Ex-government agent and one of the FBI's Most Wanted fugitives, Raymond "Red" Reddington (James Spader) mysteriously turns himself in to the FBI and offers to give up everyone he has ever worked with including a long-thought-dead terrorist but under one condition - he'll only talk to newly-minted female FBI profiler, Elizabeth Keen (Megan Boone) with whom he seemingly has no connection. For Liz, it's going to be one hell of a first day on the job and what follows is a twisting series of events as the race to stop a terrorist begins.
Did You Know?
The birth date on the "Ten Most Wanted" poster for Raymond 'Red' Reddington is February 7, 1960, the birth date of James Spader
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At the end, when agent Keen goes through the passports of her husband, there are several errors with the documents:
1.) The second passport is a Swiss passport on the outside, but identifies the owner as of German nationality (inkl. matching country code "D"). Someone probably cut the scenes together in the wrong order, because there also is a Swiss passport on the name: "David Baltis", right after the Ukrainian one.
2.) The Ukrainian one is on the name of: "Lucas Ponald", though the Cyrillic letters clearly read "Lucas Ronald". In all other occurrences on that same passport the letter is transcribed correctly as "R". Also the country code reads "D", which would be Germany, but should be UKR for Ukraine and the letter code for sex is only given in Romanic letters "M", but not Cyrillic.
The French pp. is shown again as second to last (again wrong cutting?).
The red pp. after that reads "Deutschland" and "Reisepass" ("Germany" and "Passport"), but the coat of arms seems totally wrong and is definitely not German. That coat of arms is also wrong on the inside, that was shown before. The German eagle has it's feathers pointed downwards, not upwards. Maybe they used a Polish eagle for the graphics.
Further obvious spelling errors and missing diacritics: "Bundersrepublik" instead of "Bundesrepublik", "Europaische Union" instead of "Europäische Union", "Union europeene" instead of "Union européenne", "Republique francaise" instead of "République française", etc.
All passports lack the owner's signature, identification of the issuing authority and a properly integrated photo. Fake passports presented in later episodes seem to be much better in this regards, which could actually support Tom's claim, that he's being set up. See more
Raymond 'Red' Reddington
You've discovered something curious about your husband, haven't you, Lizzy?
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Written by Jim James
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