If you’ve been paying attention this Season, you’ll notice Jackson and Maggie are growing closer. Given that their respective parents are Richard and Catherine, who are married, they are NOT blood relatives.
What’ll happen when Jackson and Maggie acknowledge their mutual feelings?
How will Richard and Catherine react to the pairing?
Of the soon to be couple, I think Maggie’s finding it most difficult to get her head around, as she’s only just discovered Meredith is her half sister, and now Jackson is the son of her Father Richard’s new Wife.
Jo’s abusive (and very much estranged) husband Dr. Paul Stadler rocked up at the end of last week’s episode. Remember when Alex tracked him down at a medical conference and imagined various scenarios involving his demise in revenge for how Paul abused Jo? This Season, we hope this story arc will have women feeling more empowered.
Give them a whirl and see if you like any of them.
ABCPremieres: TBA Midseason
Cast: Steve Zahn, Sandrine Holt, Rob Campbell, Jay Karnes, Simone Kessell, Grant Harvey, Tommy Bastow, John D’Leo, Kelley Missal, Marcuis W. Harris Producers: Dan Dworkin, Jay Beattie, Jason Reed, Rob Bowman (director) Premise: Refugees from a war-torn country start showing up to seek asylum in an American town. Only the country these people are from is America and the war they are fleeing is 250 years in the future. The local sheriff with a past, a federal agent and a mother in search of her missing refugee daughter drive this allegory with a surprising conspiracy at the center.
CBSPremieres: TBA Midseason
Stars: Alan Cumming, Bojana Novakovic, Naveen Andrews, Daniel Ings, Khandi Alexander Producers: Michael Rauch, Alan Cumming, Alex Kurtzman, Heather Kadin, James Patterson, Bill Robinson, Leopoldo Gout, Marc Webb Premise: A former CIA operative who has since built a “normal” life as a gifted professor and writer is pulled back into his old life when the NYPD needs his help to stop a serial killer on the loose.
NBCPremieres: TBA Midseason
Stars: Sarah Shahi, Dennis Haysbert, Sendhil Ramamurthy, Kathryn Morris, Jessica L Producers: Mickey Fisher, Brooklyn Weaver, Darryl Frank, Justin Falvey Premise: A grounded and dramatic thriller about a former detective specializing in human behavior who is brought in when the launch of an advanced virtual reality program has dangerous and unintended consequences.
Quinn is still missing. The Team scour missing persons files and David Rosen produces a binder full of Jane Doe cases. Charlie starts identifying Jane Does in the morgue while hoping its not Quinn under one of the sheets. Abby rekindles her romance with David Rosen.
Cyrus hints to Jake that the reporter Curtis Pryce is who Quinn may have contacted to out Olivia as Command of B613 and all of her other deeds, and hints he knows Jake suggested Finton was connected to the bomber who took out President Rahad’s plane. Jake arranges for Curtis to meet with a sticky end, and he’s murdered and disposed of.
Rowan summons Olivia to dinner and admits he has Quinn. They face off and he demands she returns his dinosaur bones and he’ll release Quinn. No deal. Olivia has her Mother in a secure location, and meets with her for advice. Momma Pope tells her to let Quinn die as it solves all of Olivia’s problems. Her secrets stay buried.
Olivia meets with Rowan as the countdown to his threat to kill Quinn is becoming a reality. We hear two gunshots but we don’t see her body.
Scandal returns January 18, 2018
9 Nov. 2017
Vampires and Bloodsuckers
Quinn goes missing on her wedding day; Mellie meets with the Bashrani ambassador in the wake of President Rashad’s assassination.
2 Nov. 2017
Adventures in Babysitting
Despite Rowan’s friendly recommendation that Fitz distance himself from Olivia’s current affairs, he still went to Mellie to blow the whistle on her Chief of Staff. Olivia went to bat; securing President Rashad as a guest on Curtis’ show to put a positive spin on the war. However, she didn’t count on Cyrus’s new love interest, Fenton, who wants to get into politics. He got to sit in on several of Cyrus’ meetings; leading him to advise Cyrus that going to war with Bashran wasn’t the best solution.
President Rashad tells Mellie that he intends to leave the United States now there’s not going to be a war, but Mellie changes her mind and instructs Olivia to proceed with B613 in Bashran, and tells her to revoke Fitz’s access to the White House from now on. President Rashad’s plane explodes before it leaves the runway.
