The Blacklist: Redemption Season 1 Episode 6 Review: Hostages

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So many heart stopping moments, but those last ten minutes...

Scottie was going to find out about Tom eventually, but I didn't expect it to happen on The Blacklist: Redemption Season 1 Episode 6.

Maybe it's because we were teased for so long about daddy on The Blacklist before we finally got the answer to that neverending question.

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There's still no definitive proof that Scottie and Howard are actually Tom's parents, but I'm at the point that if Tom believes it then I believe it.

Howard believes it and, at least for now, Scottie does too. 

Even though it would have been highly unlikely that Tom would die with two episodes left (and a daughter and wife at home), those last few minutes were incredibly intense.

Solomon would have loved to have pulled the trigger and Howard was taking forever to spill the beans about Tom, so it almost seemed like the unthinkable could've happened.

Howard knew Tom risked everything by coming to the hospital to save him.

He also knows Scottie has resources so when she came in talking about his associate, he should have said something immediately. Like as soon as she said she was going to kill Tom.

Maybe it took him a couple beats because he was so shocked at her reaction to Tom being a traitor. 

But if Scottie is as ruthless as Howard believes, would he really have expected anything less?

After all, she did play some electrician games with him earlier, so he knows she's not a very nice person when it comes to anything related to him.

Tom is Busted - The Blacklist: Redemption Season 1 Episode 6

Poor Scottie went through a range of emotions in such a short amount of time: surprise, anger, betrayal and shock. She was surprised that the traitor was Tom, but she did already have suspicions about him.

She truly cared about him, though so it cut her deep that he would be working with her enemy. She thought he was on her side.

That's why it took her a minute or two to actually grasp what Howard was telling her. 

Crying - The Blacklist: Redemption Season 1 Episode 6

How could this man who just betrayed her actually be her son? When Howard said it, she knew it to be true.

Deep down she knew there was something special about Tom, she just never fathomed it would be this.

But it brings us back to the question of whether or not he really is their son. Even if Tom wants to live in a fantasy world where his parents are alive and well, Scottie doesn't seem like she's the type of person who's going to take what Howard told her as truth.

You need to keep your strength up. You burn a lot of calories being a lying bitch.


The reason she stopped Solomon from killing Tom probably had to do with the idea that he might be Christopher, not that he actually is. She's going to want some proof. 

Whatever is going to happen the next two episodes looks to be even more intense than this hour.

If Tom is calling Liz for help does that mean we'll finally see Reddington like one reader suggested last week?

Personally, I don't think Tom needs anyone's help. He's shown he's capable of getting things done on his own.

He's resourceful and after that jump off the roof...he's pretty much proved he's Superman.

Tom Jumps - The Blacklist: Redemption Season 1 Episode 6

The case of the hour was just as intense as the Scottie/Tom moments. Waiting for Carlos to be tortured was absolute torture. I felt that slice to the leg right through my TV.

And I was surprised that James turned out to be the big bad of the hour. That was a nice twist, because Diego was a pretty good bad guy.

I'm not understanding the whole Nez storyline. After an episode or two of relapse, she gives it up after learning Howard is alive? It's great that she did, but why even have her relapse to begin with?

The quiet moment between Carlos and Tom was great. I love how Tom is bonding with others. It really seems as though he's changed since becoming a father. He's become much more compassionate. There's a definite difference between him and Solomon. 

Solomon has nothing to lose, but Tom has everything to lose. The redemption part of this show isn't about the rest of the gang's redemption, but Tom's. Besides Nez going back and forth with drugs, Tom is the only one who's really made a change.

I would have loved to have seen a backstory on Solomon and even Dumont. I doubt we'll be seeing much of that in the next two episodes, but maybe if the show gets a renewal, it'll be something they'll delve into.

I think a Solomon-focused show would be awesome.

What did you think of "Hostages"? What do you think is going to happen next? Hit the comments and share your thoughts. 

If you need to relive the excitement you can watch The Blacklist: Redemption online right here via TV Fanatic.

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The Blacklist: Redemption Season 1 Episode 6 Quotes

I'm beginning to feel ignored.


Do as I say and you'll be home before you know it. Don't and I'll turn you into a pair of shoes.

Bad guy