Season: 1 / Episode: 17
Date: March 24, 2014
This Television Episode plays Honey Dove performed by Lee Fields & The Expressions
A programmer for the N.S.A. is supposedly killed in a car crash, but further inspection has revealed that his car was hacked. When investigating the programmer's death, the task force learns that the N.S.A. was working on a prototype device called the "Skeleton Key," capable of hacking into the entire American electronics infrastructure. Reddington initially believes an elusive Russian hacker named Ivan was responsible for the theft, but a personal meeting with him reveals that Ivan never had any problems with the United States, and instead was solely focused on the Russian government the entire time, claiming that someone else was masquerading was him. Further investigation into Ivan's claims leads the task force to high school student Harrison Lee, who was responsible for the theft of the Skeleton Key. Lee stole the key and used it for his own ends in order to enter a romantic relationship with the daughter of one of the Skeleton Key scientists. Meanwhile, Liz investigates the disappearance of Jolene/Lucy after being approached by Lucy's former parole officer. Liz discovers Tom's makeshift headquarters after tracing Lucy's last voice message, but Tom performs a sneak-attack on her at the hide-out, fleeing before Liz could recognize him. During the aftermath of the Skeleton Key crisis, Liz receives an email containing a copy of the gathered evidence from the parole officer, and finally understands Red's repeated warnings about Tom after recognizing a toy Liz gave to Tom the morning of the investigation. Upset by the recent revelation, Liz turns to Reddington for emotional support.