Saturday, February 7, 2015

The Blacklist - Luther Braxton: Conclusion

With Luther Braxton (Ron Perlman) escaping the CIA black site with Lizzie (Megan Boone) who he now realizes is the key to finding the Fulcrum, Reddington (James Spader) goes on the warpath to bring Lizzie home. As expected, the conclusion of the two-part episode offers us some insight into Lizzie's past but (as the doctor forced to perform the dangerous memory therapy on her states) much of what she remembered may actually be wrong leaving us right back where we started.

Perlman proved to be a great rival for Red and so I'm sad to see the character dispensed with so quickly. Given Braxton's failure, Reddington's stalemate with the secret cabal continues... at least for now. Lizzie's recollections, which may have been previously messed with, present challenges about what she really knows and can trust even with this glimpse back into her past. What she finds in the episode's final scene, however, may be a game changer.

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