The Blacklist (2013–…): Season 2, Episode 19 - Leonard Caul (No. 62) - full transcript

As Red fights for his life, he pleads with Liz to track down a key figure from his past with knowledge of the Fulcrum.

What you're asking me to do...

...I appreciate that you turned yourself in.
You came back for me.

I'm in danger. I need the passports.

- I can't. I just can't.
- Liz, please!

They're not just passports. You hid
them in a box under the floor in our home.

They represent everything
I'm trying to forget.

I wouldn't ask you
unless it was important.

They're in evidence.

That's exactly
why they should still be clean.

I'm not gonna steal them,
why would I do that?

You want me gone?
Do this and you'll never see me again.

You need to leave. Go. Now.

All units, shots fired at Euclid and Drake.

- Echo 23 en route.
- Echo 28 en route. Copy.

FBI-issued plate 7436,
uniform-sierra, under fire.

Possible officer involved in shooting.

One male confirmed down.
Repeat, plate 7436, uniform-sierra.

Officer under fire.

Stay down!

- You have eyes?
- Fourth floor. East side.

Look out! Down.

We gotta get him out of here.

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- Got eyes!
- Let's go.

Cooper, this is Keen.
Reddington is down.

I repeat, he is down.
Shot and critical.

- Shot? Where? Where are you?
- Euclid and Drake, headed southwest.

- Lizzy, don't.
- Stay still.

He's shot in the chest. I'm gonna
lose him if I don't get him to an ER.

Reddington's shot. Euclid and Drake.

- No, University.
- University.

- Trying to ping her phone.
- Are you secure? Unfriendlies?

Unknown, but I'm gonna need
an escort and backup.

- What are you doing?
- Keen? Agent Keen?

Dial star, seven, seven.

- What?
- Star, seven, seven.

- Seventy-seven. What is your location?
- Who is this?

- What is your location?
- Mr. Kaplan?

- What is your location?
- Capitol and M.

I don't know the plan,
but we need to get him to a hospital.

- No hospitals.
- I'm sorry, but we don't have a choice.

I'm not gonna let him die,
and it can't wait.

- Mr. Kaplan?
- There's a warehouse.

- 5312 Mass Avenue. Say it back.
- 5312 Mass Avenue.

- Get there now. We'll be waiting.
- Who will?

Hold on. Please. Just hold on.

One of our men on Euclid is dead.

- And the target?
- Hit. Wounded. Still in play.

They'll want to take our man to the ME.
That cannot happen.

Still alive.

I want eyes on any and all
medical resources he has.

Get someone to the crime scene...

...and find out how he got away,
and where he is hiding.

He's shot in the chest, right side.

Entered the intercostal in the eighth rib.

- Absent breath sound in the right lung.
- BP is 60 over palp. Pulse thready.

Abdomen's distended.
I need six units now.

X-rays now.
Give me a tube. Give me a scope.

He dropped a lung. Stat chest tube.

You need...
You need to find Leonard Caul.

- Caul?
- Leonard Caul.

Talk to Dembe.

You need to find him, Lizzy.

- Get that line in. Quick.
- Stay with us.

Gone? What do you mean, gone?

We instructed Keen to go
to the ER at University.

We cleared the floor.
They never showed.

There's been an attempted assassination
in broad daylight.

You know Reddington was hit
and yet he and Keen have disappeared?

Well, that was certainly trial by fire.

- Mr. Attorney General.
- Not for another week.

Not ever if the press
has anything to say about it.

I'm spinning gold about
all the great things Justice will do...

...under my leadership,
with an aide whispering in my ear about--

- We just found out ourselves.
- I was caught with my pants down...

...and as three ex-wives can attest to,
it's not a pretty sight.

Keen's gone AWOL.

Why were they meeting?
Were they working a case?

- I don't know the nature of the meeting.
- I don't need to tell you what's at stake.

You need to contain this.

Whatever it takes, whatever you need.

The full resources of my office
are at your disposal.

Thanks, Tom.

Excuse me for a moment.

- Cooper.
- Reddington's in surgery.

Surgery? Where?
We've checked every ER in the city.

