Feb 17, 2019
A modern day General Shiro is on a crusade to save the world by killing those that would seek to squash the very thing keeping humans on the earth. BUGS!
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In history, General Shiro was a war criminal who used weaponized bugs to wipe out his enemies. Turns out this week's Blacklister is looking to repeat history. But much like Red, this Blacklister is only killing specific targets who are tied to a pesticide known as Hexapine. It was designed to kill off viral carying insects after a natural disaster but was deemed harmful for the environment. Turns out the creator of Hexapine is in fact our modern day General Shiro and as an entomologist his platform is to save the bugs. Without bugs the human race would cease to exist, so he blocks the legalization of Hexapine by kiliing those that would make it legal by infecting them with beattle larvae which then eat the victim from the inside out.
Meanwhile Red works his magic to pick a jury of his peers, which not sure how that works when his peers are criminals and you can't serve on a jury as a convicted felon. Regardless he seeks to stack the deck with the help of his neighborhood DMV friend Glen to find jurors in the records that would support his case. In the end Dembe and Liz have a conversation about Liz's mother that will have the internet "buzzing" for a while.
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Here are a just a few of our favorite scenes from this week.
As a group of doctors operate on our victim in the cold open we hear the buzzing sounds of Erdem Baatar performing “Mongolian Throat Singing No. 7”. Later on in the episode as Dembe accepts the mission to find a favorable jury we hear “Cool Daddy Charm” by Orchestra Heinz Kiessling. Then when Dembe and Liz chat at the end of the episode about Katarina we hear “Keep Moving” by Communist Daughter.
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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