The Blacklist s08e13 Episode Script


1 [narrator.]
Previously on The Blacklist: Do you mind if I join you? I'm Anne.
I don't know, Anne.
I think your life sounds rather balanced.
I like to think it is.
- What do you do? - I'm a fugitive.
Some people like to live dangerously.
What do you have in mind? You helping me finding a souvenir for my sister.
I know an extraordinary, tiny, tiny, barely-enough-room- for-the-both-of-us chocolate shop.
What about North by Northwest? It's playing at the Village East tomorrow, midnight screening.
You'll find me waiting for you under the marquee.
- Raymond.
- Anne, I am so terribly sorry.
I'm not gonna be able to make it tonight.
Your position in commodities is strong.
Copper, gold.
But the real returns have been in crypto.
Year-to-date, Bitcoin has an 800% return.
Your insistence on taking a large position was insanely prescient.
Must be nice that getting richer bores you.
- I'm not bored.
I'm anxious to leave.
- We have another appointment.
An appointment I'm a little more concerned about than the state of my liquidity.
We're running late.
What do you know about bridge? The game.
Not the way to cross from here to there.
Bridge? I don't I'm sorry, I was under the impression that a review of your investments and holdings was important.
It is.
We anticipate a significant increase in our need for available resources over the next few months.
We all have different interests and priorities, don't we? For instance, in the morning, Mr.
Zuma likes to start with the business section, then move on to the sports.
I like to start with the funnies and fall asleep.
- Takes me all day to read.
- I like the funnies.
He likes the funnies as well.
But he has an amazing head for business.
Numbers and trends and all the rest of it.
Whereas I wouldn't know a Bitcoin from a subway token.
Well, you wouldn't have to.
Bitcoins aren't a tangible thing.
[upbeat music playing.]
They aren't? I wouldn't know.
My investment in Bitcoin was neither prescient nor insane.
I was just following Mr.
Nakamoto's instructions.
Satoshi said buy, I bought.
Satoshi Nakamoto.
You know him.
Who he really is? Yes.
Well, Dembe knows him better than I.
They're like: Is there anything else we need to review? We do have a plane to catch.
Uh, well, there's your holdings in Singapore and the BSE, but I'm sorry.
You know Nakamoto? The Nakamoto? No one knows Nakamoto.
Cane, we really must be going, which means you need to be going.
Okay, well, if there's anything else I can help you with Not unless you know something about bidding or suit management.
Can I tell you what I'm concerned about? - Townsend.
- [sighs.]
I am so confused.
The more I read, the less I understand this game.
And that I'm not going to be there with you.
- Raymond, I'm serious.
- I know.
And I love that about you.
But I'll be fine.
I - I'll be fine.
- No patterns.
You taught me that.
You said it's the first rule of staying a step ahead of your enemies.
Do something once, it may go undetected.
Maybe twice.
After that, it's a pattern.
- How many visits will this be? - Five.
[dramatic music playing.]
I like her.
I like coming home to a port.
Seeing a candle burning in a window, a smiling face waiting to greet me.
I I never liked it before.
I like it now.
Did you know that irises are the state flower of Tennessee? What's the state flower of Kansas? The sunflower.
She grew up with them.
She likes irises.
I should be with you.
You should be with Raymond Reddington.
When I'm with Anne, that's not who I am.
It may not be who you want to be.
But it's always who you are.
[mellow music playing.]
- So much for the sexiest man alive.
- [man.]
Down, girl.
I'm just saying, I like punctuality.
- Maybe his plane was delayed.
- So why hasn't he called? I like to make a dramatic entrance.
Oh, you're so sweet.
Promise me you'll play nice.
What are you talking about? I'm a total softie.
I'll put these in water and make you a sandwich.
- You remember Bran and Lois? - Yes.
Of course.
Hello, Bran, Lois.
- Hello, Ray.
- [Lois.]
I hope you'll go easy on me tonight.
You'll do fine.
Gin and tonic? - Yes! - We've gotten a head start.
I'm sure I'll catch up.
I'm not so sure you will.
Need a refill.
- So flight delayed? - Yes.
