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Glossary: T
First Air Date: September 23rd, 2013
Last Air Date: October 18th, 2017
Created By: Jon Bokenkamp
Star Casts: Megan Boone, Diego Klattenhoff, James Spader, Ryan Eggold, Harry Lennix, Amir Arison, Hisham Tawfiq, Mozhan Marnò
Aired On: NBC
Episode Runtime: 43 minutes
Total Seasons: 5 Seasons
Total Episodes: 94 Episodes
Type: Scripted
Status: Returning Series
Homepage: NBC - The Blacklist

Last Updated: Sat, 21 Oct 2017 09:54:57 +0000

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The Blacklist


Raymond "Red" Reddington, one of the FBI's most wanted fugitives, surrenders in person at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C. He claims that he and the FBI have the same interests: bringing down dangerous criminals and terrorists. In the last two decades, he's made a list of criminals and terrorists that matter the most but the FBI cannot find because it does not know they exist. Reddington calls this "The Blacklist". Reddington will co-operate, but insists that he will speak only to Elizabeth Keen, a rookie FBI profiler.

Seasons and Episodes

Specials (1 Episode)

1: The Chosen One - Aired: 2013-09-10

Preview of the upcoming season.

Season 1 (22 Episodes)

1: Pilot - Aired: 2013-09-23

The race to stop a terrorist begins in the premiere of this crime series about a most-wanted fugitive who works with a rookie FBI profiler to take down criminals and evildoers.

2: The Freelancer - Aired: 2013-09-30

Red and Liz go under cover to stop an assassin known as The Freelancer from killing his next target; Ressler and a recently re-hired CIA agent try to protect Red from a distance; Liz wonders what she should do about Tom and the mysterious box.

3: Wujing - Aired: 2013-10-07

The FBI is on the hunt for a high-ranking Chinese spy, Wujing which Red claims has hired him to help decode a classified CIA transmission. Liz, posing as an FBI cryptographer goes with Red to decode the message while protecting US government secrets. Meanwhile, Liz proactively investigates Tom.

4: The Stewmaker - Aired: 2013-10-14

While continuing her investigation into the truth about Tom, Liz testifies against drug lord, Hector Lorca. Later another witness is abducted when he is forced to testify against the dangerous drug trafficker. Red’s interest is peaked and he informs the team that the witness may have been taken by "The Stewmaker" a man responsible for hundreds of missing and presumed dead people. Meanwhile, in an unlikely twist of events, Red and Ressler must work together for the first time.

5: The Courier - Aired: 2013-10-21

Red and the FBI try to stop a dangerous messenger (Robert Knepper) whose appearance is unknown; Liz is thrust into a kidnapping plot.

6: Gina Zanetakos - Aired: 2013-10-28

Tom claims he is innocent and wants to turn the box into the FBI; Red's next target is a beautiful and deadly corporate terrorist (Margarita Levieva).

7: Frederick Barnes - Aired: 2013-11-04

The FBI searches for the man responsible for a chemical attack on a subway; Liz wants to avoid Red after he implicated Tom.

8: General Ludd - Aired: 2013-11-11

When Red reveals a new name, Liz learns of a plot to destroy the country's financial system; Tom helps Liz when a loved one falls ill.

9: Anslo Garrick (1) - Aired: 2013-11-25

Anslo Garrick, the newest person on the blacklist, tries to capture Red; Liz is caught in an elevator.

10: Anslo Garrick (2) - Aired: 2013-12-02

Liz infiltrates the blacksite and disarms the signal jammers to call in backup but runs into trouble along the way. The fate of Ressler hangs in the balance as Red tries to bargain with Anslo Garrick. Meanwhile, Tom becomes increasingly worried about Liz’ situation and the fate of Red is unknown.

11: The Good Samaritan Killer - Aired: 2014-01-13

A serial killer from Liz's past strikes again while Red hunts for whoever betrayed him.

12: The Alchemist - Aired: 2014-01-20

Red informs the team that "The Alchemist" - a man who relies upon science to transform a person’s DNA - has been contracted to protect a well-known mob informant and his wife. As the team goes undercover to catch him, Liz finds herself on the hunt for an unlikely couple. Meanwhile Liz and Tom find themselves at another bump in their relationship and Ressler debates whether or not he should give his ex-girlfriend his blessing.

