Jan 5, 2019
Red needs to find Dr. Koehler to protect Red's identity, but The Corsican finds him first. For Red, this is only a minor issue in the season six premiere. Turns out Red is busted by NYPD and is going to jail. Now he tasks Liz to finding the rat that sold him out.
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We return to the Blacklist with Red foiling a bank robbery, assisting the robbers in the process, all to steal a painting? Red needs to find Dr. Hans Koehler, a plastic surgeon who obviously helped Red become who he is today, and one whom Red calls friend. Unfortunately, Red and friends arrive too late and Koehler is killed but don’t worry, Red makes sure his widow is taken care of. However, the hunt is now on for the man who killed Dr. Koehler, Bastien Moreau, played by the ONE and only, Christopher Lambert. Moreau had kept Koehler hostage and forced him to restructure his face, since Moreau is a terrorist for hire.
This leads us into our second hour, where Moreau heads to the UN to set off a bomb, which Red assists the Task Force with reaching and dismantling in time, saving a Redtastrophe! But all is not well, despite this development. Someone has tipped off local authorities to Red’s position, and Red is arrested! Brought in to NYPD, Red is forced to fend for himself, as an ambitious DA will not let him walk, despite the Fed’s claims of his invaluable nature. Red, is going to do hard time, and he wants the rat who flipped on him found. He tasks Liz with finding this rat. Which should be easy enough…since it was HER!
Series creator Jon Bokenkamp also stops by the podcast this week extending his look into season six during our special agent intel segment. We chat about why this direction with the story, what loose ends might we revisit this season, and how difficult is the challenge for Megan and the writers to keep her secret safe from Red, but still remind the audience that she does know. Our normal special agent intel segment will resume next week.
One of the larger questions you may be asking yourself in this episode may be this. How does Katarina Rostova on the night of the fire, go from the beaches in Delaware to Cape May, New Jersey? If this is you look no further than the Cape May-Lewes Ferry. If that doesn't convince you maybe this handy map will.
Here are a just a few of our favorite scenes from this week.
Our first tune of Season six is “Joker and the Thief” by Wolfmother heard as Red and the bank robbers attempt to make their escape underground. “Wide Awake” by Parquet Courts is next playing while Red does some Tai Chi. Then Dope Lemon’s “How Many Times” plays as Red and Dembe are just about to break in to save Dr Koehler! Then at the end of the first hour as Liz and Red chat on the bench we are treated to a great tune from the Baptist Generals called Turnunders and Overpasses.
In hour two, our first song from Wire called “I am the Fly” plays as Moreau delivers the package to the Turkish Ambassador. One of my favorites from the college days “Super Bon Bon” from Soul Coughing plays as Red and Rutteger enter the United Nations. As Red and Dembe explore the UN building we hear Sean Rowe’s “You Keep Coming Alive”. We then close out the show with “Hard Times” by Vision Vision as Red goes to Jail and Liz shares her secret.
Each week of The Blacklist Exposed will take a deep look at both the minor and major plot lines to this fantastic series. Be sure to subscribe and review us in Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or through whichever podcast app you prefer. Also check out our other Golden Spiral Media Podcasts.
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