26 Oct. 2017
While Liv is busy running the free world, the team at Quinn Perkins Associates works with an unexpected client to solve an important case a missing girl, who is reunited with her Mother after Fitz – having put plans to retire in Vermont on hold – brings the case to the attention of a talk show host. At the White House, Mellie prepares for the upcoming nuclear summit with President Rashad and Prime Minister Nazari.
Cyrus has a new love interest who wants to get in to politics. Rowan launches into his latest tirade against Liv and how she’s trying to run the Country via Mellie Grant as well as running B613 at night.
Anyone else bored of this so far this Season?
19 Oct. 2017 Day 101
Life after being President of the United States is not all its cracked up to be for Fitzgerald Grant the third. Let’s recap.
Marcus dropped in on Fitz inVermont ready to go to work on his Foundation but all he did was provoke Fitz into arguments and accusations.
Rowan poured salt on Fitz’s wounds by disclosing how Liv has now become Command at B513 and asking Fitz for help. I doubt very much that Rown is a broken man and believe whole heartedly that he’s got something up his sleeve.
The hour was difficult to watch. Not a great start to live post-Presidency, huh.
Unbearably miserable without Liv in his life, Fitz decided to drop in on his former lover, only to find her cavorting with the latest flame in a long line of flames. At least it wasn’t Jake. Again. But given that Scott Foley directed this episode, we have to credit him with its brilliance.
12 Oct. 2017
Pressing the Flesh
Mellie set her sights on convincing President Rashad of Bashran to sign a nuclear treaty at her first State dinner as POTUS; allowing Olivia, with an assist from Jake, to blackmail President Rashad into signing the agreement. but it failed, and the President announced that he’d be leaving the dinner early.
Meanwhile, Huck discovered that someone at the dinner was actually an assassin posing as a decorated member of the U.S. Army. someone furious with President Rashad for allegedly turning a blind eye to his people. Huck saved the day, again.
President Rashad flirting with Mellie was gross, though.
Olivia took Curtis back to her place for a little post-dinner hookup… only to find Fitz standing in her hallway.
5 Oct. 2017
Mellie’s main focus at the moment is passing an education bill in memory of Luna Vargas. Meanwhile over at Quinn Perkins and Associates the firm finally took on one of its first clients: the concerned daughter of a “religious studies professor” with whom she lost contact after he went overseas for a symposium. Her father was actually one of the CIA’s most valuable undercover assets which meant calling Jake as it had became everyone‘s problem.
Jake’s immediate solution was for Olivia to use B613’s assets to kill the guy before he had a chance to crack under torture, a decision Liv wasn’t exactly ready to co-sign. So he went behind her back, getting Mellie on board with Operation: Kill the Good Guy. Olivia’s counter-plan, ironically, was way darker; with Huck’s finger on the trigger, Liv threatened to kill the ambassador’s son if he didn’t return the operative to the United States.
Cyrus spent the first hour of Scandal‘s seventh season lusting for power but it seems he’s changed as he ultimately rebuffed a lucrative offer that would have essentially paved the way for a Beene presidency.
Mellie and Olivia had a spat which earned Mellie a reminder about how Olivia’s always right. Dinner with Papa Pope was illuminating as usual, with a new spin on how Liv is facing a reckoning. Where Liv would usually go running to a man to ease her frustrations, Fitz was in Vermont settling into his new life and Jake was off the menu, permanently, but this is drama, and we know Jake will be back in her bed before the Season’s final episode fades to black.
Annalise confronts Isaac about refusing to treat her. He’s close to admitting he has feelings for her when Connor calls her to tell her about the plan to take down Laurel’s Father.
Meanwhile, at Wes’s old apartment, the Keating Four plot and scheme about how they’re going to use Simon as a whistleblower to cover their mutual asses.
Bonnie cosied up to Annalise, about how she loves her, but Ana told her to get out. Nate provided a comfortable shoulder for Bon-bon to cry on.
Tiegan gives her speech at the Caplan & Gold party celebrating Antares going public. Michaela, Asher, Oliver and Laurel all gather on the upper floor ready to use Tiegan’s keycard to access the server room so Ollie can download the files proving Laurel’s Father is corrupt. Connor phones Annalise and tells her the plan.
