The Blacklist (2013–…): Season 3, Episode 23 - Alexander Kirk (No. 14): Conclusion - full transcript

As Reddington and the task force close in on the person responsible for Liz's death, a shocking betrayal leaves them racing to save one of their own.

Previously on "The Blacklist"...

Alexander Kirk is the man
responsible for Elizabeth's death.

Kirk has financed Senator
Robert Diaz's presidential bid.

If we steal Diaz's money,
Kirk won't be far behind.

I have your money. I have your senator.

You don't have me.

If you get Kirk here, you get
your illegal money back.

I am not gonna be an accomplice to murder.

You are ‭if you want to be President.

We're awaiting a statement
from Senator Diaz,

who has temporarily suspended
his presidential campaign

to convene a special hearing
to investigate allegations,

that energy billionaire Alexander Kirk

has been financing terrorism.

Kirk amassed his wealth in
the '90s through mining

and oil operations in Russia,

but fell out of favor with Moscow

after a series of
politically motivated raids

on Kirk's companies by Russian authorities.

He fled the country

and has rarely been seen
in public in recent years.

Thank you all for coming.

When I announced my candidacy,

I made the American people a promise

that my desire to run this
country in the future

would not interfere with
my current obligations

as chairman of the Senate Energy Committee.

I keep my promises.

You've all heard the allegation

that Alexander Kirk is financing terrorism.

Sir, can you be more specific?

He's purchasing oil from radical jihadists,

committing a federal crime by
supporting the very organizations

that export terror to America.

I will not let one drop
of oil into this country

without making sure that...

Wait, he's sending it here?

That's what I intend to find out.

No one in the organization
knows anything about this.

They don't know because it's not happening.

This is all Reddington.

He bought and paid for Diaz
with my campaign money.

A fact - we can't use as
leverage against Diaz...

A revelation like that would
hurt you as much as him.

As a foreign national,

you violated the Federal
Election Campaign Act

when you donated to an American candidate.

Is that right? You think I don't kn...

I'm just saying it's not
a defense we can use.

Don't do it publicly.

I hired your damn firm
for its relationships...

and influence.

Earn your money.

Whatever this evidence is,

you could show up at the
hearing and fight it.

I said no.

A special hearing to
investigate Senator Diaz,

who has temporarily suspended
his presidential campaign.


I want to know if these
allegations are true.

Let Senator Diaz know I
won't be at his hearing.

I believe the American
people deserve the truth,

and that's what my presidency
will be about... transparency.

All right. That's it. Thank you.
See you tomorrow.

I have three days to make the ad buys

or my campaign's over.

I'm doing what you asked.

That money you took... I need it back.

A good man could make a real
difference as President.

A good man might even inspire
one's patriotic instincts,

but a good man would never allow
himself to be put under obligation

to anyone willing to write a big check.

You just had me accuse Kirk
of something he didn't do.

What makes you so sure he's gonna show up?

Don't underestimate yourself, Robert.

One way or another, I'm
confident Kirk will come.

I'll have his head,

and you'll end up in the Oval Office,

where you can pay off your
debt to me with a full pardon.

You expect me to pardon you.

Not me.

Elizabeth Keen.

The FBI agent...

who murdered the Attorney General.

She's dead.


And I want things put right.

*I got the bowling ball blues*

*When I first started
bowling, just a spare was great*

*And my score looked good at 108*

*And they said if I
practiced, I could raise my game*

*So I practiced and I practiced*

*But I still bowl the same*

Thank you for coming on short notice.

I understand my associate's
already brought you up to speed

in the basics of the task.

The file?

*And my daughters, too*

*I think I'll hang up my bowling ball*

*My bag and my shoes*

Everything you asked for.

Photos of Tom Keen, his daughter.

- Medical records? - It's all there.

She was discharged from D.C.
General yesterday.

By now, she's likely under heavy guard.

Won't be a problem.

It can't be.

Mr. Kirk was very clear.

Take the girl, kill the father.


*Are in a heck of a mess*

She reminds me of Elizabeth.

Thank you, Kate.

For everything.

No thanks necessary.

All I care about is Agnes' well-being.

