Hello! My name is Erika! Some of my favorite things in the world are spending time with my niece and nephew, learning about Psychology and ASL, and just enjoying life. My blog is kind of a mumbo jumbo mess of all sorts of things. I am OBSESSED with the show Castle so you will see a lot of Castle type of stuff. I also post stuff relating to The Mentalist, Hannibal, Sherlock, and the occasional random tv show that I don't really watch. I also reblog a bunch of random things having to do with animals and other cute/hilarious stuff.

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thedailyreddington:

sfaari:

thedailyreddington:

secret-phoenix:

mainlytheblacklistfeels:

I absolutely hate this moment for Lizzie.
It’s almost like she’s put in a situation alike to prostitution - she has to do whatever physical stuff is required for necessary personal gain - although in this case, the benefit is knowledge (in the long run) rather than financial. Lizzie’s poor face screams dread, and you can almost feel how sick-to-the-stomach she is.
This truly is a painful image to look at.

Agreed. This scene was probably the most disturbing scene of the series for me. I was yelling and screaming.

me too. what a skin crawling scene…  The ways she pulls off her jacket like she’s a paid stripper… just ugh.
I was also pretty pissed at Red for not being more sympathetic to her; “just stay the course Lizzy.”  Sure, she wants the information too, but Red seems unconcerned for Liz’s emotional state.  It just rubbed me the wrong way.  I think that was one of the scenes that really showed how Red could not be her father, simply for emotional reasons.  No way a father, even a long-lost killer father, encourages his daughter to do that.  No, Red treats her like his protégé, training her and using her for his own purposes.

Agree with thedailyreddington. I felt that Red was showing his colors a little more clearly in that scene and kinda weirded out that people were complaining about Liz’s behavior towards Red at the beginning but not his own towards her during that scene. It seemed that Red finally has her exactly where he wants her and is at a satisfied lull. As thedailyreddington said, he was treating her (perhaps he has always treated her) to use for his own purposes.
Really wouldn’t be surprised is she’s a means to an end. An asset. She’s been targeted for a reason, and I’m betting it isn’t because of some kind of emotional vulnerability on Red’s part. At least not only. If that was the case, something would’ve been done already. Definitely wouldn’t have run an application process for her future husband and sat on that for two+ years. Unless, of course, Tom was meant to act as a guardian of sorts. A barrier. Perhaps to delay the inevitable (Red and her meeting) to lay done the ground work for some grand play.
So who is Elizabeth “Keen”? Is she a sleeper spy or a spy in general? Does she have knowledge of something and/or someone that no one else has? Is her speculated criminal past in play here? Is Elizabeth even her real name or is she a stand in for someone else to lure Red out, or perhaps even the “real” Elizabeth? If she is a stand in, where’s the “real” Elizabeth?

awesome points sfaari.  that does seem to be the the question that all the other questions lead back to: who is Elizabeth Keen?
Also, why were people complaining about Lizzy’s behavior with Red at the beginning of 1.18?  I was thrilled when she yelled at him, like finally.  I’ve been waiting for her to do that since episode 3, to (figuratively) grab him in a headlock and just ask him straight up what the deal is.  “Oh no, we’re not doing that again.”  Of course, it didn’t work, but it felt satisfying to see Liz vent her frustrations.

thedailyreddington:

sfaari:

thedailyreddington:

secret-phoenix:

mainlytheblacklistfeels:

I absolutely hate this moment for Lizzie.

It’s almost like she’s put in a situation alike to prostitution - she has to do whatever physical stuff is required for necessary personal gain - although in this case, the benefit is knowledge (in the long run) rather than financial. Lizzie’s poor face screams dread, and you can almost feel how sick-to-the-stomach she is.

This truly is a painful image to look at.

Agreed. This scene was probably the most disturbing scene of the series for me. I was yelling and screaming.

me too. what a skin crawling scene…  The ways she pulls off her jacket like she’s a paid stripper… just ugh.

I was also pretty pissed at Red for not being more sympathetic to her; “just stay the course Lizzy.”  Sure, she wants the information too, but Red seems unconcerned for Liz’s emotional state.  It just rubbed me the wrong way.  I think that was one of the scenes that really showed how Red could not be her father, simply for emotional reasons.  No way a father, even a long-lost killer father, encourages his daughter to do that.  No, Red treats her like his protégé, training her and using her for his own purposes.

Agree with thedailyreddington. I felt that Red was showing his colors a little more clearly in that scene and kinda weirded out that people were complaining about Liz’s behavior towards Red at the beginning but not his own towards her during that scene. It seemed that Red finally has her exactly where he wants her and is at a satisfied lull. As thedailyreddington said, he was treating her (perhaps he has always treated her) to use for his own purposes.

Really wouldn’t be surprised is she’s a means to an end. An asset. She’s been targeted for a reason, and I’m betting it isn’t because of some kind of emotional vulnerability on Red’s part. At least not only. If that was the case, something would’ve been done already. Definitely wouldn’t have run an application process for her future husband and sat on that for two+ years. Unless, of course, Tom was meant to act as a guardian of sorts. A barrier. Perhaps to delay the inevitable (Red and her meeting) to lay done the ground work for some grand play.

So who is Elizabeth “Keen”? Is she a sleeper spy or a spy in general? Does she have knowledge of something and/or someone that no one else has? Is her speculated criminal past in play here? Is Elizabeth even her real name or is she a stand in for someone else to lure Red out, or perhaps even the “real” Elizabeth? If she is a stand in, where’s the “real” Elizabeth?

awesome points sfaari.  that does seem to be the the question that all the other questions lead back to: who is Elizabeth Keen?

Also, why were people complaining about Lizzy’s behavior with Red at the beginning of 1.18?  I was thrilled when she yelled at him, like finally.  I’ve been waiting for her to do that since episode 3, to (figuratively) grab him in a headlock and just ask him straight up what the deal is.  “Oh no, we’re not doing that again.”  Of course, it didn’t work, but it felt satisfying to see Liz vent her frustrations.