LIZZY’S PARENTAGE ISN’T THE BIG REVEAL – ok it is quite a reveal but one of many.
Hi guys I'm from the UK so only as far as Season 3 Episode 3.
The BIGGER reveals are what happened the night of the fire, and if you think lizzy shot her father, be it Reddington or another man, then I think you are wrong and, what happened that mysterious night – the one that Reddington is in the dark about.
I think we will find out soon that Lizzy’s father is Red.The reveal is WHY he won’t tell her apart from the obvious (to protect her from his enemies).
With regard to the mysterious incident, please read below:
Season 1 Ep 1 Pilot
Raymond "Red" Reddington attended the Naval Academy.
Top of his class.
Graduated by the time he was 24.
He was being groomed for admiral.
Then in 1990, Reddington's coming home to see his wife and his daughter for Christmas.
He never arrives.
Reddington: How about a trade? You tell me and I'll tell you. Tell me about the scar on your palm.
I've noticed how you stroke it.
Lizzy: There was a fire. I was fourteen.
We know now Lizzy was 4 NOT 14 at time of fire – pilots often inconsistent as they don’t know if show will be broadcast etc.
In season 2 ep 11 Lizzy celebrates her 31st Birthday – the fire therefore took place in 1988 when Lizzy was 4.
Season 1 Ep 14 Madeline Pratt
Reddington: I ran out of gas. I was so excited to get home, I didn't even bother to look. My head was just... I ran out of gas.
Madeline Pratt: What are you talking about?
Reddington: It was Christmas Eve. I... pulled off to the side of the road. Seemed like it'd been snowing for days. No traffic. No cars to come help. Just me and a car full of gifts.
It was more than 20 years ago. I must have walked four miles five, maybe. It was so still. Just cold and white. The whole time, all I could think about was them in our house. The warm light in the windows, the smoke from the chimney. The sound of my daughter at the piano. The smell of the tree and the fire, oyster stew on the stove. I was so upset to think that I'd ruined Christmas for them, being late, leaving the gifts in the car.
But the closer I got, the more I realized how funny the whole thing was, how much they'd love the story, daddy running out of gas, how every Christmas they'd get such joy from telling that story at my expense. And then, finally... I got there. I walked... I walked through the door. And there was... just blood. All I saw was blood. All there was was blood. I can... I can still s-smell the nape of her neck... feel her little... fingers on my cheek... her whisper in my ear.
More than 20 years ago – this event, the one in which Reddington doesn’t know what happened; took place prior to 1995.
I believe that all of these incidents did take place and that they are all separate incidences which coincidentally took place around Christmas time.
We know that Red doesn’t know what happened that night…Well he knows what happened the night of fire with Lizzy, because he was there.When he finally meets up with his ex wife (Naomi Hyland) Season 2, Ep 4 – neither of them discuss the past – Red doesn’t quiz Naomi about what happened that night and Naomi doesn’t quiz Red – why?Because they both know what happened; Red disappeared and Naomi and her daughter Jennifer went under the witness protection programme.
The mystery; the night that Red wants to know whathappened; is the night PRIOR to Lizzy’s fire and Christmas of 1990 when he disappeared.It’s the night that he was going home to his family (a previous family that the FBI have no record of), to find “just blood.All I saw was blood.All there was was blood.I can… I can still s-smell the nape of her neck… feel her little…. Fingers on my cheek… her whisper in my ear.”
Raymond Reddington has TWO daughters – an older daughter who died in his arms at home one Christmas Eve PRIOR to the other two incidents, and Lizzy, who he hid in the closet to protect from her mother, but that’s another story...
Lizzy shot her MOTHER not her FATHER - people in different roles. Her mother (Katarina Rostova) and father (Raymond Reddington) are arguing about the fulcrum - Red has hidden Lizzy in the closet, he doesn't know Lizzy has the fulcrum sewn into her cuddly toy bunny, because her mother put it there. Katarina wants the fulcrum, it is Katarina who shouts out "WHERE IS SHE" (we hear Lizzy shout this in a deep voice whilst in a hypnotic state when that lady is trying to extract her memory - great move by the writers because we assume it is a man shouting it). The argument gets heated because Red is saying if you give it to them they will kill her (referring to Lizzy), Red knows this because his and Katarina's other daughter has already been murdered as a result of it. They continue arguing and Katarina starts hitting Red - Lizzy shoots her mother. Red gets Lizzy out of fire and takes her to Sam. I don't know if you have read what I have said about the incidents of the fire, the disappearance in 1990 of Red, and the incident with all the blood - if not its at the top of this page. Anyhow let me know what you think! Thanks for talking.