Posts Tagged ‘Ressler

11
Nov
20

🔴 Script 8:1 Roanoke 

 

🔴 Script 8:1 Roanoke (№ 139)

 
NBC’s series The Blacklist starring James Spader and Megan Boone
Series created by: Jon Bokenkamp
Program air date: 11/13/2020 in the US (7pm Central/Chicago Time)
Permalink: https://wp.me/pDKwi-ay1
Entertainment Weekly Recap: http://bit.ly/35rVCCX
🎶 Tunefind for Episode: http://bit.ly/2IzkKP6
IMDb (Internet Movie Database): http://imdb.to/3loHO1v
Source: Raw Script from OurBoard: http://bit.ly/3ePCKAA [ dump of captioning ]
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05
May
17

🔴 Script 4:19 Dr Bogdan Krilov

 

🔴 Script 4:19 Dr Bogdan Krilov (№ 29)

 
NBC’s series The Blacklist starring James Spader and Megan Boone
Series created by: Jon Bokenkamp
Program air date: 5/4/2017 in the US
Permalink: http://wp.me/pDKwi-58C
Entertainment Weekly Recap: http://bit.ly/2pEgksJ
Source: Raw Script from Springfield: http://bit.ly/2pi5Uho [ dump of captioning ]
Continue reading ‘🔴 Script 4:19 Dr Bogdan Krilov’

20
Feb
16

🔴 Poll: Who Do You Ship?

 

Time for a new poll! – Who do you “ship”?”

(Definition: “Shipping” is hoping for a couple to form a romantic relation’ship)

 

🔴 Poll ➔ Who do you “ship?”

 
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08
Jan
16

🔴 Script: 3:9 The Director

 

🔴 Script: 3:9 The Director (№ 24)

 
Last updated: 1/12/2016 5:45am CT, Program air date: 1/7/2016 in the US
Script Status: FINAL
Permalink: http://wp.me/pDKwi-2ho
Storybook: http://wp.me/PDKwi-1f3#director (2-3 days after script is done)
Source: Raw Scripts from Springfield [UK]: http://bit.ly/1VtXhJ6 (captions) (late this week)
WSJ Episode Summary: http://on.wsj.com/1P0KuKc
EW Episode Summary: http://bit.ly/1n8LkOR
Created by: Jon Bokenkamp
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27
Nov
15

🔴 All BlacklistDCd Polls ⬅️

20
Nov
15

🔴 Script: 3:8 Kings of the Hwy

 

🔴 Script: 3:8 Kings of the Highway (№108)

 
Last updated: 11/21/2015 9:45pm CT, Program air date: 11/19/2015 in the US
Script Status: Final
Permalink: http://wp.me/pDKwi-21f
Storybook: http://wp.me/PDKwi-1f3#highway
Source: Raw Scripts from Springfield [UK]: http://bit.ly/1VtXhJ6 (captions)
Created by: Jon Bokenkamp
Continue reading ‘🔴 Script: 3:8 Kings of the Hwy’

13
Nov
15

🍑 Script: 3:7 Zal Bin Hasaan

 

🍑 Script: 3:7 Zal Bin Hasaan (№ 31) 🍑

 
NBC’s series The Blacklist starring James Spader and Megan Boone
Last updated: 11/14/2015 2:25am CT, Program air date: 11/12/2015 in the US
Script Status: Final
Permalink: http://wp.me/pDKwi-1Yz
Source: Raw Scripts from Springfield [UK]: http://bit.ly/1VtXhJ6 (captions)
Created by: Jon Bokenkamp
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06
Nov
15

🔴 Script: 3:6 Sir Crispin Crandall

 

🔴 Script: 3:6 Sir Crispin Crandall (№ 86)

 
NBC’s series The Blacklist starring James Spader and Megan Boone
Last updated: 11/9/2015 10:20am CT, Program air date: 11/5/2015 in the US
Script Status: Final
Permalink: http://wp.me/pDKwi-1We
Source: Raw Scripts from Springfield [UK]: http://bit.ly/1VtXhJ6 (captions)
Created by: Jon Bokenkamp
Continue reading ‘🔴 Script: 3:6 Sir Crispin Crandall’

