The Blacklist (2013–…): Season 6, Episode 18 - The Brockton College Killer - full transcript

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* You got so much to hide


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* Blackbird on a lonely wire
Is someone there?

* Rumors fly

* When it comes to you and I


* All I believe, my dear

* Is everybody talks

* I've heard about you

* And all the things you do

* Whispers, you say

* I'll take them to my grave

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Has the meeting been set
with Ruddiger?

For lunch.

And do you think
he'll kill him
just to set an example?

I won't say he will.

But I can't be sure he won't,
unless he knows your truth.



I didn't hear you come in.

I'm listening to a podcast.

They're these episodic
audio recordings...

I'm familiar with the concept
of a podcast. Everyone is.

No one listens to them
on audio cassette.

Digital is the province
of hackers and prying eyes.

My life depends on
sticking to simpler pleasures.

This one's a compelling but
misguided series called Thaw.

The one about
the serial killer
who froze his victims?

Tobias Carlyle.

Though, if the podcast
is to be believed,

is in prison for crimes
he didn't commit.

Isn't he getting
a new trial?

Yes, and with the case
about to go to the jury,
this happens.


Carlyle went to prison
six years ago.

When he did,
the murders stopped.

It can't be coincidence
that they've started again.

It could be a copycat.

or a contract killer,

one working
at Carlyle's instruction.

So you think he orchestrated
the murder from prison.

Do you have any evidence?

None. Which is why
I'm giving you the case.

A serial killer is in prison.

His associate is carrying on
in his absence.

Unless you catch him
and prove his connection
to Carlyle,

the jury will
overturn Carlyle's conviction.

And there will be two killers
on the loose.
Keep me posted.

It's a busman's holiday,

but I'm a sucker
for true-crime drama.

Your lunch with Ruddiger...

You should cancel it.

Why would I do that?

you're going to ask him

if he turned you in
to the police.

He didn't.

I did.


The homeless woman who
called in the anonymous tip.

You... You said you showed her
a photo of Elizabeth.

You said she didn't
recognize her.

She didn't.

But she did recognize
a photo of Jennifer.

I asked him
not to say anything.

It's not his fault.
It's mine.

No, it's mine.

I knew it was you
as soon as I found out

you were looking for
Dr. Koehler's nurse.

You knew that...
One day I'm captured,

the next, you're looking
for someone who knows

I was once someone else?

I knew that wasn't
a coincidence,

but I let my hopes

convince me that...'d never betray me
like that.
If I had...

That neither of you would.

If I'd known
what was gonna happen...

That they'd put me on trial,
sentence me to death?

That surprised you?

The only thing I knew is you
aren't who you say you are.

And you think you deserve
to know the truth.
I do.

That you're entitled
to that?

That entitlement justified
risking my life?

I thought
it justified anything, yes.

But I don't anymore.

And why is that?

Because you almost died.

Because I came face-to-face

with losing you,

and I realized

that I don't care
about who you were...

I care for who you are.

And that's the only thing
that matters.

You have to believe me.


I'm not sure
I'll ever believe you again.


What's this?
A favor.

You should know that
I once held the high score

on Ms. Pac-Man
at Earl's Pizza
in Pike Creek,

and I will not
go easy on you.

Maybe some other time.

This is about a case.

Uh, looking for someone,
and his prints are
one of those quarters.

Is this a new case?
Cold case.

Can you run them for me?

Sure, but
that might take awhile.

Just name the place.
Place for what?

Our Ms. Pac-Man

How'd it go with

I don't really want to
talk about it.

Did you tell him?

What did he say?

Can we please
just go to work?

The Brockton College Killings
were a series of murders

that took place
on Brockton campus in 2013.

Over a year and a half,
three women,

Krystala Norris, Lauren Key,
and Melissa Seymore,

were found dead, their bodies
staged like frozen statues.

Besides going to
the same school,

all these three women
had in common

was a connection to a fellow
student named Tobias Carlyle.

Norris shared
several of the same classes,

Key worked at
the diner he frequented,

and Seymore was a writer
for the school newspaper
where he was a photographer.