Halfway through their plan it unravels when Simon overhears them talking, wrestles Laurel’s purse from her, and discovers her gun inside it. He waves it around, Michaela tries to get it back and it goes off. Simon has shot himself in the head. Oliver gives a shrill scream that makes your insides shrivel up and die. Simon had earlier confessed to Oliver that he was jealous of what he and Connor have.
Instead of calling the cops immediately, Asher plants the keycard on Simon’s body while Oliver attempts CPR until Asher calls the cops. When the cops arrive, Asher is arrested – but we’re not let into what was discussed with the cop, but Michaela is horrified. Simon’s on the operating theatre table fighting for his life. Meanwhile, Frank is at Simon’s apartment combing through his laptop’s files.
Laurel, in labour and bleeding heavily, went to Annalise’s Hotel in order to stay away from the crime scene so her Father wouldn’t suspect she was behind it. The Hotel’s dilapidated elevator traps her inside and she bleeds out while in labor but luckily Annalise heard her screams and gives the baby CPR.
How to Get Away with Murder will return Thursday, Jan. 18 beginning at 8/7c on ABC.
9 Nov. 2017
Nobody Roots For Goliath
When Annalise’s resolve to certify her class action lawsuit is tested, a surprising ally comes to her aid. Meanwhile, Laurel and Michaela hit a roadblock after someone discovers their plans to take down Laurel’s father.
Stay Strong, Mama
2 Nov. 2017
This week’s episode had some big revelations around Isaac’s past; Michaela and Asher split; sending him back into Bonnie’s arms; Frank passed the LSAT and is determined to be there for Laurel, whether he’s the Father of her child or not; but let’s recap ! ! !
The episode started with Ana’s therapist, Isaac, consulting with his partner at the firm Jacqueline about Isaac’s latest session with Bonnie, having outed her as an impostor. Jacqueline then asks for an update on Annalise’s therapy. Isaac discloses Ana lost a child. Jacqueline is adamant that Isaac advise Ana to consult with a new therapist, as her issues – substance abuse, and the loss of a child – mirror Isaac’s own situation. It’s later revealed that Isaac had a daughter, and was married to Jacqueline, and she later visits Ana at her hotel to talk – will she tell her she should find a new therapist because she’s triggering Isaac back into drugs and drink?
DOES THAT MAKE ME A MONSTER ?
– Annalise Keating
Meanwhile, Laurel’s Father comes to Caplan and Gold unannounced; leaving Oliver and Michaela rattled enough to call Laurel. Will their plan to uncover what the Antares project is about fail to bear fruit now that Senor Castillo is in town?
Fear not, little lambs, Daddy dearest is in town to get Laurel to sign a document which will set her free financially. Hiding her pregnancy bump was hard, but he doesn’t seem to realise she’s pregnant, and is around eight months along !
Anyway, Laurel says she can’t sign the papers, and have any of his back door deals blow up in her face now she’s this deep into her internship. He gives her the papers anyway and then Michaela and Oliver come over to her apartment to strategise. Laurel tells them the whole mystery of Antares – it’s about to go Public, so if Laurel signs now she gets shares before it goes Public and sets herself up to get rich.
All this scheming at Laurel’s apartment has Asher twitching, and he drops in on Laurel and gives her a teddy bear – its a nanny cam – after Michaela lies about being Laurel’s birthing partner. The next time they talk strategy at the apartment Asher is watching. He records everything. He confronts Michaela and when she tells the truth – Laurel’s Father is behind Wes’s murder – he’s furious that he hid something so serious from him, and walks out, and straight into Bonnie’s house; where Bon-Bon is in tears because she messed everything up.
District Attorney Denver is in for slice of the Antareshoneypot after he struck a deal with Senor Castillio for shares before the Public offering in exchange for backing off the Keating Five when he was trying to prosecute Annalise for the murders.
Frank turns up at Laurel’s apartment – he passed the LSATs – and tells her he loves her and he’s going to provide for her and the baby no matter what, but he leaves her with a passionate kiss before she can tell him Wes is the Father, and she’s having a boy.
will she tell her she should find a new therapist because she’s triggering Isaac back into drugs and drink?
Oliver flirts with the I.T. guy at Caplan and Gold to uncover secrets – a new server room is off grid, and only 4 key cards can access the computers in there – of course Tiegan is one of the senior partners granted access. Can’t wait to see how long it takes for Michaela to steal the card. After Tiegan softens towards Michaela – with a bottle of gin in tow, it emerges Tiegan gave up a relationship in exchange for her role at Caplan and Gold, and she intends to cash out and start her own firm, taking Michaela with her once Antares is public.
