May 30, 2021
Balthazar Bino Baker owns the 7th ward where Ressler and Liz are trapped on foot fleeing from Townsend's men.
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Elizabeth and Ressler are being escorted back to the FBI much to the despair of Reddington. Even though an elaborate plan to use a decoy convoy is put into motion to protect Elizabeth, Townsend and his men are able to find the convoy and do some serious damage, not just to the cars but to Ressler who has been shot. Liz and Ressler manage to escape on foot into the neighborhood of the 7th ward.
Enter Balthazar Bino Baker is a sort of mob boss that runs the 7th ward. He ensures that his people and establishments are well taken care of. He is also well connected as he knows who both Red and Townsend are. He has established a network called the pipeline that moves money from one runner to the next without anyone but the final baton holder knowing the ultimate destination. Red enlists Bino’s help to smuggle Liz and Ressler out of harms way.
Here are a just a few of our favorite scenes from this week.
As the show opens we see Townsend resting as “Elfentanz, Opus 39” by David Popper plunks and strings away in the background. Later in the episode when Liz comes in to check on Ressler after his operation we hear “You’re Somebody Else” by flora cash. Finally at the end of the episode as Red Liz and Dembe are surrounded by Townsend’s men we hear “Solitude” by Black Sabbath.
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