What happens when you fail to kill Mr Kaplan?

There is a television show called The Blacklist, about a master criminal called Raymond Reddington.

Wikipedia explains the basic thrust of the show: Quote:

Raymond “Red” Reddington, a former U.S. Navy officer turned high-profile criminal, voluntarily surrenders to the FBI after eluding capture for decades. He tells the FBI that he has a list of the most dangerous criminals in the world that he has compiled over the years and is willing to inform on their operations in exchange for immunity from prosecution. However, he insists on working exclusively with a rookie FBI profiler by the name of Elizabeth Keen. End quote.

Reddington carries on committing his heinous crimes, often having the jobs either executed by or cleaned up by his trusted lieutenant, Mr Kaplan: Quote:

Mr. “Kate” Kaplan, (Blacklister No. 4), born Kathryn “Kathya” Nemec, is Reddington’s personal “cleaner” who comes in to scrub crime scenes. She cleans up after Liz kills one of the men watching her from across the street, and then helps Liz find Reddington. Later, she helps Reddington clean up after he kills Diane Fowler at the end of episode 13 of season 1. She also disposes of the bodies of Lucy Brooks and the Cowboy once they are found by Reddington’s people. In season 3, she helps Liz fake her death so she can escape from Reddington. For this, she is shot in the head by Reddington in the second episode of season 4, but survives and is held hostage by an unknown man in “Gaia”. She later recovers and leavesEnd quote.

And that becomes Raymond Reddington’s problem. He failed to kill Mr Kaplan.

Mr Kaplan knows where all the bodies are buried, literally, unearths them and brings down Raymond Reddington – to his knees in actual fact.

This is where the National party is at. They failed to kill their Mr Kaplan, the man who did John Key’s, Bill English’s, Steve Joyce’s, Paula Bennett’s and Simon Bridges’ dirty work.

Jami-Lee Ross is their Mr Kaplan and now he has brought the National party and especially Simon Bridges and Paula Bennett to their knees. He knows where all the bodies are buried.

Who knows how long he spent at NZME/NewstalkZB yesterday. Who knows how much they have in the can? Who knows what will be released next?

The whips and especially chief whip have the job of collecting dirt and info on their MPs. It is how they control them. Bill English wanted Todd Barclay gone; guess who did the wet work? National’s Mr Kaplan. He knows where the bodies are buried and the two muppets in charge thought they would play the Barclay plan on the guy who executed the Barclay plan.

Jami-Lee Ross is a scumbag for sure, but someone taught him to be one, someone enabled him and those people failed to kill him off. Now he is going to kill them off.

National failed to kill Mr Kaplan. They fired their best shot, and Mr Kaplan still lives.


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

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