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Luther Braxton (No. 21) 

The task force tries to save Red when he's arrested and taken to a secret detention facility. At the facility, Red tangles with a thief with whom he shared a complicated history.


Joe Carnahan


Jon Bokenkamp (created by), Jon Bokenkamp (teleplay by) | 8 more credits »

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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
Amir Arison ... Aram Mojtabai
Mozhan Marnò ... Samar Navabi
Harry Lennix ... Harold Cooper
David Strathairn ... Peter Kotsiopulos
Janel Moloney ... Kat Goodson
John Ventimiglia ... Warden Ramsey Mills
Daisuke Tsuji ... Cambodian Carl
Omid Abtahi ... Khan
Scott A. Martin ... Desmond
Laith Nakli ... Yousef
Marc Menchaca ... Pierce


Reddington is caught and it is all news outlets. Keen and the others learn of it and wonder how he was caught. They think he deliberately allowed himself to be caught. They learn he is being held in a special prison that the government denies exists. They learn that one of the inmates, Luther Braxton is an associate of Reddington. And when Reddington arrives, he tries to tell the warden that Braxton is planning to escape. He doesn't believe Reddington. Keen, Ressler, and Navabi go to the prison and as they arrive, Braxton puts his plan in motion. Ressler and Navabi are captured, Keen gets away and finds Reddington. When he sees her, he tells her to get away and he won't tell her why. Written by

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English | Arabic

Release Date:

1 February 2015 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


Ron Perlman's character calls Reddington "Red". Ron Perlman played Hellboy in Hellboy (2004) and Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008) whose code name was "Red." See more »


At the beginning of the episode, the Factory is said to be located in the Bering Sea. When the fighters take off from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Aram (Amir Arison) states that they will arrive at the Factory in 24 minutes. Since the distance between WPAFB and the Bering Sea is just over 2800 nautical miles, the aircraft would have to fly the distance at a an impossibly fast speed of 7000nm/hour, or just over Mach 9. See more »


Raymond 'Red' Reddington: Have you ever heard of Bruno Ashmanskis? The most skilled cat burglar I've ever had the pleasure of working with. Bruno mostly did jobs on commission, but he always wanted to do something for himself, something special, so he got it into his head that he was gonna break into the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge to steal an imperial vase from the Qing Dynasty worth millions - the single biggest trophy of his career.
Elizabeth Keen: What happened?
Raymond 'Red' Reddington: I never heard from him again. I'd always assumed he'd succeeded, ...
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