careless if there wasn’t a part of me that wished I hadn’t done what I had just done. It’s been her all along. Retribution for what I did to her.
Liz: Can the score be even now? Can this be over?
Red: All I know is I need to find Dembe.
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[ Baz drives Red and Liz to the place in the woods where Red had shot Kate ]
[ They park behind the car Dembe came in ] [ Dembe stumbles out of the woods ]
Liz: Dembe!
Dembe: [ Groaning ] She’s alive. Kate is alive.
Red: I’m sorry, Dembe.
Liz: Who did this to you?
Dembe: A man. He found Kate. He’s injured in his left knee.
Red: Where did you last see him?
Dembe: West of here. [ Panting ]
[ Red ties a tourniquet on Dembe’s leg ]
Dembe: Aah!
Red: You need a doctor. Keep that tight.
Liz: Okay, we go. You’re not going after him.
Red: I am. He’ll lead me to Kate. Get Dembe to a hospital, please.
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Red: We should double back, find another path. This is all too exposed.
[ Dart hits ]
Baz: [ Gasps ] Oh!
[ The Hunter approaches. He sees a figure crumpled on the forest floor and Red’s hat behind a log. He is taking aim at the hat when he is shot from the side by Red ]
The Hunter: [ Groans ] Ohh! Ow, ow.
[ Baz was wearing Red’s hat. He is uninjured. It was a trap ]
[ Red approaches The Hunter who is not critical ]
Red: You must know my friend Kate.
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Aram: Should’ve told you about Janet.
Samar: It doesn’t matter.
Aram: It does to me. I-I’m sorry that I’m– Hey. Can I tell you something I admire about you?
Samar: I would rather you didn’t.
Aram: Your intensity. The way you talk and think. The way you do the job.
Samar: Stop it.
Aram: I don’t just admire it. I’m also terrified by it. And by what it would do to me if we got too close.
Samar: How’s this for terrifying? I couldn’t care less what you admire.
[ Samar gets in the elevator. The elevator doors creak and clang shut ]
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[ Inside his cabin, The Hunter is tied to a chair ]
Red: I can appreciate the kindness you showed to an injured woman in need. It’s commendable, as is your loyalty to her. … But you do need to call her.
The Hunter: She was right about you. Said you were very dangerous and absolutely relentless… Kate’s also very dangerous and absolutely relentless. Guess she learned that from you. If I’d been in your shoes, I’d have made damn sure I didn’t miss.
Red: Yes, that was a mistake I won’t make again. Call her.
The Hunter: Seems to me I’m not gonna survive this either way.
Red: This may seem ironic considering the circumstances, but I abhor violence. I only resort to it in times of extreme necessity. So believe me when I say, this is both extreme and necessary.
[ Gun cocks. Red holds his pistol to The Hunter’s forehead ]
Red: Call her.
The Hunter: [ Dialing ] She said you’d do this. [ Chuckles ]
Red: She said I’d do what exactly?
The Hunter: Underestimate her.
[ Line ringing ] [ Buzzing sound ]
[ Through the floor boards, Red sees an apparatus with a flashing red light ]
Red: Baz!
[ Both Red and Baz run for their lives as a huge 💥🔥 explosion 🔥💥 engulfs the cabin ]
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[ Kate is walking along the catwalk of a motel. She listens to a message on her answering machine ]
The Hunter: [ Recorded voice ] It’s me. Hate to leave this on your machine, but there’s something you ought to know. Your friends, uhm– the black fella and the man in the hat, Reddington– they’re here. You said they’d kill me to get you. If this is the last time you hear my voice, know that I didn’t give you up. And I didn’t go down without a fight. You told me, if he ever figured out you’re still alive, he’d come at you full bore. Well, lock and load, Katie. Your war has come.

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Blurb: Red needs to find out who in his organization has seized control of his accounts and threatens his life.

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[ Red’s secret flat ]
[ Dembe uncorks a bottle of Scotch ]
Dembe: Raymond. Are you sure about this? Bringing them all together in one location. It’s dangerous. [ Scotch pours ]
Red: One of our most trusted confidantes intends to do irrevocable damage to the organization. … [ Swallows, exhales ] There’s a traitor in the family. I intend to find them.
Dembe: And if something goes wrong?
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[ Red is in a hospital bed in a mobile surgical unit struggling for breath as a doctor holds a ventilator mask to his face ]
Red: [ Gasps, coughing loudly ] Where am I? … What’s going on?
Haverkamp: Mr. Reddington, my name is Dr. Haverkamp. I’m an on-call specialist on your code 77 team, and you had an emergency.
Red: [ Gasping ] Why can’t– why can’t I breathe?
Haverkamp: Give the medication a minute. Just give it a minute. … What do you remember?
Red: [ Gasps ] Dinner, restaurant. [ Gasping ] What’s wrong with me?
Haverkamp: We’re not quite sure. We thought, at first, you may have had a series of mini strokes. But the MRIs, the EEGs, they ruled that out.
Red: Where’s Dembe? Dembe will know.
Haverkamp: … Mr. Reddington, I was told that you insist on a frank, unvarnished assessment of the situation. So here it is. You’re dying.
Red: [ Exhales sharply ] How?
Haverkamp: We believe you’ve been poisoned. …
Red: How long can you keep me alive?
Haverkamp: It’s hard to say. Uh, a day? Maybe two.
Red: [ Exhales sharply ]
[ Red begins ripping off the blood pressure cuff ]
Haverkamp: What– what– No. No. What are you doing? You can’t– …

