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Sir Crispin Crandall (No. 86) 

Red and Liz catch wind that Andras Halmi, a trusted advisor of The Director, has gone missing. In pursuit of Halmi, Red and Liz narrowly escape a violent confrontation. Meanwhile, Tom ends ... See full summary »


Ami Canaan Mann


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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
Fisher Stevens ... Marvin Gerard
Edi Gathegi ... Matias Solomon
Harris Yulin ... Sir Crispin Crandall
Peter Vack ... Asher Sutton
Conor Leslie ... Gwen Hollander
Otto Sanchez ... Michael Carpus


Red and Liz catch wind that Andras Halmi, a trusted advisor of The Director, has gone missing. In pursuit of Halmi, Red and Liz narrowly escape a violent confrontation. Meanwhile, Tom ends up in a brutal "Fight Club" to find the one man he thinks will be able to exonerate Liz.

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Release Date:

5 November 2015 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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16:9 HD
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When The Director is interrogating Carpus (Otto Sanchez) he mentions St. Bartholomew's in Scotch Plains, NJ. This is an actual place. See more »


While planes can extend their time aloft via aerial refueling, it would not be possible for a plane to stay aloft for 3 years only landing 30 times briefly to take on abductees. Planes require periodic maintenance. In the case of the Airbus A380 used by Crispin, it has a maintenance requirement that takes 55 days to complete, and this must be performed every 18 months to 2 years. Quantas for example spends 12 hours per week per aircraft. Every eight to 10 weeks, filters will be changed, key systems such as hydraulics will be lubricated and a detailed inspection of all the emergency equipment completed. A typical maintenance check on a Boeing 737 takes between six and 24 hours. Depending upon the nation of registration, it would be also be subject to periodic inspections to be deemed airworthy. See more »


Raymond 'Red' Reddington: An ice castle in the air, the best and the brightest frozen solid. I'm intrigued.
Sir Crispin Crandall: You know what these are? They're horseshoe crabs. Decades ago, it was discovered that their plasma contained limulus amebocyte lysate, which can be used to detect bacterial endotoxins. I found a way to synthesize it.
Raymond 'Red' Reddington: That's how you made your fortune.
Sir Crispin Crandall: But more important, they were the inspiration for my vision. They have survived four mass extinctions. We are now on the cusp of the final mass extinction, caused by ...
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Radar Love
Written by George Kooymans and Barry Hay
Performed by Golden Earring
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Pretty much perfection for a single episode ..
6 November 2015 | by A_Different_DrummerSee all my reviews

Got to give credit to this production team. Just one season ago, they had only two arcs to work with (the Blacklister of the week, and the mysterious ever-perplexing Liz backstory) and maybe (no complaints from me) those were wearing a bit thin.

Now they have at least a half dozen plates spinning the air, just like those old acts on the Ed Sullivan show. And, joy of joys, they all work.

This episode is not merely great, it is also subtle. The only clue you will get of how entertained you actually are is that by the 30 minute mark you will think you have seen an hours worth of action, and you will not believe there is more still to come.

And keep your eye on Ryan Eggold. I was very unhappy when, in an earlier arc, he was "banished" and seemed to be leaving the show. This guy is mesmerizing. Prediction: someday he will have his own series.

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