The Blacklist: The Alchemist

The BlacklistFirst things first. Let it be known that I am nothing if not fair.

Last week, I said that The Blacklist had become too gruesome. I stand by that statement. 

Last night, however, The Blacklist changed direction. I'm sure you'll agree with me in recognizing how influential my writing must have been upon the show's writers. What could have been a bloody plane crash instead cut to black, and what could have been a gruesome DNA-swapping scene didn't even show a needle injection. So bravo, Blacklist. I hope this less grisly version continues.

Now with the housekeeping out of the way, I want to say that I was going to talk about some of the gender issues in last night's episode. BUT, I'm a white male so I'm pretty sure I'm not allowed to have an opinion on the topic. Thank you, politically correct culture.

Okay, so the politically correct culture isn't the only reason I won't touch on a couple of the gender issues in last night's show. The other (real?) reason is because we have to talk about a major revelation--we have a mole!

The mole is CIA field agent Meera Malik. The discover happened pretty suddenly, and we didn't get any idea of a motive for her being a mole. Should that stop us from speculating?

It clearly had something to do with the list from the files of the Alchemist. Why else would Red have needed that list on second and the next, he uncovers the mole? But who is Meera? I'm going with someone on the blacklist who used the Alchemist to go straight.

What do you think? Let me know in the comments below.