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[ Red has his suit on, is walking away from the medical setup ]
Dr Haverkamp: Please, Mr. Reddington. You need medical attention. Your condition is critical. Where– are you going?
Red: [ On cell phone ] Elizabeth. Gather the task force. I need your help — to solve a murder.
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[ The Post Office ] [ Elevator door scrapes, slams ]
Red: [ Coughs ]
Ressler: Uh, what’s going on?
Red: Your prayers have been answered, Donald.. Apparently, I’m dying. … I’ve been poisoned.
Cooper: Poisoned? By whom?
Red: Someone within my organization. Someone with access to an offshore account that was used to fund recent attacks against me.
11 people had access to that account. Last evening, I called those 11 to a dinner to confront them. …
Samar: Where is Dembe?
Red: Missing. … They can’t identify the toxin. … I’ve been told I have a day, two at most.
Aram: No. That– that can’t be true.
Red: I need you to find the pharmaco-toxicologist who, I believe, crafted the deadly cocktail and get the antidote from him.
Ressler: What do you know about him?
Liz: There’s a man. He told me he’s known as–
Red: The Apothecary.
Liz: A druggist whose potions hijack the immune system, causing any number of allergic reactions, each one impossible to identify unless you know what you’re looking for. …
Red: The Apothecary can create embolisms, aneurysms, inhibit respiration, induce paralysis. …
Cooper: So this Apothecary, how do we find him, find the antidote?
Red: Ilario Panetti. … He’s about to go up on RICO charges. The government’s star witness against him has rather conveniently fallen into a coma. I believe Panetti has availed himself of the Apothecary’s services. …
Liz: Hold on. Where are you going?
Red: To find Dembe. While you try to save my life, I’ll spend what time I have saving his.
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FBI Director: Let me tell you about Ilario Panetti. He takes organized crime to a whole new level. Everything he does is meticulously planned. I’ve never seen anybody more cautious in avoiding surveillance. …
Liz: So what happened?
Director: He got greedy. His largest competitor got firebombed. Their offices completely destroyed. Two days later, Panetti paid 200 grand to an associate – we still don’t know who – for services rendered. Competition over.
Ressler: How do you know?
Director: We flipped his accountant. A woman named Helen Dahle. She was the one who cut the check and she was prepared to testify that Panetti ordered her to make payment for the arson hit. A few days before trial, she goes to dinner, has a mysterious allergic reaction to the food, and wham. She’s on life support, and so is my case.
Liz: We think we know how Panetti got to her. …
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[ Asa Hightower is working in a lab. He prepares a vial of liquid which he then places in a refrigerator alongside other vials containing fluids of various hues. Asa leaves the lab and enters a bedroom. His wife, Ruby, a sad, tired-looking woman, is lying motionless on the bed. Asa removes his shirt and gets into the bed alongside Ruby ]
Asa Hightower: Don’t worry, sweetheart. It’ll be okay. I will never give up on you. I promise. It’ll be just fine.
[ Ruby’s face is wet with tears. Asa wipes her cheek with his thumb and looks at his thumb while another tear runs down her face ]
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[ At a hospital, Red walks up on Dr Haverkamp ]
Red: Doctor. …
Haverkamp: People will see you. Us. Together. Uh– I was promised discretion. …
[ They duck into a patient room ] [ Door closes ]
Red: The night I was poisoned, I was with people. …
Haverkamp: But I don’t know anything. …
Red: How ’bout the– a man who brought me in? How did we get there?
Haverkamp: He drove you. It was in a green station wagon. It was parked outside the triage cube.
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[ Outside Helen Dahle’s hospital room ]
Liz: How long has she been like this?
Dr Lydia Ralston: She was barely responsive when admitted two weeks ago. Comatose within a day.
Ressler: What happened?
Ralston: Well, it presented as an acute allergic reaction. We treated her for anaphylaxis, but her symptoms didn’t respond to treatment. In fact, they got worse. …
Liz: What if someone designed a poison to mimic the symptoms of an allergic reaction?
Ralston: It would mean whoever created the poison knew we would treat the allergy and lose precious time. …
Ressler: Is that her husband?
Ralston: Yeah. Robert Dahle. He and Helen’s parents haven’t left her side.
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Robert Dahle: One minute she’s heading to a client dinner and everything is fine, and the next she’s– like this.
Ressler: What did Helen tell you about the case against Panetti?
Robert: Nothing. The attorneys instructed her not to. She knew how dangerous this was, but she agreed to testify anyway. …
Liz: And you’ve been with her the entire time she’s been
Robert: No, I– I went to Sarasota Springs this past weekend. … There’s a little hotel in Sarasota. A sort of a getaway for us– birthdays, anniversaries, and– We would’ve been married 10 years next month. Last weekend, I went there to be alone. Think about what to do.
Helen’s father: With Helen. In case she doesn’t–
Robert: Please, I’m begging you. Find out what happened to my wife.
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Blanton: Agent Navabi. Thank you for meeting me.
Samar: Oh, what an unpleasant surprise.
Blanton: Mr. Panetti insisted on being present for this conversation.
Samar: It’s fine with me. I fully intend on being present the day your client is sentenced for poisoning Helen Dahle.
Ilario Panetti: We never touched Helen. Not me or anyone who works for me. …
Samar: We know about the Apothecary. We know that he specializes in untraceable toxins and that you hired him to create that “allergic” reaction.
Panetti: What is she talkin’ about?
Samar: You can play dumb, Mr. Panetti. From what I hear, you’ve made quite a profession out of skirting responsibility for your actions. …
Panetti: Honey, I don’t know what the hell you’re going on about. … I’ve never heard of this “Apothecary.” And for your information, Helen Dahle’s testimony wouldn’t have hurt me or my case one bit. …
Blanton: Whoever took out Mr. Panetti’s competitor contacted us the next day, threatened to destroy our business if we didn’t pay their extortion fee. Now my client did instruct Helen to make that phantom payment, but not for taking out a rival. To avoid becoming a victim as well. …
Panetti: … Arnold, give Agent Navabi copies of whatever she needs. I think we’re done here.
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[ Red drives up to a house and parks ] [ Door creaking ] [ Lock clicks ]
Red: Hello?
[ Red sees signs of a struggle ] [ Clattering, rumbling ]
[Red follows the sound to the back of a Mercedes and opens the trunk ]
[A young black woman, Lou Lou McClellan is in the trunk . Red removes the duct tape from her mouth ]
Red: Who are you? Who put you in there?
Lou Lou: Is this a sick joke? You did! …
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Liz: Aram, I sent you a video.
Samar: The lead on Panetti didn’t pan out. …
Liz: Take a look at this. Helen Dahle’s husband said he had to get away to clear his head and think about his wife’s future. Well, Robert Dahle did go to Sarasota Springs, and he did stay in the hotel he mentioned, but he did not stay alone.
[ On the security footage are Robert Dahle and a young woman ]
Cooper: Dahle was cheating on his wife.
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Red: [ Coughing ] When did I meet you?
Lou Lou: Are you serious?
Red: Humor me.
Lou Lou: Last night. Before you threw me in the car and drove here.
Red: Here? I-I, uh– Who lives here?
Lou Lou: How would I know? I got here in a trunk.
Red: Right. I know this is – [ Clears throat ] – an unusual, frightening predicament. But I assure you, I mean you no harm.
Lou Lou: Says the man with the gun.
Red: [ Coughing ] What is your name? …
Lou Lou: Lou Lou McLellan. Hey, hey. Can you be careful with that thing?
Red: [ Exhales ] Was I alone last night, or was I accompanied by – anybody – my associate? Uh, Dembe. [ Coughing violently ]
Lou Lou: What is wrong with you?
Red: I don’t know.
Lou Lou: You need a doctor.
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[ Glass shatters as Red smashes the glass door of a pharmacy ]
Red: We’re looking for corticosteroids, bronchodilator. [ Coughing ]
Lou Lou: Corticosteroids.
Red: Oh. I’ve lived my entire adult life surrounded by – a corona of death. Some days I’ve even longed for it. But lately, I– I find I’m– I’m unwilling to go gentle into that good night.
Lou Lou: Bronchodilator.
[ Red collapses against the counter and loses consciousness ]


