The Blacklist TV Recap 2/5/15 “Luther Braxton: The Conclusion”
Last time on The Blacklist…Reddy allowed himself to be captured and taken to a top secret prison to stop Luther Braxton, another super criminal who’d allowed himself to be captured and taken to the same place in order to steal the secret that has allowed Reddy to run free for 20 years. Liz and her team are attacked when they land and only she gets away. She finds Reddy and together they stop Braxton’s attempt to steal the secrets…only to be the victims of a CIA ordered air strike to destroy the prison and prevent anyone from stealing them.
We open in the aftermath of the airstrike. Liz and Ron Perlman are gone and clearly having his worst enemy unconscious on the ground before him wasn’t enough of a challenge for Perlman. That’s the only reason Reddy can still be alive. Surely, not poor, contrived writing. Reddy’s going MacGyver on a walkie talkie when Agent Blonde Dude comes in carrying Hot Iranian Agent, as they also survived the attack, though he was attacked by one of the prisoners who briefly thought a fight on a burning, sinking structure was a good idea. This guy returns when they finally contact the Coast Guard (the CIA wouldn’t let Harold do it, ‘cause it’s a top secret prison filled with torture and secrets) and is apparently about to shoot Agent Blonde Dude again when the guard who helped Reddy before blows him away and they all leave.
Elsewhere, Rob Perlman has escaped using a rescue helicopter to land at a hospital, go through the hospital at gunpoint then escape the hospital. Um, why land at the hospital at all? It’s a helicopter. The point of it is you can pretty much go to any open space and land. But if they didn’t then Agent Geek wouldn’t be able to trace them. Braxton has taken Liz to what looks like that same empty pool where Bryan Adams shot “Cuts Like a Knife” to waterboard her. Apparently they’ve been doing it awhile, but it’s hard to tell because this show is awful at indicating the passage. So much so, that what comes across is that they barely tried before deciding she must have a case of repressed memories. Or so says the insightful criminal torturer.