The Blacklist s08e03 Episode Script

16 Ounces

Previously on The Blacklist: [Raymond.]
I knew her as Katarina Rostova, one of her many names.
People were looking for your mother.
She was being hunted.
And she knew she needed to disappear, to fade away.
As I feared would happen, elements from Katarina's past are circling Elizabeth like wolves in the night.
I'm not sure Elizabeth will ever be ready to learn about what you did to Katarina.
I need to control the danger to Elizabeth.
I've built a vast criminal network predicated on that very principle.
- I've always helped you.
- You were never on my side.
- I'm your mother.
- A mother protects her children.
I did protect you, by hiding you.
I didn't want you to be hunted too.
I love you, Masha.
- [Raymond.]
You can't trust that woman.
- That woman is my mother.
Oh, she's just using that to exploit you.
If you hurt her, we're done.
[somber music playing.]
Whatever happened, it's over.
No sign of Reddington or Keen.
No blood or spent shell casings.
We can get a forensic team.
Do it, but my guess is, we won't find anything.
Reddington probably had his cleaners on standby.
He didn't kill her.
He wouldn't.
I mean, uh, it is Mr.
Reddington, but, guys, still, it's Liz's mother.
[tense music playing.]
Agent Ressler, any word from Keen? [Ressler.]
When she called to tell me about Reddington, it was on Dembe's cell.
If she still has it, she's not answering.
What about her phone? [Ressler.]
She doesn't have it.
Reddington's people took it and her weapon when they grabbed us.
Get to her apartment.
Agent Mojtabai, call Agnes' school.
Find out whether Keen picked her up.
You have reached the voicemail box of - [Liz.]
Elizabeth Keen.
- [phone beeps.]
Hey, Liz, it's Merritt.
I got your message.
Yes, of course.
Agnes can always come home with us after school.
I'm sure Kelly will be thrilled.
Hope work goes well.
- [recording.]
Next message.
- [Ressler.]
Keen, it's me.
We need to talk.
Look, I'm not mad, okay? But I'm worried about you.
Call me when you get this.
Next message.
All those years searching for answers, and you were in front of me the whole time.
For what it's worth, I didn't know what Dom was planning in Belgrade.
I believe you.
But after, you let the world believe the lie.
You dangled me out there, let everyone think I had the Archive.
And now I know why.
Because if they were chasing me, it meant they weren't chasing you.
It's not quite that simple.
You're N-13, aren't you? You framed me.
You fed me to Townsend as a patsy, and Dominic knew and helped you do it.
I could have helped you.
The way I always have.
Kept you one step ahead.
But staying safe wasn't enough.
You needed answers.
Well, now you have them.
And now they've destroyed you.
What if I promise never to tell a soul what I've learned? [Raymond.]
Well, that would be the last lie you ever told.
Raymond, we should go.
You think this was a mistake? You ask a tactical question.
I see only an ethical one.
- It was not a mistake, but it was wrong.
- Because of Elizabeth.
You've pushed her too far.
I wonder.
[tense music playing.]
Most of her clothes are gone.
Where are you, Liz? What are you doing? [sirens wailing in distance.]
Thank you, Ms.
How would you like to pay for the room this evening? Cash.
[tense music playing.]
[Katarina on voicemail.]
You won't kill me.
You can't.
- [Raymond.]
Why is that? - Elizabeth would never forgive you.
You don't know a damn thing about Elizabeth.
Oh, that's not true.
I've gotten to know her.
So she left her apartment.
What about Agnes? I spoke to a woman named Merritt Marks.
She took Agnes home with her daughter after school.
Now, Liz called her a few hours ago saying she had to leave town for a work emergency and asked her to take Agnes for a few days.
So we're nowhere.
We've lost track of Keen and her mother.
She chose me.
She's helping me.
She has no idea who you are.
Me? I'm her mother.
And even now, there's love there.
- [Raymond.]
I can't let you leave.
- [Katarina laughs.]
My God, I can't imagine what this must be like for you.
Knowing you can't kill me because of how much Elizabeth loves her mother.
[gunshots on voicemail.]
- [phone beeps.]
- [tense music playing.]
That's right.
Keen, Elizabeth.
It's just my gut, but I don't think she left the city.