Seems to be the norm nowadays.
Anne is very trusting.
She thinks because we live in a small town, she's got nothing to be afraid of.
It's why she leaves her door unlocked.
- It wasn't unlocked now.
- How'd you get in? Anne gave me a key.
Look I'm Annie's best friend.
- Yes.
- I want her to be happy.
- That makes two of us.
- Good.
Because if you mess this up, I'm gonna kill you.
- [laughing.]
- [Raymond chuckles.]
[jazz music playing over speakers.]
Anyone for Go Fish? - That's not a bid.
- You're right.
It's a cry for help.
- You can't make a bid? - Crazy Eights? No? Okay.
I bid one heart? - One heart.
- [Lois.]
That'll do.
- Two diamonds.
- Two spades.
- Pass, I think.
- Pass.
- Jack of hearts.
- [Bran groans.]
- And now it's my turn again.
- No.
No, you're the dummy.
- That's a bit harsh.
- Your hand is the dummy.
- You lay your cards down faceup.
- [Anne.]
Thank you.
I'm your partner.
When you're the dummy, you say good luck back to me.
- It's tradition.
- Good luck, good-looking.
Now you can go get yourself cake before I eat it all.
Much to everyone's relief.
Kick some ass.
So, Lois, what's it like to be a police officer in a small town? I ask because I'm a true-crime buff.
You are? So am I.
I like the podcasts and the documentaries on Netflix.
Yes! I love those.
I loved The Staircase.
Queen of hearts from dummy.
I love reading them too.
I first got hooked on In Cold Blood.
Then Executioner's Song.
I can take that.
Ace of hearts.
- I haven't read that one, Ray.
- Oh, you should.
Norman Mailer.
Nothing like that goes on around here.
Thank goodness.
It's a pretty quiet town.
I've got a gun, but I've never used it.
I can't imagine I ever would.
Mm! Smart and sweet and funny.
And she bakes.
- [all chuckle.]
- I wish.
Cindi made that and brought it over after we had that fender bender.
That's how you say you're sorry.
Bless Cindi's heart and her frosting.
Six of clubs.
- King of clubs.
- Seven of clubs.
- Tell me how you two met? - The nine of clubs from the dummy.
- It clearly wasn't at a bridge tournament.
- [all chuckle.]
We met in the park.
Anne was watching birds.
I was watching Anne.
We bonded over a Cape May warbler.
Then he asked me to go see North By Northwest and promptly stood me up.
But he's more than made up for that since.
We've been having an ongoing classic film festival.
We started with musical numbers.
- He's asleep long before the end credits.
- [Raymond.]
Not tonight.
Tonight, we start on Italian cinema from the 1960s.
No one can sleep through that zeitgeist of cool.
Not even the dummy.
[accordion music playing over TV.]
I have to resolder a wire on the output connector for this turntable to work.
I don't suppose you have a soldering iron, do you? Uh, no.
[both chuckle.]
I think I'm gonna run down to the hardware store and see if I can pick one up.
Take the truck.
You don't wanna waste gas on your rental.
- You know where the keys are.
- I'll have us dancing in no time.
- What? - Nothing.
No, no, no.
What? What? I'm a straight-as-an-arrow 52-year-old.
I was married to one man, my high-school sweetheart, for 25 years.
I'm in a book club, I go to church on Sundays.
And somehow I'm in a relationship with someone who when he says "output connector," all I can think about is sex.
That's what I always think about when I say "output connector.
" [suspenseful music playing.]
No patterns.
You said it's the first rule of staying a step ahead of your enemies.
["Angel of the Morning" playing over speakers.]
Do you have to go on Monday? I mean, I know you do, I just I wish you wouldn't.
I would do anything to stay.
But you're busy at work.
This is a particularly fraught time.
Fraught? Something that I have I see no reason worked for many years to build and protect is at risk.
That must be very hard.
I'm sorry.
Is there anything I can do to help you? - You're already doing it.
- I'm serious.
So am I.
Out there, my life is so complicated.
And here, it's not.
I wanna do more than help you set aside your burdens.
I wanna help you carry them.
I can't do that unless you tell me what they are.
