“The Blacklist” Season 2 Episode 16 “No. 7: Tom Keen ” aired last Thursday, Mar. 12, 2015 at 10:00 p.m. on NBC. In this episode, the Task Force raced against time to bring Tom Keen (Ryan Eggold) in so that FBI Special Agent Elizabeth “Liz” Keen (Megan Boone) wouldn’t be indicted for the murder of Harbormaster Eugene Ames. Meanwhile, FBI Assistant Director Harold Cooper (Harry Lennix) took a turn for the worse, and he later on received some surprising news about his current condition. Read on to learn more about this episode.
The episode opened in Dresden, Germany. Tom Keen (Ryan Eggold) is masquerading as Kristoff Mannheim. He helped beat a man into giving up all of his stash to him and his boss.
Meanwhile, in Washington DC, Judge Richard Denner (John Finn) informed FBI Special Agent Elizabeth “Liz” Keen (Megan Boone) that he knew that she was lying about something regarding Harbormaster Eugene Ames’ death. Detective Martin Wilcox had found a bullet at the ship with Samuel Alecko’s (Dante Nero) blood on it. He told her that he would give his ruling in the morning.
Meanwhile, at the Task Force, FBI Special Agent Donald Ressler (Diego Klattenhoff) insisted that he go with Raymond “Red” Reddington (James Spader) to Germany to bring Tom Keen (Ryan Eggold) back home so that Liz wouldn’t go to jail for his murder. It was after they discovered that he had infiltrated a powerful drug street gang which, translated, was named “The Disenfranchised.” Liz tried to talk Red out of going as she knew that everything had been her fault but was ignored.
At Munich, Red paid a visit to a friend of his who informed him that the street gang he was asking about was now purchasing guns from a Franz Becker. He then had Ressler and the local police seize Franz’s latest shipment of guns. He informed him that he would take care of closing his deal with The Disenfranchised.
There, Tom was surprised to see them. After being told about what has happening to Liz, he told them to tell her that she was on her own. Because of this, in order to get his hands on Tom himself, Red made The Disenfranchised believe that Tom was working against them. It resulted in a shoot-out. Afterwards, Tom called Red up and told him that his assignment wasn’t finished, and that he wasn’t going to go to jail for Liz.
Back in Washington DC, Liz made arrangements to close her bank account and to transfer her money to an offshore account which Wilcox picked up upon right away. Afterwards, FBI Assistant Director Harold Cooper (Harry Lennix) argued with Liz as he had perjured himself for her. He told her that he no longer recognized who they both were at the moment, especially after she told him that she wasn’t sorry for holding Tom captive. Because of the extreme stress he was experiencing, he ended up fainting and having a seizure.
They then brought him to the hospital. Liz learned from his wife that Cooper had a brain tumor and that he had been placed in a clinical trial, which, according to the doctors later, was working.
Later on, Cooper apologized for getting upset at her, and told her that he had gotten upset. It was because he didn’t want Liz’s goodness to get lost in all of the craziness they do as part of the Task Force.
At court, Deputy Attorney General Wright (Adriane Lennox) asked Judge Denner to withhold his decision until the Attorney General’s representative came to talk to him, but this request was denied. However, they were interrupt. Tom Keen was escorted inside, as he confessed to murdering Eugene Ames.
Afterwards, in Judge Denner’s chambers, he convinced him to remove the murder charge from the list of charges against Liz, after the judge realized that Tom was still in love with Liz. However, they were interrupted by Tom Connolly (Reed Birney), the Attorney General’s representative, who convinced the judge to rule that the Grand Jury Trial on Ames’s death would compromise national security. Afterwards, he told Liz that Tom Keen hadn’t been brought into custody.
Later, Connolly paid a visit to Cooper. He informed him that he had just been briefed on the Task Force, among other things, and that he would most probably become the Attorney General soon.
Meanwhile, Liz made sure that all of the money that she had gotten from selling the apartment that Red had given her went to financing Eugene Ames’ daughter’s education. Red then told her to be careful, because he knew from experience that doing something like that was only for her benefit, in order to remove some of the guilt from what she had done. After he left, Tom called her up, and asked her how she was doing.
And that was all for the recap of “The Blacklist” Season 2 Episode 16 “No. 7: Tom Keen”. For more news, updates and recaps on “The Blacklist” and other television shows, keep on following Movie News Guide (MNG).
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