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Jan 19, 2019

An elderly couple helps criminals trade goods for cash. You can get your goods back in 30 days, if you pay with interest. Otherwise you pay with your life. Meanwhile Red makes friends and enemies in jail including a new pet.

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Case Profile for #146-#147 The Pawnbrokers

Nothing says love more than a couple who run a pawnshop. But they just don’t deal in the usual jewels and electronics, Rod and Delaine Uhlman, The Pawnbrokers, deal in secrets and hot lead. If you trade in your item for cash, you have 30 days to buy your item back otherwise it hits the open market. Cross them, and Delaine takes you out. Turns out they came into possession of a way to break Chinese coded transmissions so the task force is tasked by the NSA to get it back as they race against the local Chinese consulate.

Meanwhile Red gets acquainted to his new lifestyle in “the bunker” making friends with new character Vontae Jones. Turns out Red knows a few people on the inside, and one of them is not happy to see him. Red and this guy Baldomero throw verbal as well as physical jabs at each other, but in the end it is Red winning this criminal battle of wits with a Rope a Dope Baldomero never saw coming.

Jennifer returns with her convenient friend Buck that can hack data to find out when Red officially met Dr. Koehler back in 1991 . Along with her sister, Liz is now pursuing a patient of Kohelers who may have crossed paths with our famously criminal masked man.

Be sure to answer our profiling question of the week: Fill in the timeline, what happens between Christmas 1990 and October of 1991? Visit our feedback page to leave a response or call +1 (304) 837-2278.

The Pawnbrokers In Pictures

Here are a just a few of our favorite scenes from this week.


The Music of The Pawnbrokers

As Red enters prison life surveying his new surroundings we hear a classic from Delta Rae, “Bottom of the River. Later as Red learns how to woo his new pet Rat we hear “My One and Only” performed by Albert Lennard, Ty Ardis, and Noah Jackson. When Dembe meets up with the new version of Mr. Jingles, we hear "Funky Flight" by Inside Tracks. Then as Baldomero gets shived in the bathroom we hear “All Eyes on You” by Robbie Nevil playing inside the Blue Lounge. Then as Red struts triumphant through the prison cafeteria we hear “Watch That Man” by Lee Fields.

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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A special thanks to Veruca Crews for creating our podcast cover art. If you love it, be sure to check out the rest of her Blacklist and other artwork on her tumblr page.

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