Originally Posted by WilliamR
Can someone recap for me how Red is allowed to do anything he wants in the real world, go anywhere, even out of the freaking country, and the FBI lets him. I can't recall how that all happened and why he can leave the country.
Originally Posted by jabbathespud
Because he negotiated that as part of the immunity deal.
Exactly... and he negotiated that they put the super-secret tracker chip in his neck too... so they can track him, unless he goes into somewhere with good shielding.
Meanwhile... to the other thoughts on "why don't the bad guys figure him out"...
They keep making that show... keep having people go "undercover" and pretend to be "winning a contest" or something... and none of those people suspect it might be an Undercover Boss episode?
They got away with that by filming at least a whole season before it aired... but once the episodes started airing, I am surprised people still fall for it...
Reddington will be able to get away with this until he is ever 100% directly tied to something. Keep in mind that he has been in the wind himself for 20 years, according to the backstory, so he has had a LONG time to earn trust from these bad guys... and I'm sure more than one bad guy has tried to cross him in the past or suggest he might be a mole... so there are going to have to be a lot of ducks in a row for the bad-guy world to really turn on him in any meaningful way. I agree, though, that there is a shelf-life here... I mean we can't be 5 seasons down the road and him still be in good with all the underworld... so eventually they have to twist and turn the plot.