We're in a warehouse,
5312 Mass Avenue.

- He has some sort of mobile crash team.
- Dispatch units now.

- Reddington gave me a name.
- Who?

- Leonard Caul.
- Who is Leonard Caul?

He knows about the people
who organized the hit.

So Reddington knows
who's behind this.

They came after Reddington...

...because they thought he had
the Fulcrum.

It's a blackmail file on a group,
this Cabal.

He told them he had it and he didn't.

They called his bluff
and tried to kill him...

- ...and they will not stop until they do.
- Unless we find Leonard Caul.

Nothing on him in the system.

Dembe says before Fitch died...

...he told Reddington to find Caul...

...that he would have information
about the Fulcrum, the Cabal.

Reddington asked Aram
to trace a call to an apartment...

...but when they got there,
Caul was gone.

- They found blood. No body.
- He didn't tell me what it was for...

...and I didn't ask, but I could
probably pull up the location.

We got a team on the way.
Stay safe for 15 minutes and you're home.

We need to find the tear.
What are his vitals?

BP is 90 over 60, pulse 140.

I'm giving pressers and more fluids.
I need another unit of blood.

- Aram traced the call to 3130 Sheridan.
- The name on the lease was an alias...

...but the manager filed a police report,
he found blood in the home.

So we pulled the admission logs
at the nearby ERs.

Gunshot wounds,
domestic violence.

And one guy who comes in with
his two fingers in a Ziploc bag.

- Leonard Caul?
- He didn't leave a name.

When he saw cops in the ER, he left.

How do you know
he's the man we're looking for?

We can't. But he left his fingers behind.

Get me surveillance from that ER.
Interview the doctors.

Contact Metro P.D.,
see if they ran the prints.

- We've got company.
- Protective detail.

We've got units securing the perimeter...

- ...a chopper inbound to evac the patient.
- No, we're not--

What the hell?

The Bureau issues Glocks or Sigs.

Whoever these gentlemen are,
they're not FBI.

There will be more.

How long before we can...?

- What's his status?
- What?

What is it? Can he be moved?

- No. Maybe. I don't know.
- I need a definitive answer.

- We have to go now.
- Go? We can't go.

If we move him, he'll bleed to death.
We just found the compromised artery.

We have to cauterize it before
we can close him.

- So do it.
- That was his job.

Does anyone here
have surgical training?

- Two years, Fresno State.
- You're up, Fresno.

- They're coming.
- Yes, I responded to their message.

We have 15 or 20 minutes.

Even he would need at least
30 minutes to close this tear.

You have 15.

- No. Absolutely not.
- Nick, please.

I haven't heard from you
for three years.

- I don't have any other choice.
- Find another doctor.

- I had another doctor.
- Great. Use him.

- I can't.
- Why?

You turn down
his marriage proposal too?

Listen to me, a man is going to die
if you don't help us. I'm begging you.

Where do you want me to go?

- What are you doing here?
- I live here.

I didn't know where else to go.

Over here.

- Pulse is critical but stable.
- This is for you, Liz, not for him.

Protective detail is at the warehouse.

- No sign of Keen or Reddington.
- The first shooter...

...the EMTs who were taking him
to the ME never showed.

Three bodies found at the warehouse.
Two men posing as FBI...

...and Dr. Mark Child,
chief of surgery at Georgetown.

Agent Keen. Are you safe?

- Who's with you?
- Ressler, Navabi, Mojtabai.

- And who dispatched the detail?
- The D.C. field office.

- That must be the leak.
- Where are you?

- A safe house.
- Address? We'll send our own men now.

- Reddington's team is here. We're secure.
- How is he?

- He's... I don't know for sure, but it's bad.
- What do you need?

- Tell us and we'll do it.
- I need you to find Leonard Caul.

I thought you'd be gone.

That was the plan.

Then I thought maybe if I stayed,
I'd have a shot at a normal life.

- Does Nick know what you got him into?
- He's not a part of this.

- He's just a doctor.
- Reddington's a bad man, Liz.

He's bad for anyone who comes in
contact with him. He's bad for you.

His world, this right here,
unless you get out, this will devour you.