Thanks, Joe, I appreciate your discretion.
Do you have any idea how many favors I've called in trying to find you? He killed her.
Thank God you're okay.
Did you hear what I said? It was an execution.
We went to the park.
We couldn't find any evidence.
That's why I'm here.
I have all the evidence you need.
[Katarina on voicemail.]
I can't imagine what this must be like for you.
Knowing you can't kill me because of how much Elizabeth loves her mother.
[gunshots on voicemail.]
[tense music playing.]
You saw it happen? With my own eyes, and I'll testify to it.
I don't care what happens to me, but he can't get away with this.
Say something.
- I'm thinking.
- About what? He murdered my mother.
A Russian spy who tried to bleed him to death.
Who had your grandfather shot.
Who our intelligence bureaus believe killed at least a dozen American agents for the KGB and the Cabal.
I know what she's done.
- None of it justifies her execution.
- I'm not trying to justify it.
Like hell you're not.
You're making excuses.
Looking the other way like always.
I was clear with Reddington, your mother was not to be harmed.
Well, he obviously took that message to heart.
You know why he did it? Because he could.
He knew that no one was gonna do anything about it.
- That's unfair.
- It's the truth.
When he shot her, I wanted to run.
Just get Agnes and go where nobody would find us.
But I'm here because of you.
I thought maybe you were the one person who still cared about what's right.
I won't be lectured by you on professional ethics.
Reddington's out of control.
I know.
I also know that I can't take him down without taking you down with him.
- I don't care anymore.
- Then I'll care for you.
You kidnapped your grandfather.
A felony kidnapping charge alone is enough to destroy your life, send you to prison, sever any relationship you have with your daughter.
You may be disgusted by my silence, Agent Keen, but you will benefit from it.
Everywhere I go, there's a man who insists on protecting me.
If you want out, go.
But I hope you'll think about what we do here before you decide.
It's over.
But I'm asking you talk to Reddington first.
What he did is inexcusable.
But if you talk to him, if you could get him to tell you why he did it, it won't bring her back, but it may start the process of healing.
It won't.
But for you, I'll consider it, sir.
If this is the last time we see each other for the first time, I wish you would call me Harold.
Even when you know I'm not gonna like it, you've always been honest with me.
Very few people have.
Thank you for that Harold.
[keyboard clicking.]
Any luck? No calls.
Running taps on her cell and apartment lines and a third on the friend she asked to watch Agnes.
If anyone can find me, my money's on you.
You're here.
You look tired.
- Um, does Mr.
Cooper know? - Yeah, Cooper knows.
- So you talked? - Talked? Yeah.
Communicated? Not so much.
Don't worry.
He's angry, but in a day - I don't know how to tell you this.
- He'll let you come back.
I don't want to come back.
[melancholy music playing.]
I wanted to tell you in person that I have to step away for a bit, and so I'm not gonna see you for a while and I just want you to know how grateful I am.
- Wow.
This is so hard.
- Oh.
- Oh, wow, I'm so sorry.
- No, don't worry.
I'll just, uh Hang on, I'll grab paper towels.
[suspenseful music playing.]
It's just a part of life.
Watching the generation ahead of you, the people you care about grow old.
At some point, you start to do the mental work necessary to prepare yourself for the inevitable.
And yet I'm afraid I stand here, Marvin woefully unprepared.
There's no way you could prepare for this, Raymond.
Dom didn't die of old age.
He was taken from you.
House won't be worth much.
It's a relic from another time, like he was.
- You should bulldoze the house.
- Oh, yeah.
Skip, the house has incredible emotional value.
Reddington has no interest in bulldozing.
Ultimately, it's not my decision.
The house belongs to Elizabeth now.
[Raymond sighs.]
- Why do you say bulldoze it? - Value's in the land, not the house.
There's five acres.
You subdivide.
Put a quarter-acre McMansion on each lot.
McMansion? Take my advice.
Stop while you're behind.
I must say, it sounds pretty awful, Skip.
But send me a proposal.
I'll forward it.
God knows if it were up to me, given my recent bouts with mortality, I find myself more and more in the liquidation phase.
You are not going anywhere.
As your lawyer, I forbid it.
- But while we're on the subject - [Raymond snickers.]
