The Blacklist Recap: Dembe Betrays Red | TV Guide
The Blacklist finally confirms Red's relationship to Liz The blood test confirmed that Raymond Reddington is, in fact, Liz's father, but is the man we've come to . It's basically he and Dembe, and he's starting over, in a way. Why is the relationship between Dembe and Raymond Reddington so personal? Red's relationship with Luli Zeng was limited to the professional/business. After Reddington shoots Mr. Kaplan and leaves her for dead in "Mato", Dembe's relationship with Reddington becomes increasingly strained. Eventually, he.
Conclusion", after facing the prospect of the task force being shut down due to Kaplan's war on Reddington, Cooper resolves to settle once and for all the question of Liz and Reddington's relationship. He takes a sample of Reddington's blood from an evidence locker for an old case, and has it tested against Liz's DNA. He formerly worked for the NSA. He is friends with Elizabeth Keen. It is shown that Aram likes Samar Navabi until they suffered a falling out in "Gaia". In "Kings of the Highway", Aram reveals his knowledge of what he has learned from the laptop in exchange for Ressler telling him of the protocols.
It's also there he begins to feel guilty for having to tell Ressler about Samar's plans to help Liz and Red.
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As she leaves, Aram realizes the extent of what could happen to Keen if the Cabal get their hands on her and has to decide where his loyalties lie. When Liz is arrested and the Director comes to take her into custody, Aram changes the password to her cell to lock him out.
The Director cuts off Liz's air in order to force Aram to give up the password. Aram then confronts the Director at gunpoint in a desperate attempt to stop him from taking Liz. She persuades Aram to stand down, but in the process he buys enough time for Cynthia Panabaker, the White House counsel, to arrive and transfer Liz to a federal courthouse under Ressler's direct supervision.
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Aram later joins Red's team to kidnap the Director and exonerate Liz by using his computer skills to hack an elevator's controls to make it go to the wrong floor.
The mission is a success and Liz is exonerated of all but the murder of Tom Connolly, for which she agrees to a plea of involuntary manslaughter and is set free. In "Miles McGrath", it's revealed that Aram has been seeing someone else, a woman named Janet Sutherland, and his relationship with Samar suffers a falling out when he finds out about her plans for a transfer.
At the end of "Gaia", Aram coldly tells Samar that he's glad she's leaving the team when he found out that she blamed him for an action Cooper did on his behalf as it was against his morals to kill again. He also mentions he only congratulated her out of respect for both Ressler and Cooper. Aram tells Samar that he's very angry at her because he wished she had told him about her plans to transfer and slams the door in her face. She was suspected by Samar and Ressler the whole time and they present their evidence to him, finding that he has already figured out she is a mole.
When Aram discovers this, he regrets how he treated Samar after learning she did love him. Using himself as bait, he is able to keep Janet occupied long enough for Ressler to arrest her.
At the end of the episode, Aram is comforted by Samar and realizes his feelings for her. He is happy when she admits she rescinded her transfer papers and decided to stay. Aram is forced to aid in the prison break of a man about to be executed and witnesses the Architect's brutality in securing the man's freedom. Aram is rescued by Samir and Ressler, but the Architect makes an escape. Recognizing that more people will die if the Architect escapes and shaken by what he has witnessed, Aram kills the Architect with his own portable coilgun without hesitation.
When he is shaken again by his actions, Samar comforted Aram and convinces him that he did the right thing in killing the Architect. After helping Dembe find a name as a clue, he returns to the Post Office to catch Janet and Samar in a confrontation. Though he is able to diffuse the situation by escorting Janet away from Samar, Aram becomes worried for her when she leaves work without talking to him. Kaplan", Aram is about to go speed walking with Janet until he is ordered by a man to appear before an inquiry involving the Task Force.
Despite defending the Task Force and Red, he is imprisoned in the same cell that Liz was held in. Kaplan, Conclusion", Aram learns about Janet testifying against him in order to protect her deal and why Samar never told him about it out of a need to protect him. He realizes that she wasn't right for him and ends their relationship for good.
Coming back to the Task Force, Aram realizes Samar's feelings for him and shares a kiss with her. She is a highly skilled interrogator. She first appears in the season 2 premiere, "Lord Baltimore", in which she briefly captures and interrogates Reddington. Later she joins the Blacklist task force on an indefinite basis. She appears to be colluding with Reddington for an unknown purpose. In "Zal Bin Hassan", Samar's past is revealed and how she witnessed the death of her parents.
