Posts Tagged ‘War

30
Sep
15

🔴 Scribblings Oct-Dec 2015

 

🔴 Scribblings and Scuttlebutt Oct-Dec 2015

 
This is where I post my thoughts and reblog stuff from other sites I find interesting or topical, mostly topics from Twitter, Tumblr and blogs. Mostly discussion in Scribblings in the past has tended to be about the story, characters, their relationships, the timeline plus various controversies in the fandom. – Lightly edited. Reverse chronological.
LizzieB90

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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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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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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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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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04
May
15

🔴 What is “The Cabal”?

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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03
Apr
15

🔴 Red’s Moral Code

 

🔴 Red’s Moral Code

 
April 22, 2015
 
It’s a good question where Red’s sense of “justice” comes from. I’ve been thinking about this a lot. We know the Greeks came up with our Western idea of “justice” – but did they invent it or simply write down what is implicit in human nature?
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10
Mar
15

🔴 Season Two Review

 

🔴 Review: Season Two of The Blacklist is even

¤ better than Season One

 
March 10, 2015
 
The glue that holds this show together is the mysterious relationship between Elizabeth “Liz” Keen and the enigmatic, irreverent Raymond, “Red” Reddington. The second season is better in many ways than the first. The bad guys are more realistic and the plot lines explore the realm of international politics and important domestic issues. The research into the background of the procedural aspects of the show holds up well, making it “educational TV” for an America naive about matters like neurobiological research, human trafficking, the “down” side of capitalism and the dangers of secret international agendas (electronic surveillance, the various threats to national sovereignty and insidious threats to security) that threaten democracy. Red’s values come into better focus as matters from his past turn out to have national and international implications.
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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
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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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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”.
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08
Dec
14

🔴 Forget Bloodlines

 

🔴 ‘Conspiracies’? Okay – But Forget Bloodlines

 
Dec 8, 2014
 
As far as I know there is no national board or government agency tasked with deciding what is or is not a “conspiracy theory,” and since this blog is about The Blacklist, not Frontline, ideas are considered “on the merits.” Stupid stuff is thrown out, the rest posted for comment. I note that I’ve been called a conspiracy theorist for 1) saying state capitalism – as in Russia & China – does not welcome the open Internet, and 2) that the TPP trade deal is corporate-friendly and could weaken state sovereignty (companies can sue countries). So, I have a soft spot for people accused of harboring non-MSM views.

However, the one “conspiracy theory” I oppose is the notion of “bloodlines.” It makes me want to tear my hair out. There is no such thing as a bloodline that gets passed along through generations of kingship or kinship. This is nothing but the genomic version of primogeniture.
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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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