"The Blacklist" - "Anslo Garrick, Part 2" - Dec. 2, 2013
We pick up a little before we left off with Garrick holding a gun to Dembe's head as Red looks on in horror from inside the box. Red and Dembe speak to each other in a foreign tongue.
Aram continues to disable the jammers and gets a line to the outside. He goes to Liz to tell her but she's in the clutches of an Anslo mercenary.
There is a gunshot. But it's not Dembe. Aram has killed the mercenary. Anslo hears the shot and brings Liz to the box and puts her on her knees in front of it. Red rouses Ressler and asks for the code. Ressler sees Liz with Anslo's gun to her head. Cooper says not to give the code. Liz's phone rings, Anslo answers. It's Tom. Anslo says he's going to put a bullet in Liz's head. She yells for him to call the FBI.
Red puts a gun to Ressler's head for the code. He tells him "Romeo." Red tells Anslo who makes Cooper put it in. The box opens. Red comes out and says "Anslo, what are you doing here?"
Red tells Anslo to let the Feds go. He pulls Red and Liz away and they leave.
The cavalry arrives and there is a shootout in the hall.
A mercenary tells the Feds to get down on their knees and Cooper remains standing and calls him a coward. He aims his gun at Cooper and Ressler shoots him from behind. Cooper springs into action.
As this is happening. Anslo and a few men push Liz and Red through a hole and make their escape through a tunnel. They take off in an ambulance. Dembe, now armed, chases after them on foot.
In the ambulance they work on Red's neck to get the chip out. Liz shocks one of the fake EMTs with a defibrillator and a fight ensues. Red tells Liz to call someone named Kaplan at the Emissary hotel. They toss Liz out and, although she is cuffed, she commandeers a car and has the driver follow the EMT. She calls in and says they're trying to take out Red's chip. They manage to get it out and Garrick hands it off to man on a motorcycle to lose Liz. She finds the chip in the middle of he street. Red is gone.
Anslo takes Red somewhere, puts a bag over his head and strings him up in shackles.
Cooper reports to his superior about what went wrong. She says the task force is decommissioned and was a bad idea to begin with since Red was a fugitive. She says they have to find him, the superior is having none of it. Liz goes to Aram and asks for his help. He says he's out but she convinces him to make a copy of the security feed from the building before Red entered. She calls the Emissary Hotel and is told Mr. Kaplan is unavailable.
Back in torture central, Anslo wants to know who Liz is since Red placed her life before his. He wants to know why she's so special. They argue about their history. Red says Anslo was greedy and went behind his back to make deals he didn't approve of. He asks what he expected. Anslo says more than a bullet in a face.
Liz goes home and Tom is freaked out. He says she needs to walk away from the job before it destroys her. He says they can go anywhere. She says she has to take the call. Mr. Kaplan is available and Aram is calling. Aram says he couldn't find anything on the tapes and he thinks he has a lead on the mole in the post office. He has an address on where calls were coming from right before Red entered the building. It's across the street from Liz's house. (Where the people are surveilling her but she doesn't know it.
Back in torture central, Anslo promises more evil to come but he says he was just the hired help to get him to the venue. He'd love to kill him but he answers to someone else. Some men arrive and give him an injection that will amplify his sensitivity to pain. He says Red will be begging him to kill him.
Liz breaks in across the street, gun drawn. She searches he house and finds the surveillance of her home. A man walks up behind her gun drawn. She disarms and shoots him. She calls Mr. Kaplan.
A small, elderly woman arrives at the house. She says she'll handle the body. Liz says she can't do that since she's a federal agent. "Mr. Kaplan" says she has two directives; to protect Liz and find her "employer"--presumably Red-- and she says she intends to do both. She hands Liz the dead guy's keys and tells her to find his car.
Red is prepped for his torture. He seems to be resisting the pain amplifying medication. He's shaking but taking it, even over the limit. The doctor is worried if they keep giving him more he'll die. Anslo says to stick him again.