What? Do you wanna dance? And if we're victims of the night I won't be blinded by the light Just call me angel of the morning Angel Just touch my cheek Before you leave me, baby Just call me angel of the morning Angel Then slowly turn away I won't beg you to stay with me [mellow music playing.]
It's not like I ran his fingerprints.
I'm just saying, I wouldn't mind.
Because he likes true crime? I like true crime.
All I'm saying is, you know nothing about him.
I know a lot.
I know how he makes me feel.
I know he's got a business with problems.
I know when he's here, those problems go away.
What business? What problems? I know I'm the overprotective friend who should mind her own business.
I'm just saying, I have never met anyone from New York who wasn't either pushy, rude or a complete narcissist.
First of all, he's not from New York.
And, Lois, to the world, I'm invisible.
But not to him.
He sees me.
And I love him for it.
I love him.
[stairs creak.]
Does he know about the love part? No.
He does now.
Good morning, ladies.
That coffee smells delicious.
Good morning.
Hungry? I brought muffins.
Thank you, Lois.
But I prefer cereal, the breakfast of narcissists.
So we can gaze admiringly at our reflection in the spoon.
I better get on into the station.
Goodbye, Lois.
[tender music playing.]
Have I told you about the fork-tailed flycatcher? She's right.
How they gather near the elm trees south of town.
- You know almost nothing about me.
- I know everything I need to know.
Unless, of course, those "business problems" are a euphemism for a wife or a husband.
No wife.
No husband.
But there is a cat.
As well as other things you should know about me.
- About who I am.
- Raymond, I know who you are.
You're someone who needs to see the fork-tailed flycatcher.
Which I intend to show you just as soon as I find my binoculars.
I'm gonna go upstairs and you're gonna make us some sandwiches.
How's that sound? It sounds just right.
- [Anne.]
I found two pairs and a blanket.
- I found salami and cheese.
I'll get a basket for the food and we're good to go.
You told me the flycatcher can range as far south as lower Mexico, and some have even been spotted as far down as Argentina.
What was that? Nothing, I was just [suspenseful music playing.]
What were you saying? I was saying I was remembering that you said you were thinking about becoming a vegetarian.
That pipe dream was about 12 pounds ago.
That's something my doctor's always bugging me about.
Didn't you say there was an excellent vegan sandwich shop in town? - But you're already making lunch.
- Which we can bring, in case the Tofurky is inedible.
Why don't you run into town, order for both of us, I'll finish up, pack, and be ready to go when you get back.
- Are you sure? - Positive.
Two Tofurky sandwiches coming up.
[door opens.]
[door closes.]
- [car door closes.]
- [engine starts.]
Oh, hey there.
- Hey.
Here on a call.
It won't be long.
- A call, really? - What seems to be the problem? - County sent me.
Area's having outages.
I gotta check your wires.
It's standard.
Okay, very good.
Vague but detailed enough.
Delivered with authority.
- I'm not sure what you mean.
- You know what I mean.
I got the work order right here.
How many are coming? Everyone.
[tires screeching.]
[suspenseful music playing.]
[footsteps approaching.]
You found Arkham.
In a chest freezer in the garage.
His weapon and vehicle are gone.
The girlfriend, Miss Foster, ping her cell.
She left less than 20 minutes ago.
- Reddington wasn't far behind.
- [ringing.]
Wherever she's going, that's where he's going.
Copy that.
What do you want to do about the missing vehicle? Reddington.
This is between you and me.
It has nothing to do with her.
- You must be referring to Miss Foster.
- She has no idea who I am.
My family had no idea who you were.
They didn't know why they were targeted.
But that didn't prevent their suffering.
You still have time to rethink this.
It's not too late.
It's interesting to me how you speak as if you have any say in this, Raymond.
As if it can somehow be resolved in a civil manner.
The one thing I can assure you of, the one thing, is that what is about to happen is going to be anything but civil.
We got a track on the woman's cell.
She's close.
I have a second team on their way to her now.
[suspenseful music playing.]
- [Anne.]
What are you doing here? - Anne.
If you needed something, you could have called me.
Come with me.
