Can we skip ahead to February 1? Because based on the previews, Elizabeth Keen is about to get busted!
We all need to grab a tiny bottle of champagne and celebrate!
But while we're waiting, let's talk about The Blacklist Season 6 Episode 4, and Red's awesome ability to pick out the perfect friends -- even in prison.
Red could have sat with anyone in that lunchroom but chose Vontae, the least likely person you'd think the concierge of crime would choose to befriend.
But there was something about Vontae he liked, and it was probably because he reminded Red of a young Dembe.
We don't know anything about Vontae or why he's in prison, but I hope when Red gets out he takes Vontae with him. I already love the kid and think he'd be a great addition to Red's team.
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Vontae barely knew Red but was instantly loyal, one of the core requirements of being in Red's good graces. And since Vontae doesn't seem to have anyone on the outside who believes in him, it makes Vontae a prime candidate for Red University.
Yes, I'm at that point, people. Red can do no wrong in my eyes, and I trust every choice he makes.
It's a credit to the Blacklist writers for creating an incredibly compelling and complex character and to James Spader who has made it an art to bring this character to life over the past five seasons.
Red didn't go into prison with a plan, but as opportunities presented themselves, plans began to form in his mind.
The man is brilliant, and as annoyed as I was that he let Baldenaro beat the crap out of him, I have to believe that it was part of his plan all along.
I would imagine that Red is fully capable of putting up a decent fight, but there is the possibility that he doesn't have those skills or they're greatly diminished because he doesn't need to engage in that type of behavior anymore.
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It's also possible that he wanted to show that he wasn't a barbaric, cliched type of prisoner. Red is a gentleman, and he's going to be a gentleman whether he's in prison or not.
Red also garnered himself a lot of respect in the way he took control in such a short amount of time. He declared straight out that he was a lion, and he quickly proved he was, indeed, the king of the jungle.
I'm still blown away that his idea to use the rat to get a message to Dembe even worked. What are the chances someone would have actually called a number they found on a piece of paper tied to a rat?
Was it an odd find? Absolutely, but I don't think I would have called no matter how curious I was.
Red is a lucky man, but it's more of the Harvey Dent kind. He makes his own luck.
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