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Memories of the past set Red (James Spader) on a dangerous collision course with an enemy determined to destroy his criminal empire.


Terrence O'Hara


Jon Bokenkamp (created by), Daniel Cerone




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
James Spader ... Raymond 'Red' Reddington
Megan Boone ... Elizabeth Keen (credit only)
Diego Klattenhoff ... Donald Ressler (credit only)
Amir Arison ... Aram Mojtabai (credit only)
Mozhan Marnò ... Samar Navabi (credit only)
Hisham Tawfiq ... Dembe Zuma
Harry Lennix ... Harold Cooper (credit only)
Susan Blommaert ... Mr. Kaplan
Lotte Verbeek ... Katarina Rostova
Joanna Adler ... Young Kaplan (as Joanna P. Adler)
Amy Rutberg ... Annie Kaplan
William Sadler ... Sam Milhoan
Jack Topalian ... Little Nikos
Charles Baker ... Grey
Madeleine Plener Madeleine Plener ... Young Kate


Memories of the past set Red (James Spader) on a dangerous collision course with an enemy determined to destroy his criminal empire.

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English | Russian

Release Date:

20 April 2017 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


The actor playing Red's (James Spader) chief of security, 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 opening scene, stated to take place in 1962, features a modern drop ceiling in a funeral home. Since patents on suspended ceiling features were only granted in the late fifties, and began to appear in more upscale commercial settings (like malls) during the sixties, they would not have been in common use at that time. See more »


[first lines]
Young Kate: Is she mom? I don't see her.
Father: No, baby. Just a skin sack stuffed with bones.
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These Boots Are Made for Walkin'
Written by Lee Hazlewood
Performed by Nancy Sinatra
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30 May 2018 | by mehmet-gencSee all my reviews

In this episode we travel to Kate's (Mr. Kaplan) past with flashbacks. In the present, she is busy preparing toward what seems to be an inevitable showdown with her former employer.

But it is not what she is doing now that tells us so much. It is the flashbacks. Not only do we learn some very valuable information about Kate's history, but about the past of other main characters as well. There were a lot of a-ha moments here for me. I think it would be fair to say that this episode brings the series full circle. I won't say more, you just need to watch it.

Overall a very strong, must-see episode. One of the best I've seen since the beginning.

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