Jan 12, 2019
The Pharmacist is treating patients of MCDD with an unapproved drug. After some of them turn up dead Red and friends need to find out what is really going on, all while Red is on trial for his crimes against the country.
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It’s almost like James Spader has done this lawyer thing before, right? This week, Red Reddington, or this dude in his suit anyway, went on trial for his crimes. But before we get there, this week’s Blacklister was The Pharmicist. Spalding Stark told Red he was a rebellious biohacker, dedicated to saving lives. But after the deaths of 5 very sickly test subjects suffering from Motor Cortex Degenerative Disease at Stark’s hands, Red fears he is the worst kind of charlatan — the kind who preys on the weakest among us for financial gain.
We come to find out that Crown Life Pharmaceuticals had inserted a mole who sabotaged Stark’s work to ensure the cure wouldn’t be achieved. Because, as Chris Rock so eloquently put it years ago, the money isn’t in the cure, the money is in the medicine!Stark is getting a lighter sentence, and we are left with a bombshell at the end that Red needs Stark for...something.
Here are a just a few of our favorite scenes from this week.
Our first tune this week "Footsteps" by Caught a Ghost, plays as MCDD patients shuffle their way to see the Pharmacist. You won’t find this song on either playlist currently as it is isn’t available in Spotify or Apple Music. But if you enjoyed them they are an indie electro soul band based in LA and if you want to check out more of their stuff look for their album Human Nature from 2014. Later, during the second makeshift clinical trial, When Webb gets busted by Ressler and company we year Von Grey’s "Poison in the Water." Finally as Dembe confronts Liz and Red arrives at the prison we hear "Where You Gonna Go" by Gregory Alan Isakov.
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