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Liz refuses to work with Red after discovering the truth about the death of her father. Seeking to make amends and force Liz to see him, Red brings the FBI a case they can't ignore. ... See full summary »


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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
John Glover ... Dr. Bruce Sanders
Hisham Tawfiq ... Dembe Zuma
Amir Arison ... Aram Mojtabai
Brennan Brown ... Dr. Nikolaus Vogel
Geraldine Hughes ... Dr. Nina Buckner
Jason Butler Harner ... Walter Gary Martin
Victor Cruz ... Paul Blankenship
Elizabeth Ward Land ... Monique
Peter Stormare ... Figure


Liz refuses to work with Red after discovering the truth about the death of her father. Seeking to make amends and force Liz to see him, Red brings the FBI a case they can't ignore. Meanwhile, Liz reveals what she knows about Tom's secret life to the FBI. Written by Jiilo_Kim

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Diego Klattenhoff (Donald Ressler) & Jason Butler Harner (Walter Gary Martin) also worked together on episode 3.4, Homeland: Game On (2013), of Homeland (2011) as Mike Faber & Paul Franklin respectively. See more »


When the Doctor and EMS are summoned to the bank for the stricken Armored Car guard a Washington DC address is used. Later when the data is being analyzed the FBI for links Amir repeats the mistake by saying he looked at all of the responding agencies including the DCPD. Yet, on the screen he is looking at an NYPD Detective's ID is displayed. NYPD vehicles are also on location at the bank. See more »


Raymond 'Red' Reddington: This is a copy of Tom's code-book. It was used to pass information between Tom and his superiors. I had my associate, Borakove, decode it. There's surprisingly little about myself and my organization, but it contains speculation about our cases and a great deal about you. I suggest you use some discretion as to how you disclose any of it.
Raymond 'Red' Reddington: [Keen ignores Reddington] It's an olive branch, Lizzy.
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where is the credit to joss whedon?
17 February 2015 | by A_Different_DrummerSee all my reviews

Wow -- that is my rating for this episode If you the reader will indulge me I want to repeat a rant I have made before.

Early TV dramas in the 50s and 60s did indeed have two arcs. The short or episodic arc and the long or "impossible" arc. The point of the impossible arc was that, once resolved, the series was over. Literally.

When The Fugitive proved he was innocent, the series was over and there was no interest in residuals. When Ben Gazarra in RUN FOR YOUR LIFE stopped running, so did the series. When David Carradine found his brother in KUNG FU, it was curtains.

Some shows avoided the problem entirely by making the long arc "romantic" and therefore trivial or forgettable. Look at the CSI series.

This changed in the 1990s when Joss Whedon for a brief period of time ran two hit series on two networks. The writing changed the face of TV, although it took 20 years for everyone to catch up. Whedon showed how the long arc, if teased, could be potentially more interesting than the short arc.

Which was heresy at the time. But he did it nonetheless.

Which is why Whedon is managing the Marvel library -- and you aren't.

I was watching this episode, with really interesting stuff happening, the Tom Keene character killing someone for the sheer joy; people injecting themselves with the deadliest toxin around; a major scientist in a looney bin; some sort of apocalypse coming, and I realized to my own amazement I was more interested in the Lizzie-Reddington connection (will she stay mad at him?) than the end of the world.

The long arc had me hooked. The end of the world I could live with. But I wanted to know who Red was to Lizzie.

My oh my has TV changed.

Where is the credit to Joss Whedon?

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