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Recap / The Blacklist S 3 E 2 Marvin Gerard

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Marvin Gerard (No. 80) provides examples of:

  • Amoral Attorney:
    • Marvin started working for criminals after getting locked up in prison, granted at that point he had already lost his licence.
    • Marvin’s ex-father-in-law and possibly his firm may have been implied to be amoral considering that it was because of them that Marvin lost a custody battle to his wife who was an Abusive Parent.
  • Domestic Abuse: Clayton, a man in the diner, is abusive to his partner Carly.
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  • Even Evil Has Standards: Reddington does not like Domestic Abusers.
    Red: You haven’t the slightest clue how to speak to a woman, have you? Now, my friend there and I are having a very important discussion. So you just sit tight, enjoy your muffin, and if I hear you say anything other than “please” or “thank you” to Carly, I’m gonna drag you into the men’s room and wash your mouth out with soap. And if that doesn’t work, I’ll cut your filthy tongue out with that butter knife. Is that clear enough for you?
  • Hostage Situation: Red creates a situation where he and Liz have to hold a diner hostage. The whole purpose was to get Marvin Gerard to the diner in order to break him out of prison.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Liz is so wound up that when Clayton tries to steal her gun she beats him to the point that he needs medical attention in order to survive.
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  • Shown Their Work: Liz does an impressive job of pronouncing the Russian name of the FSB. note 
  • The Mole:
    • A man named Vladimir Vitsin is the Cabal’s mole who helped smuggle Karakurt into the United States. It’s this knowledge that clues Red into the fact that the Cabal is planning on killing Liz while she’s in Russian custody.
    • The driver of the Russian convoy carrying Liz was a member of the Cabal.
  • Vehicular Assault: Ressler rams his car into the Russian convoy transporting Liz.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Solomon kills one of the drivers of the Russian convoy who also happened to be a member of the Cabal in order to get rid of a “loose end” and to help ratchet up more tension between the US and Russia.


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