The next time we see him, he's telling Detroit detectives that a dead police officer's body was in the trunk of Robbie's car, But he's not telling them anything else until they cut a deal. It is mandatory to procure user consent prior to running these cookies on your website. ", "Of course I did," Robbie tells him. Liz shoots Mitko just as he gets a knife to Robbie's neck. Mitko says that he may have more jobs for Donald to do. The Blacklist's Diego Klattenhoff Breaks Down Ressler's Origin Story Episode, Teases New Dynamic With Liz By Rebecca Iannucci / May 1 2020, 5:59 PM PDT Courtesy of NBC She says that she will help but wants to be sure he is ready to face the consequences when the FBI get the car and the body. But as they're putting Markin's remains in Robbie's trunk, we see that there are two other shifty men at this construction site, watching them. Because right now Lizzie needs Ressler to be around. Which is patently absurd — our girl's principles are looser than a goose! The rest of us did. As an Amazon Associate I may earn from qualifying purchases. “Okay, I can explain.”. Written by Kailey. Agent Ressler teams up with his brother to dig up a skeleton from their past in 'The Blacklist' season 7, episode 17. Even if she did cover up a murder in the process. He also tells her that he didn’t like her at first when they met, but she is a great agent and the Task Force will be in good hands with her. He called her so that she can run point on the case and get Mitko and his men for their crimes. Oh yeah, I was all the way in. Robby tells Donald about Ray Field and that one man makes a round about every hour or so. WATCH: Sebastian Stan Talks ‘Endings, Beginnings’ for SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s Conversations at Home Series, ‘I’ll Be Gone In the Dark’ Docuseries to Air on HBO in June. Robby signals that the body is there and Donald hands over the file to one of Mitko’s men who goes to check it out. If you rush the information out quickly, it feels unearned. The episode begins with a flashback to Detroit, 1995. He tells him no one has called the cops so the gunshot wasn’t heard. They put the body in the trunk and drive off, not knowing they are still being followed. He and other officers are there to tell Lisa that her husband died. Donald says no but Robby tells him the truth about that night. And they have a nice long hug on their own little island of calm. Well, when you put like that — oh wait, she's not done! Suddenly, they hear the engine and Robby’s car speeds off. Once there, Mitko tells him that everyone thought he was crazy for loaning money to a man with an FBI agent brother, but he thought it could prove beneficial — and it has. Everything is connected, and I found it rather moving to hear Lizzie vulnerably state that to her friend and partner in no uncertain terms. She tells her boys that she is glad they’re both under the same roof, and she wishes their father could see this. On tonight’s The Blacklist Season 8 episode 1 called, “Roanoke”, as per the NBC synopsis, “Red directs the Task Force to investigate a legendary criminal who organizes elaborate extractions. "I'm a widow and a single mom, a marionette with a high-functioning sociopath pulling my strings. Red. Two cops are chasing a suspect down and they go to apprehend him. 'The Blacklist': Liz and the task force try to find an abducted Red in the Season 7 premiere — read our recap and grade the episode. The Blacklist Season 7 Episode 17 Release Date. This website uses cookies to improve your experience while you navigate through the website. And now I am a little mad at current Ressler, because he's always rolling his eyes at what a screwup his older brother is, when it turns out that very same older brother covered up a murder for him. Young Robby, who is studying for the police academy tells him that he could wind up in jail but Donald doesn’t pay that any mind. Donald says that him and his brother will turn themselves in when they’re done with the case. Seems easy enough, except as Ressler tells Robbie after he punches him, Department 12 is where undercover officers file their sealed reports, so whatever file Ressler hands over to Mitko would most definitely be getting someone killed. 'The Blacklist' Season 7 Episode 17: Fans say show could do without Red with Liz and Ressler now as 'endgame' Everything about Donald Ressler's backstory and the eventual aftermath of it managed to get fans emotional and convinced that maybe a Red-less show might not be all that bad By Alakananda Bandyopadhyay Published on : 18:17 PST, May 1, 2020. 