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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22
Oct
15

🔴 Script: 3:4 The Djinn

 

🔴 Script: 3:4 The Djinn (№ 43)

 
NBC’s The Blacklist starring James Spader and Megan Boone
Last updated: 10/30/2015 2:50 am CT, Program air date: 10/22/2015 in the US
Script Status = FINAL (minor late edits)
Source: Raw Scripts from Springfield [UK]: http://bit.ly/1VtXhJ6 (dump of captioning)
Permalink: http://wp.me/pDKwi-1R8 ¤ Slideshow link: http://youtu.be/t8iu_GOyQDY
Created by: Jon Bokenkamp
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16
Oct
15

🔴 Script: 3:3 Eli Matchett

 

🔴 Script: 3:3 Eli Matchett (№ 72)

 
NBC’s series The Blacklist starring James Spader and Megan Boone
Last updated: 10/17/2015 3:55 am CT, Program air date: 10/15/2015 in the US
Script Status = FINAL
Permalink: http://wp.me/pDKwi-1OC ¤ Slideshow: https://youtu.be/ygnbVIMQHhU
Source: Raw Scripts from Springfield [UK]: http://bit.ly/1VtXhJ6 (dump of captioning)
Created by: Jon Bokenkamp

08
Oct
15

🔴 Script: 3:2 Marvin Gerard

 

🔴 Script: 3:2 Marvin Gerard (№ 80)

 
NBC’s series The Blacklist starring James Spader and Megan Boone
Last updated: 10/18/2015 3:40am CT, Program air date: 10/8/2015 in the US
Script Status = FINAL with Twitter photo links
Permalink: http://wp.me/pDKwi-1LV, ¤ Slideshow: https://youtu.be/6_KcKez6r3I
Source: Raw Scripts from Springfield [UK]: http://bit.ly/1VtXhJ6 (dump of captioning)
Created by: Jon Bokenkamp
Continue reading ‘🔴 Script: 3:2 Marvin Gerard’

27
Sep
15

🔴 Poll: Liz Hook-Up Poll Results

 

🔴 Poll: Liz should hook up with –

 

18
Jul
15

🔴 Poll: Is Red Liz’s Father? Results

 

🔴 Poll: Is Red Liz’s father?

 
This poll is CLOSED as of about noon 10/1/2015 at 500 votes. Of these, 269 or 53.8% were from the United States. People from all over the world watch The Blacklist, often days or even a year or more after the show airs in the US. About 90 percent of the traffic on my blog comes from search engines rather than directly from sites like Twitter (only about one percent) or blogs.
Continue reading ‘🔴 Poll: Is Red Liz’s Father? Results’

21
Jun
15

🔴 Script: 2:3 Dr James Covington

 

🔴 Script: 2:3 Dr James Covington

 
Last updated: 6/25/2015 12:25 pm CDT, Program air date: 10/6/2014 in the US
Script Status = FINAL w Twitter Links
Permalink: http://wp.me/pDKwi-1cY
Slideshow: https://youtu.be/Gpu4xFPqa28 (pending 7/25/2015)
Source: Raw Scripts from Springfield [UK]: http://bit.ly/1Do56Zu (dump of captioning)
NBC Episode Summary: http://bit.ly/1frAiQX
 
Blurb: Illegal organ transplantation is keeping children – and criminals – alive. Red faces disloyalty in his ranks. Samar Navabi joins the Task Force. Liz has a dream. Red and Naomi Hyland reconnect after 20 years.
 
Created by: Jon Bokenkamp
Director: Karen Gaviola
Writers: Jon Bokenkamp, Lukas Reiter, JR Orci
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14
Jun
15

🔴 Script: 2:6 The Mombasa Cartel

 

🔴 Script: 2:6 The Mombasa Cartel

 
Last updated: 6/15/2015 5:15 am CDT, Program air date: 10/27/2014 in the US
Script Status = DONE
Permalink: http://wp.me/pDKwi-1bj
Source: Raw Scripts from Springfield [UK]: http://bit.ly/1Do56Zu [ dump of captioning ]
NBC Episode Summary: http://bit.ly/1FhMloQ
 
Blurb: A ghoulish family in rural Alaska turns animal trafficking on its head in this Halloween edition of The Blacklist. Red finally connects with the young woman he has been seeking. Dembe’s backstory is revealed.
 
