The Blacklist TV Recap 3/5/15 “T. Earl King VI”
Last week on The Blacklist…in an effort to get Liz to reveal The Fulcrum to him, Reddy helps with the identity of a serial killer known as “The Deer Hunter.” Reddy reveals that there are actually two of them, which is confirmed by comparing dental marks on the victims’ organs. They realize the victims of the second killer aren’t random and that they are all men who abused the women in their lives. The common thread is a non-profit legal aid service and a woman who went from victim to employee. When Liz and Ressler get the wife of the latest victim to give the killer up, the killer attacks her just as they arrive. In pursing the killer, Liz is captured and about to be killed when she provokes the woman—who revealed her husband was the first Deer Hunter before she killed him—into attacking and is able to render her unconscious, stopping short of killing her only because Ressler arrives in time. The detective who was investigating Liz finds his case destroyed when Reddy bribes the only witness into recanting.
We open with one of those crazy corrupt rich families. You know, where an elderly liver-spotted dad is in a wheelchair and speaks through a voice box and his sons look nothing but weasely? There’s apparently a contest wherein all debts owed must be paid by midnight and Weasely Balding Son is a million short. What’s the penalty? Russian roulette. He beats the odds and swears, “Next time!” before storming out.
The Fulcrum that Liz has that Reddy wants? It’s hidden in her bunny…under the bed. Yeah, no one would ever look there. Reddy comes to visit her because Madeline Pratt (remember her from last year? The woman who was so pissed he stood her up she basically tried to kill him?) has been kidnapped and he wants her back. Because in this world the FBI needs a better reason to investigate a kidnapping, Reddy reveals that she was taken by the Crazy Corrupt Rich Family and the FBI should be interested because in addition to being filthy rich due to generations of forced labor (the “s” word goes unmentioned because indentured servitude is apparently worse than slavery because, you know, it happened to white people)