THE FLASH FORWARD
One week into the future: Isaac makes the call to Annalise, says ‘where are you, she’s awake’, but Annalise is collapsed in the shower, water running, and blood pouring – but from her injuries or from her stained clothing?
Laurel’s in the hospital screaming at Frank where’s the baby.
Michaela’s covered in blood, collapsed in Isaac’s arms, asking ‘is he dead?’
Bonnie’s at the crime scene with Oliver wrapped in a blanket with blood spatter on the glass walls of Caplan and Gold’s offices.
Asher’s in jail, sobbing his heart out.
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S4.E5 I Love Her
Oh, baby, this week we got Bonnie’s backstory. It had been revealed in previous Seasons that Bonnie had been raped by several of her Father’s friends, but the full horror of her ordeal was duked out in a Courtroom, with this week’s episode giving us a flashback to 2002.
Back then, Annalise was an Attorney itching to make Partner, and came under pressure to nail Bonnie for lying about being raped. It turns out Ana was promised full Partnership in exchange for destroying Bonnie on the stand, which she did, but Ana quit her Firm after the not guilty verdict came down.
We see Ana catch up with Bonnie afterwards and offer to put her through Law School, and this is how she was introduced to Sam, who later came on to Bonnie in that infamous ‘he’s not a good man’ episode.
This week’s episode flashed back and forth, but in a nutshell, Bonnie has never forgiven Ana for losing the rape case. They argue in the rain, and Bonnie says Ana tried to make her like she was; broken and abused and discarded like trash.
After, Bonnie, pretending to be Isaac’s new patient, ‘Julie’ breaks down after her run-in with Ana, and Isaac makes her say ‘I love her’ over and over, and to admit that she misses everything Ana represented for her: family, and a safe haven. Bonnie blows her cover when Isaac notices the similarities between her tragic story and Annalise’s and confronts her that she isn’t who she claims to be, and she is talking about loving Annalise. He tells her, worriedly, that she needs more than his help.
Laurel and Frank are getting cosy when Bonnie sends a text message asking Laurel to come to the office. Frank tells Laurel he can’t sleep with her anymore and asks if the baby is his, and Laurel gets mad and throws him out.
Nate runs into Ana and warns her Bonnie is on to her, gathering defendants for the suit; but it was too late.
Connor turns up at Ana’s hotel and she persuades him to help her class action case after Bonnie offers the prison guard a larger bribe to gain access to the prisoners, who almost all leave Ana’s case on the table, fearing their parole being jeopardised if they participate in the suit.
Meanwhile, Michaela enlists Oliver to hack Tigen’s computer and they find out Trent Stockten (one of District Attorney Denver’s financial backers) was served a cease and desist notice by Caplan and Gold a week before he ‘died’ and just as they are about to download it, the computer asks for verification of user credentials and they have to abort.
Asher grows suspicious when Michaela is spending all of her time at Caplan and Gold with her new buddies, until he follows her one night, calls her and she lies about being at the office, all the while Asher can see her up at Wes’s old apartment colluding with Oliver and Laurel.
THE FLASH FORWARD
Bonnie asks the police on guard at Caplan and Gold, the blood-stained crime scene where the suspect is, and she’s told ‘in jail.’
We pan around to see ASHER in a jail cell, sobbing relentlessly.
Who did he kill, or did he?
S4.E4 Was She Ever Good At Her Job
The focus shifted this week, but not without giving us more of that juicy flash forward. The title of the episode refers to President Hargrove of Middleton University.
Cash starved and desperate, this week Annalise came up with the brilliant idea of representing President Hargrove in her bitter divorce battle with her ex-husband; who we soon learn is playing dirty by hiding his assets previously, and holding secret meetings with their money manager, Su after claiming emotional distress and filing for divorce.
Ana has the idea to disclose the transcripts from the ex-husband’s therapist when he claims to be suffering emotional distress because President Hargrove is an alcoholic, and he’s using this to claim six million dollars for his divorce settlement.
Some clever work by her Team score Hargrove her divorce and joint custody of the children for a measly one million dollars, and scores Ana a much needed cash injection for her Class Action suit, which she manages to accidentally (?) tip off Nate about. He warns her about going after the system, but she asks whether the system would have jailed Sam for Wes’s murder given he was a white middle class man.
