There’s no doubt that Red (James Spader) is in particularly hot water in the first of two new sneak peek clips from tonight’s episode of The Blacklist.
Although the show dangled the notion of a “suppression hearing” before the credits rolled last week, making us all imagine we were about to be treated to a second week of Boston Legal feels, Friday’s “The Pawnbrokers” sees Red absolutely, definitively, behind bars in federal prison.
So we’re presuming that particular avenue didn’t go so well then.
Jailed, and cut off from his considerable assets, not to mention good friend and bodyguard Dembe (Hisham Tawfiq), who may or may not be working with biohacking genius Spalding Stark on a cure for an illness Red may or may not have (or is this another Blacklist red herring, with the illness belonging to someone else, and the cure some manner of get out of jail free card?), Red has only his silver tongue to fall back on when an old enemy wants to see him ‘taken care of’ behind bars.
However, Red (who is already sporting signs of a previous beating in the clip below) quickly comes to understand that it may take more than an apology to unruffle this jailbird’s feathers. Particularly as in this case, the details involve “a terrible mistake” with the other man’s mother!
We’re really hoping Red has something else up his sleeve.
Meanwhile, the episode will see Samar (Mozhan Marnò) going undercover to stop a black market organization that fronts cash to criminals, while Liz (Megan Boone) and Jennifer (guest star Fiona Dourif) continue their investigation into Red’s past.
Catch both clips below.
“The Pawnbrokers” airs Friday, January 18 (09:00PM – 10:00PM) on NBC.
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