Liz finds and searches the car while Kaplan pulls out the bullets. Liz takes pictures of the GPS and license plates. Kaplan runs face recognition software and there are no matches. They go to one of the addresses in an industrial area. They take off as Tom looks out the window.
They arrive at the area and find Dembe as well as armed guards that he's assembled. The guards make a run on the warehouse. They make their way to an upper floor where the men they are shooting destroy a set of servers. Meanwhile, Red is not there, he's busy being prepped by Anslo. A man enters and Anslo tells him "He's ready for you sir." The grey-haired man walks up and says hello and notes it's been 20 years since they've seen each other.
Liz calls Cooper and Aram to the warehouse. He yells at her for riding shotgun on an unsanctioned massacre. But then Aram calls their attention to something they need to see.
Cooper goes back to his boss and says he thinks she'll reconsider. He shows her how this group that was targeting Red was actually watching the task force for months with next generation technology that they don't even have. She wonders how this is possible. He then shows her that they've ben watching her as well. She is unnerved.
The grey-haired man has Red brought down and put into a chair. He tells Red that none of this had to happen and that they had an arrangement. Red says they do. Grey-haired man says the people he works for are nervous and don't know what to think. He notes they could've killed him at any time in the last 20 years but they don't because they know what he has and know what will happen to it if he turns up dead so they let him live in exchange for the secrecy of their secret. Red says nothing has changed. Grey-haired man said it changed the day he turned himself into the FBI. He wonders if Red planned to expose them, he says he didn't. He asks Red what he's told them. Red says nothing. Grey-haired man wonders what he's doing there then. Red says his reasons having nothing to do with him and the secret he holds for grey-haired man's bosses. GHM (who is played by Alan Alda by the way) says he hopes not since he likes Ray even though he's a pain in the neck. GHM adds they could've taken him at any time and instead they dragged him from the bed he shares with his new friends and rhetorically asks why they'd do that. To make it clear that there's nowhere he can go or anyone he can trust to keep him safe from them. A bloodies and shaky Red simply looks at him.
Liz and Meera debrief about the attack and muse about who the mole might be. They note that Ressler is still in surgery. They look over files and think they've found where he's being kept, at a decommissioned black site. They figure if whoever took him knew about the post office they would know about other black sites.
GHM is leaving and Anslo asks him if he can kill him now. GHM is worried that whatever failsafe Red has in place will be triggered by his death. Anslo says that's not his problem. He says he lost a bunch of men today and he's had his talk with Red and now it's Anslo's turn. Anslo approaches and Red calls his bluff saying he knows that Fitch won't let him kill him (GHM henceforth known as Fitch.) Anslo says he can find Lizzy and torture and kill her. He says he'll just have to take what he can. Something Red taught him. Red manages to get the upper hand on Anslo and kills him and escapes. The cavalry arrives and finds only Anslo's body. Liz knows Red was there.
Later she chats with Tom in the car. He is freaking out about all that has happened: attacks, cameras in their house. He says they need to leave.
Audrey, Ressler's ex, goes to visit Ressler in the hospital. The FBI called her as his emergency contact. He apologizes for not taking her off that list. She holds his hand. He notices she's engaged. He asks if the guy is fat and unemployed. She sweetly says he is.
They confirm Red was in the warehouse and Cooper is told by his boss to track him down. They need him to find the mole. She says whoever is after Red is after them so now he has renewed value, so he is now the only target on the Blacklist.
Mrs. Kaplan calls Liz and says "it's done." Liz is standing in her living room surrounded by packing boxes.
Cooper debriefs the troops about how Red is now atop the most wanted list.
Audrey feeds Ressler jello and they laugh.
Liz grabs her favorite burned bunny rabbit. She notices blood on her hand. Her phone rings. It's Red. He says he's just gone for a short while. She says Dembe is looking for him and it's urgent. He says Dembe will have to wait. Red says he wants her to know that wherever he is, he will always be there if she needs him. She tells him the task force is searching for him. He says he has to go. She asks if Red is her father. He says no. He tells her to be careful of her husband. He hangs up. We see him put up a hoodie over a kit cap and walk into what look like New York City traffic.