'The Blacklist' executive producers Jon Bokenkamp and John Eisendrath break down the events of Season 7, Episode 10 — read our interview. "You're my brother.". Out of these cookies, the cookies that are categorized as necessary are stored on your browser as they are essential for the working of basic functionalities of the website. Which brings us back to now. It’s night and the Ressler men arrive at Ray Field. An agent comes in to tell the Ressler brothers that there was an allegation against them and as Don goes to explain, another agent walks in. He wants to catch Mitko in the act of theft and extortion so he can get his gang put away for good, and then he and Robbie will come clean about what they've done when Mitko inevitably rats out the body in Robbie's car. Tonight on NBC their hit drama The Blacklist starring James Spader airs with an all-new Friday, May 1, 2020, episode and we have your The Blacklist recap below. Donald asks Robby if he regrets it, but Robby says they should get going. }); ‘His Dark Materials’ Season 2, Episode 6 Recap: “Malice”, A Glimpse of What Might Have Been in ‘His Dark Materials’ Season 2, Episode 5: “The Scholar”, ‘His Dark Materials’ Season 2, Episode 4 Recap: “Tower of the Angels”. He answers the phone and the man says he has the car and the cargo in the back. The Blacklist had to go and rip my heart apart right there at the end by zooming out to show us the bigger picture outside the bottle. This category only includes cookies that ensures basic functionalities and security features of the website. Entertainment Weekly is a registered trademark of Meredith Corporation All Rights Reserved. Donald tells Robby he needs to get supplies and we see Robby at the store getting shovels, flashlights, bleach, etc. Ressler is still planning to do it, but Robbie says no: He'll take full responsibility for the body in the car because Ressler isn't alone in this mess. Donald tells Robby that he didn’t give him credit for having his back and staying home to look after things. Later he gives Robbie a necklace of his father's that Robbie once gave him: Saint Michael, the patron saint of police. google_ad_client: "ca-pub-5727821874521723", And the Ressler spotlight on The Blacklist Season 7 Episode 17 took an unexpected twist. I’ll take care of Lisa and the boys.”. Robbie buries Markin's body in the empty field that we now know is about to be dug up to make room for condos. You can find her on social media @kaileygross. The cop who hid calls for backup and kills the suspect. Now it's been six months and he owes $150,000 with interest, so the mobsters just took what he put up as collateral: his car. Kailey is an editor and writer for Nerds and Beyond, who joined the team in 2018. Mitko tells Ressler that if he goes to the Detroit FBI field office and retrieves one file for him from Department 12, then he'll give them back the car and the cargo, and even forgive Robbie's debt for good measure. Let’s get going… Image zoom It's basically a drop in the bucket at this point anyway. Instead, the Ressler brothers hear an engine turn, and run out to find that the men we saw earlier at the construction site are stealing Robbie's car. Liz doesn’t seem to agree with the plan. Mitko was serving Big Reddington Energy in his greenhouse giving that grandiose speech about how he liked plants because they're obedient and uncomplicated. And after Ressler navigates an impromptu party full of redheads that his mother threw for his long-awaited return home, we find out that those implications were exactly as unsubtle as they seemed. The mob boss, Jakov Mitko, calls Ressler at the bar where Robbie is telling him all this, and says he has Robbie's car and its very special cargo, so it would be a good idea if the Ressler brothers swung by his greenhouse. She needs him. And the Ressler spotlight on The Blacklist Season 7 Episode 17 took an unexpected twist. My grandfather tried to murder my mother, and my mother is a legendarily lethal Russian spy who moved in next door without even telling me who she was." She says Robby gets lost sometimes but their father would be proud because they stick together. Rob Benedict, Paget Brewster, Jerry Trainor and Doug Benson Discuss ‘The Bachelorette’ Finale on Arden Myrin’s ‘Will You Accept This Rose?’, Netflix Releases Sneak Peak of ‘The Witcher’ Collectibles. If you missed last episode’s recap, check it out here. Robby meets him up there and Donald is suspicious of his activities. Donald tells Markin he will come with him to tell the cops everything. Because Ressler of course calls Robbie after shooting Markin, knowing his older brother will tell him what to do. The van stops and Donald and Robby go inside to Mitko’s. Robby says to Donald that he isn’t a screwup. These cookies will be stored in your browser only with your consent. Liz begrudgingly agrees to Ressler's plan and runs point on sending Ressler and Robbie undercover to hand over the file to Mitko. 