It doesn't matter if he's bad.
What matters is he has answers about me.

I'm staying until I get them.

Maybe I could help you
get those answers.

- I doubt that.
- I know more about Reddington...

...than you think.

The bullet nicked the right lung.

I was able to reinflate it
with a chest tube.

We'll start him on an antibiotic.

- The bullet?
- That's the problem.

It has a percussion cap,
which causes it to essentially explode.

By some miracle, it didn't.
If I try to remove it...

...if I touch it the wrong way...

There's a land mine inside him
and you're asking me to dig it up.

Can you do it or not?

We were never formally introduced.
When we met, you were in her kitchen...

...making coffee in your underwear.
- If it's any consolation...

...she dumped me too.
- Can you do it?

You may not remember,
but I worked my way through school.

Nights, weekends, and I still had
to take out loans.

I busted my hump,
and I am still $376,422 in debt.

Can I do it? Absolutely.

For $376,422.

I know who he is.

I don't why he's here or what you
have to do with him, but I know.

Five hundred thousand.
Unmarked, untraceable.

Mr. Reddington insists on being
prepared for all contingencies.

Shall we continue?

We checked with NCIC.

Prints they ran on our
mystery man were a dead end.

No criminal record.

- Wasn't in the system.
- He was in Mossad's.

Leonard Caul's real name is
Joseph McCray. He's former CIA.

Last known photograph
dates back to 1981.

Part of Operation Harwood...

...a covert surveillance unit in Managua
to keep tabs on the Sandinistas.

The agency knows who he is,
but they won't say. Classified.

His job is to blend in.
He's eyes and ears, nothing else.

- He may as well have been a ghost.
- Harwood was run by Helen Jubal.

Senate committee shut it down
in the wake of Iran-Contra.

Tom Connolly was legal counsel.

- You think Connolly can get her to talk?
- I'll ask him.

We've been trading a few favors lately.

I could be arrested for even
acknowledging Mr. McCray exists.

As luck would have it,
I know a few people in law enforcement.

Tommy said you were
a smooth operator.

He says you can help me find
Leonard Caul...

...or the man you know as Mr. McCray.

- Haven't spoken to him in years.
- Is that a fact?

The unit broke up.
He didn't take it well, became--

Ms. Jubal, let's cut to it, shall we?

McCray was an agent of yours.
He's in trouble, on the run.

The next attorney general gave me carte
blanche to inquire to as his whereabouts.

Anyone obstructing that inquiry
will have to answer to him.

He came to me recently.

He was wrapped up in some kind
of business with Raymond Reddington.

Hm. That's what this is about.
Your hunt for Reddington.

Ms. Jubal, tell me where he is.

He's scared, hurt, had no place to go.

I'm assuming because of Reddington.

If I tell you where he is... you promise to use that information
only as a means to find Reddington?

You have my word.


In Bethesda,
there's a small second-story flat.

In the flat, you will find a desk.

The middle drawer has a false front.
Inside, you'll find a silver case and a key.

- This is about the Fulcrum.
- Yes. You still have it?

I do. This case, the key.

I need you to bring them here
to Raymond, to Leonard Caul.

That's why we needed to find Caul...

...because he can decipher
the Fulcrum.

He's gonna be okay.

This flat, Raymond can never
know you were there.

Do you understand, Elizabeth?

I would go if I could, but I can't.
I can't leave him alone.

Raymond must never
know you were there.

Where are we with this thing?

According to Agent Keen, Reddington
is in surgery. It's touch and go.

In surgery?
What's their location?

- I'm not at liberty to say.
- I suggest you take the liberty.

We have a lead on Leonard Caul.

Jubal tipped us
to a safe house in Alexandria.

- We're looking into it.
- That's not what I asked.

I asked for the location of Reddington.

He's right to keep us out of the loop.
You know the protocol.

If there's the slightest suspicion
of a leak, information is need-to-know.

- I trust Agent Keen.
- After the harbormaster?

I'm beginning to regret sweeping
that under the rug.

She kept this Fulcrum secret, a blackmail
file on some nefarious group...

...and then she gave
this file to Reddington?

