I didn’t recap the episode from last week because it was gross. Like stewmaker gross. Only this time crazy people were hunting other people for sport and stuffing them and arranging them into little villages. Or something. I could barely pay attention. Plus we have come to the part of the season where no one really cares anymore about the people on the blacklist that get caught by the task force every week. This week was pretty much the same but more boring than gross.
All I really care about is the storyline with Red, Liz, and Tom (with a side of Liz and Ressler). During that gross hunting episode we met the girl who Red has been looking for, for years. She works on a food truck. He goes to stalk her. They have wistful moments. We are led to believe that this is Red’s long-lost daughter. Was I the only one watching them eat and discuss anchovies looking at her very weird eyes thinking she looks not a thing like Red. I mean even being half Asian could not have made her look like a possible biological child. As it turns out it isn’t his daughter, it’s Berlins! All this time Berlin has hated Red and been after him because he thought he killed his daughter. But he didn’t he was apparently set up!
Meanwhile Liz has Tom in the belly of a ship somewhere and has been playing hard ball with him. She is thinking about killing him. But now that Berlin is not after Red anymore (we think they make up) doesn’t that let Tom off the hook? Can’t Tom now tell Liz everything if he wants to?
The previews for next week essentially say everything we think we know about The Blacklist is wrong. We’ve been duped. Next week everything changes. So will we find out that Tom is really the one on Liz’s side and that Red is the bad guy? That Liz is not Red’s daughter at all? Maybe LIZ is really Berlin’s daughter? What?
I am growing wearing now, after two seasons of no answers. I don’t have a very long attention span. I find the front burner storylines of catching a bad guy or two every week less and less interesting. I’m starting not to care about Red or Liz anymore. I’ll keep tuning in, but I am certainly not going to waste hours recapping the minutiae.
My twitter buddy who I call GNG was super excited about the last episode. I’m hoping she will come over here and explain to me what was so great about it. I’m getting bored.