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The Judge (No. 57) 

Red investigates Jolene's life; Liz and Ressler go after a criminal known as The Judge, who incarcerates the ones that put innocent men away.


Peter Werner


Jon Bokenkamp (created by), Jonathan Shapiro | 1 more credit »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
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
Dianne Wiest ... Ruth Kipling
Hisham Tawfiq ... Dembe Zuma
Amir Arison ... Aram Mojtabai
Rachel Brosnahan ... Jolene Parker / Lucy Brooks
Reed Birney ... Tom Connolly
Trevor Long ... Alan Ray Rifkin
Lance Reddick ... The Cowboy
Thomas Kopache ... Frank Gordon
Robert Clohessy ... William Munson


Red investigates Jolene's life; Liz and Ressler go after a criminal known as The Judge, who incarcerates the ones that put innocent men away.

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Reed Birney & Rachel Brosnahan also appeared together on House of Cards (2013). See more »


Ressler states that Andrews Air Force Base is in Virginia, when in fact, it is in Camp Springs, Maryland. See more »


Raymond 'Red' Reddington: Think of him as a prisoner's Court of Last Resort. When your legal appeals have all been exhausted and there is no hope left, you can make one last plea to The Judge.
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Slow Ass Jolene
Performed by DJ Good Little Buddy
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Change in tone, chess pieces moving slowly
13 January 2015 | by A_Different_DrummerSee all my reviews

Watching this episode I made some notes:

* the King is the most important chess piece but he only moves one square at a time. In this episode, which has a little less edge than we have seen so far, you know the writers are planning a larger move, and somehow that seems more important that the events of the story

* Spader has already shown himself to be a film actor giving an acting clinic to his TV ensemble cast. The highlight of this episode is Diane Weist, yet another film alumnus. She doesn't get a lot of air time but what they give her she makes the most of. There is one bit of dialog where, in her delivery, she actually raises her voice. "If you did your job .... then I wouldn't have to do mine." Brings back memories of the great TV dramas of the 1950s where they borrowed actors directly from Broadway Solid.

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Release Date:

3 March 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)



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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