As we inch our way towards The Blacklist season 6 episode 3, there are many things to ponder. Perhaps principal of these is simply this: How much could Raymond Reddington know already about his imprisonment?
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We already know that James Spader’s character is going to be behind bars for at least a little while, just as we also know that Liz is the party responsible for putting him there. She is doing everything within her power in order to ensure that she has some control over the situation and we don’t fault her for it. She recognizes just how dramatically her life has changed since this imposter first came into her life. She wants to know who this person is, but then also why it is so important for him to try and be someone else.
Here’s one other thing to think about: Had Reddington laid his cards on the table about his true self from the get-go, would he and the Task Force have had the same relationship? We think the mystery surrounding the man has created an ambiguous relationship, one in which the curiosity may be useful in allowing this relationship to be cultivated perhaps a little bit further than it would have been otherwise.
Now, what Liz needs to worry about — and what we think the promo below makes clear — is that the Reddington could figure out the truth and sooner rather than later. He may already be assuming that she’s the reason for his imprisonment. Even if he isn’t, there’s another question to think about: How quickly will he may be able to figure it out? You are leaving one of the most powerful and intelligent criminals of all times in a situation where he has little to do other than think through possibilities. He’s certainly going to think about the possibility that Liz is the traitor, and he may able to think through scenarios in which she would betray him. He knows that there was the mystery around the duffel bag, that she has shown distrust in him, and the likely traitor is someone extremely close to him. There are only a select few who probably would’ve been smart enough to pull off this gambit in the precise way in which it happened.
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