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The Blacklist

  • 2015
  • Season 1
  • 22 episodes
  • Crime/detective
  • Drama

Summary

The world's most-wanted criminal mysteriously turns himself in and offers to give up everyone he has ever worked with. His only condition is he will only work with a newly-minted FBI agent with whom he seemingly has no connection.

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Episode 20: The Kingmaker

Summary

Cunning and well-connected, The Kingmaker is the man behind the rise of some of the world's most powerful politicians, but one of his operations receives unwanted attention from the FBI when a government official in Prague is framed for murder. Wise to the strategist's ways, Red helps the team track him down, and with his attention focused on the chase, Liz seizes the opportunity to probe his closely guarded personal life, only to discover a shocking secret. Guest starring Linus Roache (Law & Order).

Review

With his head like a malevolent egg, James Spader was born to play supercilious criminal concierge Red Reddington. He’s clearly relishing the opportunity to seize the role of a lifetime, and his enthusiasm is contagious.

This week he’s on the trail of a scheming political strategist known as The Kingmaker: imagine Malcolm Tucker on an even more terrifying scale.

When a government official in Prague is framed for murder, the FBI once again exploit Red’s expertise, but his steely dedication leaves him dangerously exposed. As he focuses on the hunt, FBI agent Liz grabs her chance to investigate his mysterious private life. Unsurprisingly, she’s shocked by what she discovers.

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Languages
English | Czech
Formats
Colour

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Cast

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Raymond `Red' ReddingtonJames Spader
Elizabeth `Liz' KeenMegan Boone
Donald ResslerDiego Klattenhoff
Harold CooperHarry Lennix
Meera MalikParminder Nagra
Tom KeenRyan Eggold
The KingmakerLinus Roache

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