What Would YOU See In A Rat?

Episode 4 of season 6 of The Blacklist blew my mind. It’s perhaps the best episode of the entire series and gives us Raymond Reddington in concentrated form.

Here is a man used to the best of everything, finally put in a prison …

… and the cell he gets is called “The Bunker” by the inmates. It has a broken sewer pipe and stinks.

Now imagine yourself in that situation.

It’d be very discouraging — perhaps even despairingly depressing — to be separated from the life you’ve known and cast into a pit like that.

Just imagine yourself there.

Raymond sees something in the cell …

… it’s a rat …

… that goes into a pipe.

Now here is why I will never in a billion years be anyone as clever as Raymond Reddington.

I saw that rat and was disgusted. I was glad to watch it go away, to disappear into that pipe.

Would you have felt the same way?

Would you start complaining loudly to the guards about how rats carry disease and you’ve been put in a position of cruel and unusual punishment?

Would you become even more discouraged, despairing, and depressed?

Or would you have noticed what Raymond did?

I’m not going to say anything more about this.

But it dramatizes what Napoleon Hill said:

Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.

Even moreso, what Orison Marden Swett wrote:

Reddington recognized a chance, an opportunity.

I did not.

I can’t begin to tell you how stupid I felt!

Track that episode down, even if you’ve never seen the rest of the series. It’s gold.

Previously here:

Zig Ziglar In The Blacklist
The Blacklist, Season 4, Episode 4
The Blacklist: Season 3, Episode 23, Season Finale
Blacklist: Redemption
The Blacklist: Season 3, Episode 22
The Blacklist: Season 3, Episode 21
The Blacklist: Season 3, Episode 20
The Blacklist: Season 3, Episode 19
The Blacklist: Season 3, Episode 18
The Blacklist: Season 3, Episode 17
The Blacklist: Season 3, Episode 16
The Blacklist: Season 3, Episode 15
The Blacklist: Season 3, Episode 13
The Blacklist: Season 3, Episode 11
The Blacklist: Season 3, Episode 10
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2 Responses to What Would YOU See In A Rat?

  1. Martin says:

    I still watching because of Spader .The last ep, it was like a solo about Red in a cell, It was great.I agreed with you..It is gold.

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