THE BLACKLIST TV RECAP 3/19/15 “TOM KEEN”
Last week on The Blacklist…the murder investigation against Liz proceeded despite the recanting of the only witness. The Deputy Attorney General attempted to prevent Harold from being subpoenaed to testify due to National Security, but the judge refuses and will only rule after hearing from Liz in his chambers. Meanwhile, Reddy attempts to find “The Major” the man who finds and trains people like Tom in order to locate him to exonerate Liz. The judge interrogates Liz about her past including her relationship with Tom, but she maintains her story. Harold is brought in and backs up her story, perjuring himself. Unfortunately forensic evidence is found tying her to the murder scene, but Reddy has located Tom.
We open an oddly spry David Patrick “Warriors come out to play” Kelly leading men a third of his age in a chase of a poor Arab drug dealer in Dresden. Still trying too hard, Tom beats the crap out of him and still breaks his knee once the dealer has given up the drugs. How can they not know he’s too good to true?
Back at the FBI Reddy is explaining just who these guys are to Agent Geek, Agent Blonde Dude and Hot Iranian Agent. They’re racists to be sure, but they’re primarily ruthless drug dealers involved in a turf war. Then Reddy drops the bomb that Tom is still alive and working for them. Agent Blonde Dude explains that Tom killed the Old Harbormaster to keep Liz from going to jail for imprisoning him. Hot Iranian Agent then lets her freak flag fly by saying she finds that romantic. Needless to say Reddy has a contact that can get them close to the gang and is heading off when Agent Blonde Dude insists he’ll come. Reddy isn’t having it and they actually use the old “you’re a tourist in my world line.” Seriously, not even Spader can sell that. This is when Liz arrives and is none too happy about what they’re going to do but can’t stop them and insists that even with Tom she’s still guilty after the fact. Well, yeah. That and kidnapping, perjury…beating the murder charge is just step one.