In what seemed like the creepiest episode of "The Blacklist" yet, viewers were introduced to The Stewmaker, a contract killer known for his method of disposing his victims' bodies by soaking them in a tub of chemicals. Veteran actor Tom Noonan ("Damages," "Hell on Wheels") played the serial murderer who kidnaps Elizabeth and attempts to "transfer her energy" back to earth (creepy!) But there was something about tonight's chilling episode of "The Blacklist" that set it apart from previous ones - a criminal tactic that had the audience seeing more White than Red.
Since it premiered, "The Blacklist" has often been compared to "The Silence of the Lambs" for its central character Red Reddington and his snappy Hannibal-isms. Tonight, the audience was treated to a truly horrifying episode about the titular killer's gruesome means of erasing his tracks. "The Stewmaker" had elements of "Dexter" and "American Horror Story" thrown in (body parts in jars, a photo collection of dead victims), but the process of disposing of bodies with a chemical bath had fans of "Breaking Bad" feeling a bit of déjà vu.
You might remember that on the season one episode of "Breaking Bad" titled "Cat's in the Bag...," Walter White tells Jesse Pinkman to dissolve a body in a bathtub with the use of hydrofluoric acid. What seemed like a foolproof plan suddenly turned to one very messy end. Watch this classic WTF moment here.
Do you think "The Blacklist" ripped off "Breaking Bad" on tonight's episode? What would Walter White say about Red Reddington (and vice versa)? Leave a comment below and tells us what you think!