The Blacklist: The Major (No. 75)
March 13, 2015 3:03 PM - Season 2, Episode 15 - Subscribe

It's time for a clip show as Elizabeth gives testimony to a judge about the activities of the task force. Meanwhile, Red tracks down Tom's handler.
posted by Small Dollar (9 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
As I said to my neighbour last night... gotta give 'em credit for doing a clip/flashback show in a relatively novel manner, as well as some of the 'flashbacks' being (it seemed) how Keen was presenting, not how she was remembering. +1 Lance Henriksen.
posted by feckless fecal fear mongering at 5:51 PM on March 13, 2015

Yeah I am violently allergic to clipshows, so at least this had a better framing than hey remember that time when we _____ yeah that was pretty great and the plot still moved along a bit.
So I went to Kate in logistics, and asked her for some lady-perspective. She told me it should be something I made, something personal, something from the heart. What a sweet sentiment! So that's exactly what I did.
Absolutely tickled imagining the mundane staff of The Post Office (isn't that what they call the black site?) gossiping about office romances and expense reports and paperwork.
posted by books for weapons at 3:10 PM on March 14, 2015

Wait a minute. I thought both Aram and his lady love had pretty clearly signaled to each other that they weren't going for platonic.
posted by rdr at 4:09 PM on March 14, 2015

I know it's an American show, but the spoken German in this episode was awful. Took me right out of the episode.
posted by Pendragon at 6:57 AM on March 15, 2015

Over the years, that neo-Nazi group has been infiltrated so much that there aren't any actual Germans left in it - German is their second or third language.
posted by Mogur at 1:20 PM on March 15, 2015 [2 favorites]

I've been a huge Lance Henriksen fan for years, and this is just the kind of show he belongs on, so I'm thrilled to see him.

I also dig that we are getting to see how Tom operates outside of the world of Reddington and Elizabeth. It makes him both more realized as a character and more terrifying for the lengths he will go to.
posted by quin at 3:39 PM on March 15, 2015

Actually, what bugged me was Keene belittling the federal judge. Not the disrespect, I 've seen defendants say adtonishingly stupid things to a judge - his lack of reaction, it just seemed weird. I kept expecting her to get sent to a cell to cool off.

Also, three guesses who that court reporter is really working for.
posted by Mogur at 8:22 PM on March 15, 2015 [3 favorites]

When we realized this was going to be a clip show, my spouse and I couldn't figure out why they didn't do it closer to the beginning of the half-season to bring people up to speed, instead of smack in the middle of a run of new episodes. But by the end of the episode, when I was rolling my eyes so constantly that I think I could see my brain for a little while there, I knew why. I am hard-pressed to think of a worse episode so far.
posted by Etrigan at 7:23 PM on March 19, 2015

I kept expecting her to get sent to a cell to cool off.
That judge was interrogating.

Also, nice to see one of the absurdly competent mercenaries from Anslo Garrick again. Seems to be uncredited.
posted by the man of twists and turns at 8:38 PM on March 20, 2015

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