Is that blood on your hand? What happened? I'll explain in the car.
Raymond, are you okay? I don't What's going on? Stay with me.
- Please.
Where are we going? - Your phone.
- What on earth is wrong? - Your phone.
Raymond, you're scaring me.
What's going on? And who's that woman? Here.
Hello! Can I help you? - You should leave.
- [Anne.]
Is that a gun? Raymond! - Come with me.
- No.
Answer my question.
What is going on? I'm not who you think I am.
I have another life, and it found us here.
We are in danger, - and I need to keep you safe.
- [glass breaks.]
- Someone wants to hurt you? - Us.
Stay here, stay quiet.
Only open the door if it's me.
Anyone else, shoot.
You understand? Just pull the trigger.
- [door opens.]
- [bell jingles.]
- [door closes.]
- [bell jingles.]
[woman grunting.]
- [Raymond.]
- Raymond.
- What did you do? - We have to go.
- Who was that woman? - Please, just try and keep up.
Where are you taking me? I don't want Stop! Let go of my hand! Anne, please, listen to me.
People are coming for us.
It's not safe.
- You need to come with me.
- Come with you where? May I have your attention, please? - Sorry to interrupt - What are you doing here? - I'm Raymond Reddington.
- Listen to him.
I am a fugitive.
- I have two firearms on my person.
- [man.]
Gun! Someone will need to disarm me.
Lois, we have a situation.
I need you to listen to me very carefully.
[suspenseful music playing.]
Chief! Agent Barnes says they have confirmation.
- Agents en route? - In the air, 40 minutes out.
Within 40 minutes, everyone in this building could be dead.
You really are him.
Lois, you need to get her somewhere safe now.
We don't have much time.
Contact the highway patrol, sheriff's department, any units from other counties.
Can someone shut him up? Chief, D.
field office on line two.
They are coming.
Dangerous, highly-trained mercenaries.
He's not making it up.
I saw him kill a woman.
Kill who? [Raymond.]
Lois, look at me.
I am the most wanted man to ever come through those doors, by a lot, and I came here by choice, not to surrender myself but to protect Anne from the very bad men who are coming.
You need to get her somewhere safe.
They will not be intimidated that you're the police.
They will assault this building and kill everyone to get to me.
Please, get on the mutual-aid band and scramble any units within earshot because this is happening right now.
It isn't just Wichita coming for you, friend.
Kansas City suits are on the way, a team out of D.
Chief, will you take a look at this? Anne, talk to me.
He killed someone? Killed who? - [Anne.]
I don't know who she was.
- [Lois.]
You saw him do it? - [man.]
Neither one has plates.
- [Raymond.]
Get away from those doors.
- What is happening? - They're here, aren't they? [Raymond.]
Lois, I am begging you.
Get your boss to enact lockdown protocols.
Get on the radio, whatever cavalry you have, call them in.
She doesn't have the authority to give that order, and you sure aren't authorized to give it.
- You need to get ahead of this.
- He's right.
Whatever this is, we are not equipped.
Here's what we'll do.
I want all nonessential personnel out.
Beth, get the others, go out the back.
Pembry, find out what units County has in the area and where they are.
Brandt, notify Butler and Lyon counties, and put local EMS on standby.
Who are you? You need somewhere safe where you can hide.
[cell phone beeps.]
That was Reeves.
There was an incident in town, but they have eyes on Reddington.
What kind of incident? Landon.
She's gone.
And Reddington? Took the woman and went to the local police station.
Oh, Raymond.
You do keep things interesting.
How do you wanna handle this? Put Sagan on the police scanners, have him give us a time frame.
If we're going to do this, it's gonna have to happen fast and happen now.
I spoke to County.
They're sending units now.
Gonna take Anne to Emporia and hold her there until we have a better handle on this.
You can't wait for units.
Get her out now.
Feds are 20 minutes out.
How could you not tell me? I let you into my life, my home.
I never wanted to draw you into my life, Anne.
- I only wanted to escape into yours.
- How selfish, you getting involved with me, knowing all this was hanging over us.
I let my feelings for you cloud my judgment.
I am so sorry.