Created by: Jon Bokenkamp
Director: David Platt
Writers: Jon Bokenkamp, Daniel Knauf
Continue reading ‘🔴 Script: 2:6 The Mombasa Cartel’

12
Jun
15

🔴 Script: 2:7 The Scimitar

 

🔴 Script: 2:7 The Scimitar

 
Last updated: 6/13/2015 1:15 am CDT, Program air date: 11/3/2014 in the US
Script Status = FINAL with Twitter image links
Permalink: http://wp.me/pDKwi-19T
Slideshow Link: http://youtu.be/MJ_yeQJNkdw
Source: Raw Scripts from Springfield [UK]: http://bit.ly/1Do56Zu (dump of captioning)
NBC Episode Summary: http://bit.ly/1GA5XKl
 
Blurb: Samar killed one of Iran’s nuclear scientists and the Iranians are now out to kill one from the U.S. Liz is interrogating Tom on a rusty ship, and Berlin is about to receive a delivery which may alter his war with Red.
 
Created by: Jon Bokenkamp
Director:Karen Gaviola
Writers: Jon Bokenkamp, JR Orci, Lucas Reiter
Continue reading ‘🔴 Script: 2:7 The Scimitar’

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
Continue reading ‘🔴 Script: 2:8 The Decembrist’

24
May
15

🔴 S2 Unanswered Questions

 

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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07
May
15

🔴 Script: 2:21 Karakurt

 

🔴 Script: 2:21 Karakurt

 
Last updated: 5/9/2015 2:30 am CDT, Program air date: 5/7/2015 in the US
Script Status = FINAL Twitter image links added 5/10/2015
Permalink: http://wp.me/pDKwi-Ub
Slideshow link: https://youtu.be/vQnf5Y3S5qc 8/5/2015
Source: Raw Scripts from Springfield [UK]: http://bit.ly/1Do56Zu (dump of captioning)
NBC Episode Summary: http://bit.ly/1KpSiEF
 
Blurb: A notorious saboteur, Karakurt, is in country to carry out an attack on a high-value target that will then be blamed on Russia. Red refuses to give Liz more information on her mother, so she turns to other sources.
 
Created by: Jon Bokenkamp
Director: Steven A Adelson
Writers: Daniel Knauf
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01
May
15

🔴 Script: 2:20 Quon Zhang

 

🔴 Script: 2:20 Quon Zhang

 
Last updated: 6/21/2015 6:10 am CDT, Program air date: 4/30/2015 in the US
Script Status = FINAL (w image-linked Tweets added)
Permalink: http://wp.me/pDKwi-RL
Slideshow link: https://youtu.be/xVlAjrRDngs (8/4/2015)
Source: Raw Scripts from Springfield [UK]: http://bit.ly/1Do56Zu (dump of captioning)
NBC Episode Summary: http://bit.ly/1FCxquK
 
Blurb: Liz prevails on Red for information about the photo of the woman with the small girl she found in Red’s secret flat. Red captures a cabal member to get information on an upcoming attack and a smuggler of dead bodies reveals he’s just smuggled in one very much alive.
 
Created by: Jon Bokenkamp
Director: Karen Gaviola
Writers: J.R. Orci, Lukas Reiter
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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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27
Mar
15

🔴 Script: 2:17 Longevity Initiative

 

🔴 Script: 2:17 The Longevity Initiative

 
Last updated: 3/30/2015 6:00 pm CDT, Program air date: 3/26/2015 in the US
Script Status = FINAL w links to Twitter images
Permalink: http://wp.me/pDKwi-LE
Slideshow link: https://youtu.be/4NuCEVjmsCg (8/3/2015)
Source: Raw Scripts from Springfield [UK]: http://bit.ly/1Do56Zu (dump of captioning)
NBC Episode Summary: http://bit.ly/1CUXCzd
 
Blurb: A billionaire is funding research to lengthen human life, but the doctor in charge is taking the research in a very different direction. Tom is faced with threats to his life and seeks refuge.
 
