Robert Diaz (No. 15)
As the president’s true plan comes into focus, Liz and the task force fight to avert disaster. Red meets in secret with a man who holds information about his past. Let’s recap.
Once Anna had the FBI Team arrested, they were placed in holding cells in the Blacksite. Liz, desperate to free them, contacts Reddington, who in turn uses his contacts to create a diversion so they can escape and regroup.
As Liz and Red’s contacts free the Team, they are caught and transported to the woods and released, so Sanquist could give the order to shoot them, and claim they were trying to flee after colluding to assassinate the President of the United States. Luckily, Red arrived with his team and a shootout ensued, with Dembe coming in at the right moment to shoot Anna McMahon.
Red lays out the plan to stop the assassination, and as Diaz takes the podium at the University, Red’s contacts create a diversion at the protest outside to allow Liz and Ressler to gain access, and track down the shooter, Sanquist. Just as they reach him, he takes a shot, but it hits the First Lady, not Diaz.
At the hospital, Cynthia, Red and Cooper meet with the First Lady and ascertain what Diaz is hiding. He was drunk after an event and was driving when he hit a woman and her child and killed them, but refused to go to the Police. His Wife tried to convince him to go to the police but he refused, and then accepted millions of dollars for a Russian contact to secure his name as President.
This was what Red blackmailed him about years earlier. Diaz pretended to go along with the idea of going to the Police, but instead arranged for Sanquist to shoot her at the debate.
When Red explained it all to the First Lady she was devastated. He targeted her because she put together the dossier outlining Diaz’s actions since the murders, including details of the fixer who made it all go away.
Cooper and Cynthia inform the President that after his resignation, they will be opening a criminal investigation into his affairs.
Meanwhile, Red asked Dembe why he was here, and he said he followed his own path and it led him back to Red.
Red met with a contact named The Stranger and asked him to track down Katarina Rostova; believing that she is alive and others are looking for her, now that Ressler has stirred things up. The contact delivers – Rostova is in Paris, and Red heads off to find her, and he does, on a dark night.
As they kiss, Rostova injects him with a sedative, and he is carried into a vehicle and driven away.
Liz finally brings Agnes home and now has to explain who Reddington is.