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The Blacklist S06E01 Dr. Hans Koehler Review Raymond Reddington Tai Chi

The Blacklist S06E01 Dr. Hans Koehler Review

Finally The Blacklist is back, and boy does it get off to an explosive start. This episode, entitled “Dr. Hans Koehler” sees Reddington attempting to rob a bank. The problem is, somebody else is already robbing it. As you may guess, Raymond’s attempt goes off without a hitch but the other team is not so lucky. Reddington never does anything without a plan and before long Raymond reveals to Liz what his purpose was. He needed to find information on the titular Dr. Koehler. Koehler has a history of giving criminals facial surgery to change their identity. Its a bait...

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The Blacklist mid-season finale review and that shocking death

The Blacklist mid-season finale review The Blacklist has just aired its mid-season final and what a shocker it has been. For those who are adverse to spoilers, I have some bad news, Tom is dead. for real this time. I suppose he had been dodging too many bullets from season 1 and now one knife wound caught up with him. The departure of Ryan Eggold will change a lot of the dynamic on The Blacklist. No longer does Elizabeth have an guardian angel who can stand up to Reddington. But, whatever I feel about this situation does not come close to...

Alistair Pitt makes the deal. The Blacklist S3Ep13 Alistair Pitt Review

The Blacklist S3Ep13 Alistair Pitt Review

The Blacklist S3Ep13 Alistair Pitt Review After the death of The Director, and the peace deal between Reddington (James Spader) and the Cabal, The Blacklist has to re-invent itself. So far, it seems to be more of the same. Reddington is up against an international power struggle in which the Cabal is only one faction. As a viewer I started feeling skeptical about the direction the show took. I mean, how realistic is it to assume there are secret organizations vying for power. That said, I have been enjoying these last few weeks. With Liz now being a convicted criminal her life...

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The Blacklist Season 2 Finale Review

The Blacklist Season 2 Finale Review The Blacklist has managed to dig its own grave. We now know what the Fulcrum is. We know agent Keen’s real name is Masha Rostova and that she is the daughter of a KGB spy. We know Reddington (James Spader) hired Tom to keep spy on her and that Tom fell in love with her. We also know that Assistant Director’s Cooper’s illness was faked and that Reddington has released the contents of the Fulcrum to the whole world. Is there a storyline left for season 3? Well, as Keen shot Tom Connolly because of all of his misdeeds she...

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The Blacklist S2Ep9 Luther Braxton Review

The Blacklist The Blacklist is finally back after its mid-season hiatus. Fresh after the death of Alan Fitch (played by Alan Alda) Raymond Reddington intends to find the Fulcrum. His quest is a tacit acknowledgement that he never had it in the first. For Raymond (James Spader) things become complicated when notorious criminal Luther Braxton allows himself to be captured and send to a CIA blacksite located on an oil rig. There he hopes to gain access to the security network of the USA intelligence community and access the Fulcrum. As Raymond does not want anyone to know he doesn’t have the...

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The Blacklist mid-season finale The Decembrist Review

The Blacklist has finally reached the halfway mark of its second season. I must say that so far season 2 has hardly been outstanding, it has been good, but not yet great. This episode entitled The Decembrist molds both the good and bad into, well a good episode that will have many fans questioning if the show can sustain itself in the long run. The Blacklist mid-season finale… The episode starts with Reddington confronting Berlin about the person who set them up on a collision course. Reddington (James Spader) discovers that Berlin was part of a KGB attempt to keep the Soviet-Union intact....

Mozhan Marnò as Samar Navabi capturing Hassan - The Blacklist S2ep7 The Scimitar Review

The Blacklist S2ep7 The Scimitar Review

So far the second season of The Blacklist has been a hit-or-miss affaire. Last week’s episode The Mombasa Cartel never really managed to engage with its audience. The week before that we had The Front, which was about a resurgent eco-terrorist group hunting down poachers and turning them into waxwork. The creepiness factor reminded me of The Stewmaker, but no more than that. This weeks episode entitled The Scimitar is about a Iranian operation intent on taking revenge on the US for the death of a nuclear scientist. The man the Iranian intelligence send is according to Reddington one part hitman...

The Blacklist S2Ep3 Dr. James Covington (No. 89) Review

The Blacklist S2Ep3 Dr. James Covington (No. 89) Review

This episode Dr. James Covington (No. 89) starts with Keen having a nightmare about Tom and Reddington. Tom argues that Red will kill her if she gets too close to the truth about what happened on the night of the fire. Keen is also bothered by a man whom she suspects is stalking her at the various motels she is staying. The next morning Red warns her of Dr. James Covington, a disgraced heart surgeon, who may be running a heart rental scheme using stolen hearts. The audience is not certain why Red pointed Covington out to Keen and the FBI...

The Blacklist Season 1 Finale - Berlin (No. 8) Conclusion Review

The Blacklist Season 1 Finale – Berlin (No. 8) Conclusion Review

James Spader’s performance as Raymond Reddington caught many by surprise back in September when The Blacklist first aired. His performance on Boston Legal won him 3 Emmy Awards. Yet, as the complicated villain and hero of The Blacklist he truly manages to shine. Raymond Reddington has many secrets, a lot that he isn’t proud of. Too often he hides his true feelings behind jokes and flippant behavior, but when he does open up which he only does to the viewers watching we get a sense that only he understands how we all truly feel. One of the scariest episodes of The...

The Blacklist Season 1 Finale - Berlin (No. 8) Conclusion Review

The Blacklist S1Ep19 The Pavlovich Brothers (No. 119–122) Review

Now for something completely different. Ever since late September last year we have wowed by James Spader’s diabolical performance of master criminal Raymond Reddington on The Blacklist. The show appears in many ways rather conventional. FBI Special Agent Elizabeth Keen (Megan Boone) is tasked to extract information from Raymond Reddington after he has turned himself in. Instead he gives her leads on the most dangerous criminals he has worked with ever since fall to the dark-side some 20 years back. Raymond Reddington sold classified information and is being hunted ever since. The series get interesting because of its uncompromising attitude towards killing off those that the...