In fact,
she had last been seen
in Carlyle's dorm.

Forensics recovered his semen
from her body.

Did he know
the most recent victim?

No, I didn't know her.

And even if I did,
I couldn't kill her
from prison.

Which is why we're arguing
to have this new murder
be admissible in court.

It's last minute, but
this could change everything.

This case has gained
international attention

because of Thaw, a podcast
hosted by Kimberly Owens.

Owens believes
Carlyle is innocent.

Hang on.
I mean, he confessed.

You don't believe
he's responsible for this
most recent murder?

He's in prison.
Which doesn't mean

he's innocent of the crimes
he's already confessed to.

Reddington believes
Carlyle contracted a killing
to help his case.

I'm a big fan
of Thaw, too,

and I can't believe
Mr. Reddington
could listen to it

and actually think
that Tobias is guilty.

That is...crazy.

It was obviously
the professor.

The professor?
Adrian McCaffrey.

He teaches English
at Brockton University

and had all three victims
as his students.

In fact, Thaw uncovered
that one of the victims,
Lauren Key,

had filed a suit against him
for sexual harassment.

Now, the university didn't
disclose this to the police
during the first trial.

How do you explain that?

I don't know,
but if Reddington is right,

this murderer
is about to manipulate

the justice system
to walk free.

Keen, Ressler,
talk to the police.

Aram, if you're so certain
about the professor,
check him out.

Well, like
the original murder victims,

the corpse was marinated
in liquid nitrogen...

320 below.

But here's
the interesting thing.

Take a look at the bruising
at the back of her scalp.

Cause of death in all
the victims was hypothermia,

but they also showed evidence
of blunt-force trauma

caused by a dimpled mallet,
like a meat tenderizer.

The bruising pattern here
is identical to the others.

Whoever did this
used the same
exact instrument.

We have a source
who suggests that the killer

may have been told
how to do it by Carlyle.

That they're
working together

to make it look
like he's innocent.

He wouldn't need
much coaching.

Whoever listened
to that podcast
would know how to do it,

which limits your suspects
to what,
like three million people?




Please, help me!


- We want a name.
- I don't have one.

Oh, first a podcast
gets you a new trial,

and then a body drops
when the jury

is trying to decide
your fate?

I didn't get a retrial
because of luck.

I got a retrial
because Kimberly Owens

uncovered police misconduct
and suppression of evidence.

That woman,
she's my angel.

Before I start today,
I have sad news to share.

Another Brockton student has
been reported missing.

Her name
is Jenny Marciniak.


I don't know
who that is.

Let me out.

We've seen
your confession.

You admitted to
killing those women.

I would've said anything
to end that interrogation,
and so I did.

If I had to pick one word
to sum up this case,

it would be "missing."

Five girls went missing
in 2013 and two now,

but other things
are missing, too.

The weapon used to knock out
the girls is missing.

Police tore Tobias' life apart
and never found it.

The kill site is missing.

Tobias lived in Manor Hall
with a roommate.

It's not exactly a place

he could've frozen a body
in liquid nitrogen

without anyone noticing.

I hate that anyone more
is being hurt,

but maybe the silver lining
is the truth will finally
come out.

The truth?

The truth is that
Lauren Key's

sexual-harassment report
against Dr. Adrian McCaffrey

is the biggest missing
piece of all.

We have it now, of course,

but it is missing

from the official case
in 2013.

I was a student
at Brockton

while the original murders
were happening,

and everyone knew

McCaffrey liked sleeping
with girls half his age.

Were all of the victims
students of his that
turned him down?

Both of the new victims
had him as a professor.

McCaffrey is the one police
should be talking to.

Jenny Marciniak was kidnapped
12 hours ago?

My client has
an ironclad alibi.

What's Dr. McCaffrey's?

I was in my office,
grading my papers,

just like I always do.

Can anyone corroborate that?
This whole thing
is ridiculous.

I shouldn't be a suspect.

Sir, you are not
officially a suspect.

Oh, sure, I'm just having
a little chat with the FBI.

It's just a-a-a few
questions, like, um,

about that
sexual-harassment complaint.

