Last episode we dug deeper into the lies of Tom Keen. But before we get to that, the plot this week revolves around Milton Bobbit (Damian Young) otherwise known as “The Undertaker.” Bobbit preys on mentally unstable and terminally ill victims, encouraging them to commit murder suicides with promises of taking care of their families when they’re gone. Young is a well-seasoned actor who has also played rolls in Damages, Law and Order, and Californication. Just as in his former roles, he does a great job of making the character believable. Additionally, the graphics for Milton Bobbits face were fantastic. The character in this episode has a prosthetic nose. Had I not seen Young in other projects he would have had me convinced he had a facial deformity. Albeit, creepy as hell, but incredibly believable. Per usual the ongoing saga with Elizabeth and Tom Keen continues. Tom seems to be nervous about Elizabeth and so he asks her marry him again. I feel like Elizabeth’s speech during the ceremony was out of character. She’s a trained FBI agent who has had to go undercover before. That takes a certain amount of precision and skill. I recognize regarding Tom that this is her personal life and she hasn’t had the preparation time, but her speech, which looked extremely deliberate, basically gives away that she knows something. Her change in behaviour and facial expressions towards Tom are fairly obvious to the viewer, which begs the question, how could Tom not recognize the change? What have we learned about Tom in this episode? He doesn’t have a brother named Craig (also known as Christopher Malley), and works for something or someone, named or in “Berlin.” I’ll be honest; as much as I enjoyed this episode my favorite part had little to do with the plot. Reddington has a way of getting a point across while acting as though he isn’t even paying attention to a conversation. While babysitting Craig, Tom’s supposed brother, he says “God I miss Bob Ross. That television painter with the squirrel on his shoulder and the happy little trees. A few strokes with a pallet knife and an entire mountain range would emerge in the clouds. Absolutely mesmerizing.” Not only am I a fan of Bob Ross (Who isn’t really?) but Reddington simultaneously has Dembe wheel Craig’s mother past him in the museum just to make the point that he can hurt the people he cares about if Craig chooses not to cooperate. It’s probably one of the best scenes in this episode. The only thing I found disappointing about this episode is that viewers haven’t had enough access to the background of Meera Malik. A few episodes back we learned that she has a daughter, but lately we have yet to see or hear anything about her. I’m hoping in the upcoming episodes, as Tom and Elizabeth’s relationships unravels, Malik plays a larger role. As for you guys, hope you enjoyed the long weekend and see you soon! The Blacklist 1.18 "Milton Bobbit" 3.5Overall ScoreShare this:TweetShare on TumblrLike this:Like Loading... Related Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment.