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Spader plays former US military man turned career criminal Raymond "Red" Reddington as part-Hannibal Lecter, part-Keyser S�ze. Red's a global mastermind bon viveur with a taste for glib remarks, expensive hotels, and getting under the skin of his FBI captors. With neither political nor national allegiances, he's been selling his underworld genius to the highest bidder. Until now, that is.
Spader's relish in his role is matched by the pace of the pilot (directed by The A-Team and The Grey's Joe Carnahan, a man who knows a HD1x9: Crossing Lines Episode 9 Watch Online Free or two about action) which leaps from car-flipping explosion to armed pursuit to shoot-out without pause. When the action does relent, it's to introduce the cosy home life of rookie FBI profiler Elizabeth Keen (Megan Boone), the only agent to whom Red will speak for reasons that elude the Bureau, though - unless we're mistaken - seem bafflingly obvious to the audience.
HD1x9: Crossing Lines Episode 9 Watch Online Free Keen's Clarice Starling-lite character is the source of the episode's woes. Fresh from Quantico (where presumably, she majored in exposition), Keen's introduction is stewed in clich� and dialogue of a kind only spoken by characters establishing their arc in network pilots. "You know I'm not going to let this job come between us and our family" Keen tells her husband two minutes in, "Don't forget it's our last adoption meeting today" he replies. "Our family is the only thing that matters" she tells him, and so on.