Like nesting caskets and Russian dolls, stories within the stories within the stories. Part 1: Vanessa Cruz : TheBlackList

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r/TheBlackList - Like nesting caskets and Russian dolls, stories within the stories within the stories. Part 1: Vanessa Cruz

Are the tales of the BL telling us issues in regards to the story of the protagonists? No story would seemingly give us a precise parallel, however is every story telling us a aspect of it?

Are the writers actually bumbling alongside, as some followers work so arduously to persuade us they’re? Are a couple of errors within the props, or within the dialogue sufficient to warrant treating the present as popcorn leisure for senseless consumption whereas we browse the information?

r/TheBlackList - Like nesting caskets and Russian dolls, stories within the stories within the stories. Part 1: Vanessa Cruz

I suggest this isn’t the case. That there’s a path to be adopted, if we take a look at the tales.

Allow us to start by analyzing Episode 2.18: Vanessa Cruz

r/TheBlackList - Like nesting caskets and Russian dolls, stories within the stories within the stories. Part 1: Vanessa Cruz

Vanessa Cruz #117

In Vanessa Cruz, the story provides us a girl who faked her demise in a fashion that carefully resembles Katarina’s, leaving her folded garments on the seashore.

They discovered her folded clothes at Rockaway Seaside. They by no means discovered a physique, however I do know she was lifeless.

What’s essential right here, is to see how that side of the story, how Katarina faked her demise, is foreshadowed closely in an episode when the ONLY point out of Liz’s mom had been a line on the pilot, 38 episodes previous to this one.

Deserted by a father who was a profession prison, a mom who died of weak point and disgrace.

Through the use of this, the writers are telegraphing that the story we’re being informed, will likely be informed in two ranges. One because it unfolds within the display screen, and one other a meta stage within the tales being informed and within the symbols and themes used.

r/TheBlackList - Like nesting caskets and Russian dolls, stories within the stories within the stories. Part 1: Vanessa Cruz

Katarina left her distinctive maroon coat and locket within the sand

Earlier than we even be taught the title Katarina Rostova two episodes later, or how she faked her demise 18 episodes later, we have now an an identical play in Vanessa of how Katarina faked her demise:

she went to Cape Might and left her garments on the seashore, walked into the ocean, and was by no means seen once more.

Vanessa did it so she might get her revenge, however that doesn’t appear the case of Katarina.

So our parallel capabilities by taking one or a couple of parts within the story and utilizing them in an episode, be it the Blacklister’s story, or what’s happening elsewhere, NOT by having a play by play duplicate story.

Repeated parts are noteworthy, and pretend deaths is without doubt one of the most generally used type of id play within the present, often finished to flee some hazard.

To date, as much as 8.05 we have now had over 20 faked deaths. Some characters, like Liz and Tom had had their demise faked greater than as soon as. Purple faked Liz’s demise in Arioch Cain with an image within the information,

r/TheBlackList - Like nesting caskets and Russian dolls, stories within the stories within the stories. Part 1: Vanessa Cruz

after which she fakes it once more in Mr. Solomon on the instigation of Kate Kaplan assisted by Nik Korpal.

Tom had his demise faked as a baby by whoever paid Richard Recreation’s mom for a false confession

Letter come particular supply. Return tackle was a PO field in New York. $100,000 if Richard mentioned he did one thing he did not.

Then he was presumed lifeless after Berlin, when Liz shot him within the abdomen.

Tom Eager is lifeless. He was shot and killed months in the past.

r/TheBlackList - Like nesting caskets and Russian dolls, stories within the stories within the stories. Part 1: Vanessa Cruz

A lot of Blacklisters had been presumed lifeless, like Ranko Zamani; Maddox and Carrie Ann Beck of The Entrance in a bombing; Samar’s brother, Shahin Navabi AKA Zal Bin Hasaan (full with a DNA check); Sebastian Royce AKA The Gambler former FBI by leaping off a bridge; Janet Sutherland, of The Thrushes, within the India job; Nora Mills AKA Lord Baltimore, had killed her twin sister Rowan and assumed her id, so folks would presume Nora was lifeless when she went lacking in Mosul.

Howard Hargrave in an airplane accident

You died in a airplane crash. It is everywhere in the information.

The airplane was sabotaged a method to kill me and safe management of the corporate I constructed. However I took benefit of their plot, and now they consider I am lifeless, which is finest.

