The Blacklist TV Recap 2/1/15 “Luther Braxton”
Last time on…The Blacklist. Everything seemed to wrap up. Berlin was dead, Evil Hawkeye Pierce who had sic’d him on Reddy was dead and so there seemed to be no more threats left for Reddy, who only came in from the cold because Berlin was chasing him. We found out that Tom had a connection of some kind to Reddy, but who cares? There’s still the pretend mystery of Reddy’s connection to Liza, but again, who really cares at this point?
We open with some painful expository dialogue about Reddy being captured and taken into custody. Wait. Wasn’t that news episode one? But this time it’s by the CIA apparently, who you think would be the last people to issue a press release about taking a man into custody especially when they’re going to take him somewhere to torture and then kill him. Something Harold basically admits to the team. Though in an unusual moment of actual intelligence displayed by the characters, the team concludes that Reddy got captured on purpose to meet with someone in the prison. Sure enough they’re right. Well, kinda. He’s actually there to stop someone. Reddy tries to warn the warden that it’s going to happen, he doesn’t listen and before you know it, Luther Braxton, aka Special Guest Star Ron Pearlman, has escaped and released the team he somehow arranged to be captured so they can take over the prison. Yeah, don’t ask how he managed to stock a secret CIA prison facility with men he knew he’d need.
Of course, in yet another demonstration of how sloppy this show’s production is, Liz, Agent Blonde Dude and Hot Persian Agent have somehow gotten a chopper out to the middle of the Atlantic just in time for the take over. This show needs one of those 24 clocks in the corner like no one’s business. Hot Persian Agent is shot in the leg and she and Agent Blonde Dude are taken prisoner. Liz of course escapes so once again this show remakes Die Hard. Not that I blame them. That was one of the show’s better episodes, but that’s only because Die Hard is such a good movie, even a bad version of it is at least entertaining.