The Blacklist (2013– )
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Madeline Pratt (No. 73) 

Liz helps Tom adjust to the impending adoption; Red reveals a woman from his past is a target; Red convinces Liz to pull off a heist at the Syrian Embassy.

Director:

Michael Zinberg

Writers:

Jon Bokenkamp (created by), Jim Campolongo
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Cast

Episode credited cast:
James Spader ... Raymond 'Red' Reddington
Megan Boone ... Elizabeth Keen
Diego Klattenhoff ... Donald Ressler
Ryan Eggold ... Tom Keen
Parminder Nagra ... Meera Malik
Harry Lennix ... Harold Cooper
Jennifer Ehle ... Madeline Pratt
Hisham Tawfiq ... Dembe Zuma
Amir Arison ... Aram Mojtabai
Rachel Brosnahan ... Jolene Parker
Zach Grenier ... Novak
Jason Butler Harner ... Walter Gary Martin
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Fajer Al-Kaisi ... Firas
Danny Boushebel ... Bank Manager
Stan Demidoff ... Ivan
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Storyline

Liz helps Tom adjust to the impending adoption; Red reveals a woman from his past is a target; Red convinces Liz to pull off a heist at the Syrian Embassy.

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Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

Sky [United Kingdom]

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Arabic

Release Date:

24 February 2014 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo | DTS (HD MA) (blu-ray)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

When Red (James Spader) briefs the FBI on Madeline Pratt (Jennifer Ehle), the camera pans across several screens of surveillance photographs, supposedly showing Madeline at various charitable and political events. The last one appears to depict Madeline dining and conversing with Rafael Edward "Ted" Cruz, a Republican and the junior U.S. Senator from Texas. See more »

Goofs

The painting in Red's borrowed apartment, supposedly Vermeer's "A Young Woman Seated at the Virginal" is about 3 times the size of the actual work. The original which is one of Vermeer's smallest paintings is only 9 7/8" x 7 7/8" (25.2 cm x 20 cm.) See more »

Quotes

Raymond 'Red' Reddington: [while waltzing] Lizzy, I know this must be very difficult for you, but we both can't lead.
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Soundtracks

Rawnald Gregory Erickson the Second
(uncredited)
Performed by Starfucker (as Strfkr)
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Spader is a Late Bloomer -- Who knew?
5 January 2015 | by A_Different_DrummerSee all my reviews

Most reviewers will start off a review telling you what they know. This more or less establishes the pecking order in a review. Who talks. Who listens.

I prefer to start this one telling you what I don't know. Spader was, I believe, a "brat pack" member as a younger actor. He never gave a bad performance. But he never gave a great one either. He did a film with Susan Sarandan the name of which I have completely forgotten. (Remember the "what I do not know" theme here.) It was fun. At the time.

I cannot readily name or identify his body of work over the last two decades. I do not know which other actors read for Blacklist except to add that millions of viewers should be grateful "they" did not get the part.

I do know that as the series progresses his acting is on an entirely different level of magnitude than his cast associates. And he just keeps getting better.

I gave this episode a low rating by the standards of the series, a high rating by the standards of most other shows. The story lacks bite, it is bit hard to swallow (as compared with, for example, the earlier episode where the Bureau was hijacked, Red was in a locked cage, and Lizzie was about to be shot in front of him -- THAT HAD BITE).

However what this episode does have is the opportunity for Spader to show his dominance over the role and he does that in (ahem) spades. Simply to watch his performance is worth the visit.


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