Red then scolds her knowing that she almost had her family's killer back in Cairo, but missed one key element that led to both her partner being killed and Samar being hospitalized. She has an emotional reunion with her brother, Shahin, who was believed to have died years earlier in a bombing. However, Samar soon discovers that her brother is not who she believes him to be, and is in fact the very terrorist she had spent years hunting.
She helps her former partner Levi destroy important documents, but she is captured by her brother and taken to the harbor, where Reddington intercepts them, freeing Samar and capturing Shahin. Reddington asks Samar to let him take Shahin for his own purposes, and she sadly agrees, saying her brother died long ago. Afterwards, Samar and Ressler become intimate.
Samar secretly helps Liz locate Reddington after he is kidnapped. When Ressler finds out and confronts her, she admits to it and to previously tipping Liz and Tom off to help them evade the FBI, arguing that if Liz is arrested, she will inevitably be killed by the Cabal.
In response, Ressler promptly fires Samar from the task force. She then joins Reddington and helps him carry out his plan to exonerate Liz. After Liz is released, Samar rejoins the task force. In "Gaia", she and Aram fought over her plans to transfer, with the latter admitting that he only congratulated her out of respect for both Ressler and Cooper. When he tells her off how he truly felt and leaves, only then Samar begins to feel guilty for hurting Aram. In "The Lindquist Concerns", Samar is comforted by Ressler and she trusts him enough to tell him of her suspicions on Aram's girlfriend, Janet, being up to no good.
In "The Thrushes", she and Ressler confirm their suspicions to Cooper about Janet before confronting him about it.
When Samar revealed the knowledge that she and Ressler investigated her being an operative working for Kirk to gain FBI files, Aram regretted how he treated her.
After the operative is arrested, Samar comforts Aram and pleases him by admitting she rescinded on her transfer papers. She confronts him on the phone with the belief he has plans to kill Bloom. Red evades Samar's question, but only mentions he will expose the truth soon. She deliberately misleads Aram when he begins investigating the incident. After the task force finds out the truth, Cooper upbraids her for deceiving him and tells her to figure out whether her loyalties lie with Mossad or the FBI.
She asks Aram out for a drink, but he turns her down, telling her he has had too many bad experiences with women he cannot trust. Later she meets with her ex-partner and sometime lover Levi, but declines to resume their relationship, confessing to him that she is "in love with someone else". In "Dembe Zuma" while trying to work together, Samar and Janet had a serious confrontation with the latter admitting that when she met Aram, he was just like Samar before she taught him how to have fun.
She tells Samar that she knows about her feelings for Aram and would never admit it out of fear. Samar doesn't talk to Aram and leaves, apparently shaken by the fact Janet knew that she had feelings for him. She is accepted, but declines upon learning that Aram recommended her for the fellowship, believing he only did so out of guilt for not telling her about resuming his relationship with Janet. Why confirm what everyone has basically said since season 1?
Because it is part of the truth, but not the entire [thing]. There is a larger reason for him entering her life, a bigger secret that is also revealed in this episode, so while it is part of the story, it is not the entire story. Talk about that bigger secret. That bigger secret involves, in part, some bones that were dug up by Mr.
Kaplan, and that Elizabeth Keen is unaware of, and that Red is desperate to keep Liz from finding. That bag of bones represents a much larger story that is the ultimate hook of the show.
All I can really say is, it is a piece of a much larger puzzle. Tom has the suitcase. That suitcase is packed full of nothing but problems for Reddington. That seems like a logical explanation. That could also be a good theory. I love the way you look at this. Look, they could be anyone, right?
These bones are a key to unlocking everything, and Red is not ready for that yet.
Can these DNA results actually be trusted given where they came from? So yes, I think we should trust that. How does knowing that these bones are out there affect Red? Kaplan was his most trusted confidante, knew deep truths.
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Even now, her death presents a catastrophic problem. How will this change Liz going into next season now knowing who Red is to her? So I would expect her to explore that darker side that is in her blood. How will the team react to this news? Remember, Julian Gale is still out there with his investigation of the task force. Is this still a possibility considering the twist that you have in store for us? That makes me smile. There is a big camp that [believes the] Raymond Reddington imposter theory, that Red is not who he says he is.
This season, we have really motored ahead. Some episodes were heavy in that mythology than others. Kaplan episode was certainly an episode that had a lot of big moves in it. This last episode has some big moves. Will Dom play a bigger role next season? He definitely is part of the landscape and occupies an important space. You see that play out on screen. He is somebody who obviously does not like Reddington. They have a fraught relationship.