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Mako Tanida (No. 83) 

Tom struggles to keep his secret safe. Ressler goes after the man who's taking down his old team one by one, Mako Tanida.


Michael W. Watkins (as Michael Watkins)


Jon Bokenkamp (created by), John Eisendrath (teleplay by) | 5 more credits »




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
Hisham Tawfiq ... Dembe Zuma
Amir Arison ... Aram Mojtabai
Rachel Brosnahan ... Jolene Parker
Lance Reddick ... The Cowboy
Hoon Lee ... Mako Tanida
Casey Siemaszko ... Sam Raimo
James Colby ... Bobby Johnson
Emily Tremaine ... Audrey Bidwell
Hassan Johnson ... Pete Maguire (as Hassan Iniko Johnson)


An agent whom Ressler knows is found dead. All evidence points to a Japanese criminal whom he, the man who died and two others apprehended while he was pursuing Reddington. And when one of the other men is found dead, Ressler tries to get his girlfriend to safety but the Japanese finds him and during a struggle, she is killed. Ressler only wants to find the man and even asks Reddington for help. Liz asks Red for help and gives a piece of information, they were not aware of which changes things. And Red tells the cowboy to bring the woman Tom's been seen with to him but things don't go as planned. Written by

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Hassan Johnson and Lance Reddick previously worked together on HBO's The Wire (2002). See more »


Tom grabs a cloth sheet and uses it to smother Jolene. The sheet being cloth was porous, so she could still breathe while it was over her face. It would not have killed her as shown. See more »


Raymond 'Red' Reddington: Agent Ressler. Once you cross over, there are things in the darkness that can keep your heart from feeling the light again.
Donald Ressler: All I feel is hate.
Raymond 'Red' Reddington: Good. You're gonna need it.
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References The Punisher (2004) See more »


Cello Song
Written by Nick Drake
Performed by The Books featuring Jose Gonzalez
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The flashback to his daughter was beyond moving
17 March 2014 | by semoda1See all my reviews

The little girl dancing looked just like she was his daughter. Perfect casting. It was insightful, moving and very innocent. The little dancer should have gotten credit and hopefully she will return in future flashbacks so we can see what makes Red tick. He was humanized in that scene and I didn't expect to be moved by her dance, but was drawn in magically. She was poised as his daughter would have been and he looked so affectionately proud that I felt bad when his moment in time ended. I also wanted more. It was beautifully shot and choreographed perfectly. That scene stole the show. i think that it balanced out the evil and violence in such a gentle way. The music overlay along with Red's narration of how to go on living with the loss actually made me want to hug my own children more. Bravo!!!

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Release Date:

17 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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