- I don't know that she gave it to him.
- I appreciate your loyalty to Agent Keen...

...but you have to admit
there's a possibility...

...she's being completely manipulated
by Reddington.

What if he chose her
in the first place...

...because he wanted to get
his hands on this thing?

What if that's the real reason
he turned himself in?

I don't believe that.

All this talk about
some personal connection...

...between Reddington and Keen,
why he chose her...

...some shared history...

...what if Reddington doesn't care
about Agent Keen...

...and it's all been a manipulation?

Hey, sweetheart.

Hi, kitty.

The doctor says you did well.

- Elizabeth?
- She's fine.

- You need to go to my flat.
- I'm taking care of it.

You were right, Dembe.

I should've told her.

I understand why you didn't.

No, you don't.

The blessing of an honest man.

She still hasn't found Caul.

She won't.
But if she looks for him, he'll find her.

Hello, Agent Keen. Why don't we go
back inside and have a little chat.

Don't take it.

You take it,
he'll have his hooks in you.

Trust me, it's the last thing you want.

I'm not a criminal.
Never even gotten a speeding ticket.

Don't take it.

When I heard you two were getting
married, I was happy for her.

- People said you were okay, a teacher.
- Heh, heh.

Later on, they told me you were planning
to adopt a child and start a family.

Guess you two decided
to go another route.

- I won't take you to Reddington.
- Yes, you will.

You tried to kill him in the street today,
at the warehouse.

The Cabal tried to kill him.

It's what they do,
eliminate their enemies.

You're Leonard Caul.

Reddington sent you to find me.

- What's your connection to Reddington?
- Alan Fitch.

I believe he wanted us to meet.

Shortly after Reddington contacted me,
there was an attempt on my life.

- That's when I knew I could trust him.
- When someone tried to kill you?

Yes, the Cabal, to keep us apart.

I've been in hiding ever since...

...watching, waiting for a signal from
Reddington that it was safe to meet.

- He sent word earlier today.
- He was shot earlier today.

I know. He sent word after...

...through you.

He knew you'd be watching.

I don't like having the FBI running
my prints, accessing my covert files...

...talking with my former CO.

When I saw that happening,
I knew it meant one of two things.

You either want to arrest me
or talk to me.

Which is it, Agent Keen?

Tell me what you know
about the Fulcrum.

Is that the interface?

You don't know how it works.

If you trust him, Agent Keen,
you will show it to me.

It's what he wants.

He gave you a key.

You know, that day at the hospital...

...the day Sam died,
I think about that day a lot.

I worked for you two years,
we never met.

You were always this shadow...

...moving from place to place,
talked about but never seen. And then...

There you were.

To see you sitting there after I'd betrayed
your trust, gone to work for Berlin...

...I was terrified.

I sat there listening to you
threaten me...

...threaten anyone who could hurt Liz.

And all I could think was you...

You are the one
who hurts Liz the most.

She's here in this right now
because of you.

And I know I played a part in that,
and I'm not saying I didn't...

...but I'm trying to fix that.

So I told her the truth about us.

I don't want you to be confused...

...about my part in any of this,
you, Liz.

All of it. I'm out.

I'm done.

There's a device, a bubble module.
It's the size of a quarter.

Smartest person I know couldn't
figure out how to read this.

That's because
he didn't have the cipher text.

- How did you get it?
- I didn't get it.

I wrote it.

First time I saw it, I was speechless too.

Some of the names on that list,
people, they're...

...CEO's, defense contractors,
intelligence officers from China...

...India, all over the world.

Those names you saw,
those are just the beginning.

- Fitch was part of it.
- He'd been cut out of the loop.

Director didn't trust him.
That's why Fitch reached out to me.

- The Director?
- Yes.

Clandestine Services.

Are you telling me
the Director of Clandestine--


- Keep driving.
- But we're here.

Keep driving.

We're compromised.

You're surrounded.

- Where are you?
- Close. They're coming, be ready.

- Reddington, what's his condition?
- He's better.

- But he's gonna get us killed.
- I'm calling for backup.

I got hostiles at Crescent to the north,
more to the west.