13: The Cyprus Agency - Aired: 2014-01-27

After a recent spate of abductions of babies from their mothers, Red informs Liz that the "Cyprus Agency" is the illegal adoption organization responsible. Coincidentally, Liz and Tom contemplate adoption of their own which fuels Liz to track down the organizations CEO, Owen Mallory.

14: Madeline Pratt - Aired: 2014-02-24

Liz helps Tom adjust to the impending adoption; Red reveals a woman from his past is a target; Red convinces Liz to pull of a heist at the Syrian Embassy.

15: The Judge - Aired: 2014-03-03

Red believes he knows who was responsible for a prominent prosecutor's 12 year disappearance; Red investigates the woman who tempts Tom.

16: Mako Tanida - Aired: 2014-03-17

One of Red's former associates, a crime lord, becomes the next target; Tom decides to confront Jolene.

17: Ivan - Aired: 2014-03-24

After a cyber defense asset is stolen by a terrorist only known as Ivan, Red and Liz discover a cover-up; new evidence regarding Jolene's disappearance unravels some of the mystery surrounding Tom.

18: Milton Bobbit - Aired: 2014-03-31

Red and the team search for a life insurance claim adjuster who talks people into becoming contract killers; Liz and Red try to uncover Tom's secrets.

19: The Pavlovich Brothers - Aired: 2014-04-21

As the team tries to protect a target of the Pavlovich brothers -- specialists in abductions -- Red has a job of his own for the duo; Liz patiently pursues the truth about Tom.

20: The Kingmaker - Aired: 2014-04-28

Red thinks the Kingmaker (Linus Roache), a strategist, is responsible when a politician in Prague is framed for murder; Liz uncovers a secret Red has been hiding.

21: Berlin (1) - Aired: 2014-05-05

After discovering the truth behind her father's death, Liz refuses to work with Red, just as his situation grows desperate.

22: Berlin: Conclusion (2) - Aired: 2014-05-12

In the stunning Season 1 finale, Liz is forced to reunite with Red in order to track down Berlin.

Season 2 (22 Episodes)

1: Lord Baltimore - Aired: 2014-09-22

While continuing to battle Berlin, Red faces a new threat in the form of Lord Baltimore. A figure from Red's past returns. Liz tries to move on after her showdown with Tom.

2: Monarch Douglas Bank - Aired: 2014-09-29

A robbery provides Red with an opportunity to take down a questionable bank. Liz questions Red's intentions during the course of her investigation. An impressive addition is made to Cooper's team.

3: Dr. James Covington - Aired: 2014-10-06

When a body is found missing a heart, Liz and Ressler join forces with Samar Navabi to investigate Dr. Covington's operation. Red and an associate try to take advantage of an opportunity in Indonesia.

4: Dr. Linus Creel - Aired: 2014-10-13

Red thinks a dangerous sociopsychological experiment may be taking place when several previously nonviolent citizens become killers. Red has a complicated proposition for Naomi and her husband.

5: The Front - Aired: 2014-10-20

The team targets an eco-terrorist cell seeking a deadly weapon. Liz attempts to lose her guardian. Red resorts to manipulation to pursue a special someone.

6: The Mombasa Cartel - Aired: 2014-10-27

Liz asks Red for information about deadly wildlife poachers after a mutilated corpse washes ashore. Ressler forms a dangerous habit.

7: The Scimitar - Aired: 2014-11-03

A plot for revenge emerges after an Iranian nuclear scientist is assassinated. Liz and Ressler wind up in a predicament.

8: The Decembrist - Aired: 2014-11-10

Red's plans for Berlin take a sudden turn after he finds out that he was manipulated by the latest Blacklister to avenge Red.

9: Luther Braxton (1) - Aired: 2015-02-01

When Red is arrested and taken to a secret detention facility, Liz and the task force set out to save him before he disappears forever. At the facility, Red encounters a thief with whom he shares a complicated history.

10: Luther Braxton: Conclusion (2) - Aired: 2015-02-05

As chaos ensues at the Factory, leaving the fate of Red and the task force unknown, Cooper struggles to rescue his team from the detention facility. It’s a race against time to prevent Luther Braxton attaining confidential information.

11: Ruslan Denisov - Aired: 2015-02-12

When an undercover CIA agent is kidnapped by a band of separatists in Uzbekistan, the task force sets a rescue mission in motion. Red informs Liz and Ressler that they are up against a very dangerous former associate.