Saw the news conference.

What's the word on Kirk?

- Is he coming? - It's under control.

That's not how this works.

We have an understanding...
I let you into Agnes' life

and you let me help bring down Kirk.

If you have the spare time,

I would think you'd be spending it

trying to learn about your parents.

I understand Scottie
Hargrave offered you a job.

She'll have to wait.

You must have many questions.


But right now, ‭the only
question that matters

is where are you on finding Kirk?

In exchange for getting
his campaign funds back,

Senator Diaz agreed to
pressure Alexander Kirk

to come to America.

We're giving it back, the money we stole?

Why did we take it in the first place?

I thought taking Kirk's money

would be enough to smoke him out.
It wasn't.

And as I understand it,

he's already sent word to the good Senator

that he's disinclined to
testify before the committee

and answer to what, as of
now, are false charges.

Diaz accused him of buying
oil from radical jihadists.

You're saying that never happened.


But I felt it was just the kind
of lie Diaz would enjoy telling,

as it'll inevitably ‭score
him political points...

Hit the sweet spot of jingoistic outrage.

So Kirk's not financing terrorism.

Not yet.

Why don't I like the sound of this?

The oil you had us intercept
from Kerogent in Amsterdam...

That came from terrorists.

That's why you hijacked it
before it made it into evidence.

No. I hijacked it because...
I'm a criminal.

I'm parting with it

because Alexander Kirk needs to be killed,

and if it takes planting a
little evidence on him...

so be it.

Is there any line you
don't expect us to cross?

Yes. This one.

I don't expect you to dirty your
hands planting the illicit oil.

I simply need you to
arrest Kirk's employees

once they possess it.

And how is any of that gonna happen?

Have a little faith, Harold.

Lord, guide us on this long
and treacherous journey,

for judgement is coming.

Judgement walks among us,

and Lord knows when it comes for you,

there will be nowhere left to run

but the waiting arms of the Lord.

Amen, brothers. Amen.

Thanks... thank y'all for coming in.

May God keep you safe out there.

Thank you. Thank you.

Thank you. God bless you.

I appreciate it. Thank you.

Thank you. Thank you.

God bless. Thank you.

Powerful sermon, especially for
an old faker like yourself.

I know it's important for you
to know what's moving where,

but damn it, Red, I'm three
ex-wives into this ministry.

And seven children.

You're like a rockstar without the income.

And I appreciate your help with
the child-support payments.

I do.

The Good Book.

We've had a lot of precious
cargo move through this week.

Big-screen TVs, 4k...
That's the good stuff.

Designer suits, ‭brand-name

A lot of poaching options,

but nothing you'd be interested in.

Actually, I'm looking for
something very specific.

What can you tell me about a
gas company called NexaCo?


Tom, it's Dr. Swanson.

Thank you for calling me back.

Listen, we got the panels back,

and I just wanted to put your mind at ease.

Everything looks great.

Agnes has a clean bill of health.

Just keep her on the feeding plan...

Continuous supplements,

and I'd like to see her again in two weeks.

Uh, thank you, Dr. Swanson, for everything.

I appreciate it.


I did what you asked.


You don't have to do this.

Did you get it?

Triangulation looks good.

We've got a location on Keen.

Alexander Kirk owns companies
all over the world,

including a prominent energy
subsidiary here in America...

NexaCo Gas...

That supplies gasoline to
stations all over the country.

Reddington's gonna intercept
one of his trucks

and swap out the tanker with one
full of the contraband oil.


According to Reddington's source,

NexaCo trucks make regular supply runs

to Kirk's refineries in Baton Rouge.

One of the drivers makes a regular stop

to pick up lunch at a
place off of Route 17.

They'll have less than 10
minutes to make the switch.

Doesn't leave a lot of room for error.

What exactly is his plan?

What's the difference

between the pastrami Swiss
cheese dog with sauerkraut

and the Reuben dog?

Aren't those the same?

Honestly, the amount of options overwhelms.

Serial number's 513.

See you on the other side.

Hey... buddy.


Here we go.

I know what you need, huh?

There, buddy.

All right. Okay.

We're all friends.

And come on, come on, come on.