Ah. You're one of those,
aren't you?

You've listened to
that podcast.

You should know
that I am suing that woman
for defamation.

I'm just curious why you think
the college didn't disclose

the allegation during
the original investigation.

Because it was untrue.

Hang on. So...

So you deny that one of the
victims had reported that,

uh, you had said,

uh, "she looked good
in her skirt,

"and that, if she was
interested in a better grade,

"she should see you
in your office after class"?


I acknowledge
that a complaint was made.

I also acknowledge

that I had called her paper
on The Decameron derivative,

and I graded her

She was just
getting back at me.

All of the victims
have been your students.

I mean, you have to admit
that's a little weird, right?

No, I don't have to admit

I teach English 101.

It would be harder
for you to find

a student at Brockton
that I haven't taught.

And the rumors you were
sleeping with students?

You sound
just like my ex-wife.

Do you have
my divorce agreement

in that file of yours,
as well?

Because if you did,
you would know

that there was never
a speck of evidence
that I had an affair.

They were lies,
all of them.

And I got everything
I wanted in the divorce

because of that fact,

just like I am gonna get
everything that I want

once I'm finished
with Kimberly Owens.


No, no, no, no. No.

You are angry.
You shouldn't also
be careless.

I need
some time to think.

I agree.

About why you are confusing
loyalty with betrayal.

I'm not confused.

I'm not angry.

I'm just tired.

I believe you should tell
Elizabeth the truth.

You disagree.

So I keep your secret
out of loyalty to you.

You knew Elizabeth
turned me in.

And I kept her secret
out of loyalty to her.

How is keeping
her secret from you

different than keeping
your secret from her?

The difference is that
you and I don't have secrets.

She can wait.

She knows you're upset.

What you do for me,

what I depend on you
to do,

cannot be done
if your loyalties are divided.

The same could be said
about me for you.

I've trusted you with my life,
with everything in my life.

You are the person
to whom I am most vulnerable.

That makes you either
a singular friend,

or a mortal enemy.

You know
the answer to that.

I know...

I need time
to think about that.


We've looked into Carlyle's
visitor records,

call logs,
even his commissary accounts.

No evidence of a hit.

What about his family

Any unexplained transfers?

Nothing yet, sir.
Okay. So, get this.

McCaffrey mentioned
he got "everything he wanted"

in his divorce.

And so I thought
I'd pull up the agreement
and see what it included.

All profits from his
personally published works,

a piece of art
he and his wife purchased,

and this...

...his family's cabin.

It's isolated, private.

The police never
figured out where
the bodies were staged.

This could be
the perfect place.


Who's there?



I got your message
about the accident.

I sent it a month ago.

Yeah. Three months
after it happened.

I'm fine, by the way.

Car's on life support,
but you're doing fine.

What's it gonna take
to get rid of you?

Are you here to compliment me
or to do some work?

I'm here to think.

About what?

Think. Not talk.

Have it your way.

You always do.


Mr. McCaffrey?
Anybody here?

Looks abandoned.


Oh, my God.
There's somebody in there.

Look out.

Lemme buy you a new car.

This one's not safe.

Not surprised
you got in an accident.

Whatever you're thinking, why
come here to think about it?

What have I done to
deserve this honor?

I'm thinking about

Well, who's left?

Elizabeth and Dembe.

She turned me in.

He knew
and said nothing about it.

You've killed for less.

I've never killed for more.

But not her.
Uh, she's off-limits.



There is a woman.

My employer's connection
to her has been
his moral compass.

And that connection
is broken.


Without it,
no one is safe.

Not even you?

Why did
she turn you in?

What did you do that made her
want to do that?

I haven't ever been totally
forthright about myself.

What does she know?

She's been looking,

and thought she'd have
a better chance of finding
out more

if I was in prison
and couldn't interfere.

And Dembe kept her secret.

He did.

Jennifer Marciniak
was rescued 30 minutes ago.

My agents found her
locked in a freezer

on a property
owned by Adrian McCaffrey.

Well, that's hardly enough
to just...

