Red tells them that up till now Barnes sold his creations, but did not use them himself. While Liz believes that Red is trying to turn her against her husband, she's still intrigued by Red and the secrets that he holds. She calls back and tells him that the reason Barnes escaped was because she messed up. Elizabeth has her own hideout where she watches surveillance footage of her and Tom which Red gave her. She confronts Red about it, but he steers her toward the more urgent matter of The Kingmaker being in the U. Red carries him to a bulletproof holding cell and the two remain locked inside, as Red attends to Donald's wound.
Liz tells Ressler that she thinks that Barnes is trying to make Kurz disease well known so the public will demand that a cure be found. Meanwhile Elizabeth and Tom find themselves at another bump in their relationship and Ressler debates whether or not he should give his ex-fiancee his blessing. The website reports an 85% approval rating based on 52 reviews, with an average score of 7. As Cooper recovers under Ressler's watch, Elizabeth and Ressler discover that Berlin escaped his room and is at large. Liz along with Ressler talk to Meera about the case, it seems that Meera believes that it was home grown. The woman next to him tries to start a conversation, but he is reticent.
Keen should have profiled Barnes and suspected that he would attempt to see the survivor. Ultimately, the task force discovers the Cyprus Agency's secret: it kidnaps young women and keeps them in captivity as breeders for the babies it puts up for adoption, and that Mallory is the father of all the children. Red phones her and inquires about this discovery, which leaves her puzzled. Red says that 5 years ago Barnes resigned, sold his house, and started selling his creations to the highest bidder, including Red. That's the kind of series the networks have to be able to pull off to survive.
They manage to arrest the doctor and let Bobbit commit suicide. Later, as Elizabeth cleans her husband's blood off the carpet, she finds stashed under the floorboards a box containing money, a gun, and several fake bearing Tom's photograph. The conversation gets loony when Dr. A hospitalized Ressler is visited by a former fiancee he alluded to in the previous episode, Audrey Bidwell; Reddington is wanted for capture by the task force. The targets of the murders are ultimately discovered to all be part of a clinical drug trial for Type 2 Diabetes that caused people to die, and Bobbit himself is found to be terminal. Liz and Ressler meet with Anne Forrester, but she knows nothing helpful. Ressler admits to reporting her, and she says he would have taken the shot.
Elizabeth and the team are able to uncover a plot by The Kingmaker to run the car of a New York Congressman off a bridge, attempting to make him look like a hero by saving his family. Liz arrives on the scene of the crime meeting up with Ressler; Ressler is then met with a man who shows both Liz and him the surveillance camera footage of the man with the briefcase. Barnes decides to shoot the windows at the top of the courthouse to make it rain glass on the people and makes his escape. Just as he about to inject Ethan, Liz arrives. Red identifies the killer as a scientist, Frederick Barnes. Barnes weaponized a deadly, but very rare, disease both in order to spread it so that the pharmaceutical industry would find it significant enough to fund its research and so that he could find someone immune, in order to produce an antidote for his son.
Her son Ethan, has the noticable signs of early stage Kurz disease. Elsewhere, Liz divulges information about Tom Ryan Eggold. Liz is told that there is a caller on the tip line, and when she answers the call, it is. After some banter, he tells her that he knows the culprit and she will have to meet with him to get the information. And, was it before or after he turned to the criminal life? Naturally, Kurz disease is a slow progressing disease that eventually leads to death. Red also steals a photograph from the picture album containing all Cornish's victims. By spreading the truth that turned informant among the black market and supplying the evidence of his arrest, Cooper can damage Red's credibility and some criminals will see Red as a liability that needs to be killed.
At the same time at home, Tom discovers the box and wants to talk to Elizabeth about it. Ivan claims that someone else has been masquerading as him. She realizes that he will attempt to administer the cure to Ethan. He was looking for someone with a with a natural immunity to the disease in order to use their bone marrow to save his son. Season 1, Episode 4 October 14, 2013 Season 1, Episode 4 October 14, 2013 Liz testifies against a drug lord. Now armed with a mask and tank, Ressler then enters the room and discovers multiple dead bodies. Elizabeth discovers Tom's makeshift headquarters after Aram is able to trace the origin of Lucy's last voice message, but Tom has just torn down and burned all photos of Red and Elizabeth.
Covertly using Cooper's badge, Meera's intelligence leads Red to Diane Fowler as the ringleader of the leak, prompting him to kill Fowler in her own home. Red James Spader presents the Task Force with a Blacklist case searching for a plastic surgeon who creates new identities for wanted criminals. The members of the task force start being targeted. . In a photo of some trash taken in Tom's hideout, she sees an educational toy that she had given Tom the morning of the investigation.