You want to know if I still intend to leave everything of mine to Elizabeth? [suspenseful music playing.]
Agent Keen, what brings you down to the dungeon? Hey, Mark.
Uh, Agent Mojtabai is running some urgent wiretaps, and he asked me to drop this off for him.
Whoa, you don't see that every day.
What do you got going on? Same as always.
Causing trouble for the worst of the worst.
I figured you couldn't tell me.
Hang on.
Should be just a few minutes.
You don't want me to change your will, even after she took sides against you? Okay.
So today she opposes me, maybe tomorrow.
But not forever.
Look at Dom and I.
There were years when he hated me.
- Many more bad years than good.
- [cell phone ringing.]
And yet, in the end we found our way to each other.
It's Elizabeth.
I told you what would happen if you hurt my mother.
Where are you? - You killed her in the park.
I saw it.
- I know what you saw.
And it wasn't everything you thought you saw.
I told Cooper I'm done.
I'm taking Agnes and we're leaving, and you're gonna let us go.
Not until we talk.
- We're talking now.
- Not like this.
There's a lake near Dom's house.
I'm scattering his ashes there this afternoon.
Meet us at the house, and we can talk on the way.
And if after our talk, you still feel the same, you can say your goodbyes to us both.
When? Two p.
Is that a yes? I'll be there.
You see, Marvin? It may feel at times like the end, but our story isn't over yet.
Here you go.
Careful, now.
Wish us luck.
You won't need it.
I don't know your target, but if you use that right, he won't know what hit him.
[tense music playing.]
- How'd you find me? - Doesn't matter.
Point is I did.
If Cooper sent you to ask me to come back, I'm not.
Okay, first of all, he didn't ask me to.
He doesn't even know I'm here.
And second, I agree, I don't think you should come back.
- Is that what you came to say? - I came to say you're both right.
Charging Reddington isn't an option if it means that you go down with him.
But you coming back to work like nothing ever happened, well, it's also not an option.
- I gotta go.
- What are you doing here? - You left your apartment, parked Agnes - That's temporary.
Until what? - What's going on with your car? - Nothing.
Just - The passenger door was sticking.
- Want me to take a look? No.
I fixed it.
I know you.
We've been partners a long time, which is why I know you have no intention of letting this rest.
- I'm worried about you.
- Join the club.
You, Cooper, Reddington, the whole crew can sit around and talk about what's best for Liz.
That's not fair.
I care about you.
There's nothing wrong with me saying that.
Are we done? Like I said, I gotta go.
We're done, Allison.
How'd you know that, my alias? [chuckles.]
You got drunk one night at Wing Yee.
You told me.
So that's how you found me.
I'm gonna miss celebrating your birthday there.
I'll think about what you said, I promise.
I'm glad you came.
We have a lot to talk about.
What's your plan? To try and sell me half-truths that I could never verify or to confuse me with doublespeak? - There is an explanation.
- No.
Only a confession.
I watched you kill her.
And before you try to explain how you didn't [Katarina on voicemail.]
My God, I can't imagine what this must be like for you.
Knowing you can't kill me because of how much Elizabeth loves her mother.
[gunshots on voicemail.]
[tense music playing.]
My mother prepared me for this moment.
She gave me all the proof I would ever need.
If you came to play me that recording, you've done it.
You can take it and go or you can stay while we lay your grandfather to rest and perhaps have a conversation.
You ride with me.
We'll talk on the way.
Good idea.
Dembe and I will go ahead and meet you at the lake.
Traveler is down.
We need a mobile triage.
Come on.
No more than a ten-mile radius outside 236 Glenellen, outside Sharptown.
Get in.
Listen to me.
You are not allowed to die.
Do you hear me? - [engine starts.]
- Okay.
Hang in.
Hang in.
Whatever happens, he loves you.
You know that, right? You chose that woman over him, and he still wants to leave everything to you.
That woman was my mother.
And he killed her.
I don't want anything from him.
[dramatic music playing.]
What are you doing here? You're on call for an emergency.
At a mobile unit.
Not here.
This is a public emergency room.
- How am I supposed to? - [Dembe.]
I spoke to the colonel.
Closest mobile unit's 17 minutes out.
He needs help now.
Yeah, yeah, yeah.
I'll handle it.
[keypad beeping.]
[line rings.]
Cooper, I need your help.
I'm sorry, but I can't.
We're trying to help your friend, but we need your help.
He doesn't have insurance.
And that's fine, but he has to have personal information.
Family history, medications? And as I explained to Ms.
Keats, I can only share those details with his attending physician.
His attending doesn't enter him into my system.
- I don't want him in your system.
- [administrator.]
What's really going on here? Who is that man? [admissions clerk.]
Who are you? His spiritual advisor.
What kind of spiritual advisor carries a gun in a hospital? Dembe, how is he? Not good.
They're doing tests now.
Who are you, another spiritual advisor? No.
I'm the assistant director of the FBI, and I need you to get your security team here.
Tell them to secure this floor.
Lock it down.
- [Esi.]
Woman, are you out of your mind? - Yes.
- You want to murder Reddington.
- I tried.
- I need your help to finish the job.
- And why exactly would I do that? Because you know he's gonna kill you.
That's why you're working with him.
He threatened your life, forced you to turn on me.
What do you think happens to you when you're no longer of use to him? [suspenseful music playing.]
Esi, I understand if you don't want to do it.
I'll figure something out.
But I'm gonna kill him with or without your help.
How? The how is the easy part.
I gotta get to him first.
You know where he is? Everheart Memorial Hospital, in lockdown, surrounded by an army of FBI agents in protective detail.
Being assisted by hospital security who have every inch of that building secure with CCTV.
Not to mention his body man and the security team, which is en route if not already there.
Let me.
What? I can get to him.
Reddington trusts me.
I'm part of his team.
He'll kill you if he finds out.
Didn't you just say he was gonna kill me anyway? Yes.
I don't doubt it.
His threats to me were very real.
And I'd rather get this done than be dragged into the grave with him.
- Here's what I was thinking.
- [elevator dings.]
Our best option is to just lean into the truth.
All it will take is one call to cause pandemonium.
Whoa, whoa.
Hold on.
What's going on? Gib Horn, U.
An anonymous caller gave us a tip.
You have a fugitive on-site.
- I don't know what you're talking about.
- Don't play dumb.
Raymond Reddington.
Where is he? Now, the Marshals will cause a diversion, but we're still fighting the clock because everyone in Reddington's inner circle is working to move him as fast as they can from the hospital to a secure site.
He's medicated and under observation.
- But he's not stable enough to be moved.
- Well, he's not safe here.
- You shouldn't have brought him here.
- We didn't have a choice.
What we have is a protocol.
Sir, we have a situation.
- He's a fugitive.
He's our responsibility.
- Not if we're guarding him.
- What does that mean, "guarding him"? - Harold Cooper.
What the hell is going on? Gib Horn, U.
I'm here to take the top fugitive from your Most Wanted list into custody.
- Is that gonna be a problem? - That's complicated.
How about you uncomplicate it? Our other ticking clock is Aram.
- Who's Aram? - He's a very smart colleague of mine.
I got my hands on the weapon by using one of his requisition forms.
It's not gonna take him long to figure out something's wrong.
Yes, I'm positive.
Meaning, no, I didn't request it.
- Can you please check the logs for me? - [Esi.]
Hold on just one second.
Say we call in the Marshals and they cause this mess, and say your Aram friend doesn't figure out that you've stolen military-grade explosives from the FBI locker, and say, just for the sake of argument, that I do get inside that hospital.
We're still gonna have to come up with some story in order for Reddington's guards to let me near him.
That's the beauty of it.
We don't need a story.
All you have to do is tell them the truth.
What exactly is the truth? [Bud.]
Dembe, she won't tell me.
She says it's urgent and she needs to speak to you directly.
Esi, the feds have cleared the floor.
They're not even letting the Marshals see him, let alone you.
I don't care what you all want to believe or not.
I'm telling you, Elizabeth Keen is on her way here now to murder Raymond Reddington.
That's not what I'm saying.
We're not even confirming he's here.
I'm not asking you.
I know he's here.
Otherwise you wouldn't have cleared the floor.
I'm asking what JTTF you work for.
Get her out of the meeting.
I don't care who she's with.
Tell her Harold Cooper has a mission request that's urgent.
- He can't verify because we're off book.
- Somebody sure as hell calls the shots.
