Thursday, January 4, 2018

The Blacklist - Ruin

"Ruin" jumps several months into the future following the death of Tom (Ryan Eggold) and Elizabeth's (Megan Boone) lengthy recovery with flashbacks slowly filling in the series of events which led the former FBI to settle in the wilderness. Meanwhile, in the present, Liz's hermitage is invaded by a dying man in an ice storm followed by a group claiming to be planewreck survivors but in fact are members of a crime family sent to bring back the state's witness Liz is trying so hard to save.

With the other series regulars only showing up momentarily in flashbacks, along with Famke Janssen reprising her role as Scottie Hargraves, "Ruin" keeps focus on a grieving Liz who is more than ready to direct her pent-up aggression on the four killers invading her home, even before they kill her dog. The episode becomes a cross between Home Alone and First Blood ending in her burning the lead mobster alive (after tricking him to eat broken glass and step into a bear trap). Elizabeth may not be ready to return to work, but she is ready to get her hands dirty and hunt down the people responsible for her husband's death. I don't know about you, but I'm betting on Liz.

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