Type
Scripted
Premiered
Sep. 23, 2013
Status
Returning Series
Runtime
60 min.
Country
USA
Network
NBC TV Network
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The Blacklist » Season 1
The Blacklist - 01x14 Madeline Pratt

1x14 Madeline Pratt

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4.35/5 (37 votes)
First Aired: Feb. 24, 2014 on NBC
Summary: Liz helps Tom come to terms about their impending adoption while Red reveals that a woman from his past, Madeline Pratt is the next target on the Blacklist. Elsewhere, at an elaborate party at the Syrian Embassy, Red convinces Liz to pull off a covert heist.

Main Characters in this Episode



Guest Stars

Raymond 'Red' Reddington played by James Spader
Madeline Pratt played by Jennifer Ehle
Dembe played by Hisham Tawfiq
Aram Mojtabai played by Amir Arison
Jolene played by Rachel Brosnahan
Novak played by Zach Grenier
Walter Gary Martin played by Jason Butler Harner
Firas played by Fajer Al-Kaisi

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Episode Quotes

Raymond 'Red' Reddington: I ran out of gas.
Madeline Pratt: Huh?
Raymond 'Red' Reddington: I was so excited to get home I didn't even both to look. My head was just... I ran out of gas.
Madeline Pratt: What are you talking about?
Raymond 'Red' Reddington: It was Christmas Eve. I pulled off to the side of the road, seemed like it'd been snowing for days. No traffic. No cars to come help. Just me and a car full of gifts. It was more than 20 year ago. I must have walked four miles. Five, maybe. It was so still. Just cold and white. The whole time all I could think about was them in our house. The warm light in the windows. The smoke from the chimney. The sound of my daughter at the piano. The smell of the tree, and the fire, oyster stew on the stove. I was so upset to think that I'd ruined Christmas for them, being late, leaving the gifts in the car. But the closer I got, the more I realized how funny the whole thing was. How much they'd love the story. Daddy running out of gas. How every Christmas they'd get such joy from telling that story at my expense. And then finally, I got there, I walked... I walked through the door. And there was just blood. All I saw was blood. All there was was blood. I can... I can still smell the nape of her neck. Feel her little... fingers on my cheek. Her whisper in my ear. That's why I didn't show up in Florence. It's why I haven't shown up in a lot of places over the years.
Raymond 'Red' Reddington: She's breathtakingly unattractive but she's worth over $40 million. The only Vermeer in private hands.
Elizabeth Keen: That's considered a masterpiece?
Raymond 'Red' Reddington: Last night, I got up for a scoop of orange sherbet and she caught my eye. I just stood here in the dark squinting at her. Poor thing ruined my appetite. Even after I went back to bed, all I could hear was the hideous music she must be playing. Didn't sleep a wink.
Madeline Pratt: Damn you, Reddington!

Mistakes/Goofs

  • Goof (factual errors): The painting in Red's borrowed apartment, supposedly Vermeer's "A Young Woman Seated at the Virginal" is about 3 times the size of the actual work. The original which is one of Vermeer's smallest paintings is only 9 7/8" x 7 7/8" (25.2 cm x 20 cm.)
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