Here a Mole, There a Mole, Every Where a Mole, Mole


Here a Mole, There a Mole, Every Where a Mole, Mole


The Blacklist is full of recurrent plot devices. One of these plot devices is the suspicion of a mole within the task force. In season 1, Anselo Garrick breaches the blacksite with information from mole, Dianne Fowler. Well, we all know what happened to her!


The suspicion of a mole shot through to the latter part of season 2 with the emergence of Tom Connolly who was armed with the power of the Cabal. Connolly knew things, private things. How did he get this information? Let’s look at the evidence.


In the season 2 finale, Agents Cooper and Keen confront Tom Connolly. They inform him the jig is up, Cooper was not sick and Liz was not a terrorist. Connolly is confident that the jig is not up and informs the two of them that he’s got some serious dirt on everyone.


“You’re going to prison, Agent Keen.
Donald Ressler — his little oxy addiction will get him drummed out of the Bureau.
Samar Navabi will be extradited to Iran, where she will stand trial for the murder of one of their top nuclear scientists.
Charlene, Harold, even Agent Mojtabai.
We have a little something in mind for all of you, including treason charges and the death penalty for Reddington.
So are we finished here? Because I think it’s cocktail hour.”

Liz allegedly shoots and kills (?) Tom Connolly and takes off into space with Elton John. Run, Lizzie, run…
But before she gets on the rocketship, Liz scurries down the sidewalk and quickly steals a stranger’s cell phone to call Red.


Red answers the phone, “Lizzie.”
Lizzie responds, “I killed Connolly.”
Red, “I know.”


How did Red know Liz killed Connolly?

She and Cooper were the only people to witness the shooting (disregarding the extras in the background of the scene). Someone informed Red before Lizzie shared the news.


There’s information being thrown all over the place.


In the season 2 episode, “The Mombasa Cortel”, Liz discovers Ressler’s pill bottle and gained knowledge of Ressler’s addiction. Ressler never disclosed his addiction to anyone until Liz discovered the pill bottle. Liz appears to be the only person to know he is suffering an addiction to Oxy. But that isn’t true. Agent Navabi was looking on as Liz returned the pill bottle to Ressler. It would be easy to put two and two together. Did Agent Navabi tell Red or did she tell the cabal.


Here’s another one…


At the beginning of season 2, Red visits Agent Cooper at his home to persuade him to go back to work with the task-force. Red tells Cooper:

“I know about your diagnosis.”

(Referring to Cooper’s fake brain tumor.)


Cooper did not share the news with anyone outside of his wife. How did Red know about the diagnosis? Who told him?




Someone is feeding information to Red and there is also someone feeding information to the Cabal. Is there one or two moles within the task force?


It’s almost a certainty that Red put Samar inside the task force with a motive to get info and report back to him.


Who gets a ton of information within the task force? Aram!


In this theory, it makes perfect sense that Samar would need to get close to Aram. Perhaps even lead him on in an effort to continue the “moling”. (Yes, I made up the term “moling”!)


If Samar is collecting information for Red, perhaps Aram may be doing the same for the Cabal. He certainly is in a position to do so and he would be the least suspicious of anyone in the task-force.


Bottom line? If Aram is not the mole reporting back to the cabal… someone else is.


The Blacklist 3×09 “The Director Part 1” airs on Thursday, January 7, 2016 at 9 p.m. on NBC. Join the discussion on Facebook in Clearing The Red Tape.

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