Friday, April 15, 2016

Post 3239 - Friday

I sit in my recroom. Laptop is on the flat surface I use to keep the laptop from overheating. Newbie is on my actual lap. And I will be turning in shortly.

Been a very long day. The weather was crappy when we left for work, so we took our time driving in. We arrived in one piece, which I know would be disappointing to my detractors. You know who you are.

I have been making plans for the last couple of weeks to go to the Valley for the weekend. This time, the weather gods seem to be smiling on me, or at least, maybe they have gas, because the forecast  looks good enough for me to go down there to check out the family home. But, fear not, effendi. I will be blogging while I am down there. I know you  have come to expect content from me every day, and I aim to provide that content, every day.

I watched the latest episode of The Blacklist this evening. I have been watching the show since day one, and the 18th episode of season 3 was on last night. They have apparently killed off one of the co-stars of the show, and I am not referring to James Spader. His character was always more interesting than his co-star's, but I did not see this coming at all. When asked if this character was really dead, Spader's response was so artfully obfuscatory that it should be enshrined in the museum of double speak. Not even former Halifax mayor Peter Kelly, in his most fevered dream, could concoct a more convoluted response. Here it is:

I think it’s most prudent not only as just myself and what I know or don’t know for that, but also in terms of the character of Reddington: Elizabeth Keen is dead.

Now, what in the hell does that really mean? A simple "yes" or "no" would have done the trick very well, but instead, we got that response. Which means that somehow, her "death', which took place during a commercial break for the viewer, off screen in other words, might have been faked. After all, Reddington made it very clear that his people would take "Lizzie" away to the mortuary, and not anyone the police called. Sure enough, one of his handlers is walking with Reddington's people as they lead Lizzie in to the back of the hearse and drive her off.

We won't have long to wait. Four more episodes, and the show is done for the season. And one of those episodes will be a backdoor pilot for the Blacklist spinoff, which doesn't have a name yet, but which will star Famke Janssen and Ryan Eggold, Tom from the parent show.

Hmm? What's that? You don't care? Fine, then.

I'm gonna turn in now, since you don't care and all.

See you tomorrow.


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