OMG THIS IS SO GOOD ALREADY! Red is in a Jeep in Cameroon looking a bit worse for wear. His apparent captors have bazookas and are blowing up anything that drives up behind them to high heaven. Red is taken to a compound.
Berlin hired this dude, Yibari, to kill Red but Red ws two steps ahead of Berlin and is there with $3 million in cash to get the names of the other people Berlin has hired to kill him. Red says they need to move quickly. He tells Yibari he has only 30 seconds to decide. The dude says, “or what?” and Red says, “or you give me the names for free.” Yibari laughs and asks, “Why don’t I just kill you and keep the money? Oh stupid Cameroon dude, did you really think it would be that easy? Red says, “There is a point of view that I can relate to.” I’m going to guess that Red is the last one alive in this transaction. Yibari orders one of his prepubescent ruffians to kill Red. On the first episode of the season? Dude, really? Kid raises his rifle an a hellfire missile lands nearby. Huge explosion. Massive. Red grabs a bottle of whisky pours a bunch of it on the cash and takes a swig while explaining he recently acquired three hellfire missiles and if he acts quickly he can avoid the other two hitting but he will need to use his phone.
Yubari finally gives up “The Cuban” but Red says he has already dealt with him. Who else? Ubari screams that he does not know. Ooopsy. That second hellfire missile was much closer. Red has one left… Red gets his name. Lord Baltimore. He drops his long cigar onto the pile of money which goes up in flames. He takes his hat off the head of one of he boy soldiers and walks away while the idiots try to save the money.
We find Lizzie in a hotel room staring at the ceiling where she has pinned photos and articles about Berlin and Tom Keen’s connection to him. Liz and Red have a little chat outside. Dear god, is James Spader wearing a dark lip stain? Thank just ain’t right. Red tells Lizzie that Lord Baltimore is coming to kill him. Red says to get to Berlin, they have to get Lord Baltimore first.
Aram , the hot middle easterny computer expert is back. He finds some interesting activity in an account of someone who works as a data miner. He name is Rowan Mills and she had a mysterious $250,000 deposit into her IRA that just as mysteriously left her IRA and landed in an offshore account.
Lizzie is worried she is being followed. Ressler says she is paranoid because Tom is dead. I doubt that is true, we have no body. Also, Lizzie wants Ressler to keep seeing his shrink.
Berlin is taking an ice bath when a man walks in and tells him that Lord Baltimore has found Red. Red will be extracted the next day. The guy says because the Feds are involved there will be additional expenses. Berlin cracks the guys skull open on the side of the bathtub and holds it in the ice bath turning the water bright red. The guy will not be getting any additional expenses.
Meanwhile Rowan gets a call from a computerized voice who informs her that she is not to speak to the FBI the voice threatens her saying she knows where she lives. Rowan calls Lizzie and Ressler and they come over to check things out. Rowan is scared. They call Aram to have him trace the call but he has new information that seems to clear Rowan. Aram is worried that the information that was taken from her data mining site was not about Red because he is off the grid. They are concerned someone is coming after them like they came after Agent Malik. Aram tells them where the apartment that the phone call originated from is located. That apartment is leased in Rowan Mills name and has pictures of her everywhere. She says she has no idea about any of this. Rowan is played by a pretty well know actress whose name escapes me. I have a feeling she will be on for more than one episode. Liz sort of accuses her of being Lord Baltimore.
Red goes to visit Agent Cooper who is still recovering from his near death experience last season. Is that even the same actor? He doesn’t look the same to me. Red begs Cooper to come back to work. He gives Cooper a drive that has some sort of intel on Cooper. It’s sort of a good faith offer to try to lure Cooper back. He is not budging. Red says he knows about “what they found in the hospital. About the diagnosis.” And off he goes with this body guard Dembe.
Red and Dembe go to a nice hotel where a helicopter busts through the glass wall and people hogtie Red and take him out by helicopter. Dembe gets his ass kicked in the process and is left behind. He ends up with some female Israeli woman who he assumes is Lord Baltimore. Red says he is not the one responsible for whatever it is she is seeking revenge for and the person she reports to will let him go within the hour. Sure enough the dude who is taking over for Cooper picks Red from the Israeli who was holding Red. I did not understand the point of any of that.
Meanwhile Lizzie and Ressler are trying to get to the bottom of the evil twin story. The evil twin’s name is Nora and she got mixed up in some sort of Israeli terrorism plot many years ago. Red tells Lizzie they have to go pick up Naomi Hyland who is in the witness protection program. Lord Baltimore is coming for her. She is Red’s ex-wife who has been in the protection program for 20 years.
Rowan is looking through old family photos of herself and he twin, when Marcus, the dude who made the mistake of asking Berlin for addition funds earlier shows up. Rowan is scared and doesn’t know him. He plays a record that triggers Rowan to be Nora. Apparently Nora came back and killed Rowan and now has some sort of spilt personality that is triggered by the music. Really? I believe last season we heard Red listening to that same record, but I could be wrong. At this point Ressler finds what he assumes is Nora’s body in a freezer on the mother’s property.
Nora and Marcus got to pick up Naomi. Lizzie and some other Feds are there trying to get Naomi to leave with them. Naomi doesn’t want to keep running. Nora assembles a high-powered rifle and starts picking off Feds outside Naomi’s house. The others go in with tasers (why?) and take out Naomi. Somehow Lizzie, despite being tazed manages to arrest Marcus and Nora but the other got away with Naomi and took her to Berlin. Berlin took a picture of her and placed it in a locket for Reddington to find, which he did.
Lizzie’s marriage was annulled. She is keeping the last name Keen. Ressler is popping pills and refusing to see the FBI therapist. Someone is watching Lizzie. Lizzie cuts her hair into a shorter blog, presumably to get rid of the hideous wig she wore last season. Cooper goes back to work. Lizzie is a new woman. A package comes for Red. It’s a box from Berlin and a cell phone. Red calls and Berlin says he is going to do to Red’s wife what he did to his daughter. He’s going to send her to him piece by piece by piece. Red opens the box to find his wife’s severed finger.
Next week: Red and Berlin meet face to face.