When this is over, so are we.
Chief, take a look at this.
That second SUV moved.
He repositioned around back.
We have a third out front now.
[phone ringing.]
Cottonwood Falls Police, Chief Russell.
How wonderful.
I presume you're the man in charge? I am.
Who is this? I'm here for Mr.
I'm confident he's explained the situation to you.
You also know the closest units are nine minutes out.
I have eight minutes to acquire my prisoner.
Send him out now, you live.
Surrender and walk away, you live.
Stay and protect him, and we kill everyone who stands in our path.
You have 60 seconds to send him out.
Okay, hold on.
Let's start with, who am I speaking to? Fifty-five.
- Chief? - Fifty.
- [Pembry.]
These guys are armed.
- [Lois.]
Surrounding the facility.
- [chief.]
Hold on.
- [softly.]
Get down.
Why don't I come outside and we can talk, have a conversation? Forty-five.
You still there? Can you hear me? I don't care who you are, I won't bend to your demands.
I'm not gonna send a man to his death, even if he is a known criminal.
What I'll do is talk to you until we come up with some reasonable [Lois.]
Chief! [ominous music playing.]
That was unfortunate.
Let's hope whoever is second-in-command can be more reasonable.
Send out Reddington.
Now you're in charge.
Shots fired.
Shots fired.
Active shooters on-site.
Officer down.
Requesting backup.
[suspenseful music playing.]
State troopers east of Elmdale headed our way.
Units are eight minutes out.
If you have a weapons cache, open it.
We need to take positions and push them back.
I'm not giving you a weapon.
Staying alive until backup arrives is the only thing you can do.
No, you know what I can do? - End this by giving them what they want.
- [Pembry.]
What does that mean? Stop.
We're not sending him out.
- I'm not protecting him.
- Hold on.
Keep your heads down.
She's right.
We can't send him out there.
They'll kill him.
- Just let me think.
- About what? I'm not dying for him.
The chief already did.
- [Lois.]
Brandt, stop.
- [Raymond.]
Do not go out there.
I'm coming out.
I'm unarmed! You can see that, right? No games.
I just wanna walk away.
- [gunshots.]
- [Brandt grunting.]
[phone ringing.]
That man has two children.
I thought police understood rules.
I told you the rules.
You can't change your mind.
I gave you 60 seconds to send Reddington out.
You ignored me, so now I'm coming in.
The only thing that can stop that is sending Reddington out.
No? Okay.
Be right there.
Uncuff me.
Lois, I can give them what they want.
You need to uncuff me.
I'll uncuff you, but you're not going out.
What are you doing? You can't.
He's Raymond Reddington.
If we're gonna survive this, he's our only chance.
I'm removing these cuffs, but if we get out of here alive, I am arresting you.
You try to escape, I'll shoot you.
Understand? Given the circumstances, that's not much of a threat, but, yes, I understand.
- We should give Anne a sidearm.
- [Anne.]
I don't want one.
It can save your life.
Give it to her.
This is for our defense only.
If this building is breached, you have my authorization to Chase County Sheriff, this is Officer Ethan Pembry.
How far are those units? The detention cell.
Is it fully enclosed? It is, but we can't access it! Why not? - I don't have the keys.
Brandt does.
- Brandt? - I can get them.
- [Raymond.]
No! - We have to! - It's too dangerous.
No, Lois! No! [Raymond.]
No, no, no! [Lois yelps.]
Go to the holding cell.
[ominous music playing.]
[Lois yells.]
Here we go.
Where are the keys? [Lois.]
Well, look what we have here.
Three ducks in a barrel.
Anne, keep your eyes on Lois.
[doorknob rattling.]
Get the door off.
- [Raymond.]
Just ignore him.
- [Townsend.]
This certainly is interesting.
Give me your scarf.
Take her hand.
Hello? [drill whirring.]
You should have left her out of this.
It's over.
This is between us.
You're coming with me, Raymond.
We're ending this today.
I'd like to agree with you, but then we'd both be wrong.
- So, in turn, how about this? - [sirens wailing in distance.]
Take your men and your guns and your bloodshed and go.
