She has been labeled as having “the warrior gene” by someone doing experiments. She is broken and has no idea what to do next. Her life has unraveled for seemingly no reason. She takes a gun back inside and starts shooting.
She feels she has nothing left to lose. Her life has been turned upside down. What she doesn’t know, is that someone is acutely aware of everything that has happened. Has in fact engineered it to bring about just this reaction.
that this has been a successful activation of the subject AR105.
All of this is an experiment to see what will drive people with “the warrior gene” over the edge. It seems to consist of three elements. Take their loved one, take their job, and then take their home.
she spent so much time with Berlin. In his usual way, he changes the subject to the bank
shooting and how it’s the 7th random act of violence of late. And he
thinks it’s part of an underground government social science mind
Thus begins the investigation.
Liz and Cooper, her boss, talk about this gene and how the people
are being triggered. Cooper has the scoop. He heard about experiments
like this in the service. He says he loves this country but he hates
crap like this and the fact that Red pulled up the carpet. It’s called
“Sub Project 7” and is exactly what they think it is but it’s top
We are now seeing them as separate entities from their jobs and roles. We are seeing who they really are, and what drives them.
Liz asks Naomi why Red doesn’t want them to see each other. Naomi says it’s a
game and a manipulation and that Red wants something from her and
that’s why he’s making her feel “special” which is something he is
Naomi says that most importantly Red is not who he is making
himself out to be to her. Red arrives and overhears the end of this. He
calls Liz “Agent Keen” and says he hopes she had an illuminating
who played “Fargas” last week breaks into the woman’s home and says he
needs to talk to her. He begins the conversation by telling her how offended he is by the way she treats her dog.
(Is Fargas strange or what???)
Sound familiar to anyone reading?
At the safe house Red tries to explain to Frank how he’s concerned
about Naomi. He seems to be doing this in a threatening manner. Then an
SUV pulls up and a dog jumps out. Frank recognizes it as “Monica’s dog.”
he’s done with Monica. He will now be a faithful husband to Naomi, and
they will take his protection and leave Philly. Frank protests. Red
threatens to rip out his jugular with a stick. Red says since Frank
makes Naomi happy that is the only reason he’s still here. Frank backs down.
Red brings Frank and the dog into the safe house. Naomi immediately takes to the dog and wonders who he
belongs to. She wonders if they can bring him back to Philly.
Frank says they
can’t go back and he couldn’t live with it if something happened to her.
She thinks Red did this by threatening him. Frank insists it is his own
concern for her that changed his mind.
As I have said before, I have never been a James Spader fan. But I had yet to find out the strength of his acting abilities. Either this man has this role internalized, or he literally becomes this role.
So many questions…
As Naomi and Frank leave, Naomi seems to have a moment of tenderness toward her ex-husband. She tells Red that she
doesn’t know where Jennifer is. She knew Red would come for her one day
and she disappeared.
Red presses his number into her hand and says if
she needs anything ever he will be there. He kisses her forehead. She
says to him “You need to tell her” and walks off with Frank.
asks about the sniper, who saved her from Dr. Creel, assuming he works for Red. Red confirms this and
says he’s been having the sniper follow her since the day agent Malick
(So this was the guy she bumped into at the motel?) She says she
wants him gone. Red thinks she’s hiding something.
We then see Liz sitting
outside a locked door with a set of keys.
There are two women Red will move heaven and earth to protect: Lizzie and Naomi.
Maybe one day we will understand why.