Sunday, November 19, 2017

The Blacklist - Ian Garvey

"Ian Garvey" ends the subplot of people playing hot potato with the mysterious suitcase, introduces a new player in Ian Garvey (Jonny Coyne), and ends with the (apparent) death of a major supporting character. The fall finale focuses on Tom's (Ryan Eggold) abduction as both Reddington (James Spader) and the FBI search separately for the man literally carrying a bag full of secrets. Tom will discover just why the bag of bones is so important, but that information is hidden from the audience allowing the mystery to continue. Given his death (again), we won't be learning the secrets of the suitcase from Tom, but now that it is in the hands of one of Red's enemies who plans on using it as leverage, I'd suspect we'll learn the truth sooner or later.

Should the character turn out to be truly dead this time, "Ian Garvey" works as a nice send-off for the character who escapes capture, outsmarts Red, and gets to spend his last fleeting moments with his wife. The show's choice to jump ahead nearly a year opens up all kinds of new possibilities for the show along with several questions. Is the task force still in place, will Liz (Megan Boone) and Red be rejoining them or does this free up the pair to go their own direction, will Red reveal what got Tom killed, and just how does Ian Garvey plan to leverage the contents of the suitcase?

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