12: The Kenyon Family - Aired: 2015-02-19

When Red tips Liz off about the disappearance of a polygamous cult leader with dangerous shipping containers buried on his property, the task force sets out to investigate. Red utilizes his sources to appease Fitch’s last words and tries to track down his hidden safe.

13: The Deer Hunter - Aired: 2015-02-26

Red helps Liz and the task force find a killer -- the Deer Hunter -- who tracks victims like prey.

14: T. Earl King VI - Aired: 2015-03-05

A former paramour involves Reddington in a deadly game with a wealthy, powerful family dynasty whose ill-begotten fortune was amassed from an underground auction of human and material contraband. Meanwhile, Tom takes on a new mission.

15: The Major - Aired: 2015-03-12

When Agent Keen is questioned in court as a suspect in the murder of the DC Harbormaster, her unusual relationship with Red and their task force falls under scrutiny. Meanwhile, Red enlists Cooper and Ressler to locate "The Major," a dangerous former associate who is key in keeping Liz out of prison.

16: Tom Keen - Aired: 2015-03-19

Evidence mounts against Liz in a murder case, triggering Red and Ressler's efforts to clear her name by tracking down the recently vanished Tom Keen.

17: The Longevity Initiative - Aired: 2015-03-26

The task force tracks a scientist who abducts disabled patients to conduct experiments on immortality. Now back in Washington, DC, Tom scrambles to save himself from new enemies.

18: Vanessa Cruz - Aired: 2015-04-02

The task force tracks a provocative female Blacklister, a frame-up artist who targets the wealthy elite. Tom pleads for Liz's help. Red pressures Liz for the Fulcrum, claiming it's now a matter of life and death.

19: Leonard Caul - Aired: 2015-04-23

Red fights for his life while the task force races to track down a mysterious figure from his past while Tom provides help in an unexpected way.

20: Quon Zhang - Aired: 2015-04-30

After decoding the information that is embedded in The Fulcrum, Red is determined to stop the imminent threat. Meanwhile, the task force discovers that deceased bodies of Chinese-American women are being smuggled out of the country under false identities. Liz continues to search for answers about her past after discovering a picture hidden in Red's secret flat.

21: Karakurt - Aired: 2015-05-07

Following intel from Red, the FBI find themselves one-step behind the most dangerous Russian Assassin, Karakurt, an enemy on U.S. soil. To avoid catastrophe, Liz and Ressler meet with Russian Counter-Intelligence who offer insight not only on Karakurt, but also on the identity of Liz’s mother. Cooper finds himself in a compromising position.

22: Tom Connolly - Aired: 2015-05-14

In the season finale Liz realizes she is being framed by The Cabal forcing Red to use his connections to help her clear her name. As Cooper receives shocking news, Ressler, Samar, and Aram must decide who on the task force can still be trusted.

Season 3 (23 Episodes)

1: The Troll Farmer - Aired: 2015-10-01

With the FBI hunting Liz for the murder of the attorney general, she and Red go on the run. Red reaches out to a contact for help fleeing the city.

2: Marvin Gerard - Aired: 2015-10-08

With Ressler in hot pursuit, Liz only has Red to trust; Red asks a lawyer named Marvin Gerard for help with a hostage situation. The FBI wants to force Cooper out of the task force.

3: Eli Matchett - Aired: 2015-10-15

Liz and Red take a detour to the Midwest. Ressler, Aram and Samar accidentally uncover what could turn into a global food crisis. Cooper seeks help from an unexpected source.

4: The Djinn - Aired: 2015-10-22

Red enlists a task force to locate the Djinn, an enigmatic woman who fulfills revenge fantasies. Red and Liz believe the Djinn can lead them to the Cabal and help them exonerate Liz.

5: Arioch Cain - Aired: 2015-10-29

Red and the FBI come together to protect Liz when a huge reward for her capture attracts attention from assassins.

6: Sir Crispin Crandall - Aired: 2015-11-05

Red and Liz catch wind that Andras Halmi, a trusted advisor of The Director, has gone missing. In pursuit of Halmi, Red and Liz narrowly escape a violent confrontation. Meanwhile, Tom ends up in a brutal "Fight Club" to find the one man he thinks will be able to exonerate Liz.

7: Zal Bin Hasaan - Aired: 2015-11-12

A family tragedy in Samar's past resurfaces when the Task Force hunt for an elusive international terrorist. The FBI and the Cabal gain significant ground in their search for Liz and Red. Meanwhile, Tom encounters complications in his plan to exonerate Liz.