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Liz: Helen’s father, John Tadsen, was a hedge fund titan. His New York firm was worth $4.7 billion. His children and his children’s children are set for life.
Ressler: To protect his daughter from gold diggers,
Tadsen made Robert sign a prenup. Now, according to the agreement, there’s no payout for death or divorce before 10 years.
Cooper: How long have they been married?
Liz: They’re two weeks shy of their 10-year anniversary. …
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[ Red wakes in a bed. Lou Lou is sitting in a chair a few feet away ]
Lou Lou: Who’s Elizabeth? After I got some of those pills in you, you came to. Well, sort of. Kept saying her name.
Red: [ Coughs ] Elizabeth.
Lou Lou: Someone who’d miss you if you died?
Red: I don’t know. Maybe. Tell me your name again.
Lou Lou: Lou Lou.
Red: Lou Lou. You saved my life, Lou Lou. Thank you.
Lou Lou: Like I needed a dead body on my conscience. [ Chuckles ] You were in bad shape. Well, worse shape. You try to hide it, but you’re scared. I wasn’t just gonna leave you.
Red: [ Inhales sharply ] Well, it was remarkably generous given that I locked you in the trunk of a car.
Lou Lou: Well, you were pretty polite about it, all things considered. …
Red: What happened last night? I can’t remember.
Lou Lou: You and your friend broke into the apartment across the hall. I called the cops and then I went over to peek through the door. It was all busted in, and there you were. I said the police are on their way, and you said, “My sincerest apologies, but if that’s the case, then you’re coming with us.” Then you put me in the trunk.
Red: Why?
Lou Lou: Damned if I know. But while you were asleep, I found out the name of the guy that lives in that apartment. Marvin Gerard. You know him?
Red: He’s my attorney.

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Ressler: It’s over, Brooklyn. Robert told us everything. … [H]e told us that you poisoned his wife. Now if that’s not true, you better tell us what really happened.
Brooklyn: You know that woman treats him like a servant, right? He’s carried that princess’s baggage
for nine years, and he couldn’t take it anymore!
Liz: So you planned it together?
Brooklyn: No, I told him I didn’t want anything to do with it.
Ressler: But you knew what he was doing. See, that makes you a co-conspirator. Now if you wanna reduce your jail time, you’re gonna tell us exactly how he did. …
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[ Ressler and Liz barge into Robert Dahle’s bathroom where he is taking a bath ]
Robert Dahle: What the hell? Hey! Hey, you have no right to come into my–
Ressler: No knock search warrant.
Robert: I have no idea what you’re looking for. But I guarantee you’re not gonna find it.
[ Robert stands up in the tub ]

Liz: Unless you wanna parade that on your perp walk, I suggest you get dressed.
Robert: You think you’re arresting me?
Ressler: As a matter of fact, I do – [ Ressler finds the vial of poison eye drops and holds it up ] for the attempted murder of Helen Dahle. … Let’s get this to the lab, ID was kind of a poison it is. Maybe it’ll tell us something about whoever created it. …
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Red: Becky. I took you to Marvin’s fiancée’s house.
Lou Lou: Looks like he left in a hurry.
[ Red checks the answering machine. Machine beeps ]

Red’s voice on answering machine: Marvin. It’s Raymond. We’re all here at John’s. Where are you?

