Feb 10, 2019
The Ethicist comes up with the concept of "VSL" the value of statistical life, and that is what he bases his murders on. Whomever is determined to have a more valuable contribution to the world is who gets to live.
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In Rock Creek park, CEO Digby Tamerlane of Chione, which seems to be Amazon light, kills a 12 year old in a hit and run. There is only one witness, and that is where "The Ethicist" comes in. He offers to eliminate the witness because statistically, her life is worth less. Turns out The Ethicist is none other than Gerald Todd Klepper, a doctor from Newark who murdered 17 patients, in the 28 years since he escaped. See he’s been living a new life thanks to Dr. Hans Kohler.
Klepper comes up with the concept of "VSL" the value of statistical life, and that is what he bases his murders on. Whomever is determined to have a more valuable contribution to the world is who gets to live. He’s still killing today under his new identity, so that’s a good reason for the task force to hunt down the Angel of Death. But Liz isn’t hunting him down for good. She wants to find him because he might know who Red really is. Liz eventually catches up to Klepper, and learns the name of the nurse who treated both him and Red at that time. But it also leads to an interesting conundrum.
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Here are a just a few of our favorite scenes from this week.
Two songs this week. As the show opens we hear Dominic Halpin’s “Everything’s Just So Fine” as Tamerlane drags the 12 year old child into the woods after hitting them on their bike. Then when Ressler confronts Liz about her devious ways we hear "World Undone" by Calexico.
You can hear these songs via the official Blacklist playlist on Spotify or the same playlist recreated by us on Apple Music.
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