Come on.

There. You want to go for a little ride?


So it'll be one Chicago double dog,

hold the pickles, and one, uh...

the, uh, ‭Brooklyn Baconeer with cheese.

Oh, and throw in some of those
house-made sea-salt chips.

Will that be all?

What do you recommend on the dessert front?

You know what?

Toss in two of those little fried pies.

You only live once, right?

Thank you. Excuse me.


Chili dog, fries, to go.

You're good to roll.


Go easy on those doughnuts, all right?

Really, Boscoe?

What's the problem?

We're operating on credible intelligence

that you're transporting smuggled crude.

Smuggled crude?

What are you... I'm hauling gasoline.

You want my papers?

Actually, we're gonna
need to see your product.

Does that look like 87% octane to you?

I don't know ‭anything about this.

Hands behind your back.

Come on.

The FBI just released a statement.

The oil they recovered has high CH4 levels

chemically consistent with crude
originating from northern Syria.

They're saying it was en route

to one of your refineries
on the Gulf Coast.


Reddington's moving beyond
theoretical accusations.

We spoke to our U.S. Contacts,

including Senator Bolson,
the majority leader.

He has a lot of sway with Koepke and Talbot

on the Energy Committee, however...

Let me guess.

They're less inclined to go to bat for us

now that there's actual evidence.

They're not gonna stick their
necks out for a foreigner

who's hiding from the U.S.
investigative process.

Which is why we're hoping
you'll reconsider your position

and show up for the hearing.


Act like a friend

and your powerful friends
will respond in kind.

And if I don't, I'll be indicted.

Justice department will freeze
all your American assets...

Billions of dollars.

Your most prized asset in the U.S.
will be lost.

Get the senator on the phone.

So, uh... it worked.


Apparently, Kirk had a change of heart

and he's flying in
tomorrow for the meeting.

You know what that means, right?

You know what Mr. Reddington's gonna do.

I'm not okay with this.

Are you?

These charges against Alexander Kirk

for financing terrorism are ludicrous.

And no one's gonna touch him for
what happened to Elizabeth.

So I'm gonna kill him.

He won't live long enough to see

the inside of that hearing room.

I'm gonna kill him the instant
he steps out of his vehicle.

You and I both know...

nothing less will protect Agnes

and avenge Elizabeth's death.

Red... how come...

Harold, you and your people...

I will always be more grateful
than I could ever express

but I don't expect... or rather,

I couldn't accept your
involvement in this final act.

I entered into this relationship
with my eyes wide open.

So did Agent Ressler and the others.

I admire that about you, Harold.

I know so many zealots, men
and women who choose a side,

an ideology by which to
interpret the world,

but to get up every single day

and do the hard work of
deciding what to believe,

what's right today, when to
stand up or stand down...

that's courage.

It's been a privilege...

to see firsthand

why the people you lead
love you the way they do.

But sadly, our time together
has come to an end.

On this case.

- You don't mean... - I do.

We've done some good work.

But with Elizabeth gone...


nothing more for me to contribute.

Please take care of
yourself and the others.


Aram... set him up with
someone, for God's sake.

He's like a kid with his first
erection on the school bus.


Thank you.

I just got to pick up a few things...

Paper towels, formula,
diapers... the usual.

Do you want me to grab you

some of those little
sandwiches that you like?

Thanks, I'm good.

It's all clear. I'll be outside.

- Be quick. ‭- Yeah.

Okay, what do you think?

Red can or green can?

I agree. Green it is.

She's beautiful.

Thank you. I dig the bow tie.

What happened to you?

I spit up on myself. What
do you think happened?

Will you watch the cart?
We got to go wash up.

I'm coming with you.

I think I can find the
bathroom on my own, thanks.

Mr. Reddington left specific instructions

not to let the kid out of our sight.

I'll take the child.

- Thank you. - ‭Go.

Okay, sweetheart.

She has a real round head.

Oh, my God.

He was right here!

I don't know what happened to him.

That's him! That's my son.

No, oh, wait. What are you talking about?

Ma'am, I need you to hand over the boy.

Hold on.

I think there's been a
misunderstanding here.

Her name's Agnes.

We're just waiting for her father.

Look. I don't know how this happened.

I'm so sorry.

They must've gotten mixed up somehow.

Tom gave us the slip.

He left with the baby.

Something's going on.

I think they lost him.

What makes you say that?

Because I'm still tracking his cell signal,

and it's moving west on Millbank.

Vector me.

Kirk's flight just arrived.

What's the security?

He brought his own team.

There'll be a convoy of
at least three vehicles.

Minimum of 8 to 10 men.

Put Everly in the ‭Veterans
Building, looking west.

Sandoval to the south.

Our source says the Capitol Police

have asked the Bureau to
assist with security.

They're expanding the perimeter. Baz.

Advanced teams will be all
over the Veterans Building.

Every window and roof within 200 yards

will be scoped and cleared.

We need to find another perch
with a clear line of sight,

and we need to find it now.

I want you to get on the FAA database,

pull a flight plan for me.

It's a Hawker 400, November-6-4-5-2-Delta.

You have an update for me?

There's gonna be a delay.

Keen went AWOL,

just boarded a flight to
Baracoa with his daughter

traveling under an alias.

I'll get in touch with
our contacts in Cuba.

In the meantime, you get on
a plane and get down there.

We need that child in our
custody by the end of the day.

Hey, gentlemen, put down your hammers.

It's time for recess.

Simon says put your hands on your heads.

- Let's go. - ‭Don't fret.

We won't be long.

My associate will keep you company

until our business is finished.

This'll work nicely.

Everly, right there.

You can't do this.

Agent Ressler.

Aren't you the dog on a scent?

There was one empty building

with a line of sight to the
front and one to the back.

Started with the front.

You spoke to Harold.

Reddington, grab the
guy, put him in a hole,

get what you need from
him, but don't kill Kirk.

There's nothing I care to
take from Alexander Kirk

except his life.

‭Trust me. I want him as badly as you,

but I'm not gonna let this happen.

Oh, this is gonna happen, Donald.

This is gonna happen in about 10 minutes.

I just heard back from our man in Baracoa.


He checked with his local sources.

An American recently purchased a villa

on the western edge of town.

High walls, very private.

That's where you think
Keen's taking his daughter?

We sent a team down to
do some initial recon,

and you need to see this.

Senator Diaz, we're hearing that the FBI

made a seizure yesterday in
connection to this case.

Can you comment?

We recovered raw Syrian crude

from one of Kirk's gasoline tankers.

Mr. Kirk has a lot to answer for,

and he'll be given every
opportunity to do so

in today's hearing.

Thank you.

We're told that Kirk's arrival is imminent.

Do you have a minute?

We can't reach Ressler.

He left, and he's not answering his cell.

You think ‭he went to find Reddington?


He'd never admit it,

but I think he took Liz's death

almost as hard as Aram did.

We are still waiting
outside the courthouse...

So it's happening.

Kirk is here.

Touched down a few minutes ago.

Alexander Kirk to arrive.

We're gonna take a closer look...

Are you all right?

A man got off that plane,

and he has no idea that he'll
be dead within the hour.

I've spent my entire life in the service

of stopping people who do what
we're about to let happen.

Not so long ago, ‭this
task force felt compelled

to hunt down Elizabeth Keen for
intentionally killing a man.

Now she's gone,

and we're about to do the very same thing.

If you're asking whether
you'll regret it someday...


I don't think you will.

To be honest, I crossed that
line a long time ago...

Killing in the name of justice, vengeance.

After a while, you don't
just get over it...

you get used to it.

Export terror to America.

I believe...

That's what I'm afraid of.

And that's what my
presidency would be about.

Listen to me. If he pulls that trigger,

this building's surrounded in seconds.

Not minutes... seconds.
There's no getting out.

Yes, I know.

If Liz were here, she'd
tell you not to do this.

Elizabeth isn't here, though.
Is she, Donald?

That was Mr. Kaplan. Keen made a move.

He took Agnes.

I want to know where.

- Kaplan's on it. - Step away.


I meant what I said.

This isn't gonna happen.

I said stand down.

Look, Reddington.

If you want your man to live,

you're gonna tell him to do what I say.