Red: [ To Lou Lou ] You’ve been– kind to an extraordinary degree considering how we began our acquaintance. But I won’t drag you any further into this. You don’t deserve that. I’ll take it from here. [ Inhales deeply from the bronchodilator ]
Lou Lou: Well, I hope you get better. And I hope you find the answers you’re looking for. I hope you get to see Elizabeth again. …

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Aram: The lab [ found ] one distinct element in the molecular structure of the drops taken from Robert Dahle’s apartment. A peptide unique to the venom of Bungarus flaviceps, also known as the red-headed krait [ a snake ] – Incredibly rare.
Liz: So it’s easy to trace.
Aram: Only four suppliers in the world, and only one in America. A defunct reptile farm outside of Scranton, PA. Hightower Serpentarium. Owned by – Asa Hightower, who, according to his license, still lives in an apartment on site.
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[ Liz and Ressler arrive at the Hightower Serpentarium ] [ Door slams open ]
Ressler: FBI!
[ Liz and Ressler find Asa Hightower’s collection of venomous snakes and other poisonous reptiles, as well as files, including one for Helen Dahle. They also discover Ruby Hightower ]
Liz: It’s gonna be okay, Mrs. Hightower.
Ruby Hightower: [ Weakly ] I have to tell you where. . .
Liz: Are you trying to tell us where your husband is?
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[ Red enters John’s restaurant ]
[ A long table is set for a dozen or so. Most plates have remnants of a dinner, except one. A double door is jammed shut with a coat rack. Red pulls out the coat rack and opens the doors. Inside are a dozen or so people, including Abe, one of his accountants, and David Levine, one of his bankers ]
Red: [ Exhales ] What happened here?
David Levine: What happened? What happened is you summoned us here to dinner and locked us in the kitchen without an explanation. Feel free to give us one now.
Red: … Believe me, David, no one wants an explanation more than I. Please. Accept my apologies. Just take me back to the dinner and– tell me what happened.

Abe: Mr. Reddington, you invited us to dinner. We’re sitting here. You– you get up, you make a speech.

Red: I do wish we could enjoy it under more auspicious circumstances, but so be it.

Maura: It was about the attack on your assets. By whoever killed Zack Smoll?

I’ve always found stories of betrayal to be so
compelling, so tragic for all those involved. Judas, Iago, men who were beloved by those they’d betrayed.

David Levine: You were telling one of those stories you love.

Red: Ironic, isn’t it? That the ones in whom we place our greatest trust are best positioned to put the knife in our backs.

Abe: You said you had Levine follow the money. The funds came from one of your own accounts.

Red: The 11 people to whom I extended invitations tonight were the only ones who could have accessed that particular account. One of those 11 is a traitor, and only 10 of you are here. Perhaps our Judas didn’t have the nerve to attend this last supper. Well, I can assure you, I will find the guilty party, and he or she will be held accountable. Cheers.

[ Wine glass shatters ]
Levine: What the hell is wrong with you?
Red: The wine. I had a glass of wine at the dinner. Was it from one of these bottles?
Maura: No. The waiter poured it from a bottle that was set aside.
Red: What bottle? [ Coughs ]
[ Maura fetches the bottle ]

Note on bottle: “Sorry I can’t be there old friend – Marvin”

Red: [ Reads: ] Marvin Gerard.

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[ Liz and Ressler in SUV ]
Liz: Aram, we need a list of all the stores that sell baby products in a 10-mile radius of the Serpentarium. …
Samar: But wait, why are we looking for baby stores?
Ressler: Hightower’s wife thinks he’s out buying nursery supplies. She’s pregnant.
Cooper: I thought she was comatose?
Ressler: That’s when he assaulted her.
Cooper: My God.
Aram: The closest one is Albee Baby in Harding. I’m sending you an address now.


