The Blacklist Reference - Online Links; Monologues, Dialogue

Important Stories, Dialogues, Monologues  

Including The Christmas Eve Story (Madeline Pratt), Parable of the Farmer (The Stewmaker), Red's last conversation with Sam (General Ludd); One More Time (Anslo Garrick 1). Frequently updated as needed.

NBC's Official The Blacklist  Website
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Music from every episode, by name and scene
Season 1:
Season 2:

Season 3:

Screencaps from all episodes
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Season 2:    
Season 3:

Springfield! Springfield!  seasons 1, 2

Transcripts of each episode, all seasons
Springfield! Springfield!

Forever Dreaming

Early script (non production) for The Blacklist pilot

Seriable - Website outlining unanswered questions

Social Media 

Facebook: NBC The Blacklist  page

The Blacklist
Jon Bokenkamp
Megan Boone
Amir Arison   
Harry Lennix

Interview Links

James Spader on The Blacklist:  I Don't Know What Our Competition Is'
Time Magazine, Januray 27, 2015

James Spader: The Strangest Man on TV
Rolling Stone interview with James Spader,    April 2014

Spader Respects 'Element of Surprise' of 'Blacklist'
USA Today interview with James Spader,  July 2014 

James Spader Answers Questions at Comic Con 2014


Harry said...

Here's the hideous fish story, for possible inclusion in the "Red's monologues" subtopic:

Red (to Liz): "It may be hard for you to imagine, but I once had a relatively normal life-- bills to pay, playdates, family, some friends, people to care about.
Lost all that."

Liz: "Lost how?"

Red: "In Mexico, there are these fish that have colonized the freshwater caves along Sierra del Abra.
They were lost.
They found themselves living in complete darkness.
But they didn't die. Instead, they thrived. They adapted. They lost their pigmentation, their sight, eventually even their eyes. With survival, they became hideous.
I've rarely thought about what I once was.
But I wonder if a ray of light were to make it into the cave, would I be able to see it? Or feel it? Would I gravitate to its warmth? And if I did, would I become less hideous?" .....

Tabasko said...

Isolated dialogue from Luther Braxton, Conclusion. Just the parts between and man and the woman, All other dialogue between Liz and little Liz and Liz and Dr. Orchard, etc, is cut out.

Man to Masha in closet: Okay, stay here sweetheart. No matter what happens, you need to stay here and not come out until I come get you. Understand?

Woman: Where is she?
Man: You shouldn’t be here. You can’t… (garbled)
Woman: I’m not leaving without Masha.
Man: Her name is Elizabeth.
Woman (calling): Masha!
Man: She’s not going back with you.
Woman: You can’t take her… (garbled)
Woman: (garbled) …feel is for him.
Man: You wouldn’t let me see her.
Woman (calling): Masha!
Man: Get out. Now!
Woman: Get your hands off me!
Woman: Did you think you could get away with it?
Woman: I wouldn’t find you?
Woman: I wouldn’t find you?
Lizzie (yells what the woman says to the man): Where is she?
Man: Okay. You’re not here for her.
Woman: Listen, you’re in trouble.
Man: Because of you.
Woman: Yes.
Man: You told them.
Woman: Yes, I did. I told them.
Man (to Masha in drawn-out voice): “Stay here. Don’t go anywhere.”
Woman: “It was my job.”
Man: “It was your job? To spy on me?”
Woman: “Yes, yes. No, I didn’t want to. I-I tried to protect you.”
Man: “Is that what you call it?”
Woman: “Did they threaten Masha?”
Man: “That’s what I just…” (garbled)
Woman: “…because I love you.”
Woman: “They’ll kill you if you don’t give it back.”
Man: “They’ll kill me if I do!”
Man: “She’s not here.”
Woman: “Did you really think I’d let this happen? That I wouldn’t come for her?”

Man: “Hey!”
Woman: “That I wouldn’t find you?”
Man: “Get away from there! It’s not here.”
Man: (garbled) “…is the only thing keeping me alive. Who the hell are they?”
Woman (giving orders to unknown people): “Split up. Start with the basement; the attic…”
Woman (giving orders to unknown people): “Take it apart comb every…” (garbled).
Man (to woman or someone else in the room): “It’s not here!” (garbled)
Liz (hyperventilating mimics someone’s voice : “Let me go! Get away from me!”
Man: (garbled) “…not here.”
Man: “You’re not taking her!”
Woman: “Are you crazy?”
Woman: “Stop!”
Man: “…double…” (garbled, sounded like agent!)
Woman (most likely to Masha): “Get away! Right now!”
(As Masha screams) Woman: (garbled) “…let go ah!” (Gasps as sound of gunshot is heard)

Tabasko said...