It's okay, Everly.

Step away. Go find Baz. Give him a hand.

All right.

Let's everyone take a deep breath.

Everybody relax.

All right. Nobody's gonna get hurt.

Kirk's 60 seconds out.

What the hell do you think you're doing?

I was willing to fire on your man,

and I'm willing to fire on you.

Yes, I believe that, Donald.

But are you willing to die in the process?

I said step away.

You want justice for Elizabeth.

Justice, not vengeance.

In my experience, they're the same.

What are you gonna do, Dembe?

You gonna shoot me in cold blood?

40 seconds.

I know how difficult ‭this
must be for you, Donald.

I will do this.

You have faith.

I envy that.

Justice, integrity, faith in humanity...

Nobody embodies those
principles more than you.


And I know it must be
hard for you to believe

that you'll continue to
embody those principles

even after you watch me do this.

Oh, this isn't about me.

This is about the rules... what's right.

When Elizabeth was a fugitive,
you played by the rules,

did what you thought was right.

But Elizabeth's gone.

Alexander Kirk took her away from us,

and she's not coming back.


Take your hands off that trigger.

What do you think's going to
happen if you stop me, Donald?

That you'll arrest Kirk?

That justice will be done?

Let go of the weapon.

Do you want a bullet in
Alexander Kirk's head

or one in mine?

Decide now.

What's it going to be, Donald?


It's not Kirk.

He's not there.

Unfortunately, Mr. Kirk wasn't able

to attend today's hearing due
to an unexpected development.

I'll be testifying on his behalf.

I don't understand.

I thought we confirmed Kirk on that flight.

Aram, the manifest.

I'm looking at it now.

Kirk was definitely a
passenger on that jet.

Not only that, he was
pre-cleared by U.S. Customs

and Border Protection at Abu Dhabi Airport.

He's here.

Then why wasn't he in that car?

I don't know. Wait.

Wait, this can't...

There's a second flight plan,

a new one, filed a few minutes ago.

Kirk's plane just took off again.

To where?

Abel Santamaria Airport in Cuba.

I don't understand.

Why would Kirk clear American customs,

fly all the way to D.C., just
to turn around and go to Cuba?

Something changed his mind.

Aram, run another search.

Every private flight to Abel Santamaria

from the D.C. area in the last six hours.

- What are we looking for? - Tom and Agnes.

He slipped my security
detail earlier today.


Well, he wouldn't be traveling
under the name Keen.

Okay, hang on. There is something.

A Hawker 400 November-6-4-5-2-Delta

left a private airstrip for
Cuba with two passengers...

A man ‭and his infant daughter.

My God.

Kirk's going after Agnes.

Aram, the plane Tom was on.

Who owns it?

Reddington! Hey!

Ow! What the hell?!

What's going on, Omar?

I've known you for over two decades.

I was there when you renewed
your vows with Eileen.

And suddenly, you're the person

who takes Tom Keen and his
child out of the country?

Out of my sight?

I don't know any Tom Keen.

Wrong answer.

Stop, please.

Of all the people with a private air fleet,

Keen just picks your name out of a hat?

I don't understand.

I was under the impression

arranging this flight is
exactly what you wanted.

Why in God's name would you think that?

Red, I would never do
anything to upset you.

I just assumed ‭when Kaplan came to see me,

she was coming on your behalf.

- Kaplan. ‭- She made all the arrangements.

She had all the documentation

for your friend and his daughter.

I just did what she asked.

Raymond, I'm sorry.

I have nothing for you, Kate.

No parables about loyalty,

no florid speeches of trust belied,

deception, treachery,

or false devotion.

I'm simply too bereft.

It will have to suffice to say...

I would name every human being
on the planet before you

if asked who might betray me.

- Raymond... ‭- I know what you've done.

I know you helped Tom and
Agnes leave the country

without my knowledge.



What do you want to know, Raymond?

If I'm sorry?


I'm sorry you weren't more
honest with Elizabeth

from the beginning.

I'm sorry you wanted to
know her so desperately

that you convinced yourself
we could keep her safe.

I couldn't sit back

and watch you make the
same mistake with Agnes.

I didn't betray you.

I did what I've always
done... protected you...

this time, from yourself.

You're wrong.

‭I won't tell you
where they are.

You don't understand, Kate.

I know where they are, and
so does Alexander Kirk.

- Kirk? - ‭He was tracking Tom.

He knows they're in Cuba.

He's flying there as we speak.

- No. - ‭I need an address.

I know you had her best interests at heart,

that you were trying to protect her,

but now, because of you,
Agnes is in grave danger.

Not just Agnes.

You made it.

Oh, my God.

Oh, she's beautiful.

Just like her mother.

Are we okay?

Liz, it's over.

There's nobody coming after us.

It's just you and me...

and her.

We did it.

We're free.


The how won't change anything.

I suppose I knew what I would do

that afternoon in the car on
the drive to the mobile ICU.

That poor girl, so afraid.

Always looking over her shoulder,

in the dark about who she
was and why it mattered.

But it wasn't just about Elizabeth anymore.

Her child was already paying the price

for her association with you.

No. Get out.

Please, go away. Make him go away.

This is my daughter.

Just wait out here.

Let me talk to her.

I saw my opportunity.

I know you're afraid, sweetie.

You should be.

Agnes will never be safe
in Raymond's world.

The question is, how far are you
willing to go to protect her?

I saw her die.

You saw what the doctor allowed you to see.

If he finds out, he'll kill me.

I can keep this from him, protect you.

Just tell me what you need.

This is insane. It'll never work.

Maybe not, but we have to try.

Most heart monitors ‭come
with simulation devices

for training purposes.

All I have to do is connect her
heart leads to the simulator

and I can make her vitals
do whatever we want...

Raise her heart rate,
drop her oxygen levels,

crashing her blood pressure.

What else?

If I can make Liz seem unstable enough,

it would be indicated for me
to put her on a ventilator

in a medically induced coma.

But there's a risk.

Of course there's a risk for all of us,

but it's possible, right?

What's possible?

I sat over her body...

and watched her die.

You saw what we needed you to see.

Once she was safe on the ventilator,

one large dose of a beta blocker

dropped her cardiac output
and pulse to a level

just barely detectable under
the best of circumstances,

let alone with a gunfight raging outside.

You didn't want her body
taken to the morgue.

That made things easier.

Elizabeth was in the body bag
for less than two minutes.

Nik was standing by with
the antidote, glucagon.

I found a suitable body for the funeral.

Need I continue?

Had it really come to that?

She loved her daughter that much.

Yes, Raymond.

It had come to that.

Hey, I'm back.

I found the cutest little
bakery on the beach.

They make those little
pastelitos that you love.


What is it? What's wrong?

Come in. Sit down.

A couple hours ago,

I had the opportunity to stop Reddington.

He was ready to... take one
life to avenge another,

and in the end, I, uh...

I was gonna let him do it.

I actually wanted him to do it.

Thank God Kirk wasn't in that car.

Well, now we know why.

Reddington called from the air.

Let's hope he gets to Tom and Agnes.

And Liz.

She's alive.

*I'm not gonna try and make it even*

*You're way ahead by now*

*I'm not gonna try and make it all even*

*Even though I know how*

*And everyone thinks I dodged a bullet*

*But I think I shot the gun*

*And everyone thinks I dodged a bullet*

*But I think I shot the gun*

*I'm not gonna tell
my new friends about you*

*No, I'm gonna let that slide*

*I'm gonna be lazy when I write about you*

*Even though it takes all my might*

*And everyone thinks I dodged a bullet*

*But I think I shot the gun*

*And everyone thinks I dodged a bullet*

*But I think I shot the gun*


What am I gonna do with you, Kate?

*I'm gonna get back to believing*

*lt's been a long, long time now*

*I'm gonna get up and make it look easy*

*Even though I don't know how*

My daughter, my husband... where are they?

What have you done with them?

*I'm not gonna try and make it even*

Hello, Masha.

*I'm way behind by now*

I've been imagining this
moment for the last 25 years.

Who are you?

Alexander Kirk.

That wasn't always so.

Once, a long time ago...

my name was Constantin Rostov.