Come find me when you're ready, and I'll show you how to exact revenge.
Sir, we need to go right now.
- The medics will be here any minute.
- [Lois grunts.]
Keep pressure on the wound.
I'm sorry, Anne.
I wish I belonged here, but I don't.
I told you if we survived this, I'd arrest you.
You're under arrest.
- [sirens wailing.]
- ["How Low" playing.]
How low are you willing to go Before you reach all Your selfish goals - [Lois.]
It's all right.
- You okay? - Yeah.
- [knock on door.]
After the punch line [Anne.]
She needs a doctor.
Station's clear.
We need paramedics.
- Did you find Reddington? - He was here? - I tried to stop him.
- [Anne.]
You didn't find him? Not yet.
But we'll drop a net so wide, even he won't be able to escape.
- Who did this? - My friend.
I'm not sure where you learned this, but you saved her life.
- Reddington was visiting you? - I didn't know who he was.
- I'm told he came quite often.
- That's right.
He did.
But you didn't know who he was? You mean, was my life so boring that I was willing to spice it up by dating an international fugitive? No, it was not.
But it was boring enough for me to get suckered by an international fugitive into thinking he cared about me.
Now that I know the truth, believe me, if I can help you find him, that would be my pleasure.
Glad to hear it.
I have a lot of questions.
I need to go home first.
One of my men will accompany you.
She's a victim, not a suspect.
She's also my oldest friend.
Don't hound her.
I just need to shower, change and have a good cry.
Then I'll answer anything you want to ask.
- My car's in the lot.
Mind taking it home? - Of course not.
I'll be at the hospital as soon as I've answered their questions.
I wish we'd caught him.
But knowing he's out of your life, I do get some satisfaction in that.
Absorbed in your hustle [Lois.]
I told you if we survived this, I'd arrest you.
You're under arrest.
Anne watched you kill someone.
I saw you kill three more.
We're alive because of that.
Not my chief, not Pembry or Brandt.
They're dead because of you.
I told them what they needed to do.
They didn't do it.
You were right.
About him.
The wolf in sheep's clothing.
- But you were wrong too.
- Anne, don't.
- You don't understand.
- You need to move.
I can't.
I won't.
All the gullible that you mislead Won't be up for it Where to will you relocate Now that it's war Lois said to take the Falls Road east out of town.
Most of the staties don't even know it exists.
Nobody will be watching.
- She's a good friend.
- The best.
- The man who came after you - Neville Townsend.
He won't stop, will he? You were right.
At the station.
Us getting involved.
It was selfish of me.
It put you in harm's way.
It still puts you there.
If I'm in trouble either way, why can't we be together? What I have to do and how I have to do it, you can't be a part of that.
No one should be a part of that.
[tender music playing.]
It won't be safe here until it's done.
I understand.
Is there somewhere you can go? Not to your daughter's.
They'll anticipate that.
My friend Cindi, the one who made the cake, she has a cabin.
Call her.
See if you can go there.
When it's safe, you'll receive a postcard.
It will be from the Corn Palace in South Dakota.
- That's how you'll know it's me.
- But you don't know the address.
I have certain capabilities.
Staying awake for a movie isn't one of them.
[both chuckle.]
[Raymond sighs.]
Thank you.
For what? For all of it.
Every Every bit of it.
Except the bridge.
Of all the things that happened, that scared me the most.
Take care, dummy.
You take care, Anne.
Sam's Diner.
Route 28.
I should be able to ditch the car and be there in an hour.
And, Dembe, you definitely should have come with me.
[man on radio.]
by another ten days [woman speaks indistinctly.]
- ["Angel of the Morning" playing.]
- For it was I who chose to start [chuckles.]
I see no reason to take me home I'm old enough to face the dawn Just call me angel of the morning Angel Just touch my cheek Before you leave me, baby Just call me angel of the morning Angel Then slowly turn away [groans.]
Damn it.
- From me - [tires screeching.]
Maybe the sun's light will be dim And it won't matter anyhow If morning's echo says we've sinned Well, it was what I wanted now Anne? Annie [ominous music playing.]
[closing theme playing.]

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