The Blacklist 1x19 “The Pavlovich Brothers” - Things that Need to Be Said

Can I just say that this show is frickin awesome and by far one of the best I’ve ever watched? Okay then.

*DISCLAIMER: I’ve tried to stay away from the pain in the ass known as a ship war but I’m no effing welcoming mat for people to step on. STAY AWAY LIZZINGTON SHIPPERS.

  • Tom Keen – I don’t think he’s all bad. I believe him when he said that he’s one of the “good guys” because as Red noted, it was a JOB for him and playing Liz was just a necessary evil. He’s obviously not a GOOD good guy - what with all the killing and lying and stuff - but whatever organization he works for is probably something like the CIA. He really is Tom Bond. Some want to say that he was lying but he could have killed her if he wanted and he had no reason to try and defend himself by calling himself a “good guy.” I used to think he knew the connection between Red and Liz but that’s not the case cause he accused them of having a “daddy-daughter” thing- a real prick move by him cause she lost Sam not long ago and family’s a delicate subject for her- but he doesn’t which is weird. Why else she be his target?
  • Red – I’d like to thank Tom for putting craters in the Lizzington fandom. Red’s come a long way in earning her trust and Tom has proof that he “isn’t who she thinks he is.” I’ve never believed that he had the best intentions for her or that he is her father. This show’s too complex for it to be that simple. I think Red is the person responsible for the death of Liz’s parents but that’s just me. I don’t know why he’d feel the need to make it up to her or anything like that cause he’s killed plenty of others and hasn’t thought twice about it. My guess is the photos in the safe deposit box probably show Red killing Sam which is why she calls him a monster in the promo.
  • Lizzington shippers – Back to my original point and disclaimer- 96% of Red/Liz shippers are out of control as far as rudeness and bullying are concerned- guess what all signs and spoilers point to Liz/Ressler. “Daddygate” is a cute way to disguise your choice for ignorance but it’s not a thing. And even if it were, what the hell gives you the right to push it on others who do ship something different from you? You ship what you ship, I ship what I ship, DEAL WITH IT. The only kind of relationship Red and Liz have been suspected of having is a father-daughter one.
  • Liz/Ressler – I wasn’t surprised by the spoiler about Ressler being there for Liz as the significant moment. He’s the only one she can confide in and trust that he is actually who he says he is. Yeah it’s kind of weak that the whole “we were both deeply betrayed by a loved one” thing is connecting them but I don’t care. Cooper asked Ressler what was up with her in the last episode because yeah they’re partners but he knows they trust each other. Red told Liz that she needs to wade through the filth she’s in now and that it would be a while before she could find herself again. She’s lost who she is. Liz has always been tough but Tom was right when he said she didn’t have it in her to torture him but she did because she doesn’t know what’s real anymore- not just with Tom but with Red now. Ressler is the only real thing in her life.

So just to recap-

Tom: bad but supposedly good.

Red: bad with goodish intentions (maybe).


And most importantly, everyone who thinks it’s cool to rag on people who ship other ships:

and .

"These guys, the Pavlovich brothers. You remember what they did, you were there that day on the bridge."

"Liz was just a professional assignment and target for Tom, but for Liz, he was the man she fell in love with and married. She is likely to show all the symptoms of a heart-broken woman. It looks like Agent Ressler will be the one to provide that much needed emotional band-aid. There is a significant moment between Liz and Agent Ressler. The Blacklist writers did pave the way for these two to bond when they killed Agent Ressler’s girl, Audrey, too early in the show. Two grieving people can grow closer to each other and become best, empathetic pals. And, there is an opportunity for love to bloom, as well."

Keenler spoilers for episode 21 titled ”Berlin”


(via englishrose2012)