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[ At Albee Baby Store ]
Clerk: Looking for a mobile?
Asa Hightower: I thought perhaps the planets, but I think we’ll go with the dinosaurs. Reptiles have a special place in our hearts.
Clerk: Well, congratulations. You must be thrilled. How far along is she?
Asa: Almost 7 weeks. It’s our first. …
[ FBI storm in ]
Liz: Asa Hightower, FBI. Hands where I can see them.
[ Asa grabs the clerk from behind and holds a sharp pen to her throat ] [Shrieks, gasping ]
Liz: We have your files, your wife. She’s eager to testify against you. Now put it down.
[ Asa pushes the clerk toward Liz and tries to run but Liz picks up a wooden stool and hits him over the head with it ]
Ressler: Get down! On the ground. [ To Liz: ] How’d you know that was gonna work?
Liz: You ever trip over one of those things in the dark? They’re lethal.
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[ Cellphone vibrates ]
Liz: Reddington.
Red: Elizabeth, where are you?
Liz: Asa Hightower, the Apothecary – we have him in custody and we found his lab.
Red: Have you i-identified the toxin?
Liz: The lab’s working on it. Not yet, but they will.
Red: [ Coughs ] [ Groans ] Elizabeth, I found the wine that was used to administer the poison. One of my men is bringing it to you now. If the Apothecary doesn’t tell you what you need to know, the bottle will.
Red: [ Coughing ]
Liz: Reddington?
Red: [ Coughing continues ]
Liz: Reddington!
Red: [ Coughing violently ] Oh!
[ Red collapses ]
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[ Ressler and Samar interrogate Asa Hightower ]
Ressler: All right. Let’s keep this simple. We have two questions – who paid you to poison Reddington, and how do we cure him?
Asa: My clients contact me anonymously over the dark web. They don’t want me to know who they are and I don’t want to know. Clean.
Ressler: The antidote for the poison you gave Reddington. …
Asa: You take the death penalty off the table, and I’ll tell you how to cure Raymond Reddington.
Ressler: …You’re afraid of the needle.
Asa: I’m not afraid to die, but it turns out I have something to live for. I’m gonna be a father. We wished for a child for so long. Even from a jail cell, we’ll be a family.
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[ Dr Haverkamp steps out of the vinyl-enclosed hospital room ]
Dr Haverkamp: I want to caution you against unwarranted optimism, but he’s stable for the moment.
Liz: Do you think he’ll recover?
Haverkamp: Too early to say … but the antidote does seem to be working.
Cooper: Is there anything else you can tell us?
Haverkamp: Well, just that whoever poisoned him knew his medical history – intimately. The toxins were uniquely designed to target his body chemistry.
Liz: Can we see him?
Haverkamp: Well, he’s just coming to. You should give him a few minutes.
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[ Inside the vinyl enclosure ] [ Monitor beeping steadily ]
Baz: Welcome back.
Red: Did you find Marvin?
Glen: [ Clears throat ] Oh, yeah. I found the weasel.
Red: Tell me what happened.
Glen: I put the word out. We found him at Dulles. He was with his broad, the big girl. Bags packed, headed for the South Pacific.
Red: Thank you, Glen. Good work. And Dembe?
[ Baz and Glen do not respond ]
[ Red writes something on a the edge of a medical record. Paper rips. Red gives the slip to Baz ]
Red: Have Marvin taken to that address. [ Exhales ]


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[ Liz’s cellphone vibrates ]
Liz: It’s the tox lab. Yes? What? I don’t under– … That can’t be right. Are you sure?
[ Liz goes into the vinyl hospital room enclosure ]
Liz: Reddington, the result–
[ Red is gone ]
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[ At Red’s secret flat ]
[ Door creaking. Red enters. Marvin Gerard is tied to a chair ]
Marvin: Red. What the hell is this about?
Red: Where’s Dembe?
Marvin: Dembe? How would I know? I don’t know what you’re talking about. …
[ Red sits in a chair across from Marvin ]
Red: Unfortunately, for this grand pantomime of innocence, I know a great deal about all of it. I know about the wine. I know about you hiring Isabella Stone. About Zack Smoll, Stratos and his wife. … The only thing I don’t know is what you’ve done with Dembe.
Marvin: I didn’t show up to dinner because Becky and I were on our way to a yoga retreat in Tahiti.
It’s a place we found when you sent us down there last year, you remember?Red: Tell me where Dembe is.
Marvin: Red, I swear to you. I don’t know any of what you’re talking about. …
Red: Remember that wretched bit of business on the Malay Peninsula? I was positive I would rot alone in that holding cell in Surat Thani. … 47 interminable days of near-constant rain.
I couldn’t be sure any of my messages had been dispatched. And then, on the 48th day, they swung the cell door wide and handed me a package. Half a dozen tins of chilled Beluga caviar and a note. “Love, Marvin.” … The bribes alone must have cost you a fortune. … [Y]ou had my undying gratitude …
Marvin: Exactly. Why would I betray you?
Red: …I need to know about Dembe.
Marvin: Jesus, Red, I don’t know what the hell you’re talking about.
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[ Door opens ]
Guard: It’s Elizabeth Keen. She says it’s important.
Red: Yes?
Liz: The wine was clean. The tox lab said there was nothing in it. … They said the poison had to have been administered by something with a higher alcohol content, like gin or–
Red: Scotch.
Liz: Yes. Did you drink Scotch?
Red: I did. [ Uncorks and sniffs the Scotch bottle, recalls drinking it ] But there were only two people who had access to the bottle. And I’m one of them.
Liz: Who was the other?
Red: [ Inhales ] No, it can’t be. …,
Liz: Reddington, talk to me. Who poisoned you?
[ Red clicks the phone shut ]
Red: That can’t be.
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[ Bob Dylan’s ♫ “All Along The Watchtower” plays ]
♪ “There must be some kind of way outta here” ♪
♪ said the joker to the thief ♪

[ Dembe Zuma walks down a crowded city street at night. He pulls over the hood of his jacket and heads down the steps to a subway station ]

♪ “There’s too much confusion ♪
♪ I can’t get no relief ♪
♪ Businessmen – they drink my wine ♪
♪ Plowmen dig my earth ♪
♪ None will level on the line ♪
♪ Nobody of it is worth.” ♪

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Blurb: The ties between Red and the FBI are becoming increasingly frayed as Red takes things into his own hands to find out who is behind the death of his accountant.

