Posts Tagged ‘fave

26
Apr
19

🔴 Script 6:19 Rassvet

 

🔴 Script 6:19 Rassvet

 
NBC’s series The Blacklist starring James Spader and Megan Boone
Series created by: Jon Bokenkamp
Program air date: 4/26/2019 in the US (8pm Central/Chicago Time)
Script Permalink: https://wp.me/pDKwi-9wJ
Entertainment Weekly Recap: http://bit.ly/2Xtzdyo (scroll down)
🎶 Tunefind for Episode: http://bit.ly/2XS2hPZ
Source: Raw Script from Springfield: http://bit.ly/2R6MuxU [ dump of captioning ]
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22
Apr
16

🔴 Script 3:19 Cape May

 

🔴 Script: 3:19 Cape May

 
NBC’s series The Blacklist starring James Spader and Megan Boone
Series created by: Jon Bokenkamp
Program air date: 4/21/2016 in the US
Permalink: http://wp.me/pDKwi-2RN
Entertainment Weekly Recap: http://bit.ly/1YK9E6l
WSJ Summary: http://on.wsj.com/1WhVg68
Source: Raw Script from Forever Dreaming: http://bit.ly/1QciD0C [ dump of captioning ]
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30
Oct
15

🔴 Script: 3:5 Arioch Cain

 

 Script: 3:5 Arioch Cain (№ 50) 

 
NBC’s The Blacklist starring James Spader and Megan Boone
Last updated: 11/8/2015 5:39 am CT, Program air date: 10/29/2015 in the US
Script Status: FINAL
Permalink: http://wp.me/pDKwi-1U8
Source: Raw Scripts from Springfield [UK]: http://bit.ly/1VtXhJ6 (dump of captioning)
Created by: Jon Bokenkamp
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17
Jun
15

🔴 Script: 2:5 The Front

 

🔴 Script: 2:5 The Front

 
Last updated: 6/17/2015 8:30 am CDT, Program air date: 10/20/2014 in the US
Script Status = FINAL with Twitter image links
Permalink: http://wp.me/pDKwi-1c3
Slideshow link: https://youtu.be/xQWnectosOs
Source: Raw Scripts from Springfield [UK]: http://bit.ly/1Do56Zu (dump of captioning)
NBC Episode Summary: http://bit.ly/1Sl6bsJ
 
Blurb: Virology, art history, religion and environmentalism converge as a radical cult revives an ancient plague to rescue the earth from humanity. Red repairs an old film projector and tracks a young woman with the “help” of the DMV.
 
Created by: Jon Bokenkamp
Director: Stephen A Adelson
Writers: Jon Bokenkamp, Jim Campalongo, Adam Sussman
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31
May
15

🔴 Script: 2:10 Luther Braxton 2

 

🔴 Script: 2:10 Luther Braxton – Conclusion

 
Last updated: 5/31/2015 3:15 am, Program originally aired 2/5/2015 in the US
Script Status: FINAL
Permalink: http://wp.me/pDKwi-15A
Slideshow Link: https://youtu.be/EDqWh6Tykk0 (8/1/2015)
Raw Scripts from Springfield [UK]: http://bit.ly/1Do56Zu (dump of captioning)
NBC Episode Summary: http://bit.ly/1LUu4TN
 
Blurb: Convinced she can lead him to the Fulcrum, Luther Braxton has captured Liz and is going to use a doctor to retrieve her memories. Red is hot on his trail. He too wants to know what she remembers about a fire when she was 4 years old. Second part of two.
 
Created by: Jon Bokenkamp
Director: Michael Watkins
Writers: Jon Bokenkamp, Michael Ostrowski, Jim Campalongo, Kristen Reidel, VincentAngell
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30
May
15

🔴 Script: 2:9 Luther Braxton

 

🔴 Script: 2:9 Luther Braxton Part 1

 
Last updated: 5/30/2015 7:00 pm 5/30/2015, Program originally aired 2/1/2015 in the US
Script Status: FINAL with Twitter image links
Permalink: http://wp.me/pDKwi-15r
Slideshow link: https://youtu.be/aREIJLedrY0 (8/1/2015)
Raw Scripts from Springfield [UK]: http://bit.ly/1Do56Zu (dump of captioning)
NBC Episode Summary: http://bit.ly/1LPYyH9
 
Red allows himself to be captured so he will be “disappeared” to a secret U.S. prison in the Bering Sea where a thief named Luther Braxton is planning to break into secret government computers containing information on the Fulcrum. First part of two.
 