'The Blacklist' recap: Never trust a rich Robin Hood. He tells his little brother that their father trusted Markin, and they should too, not to mention that little Donnie was drunk at the time he overheard the shady conversation. Robby asks if he killed his father and Tommy says it was just “business.” Robby gets angry and uses the shovel to finish the job. You remember Tommy Markin, don’t you, Don?”. Donald and Robby leave Mitko’s and Donald punches Robby. He tells Donald to drop it and Donald storms out of their bedroom. This website uses cookies to improve your experience. The Blacklist Season 7 Episode 17 'Brothers' Sneak Peek The Blacklist rarely gets credit for its weirdness, but maybe this episode, the Season 7 finale, will be the one to turn the tide. The Blacklist Recap: Harold Is Haunted by a Ghost From His Past. But opting out of some of these cookies may have an effect on your browsing experience. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic forced the show to shut down production; the season was cut to 19 episodes, with the season finale containing some … Liz is listening from inside the van and Donald says to Mitko that Robby gets to check the car for confirmation. Nerds and Beyond © 2020. As it turns out, Robbie's garage hasn't been doing as well as he's been telling their mother it has, so he borrowed $50,000 from a local mob boss. And when the detectives check the car to confirm his story…. "In that moment, I suddenly had this clear thought," Robbie tells his brother in the present: "I knew I was the only person who could protect you, Donnie — from Tommy Markin, and anybody else like him who might come along.". "Have you looked at my life?" He says he couldn’t make a speech and gives the necklace to young Donald, saying he can’t be a cop. Virginia Sherwood/NBC. The Blacklist Recap: A Trip to the Past Creates More Questions Than Answers. The season 7 finale of The Blacklist, “The Kazanjian Brothers,” opens with a man named Frank Merwin handcuffed to a briefcase and on the phone with a man at a chess shop.Two suspicious characters approach Merwin and are about to kill him when a SUV shows up with armed men. Because there is no Lizzie without Ressler, and there is no Reddington without Lizzie, and there is no Blacklist without Reddington. "Your father was tough, your brother's tough — you don't even have the balls.". The other detective runs from around the corner, sees the criminal standing there, shoots him without a word, then calls the shooting in on his radio: "Ressler's been hit." “That night, everything in my life changed.” Donald says that it looks like Robby is doing well now and would even like to see his garage before he leaves town. In flashback we see that when young Robbie went to bury the body, Markin regained consciousness. Markin tells him he is the cops and that Donald isn’t thinking straight. Back to a flashback, young Donald breaks into Markin’s home and Markin catches him. Adult Donald comes back from his flashback because Robby has finished getting the supplies. Lisa walks in and asks if Donald got Robby out of the trouble he was in and he says that Robby is going to be okay and the case worked out. The Blacklist EP Reveals How the Show Pulled Off Its Half-Animated Season Finale — Plus, Grade the Episode By Rebecca Iannucci / May 15 2020, 5:59 PM PDT Courtesy of NBC In flashback we see the Ressler boys as older teenagers, sitting around the kitchen table, seeming to have opposite personalities than we know them to have now: Robbie is wearing a Police Academy T-shirt, scolding his younger brother for skipping class and smoking weed with his friends. The Blacklist S7 Ep 17 will air on May 1st, 2020 at 8:00 to 9:00 PM. No further investigation, just a good shooting. Robbie hit Markin with the shovel, killing him for good, and went through with burying his body. The Blacklist Season 7 Episode 17 'Brothers' Sneak Peek. Ilya, Dembe will be there soon. Donald pulls the trigger and shoots Markin. In a garage, the team is getting set and Donald and Liz go over the plan. If you missed last week’s recap of The Blacklist, check it out here.. Tonight on NBC their hit drama The Blacklist starring James Spader airs with an all-new Friday, May 15, 2020, episode and we have your The Blacklist recap below. On The Blacklist Season 5 Episode 17, when an associate of the Nash Syndicate is murdered, Red sets Liz and the Task Force on the case in order to recover evidence. 