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The Director (No. 24) 

While Red creates a crime scene to retrieve his care package, friends of the truth rally around Liz, whose life is in danger now that she's in custody.


Mary Lambert


Jon Bokenkamp (created by), Daniel Cerone | 3 more credits »





Episode cast overview, first billed only:
James Spader ... Raymond 'Red' Reddington
Megan Boone ... Elizabeth Keen
Diego Klattenhoff ... Donald Ressler
Ryan Eggold ... Tom Keen
Amir Arison ... Aram Mojtabai
Mozhan Marnò ... Samar Navabi
Hisham Tawfiq ... Dembe Zuma
Harry Lennix ... Harold Cooper
David Strathairn ... Peter Kotsiopulos
Christine Lahti ... Laurel Hitchin
Edi Gathegi ... Matias Solomon
Valarie Pettiford ... Charlene Cooper
Tony Plana ... Mr. Diaz
Deirdre Lovejoy ... Cynthia Panabaker
Andrew Divoff ... Karakurt


While Red creates a crime scene to retrieve his care package, friends of the truth rally around Liz, whose life is in danger now that she's in custody.

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Release Date:

7 January 2016 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


The actor playing Red's (James Spader) chief of security Baz, Baz, also happens to be a former CIA officer and veteran US Marine who founded an NGO which rescues kidnapped children in the sex slave trade. See more »


The plates for the 100 dollar bill red gives away show them with serial numbers on them.

The plates never have serial numbers as it is design only and the serial numbers are put on later by a different machine.

If the plates had the serial numbers on them they would be wasted after one use as no two bills have the same serial number including block letter combos and stars. See more »


Tom Keen: [to Agent Donald at the cabin surrounded by Cabal goons] Principles are a bitch, man. I avoid them at all cost.
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References L.A. Confidential (1997) See more »


Gamble Everything for Love
Performed by Ben Lee
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secret of the secret
22 January 2016 | by A_Different_DrummerSee all my reviews

Agree -- one of the best ever, nail-biting suspense, makes you want to take a break and go play with the cat.

But there is a trick to this.

When you build an episode that simultaneously threatens the lives of ALL the characters you have grown to care about, the suspense only works if deep down you believe the writers are just crazy enough to take a regular on the series to make a point.

As I was biting my nails I asked myself if the writers are that crazy.

Answer -- yes they are.

Maybe not as crazy as the writers on Banshee (still the nuttiest and riskiest bunch in the biz, I think) but they are

Props to them

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