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[ Inside an ice storage facility ]
img_9797Red: You’ve murdered my friends and colleagues. … You seem to have a comprehensive knowledge of my life that you could only realize through an association with someone close to me.
img_9795Isabella Stone/Judith Pruitt: You don’t recognize me, do you?
Red: I want to know who hired you.
Isabella: Gavin Pruitt was my husband. … Gavin set up your tax havens in Mauritius. And when the Feds got to him, you thought he would talk. So you had him killed.
Red: I want a name.
[ Cellphone rings ]
Dembe: Raymond, it’s Cooper.
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img_9805Cooper: [ On phone ] I just came from Main Justice. They threatened to shut us down.
Red: They’re bluffing. …
Cooper: From the beginning, this has been all about serving your agenda. And I’ve rolled with that because I genuinely believe this task force makes the world a
img_9804safer place. … Now I want a name. I want a big one, not some independent contractor like Stone.
Red: You can’t just order up super-criminals like Chinese takeout, Harold.
Cooper: I want it now.
Red: The Architect.
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img_9820 Cooper: Reddington says The Architect is in Philadelphia recruiting hackers at an underground gathering called Black Mass 13.
Liz: Sounds like a slasher movie.
Aram: More like a ghost story. Black Mass is where the worst of the worst compete to see who can hack a set of security measures. The winner is supposed to be hired for the type of gig that you don’t come back from with a soul …
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Liz: [ On phone ] Hey. Did you talk to Richard Game?
Tom: No. … He’s dead. Turns out his mother’s still alive, so I’m gonna see her. Maybe she has some answers.
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img_9829Cooper: Agent Ressler, a word. … Reven Wright was my superior and my friend, so I don’t like this any more than you, but the inquiry into her disappearance–
img_9831Ressler: Reven Wright didn’t disappear. She was murdered by Laurel Hitchin. We know that.
Cooper: The inquiry’s being shut down.
Ressler: [ Scoffs ] The president’s National Security Advisor is a murderer. …
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img_9837Aram: Okay, I got something. It’s a pickup point, I think. 248 Garfield. 3:20 PM. It says, “Come alone and wear a yellow hat.”
Liz: We need to get an agent to that pickup point to get into Black Mass to ID The Architect.
Aram: Yeah, but whoever we send in would have to really know their stuff. Not just the programming, but the buzzwords, the culture. It’s gonna–
[ Liz and Samar both look at Aram ]
Aram: No. I can’t, not after last time.
Samar: You were amazing last time.
Aram: Which part, getting beaten to a pulp by my psycho girlfriend, or screaming our safe word like a baby who needs his diaper changed?
Cooper: The Architect is a mass murderer. This is our only chance to catch him. We need you to do this.
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img_9847Aram: Are you getting the CCTV feeds?
Samar: Okay, we have eyes. Yellow hat, gray blazer. Very handsome.
Aram: And the, um, TAC team is standing by?
Samar: They’ll be in place as soon as you give us a location for the Black Mass site.
Aram: So when I ID The Architect, they’re gonna breach, right?
[ A plain white van stops. Aram gets in the back door, with rough assistance from a man inside ]
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img_9862Red: Gavin was a brilliant accountant. And an even better man. Who worshiped you. When the Feds came asking questions about the nature of his relationship with me, his only thoughts were about whether you and your children would be safe and well provided for. I didn’t kill your husband. I helped him walk away from
img_9864everything he loved to protect you and your innocence. Ironic.
Isabella: Where is he?
Red: Who hired you?
Isabella: I got an anonymous package [ Shivering ]
img_9863detailing files a-about every aspect of your operations, and–
Red: And your payment?
Isabella: I received a credit stick. It’s in my apartment. It’s in the– the lining of a red silk dress. Now, my husband– where is he?
Red: He’s married. He remembers you as you were. To show him what you’ve become would be devastating. I’m not gonna tell you where he is. But I will turn the heat up.
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img_9894Lucy Game: Who are you?
Tom: Uh, Ms. Lucy Game? My name is Frank Carraro. … It’s about your son.
Lucy: My son is dead. Have some respect.
Tom: I’m with the Innocence Project, and we believe that your son spent time in prison for a crime he did not commit.
[ Inside the house ]
Tom: His name was Christopher Hargrave.
Lucy: Yeah, I remember. … You obviously didn’t know my boy. Richard killed a lot of people. Took ’em apart in the garage out back. Did things to them– I’ll never forget. … Your services had better be used for someone who didn’t belong in prison. Richard never belonged anywhere else.
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img_9918[ Aram arrives at the Black Mass site ]
Man: You looking for work?
Aram: Uh, you know, if, um, the job’s right.
Man: What do you know about batch credit card spoofing?
img_9919Aram: I’ve done, uh, some, you know. …
[ Across the room at the bar, Aram recognizes “Elise”! – his former girlfriend who was actually a criminal hacker ]
Aram: Uh, excuse me. I think I see an old friend.
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img_9921Aram: Elise, Excuse me. Um. Aren’t you supposed to be in jail?
Elise: Now’s not a good time.
Aram: Oh, really? I’m sorry. Am– Am I inconveniencing you?
Elise: I said not now. …
img_9963Bigsie Patel: [ Amplified ] Five minutes to HackStar! Nut up and get your hack on!
[ Aram and Elise get into the contest, hacking away ]
Bigsie: Whoa! … Gettin’ tense, gettin’ tense, gettin’ tense! Come on, wizards! Second prize is a set of steak knives. Third prize is your picture on a milk carton!
Bigsie: Come on, come on, come on.
[ Error sounds, 💥🔥💥 explosion ] [ Aram wins ‼️ ]
img_9959Aram: Yes! Take that, biatch!
Bigsie: All right, all right, all right! We have a new heavyweight champion of the world!
[ Explosion 💥🔥💥 ] [ Gunfire 💥💥 Screaming ]
Elise: They find out that we work for the government, we’re dead.
Aram: What do you mean “we”?
[ They run to a stairwell ]
[ The Architect enters with his mercenaries ]
Architect: 51.3 seconds. Excellent.