Isabella Stone’s husband had faked his demise to assist his spouse transfer on; Ian Garvey had faked Sutton Ross demise and gave him a brand new id; Robert Vesco faked his demise and assumed the id of the lifeless goon Anderson Mount; one of many members of the Third Property pretend his personal demise; Lucy Brooks AKA Jolene Parker had employed The Alchemist.

r/TheBlackList - Like nesting caskets and Russian dolls, stories within the stories within the stories. Part 1: Vanessa Cruz

Louis Steinhil AKA The Illusionist faked his demise to flee; Katarina Rostova AKA Fakerina faked her personal demise by way of The Kazanjian Brothers in a blaze of bullets and possibly yet one more time, to account for Purple telling Liz that “KR” died in 1990; Berlin’s daughter’s demise was faked by The Decembrist, utilizing The Stewmaker.

A pretend demise is staged by Purple to attract Jasper out in season 1 after he disappears.

r/TheBlackList - Like nesting caskets and Russian dolls, stories within the stories within the stories. Part 1: Vanessa Cruz

One Blacklister whose specialty was in faked deaths was The Alchemist, by turning his victims into forensic genetic doppelgängers of his shoppers.

r/TheBlackList - Like nesting caskets and Russian dolls, stories within the stories within the stories. Part 1: Vanessa Cruz

Not altering anybody’s DNA, simply taking benefits of forensic procedures. However what was additionally outstanding was that when he determined to run, he faked the deaths of his spouse and daughter, which turn out to be then his vulnerability:

LIZ: However now he is on the run. He have to be leaving some sort of trail– financial institution information, uh, wiring cash to his new id.

RED: You do not have time for that. Return to the spouse and daughter. He isn’t alone anymore. It’s a must to look to their lives with a purpose to discover him. They’re those that matter. They’re his vulnerability.

This can be a very vital change. Why the kids (Liz AND Jennifer) had been “deserted”. Bear in mind when Purple informed Liz in regards to the causes he employed Tom:

A number of years in the past, it got here to my consideration that any individual was meddling in my enterprise. To guard myself and my pursuits, I inventoried my vulnerabilities.

LIZ: Me.

Amongst others.

It was true. Seemingly Liz’s interrupting, assuming issues made him cease there, added to his disgrace in admitting it. However he had employed Tom, anonymously, to guard Liz, as ONE of his vulnerabilities.

r/TheBlackList - Like nesting caskets and Russian dolls, stories within the stories within the stories. Part 1: Vanessa Cruz

The Alchemist faked the demise of his spouse and baby with forensic genetic doppelgängers

Again to The Alchemist, the pretend deaths of his spouse and baby are essential. WHY?

As a result of we have now quite a lot of parts that appear to indicate that when Ian Garvey took Carla and Jennifer Reddington into WITSEC, their deaths could have been faked, one thing Garvey had been identified to do:

Garvey was a US Marshal. He put folks in witness safety. Made them disappear or look like lifeless.

We see this in Diane Fowler providing to inform Purple about what occurred “that evening” to his household (She believes she is speaking to Raymond Reddington),

I do know the reality, Purple about that evening about what occurred to your loved ones. Do you need to know the reality?

in Alexander Kirk telling Purple he would by no means harm his personal daughter, not like him,

RED: Elizabeth, are you okay?

KIRK: After all she is. In contrast to you, I’d by no means harm my very own daughter.

and within the Christmas bloody home story to Pratt, which could comprise sure true facets.

After which, lastly I acquired there. I walked I walked by means of the door. And there was simply blood. All I noticed was blood. All there was was blood.

r/TheBlackList - Like nesting caskets and Russian dolls, stories within the stories within the stories. Part 1: Vanessa Cruz

Vanessa Cruz was a chameleon, utilizing disguises and avoiding or destroying pictures.

BUT it doesn’t finish there, we have now one other, way more intriguing side, in how we first see the character Vanessa Cruz:

Vanessa is first a seductive redhead with mild eyes, when she was killing Declan Salinger.

r/TheBlackList - Like nesting caskets and Russian dolls, stories within the stories within the stories. Part 1: Vanessa Cruz

We then see her eradicating her wig and contacts, and turn out to be the brunette with darkish eyes she naturally is. With the intense purple hair of Katarina, and Lena not being a redhead, is it attainable that the signature hair was simply a part of an id, a disguise?

r/TheBlackList - Like nesting caskets and Russian dolls, stories within the stories within the stories. Part 1: Vanessa Cruz

Vanessa goes from a redhead with mild eyes, to her pure brown hair and eyes.

As soon as we get the photograph of Katarina’s mom’s estranged daughter,

r/TheBlackList - Like nesting caskets and Russian dolls, stories within the stories within the stories. Part 1: Vanessa Cruz

That is NOT Katarina, at the least not the face WE have seen of Katarina, performed as a younger girl by Lotte Verbeek.

alleged to be Katarina by Ressler, we have now to ask ourselves if Katarina was really a darkish haired and darkish eyed girl, like the girl within the photograph, as a substitute of a redhead with mild eyes.