Several gallons
of liquid nitrogen

were also found
at the crime scene.

Your Honor,
this is exculpatory.
I-I want the jury recalled.

I-I want to reopen

The prejudicial impact of that
on the government's case

Yeah, to hell with that.
I'm putting Director Cooper
on the stand.

You're not doing
anything unless I say you are.

Mr. Folta,
even if the jury convicts,

if I exclude
this new evidence,

there's a good chance
the conviction

would get overturned
on appeal.

But what really troubles me
is the possibility

Carlyle is wrongly accused.

I'm willing
to testify, Your Honor,

to what we found
at the scene.

Under the circumstances,
I no longer feel
I could stand by

a verdict of guilty
in this case.

I find that no reasonable jury
could do so, either.

That leaves me no choice

but to dismiss the charges
against Tobias Carlyle.

Mr. Cooper, I'm looking to you
to ease my conscience here.

If Adrian McCaffrey is
responsible for these murders,

make the case
and make it stick.

We'll do everything
we can.

Tell me you got something
on that APB,

because I just went by
McCaffrey's office,

he was a no-show
for all of his classes.

No, nothing on the APB.

I'm following up on that
cold case I looked into
for you.

I used your name to expedite
the search and got 38 prints.

Thirteen were in the system.

Six of those were white men,
but the oldest was 46.

Nah, that's too young
to be my guy.
I'm sorry.

I can forward you
the names I've pulled,
if that would help.

Nah, that's unnecessary.

Look, Aram, I'm gonna have to
call you back, all right?


Who are you? Why are you
following me?

Answer me.


I'm supposed to watch you.

Who wants me watched?

My superiors.

They want to know
why you're interested

in Katarina Rostova's

What makes you think I am?
You ran his prints.

So you're
looking for him, too.


I think you should
let me go now.

We'll be watching,
Agent Ressler.

Mr. Carlyle! Mr. Carlyle,
can we get a comment?

Do you have
any plans to sue...
We have no comment.

Did you know
Jenny Marciniak?

Please, please, we'll issue
a formal statement shortly.

Tobias. Tobias.

How's it feel to
finally be set free?


If it weren't for you,
I wouldn't be going home.

Mr. Carlyle!
Mr. Carlyle!

Mr. Carlyle!
Do you have any comment?


The campus was a bust.
No sign of McCaffrey.

What's going on?

It's Dembe.
I'm worried about him.

You think Reddington would
actually punish Dembe?


He wasn't okay
with what I did.

And he certainly wasn't okay
with Dembe keeping it secret.

I'm worried about
what Reddington might do,

how he might respond.

I put him
in an impossible place.

I asked him
to hide the truth

because I thought my secret

was more justifiable
than Reddington's,

but the truth
always comes out,

and someone
always gets hurt.


Okay. Uh, so,
I found something.

You know how nobody has been
able to locate Dr. McCaffrey?

Tell me you found him.
Aram, you're a wizard.

No, I'm not really a wizard.

I just waited for Mr. Cooper
to get a warrant,

then pinged his home.

He's at the home
of Margo Parish,

another former student.

Adrian McCaffrey.
Where is he?

Right here.


'Cause you're under arrest.

How about a new Mercedes
or a pickup truck?

You want
a brand-new pickup truck?

Thank you.

Might as well offer.

You'd take one
whether I wanted
you to or not.

Hmm. A beer?

A beer, a life.

You do what you want,
no matter what I think.

Which you find unforgivable.

You want to know
what I find unforgivable?

Aside from my suggesting
you get a new car?

You not seeing
how forgiving I am.

You forgiving?

My child betrayed
everything I believed in.

She turned her back
on my country and on me.

And because
she was a traitor,

people assumed
that I was one, as well.

What did I do...

I turn her in,

turn my back on her the way
she turned her back on me?

No, no.

I went into hiding,

gave up my home,
my granddaughter.

Masha doesn't even know
I exist.

You forgave Katarina.

But not me.

I forgave my child.

Good luck with the car.

Where are you going?

I know how to hurt people
I care about.

I came for advice
on how to live with it.