Q & A with Red Reddington

Does he lie to Liz? These are some scenes I noticed going through rewatching the episodes earlier this year and in the early summer. Don’t worry, I listed them to myself over a period of many months, not all at once!

Just interesting and maybe a way for us to tell a thing or two about what Red says. He sometimes answers Liz a straight yes, sometimes a yeah, sometimes a pause, sometimes not. Any often just doesn’t answer at all and changes the subject. It’s something that’s been noticed and Honey West has made some good points about it recently. Red also gives many non-answers.

I copied the dialogue off of Springfield when I noticed it.

Liz: Why is my husband dying in a hospital right now?!
Red: The truth is, despite your feelings, your husband doesn't matter. Zamani did you a favor, Lizzy.
Liz: Who is the Ukrainian?
Red: I'm not gonna tell you.
Liz: You gave him a chemical weapon.
Red: He took it.

Liz: What do you know about the passports?
Red: What passports?
Liz: You know what I'm talking about. As far as I'm concerned, you put them there.
Red: Put what, Lizzy?
Red: The box. The money and the gun. The passports.
Red: Who else have you told?
Liz: What? Nobody.

Liz: Why am I so important to you? Did you know my parents? I asked you a question.
Are you gonna keep trying to impress me with your knowledge of French wine, or are you gonna answer my question?
Red: What if I were to tell you that all the things you've come to believe about yourself are a lie.

Liz: Why me?
Red: Because of your father.
Liz: What does that mean? Did you know my father? Have the two of you met somehow?
Red: I wish the answer were as simple as the question seems. But the truth is, the question isn't simple, either.

Liz: How did you get in here?
Red: That's a pretty blouse.

Liz: Does she know Tom?
Red: ……because she's Tom's lover.
Liz: You put Tom's picture in Zanetakos' apartment.
Red: No.

Liz: Are you my father?
Red: (decent sized pause…..) No.

Liz: She was gone. Where is she?
Red: Let's talk about the effigy.

Liz: Turns out Jolene Parker doesn't exist. It's an alias. I want to know who she is, and I want to know why the hell she's inserted herself into our lives.
Red: I can't answer that.
Liz: You can't or you won't?
Red: Well, that's a matter of interpretation.

Liz: Just once, I'd like to hear the whole truth from you. I wish I knew the whole truth.
Red: I have never lied to you. (from the episode “Ivan”)

Liz: How are we connected?
Red: That is just a distraction.

Liz: You once said the reason you were here was because of my father.
Red: What's this about, Lizzy?
Liz: Did the two of you know each other? Don't tell me you were friends.
You don't have friends.
Red: I knew your father, and he knew me.
Liz: How did you know each other? Why were you there? I went to see Sam before he died.
Red: I said goodbye.
Liz: Did you kill my father? Did you kill him?
Red: Yes.
Liz: There was something he wanted to tell me before he died, and you didn't want me to know.
Red: It's not quite that simple.

Liz: What truth? The only memory I have of my real father is from the night of the fire. I remember him pulling me out of the flames saving me.
Red: Yes.

Liz: Tom told me something right before he died.
Red: What was that?
Liz: “Your father's alive.”
Red: Lizzy, look at me. I'm telling you, with no uncertainty, your father is dead. He died in that fire.

Liz: Where's Naomi Hyland?
Red: You know, it's hard to say. I've never been great at reading that woman's emotions.
Liz: You're hiding her from me.
Red: What do you know about Paul Wyatt?

Liz: You were there, weren't you?
Red: Yes.
Liz: There were people with the woman, looking for it. The Fulcrum. You were one of them.
Red: It's not that simple.

Tabasko said...

Red: Your parents, uh, father and….they were both in foreign intelligence.
Liz: You said she died of weakness and shame.
Red: Yeah.

Liz: Dr. Orchard told me someone blocked my memory of that night. Was it you?
Red: Yes.
Liz: Why?
Red: I'm not going to tell you.

Liz: You have a picture of my mother in your weird, little apartment.
Why? Were you in love with her? Is that why my father died? You killed him because you were in love with my mother? Tell me what happened. Please.
Red: I'm not gonna tell you what happened, Lizzy.