While Bonnie is firmly ensconced at the District Attorney’s Office we find out that DA Denver has plans to run for higher Office; which further enrages Laurel when she sees a website for his campaign. When Denver sees Laurel is Bonnie’s intern he demands that she’s fired, but Bonnie discloses Laurel’s pregnancy as a risk of law suit for unfair dismissal and he walks off infuriated.
Meanwhile, over at Caplan and Gold, Michaela is boiling with rage when Ana is brought on board president Hargrove’s divorce case, but we learn more about her mentor, who has taken a shine to Annalise; and after her assistance helps to win Hargrove’s divorce case, Ana is offered the chance to join Caplan and Gold after her therapist Isaac writes a first month report that she’s keeping sober and attending her therapy session. We also learn that Isaac sees Annalise as a trigger for him; whether that means he wants to do drugs again because of working with her or something
else, we shall soon see.
Annalise comes up against Michaela too many times and finally throws her some shade – Michaela is once again looking for a Mommie figure to make up for the one she never had. Ouch !
Frank turned up at Ana’s apartment and offered her the suitcase of money he got in exchange for the hit and run that cause Ana to lose her baby. Ana declines and says he always hurts her, and he walks away. Meanwhile she gets to work on building the Class Action suit against the Public Defender’s Office unaware Nate is now on to her plan. When they ‘bump’ into each other at the DA’s Office he makes it clear no good can come from this, but Ana just gives him the side eye.
Laurel discovers a supposedly dead CEO at her Father’s firm is very much alive and is an active financial contributor to Denver’s campaign for Office. Michaela is on the case, and tries to get the IT guy to give her access to all of the files but he refuses. She approaches Oliver to hack the files, which can only lead us to conclude in the flash forward that what he found in those files lead to the blood bath at Caplan and Gold.
THE FLASH FORWARD
At Caplan and Gold there’s a blood stained office where we see Oliver sat surrounded by cops and crime scene techs combing the place for evidence. Bonnie walks in to look for the ‘witness’ and she is directed towards Oliver and there’s a genuine look of surprise on her face when she sees its him. What went down?
After Michaela asked Isaac ‘is he dead?’ and collapsed in his arms, Isaac declined a call from a ‘Julie’ who we are shown is actually his new patient Julie – Bonnie posing as this Julie for some reason.
So far we have Frank, Laurel, Isaac and Michaela at the hospital scene, and at Ana’s blood stained apartment there’s no Annalise; and at Caplan and Gold we have Bonnie and Oliver.
Where the hell is Annalise Keating?
It’s for the Greater Good
Annalise takes on a case for the greater good. Meanwhile, Laurel asks Michaela to help get information on Wes’ death; Connor makes a major decision. In a flash-forward, a surprising confrontation during the night of the crime is revealed – Michaela was there the night Laurel’s baby was born. She’s seen covered in blood staring through the window at the hospital nursery. Isaac comforts her when she asks whether the baby is dead, and says everyone around us always dies.
I’m Not Her
Annalise starts working on newest case she’s taken on since her victorious return to the Court room, and she’s all set to defend her onetime cellmate Jasmine; who is still behind bars for solicitation and illegal possession of a firearm. After realizing that Jasmine had been trafficked when she was just a minor, Annalise begs the judge to vacate all current charges (and previous convictions) against her client. The judge seal all of Jasmine’s previous convictions to enable her to access housing and support.
Annalise sits down for more sessions with her therapist Isaac, but she’s hesitant to reveal all of the trauma she’s gone through in the last few years. Isaac tries getting through to Annalise by revealing some of his own struggles: he was once addicted to heroin. Annalise reveals, after she and her previous therapist began exchanging intimate stories about their lives, and then he became her husband.
Bonnie is now working for the District Attorney’s office; infiltrating the DA’s office on Annalise’s behalf just to get information.
THE FLASH FORWARD
While Laurel panics about the whereabouts of her child, Isaac, who is also at the hospital for some reason, leaves a voicemail for Annalise.
“Where the hell are you?” he asks. “She’s awake. Answer the damn phone.”
Bonnie, who is still working at the DA’s office three months from now, enters the hotel where Annalise is living and joins a whole slew of cops and detectives who are investigating her hotel room. With tears in her eyes, Bonnie makes her way to the hotel elevator, only to find bloody handprints on the walls, which trail down to a pool of blood on the floor.
Meanwhile, the Middleton Law Fair is on, and none of the Keating Four can land internships, but then Michaela is hired by Caplan & Gold; the same firm that represents Laurel’s father.
Laurel tells Michaela that her Father killed Wes, and Michaela is going to help Laurel take him down.
28 Sep. 2017
I’m Going Away
The Season opener delivered blows left and right, with a flashback and a flash forward book ending the episode. Let’s dive in!
Ana went to Memphis to check on her Momma’s dementia status, taking time to visit prospective nursing facilities in the hope that the insurance money from her house destruction comes through. However, Hannah (Sam’s sister) put a kink in Ana’s plan by suing Ana for the house.
The past caught up with Ana and she sought comfort in drink but changed her mind and went hunting some tail, courtesy of a man she met on the flight over. Sadly, his phone rang and it raised Ana’s barriers up and she high-tailed it out of there. Safely home, she had to grapple with her past abuse and verbally battled with her Father for not looking after Momma the right way, but he apologised for what his Brother did to Ana when she was a child.
Frank surprised Bonnie with office space and hinted at her, Ana and himself opening up a practice, but churchmouse said they couldn’t afford it, and Frank said he’d pay with the suitcase money.
Connor still hadn’t accepted Oliver’s proposal yet. Asher and Michaela were shopping for a bed, and Laurel met with her Father and told her she was having a baby. Her Father asked whether it was Frank’s or not. Laurel said it doesn’t matter because she’d had a termination.
Flashback to a week earlier, and everyone seemed to be getting on with their lives like nothing traumatic had happened. Ana’s Mom accepted she needed to go into the nursing home as she’ll only decline more over time. Ana confessed to sister that she had an alcohol problem, then flew back for her disbarment Hearing as she breached the conditions of her probation by being under the influence of alcohol, and pleaded with the panel not to disbar her.
In the present time frame, Ana sent a group text inviting everyone to a dinner at a fancy restaurant. Each of the Keating Four tried to guess the reason for the dinner. Each was wrong. Laurel announced she was keeping the baby, and Asher teased her about baby names.
Ana wrote each of them a recommendation letter to help them in their future endeavours, and then dismissed them from her practice. Michaela was the most upset, surprisingly. When the Four left the table, Bonnie said they’d eventually realise it was best this happened, and then Ana gave her a letter of recommendation, dismissing her too. Churchmouse went to the District Attorney, but made sure that Nate saw her waiting outside his office.
Ana wasn’t disbarred but agreed to attend therapy as part of her revised probation status, and we meet Jimmy Smits as her therapist. Her new home looked bleak but its only for a month.
THE FLASH FORWARD
Laurel in a hospital bed with therapist Isaac at her side after she was found with drugs in her system. Frank rushed to her bedside and then Laurel patted her belly and asked what happened to the baby and wails in a hysterical manner, only to be sedated…. my thoughts are her Father dug deeper and realised Laurel was still pregnant and it was Wes’s’ baby, and arranged for it to be taken somehow. Let’s see how it plays out.
Tom goes missing and Liz desperately retraces his steps to find him; Red’s hunt for the suitcase of bones leads to lives being changed forever.
Dem bones, dem bones, dem dry bones got Tom murdered when he uncovered who they belong to and why Red wants them back at any cost.
Ian Garvey tracks the suitcase to Tom, and murders him in a shoot out where Red and Dembe arrive just in time to scoop up Tom’s remains and take Liz to the hospital, where she spends ten months in a coma unaware she’s now a widow.
When she comes round, Red has to break it gently, that Tom is no more. When The Blacklist returns, expect Liz to exact revenge in a most horrific way.
The Blacklist will return in January 2018.
The Kilgannon Corporation (No. 48)
Red and the Task Force place Dembe undercover to infiltrate an international human smuggling organization, but when communication is lost, they must intervene. Meanwhile, Tom’s investigation into the suitcase lands him in grave danger.
The Travel Agency (No. 90)
1 November 2017
While Cooper enlists Red on a case of personal importance, Ressler leads the Task Force to stop the resurgence of once-dormant murder-for-hire. Tom continues to investigate the suitcase despite a warning.
25 Oct. 2017
A volcano pours ash on a town. Surkov takes credit for it, a chemical leak, but it turns out he’s been dead for fifteen months – pancreatic cancer.
