frequency domain


D. R. Brillinger and M. Rosenblatt, Computation and Interpretation of kth-order Spectra


Red:  She’s breathtakingly unattractive, but she’s worth over $40 million– the only Vermeer in private hands.

Liz:  That’s considered a masterpiece?

Red:  Last night, I got up for a scoop of orange sherbet, and she caught my eye. I just stood here in the dark squinting at her. Poor thing ruined my appetite. Even after I went back to bed, all I could hear was the hideous music she must be playing. Didn’t sleep a wink.

Liz:  Why did you buy it?

Red:  Oh, my God, no. She’s not mine. She belongs to some hedge-fund manager who lives here.

Liz:  I thought you lived here.

Red:  Well, for now. The owner’s been on vacation ever since the SEC started its investigation. I’ve never met the man, but his housekeeper is an old friend. Please.

Red:  Do you have any idea how much the US government has spent on signals intelligence in the past year?

Liz:  No.

Red:  Your country has become a nation of eavesdroppers– frequency domains, triangulation, satellites, crypto-whatever. You’ve forgotten that what matters most is human intelligence – alliances, relationships, seduction.
Madeline Pratt is a master at –

Liz:  Madeline Pratt? Madeline Pratt –

Red:  Is a thief and a woman of singular talents.

Liz:  And now you want something of hers and you expect the FBI to help you get it.

Red:  It was the right decision not to have the baby.

Liz:  What did she take from you?

Red:  I’m sorry for your suffering.

Liz:  Madeline Pratt. How do we find her?

Red:  Finding her is easy. Catching her is difficult. Luckily, she’s asked me to help her plan a heist.

Liz:  To steal what?

Madeline Pratt S1E14


I love these verbal battles between Red and Liz. He pushed her about the adoption, and Liz pushed back using Madeline. I do wonder if Liz will ever break again, like she did in the hand holding scene in Gina Zanetakos. I like strong Liz, but I have to admit I love the Red who shows his very caring side when consoling her. Better yet, I want to see Liz console him - I wish she could have heard the story he told Madeline. I find it interesting that both Liz and Red confided in other people in this episode - Liz telling Ressler about her fear of Tom leaving her, and Red telling Madeline about his daughter. They are close but don’t won’t the other to see them weak.  Comments?