Stop! Stop! Stop! We are less than a minute and a half in and JUST STOP RIGHT THERE! Let’s think about this for a moment. You are an FBI agent, with one assumes a brain and a million bucks or so worth of investigative training. When in the manual does it say, “If you find a hole in the floor at your house with a box with a bunch of different passports with a bunch of different names for your husband, and a wad of cash and a gun, you should shoot the gun and run a ballistics test on it before replacing it where you found it. Then when the gun is tied to a murder at the hotel same said husband wants to whisk you away to for some sexy time, wait until you are in bed at home making out together before the trip, act all weird so he asks what’s wrong and then ask him if he murdered someone the last time he was at the hotel. What’s he gonna say? Sure, honey now let’s try to make a baby? Seriously? This is the script?
It was just a dream . I fell for it hook line and sinker.
Yuck. Time for the scary gory crap. I should have fast forwarded. #nightmares Basically, The Courier locked some dude in a chest to suffocate.
So all of the folks on The Blacklist just happen to be wandering to within a few miles of the FBI headquarters to make their criminal deals with one another?
So now they just have to head over to the farmers market and pick him up. Perhaps they will get there before all the organic vegetables are picked over. So the two girls manage to catch The Courier, something heretofore impossible in a high-speed car chase where he has an AK-47 and they have two standard issue glocks. Is this a dream too? The Courier manages to hide a chip in one of his gaping wounds. They take him straight to interrogation with no medical care and apparently no metal detector wanding. Uh-huh. Oh wait despite all that, now they magically know the package is in a wound in his chest.
Red wants info on what she has on her husband before he will prove more help. His sole motive for this is her husband. To make sure she is safe?
The chip had the pictures that The Courier took of his hostage. So the FBI is dithering around trying to find the dude in the chest before his air runs out. They are looking for his drug dealer for information. They are also going to impersonate The Courier to the person who was sending the kid to the Iranian guy. This is hard to recap and watch at the same time.
Then the husband calls. He and Liz were supposed to take their surrogate for an ultrasound today. She was kind of busy getting shot at by an AK-47 and it slipped her mind. She apologizes. He says he cancelled the ultrasound and she needs to get home immediately for something very important they need to discuss. She says she can’t get there for a while. He hangs up on her and he is standing over the hole where he keeps his go kit looking super pissed. Ut Oh.
Red done tole them not to try to impersonate The Courier but did they listen? Nope. And now they have all sorts of new problems. They did pick up the French lady who was selling the kid in the chest to the Iranian guy that got killed. But she is not going to talk either unless Red gets some time with her. Liz says The Courier will talk if they can spring his brother from prison. They are working on that.
Meanwhile, The Courier is like a human Swiss Army Knife. Since he has some rare disorder where he cannot feel pain he keeps things tucked away in side incisions he sews up. Apparently he keeps handcuff keys implanted in his wrists for somewhat easy access in times like this. Looks like he might get away before they can make him the offer about his brother. Dude in the chest is down to like 6 hours of air. Oh my!
In the dumbest scene so far, the doofus FBI agent dude and the other chick go out hunting for The Courier. They find him in trailer. There is much gunfire exchanged. The FBI people find him and tell him to turn around and he dies. Doofus the FBI agent’s first question is how much time does the kid have?” The chick says 45 minutes.
Red works as deal with the French Lady to get the location of the kid (who is an NSA guy with top-secret clearance). Red saves the kid and whispers something in his ear that he wants for repayment. Back at the office a regular non-Swiss army knife type of courier brings Liz an envelope. Inside is the confidential file related to the gun her husband keeps in the floorboard. There is proof her husband is a double agent (what does she think is job is again?) and the shooter. Well, that is not exactly true. There is proof that a white male with his height and characteristics is a double agent. There is a picture of him leaving the hotel. Liz is upset and runs to…..Red. They have a drink and she cries.
When she gets home hubby is sitting there waiting on her with the box. He kicks it her way, and stares at her. And we end there.
Okay first of all the black dude who places the FBI boss, the white Doofus FBI guy and the chick of undetermined ethnicity with the pony tail are all pretty crappy actors. The script is terrible for everyone except Red. It is almost if Spader rewrote his own lines. Has this show always been like this and I was too dazzled by Spader to notice? Or is it starting to not be nearly as good as the first episode?
Sorry this is a rough recap. It’s very late and I am really tired. Please correct my misunderstanding and feel free to explain things I missed. I blogged while watching and just watched it once.