Okay, I've got DOJ on the line.
If you give me just a few minutes.
Deacon spoke to Judge Wolf.
- A court order is in the works.
- Okay, hold on.
I'll hold till my court order comes.
Then we're taking Reddington.
Cynthia, it's me.
I need you to make a phone call.
[elevator dings.]
[suspenseful music playing.]
[door opens.]
Talk to me.
She came to me, said she needed my help.
Said she was gonna kill him.
Elizabeth said this? Yes.
She sounded crazy.
She said something about her mother, how he killed her, how she couldn't let him get away with it.
Okay, calm down.
There are police everywhere.
He's well protected.
You don't get it.
She knows he's here.
She told me to come see you to get her his location.
Elizabeth is coming here? She'll never make it past the perimeter.
Don't underestimate Elizabeth.
Get back downstairs.
Tell me what she's planning.
I don't know, only that she wanted me to be her eyes.
Said she wanted me to give her his room number.
Let me see your phone.
[keypad beeping.]
- [Liz.]
Esi, hey.
What's going on? - If you're gonna do it, do it now.
- Is it clear? - Yes, like you said.
They cleared the floor.
He's in Room 312.
- Hurry.
- I'm already in the building.
Liz, you gotta get here now.
I'm in the east stairwell.
Headed your way.
Get out.
And, Esi thank you.
Bud, Elizabeth is in the building, east stairwell.
Do not leave his side.
[door closes.]
What requisition form? From my desk.
Liz used it to withdraw 16 ounces of Semtex from our requisition lockup at 10:42 this morning.
She's coming for Reddington.
Aram, get here now.
Park, notify Cooper.
- Keen's coming for Reddington.
- I know.
She's in the building now.
How do you know that? We need to move Raymond.
He's not safe.
Park, tell Cooper to mobilize the medevac unit.
We gotta get Reddington out of here now.
- Why? What happened? - Keen is in the building.
It's okay.
Go to sleep.
It's just a dream.
[door opens.]
What's going on? Who are you? - Esi Jackson.
- What? [Esi.]
Dembe asked me to stay with Reddington.
You gotta go.
It's not safe.
Park, where are we on that medevac? - You gotta go.
- [Cooper.]
Agent Ressler.
Pilot just arrived.
Get Reddington to the helipad.
Copy that.
We're on our way.
[mutters indistinctly.]
- [Raymond.]
Esi - What the hell's that? - Is that thing what I think it is? - Hey! You Go now.
Get out.
Park, I need a bomb squad unit in 312 now.
Where is she? She was never here.
[cell phone buzzes.]
No, don't pull it.
[beeping accelerates.]
[peaceful music playing.]
You finished all of them.
Every worksheet? Oh, that's fantastic, honey.
[knocking on door.]
You want to know what else is fantastic? After today, Mommy's not gonna have to leave for work ever again.
Okay, whatever's going on at the hospital, that is some bull.
- What a silly question, Agnes.
- Wrap it up.
We gotta talk.
What do you think I'm gonna do? I'm gonna be with you.
I have to take care of one last thing, and then I'm coming to get you, okay? Goodbye, munchkin.
Mama loves you very much.
Munchkin is right, because we are somewhere over some kind of rainbow.
- What'd you find out? - Not a damn thing.
- What do you mean? We heard the explosion.
- What I mean is, I don't know.
I mean, I do know.
He couldn't have survived.
But no one would confirm it.
You know the whole "If a tree fell, did anyone hear it?" thing? - This is like that.
- Except this is a bomb, and people definitely heard it.
Tell me again.
Is there a possibility that anyone other than Reddington was hurt? Not if your plan would've worked.
But your agent friend The agent you said went into the room.
Is there any way he made it out in time? I don't think so.
[tense music playing.]
I'm sorry.
Was he a good friend? [keypad beeping.]
[line rings.]
Hello? - Are you at the hospital? - Agent Keen.
Aram, are you there? If by "there" you mean at the scene of your crime yes, I'm there.
And Reddington, is he? Do not ask me to bear witness to what you've done.
So he's dead.
I know about the requisition form.
How you forged my signature.
Thanks to you, I am a coconspirator to attempted murder.
- Did you say "attempted"? - I looked it up.
I knew what it was.