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img_9968Elise: Do you really think that the Feds are gonna let a prodigy like me rot in a jail cell?
[ Elise removes her glasses and pulls out a device ]
Aram: Is that a remote code cypher? Are you trying to steal proprietary ideas?
Elise: Why do you think that I’m here? I had three agencies fighting a cage match to cut a deal with me before your
img_9944girlfriend even finished reading me my rights.
Aram: She is not my girlfriend.
Elise: Oh, you’re pathetic.
Aram: Wait, wait, wait, wait. Wait. Who won that cage match?
Elise: The NSA. Who do you think I’m stealing for?
Aram: The NSA? Are you kidding me?
Elise: Come on!
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img_9954The Architect: 3.7 seconds ahead of schedule.
Bigsie Patel: Who– Who the hell are you?
Architect: Doesn’t matter who I am, Mr. Patel. What matters is I would very much like to speak to the
img_9964young man who won your contest.
Bigsie: Uh, I-I don’t know where he is.
Architect: How tragic.
[💥Gunshot. Bigsie falls ]
Architect: [ To his mercs ] Find him. [ Amplified ] Everyone, find a terminal. There’s something I
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Elise: Who is that guy?
Aram: I don’t know. My job was to ID him.
Elise: Okay, and then what?
Ara: The cavalry was supposed to come.
Elise: Tell me you have a plan “B.”
Aram: Yeah, I’m working on it, Elise. Or whatever you’re calling yourself this week.


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The Architect: [ Amplified ] A US power grid has never been compromised by hackers, for one reason– It requires the combined skills of people who are unwilling to work together. Today, you will work together – unwillingly.
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img_0012Aram: The Architect is gonna have the exits covered. But the mercs have radios, and if I can get one and I can get to the roof, I can notify the FBI.
Elise: The roof? Please tell me you just said that to impress me.
Aram: If you think you’re that hot– Well, you are, but I don’t care. …
[ Elise helps Aram adjust his scarf ]
Aram: Was any of it real?
Elise: It wasn’t personal.
Aram: What we did at night with the lights off? That was personal. The way you let me feel about you– I can’t think of anything more personal.
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[ Aram creeps up on a merc with a fire hydrant, but he sees Aram’s sneaker ]
img_0038Merc: Let me guess. You were gonna clock me from behind.
Aram: No. She was.
[ Fistfight between merc and Elise until Aram clobbers him with the fire hydrant. Aram takes the merc’s radio ]
Elise: There’s gotta be sewer access in the sub-basement. You know, it’s not too late to join me.
Aram: To run? I’m not gonna do that.
Elise: You do you, man.
[ Elise leaves ]
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Warden: Ready for your big day, Lonnie?
Lonnie: I do believe I am, Warden.
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img_0060[ Aram has made it to the rooftop ]
Aram: Break emergency. I’m requesting an emergency autopatch relay to 9-1-1.
Liz: [ On phone ] Did you see the mother?
Tom: Dead end. She thinks her son got what he deserved.
img_0051Cooper: Emergency patch from switching control. It’s Aram.
Liz: [ On phone ] Look, I have to go, but I’m gonna make a few calls, see what I can find out. …
Cooper: Aram?
Aram: The Architect has control of the convention. I
img_0056count six mercs, heavily armed.
Liz: Where are you?
Aram: I don’t know exactly, but, um, gonna switch this radio to tone so you can trace my signal.
Cooper: Aram, Agents Ressler and Navabi are in the area. We’re on our way.
Aram: Okay, they’re here, they’re here.
Merc: Hands! Keep ’em up! Keep ’em up!
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Architect: Well, you’re a many of many skills, Mister– Well, whoever you are, I need those skills.
Aram: Count me out.
img_0085Architect: Like him? [ Motion’s toward Patel’s dead body ]
[ Aram walks over to the dead man. Lying next to him are Elise’s glasses. Aram picks them up and puts them in his pocket ]
Aram: [ To The Architect ] I know who you are, and that you’re willing to kill me if you have to. But you don’t know who I am. And I am not someone who’s gonna help you commit a crime.
[ Hammer clicks ]
img_0087Aram: I’m not gonna help you.
[ 💥 Gunshot, screaming ] [ FBI, including Ressler and Samar, storm the scene ]
[ 💥💥Gunfire 💥💥 ]
Aram: Samar!
[ The Architect throws a small canister ]
Woman: Get down! Grenade! 💥
[ The room fills with smoke. When it lifts, The Architect and Aram are gone ]
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img_0092Tom: [ On phone ] Liz, hey, what’d you find?
Liz: When Richard Game confessed to your murder, he had been sick for years. He had a virus called Jenkins-Fowler. …[I]t’s incredibly contagious. He lived under constant quarantine. … Every interaction was supervised by prison doctors.
Tom: So maybe it’s one of them.
Liz: Or maybe it was the one person allowed unsupervised visitation with Game– his mother. …
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Ressler: No sign of Aram. He must have been taken hostage.
Samar: Which means he’s still alive.
img_0097Ressler: But for how long? We have no leads on The Architect’s plan.
img_0098Elise: Aram is the plan.
Samar: Where is he?
Elise (aka Janet): Case number 91170086. The US Government vs. Janet Sutherland. You might wanna look that up before pulling the trigger.
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img_0108Samar: She cut a deal?
Ressler: Full immunity. … She’s now an asset for the NSA.
Samar: You said Aram is the plan. What did you mean by that?
Elise: He won a contest. It was an audition to hack a tranche of softwares. I couldn’t crack it. … The Architect– he made them launch a cyber attack on a power grid in Southern Virginia.
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img_0111[ Classical music playing ] [ David Levine is having his portrait painted ]
David Levine: Not now.
Randolf: He said it’s urgent.
[ Red enters ]
Red: I wouldn’t have come if the circumstances weren’t extraordinary. David, I need you to help me identify a
img_0113 depositor at the bank.
Levine: You know the rules.
Red; Yes, and I have great respect for them.
Levine: Then you know I can’t help you. Besides, I’m busy. … Is my jacket puckering?
Polpetto: Puckering. Come si dice “puckering”?
Red: I need a name.
img_0110Polpetto: [ Italian, subtitles ] Come on, move over.
Levine: You know who the depositors are. Complete privacy.
Red: David, please.
Levine: Perhaps you don’t recognize Polpetto. The man is one of the great living artists. He rarely does portraits. He’s very selective in who he portrays with his brush.
Red: David, it’s a painting. What I’m talking about is life and death. …
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img_0127Tom: I owe you an apology.
Lucy Game: Oh! You can’t come in here!
Tom: I lied to you. … I’m Christopher Hargrave– the boy you convinced your son to say he killed. …
img_0128How much were you paid, and by who?
[ Tom draws a gun ]
Lucy: Ahh! Ahh! … Letter come. Special delivery. Return address was a PO box in New York. $100,000 if Richard said he did something he didn’t. … I got a script. It– What Richard was supposed to say.
Tom: Do you still have it?
[ Lucy fetches the script from a canister ]
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img_0151Ressler: The Architect– according to Reddington, he designs, constructs and executes the perfect crime.
Cooper: You figured out what he’s after in Southern Virginia.
Ressler: Greenville Correctional Facility– one of the most secure
img_0150prisons in America. Home to Virginia’s Death Row, which is why they sent Lonnie Perkins there.
Cooper: The cop killer.
Ressler: And president of the Aryan Revolutionary Council. Right now, they’re the biggest white supremacist gang in the prison system. Perkins is scheduled to be executed tonight.
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The Architect: On my signal, you will execute a remote takeover of the software controlling the internal operations of the prison.

