The Key to Episode 04 x 10
I think the conversation between Dembe and Liz is key and will drive the next several episodes:
Dembe: “I’m worried about Raymond. I don’t think he cares about anything or anyone in the world right now other than you. Or Agnes.”
“I don’t recognize him. I can’t reach him.”
Liz: “And you think I can?”
Dembe then goes on to tell Liz that Red killed Mr. Kaplan. At first this seemed pretty shocking. Did Dembe just betray Red? But throughout this episode it was clear Dembe was really struggling with Kate’s death and as we can see, really worried for Red. I think this was a plea for help on Dembe’s part. He sees Red spiraling down into the abyss and can’t pull him out. He believes Liz is the only one who can.
Finally! This is what has been building up all along. Liz needs to be the one to “save” Red so to speak. And although she will be bothered that Red killed Mr. Kaplan, I think she will try to help Red, and soon.
This episode gave me hope! We could be coming up on a really good arc.