Created by: Jon Bokenkamp
Director: Joe Carnahan
Writers: Jon Bokenkamp, John Eisendrath, JR Orci, Lukas Reiter
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28
May
15

🔴 Script: 2:8 The Decembrist

 

🔴 Script: 2:8 The Decembrist

 
Last updated: 5/28/2015 12:45 pm CDT, Program air date: 11/10/2014 in the US
Script Status = FINAL with Twitter image links (7/30/2015)
Permalink: http://wp.me/pDKwi-13k
Slideshow links: Part A: https://youtu.be/TvKqZEZd3HA & Part B: https://youtu.be/sDx2741TUoo (8/1/2015); (Earlier version, May:) http://youtu.be/aeD6oBAJxoE
Source: Raw Scripts from Springfield [UK]: http://bit.ly/1Do56Zu (dump of captioning)
NBC Episode Summary: http://bit.ly/1PPGfHI
 
Blurb: Red and Berlin head to Moscow looking for The Decembrist, who falsely blamed Red for murdering Berlin’s daughter. Alan Fitch tells Red he will be in trouble with his alliance (later called “The Cabal”) if he does not possess The Fulcrum. Red confronts Liz about Tom.
 
Created by: Jon Bokenkamp
Director: Michael Watkins
Writers: Jon Bokenkamp, John Eisendrath
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12
May
15

🔴 Script: 2:22 Tom Connolly

 

🔴 Script: 2:22 Tom Connolly

 
Last updated: 5/15/2015 2:00 pm CDT, Program air date: 5/14/2015 in the US
Script Status = FINAL w links to Twitter images
Permalink: http://wp.me/pDKwi-Wi
Slideshow link: https://youtu.be/Nd7KABXj2yE (8/5/2015)
Source: Raw Scripts from Springfield [UK]: http://bit.ly/1Do56Zu (dump of captioning)
NBC Episode Summary: http://bit.ly/1Fibq7X
 
Blurb: Liz is being framed for the murder of a U.S. Senator as The Cabal tries to stir up trouble with Russia. Red does what he has threatened for 20 years and Cooper gets a new prognosis. The Season 2 Finale.
 
Created by: Jon Bokenkamp
Director: Michael Watkins
Writers: John Eisendrath, Jon Bokenkamp
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04
Apr
15

🔴 Script: 2:18 Vanessa Cruz

 

🔴 Script: 2:18 Vanessa Cruz

 
Last updated: 4/4/2015 10:00 pm CDT, Program originally aired 4/2/2015 in the US
Script Status = Final + minor edits
Permalink: http://wp.me/pDKwi-MT
Slideshow link: https://youtu.be/I9CabpwQpk4 (8/4/2015)
Source: Raw Scripts from Springfield [UK]: http://bit.ly/1Do56Zu (dump of captioning)
NBC Episode Summary: http://bit.ly/1DLkwtn
 
Blurb: A serial killer is framing members of the one percent. Tom and Liz toy with rekindling a relationship. Red attempts to convince members of the Cabal (formerly known as the alliance) to undergo a restructuring.
 
Created by: Jon Bokenkamp
Director: Guy Ferland
Writers: Vincent Angell, Daniel Knauf
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13
Feb
15

🔴 Script: 2:11 Ruslan Denisov

 

🔴 Script: 2:11 Ruslan Denisov

 
Last updated: 9/8/2015 00:00 pm CDT, Program air date: 2/12/2014 in the US
Script Status = FINAL, updated, w Twitter image links
Permalink: http://wp.me/pDKwi-DM
Slideshow link: https://youtu.be/WO0D1wLLCxE
Source: Raw Scripts from Springfield [UK]: http://bit.ly/1Do56Zu (dump of captioning)
NBC Episode Summary: http://bit.ly/1JexgMm
 
Blurb: Red, Liz and Ressler travel to Uzbekistan, where the CIA has spies masquerading as clergy and is covering up the crimes of a U.S.-based oil company. The man Liz hired to guard Tom is questioned by a detective.
 
Created by: Jon Bokenkamp
Director: Andrew McCarthy
Writers: Jonathan Shapiro, Lukas Reiter, Jon Bokenkamp
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27
Nov
14

🔴 2:8 Decembrist: Red, The Stewmaker & Redemption

@Belle My take on the return of the Stewmaker: Fitch had the Stewmaker send the picture to Red to make him let him know that someone (turns out, Berlin) would be coming after him for the supposed death of “the girl” (Zoë). It may have been that threat that prompted Red to leave Liz with Sam to protect her and to flee because he “believed his life was in danger.”
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26
Nov
14

🔴 What happened to Red’s family?

 

🔴 What Happened to Red’s Family?

 
http://bit.ly/2FiKAzC

What happened to Red’s family? Here’s what I know.

