They showed Red at this desk quite a few times last night. I should have realized it was integral to the show. I figured it was some sort of hobby. Not true! It was to be the catalyst to the most exciting part of last night's episode.
There was a 17 year old boy taking over the city with his techie skills. But instead of some sort of plot that was international in scope, turns out he was just in love with the daughter of someone important on the show. Can't fight those adolescent hormones!
He was wreaking havoc all over the city because he wanted the attention of a girl at his school.
And then there was Liz, saying to Red how glad she was to have Tom to go home to. She was angry with him, and wanted to show her allegiance to her husband. Red played it cool and she left in a huff. He continued with his project.
Mr. Kaplan calls Red out to inspect an open grave with a woman and a man, which we know to be The Cowboy and Jolene/Lucy. He tells Mr. Kaplan to cover it back up and then proceeds to call in a missing persons report on Jolene/Lucy.
Aram says he found Lucy’s last call, turns out it was to Liz. The tidbits of information are adding up.
Then there was the scene when Liz called Tom on his cell phone and asked him if he recognized an address, the same address where he was currently located. He then started ripping photos off the wall, some of Liz that I could see, and took them outside and started burning them.
There was a scene when they were about a foot apart, separated by a door. But it didn't have them meeting face to face. Instead he jumped her inside and ran away. She was not able to name her attacker.
Liz goes home to Tom and says she just wants a bottle of wine and to relax. He is the ever-accommodating fourth grade school teacher cooking dinner. She says she feels so guilty about having Lucy Parker, a convicted felon, she has just found out, into their home. Tom tells her she couldn't have known. That you never really know someone.
Liz opens up her laptop and finds images of evidence at the site. She sees the Hippo that she gave Tom in the photos. Liz starts remembering the past, and about Red warning her about Tom. Ever the coy FBI Agent, she plays it cool to make sure he doesn’t notice anything.
I was on the edge of my seat. Tom watched her from nearby, trying to sense what she knew. She said it was just work.
Liz goes to Red and says that he was right. He lets her in. Red opens up the music box he's been working on all during this episode, and turns it on.
It’s a song that is familiar to Liz. She begins to remember the past... something about fire and smoke.
Watch the last scene on video to refresh your memory. Turn up your volume. It was most assuredly one of this show's best moments.
Now Let's Look At Some Important Facts That We've Witnessed On The Blacklist:
What’s the significance of the date March 22, 1987?
During the Swan Lake performance, Red sees a vision of a young ballet dancer (presumably his daughter). As revealed by the program, the original performance took place on March 22, 1987. Was this the last time Red saw his daughter perform?
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