There was solely a handful of passing references to the rogue agent on The Blacklist Season 8 Episode 8.
And but, the episode nonetheless labored.
As a substitute, it was the Harold-and-Pink present as they debate shades of grey versus black-and-white conditions.
For the briefest of instances, Harold contemplated a world by which he may very well be greater than the great angel on Pink’s shoulder.
Who’s Reddington’s dangerous angel? Raymond does not want one anymore, contemplating the life he is lived.
Senator Cooper does have a pleasant ring to it. Solely Harold was right to look this reward horse within the mouth.
He was additionally proper to seek the advice of with Pink concerning the supply. That man has made an excellent dwelling weighing all of the alternate options.
Naturally, a bunch of morally versatile politicians would assume Harold additionally leaned that means based mostly on the Job Drive’s connection to Raymond.
When the sleazy retiring Senator Warwick advised Harold that he must conform to vote for the “Black Funds” if he accepted the appointment, it was evident that one thing stunk about the entire setup.
So Harold did the proper factor and contacted one of many few individuals who might lay fingers on an in depth “Black Funds” — Reddington.
Because of this, he found that Warwick stood to make a fortune after the finances was accredited and turned down the appointment.
Too dangerous. The Senate might stand to have just a few politicians with scruples.
So Harold goes again to making an attempt to match wits with Raymond. That is difficult sufficient for anybody.
I felt dangerous for Charlene. She was trying ahead to a extra thrilling life as a Senator’s spouse.
However no. It is again to a quiet suburban existence for the Coopers.
In the meantime, Pink was considering a extra regular life which, alas, wasn’t meant to be.
First, Anne needs to be a plant, if not Liz’s, then another person’s.
It will possibly’t be a coincidence that this charming older lady reveals up within the park which Reddington frequents.
Nonetheless, it is good to dream, and that is precisely what he was doing.
It was amusing to observe the nation’s high fugitive function a tour information to New York for a Kansas vacationer. For hours.
At the very least Dembe was there to function the voice of motive, mentioning that Anne risked turning into collateral harm at any time when she hung out with Raymond.
It was heartbreaking that he felt it obligatory to face her up after she had modified her plans to attend “North By Northwest” with him.
It was the proper factor to do, regardless that it did not really feel that solution to Pink.
The attention-grabbing factor is to see if Anne truly disappears now or not. That might show that she was both a civilian or a plant.
What an odd Blacklister this episode!
Ogden Greely warns these within the intelligence neighborhood with whom he labored concerning the satellite tv for pc protection system’s vulnerabilities.
Apparently, nobody took him critically, so he determined to point out them whereas making a tidy revenue on the similar time.
Raymond introduced the case to Harold for the Job Drive to research then he wandered off to spend time with Anne. He had some big-money deal going, nevertheless it was pretty fuzzy what that was about. I assumed he was making an attempt to trace down Liz in some way, but once more.
In the meantime, Harold took benefit of really working with different intelligence companies as an alternative of working alone within the shadows as standard.
That allowed the Job Drive to shortly determine Greely’s Russian spy girlfriend and the place they have been staying. Ressler and Park have been unusually environment friendly at apprehending Nina and taking part in an excellent cop-bad cop together with her to search out out a few of Greely’s plans.
When issues bought attention-grabbing, Harold proposed utilizing a drone to kill Greely in an enemy location.
That appeared out of character for him. In the long run, we discovered why Harold pushed that choice to flush out Greely’s purchaser.
Whoever anticipated that purchaser to be Reddington? And who would have anticipated he had the nation-sized assets obligatory to drag off that deal?
That left Cooper scrambling to maintain each Pink and Greely alive. He sparked debate simply lengthy sufficient to permit the deal to be accomplished indoors.
Did Raymond plan to promote the info again to the U.S. authorities the entire time? Most likely that was why he sicced the Job Drive on Greely within the first place.
However Harold was a step forward and, since he saved Pink’s life, was in a position to drive his worth down significantly.
It was touching when Reddington and Cooper debated their impression on one another whereas working collectively.
Harold’s place is that working with Pink had made his brokers extra morally ambivalent. Since Liz is now on the run for a number of crimes, that is true.
However Raymond felt that working with Harold had made him a greater man, which doubtless can also be true.
Lastly, the place’s Liz?
She was barely talked about, and the episode was higher for it. As a substitute, we have been handled to the highlight on Harold and Pink moderately than Liz’s vendetta to realize revenge for a mom she barely knew.
That was so significantly better.
To find Liz, watch The Blacklist online.
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