But I thought I would double-check.
I can go to jail for life for each count.
"Each count"? That is two life sentences.
With my luck, they won't even be served concurrently.
Aram, listen to me.
You gotta tell me what happened.
Reddington survived.
And Ressler? - The doctors are with him now.
- But he's gonna be okay? Aram.
I was just thinking, um next time I see you you'll be under arrest.
[dial tone beeps.]
You saved Reddington's life.
Is that a compliment or a criticism? And the lives of everyone on this floor.
I just I can't understand how Liz could have been okay with any of this.
I don't think she was.
I think she knew the protocols would leave Reddington vulnerable.
I'm sure once forensics are run on the explosive device, it'll indicate the blast radius was limited to Reddington's room.
And that's okay? Absolutely not.
Just because I don't believe she intended to hurt anyone else doesn't mean it's okay she tried to kill Reddington.
- What's the prognosis, doc? - Some lacerations will require stitches.
And I've ordered a CT scan to check for internal bleeding.
But all things considered, I'd say you're in miraculously good shape.
Pretty hot.
- The marshal wants a word.
- The warrant.
If he got it, it's over.
I think it's over either way.
[suspenseful music playing.]
- I assume that's your court order.
- It should be.
- But? - But you've got some serious juice.
A cease-and-desist order from the deputy AG herself and a gag order.
My team's gonna have to sign NDAs, make like this never happened.
It's nothing personal.
I appreciate your needing to dot your I's and cross your T's.
In your position, I would have done the same.
But you're not in my position.
I'm here to arrest a criminal.
You're protecting him.
- Our task force does good work.
- I'm sure you do, sometimes.
But what that order tells me is you've got a tiger by the tail.
And for every job well done, there's a corner that gets cut, a rule that gets bent, an I that doesn't get dotted, a T that doesn't get crossed.
And nothing personal, but if I was you, I couldn't live with myself.
Well, this sure worked out.
Now we've got Reddington after us and the FBI.
It's gonna be okay.
Really? How? Because this right here, this is about as not okay as I've ever felt.
Eighty-six bodies.
What? A few years ago, Reddington's cleaner unearthed the bodies of 86 people he'd killed.
Handed them over to the FBI.
Evidence of 86 murders.
And he's still out there.
I've seen how he does it, stays one step ahead.
I know how he does it.
- [keypad beeping.]
- And we can do it too.
[line rings.]
Dembe, it's me.
Put him on.
[tense music playing.]
Admit it.
When you thought I was gone, you realized how dull life would be without me.
If by "dull" you mean normal, then yes.
And it was very peaceful.
- What do you want? - To thank you.
You told me to think like a criminal, and now I am one.
You prepared me for this.
Maybe because you knew it was inevitable, but because you did, I'm ready.
And I'm coming for you.
- That would be a mistake.
- I don't think so.
You're sick.
You're old.
You're an easy target.
Yes, I have my liabilities.
But then, of course, I have so many assets.
Well, I have something you'll never have.
And what is that? I'm willing to kill you.
You don't have it in you to kill me.
And you never will.
And that's why I'm gonna win.
What a terrible waste of your life.
Maybe, but it's my life.
- Are you okay? - You shouldn't be here.
I spoke to Aram, and when he told me you'd been hurt You know we're gonna have to come after you.
When I thought you wouldn't make it [somber music playing.]
I'm sorry.
You should be.
You nearly killed me.
I know.
And when I thought I had nothing else mattered.
I'm a fugitive again.
And you have to come for me, but before you do, before I start running I need to rest.
Even if it's just for one night.
Will you let me do that? [monitor beeping.]
[knocking on door.]
[somber music playing.]
I need help.
About what happened with Katarina.
Help me understand why you did it.
The truth is, after all these years, I'm not sure I understand all of it myself.
Harold, uh I know how you feel about Elizabeth.
Yet you killed her mother.
How could you do that to someone you love? What you did to her, what you did to Katarina, I don't think Elizabeth will ever forgive you for it.
She might.
But before then I fear she may do something that she can never recover from.
And of all the tragedies that you and I have experienced together that would be the most tragic.
We have to do Do everything in our power to prevent that from happening.
I agree.
But how do we even start? By putting Elizabeth Keen at the top of the Blacklist.
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