⋙ Diane Fowler: I know the truth, Red, about that night – about what happened to your family. Do you want to know the truth?
Red: More than anything in the world. But if you know the truth, Diane, then somebody else does, too. [shoots her several times] http://bit.ly/1HzBdsu

 
The biggest overarching question in the story is what tragedy happened to Red’s family, and also, importantly, who that ‘family’ was. It can’t be Naomi & Jennifer – they’re alive. Did Red marry Naomi later? Was the second marriage a ‘cover’?
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26
Nov
14

2:8 Decembrist: The Warrior Gene & Lizzie’s Mom (11/21/2014)

We’re going to find out more about Liz’s Mom in the upcoming episodes, according to IBTimes, “As previously reported, the Season 2 of “The Blacklist” is expected to explore Liz’s mother storyline.” http://bit.ly/1F7s32i.
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26
Nov
14

2:8 Decembrist: The Warrior Gene & Me (11/20/2014)

Sometimes you have secrets even you didn’t know you had 

I had looked into the research on the “Warrior gene” (MAOA) earlier and posted that here [on WSJ Speakeasy] but decided last night to look again, to check out @A.M.’s theory. I worked in biomed research and genomics for more than a decade, so that was a start. There was a swell of new research back in 2009-12 which roughly coincides when The Blacklist was being conceived.
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25
Nov
14

2:8 Decembrist: Tom’s “about us” tease (11/16/2014)

Dear @A.M. @CES2 @Laocoon @Richard

There seems to be a lot of disappointment on the show’s somewhat glib resolution of some issues – and failure to resolve others – that had been really played up through both seasons. People seem to feel a bit jerked around. I characterized the choice the showrunners have as being one of a balance between plots on the one hand and thematic and character development on the other. I think it’s good for the future of the show that they have this long break to get their act together, so to speak. They need to be working a couple months ahead and not a couple weeks and be able to deliver on thematic resolutions. The finale did a lot to resolve things, even if just to clear the clutter. They need to rein things in a bit and go forward somewhat more deliberately.
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25
Nov
14

2:8 Decembrist: Rant – Character vs Plot (11/14/2014)

@Belle Thank you for your thoughtful response and entirely plausible theory. I regretted posting that as soon as I did. It was late, I was tired. It’s true I stopped watching Downton Abbey and Game of Thrones, but there other reasons, too. The fact is, I will likely keep watching The Blacklist just to watch Spader’s incredible acting. I am annoyed at the long hiatus and at something Jon Bokenkamp said in an interview: essentially, that the showrunners try to constantly upend viewers’ expectations. Sure, that keeps it engaging to watch, but it seems to go against character development, Liz’s bizarre (and unbelievable) imprisonment of Tom being a great example. I’m not the only one:

“NBC, plots are one thing. You can draw people in with interesting plots. But it’s the CHARACTERS AND THEIR RELATIONSHIPS that keep people interested. It’s Writing 101. Pretty sure half of your fanbase is better at it than you. If you keep this shit up, I guarantee you, the ratings are going to drop tremendously once you make the shift to Thursday nights.” http://bit.ly/1uf1PrB

You likely have read The Rolling Stone interview about James Spader’s upending the production schedule over what the writers were doing with his character in the Anslo Garrick episodes last year http://rol.st/XJRtDS. I guess I sense a lot of tension between Spader and the creative staff. I also saw a series of tweets between Megan Boone and a reviewer with her expressing concerns about the way her character was written. I don’t know what the proper mix is. My background is literary criticism, where you’re always dealing with a finished work. The stresses of doing a TV series of this caliber must be enormous. I really want this show to be a great success. It has all the potential. I just hope they keep the characters coherent and relatable. They could have done more with both the Fitch and Berlin characters and it’s a shame they’ve made it impossible to revive them while literally resurrecting Tom from the dead and – according to one interview, signed up for next season http://rol.st/XJRtDS. I actually find Tom boring and un-sexy and stupid as an antagonist to Red. (I realize there are those on this blog who really like Tom…)

I hope the showrunners decide on whether they want the audience to be more engaged than startled. This blog has been all about engagement, trying to use the clues the show provides to guess where it’s going. The question of Zoë’s identity is a good example (timeline issues aside). An attentive, engaged viewer could pretty much figure it out from the clues provided. But, when they do things like Pepper’s key, with no context so the NBC staff have tell us it’s important, or like turning what Red took from Fitch from “some very damaging information” to an enigmatic “thing” in the course of a single episode – it reeks of too much emphasis on goofy plot twists that leave character coherence and thematic development in the lurch.

I hope the actors – who really have to put the meat on the bones of these characters – continue to make their voices heard, especially Spader. Usually, I’d say the writers should have creative control, but if they treat characters like sacks of flour to toss around, actors like Spader need to speak up. He can easily find another project at this point. I would primarily be afraid he’d leave TV entirely for film or the stage (as he has in the past). It would be a great loss for TV, but he would either get paid more (film) or not have to work as hard (stage) – both of which he deserves. Better than spending Thanksgiving on the phone arguing with Jon Bokenkamp.

Rant over – I hope ♡ ૂི•̮͡• ૂ ྀ♡…
P.S. Why doesn’t Red just kill Tom?