Liz: And I know why my father died that night. I shot him.
That's why you blocked my memory-- not to protect yourself. To protect me.
Red: (Bit of a sad looking pause…)Yeah.

Tatiana said...

Here is something I put together last summer. I was trying to see if there were similarities or details about each Blacklister that is significant to the storyline. It's only the first season though. Sometime when I have time (lol) I'd like to put the second and third season together as well. :-)

Enjoy and I'd love to hear any feedback any of you might have!

1. Revenge for Family death caused by greed; Bomb chemist; Ranko Zamani

2. The Freelancer - Floriana; Sex trade/Sex slavery

3, Wujing = Chinese assassin taking out CIA

4. Stewmaker - making people disappear; drug lord kills hundreds of people

5. The Courier - man who cannot feel pain; captures brilliant NSA agent who is saved - Red calls in a favor

6. Gina Zanetakos -corporate terrorist ; nuclear car bomb; Hanar group

7. Frederick Barnes; pharmaceuticals? chemical/biological warfare?

8. General Ludd; anticapitalist militant terrorists; disguise/ plastic surgery

9. Anslo Garrick; pt 1 brute force; blood transfusion; communications blockers/technology

10. Anslo Garrick; pt 2 Mr. Kaplan; GPS; tracking devices: loyalty; Fitch; hired doctor/nurse/etc./brutal torture

11. Good Samaritan = An eye for an eye justice; Child abuse; Spousal abuse; Fowler vs. Fitch; loyalty betrayed, Red's man Newton

12. The Alchemist: Faking DNA/dental records, etc. Another means of falsifying identity/

13. Cyprus Agency: forcing women to be carriers for genetically superior offspring, all fathered by the CEO of the agency. his progeny will live on. Owen Mallory, himself a rejected foster child.

14 Madeline Pratt; Sleight of hand, thievery; effigy of Atargatis; Kungar six - soviet nuclear missles in the US; Rasil Kalif Russian Mobster

15 The Judge; true justice in light of traitors who set up others. Red saves Cooper's life - Red has a favor her can call in at future date

16. Mako Tanida - yakuza crime lord. Audrey dies, she's pregnant. Red sends Mako's head to Ressler as an offering. Suicide - Hari Kari

17. Ivan - cyber terrorism; The Operation Skeleton KEY (device that can control entire infrastructures) about to be moved to Colorado;

18. Milton Bobbit; The Undertaker; broker of death. Motivated by revenge for pharmaceutical experiments which rendered him severely ill. Touch DNA technology, Bosnian in El Salvador uses; tom's "fake" brother jumps out the window rather than reveal any secrets. suicide

19 . Pavlovich Brothers; Jiansu China Labor Camp - Immunologist - offers info on a banned germ warfare project, code-named Whitefog; Tom says he's one of th egood guys and he never meant to hurt Liz - Watch out for Red.

20. the Kingmaker, a man responsible for the rise and fall of some of the world's most pivotal politicians. He grooms his clients from an early age and eliminates all obstacles in their path, even if it calls for assassination.; Prague Czech Republic; Senator Mitchell;

21 Berlin - deadly Cullen Virus can be manipulated to target a specific person; Dr. Sanders, the "5" deadly horseman. Agent UD-4126

22. Berlin conclusion:

lexical ambiguity

Tabasko said...

Tatiana #5: Thank you for sharing this list! That would be great if you have a chance do look at Season 2.

If anyone has any adds, please post them It can be a good reference.

Mako Tanida also had themes about loyalty, doing the "right thing", etc.

Honey West said...

Cool, Tatiana #5, that's a great reference list.

Tatiana said...

The story of how Sam became Liz's father:

The way Sam told the story was that one night, an old friend showed up at his door scared.
The friend told Sam he was leaving town, that he was in danger and that he needed someone to care for a little girl that her father had died that night in a fire.
So Sam took the little girl in, and he raised her as his own always sheltering her from the truth about her biological father.

And that's why you killed him.

I killed Sam because he was in pain and he wanted to die and because I had to protect you from the truth.

What truth? The only memory I have of my real father is from the night of the fire.
I remember him pulling me out of the flames saving me.


And knowing his identity would put you in grave danger.

Why? Because he's a fugitive on the "Most Wanted" list?

I loved Sam, Lizzy.
Taking his life was of all the difficult things that I've done that may be the most.
But I did it to keep you from learning the name of your real father, to protect you.
And you must understand-- having done that, I'm certainly not going to tell you who he was now.