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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 3: No 84: Wujing

Summary

Red's allegiance to the FBI is tested when he is reunited with a high-ranking Chinese spy who previously hired him to decode a classified CIA transmission. Meanwhile, spending time in shady company is starting to rub off on Liz as she secretly investigates her husband's past. Crime drama, starring James Spader and Megan Boone.

Review

Only James Spader could get away with delivering the line, “I prefer to play with myself in private,” without coming across as too creepy. It’s an amusing aside his character Raymond “Red” Reddington makes while arranging a deal seated at a chess board. The chess game is a telling metaphor as Red increasingly seems to be playing a high-stakes game with the life of FBI agent Liz (the rather wooden Megan Boone). But it’s a game in which only he knows the rules.

 

This week the duo are playing at spies, attempting to infiltrate a Chinese assassin who has been killing CIA agents. It’s a fairly routine yarn of email hacking and brutal fight scenes, but the episode does also tease why Red chose Liz as his handler and the secret of Liz’s fiance’s “special box”. 

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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

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