Can The Blacklist Keep the Mystery?

There are two things that I love about The Blacklist: the twists and turns and the killer one liners that Red delivers.  The second is not in any danger of disappearing--unless the writers develop some mysterious illness or NBC gets stupid and cancels the show. Wait! Crap! I jinxed it. Dammit.

NBC's stupidity aside, the continuing of the twists and turns concern me. It is very difficult to keep plot twists coming and to constantly have people on the edge of their seats. My biggest fear is that Red gets too predictable. I like rooting for Red as one of the good guys, but if he is going to maintain his credentials I would like to see him sabotage a case or too. If he is always good, he becomes much less interesting of a character.

With that preamble out of the way, let's have a look at the best of Red from last night:

  • "Now you see, you make it sound like treason. So black and white. It's not. It's green."  KA-ching! Probably Red's best line of the show. Classic.
  • "He's a myth" "That's what they said about Deep Throat and the g-spot" Whuuuuu???? Those are BOTH real?!?!?
  • "Look at you, camel trading like a Bedouin." My favorite Red line of the show. Cosmopolitan and suave. Perfecto.
  • "So you went with gray?" The context here is great. Elizabeth's cover is being thoroughly checked. You can see her nerves being frayed in each passing frame. And Red busts out a nonchalant comment about the interior decor. So fabu.