Posts Tagged ‘Scimitar

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
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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: 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]

11
Jan
13

🔴 All Blacklist Scripts ⬅️

 

🔴 All Blacklist Scripts

 

🏵 Below are links to Each Individual Script,* including cast list, lyrics and YouTube videos for songs, photos and Twitter links. “Episode in Tweets” includes links to all the photos (with narration) I post on Twitter.
 
🏵 Or you can select the “Easy Search” option, which includes all scripts for a season, stripped-down for easy searching.
 
🏵 Finally, the “Storybook” (Seasons 3, 4 and 5) provides recaps of episodes, based on the scripts themselves, with photos. For Seasons 1 and 2, there are “Highlights” with photos along with selected quotes. In addition, there are slideshows with captions of entire episodes and, for Season 1, of special scenes.
 
*Exception: There are no individual full scripts for Season 1 (with the exception of the Pilot), as I only began watching the show in Season 2. Instead, the links below take you to the right script in the Easy-Scripts file for Season 1.

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