Created by: Jon Bokenkamp
Director: Donald Thorin, Jr
Writers: JR Orci, Lukas Reiter, Jon Bokenkamp
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20
Mar
15

🔴 Script: 2:16 Tom Keen

 

🔴 Script: 2:16 Tom Keen

 
Last updated: 3/22/2015, Program air date: 3/19/2015 in the US
Script Status = FINAL w links to Twitter images
Permalink: http://wp.me/pDKwi-JP
Slideshow link: https://youtu.be/KzTpnHX3ADY (8/3/2015)
Source: Raw Scripts from Springfield [UK]: http://bit.ly/1Do56Zu (dump of captioning)
NBC Episode Summary: http://bit.ly/1FJyV9C
 
Blurb: Liz is in court to learn if she will go to trial for the murder of the Harbormaster when an unexpected witness appears. Liz sells the apartment Red gave her in the Audrey Hotel. Cooper meets with Tom Connolly.
 
Created by: Jon Bokenkamp
Director: Andrew McCarthy
Writers: JR Orci, Lukas Reiter, Jon Bokenkamp, John Eisendrath
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02
Mar
15

🔴 Script: 2:13 The Deer Hunter

 

🔴 Script: 2:13 The Deer Hunter

 
Last updated: 6/7/2015 1:00 am CDT, Program originally aired 2/26/2015 in the US
Script Status: FINAL with Twitter image links
Permalink: http://wp.me/pDKwi-Fs
Slideshow link: https://youtu.be/-CJLQGBzFf4 (8/2/2015)
Raw Scripts from Springfield [UK]: http://bit.ly/1Do56Zu (dump of captioning)
NBC Episode Summary: http://bit.ly/1HSqQwR
 
Blurb: A serial killer appears be a man – and a woman. Red tries to reach the man whose number was in the safe in St Petersburg. Red scolds Liz for taking too many risks. She tell him she has the Fulcrum. Aram worries about his hair.
 
Created by: Jon Bokenkamp
Director: Andrew McCarthy
Writers: Jon Bokenkamp, Amanda Kate Shuman
Continue reading ‘🔴 Script: 2:13 The Deer Hunter’

23
Feb
15

🔴 Script: 2:12 The Kenyon Family

 

🔴 Script: 2:12 The Kenyon Family

 
Last updated: 6/6/2015 00:00 am, Program originally aired 2/19/2015 in the US
Script Status: FINAL with Twitter image links
Permalink: http://wp.me/pDKwi-Fd
Slideshow Link: https://youtu.be/w-E_mY-RyHA (8/2/2015)
Raw Scripts from Springfield [UK]: http://bit.ly/1Do56Zu (dump of captioning)
NBC Episode Summary: http://bit.ly/1AOHsIM
 
Blurb: A religious survivalist sect which favors child marriage and polygamy, stores contraband on its grounds for criminals. Red follows up on the instructions Alan Fitch gave him to find a safe in St Peterburg. Red buys Liz an apartment.
 
Created by: Jon Bokenkamp
Director: David Platt
Writers: Jon Bokenkamp, Daniel Knauf, Vincent Angell
Continue reading ‘🔴 Script: 2:12 The Kenyon Family’

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
Continue reading ‘🔴 Script: 2:11 Ruslan Denisov’

28
Dec
14

🔴 James Spader as Outsider

 

