Originally Posted by archiguy
I'm still watching too, because of Spader as well, but what happens when he finishes turning on all of his old friends and contacts? Where does the show go when he has no one left to betray? What use is he to the FBI then?
Very good question. While that is the basis of the show, they are also working other angles to keep it interesting. Also, from what I understand, there are a lot of names on the "list", close to 100. The problem with that in the real world, is that the community of criminals of that level are connected pretty well. By this point, the word would have gotten out that the last few people to deal with Reddington have ended up dead or arrested.
The other arcs playing out:
Her husband: really a spy or secret agent, or is he being setup? I find it hard to believe that she is a FBI profiler and never had any doubt whatsoever that he wasn't who he says he is.
The scar on her hand: why does it match the symbol on the box with the husband's (alleged) gun and fake IDs? And why hasn't she noticed it yet?
The ballistic report from said gun: why is it classified? Is he an agent for the government? Why is it going through the head of Homeland security as her boss mentioned for a murder?
The apple guy: who is he and who does he work for? Why did he bug the house? Maybe her real father? If so, why did he come out of hiding now?
Reddington: what is his relationship to her and why is he being so secretive about it? Why did he just disappear 20 years ago leaving his wife and kid and start selling government secrets?
They will eventually lose some steam, but I'm going to enjoy the ride in the meantime. Also, the full season was picked up for a total of 22 episodes, so that's good news.
When it debuted, I was very pleased that it lived up to the previews. After that, I was afraid that it would fall off, but I have to say that we are now 3 episodes in, they are keeping it going quite well. Only time will tell.