Yeah, well,
I can't help you with that.

I don't know how that girl
ended up in my cabin,

but I am telling you that
someone is trying to frame me.


Because it looks like people
are trying to protect you.

See, we know
the university suppressed

the sexual-harassment

that was filed against you
by one of the victims.

It wasn't suppressed.
It just wasn't true.

Do you have an alibi

for the night
Lauren Key was murdered

six years ago?



That's why
I was at Margo's house,

to get her to come forward,

explain that
I was with her that night.
With her?

We were seeing each other
at the time of the original

But she's...
A former student, yes.

The rumor that
I was having affairs

with several students
was untrue.

I was having an affair,
but with only one.

I can prove
that I didn't kill Lauren Key.

I have photos of Margo and me
together that night,

over 200 miles away.

So why didn't you
disclose this?

Are you kidding me?

If anyone had found out,
I'd have lost my job.

But now that
I'm the lead suspect,

well, let's just say that
I would rather be unemployed

than spend
the rest of my life in prison.

So, it's confirmed...
The B&B in West Virginia

can provide documentation that
McCaffrey and his girlfriend

were there the weekend
Lauren Key was murdered.

Which corroborates the photos
his girlfriend gave us.

The reason we looked at
McCaffrey in the first place

was because of
his connection to Key.

And the fact
that Jenny Marciniak
was found in his cabin.

A cabin he claims
he never uses.

Maybe McCaffrey's right.
Maybe the killer knew that

and put Marciniak there
so we'd blame him.

I just hung up with someone

on the custodial staff
at Brockton

who says they can confirm
McCaffrey's alibi,

that he was grading papers
the night Marciniak was taken.

Looks like maybe McCaffrey
was framed after all.

If he's
not the killer...

Then a guilty man
may have just been set free.


I hope
I'm not bothering you.


A lot of guys inside,

they don't have any hope.

Before you,
what you did for me,

I thought I was
gonna die in there.

I just told your story.

Yeah, well,

no one was listening to me
before you,

so, thank you.


You're welcome.

I'm sorry. I thought...
That was inappropriate.

I never should've...


You gave up a lot.

That was hard.

I forget how hard.

It looks like you came
all this way for nothing.

Why'd you do it?

Why sacrifice so much

that you end up...
Like this?

Ah, it doesn't matter.

If Katarina were standing here
instead of me,

if it were she asking you
why you did what you did

after she'd betrayed you,
what would you tell her?

It doesn't matter,
because she's not here
and she's not asking.

But if you could tell her...
I can't!

But if you could...




Walk me through it again.
Well, the problem is that,

even if Adrian McCaffrey
is innocent...

It still doesn't explain
the death of a student
in Stafford County

or the abduction
of Jenny Marciniak.

Who still can't I.D.
her attacker.

Well, whoever he is,
he knows enough about the case

to stage a kill site
at McCaffrey's cabin.

I might have a lead.
The liquid nitrogen.

Were you able to source it?
I spoke to the lab.

They managed to isolate
a partial print on the bottom

of one of the canisters
we found at the cabin.

Belongs to a Paul Lamar.
Works for Heath Chemical.

You think he's the killer?

Am I in
some kind of trouble?

We'd like to ask you
a few questions.

the Brockton murder.


I-I think
I w-want an attorney.

Wow. I'd really,
really missed having sex.


Well, let's make
a night of it.

I remember you told me once

that there was something
you missed even more than sex.

A hot basket
of French fries?


There's this awesome
takeout burger place
around the corner.

When the tanks went missing,
deep down,

I-I knew something
was wrong, but I...

I just...
I didn't know what.

I should've figured it out.

Can I tell you something?

Thought we've told each other

Well, it's a little

When we were at Brockton,
I had a huge crush on you.


You were so cute.

I was going to
ask you out, but...

Everything went
all to hell.

She's been
obsessed with him for years.


My stepdaughter,
Kimberly Owens.

Wish I'd gotten to
know you back then.

Who knows how differently
my life would've gone?

I really wish
you hadn't found that.

You m-murdered my friends.

It is not like that.