img_0160img_0159Aram: Do you have any idea how many firewalls are built into a system like that?
Architect: Twenty-six. All disabled– thanks to a statewide blackout we created. …

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img_0167img_0163[ At the execution site, Lonnie is strapped to a gurney as a doctor checks his heart rate ]
Warden: I’d like the door open, please, in case any of our visitors feel the need to step out…
The Architect: [ Over intercom ] Warden McCaslin, honored guests of the state, pleased direct your attention to guard tower 5.
[ High-pitched whirring ]
Architect: 3. 2. 1.
[ 💥 Gunshot ] [ 💥🔥💥 Explosion 💥🔥💥 ]
Architect: … I do hope I have your attention.
[ As The Architect is speaking, Aram removes the remote code cypher from the glasses he pocketed earlier and plugs it into the UBS port on the laptop ]
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[ Polpetto is in his car, ready to leave. Red and Dembe get in the car with him ]
Polpetto: [ In Italian, w subtitles ] What is this? What do you want? Come si dice–
Red: Uh, “kidnapping”?
img_0178Dembe: “Rapimento.”
Red: You speak Italian?
Dembe: There was a girl.
Red: Of course there was. Tell Polpetto I’m a great admirer of his work. Mm, not so much his nudes. They’re a hair splayed for my tastes. And that I do apologize, but I require his services.
Dembe: [ To Polpetto, simply: ] Rapimento.
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img_0182img_0184Warden: Who are you?
The Architect: It’s not important who I am. What’s important is that I have control of your prison. Once you release Lonnie Perkins, I will return that control to you.
Warden: That isn’t gonna happen!
The Architect: The next rod will strike the room where you and your guests are standing. You have 30 seconds, Warden, to release Perkins. …
Lonnie: Sounds like you don’t have much of a choice,
Warden: I could still have that man put a needle in your arm.
Lonnie: But if I go down, you’re going down with me. …
Architect: Last chance, Warden. Mach 7 leaves very little time for equivocation.
Warden: Let him go.
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img_0197Ressler: [ On phone ] We have a location for The Architect?
Cooper: And Aram. He’s reached out using a device he got from Janet Sutherland.
img_0199Samar: That bitch?
Cooper: She’s sitting right here.
Elise/Janet: Hey, Samar. It turns out your boyfriend picked up the remote code cypher during the attack. It’s meant to transmit data, which it’s doing now. …
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[ The Architect gives Lonnie Perkins exact instructions for getting out of the prison ]
img_0204Architect: Turn left and proceed 20 feet. … Turn right. [ To Aram ] Open the gate.
Aram: If– If I set him free, more innocent people are gonna die.
Architect: Just open the gate.
img_0203Aram: I just– If you shoot me, you’ll never be able to open the gate.
[ Hammer clicks ]
Architect: Just do it– now!
[ Aram complies and the prison gates open ]
[ Lonnie runs and gets into a blue van ]
Aram: You can’t do this.
Architect: I already have.
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[ Samar and Ressler arrive ] [ 💥💥Gunfire 💥💥 ]
img_0229[ The Architect’s mercs are shot by Ressler and Samar ] [ The Architect gets in his SUV and takes off ]
Aram: No, no, no, no! Watch him! He’s getting away! Don’t let him get away! No! …
Ressler: Look, if he leaves now, we lose him for good.
[ Aram gets in the back of the pickup truck with the rocket-launcher ]
Ressler: What are you doing?
[ Aram aims the rocket launcher ]