Give me a gun. You don't want the help,
I'm happy to leave.

It's okay.

- Keen, where the hell are you?
- 3295 Thompson.

- Talk to me. What's going on?
- Our site's compromised.

I don't know by who. Reddington's
inside and he can't be moved.

- I need you to send units now.
- Agent Ressler, notify HRT.

- I want Hopkins and his team only.
- Copy that.

- We need to go back.
- You're outnumbered.

- We have to go back.
- There's nothing you can do.

They'll kill Reddington.
They'll kill everyone. I can't walk away.

You can. If you know what's good,
you'll keep walking.

- What's that mean?
- The Director never believed...

...Reddington had the Fulcrum.
When Fitch died, it was inevitable...

...that the Director would call his bluff.
- That's it.

What? Agent Keen,
what are you thinking?

Make it quick.
The National Security Council is waiting.

How much resistance?
I don't care what it takes.

I want the target eliminated.


We have a situation.

- What are you doing, Kate?
- Keeping you alive.

There's nothing you can do here.

- I'm not leaving you, Raymond.
- You need to go.

Find a way out.

I'll be fine.

And if I'm not, you know what to do.

But you won't be able to do it
unless you leave.

Grenade! Grenade!


- President approved it as well.
- Yes, I understand that.

Excuse me.

I'm sorry, but there's
an agent here to see you.

- Oh, not now.
- It's Elizabeth Keen.

She says she has information
about something called the Fulcrum.

Thank you.

We are going to have to postpone.

- The president is expecting us--
- The president will have to wait.

If you'll excuse us.

That will be all.

I admire your nerve, Agent Keen,
barging in here like this.

But I'm afraid it's too late.

Well, then you're gonna
have to read about this... tomorrow's New York Times.

The Fulcrum.
You didn't think Reddington had it.

Well, here it is,
and it tells quite a story.

Political assassinations, terrorism.

We know who you are, what you've done.

You called Reddington's bluff
and you lost.

- Call it off.
- I told you it's too late.

Pick up the phone and call it off.

You have no idea the enemies
you've just made.

I'm afraid I do.

You can keep that. We have copies.

I never saw it before.

Saw what?

How much you look like your mother.


There's a wing at Sibley Memorial
for you and your medical team.

Cooper will oversee
your security personally.


- When I hired Torn Keen--
- Don't. There's nothing you can say.

When I hired Torn Keen... was at a time of profound
transition in your life.

You'd already left behind the relative
safety and innocence of youth.

Sam's care as a father had served
you well, but you'd outgrown him.

And I knew that eventually... life would jeopardize yours.

So in an admittedly presumptuous
and ultimately...

...futile effort to keep you safe...

...I hired Tom,
simply to be there as a friend...

...of a friend, to look after you
from an arm's length.

When I learned that your relationship
had become intimate...

...I fired him.

I should've removed him...

...but you were already in love with him.

And Tom...

...he shifted his allegiance to Berlin,
in part, to protect himself from me...

...but also because it allowed for... inextricable intimacy...

...and commitment to you.

And so you were married.

And I couldn't stay away any longer.

A confluence of peril
had entered your life...

...and I wanted to be within reach... have influence.

I turned myself in to the FBI
to point you...

...toward a truth...

...that inevitably you would
have to discover for yourself.

Is that all of it?

Some of it.

Why couldn't you just have said yes?

It wouldn't kill you to lie just once
to make someone feel good.

I understand you're conflicted.

Lives were lost today.

But the work we do is important.

We help provide peace, stability.

Children can go to school,
families to church without fear...

...or certainly with less of it,
because of us.

You wanted to be a part of that.

It's a solemn responsibility...

...and, on days like today, a heavy one.

Few people are capable
of honoring that responsibility.

You are, we know that,
and we believe in you.

We also know that
we asked you to betray a friend.

But you want a seat at the table.

Now you have one.

Came as soon as I could.

I think you're right.


What happened today...

- I think it's gonna devour me.
- What I said...

What I meant was that it would
devour most people.

It's not gonna devour you.

You said you could help me
find answers.


I think I can.

Tell me what you know
about Reddington.

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