8: Kings of the Highway - Aired: 2015-11-19

Red and Liz are unexpectedly separated from each other when Red falls into a dangerous situation. Samar makes a risky decision to help Liz while Tom and Cooper continue on their expedition to exonerate Liz.

9: The Director (1) - Aired: 2016-01-07

Liz awaits trial as Red and Aram take risky measures to protect her.

10: The Director: Conclusion (2) - Aired: 2016-01-14

The Cabal prepares to assassinate Liz, triggering Red's call to the task force to outmaneuver the Cabal in a bid to exonerate her. Red delivers a final ultimatum.

11: Mr. Gregory Devry - Aired: 2016-01-21

With her name finally cleared, Liz attempts to reclaim her former life. Red works with the task force to infiltrate an assembly of high-level criminals at large in a rare, risky opportunity to capture the heads of the world's most lethal organized crime syndicates.

12: The Vehm - Aired: 2016-01-28

When an associate of Red's is killed with a rare medieval device, Red realizes a lethal vigilante group from the Middle Ages has been resurrected; Liz considers her next move after receiving shocking news.

13: Alistair Pitt - Aired: 2016-02-04

Red and Liz work with the taskforce to stop a negotiator who has resurfaced to unite two rival crime families. Tom reconnects with a former flame.

14: Lady Ambrosia - Aired: 2016-02-11

After a missing child that has been presumed dead turns up alive, Red and Liz work with the taskforce to search for a dangerous woman who may be kidnapping children. Meanwhile, Tom faces shocking consequences after his plan to help Liz goes awry.

15: Drexel - Aired: 2016-02-18

After the founder of a successful internet start-up is found dead, Red recognizes the crime scene as the work of a notorious killer. Liz and the task force work with Red to track the murderer through a dangerous underground news source. Meanwhile, Tom faces a life threatening situation, while Liz considers options for her baby.

16: The Caretaker - Aired: 2016-02-25

After a State Department official is found dead in Beijing, Red and Liz link the murder to a secret keeper known as "The Caretaker," who maintains an impenetrable safety deposit vault for criminals. Red and Liz work with the task force to find the Caretaker and his collection of lethal and classified secrets. Meanwhile, Tom makes a risky decision, while Liz persists on her quest to find out more about her mother.

17: Mr. Solomon (1) - Aired: 2016-04-07

After Red learns that a tactical nuclear weapon is being targeted by thieves, it's a race against the clock as the task force struggles to stop them -- and prevent an imminent nuclear disaster. Meanwhile, Tom and Liz make a decision that will change their relationship forever.

18: Mr. Solomon: Conclusion (2) - Aired: 2016-04-14

A team member falls into grave danger due to a tragedy, leading the task force to rely on Red and his unorthodox methods. Meanwhile, an unforeseen complication impacts Tom and Liz.

19: Cape May - Aired: 2016-04-21

When a mysterious woman running from unknown assailants accidentally crosses paths with Reddington, he assists her in fighting her attackers.

20: The Artax Network - Aired: 2016-04-28

After an unexpected loss devastates the FBI task force, they must track down their assailants; a mysterious group whose agents operate using a worldwide satellite network. Meanwhile, Reddington is forced to confront a ghost from his past -- one who knows many of Red's secrets.

21: Susan Hargrave - Aired: 2016-05-05

When Reddington links an elegant, powerful and extremely dangerous woman to the recent tragic events, the task force is forced to play a deadly cat and mouse game to stop her before she strikes again.

22: Alexander Kirk (1) - Aired: 2016-05-12

The FBI task force's hunt for revenge nears its endgame. As Reddington and the team close in on the mysterious arch-criminal responsible for recent tragic events, they're forced to operate outside their comfort zone – and outside the law – in order to take down their enemy once and for all.

23: Alexander Kirk: Conclusion (2) - Aired: 2016-05-19

As Reddington and the task force close in on the person responsible for Liz's death, a shocking betrayal leaves them racing to save one of their own.

Season 4 (22 Episodes)

1: Esteban - Aired: 2016-09-22

After Liz is abducted by a man claiming to be her father, Red sets out to find her at any cost. Meanwhile, the Task Force grapples with the shocking news that Liz is still alive.

2: Mato - Aired: 2016-09-29

Red enlists Tom and the Task Force to help track a notorious bounty hunter who may know Alexander Kirk's next move. Meanwhile, Liz struggles to decide if Kirk is trustworthy.

