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The Blacklist: Redemption 1x04 + Law & Order: SVU 18x11 Reviewed

Operation: Davenport
This ep had no life satisfaction or narrative tension. People escape from a black site prison. Everything is wrapped in artifice. Scottie acts in quite frankly ridiculous ways and has a general air of distain. She acts like she is increasingly unassailable. She looks for her son. Or the real Scottie’s son. Why is she so presumptuous? Howard babbles madly. Why did Tom run away from his adoptive parents at 14? Was he oppressed by domesticity or something? Why does Tom trust Howard’s judgement?

There is no real thought for the consequences of anything. Nobody has the highest ideals or planning or reasoning. One is mildly repulsed by the characters. There are serious rage issues. The plot centres on keys to the internet or something. This ep had no working narrative. There is no composition, depth or meaningful connection between one scene and the next. There is hinted at drug use and utter erosion of trust. Scottie meets fake adoptive parents. Why was Tom/Jacob/Christopher vanished?

Tom is nice to look at. There is no formidable presence here. Scottie’s manwhore cheats. What is Whitehall? The PI sneaks and this bored.

Best Lines:
“Probably won’t like you much.”

“I got the missile plans by mistake.”

“You lost him.”
“Not yet.”

“Ordered him disappeared.”

“Marginalise me.”

Great Expectations
A youth hockey team of 13 year olds are involved in bullying that has fatal consequences. Olivia and her orca sized ass is angry. There is ugly brutality, death and exposition. There is no Barba, just profound disrespect for parenting. A mother stands idly by as her cold and unfriendly husband rages. This was not good.

Best Lines:
“What are we watching?”

“He made us do it.”

“With guys like him you can tell.”

“I couldn’t stop it.”
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