: Who is your favorite character from The Blacklist and why?
It's Reddington. You know
it's Reddington. I think everything about this season has been really good, and if the episodic plotlines were a little weaker than in S1, it's still absolutely living up to it's promise (unlike other shows I could name *coughs*)- but I have to say: I would probably put up with a whole lot for Reddington. He's just... the best.
I love how badass he is. I'm not going to lie, my single favorite trait in a tough and/or scary character is to just do what he says he's going to do, and Red always does. He never makes a threat he won't carry out, he never points a gun he won't fire, and he usually starts small to make sure people know that he means everything he says.
I love how he kisses basically everyone he knows hello.
I love the jokes he cracks. It's so much fun watching the Blacklist with other people, because there'll always be this great delayed reaction. Violence will usually have just occurred, he'll say something funny and there'll be this moment of Did he say that?
He did. Was it funny?
It was. And then laughter, usually in the commercial break as we all process.
I love the stories he tells. His random anecdotes about the women of his acquiantance. The stories that seem like they don't relate to anything at all but actually turn out to be really significant.
And I love how he acts like he doesn't care but he really, really does. How protective he is of the people he's actually let in. How terrible he is at expressing himself emotionally, at telling the truth when it really matters. And it's so amazing to watch him try. Seriously, when he actually alludes to his past, even when I understand that I now know only a tiny fraction more than I did before, it still breaks my heart
Anyway, that was my novel. I also love Dembe and Aram a lot, and I always want more Mr. Kaplan. I'm done now.
No, I lied. I'm not done. In this last episodeRed said "you may have given up on us but I haven't" or something like that. I don't remember the exact words but I remember the "us" very clearly. I made raptor noises. And his lines at the end killed me. It seemed pretty unequivocal to me that he was telling Lizzie that this is what he did with her, and it's everything I hoped for. Now if Dembe can just convince him to actually go into specifics I will be very happy indeed.
Okay. Now I'm done.