🔴 James Spader as Outsider

–– Boston Legal to The Blacklist

 
Jan 7, 2015
 
In Boston Legal (ABC, 2004-2008), James Spader played Alan Shore, an often politically incorrect advocate in many cases involving “lost causes” (most of which, in the make-believe world of the Crane, Poole & Schmidt law firm, he actually won). His penchant for clarity and honesty was his weakness & his strength. In perhaps the most memorable episode, he even told “The Court Supreme” exactly what they needed to hear about the death penalty. Even his sexism was funny & endearing because it was – hey! – sincere. During the Bush years, Alan Shore’s truth-telling buoyed many a despondent liberal in the face of what Stephen Colbert dubbed “Truthiness”.
Continue reading ‘🔴 James Spader as Outsider’

02
Dec
14

[Hiatus:] Georgia Guidestones & the Super Bowl (12/2/2014)

[cross-posted rom WSJ Speakeasy blog http://on.wsj.com/1ranJJc search by time stamp]

@BC wrote (7:24 pm November 26, 2014): “…Liz has something ‘living’ under her scar. If she dies, then so does whats under there. Why she’s the ‘chosen one’ and why Red said he’s going to make her famous is because she’s the one who has the ANTIDOTE to the evil plan being hatched by the Alliance in 2017…”
Continue reading ‘[Hiatus:] Georgia Guidestones & the Super Bowl (12/2/2014)’

29
Nov
14

[Hiatus:] Tom and Red, again (11/29/2014)

@Belle, I re-read your post on how/why Tom may have worked for Red. It definitely lays out as good a case as can be made. The writers love to “surprise” (jerk around?) the viewers, so I think there is a good chance they may being choosing this route. I found your walk-through soothing in a way.
Continue reading ‘[Hiatus:] Tom and Red, again (11/29/2014)’

24
Nov
14

2:8 Decembrist: What’s up with Tom & Red? (11/12/2014)

@JBlitz Are you saying Red was also interrogating Tom when he was in the boat? I always thought Red knew Liz had Tom & I suppose the idea that Red wouldn’t figure out where Tom was and pay off the guard for access to him strains credulity. But Red seemed pretty shocked by the mess in the boat… Sometimes I feel like the writers throw in something gratuitous for shock value and figure they’ll deal with it later….
Continue reading ‘2:8 Decembrist: What’s up with Tom & Red? (11/12/2014)’

24
Nov
14

2:7 Scimitar: Spader & Amir (Interviews 11/7/2014)

12:00 pm November 8, 2014
Rough transcript of interview with James Spader on Season 2 and the mid season finale [possible spoilers] Yahoo http://yhoo.it/1sjniM3
‘The stakes are higher right from the jump. Everybody, every character on the show is facing greater adversity and is in disarray and the show’s opened up… There’s a resolution of sorts but any resolution on our show opens up another door and the resolution is always going to be painful and bittersweet.
‘It started out where people were asking me wanting to know the true relationship between Elizabeth Keen and Raymond Reddington… People are still curious about that, which is good to sustain. I think it’s the burden is on us to sustain that. But I think the thing that I like is that no matter what the past is the nature of the relationship now[!] has become as compelling, and it should be.
‘I think that the journey is more important than the destination and in this case the destination is backwards, going into the past, what those characters are going through in the relationships and the nature of those relationships.’

2:00 pm November 7, 2014
From: IBTimes: Episode 8 Spoilers: The Decembrist http://bit.ly/1E51gD8
Note Spoilers! From an interview with Amir Arison: “A lot goes down in [episodes 8 and 9]…there will be some huge, huge events that will change the direction of the show,” Amir Arison, who plays C.I.A. analyst Amar Mojtabai, explained. Arison added that the crux of the surprises coming might hinge on the relationship between Red [James Spader] and Liz [Megan Boone] saying, “It’s exciting to watch Red and Liz with their own agendas that intersect and may support or not support each other.“

Could be anything. Could be nothing. Liz, it appears, has turned to Ressler for help with Tom. Liz now knows a lot about Berlin’s operation. My guess is she will try to kill him or have Tom do it.

What are the “huge, huge events that will change the direction of the show?” Any ideas?

[Cross-Posted at WSJ Speakeasy]

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:
Continue reading ‘2:7 Scimitar: Is Red beyond redemption? (11/4/2014)’

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.
Continue reading ‘2:6 Mombasa: In which I pour my heart out (10/30/2014)’