Everything that I have done
has been for us.

Melissa. Krystala.

Those w-women,
they were distractions.

I still remember
the first time I saw you.

It was Freshman Comp.

And you were so handsome,

it's like
I could barely breathe.

You didn't notice me,
but I still fell for you.

You killed them.

All of them.

Then. Now.

You're insane.

No, don't talk to me
like that.

After all I have done...

You're the reason
I was in prison!

No, you confessed!

Why would you do that,

Those girls,
they were gone.

I got rid of them for you.
Get away from me.

No, don't you dare walk out
on me after all I have done.

Getting you a retrial,
framing Dr. McCaffrey.

You should be thanking me.

I am the only reason
you are out of prison!

I said get away from me.
No! Don't you dare!

I'm going to the police!



We could've been so happy.

I always wished I could've
opened up to you about this.

Maybe that's
the silver lining.

I was 12,

and Stephanie Curtiss
was the coolest girl
in school.

And she invited me
to her birthday party.

Turns out, she only invited me
to humiliate me.

Her and her friends
locked me in a freezer.

I was convinced
I was gonna freeze to death.

I was in there
for almost an hour.

Did you know that,
most hypothermia victims,

before they die,
they rip off their clothes?

Well, luckily,
I didn't get that far.

The sluts
who threw themselves at you,

they reminded me
of Stephanie and her friends.

So I gave them a taste
of their own medicine.


* Watch the sun go down

* I watch the sun go down

* Then I wander around

* Then I wander around

* It's here, then it's gone

* Love doesn't last too long


* I didn't even have time

Ha ha!

* To get it straight
in my mind

* To catch up from behind
Ha ha.

* To see that I was blind

You gonna answer that?

It's Elizabeth.

I'm sure she wants to know
what I'm gonna do.

That's easy.

You're going to
exact revenge.

You didn't.


No, and it
nearly killed me.

You know what I did.

You have no idea how I feel,

surrounded by
nothing but memories,

every Christmas,
every time it rains.

The car.


The last time you saw Katarina
was in the rearview mirror.

Some memories
you want to hold onto.

Most haunt you
like a curse.

I'm not sure
I know how to

live with Dembe's betrayal.

Get revenge,
and that will pass.

Forgive it, it won't.

Are you at peace
with the choice you made?

I am.

I am because I loved her.

The real question is,
how much do you love Dembe?

* Then I wander around

* Then I wander around

* Oh *


Going somewhere?

My affairs are in order.

My only regret is,
after all we've been through,

our friendship
has to come this.

What is the "this" that
our friendship has come to?

Our friendship was born

of suffering
and desperation,

trust and compassion.

It grew
in crisis and chaos,

matured in curiosity
and scholarship.

Our life together has been

peaceful simplicity.

Our life together has been

I'm not sure if the right word
is "friendship,"

or "love."

I just know it lives in me

for as long as I live

and, hopefully, longer.

I went away to

think about you and me,

and all I could think
was that I missed you.


You know, Elizabeth Keen
has lied and deceived me

more times
than I can count,

and I've forgiven her
every time.

But I realize,

you don't need
my forgiveness.


Because when it comes
to "this,"

you can do no wrong.

I appreciate that,

But I can't forgive you.

I guess
I don't understand.


And I suppose
you don't.

Wh-Where are you going?

I've followed
your path long enough.

It's time I follow my own.



Any word
from Reddington?

Not yet.

Or Dembe.

Your secret,

the one you thought
was more justifiable
than his...

I have a secret, too,

one I thought
was pretty justifiable,

but now I'm not so sure.

You didn't stop, did you,

trying to find
his real identity?

No, I didn't.

I don't know who he was,

but I think I found someone
who might.

Your grandfather.

You found
Reddington's father?


all I have is a photo.

Can I see it?

Look, I know you were
asking me not to pursue this,

and if you're pissed at me,
I get it,

but I felt like
I had a right to know.

My only regret is that
I hit a dead end.

'Cause that guy,

he's a ghost.


Agent Keen.
What can I do for you?

You could begin by saying
hello to your granddaughter.