Leave it to a present like The Blacklist to maintain viewers pondering for weeks (and months) on finish. Season 7 of the NBC crime collection explored a longtime conspiracy concept that revolves round an Alaskan thriller. Is any of it true?
Agent Alina Park took ‘The Blacklist’ to Alaska
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Season 7 of The Blacklist dwindled towards the beginning of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. So, producers introduced on Laura Sohn full-time as the brand new FBI Agent, Alina Park. She appeared in season 6 however was promoted to recurring character standing. This means followers will get to raised know her character in season 8.
Though she seems to work “by-the-book” on the floor, Agent Park has a mysterious previous that erupted greater than as soon as. The collection doesn’t sometimes discover supporting characters’ backstories however would possibly for an episode or two.
Such was the case with Agent Park. The job power staff despatched her to Alaska within the episode, “Twamie Ullulaq.” It started with Raymond “Red” Reddington (James Spader) asking the staff to look into vans that had gone lacking in The Alaska Triangle.
The present itself ended with a solved thriller (in fact). But, some puzzled if the Alaska Triangle is actual?
The Alaska Triangle is allegedly answerable for over 16,000 disappearances
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Like theories concerning the Bermuda Triangle, the Alaska Triangle has been linked to 1000’s of lacking individuals. This additionally consists of the disappearances of planes and boats. Many of the instances can’t be defined. According to some, the Alaska Triangle is a cursed place.
Theories gained traction in 1972 when a non-public airplane, carrying U.S. House Majority Leader Hale Boggs, Alaska Congressman Nick Begich, an aide, Russell Brown, and pilot, Don Jonz, vanished throughout a route from Anchorage to Juneau.
According to a number of retailers, authorities utilized dozens of army and civilian planes and boats to look over 32,000 sq. miles. They couldn’t find the downed airplane or particles. It wasn’t the primary or the final.
Over the years, extra planes and other people disappeared — over 16,000 up to now. The space alone is answerable for greater than twice the lacking individual’s fee of the nation as an entire.
The mysteries are so weird, the Travel Channel developed a docuseries about numerous instances inside the space. Much of the disappearances are blamed on a large number of phenomenons corresponding to UFOs, vitality vortexes, and the shape-shifting demon Tlingit Indian lore referred to as Kushtak (talked about in The Blacklist).
Those who don’t purchase into the conspiracies say the atmosphere is in charge. The Alaska Triangle is full of dense forestry, mountains, glaciers, and snow. Explanations embody avalanches and wild animal assaults to argue no indicators of life. Either means, The Blacklist didn’t dive too deeply into the “what-ifs.”
What a ‘Blacklist’ author revealed in regards to the episode
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Arguments about whether or not the Alaska Triangle will seemingly by no means finish. In the meantime, The Blacklist author, Daniel Cerone, live-tweeted the episode, filling followers in on a number of behind-the-scenes particulars.
Naturally, a number of viewers with their very own Alaskan ties had a number of issues over the accuracy of the episode.
“We were so excited to shoot an episode with snow and then wouldn’t you know it New York wouldn’t cooperate. Had to create most of the snow you see. #TheBlacklist,” he wrote.
“That lake was supposed to be frozen. But, again, New York wouldn’t cooperate, weather-wise. #TheBlacklist,” he continued, including that they filmed some scenes on a sound stage in New York — not on location within the Alaskan wilderness.
None of this solves whether or not there’s any reality to the theories surrounding the Alaska Triangle mysteries. Nonetheless, this episode of The Blacklist did what it was speculated to do — entertain.