The first season of The Blacklist was a mixed bag of bad writing, bad acting and the fabulous James Spader. The show continued to improve from episode to episode and thankfully so did my recaps. I started this post to link you to all of my recaps but basically in the beginning there was a lot of ew…um… ick…. can anyone explain this to me.
was basically me saying “I can’t recap this shit.” Now that there is a season two I have a feeling there was a lot of important information stuff in that episode. I’m going to rely on you all to let me know what I missed there.
Things got better in this episode where Liz finds the passports and cash hidden in the floor of her apartment.
This is the first time we meet Gina, but not the last time we see her.
This is the one where the guy poisons a bunch of people on a train.
Remember the cute father son opening where they are tossing around a football in the park and dead bodies rain out of the sky? This is that one.
This two parter that was really violent and central to everything else that happens. Maybe. I had my eyes closed a lot.
I don’t remember much about this one. It was creepy.
Things start getting serious. And by serious I mean, kinda gross.
Oh this one I do remember. It’s the baby farm one! And the one where for some reason Tom is gung ho to adopt a child. That has never made since given what we find out later.
In this one we meet a former love interest of Red’s! It’s complicated.
This is the one where The Judge is a lady and she imposes her own sentences and runs her own jail in a horse stall. Or something.
At this point we are dying to know the deal with Tom Keen. They just keep teasing us and driving us crazy. And taking us to far away countries where dangerous convicts are breaking out of prison and killing people.
You will just have to read this one. Nothing is coming to mind.
This is that one where someone is paying old people and terminally ill people to kill other people in exchange for tons of money for their families.
This is the much anticipated episode where Liz and Tom confront each other. Most of the episode takes place in China though. Again dribs and drabs of information.
And off we go to Prague. But not for long.
We start off with the people coughing up blood all over people. And we start to find out about “Berlin.”
The bizarre, inconclusive final episode.
So there you have it. Views and comments are notoriously poor for this show. Recapping is very tedious and time consuming once I started doing them right. Therefore, I am going to have to insist you watch, comment and answer my questions about this show whether you want to or not. Thanks in advance for your cooperation.
Now get to your weekend reading assignment. Bring your insight and questions to comments so we are all ready on Season 2 premiers Monday night at 10 on NBC. Check out the official website for videos, etc.