The Blacklist
The Lindquist Concern
Season 4, Episode 5 Recap


James Spader | Image copyright NBC

"It won't come."
"Forgiveness...for Kate. For what I did."
"You did nothing."

Project Intro:
Well, things have not gone to plan. I gave myself a project for the 2016-2017 TV season. I was going to tweet every episode of my five favorite dramas and then gather those tweets into post form, sprinkling in more commentary here and there. The only one I managed to finish was The Walking Dead S7E8, which took weeks, as is the usual for me when I get hung up on one amazing episode. So, the whole summer passed me by and I had nothing to show for it. But I'm not giving up on this project. I'm just turning it in past due, and making sure I don't have a two-season pile up by next May. Good luck to me.

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A different drum alright. That's the beat all these Blacklisters have traveled to, and this guy already fits the remorseless sociopath end of the scale.

Sometimes the written word doesn't quite convey the sarcasm without a 🙄.

No matter how much I love Red and understand his motivations, no matter how many of the people he's hurt deserved it, he was so very wrong to try to kill Kaplan. She was protecting Liz and Agnes and did not deserve his ire. I wouldn't expect him to ever get over how it felt to lose Liz, but I was hoping he would remember what it was like to forgive. I knew he wouldn't, but I still hoped.

If we ever catch the last Blacklister, we could settle down and have a nice family comedy here.

People on TV continually forget all the TV and movies they've watched when it comes to this moment, never learning from others' mistakes. I've even done it myself when I was home alone.

"Listen to me. This doesn't need to be another one of your scorched-earth raids."
"What a curious concern for a momma grizzly going after her cub."

Coincidentally, remember Spader on The Office? I recently rewatched some of his episodes. His character was as delightfully passive-aggresive, strange, and hilarious as I remembered.

Why is that exactly, Red? Is it because you know exactly who her father really is? Just tell us for certain, please. Liz and I would appreciate it.

There is never I time I won't comment on something that reminds me of The Princess Bride.

Have you considered, Liz, that Kirk may be wrong?

I hate seeing Red in pain, but I also love it, because Spader is superb. I know I've said it many times, but he's so good I have to keep saying it. If I don't have a simultaneous love/hate relationship with a drama like this, then someone isn't doing their job, isn't hitting the right emotional beats. There's no problem like that with The Blacklist.

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