Mr. Kaplan has hired this week’s Blacklister, bounty hunter Philomena (our old friend Susan Misner, always a welcome sight), to assist with her ongoing war against Red. Philomena is hunting down Red’s accomplices in the hope that Mr. Kaplan will be able to turn them. She starts with Red’s finance guy, then moves onto a woman who appears to have nothing whatever to do with Red. But Philomena is playing a long and subtle game. I didn’t see where it was going until the moment of revelation.
Meantime the 86 bodies Mr. Kaplan left at the ice rink in last week’s episode are being investigated by one Julian Gale (Enrique Murciano, who was Danny in Without A Trace). Entertainingly, Gale – who might be a bit of a horse’s ass, too soon to be certain – used to be Ressler’s partner when they were trying to hunt Red down, and assumes that Red is still at large; he doesn’t know about Red’s arrangement with the FBI, and why the discovery of dozens of Red-related corpses might actually be something the FBI could happily live without. Another excellent episode, if not quite as good as last week’s.