There sure are a lot of doctors on The Blacklist. This week’s doctor, Linus Creel is only 7 numbers away on the list from last week’s Dr. James Covington. I really should put all the blacklisters in order by name and number or get an unpaid intern to volunteer. 🙂 If anyone is willing, you can see all the recaps so far, here.
We begin this week with a seemingly nice lady who is down on her luck speaking to a banker about saving her home. She seems very stressed and sweaty. There is a man watching her in a car outside. When the banker turns her down, she goes out to her car and gets a gun and starts blowing people away inside the bank. The dude watching her has what looks like her medical file and make a voice notation that the situation was a success.
Red tries to get Naomi to go back into a protection program again and she is not willing to leave her husband Frank. Red says if she loves him, they need to start a new life. Frank says they don’t need his help. Frank doesn’t trust Red. Red puts Pee Wee Herman on the case and Pee Wee discovers that the reason Frank doesn’t want to relocate is because he has a mistress he would have to leave behind. Whatever, Frank, I’m sure you can get a new mistress at the new place. Pee Wee was super upset with the mistress for leaving the dog in the house all day. So he takes the dog to Frank. So Frank gets to move with two bitches after all. Red tells Frank he will be faithful to Naomi and go into his protection. He persuaded Frank with a stick to the throat. It worked.
Red tells Liz about the woman who shot up the bank. He says there are a lot of random acts of violence from people who never had any history of violence. Red says the government is running mind control experiments using private citizens. Ressler and Liz go to interview the lady who shot up the bank. It seems the randomly violent people all had false allegations and unusual hardships before going nutso. They also have an extreme warrior gene that makes them predisposed to aggressive behavior when triggered.
Dr. Linus Creel seems to be a former doctor who worked on a black ops mission called Sub-Project 7 (SP7) that was an experiment to identify those with a warrior gene and exploit their predispositions by making them black ops soldiers. He seems to have carried on by himself after the experiment was not a success. He has trichotillomania, a psychological disorder that causes him to pull little patches of hair out of his scalp when watching his subjects become violent.
Red takes Lizzie, who pretended to be a blogger, to meet some guy who can figure out the redacted parts of the government documents they needed. He also tells the name of the person they are looking for is Dr. Linus Creel. Liz manages to go undercover as one of Dr. Creel’s psych patients because Aram can’t get past his firewall.
The doctor interviews her with some pretty interesting questions regarding her husband. She is pretending to be having violent outbursts due to her husband’s bad behavior. Dr. Creel asks her about what she would like to do to him if she caught him cheating. Lizzie says. “I’d chain him up and force him to tell me about all the lies and the secrets he kept. I’d make him my prisoner.” I get the feeling she has already done that.
Dr. Creel says she needs genetic testing. He tells her that how her parents treated her is important, but the genes they pass on are even more important. I hope she keeps these genetic tests and matches them with Red’s or at least Naomi’s. She completes the mission she was there for by getting access to the computer password Aram needs.
Dr. Creel has another patient named Duncan. He lures Duncan to an anti-gun violence rally by making him believe the girlfriend who has dumped him will be there. Once Duncan shows up, Creel tells him to shoot him. Creel wants to die because he thinks it will insure people will read his research that the leaders of the conference refused to take seriously. Duncan shoots but it’s not a fatal shot. Creel grabs Liz and puts a gun to her head. He is quickly picked off by a sniper. It was the hot guy from her hotel complex! Apparently, he is one of Red’s guys that has been following her since Agent Makim was killed. Red thinks she wants her protection gone because she is hiding something.
Back at the post office, Liz gets her test results from the genetic testing. She also gets an addy on the safe house Red’s ex wife is at. Liz hunts down Naomi in search of answers. Naomi says that Red is just trying to get something from her. He is not who she thinks he is. He has a way of making women feel like they have a special connection. Naomi tells Red she doesn’t know where Jennifer (their daughter). She knew he would come for her one day and she disappeared. Is Liz Jennifer? Naomi says something to Red that sounded like “When are you going to tell her?”
The closing scene is Liz sitting outside a padlocked storage room, drinking a beer and twirling the key with a crazy look on her face.
Sorry if this is a bit spacey and lacking in detail. I ate right before recapping and sometimes eating knocks me out like bout of narcolepsy. I’m fighting to stay away to recap RHONJ.