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Secrets Revealed | The Blacklist: Redemption “Whitehall” Review

Now that The Blacklist: Redemption is winding to a close, tensions are running high. Scottie knows that Tom is her son, Christopher Hargrave. Tom is having trouble figuring out who to trust, and Whitehall is officially revealed.

Scottie now knows that Tom is her son. She tells Tom that she knows, and she’s upset that he never said anything to her. He broke her heart when he immediately trusted Howard, yet he never revealed anything to Scottie. Tom is finally starting to break. He tells Scottie that each of his parents are telling him something different; how in the world is he supposed to know what to believe or who to trust? But, Scottie is worried that Tom knows more than he lets on, so she has Solomon torture Tom. Now, that’s the kind of loving mother that she wants her son to know.

THE BLACKLIST: REDEMPTION -- "Whitehall" Episode 107 -- Pictured: (l-r) Edi Gathegi as Matias Solomon, Tawny Cypress as Nez Rowan -- (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/NBC)

THE BLACKLIST: REDEMPTION — “Whitehall” Episode 107 — Pictured: (l-r) Edi Gathegi as Matias Solomon, Tawny Cypress as Nez Rowan — (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/NBC)

Meanwhile, Tom enlisted the help of his wife, Liz Keen, to use her FBI connections to help his father. Harold Cooper comes to see what he can do about getting Howard released from the medical center. Howard says that he’s being held against his will, so Cooper gets him released. Tom gets the upper hand on Solomon and escapes custody. Scottie catches up with him, but she wouldn’t shoot her own son, would she? Tom tells her that he came to Halcyon to find out who his mother really is, and he says that she’s nothing but a criminal, a cold heartless killer. I can’t figure out if Tom really believes this or not, but he knows that she won’t hurt her son.

Tom is on the run, and he needs to meet up with Howard. Howard is at the FBI, and Tom gets a message to Liz. He tells Liz to give Howard the message, Teleforce, and he would know what it means. Tom and Howard meet up at a comic book shop to figure out what to do moving forward. Howard has a plan to break into Halcyon’s network to find the location of Whitehall. He only has moments inside their network before he is discovered. Unfortunately, Halcyon now knows exactly what they are up to.

THE BLACKLIST: REDEMPTION -- "Whitehall" Episode 107 -- Pictured: Ryan Eggold as Tom Keen -- (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/NBC)

THE BLACKLIST: REDEMPTION — “Whitehall” Episode 107 — Pictured: Ryan Eggold as Tom Keen — (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/NBC)

Finally, we get to see the reveal of Whitehall. Tom and Howard figure out where Whitehall is being kept. They find a man sitting inside of a glass room in a warehouse. The man is Richard Whitehall. Upon seeing him, Howard doesn’t seem confused at all; whereas, Tom was completely baffled that Whitehall is a man. Whitehall has had a breakthrough in his code for quantum computing. While it was a little uncertain with what exactly his blueprint could do, Howard claims that Halcyon would be unstoppable.

The hardest part with the reveal of Whitehall is really just wondering who to trust and what exactly Whitehall’s code means. Howard claims that Halcyon will use Whitehall for something bad, but Scottie claims that Howard having Whitehall is a threat to National Security. Tom still hasn’t really figured out who to trust, but at this point, he’s siding with Howard. Will that be the right choice? Can either of them really be trusted with something as catastrophic as Whitehall’s code?

Editor's Rating

Overall 85%
I’m glad we got to see the reveal of Whitehall. I had a small suspicion that Whitehall could have been a person. I’m anxious to hear more about this blueprint for a prototype and how it could really make Halcyon unstoppable. Scottie, her assistant, and her boy toy are in a very strange lust triangle that was uncovered as well. The final scene shows Howard publicly calling out his wife. He calls a press conference to tell the world how his wife turned the entire Halcyon board against him and voted him out of his own company. He tells Scottie he knows she’s watching, and he’s coming for her.
85
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