10 funny mockumentaries to remind us about the absurdity of life, Family-friendly Halloween films for boos big and small, Liz lets Ressler in on the mother of all secrets in exclusive, Katarina Rostova's presence will have a 'deep impact' on everything Liz believes in season 7 of, I found it a little distracting that the actor they cast as Young Robbie looked so much like current Donald Ressler (. Back at the FBI, Robby tells them about Mitko and the money he owed him, as Mitko tells other FBI agents in interrogation to check the trunk of the car. He has to get him the file. He tells Markin he knows he had something to do with his father's death, and he's going to turn him into the cops. "I am the cops," Markin replies menacingly. I'll look after Lisa and the boys.". He tells Donald that he never regretted it; it made Donald the person he is today. But no! Back at their childhood home, Donald talks to his family about his job as an FBI agent and then they ask about the special case he is on. "It wasn't for you, knucklehead, it was for me," Lizzie snaps. These cookies do not store any personal information. “I learned from the best.” He tells her he needs to know why. The seventh season of the American crime thriller television series The Blacklist was ordered on March 11, 2019. Robbie says he'll turn himself in for Markin's body so that Ressler doesn’t have to steal the file, but Ressler says they'll turn themselves in together. His speech was that he was shown by his father to be good and be on the right path. she asks a confused Ressler. Donald is sitting in the car and he has another flashback. There is a pathway in the gate for both of them to fit through to get the job done. Share. ‘We Can Be Heroes’ Starring Pedro Pascal and YaYa Gosselin Now Streaming on Netflix! Tonight on NBC their hit drama The Blacklist starring James Spader airs with an all-new Friday, April 17, 2020, episode and we have your The Blacklist recap below. The Blacklist airs Fridays at 8 p.m. EST on NBC. But Robbie tells him to knock it off and behave before he makes things any harder on their mom. OK, The Blacklist is at the peak of its topical episode powers right now. Back in present day, adult Donald is digging and he reaches Markin’s bones. The Blacklist's Diego Klattenhoff Breaks Down Ressler's Origin Story Episode, Teases New Dynamic With Liz By Rebecca Iannucci / May 1 2020, 5:59 PM PDT Courtesy of NBC A Glimpse of What Might Have Been in ‘His Dark Materials’ Season 2, Episode 5: “The Scholar” December 17, 2020 ‘His Dark Materials’ Season 2, Episode 4 Recap: “Tower of the Angels” By Cory Barker Dec 6, 2019 9:00 PM EST. In present day, Ressler and his brother are driving home to Detroit when they discuss their father, Ressler’s job, and that Robby told their mother Donald was coming home. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're ok with this. So the night Ressler arrives back in Detroit, he and Robbie sneak out to the field and dig up Markin's bones, including his badge, which Robbie buried alongside the body. Permalink: Ilya, Dembe will be there soon.Keep your head down. Runtime around 50 mins. They split up, and the criminal ends up shooting one of the detectives, calling out, "I got him, I got him" to… someone. Donald storms off and Tommy Markin sits next to Robby. BOOM! If you missed last episode’s recap, check it out here. Keep your head down. James Spader is Raymond "Red" Reddington, a mastermind criminal who teams up with the FBI. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({ On tonight’s The Blacklist Season 8 episode 2 called, “Katarina Rostova: Conclusion”, as per the NBC synopsis, “As Liz pushes a source for answers, Red and the Task Force grapple with the implications of her actions. You also have the option to opt-out of these cookies. Markin gets a phone call so he excuses himself. ‘The Blacklist’ Season 7, Episode 17 Recap: “Brothers” TELEVISION / THE BLACKLIST. They duck but Robby injures his hand on a wire, so Donald does the digging. Back to present day, Robby and Donald find the spot where the body was dug and the night guard is walking. 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