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23
Jun
21

🔴 Script 8:22 Konets

 

🔴 Script 8:22 Konets

 
NBC’s series The Blacklist starring James Spader and Megan Boone
Series created by: Jon Bokenkamp
Program air date: 6/23/2021 in the US (7pm Central/Chicago Time)
Script Permalink: https://wp.me/pDKwi-bM7
Entertainment Weekly Recap: http://bit.ly/3h24Gmu
Entertainment Weekly (Ending): http://bit.ly/3d9VHhV
TuneFind: http://bit.ly/3h1KukQ
IMDb: http://imdb.to/3zNiUQU
Source: Raw Script from OurBoard: http://bit.ly/3ePCKAA [ dump of captioning ]
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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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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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04
Jan
15

🔴 Passion & Passivity: Four Films

 

🔴 Passion & Passivity

 
Jan 18, 2015
 

Crash, directed by David Cronenberg (1996).
sex, lies and videotape, directed by Steven Soderbergh (1990).
Bad influence, directed by Curtis Hanson (1990).
Secretary, directed by David Shainberg (2002).
 
I’ve been watching some James Spader films from the 1980s and 1990s (to fill the time until The Blacklist starts up again). My response has not been what I expected, especially to Crash, ‘sex, lies & videotape’ and also, Bad Influence and Secretary. This group seems to have a certain coherence, thematically. In all of these, I would say James Spader plays an innocent, even a sexual innocent. I am not saying he is sexually naive, but rather is caught up in situations in which sexuality is an externalized, even emasculating force with which he is trying to cope. In both Crash & sex, lies & videotape, he struggles with impotence; also in both of these, he is just gorgeous, almost feminized at times. He is, in both, more the subject of seduction than its perpetrator. In key scenes in each the camera lingers on his wavy blonde hair and handsome face.
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19
Dec
14

🔴 Fathomless Eyes

“… a submissive, sorrowful contemplation of the great irremediable things …”
Caption source: Jerusha McCormack (2013): Poem on the Mountain: A Chinese Reading of Yeats’s ‘Lapis Lazuli’ http://bit.ly/1AzmRTu

 

🔴 Fathomless Eyes: Neurobiology of the Gaze

 
Jan 7, 2015
 

“Love pierces the heart through the gaze of the eyes”

– Medieval http://bit.ly/1z2LeMn

 

I can’t stop looking at James Spader’s face. I’ve noticed I am not alone in this… It’s as though there were 1000 masks, each one capturing *perfectly* an emotion you didn’t even know existed but that you instantly recognize, and he moves flawlessly from one to the next, sometimes donning several in a second. There must be a name for what he does – micro-acting? I think I saw “close camera acting” somewhere. Anyway, he has nailed it. I am riveted.
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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

2:8 Decembrist: Stories, Dreams & Spoilers (11/24/2014)

@A.M. @Belle The long post I did on “what happened Red’s family?” (Nov 23 at 3:00 am!) also reached the conclusion that the year of “Bloody Christmas” may have been earlier, perhaps 1987 when Liz was four. I also speculated that Naomi might have had something to do with it and that the memory of “Bloody Christmas” may been why Red didn’t show up in 1990. Remember when he told Madeline Pratt that it was “the reason I haven’t shown up a lot of places over the years.” I’m glad we’re independently reaching the the same general idea. It still doesn’t synch with the age of the little ballet dancer. Who she is remains a mystery. Military academy attendees are not allowed to be married or have dependents. But the writers may not have known that.
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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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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]




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