[Cross-posted at WSJ speakeasy]

25
Nov
14

FULCRUM: State Capitalism vs the Internet (2)

Link to Part 1: State Capitalism vs the Internet
 
The Fulcrum (possibly an acronym) could involve a Master Plan for world domination, already in play, including a list of people embedded at high levels in national governments (like Fitch). It could spoil the plan if revealed. (Maybe Hillary Clinton is behind it – lol!)⋙ The theory is based on the fact that the World Wide Web went live on December 25, 1990 [the day after Reddington disappeared].Earlier in 1990, the Internet was put into the public sphere by the Defense Department, which had developed it. There must have been grumbling about this.
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25
Nov
14

FULCRUM: State Capitalism vs the Internet (1)

 

Something earth-shattering happened on 12/25/1990…

 

“Tim Berners-Lee [creator of the World Wide Web] accessed the first Web page, on the first Web server, using the first Web browser on Christmas Day 1990.” – SciAm http://bit.ly/1yDRsyh Christmas Day – the day after Red Reddington disappeared. Earlier in the year, DARPA (the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) had ended its ARPAnet project, the Internet’s precursor. The technology was free. The Internet, “the killer app of all time,” was in the public sphere.
25
Nov
14

2:8 Decembrist: The Fulcrum (11/12/2014)

Funny how changing “some very damaging information that you have about us” to “The Fulcrum” sends us all scurrying down rabbit holes that will keep our minds spinning for 80+ days. Unfortunately, what this ‘transformation’ will be is entirely up to the producers and writers. Imagine the heated meetings, panicked phone calls (including on Thanksgiving from our Advocate, JS), and online wrangling over the coherence of characters, episode plot needs & the overall arc of the series (pestered by un/knowns of series renewals, ratings & production costs)…
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24
Nov
14

2:7 Scimitar: Misc Q&A (11/4/2014)

@Hanna The spot after The Voice’s super-high ratings gives a boost to new shows. They are moving The Blacklist to Thursdays because they think it has developed its own strong viewership that will follow it to the new time slot. That lets them use the coveted Monday slot for State of Affairs.
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24
Nov
14

2:7 Scimitar: Is Red beyond redemption? (11/4/2014)

Something like 15 million people watch this show, either live or on DVR, so I think we need to be cautious in assuming it is only intended for those of us who work canons or timelines or scripts or Amazon Prime.

When Red told Liz in the pilot “if anyone can give me a second chance, it’s you,” I took it to mean he was looking for redemption. The story of the farmer he told to the Stewmaker laid it out:
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24
Nov
14

2:7 Scimitar: Finally, an answer… about Zoë (11/4/2014)

Great episode. We finally got an answer to Something: Berlin in Zoë’s father. The scene where Zoë told Red about her father doing terrible things was really moving. Red knew he had to deliver her to Berlin to stop the “war” despite what her feelings about it might be, or his own. Best delivered two lines in the episode: “What have you done?” “I’m not going to hurt you.” The words seem pretty plain, – until you see them acted.

So Red is Lizzie’s father (?) based on his discussion first with Zoë and, later, with Berlin – though we’re told it’s still “complicated.” I guess it’s still vaguely possible he’s talking about Jennifer, but we have not even been introduced to her. With Berlin no longer a threat to Lizzie, will Red tell her? Or do other threats remain. Does Lizzie even want to know? There must be a surprise or two planned for next week. (Will Red ask Liz if she likes anchovies?)

The story of ‘what happened to Red’s family’ that Diane Fowler knew about is still unknown. Was the Christmas story with “blood everywhere” true? Where was the fire that burned Lizzie & Red? Why did Red leave his former life? Lots of big questions still. More immediately: who came up with story that Red killed Zoë, and why?

Meanwhile, Samar has become a murderer and Lizzie is considering it.

I will miss The Blacklist while it’s on break very much. Without question, this is the best drama series I have ever seen, and the competition (eg The Sopranos, Homeland, House of Cards, etc), in my view, isn’t even close. Vikings is an exceptional show, but a very different genre. I especially like how the ‘scaffolding’ of the blacklist knits together the episodic procedural elements with the show’s serial mythology. This gives the show a density that magnifies the intensity and authentic feel of the acting. James Spader’s Red is riveting, engaging, seductive & remains deeply mysterious.

Amazon Season 2
251/302 83% 5-star ratings

Amazon Season 1
1715/2061 83% 5-star ratings

[Cross-posted at WSJ Speakeasy]

24
Nov
14

2:6 Mombasa: In which I pour my heart out (10/30/2014)

@A.M. I speculated that Red was an imposter, too, just based on the way Diane Fowler addressed him when he showed up in her home, like “”Red.”” You could just see the quotation marks hanging sarcastically in the air. Still, that’s slim evidence. Maybe her tone was just meant to convey contempt.
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