Spoilers The Blacklist - Season 5 Discussion Thread

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  1. Procutus

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    Mark your calendars, Blacklisters: the show returns for a fifth season on Wednesday, August 27. Yes, you read that right; NBC is moving The Blacklist from Thursday nights to 8:00 P.M. on Wednesdays. I don't know if this is a good or bad thing, but we'll find out soon enough, I reckon.

    Despite some of the truly bizarre twists the show took last year, I'm still looking forward to its return and to see where it's heading (and I'm guessing this is going to be the final season). If I'm right, hopefully the showrunners can end it with a bang and not a whimper.

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  2. Borgminister

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    Hope you mean September... although I'm not sure whether it's worth the lather, rinse, repeat cycles again.
     
  3. Procutus

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    D'oh! Yes, I meant September.

    :lol:

    I can't believe I did that; I even read it over twice before posting it.

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    Anyway, yes, it DOES have its season premier on September 27. Thanks for the catch on that.

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  4. Borgminister

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    Spader remains the only reason I watch, although the actress that played Mr. Kaplan chewed the scenery almost as well. But she's gone.
     
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    ^ I know. I miss her already.
     
  6. Procutus

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    You know, I was thinking about that. One of the most common ways for a dead character to pop back up is through flashbacks. Given the long history between Red and Kate, it could be feasible to see Kaplan return on a recurring basis.

    Just a thought.
     
  7. CorporalClegg

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    Now that season 4 is on Netflix, I did try and watch it this week. But I ended up just skimming about 2/3 of the episodes. There just wasn't a lot there to hold my interest.

    Hopefully, the show can actually move forward now that they finally resolved the long drawn out plot that could (should) have been resolved by the second episode.
     
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  8. Procutus

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    Yeah, I agree with you on that. I said all along that she was Red's daughter, but there were a lot of people who postulated all these theories about him watching over her over a sense of guilt, that he was doing it because he was responsible for her not having her 'real' parents, and so on.

    Sometimes a duck is just a duck. The question of whether he was or wasn't her biological father was dragged on far longer that it should've, to the point of almost being ridiculous.

    So yeah, now that we're past all that, hopefully the plot might advance a bit.
     
  9. Gov Kodos

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    Hopefully, they will give Liz one personality, too. The switching from 'love you Red' to 'hate you Red' even in the same episode got tired long ago, too. Not surprised she's helping him rebuild his empire. I though from the beginning that Red was training up his daughter to take over his empire, anyway.

    I wouldn't put it past the show to have the skeleton be the real Reddington leaving the audience wondering who Red really is.
     
  10. auntiehill

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    Watched this week's episode.

    Jesus........that was horrible. Once again, the FBI are the biggest morons on the planet, Liz included. This getting old really fast. Hubby still wants to watch to the bitter but even he thought it was breathtakingly lame.
     
  11. CorporalClegg

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    It's only going to get lamer once Liz opens the suitcase and goes on to 'not trust' Reddington for another four seasons.
     
  12. Procutus

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    And what was up with that inter-cut scene at the end? Was that a flash-forward, or was that just running through Tom's mind?

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    I am afraid. Afraid because they moved The Blacklist to 8pm. Are they making it a dramedy now? Less graphic violence definitely. We'll see. This is what Alan Shore did after Denny Crane died....
     
  14. Enterprise is Great

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    The weirdest theory I've heard is that the bones are the bones of the real Red Reddington (still Liz's fater) and that the man calling himself Reddington is actually Liz's mother who killed Red, faked her death and got a sex change and took his place.

    It was weird that they had Cooper tell the team that Red is Liz's father and then they cut away and never showed anyone react. Then Aram was the only one that made a mention of it later. no OMG! or anything. Weird.
     
  15. Spot's Meow

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    I noticed that too! I was thinking, seriously? This is the big news that these people have probably been wondering about all along and we don't get to see any of their reactions? It was very odd.
     
  16. CorporalClegg

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    Or maybe the did know all along and kept Liz in the dark.

    The whole thing always struck me as odd. I mean, the FBI gets one of the most wanted men in the world in custody, you'd think the first thing they'd do was get a DNA sample on file.
     
  17. Gov Kodos

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    Fun times in Italy. Resler looks ludicrous trying to play tough guy next to Navabi. I can't stand Tom.
     
  18. CorporalClegg

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    Tom is the reason I stopped watching the show before. I can't stand him either.
     
  19. Borgminister

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    *sigh*... thought the tone of the show had changed a bit to lighter Red, then we get the obligatory bang bang shooter Red to force that suitcase narrative. Not sure I have the energy to continue watching the same old construct play out again. The story up to that point had actually been quite clever... rebuilding Red. But this new maguffin is ready for the glue factory.
     
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    I'd rather the show just embraced Red's world and stopped dragging in police procedural plot steps with the FBI. Rather than the grim bang bang have it more Mission Impossible meets Red Dwarf. Red rebuilding his empire with its gang of eclectic criminals and taking down Blacklisters with occasional paper over scenes with Harold about paying the caterers at Lake Como and providing the needed criminal and goodies to justify the outrageous needs Red puts on the taskforce.