Welcome to The Blacklist Recap show on Collider Videos. Join John Campea, Kat Endsley, Xavier Brinkman, and Wendy Lee as they breakdown the episode 2 of season 3 “Marvin Gerard”. During this episode the panelists discuss their favorite moments, what they didn’t like, and viewer twitter questions.
This episode kicks off with Liz (Megan Boone) inside the Russian Embassy, seeking diplomatic immunity. We find out that The Cabal has already dug their claw in and compromised the transportation. Either Liz turns herself to the FBI, or risk her life by going to Moscow. Though this episode started off exactly where last week was left off, the excitement didn’t last. The stand-off between the FBI and the Russian Embassy didn’t last very long.
When Liz makes her getaway from both The Cabal and Ressler, she finds Red (James Spader) at a diner. Little did we know, this was Red’s plan all along (but really… isn’t it always his plan). Red turns the diner into a hostage situation, demanding Marvin Gerard – a disbarred defense lawyer who’s currently serving time in jail. Marvin will be a key player in Red’s big plan which involves The Fulcrum. Eventually, Red and Liz escape via a hidden elevator inside the diner’s freezer and will now “go on the offense”
The episode concludes with Mr. Soloman beginning his torture of Dembe, and Tom Keen (Jacob?) pays Ressler a visit.
Will Ressler work willingly with Tom? What’ll happen with Dembe? And what exactly did Red miss on the Fulcrum? Find out next Thursday on NBC’s The Blacklist (9pm).
Here’s the show’s rundown for their take on NBC’s The Blacklist:
James Spader (Age of Ultron) stars in NBC’s The Blacklist as Raymond Reddington, a criminal on FBI’s most wanted list. Upon surrendering himself to the FBI, he makes a deal – he’ll give FBI a list of the world’s most dangerous criminals. But there’s a catch… He’ll only speak to Elizabeth Keen (Megan Boone). Agent Keen partners with Reddington to bring down one dangerous criminal after another, while trying to figure out why Reddington will only work with her.
In season 2, Elizabeth uncovers that her mother was a famous agent of the Russian intelligence agency KGB, and in handing The Director the Fulcrum has marked her an enemy of The Cabal. Refusing Reddington’s advice to run, Elizabeth continues with her task of stopping assassin Karakurt from infecting Senator Hawkins.
The season 2 finale ends with Elizabeth on the run. Framed by The Cabal, she infected Senator Hawkins with a deadly virus – ultimately leading to his death. Coming face-to-face with Cabal member Tom Connolly, Elizabeth confronts him, telling him to make all of it go away. Connolly refuses and threatens not only Elizabeth but her entire task team, leading to her to pull the trigger and kill him. This puts Elizabeth on FBI’s most wanted list, her own FBI teammates are looking to hunt her down and she must team up with Reddington and get out of DC.