Liz learns that her friend, Nick, who was helping identify the suitcase of bones, is dead. She tells Tom, and suspects Red is behind it. When Liz tells Red, she demands he give her a name of the suspect.
MI6 meets with Ressler and the chemical leak at the plant has been contained. Surkov was a person of interest for the alphabet agencies. MI6 suspect a foreman at a Construction company based in Belgrade, and reassures Ressler that Surkov is very much alive.
MI6 had Gafarin under surveillance. He eats lunch every day at a particular cafe. Liz finds out the code name. and the taskforce plan to ensnare him but Aram is nervous when Nobabi is the bait to draw out Gafari. She tells him MI6 are watching him. He runs, and then a white van picks them both up and drives off with them. Ressler and Liz give chase, and in a standoff, it’s revealed the CIA are handling Gafari.
Tom hunts down someone new who can help identify the bones. He poses as a clinical trial participant in order to access the lab equipment. He’s warned that the side effects can include brain damage, and he agrees to go ahead.
18 Oct. 2017
Liz and the Task Force hunt for an elusive criminal who has a rare blood type and her son is in need of a heart translpant. Red convinces her to commit suicide so her son can have her heart, and she does, in order to escape the authorities. While Red and Liz watch the surgery, word of the events reaches Harold, who later tells Liz he’s watching her closely and protectively because he doesn’t like the influence Red has on her; even if he is her Father.
Meanwhile, a surprise encounter leads Red toward a new business opportunity, when a shifty looking postal employee reveals he has a scam robbing empty homes while their owners are on vacation.
Tom investigates the bones in the suitcase. Just when Tom manages to copy Liz’s credentials in order for the DNA test to be ordered on the bones, Pete is murdered. As Nick, the surgeon helping Pete uncover the identity of the bones, arrives at Pete’s looking for an update he is also murdered, and we catch a glimpse of the suitcase – and bones – being taken away.
It looks like they were getting too close to discovering the truth about who is in the suitcase and why Mr Kaplan held onto the remains for so long.
11 Oct. 2017
Miss Rebecca Thrall (No. 76)
The team investigates a number of suspicious police shootings. Ressler is distracted by his outside issues. Red needs Tom’s help to re-establish his criminal empire.
4 Oct. 2017
Greyson Blaise (No. 37)
The team pursues a billionaire high end art thief. Tom seeks to identify the remains in the suitcase.
27 Sep. 2017
With his criminal empire in ruins, Red enlists Liz in a plan to earn cash and deliver a new Blacklister to the Task Force.
Red decides he needs a job in order to rebuild his empire so he becomes a Bounty Hunter, with Liz in tow because Red doesn’t have a car. He literally lost everything thanks to Mr Kaplan’s antics at the end of last Season.
Throughout the episode, Dembe was tasked to search for the suitcase which contains a skeleton. Red fears Mr Kaplan had plans for it to be delivered to Liz and that would spell disaster for Liz.
Cooper confirms the DNA test proved positive, and Red is in fact Liz’s Father, so Cooper announces it to the Team, and also tells them the new Director has ordered a review of the arrangement the FBI have with Reddington, and the blacklisters. Cooper is chomping at the bit wanting a new case but Red is more focussed on rebuilding his empire. After a long drawn out hour we learn the bounty Red chose was so he could hire Smokey and Hawkins to launder money for him as part of his rebuild.
Agent Nababi and Aram are dating now so Aram in his classically awkward style tells Cooper, and asks if there’s an issue. Cooper says no.
Ressler is in hot water, again. After his tussle with Laurel (National Security Director) last Season where he pushed her and she hit her head and died, her dead body is now found in her home. An investigation is opened, and Ressler goes to the scene and pretends its fresh news. Only, the Fixer he hired digs deeply into the identity of his client and discovers Ressler’s true identity, leading him to blackmail Ressler with going public if he doesn’t co-operate.
In a flash forward scene it is revealed that Tom Keen is shot dead by Red. We may have to wait all Season to discover why, and whether Tom stays dead. He was going to tell Liz that “Mr. Kaplan had a big secret, she sent me to this bus locker and I found a suitcase full of bones.” The big secret that Mr. Kaplan wanted Tom to share with Liz. Stay tuned.
The big reveal at the end of the episode was chilling. Now that’s what I call a real flash forward.