The Blacklist Analysis

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The Blacklist is a crime drama where Raymond Reddington, a career criminal, is an informant for a FBI task force in Washington D.C. and helps them track down criminals that only he knows about. Marvin Gerard is the second episode in season 3 of the Blacklist. In this episode, Liz eludes the FBI by fleeing to the Russian embassy to seek political asylum after killing the Attorney General. After talking to high ranking officials, they agree to fly her to Moscow for more information. While this is happening, Raymond Reddington is talking to a Russian ambassador and finds out that the flight to Moscow is a trap from a terror group called the Cabal to assassinate Liz. He calls Agent Wrestler with the FBI to inform him that the convoy is a trap,…show more content…
She meets up with Reddington at a local diner where they talk about what to do next. Eventually, the police show up after a tip is called in that the two fugitives are at the dinner. Reddington shoots at the cops and takes the other customers hostage to begin a long standoff with the FBI SWAT team. Among his list of demands, he ask Agent Wrestler to bring his old attorney, Marvin Gerard, from prison to the diner. The two talk about writing a deal for Liz to take with the Department of Justice to clear her name for killing the attorney general, who was a suspected member of the Cabal. After Marvin Gerard gets an idea for the deal, Reddington leads Marvin, Liz and some of his associates to a tunnel where they make their escape right before the FBI enters the diner after finding out Reddington called the tip in on himself. Reddington sends Marvin to a safe place to…show more content…
The tone faded to a more slow, consoling tone towards the end after Liz, Marvin and Reddington escaped the diner up until Denbe is beaten. Generally speaking, this episode showed a collection of stereotypes for gender and class; however, the producers of this episode deviated from the path of stereotypes for race. Overall, this is one of my favorite episodes of “The Blacklist.” So far all the episodes of “The Blacklist” and the blacklisters featured in them are tied together in some way or another. In the next episode, I predict that Liz and Reddington are going to track down another criminal on the blacklist to help clear her name while the FBI tries to track them down before the Cabal tries to kill Liz and Reddington. I do have a positive notion for the outcome of Denbe; I believe he will escape where he is being held captive by the
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