Since I now have multiple questions from two people, I thought I would alternate between them to change things up a bit. So, from verdande_mi
:Which is your favourite Red speech/monolouge in The Blacklist?
This is such an interesting question! I always love it when he tells stories, so it's a little hard to single one out. The one I feel most strongly about isn't quite in the same vein as most of them, but it's what springs to mind.
It's the time toward the end of "The Mombasa Cartel" when he basically explains Dembe's backstory. It was so moving and emotionally charged (I've always found the times when Red goes after someone for personal reasons really fascinating, especially when it's because of Dembe), but at the same time, I originally thought it was a little bit out of nowhere, and so I spent a lot more time thinking about it than I have any of Red's other monologues. I could probably do a whole post just about how much I came to love it and how perfect I figured out it was, and it's definitely one of the moments that resonated most with me overall.
It's a really good example of the writers giving James Spader actually very little to work with and him just bringing it across so incredibly well. I think that's true of Red and Dembe in general too. There's not much ultimately spelled out, but for me it's still one of the most important relationships on the show.
On an unrelated note, I went to the movies this weekend instead of watching the Superbowl. I saw Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
. The short version is that I enjoyed it immensely, but I'll try to do a reaction post about it at some point.