So, Vanessa’s taking off her purple wig and light-weight contact lenses disguise, makes a connection to a photograph proven in 6.17, 87 episodes later, by displaying us that Katarina’s mom’s daughter was a brunette with darkish eyes as nicely.

Vanessa was superb at seducing her victims. Intercourse was a method for her to realize getting near her targets, to get inside their lives assuming totally different identities:

You declare to have been framed by a girl named Claudia Sanchez.

CONWAY: Or no matter her title actually was. She made every little thing up.

She make up the Ponzi scheme? The $128 million you stole out of your shoppers to fund your life-style The ranch, the non-public jets

CONWAY: Look, I’ve informed this story 100 occasions. We had been sleeping collectively. She had entry to every little thing My telephone, pc, passwords. …. She was a seasonal employee on the ranch Undocumented, considered one of many. My spouse had no thought. The affair lasted precisely six months. Then sooner or later, she simply disappears. Three days later, I am arrested.

Ressler: Nicely, in addition they discovered a packed bag in your automotive, and your passport, and a airplane ticket to Beijing.

CONWAY: She planted all of it. That woman- She was diabolical. From the fingerprints on the suitcase to the airline ticket she bought utilizing my pc She acquired into my life…. : However that was nothing. The best way she moved the cash, her information of the way it labored, issuing false statements, creating shell firms. I employed the very best protection cash might purchase, and after they regarded on the proof in opposition to me, they really helpful I cop a plea.

She collected proof, together with DNA samples, that she saved catalogued in her house, indicating too how DNA would play a task:

r/TheBlackList - Like nesting caskets and Russian dolls, stories within the stories within the stories. Part 1: Vanessa Cruz

Agent Ressler? I’ve acquired dozens of information, pictures, dossiers. I imply, she’s going by means of their trash, hacking their networks. I imply, hearken to this. Copies of Declan Salinger’s financial institution statements, medical information. There’s even surveillance pictures and each ebook and video he is ordered for 3 years….. Aram, you would not consider this place. Hair, threads, lint, bits of carpet, cigarette butts. All collected, categorized, and filed beneath every sufferer’s title. Hint proof to be planted at crime scenes.

Vanessa was additionally good at destroying proof of her presence. Aram needed to acquire partial prints and items of pictures from many instances to reconstruct who she was:

Two totally different instances, two units {of professional} investigators, and this girl did not depart a hint…. The detectives and the attorneys could not have discovered something conclusive on their very own, however for those who put the pictures they discovered collectively Our ghost has a face.

r/TheBlackList - Like nesting caskets and Russian dolls, stories within the stories within the stories. Part 1: Vanessa Cruz

bear in mind how The CIA informed Liz there have been no pictures of Katarina Rostova? After all they had been, for Kirk had two, and Purple had one, and there was one within the newspaper as nicely. However seemingly there weren’t that many round, important when everyone seems to be denying there was a grasp spy known as “Katarina Rostova”.

I do not know who that’s, however I doubt very severely that that’s Katarina Rostova.I do not assume there are any images of Katarina Rostova.

Lastly, Vanessa was superb at assuming disguises, whilst changing into a doppelgänger of Abby Issa, the girl she had seduced, and who she had deliberate to implicate within the demise of her final sufferer, Mason Carlton, by shopping for a gun as her, disguising herself as Abby, reserving the room as Abby, and so forth.

r/TheBlackList - Like nesting caskets and Russian dolls, stories within the stories within the stories. Part 1: Vanessa Cruz

And we now appear to gearing in direction of having two ladies, one functioning as a doppelgänger of the opposite, (Katarina of Fakerina, for Fakerina appeared unware of the existence of Katarina).

So, in 2.18, Vanessa Cruz, we have now six story parts to contemplate, ALL direct hyperlinks to Katarina

  1. The pretend demise, a repeated ingredient within the present.

  2. The way of Vanessa’s pretend demise in leaving her folded garments on the seashore, paralleling that of Katarina in Cape Might.

  3. The disguises of chameleon Vanessa Cruz, first met as a redhead with mild eyes, despite the fact that she is a brunette with darkish eyes.

  4. Vanessa was good at disguising her look, and creating personas to seduce her victims.

  5. Vanessa was superb at making herself a doppelgänger of her goal.

  6. Vanessa was good at each accumulating proof to plant at scenes, and eradicating proof of her existence.

On this sequence, we’ll study the trail set by the tales we’re being informed, searching for the weather that tie in to the mythology.

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Half 1: Vanessa Cruz

Half 2: Ranko Zamani

Half 3: The Freelancer

Half 4: Wujing

Half 5: Frederick Barnes

Half 6: Lord Baltimore

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