3: Miles McGrath - Aired: 2016-10-06

Red and the Task Force take extreme measures to hunt down one of Alexander Kirk's allies, Miles McGrath, a "criminal incubator" who finances crimes for profit. Meanwhile, Liz learns more about her family.

4: Gaia - Aired: 2016-10-13

As Red sets Liz and the Task Force on the trail of an eco-terrorist with a mysterious connection to Alexander Kirk, Tom takes matters into his own hands.

5: The Lindquist Concern - Aired: 2016-10-20

Liz's loyalties are tested as Red takes action on an operation to intercept Alexander Kirk. Meanwhile the Task Force races to find a killer who targets inventors of revolutionary technology.

6: The Thrushes - Aired: 2016-10-27

When Alexander Kirk contracts a mysterious group that specializes in hacking the world's most secure computer systems, Red and Liz see an opportunity to make a move on Kirk's ..

7: Dr. Adrian Shaw (1) - Aired: 2016-11-03

Red directs the Task Force to track down an individual who provides new identities to criminals on the run. Meanwhile, as Alexander Kirk's medical condition worsens, Liz seeks guidance from Cooper on a crucial decision.

8: Dr. Adrian Shaw: Conclusion (2) - Aired: 2016-11-10

Red pressures Dr. Shaw to locate a former patient. Liz contemplates the implications of her ties to an increasingly desperate and dangerous Alexander Kirk. Mr. Kaplan comes to a critical realization about her future.

9: Lipet's Seafood Company - Aired: 2017-01-05

An investigation into an international terrorist operating on American soil tests the allegiances of the Task Force. As Aram faces the consequences of his girlfriend hacking into the FBI computer systems, Red cashes in on a favor.

10: The Forecaster - Aired: 2017-01-12

A new case arrives at Liz's doorstep, where someone has left a diorama depicting a crime soon to be committed. Meanwhile, Red explores a new business opportunity.

11: The Harem - Aired: 2017-01-19

Liz must prove herself to the leader of an elite group of female thieves in order to infiltrate their organization as they prepare for their next heist. Meanwhile, Red contends with unexpected problems in his operations, and Tom channels his energy into fatherly duties.

12: Natalie Luca - Aired: 2017-02-02

After discovering his criminal empire is under attack, Red turns to the task force for help, leading the team to hunt an assassin who kills her victims by infecting them with a lethal disease. Meanwhile, Red enlists Tom in an undercover operation.

13: Isabella Stone - Aired: 2017-02-09

As another member of Red's team is targeted, the task force races to stop the sophisticated criminal who has been attacking Red and his businesses. Meanwhile, a shocking event sends Tom on the hunt for information about his past.

14: The Architect - Aired: 2017-02-16

Aram goes under cover as a hacker to find a criminal who designs and executes crimes for a price.

15: The Apothecary - Aired: 2017-02-23

After being dosed with poison, Red must retrace his steps to discover which of his closest allies has betrayed him, while the task force races against the clock to find an antidote that will save him.

16: Dembe Zuma - Aired: 2017-04-20

After weeks of hunting for Dembe, Red and the Task Force finally get a lead on his whereabouts when Aram goes missing. Meanwhile, Dembe takes a calculated risk as Red closes in

17: Requiem - Aired: 2017-04-20

Memories of the past set Red on a dangerous collision course with an enemy determined to destroy his criminal empire.

18: Philomena - Aired: 2017-04-27

The Task Force chases an artful bounty hunter employed to target Red's closest associates. Meanwhile, Ressler faces a moral dilemma when he takes on a new assignment with a former colleague.

19: Dr. Bogdan Krilov - Aired: 2017-05-04

Red sets the Task Force on the trail of a Blacklister with the tools to manipulate memories, causing Liz to question her own experiences. As Gale intensifies his investigation, Ressler receives a new lead on the disappearance of Justice Department official Reven Wright.

20: The Debt Collector - Aired: 2017-05-11

When Liz becomes the target of a mercenary known as the Debt Collector, Red turns to an unlikely source for help. Meanwhile, Ressler faces an unexpected complication in his efforts to stay ahead of Agent Gale's investigation.

21: Mr. Kaplan (1) - Aired: 2017-05-18

Mr Kaplan's destruction of Red's empire continues, but Reddington still hopes to be able to reach an agreement with his enemy. Amar is issued a subpoena requiring him to give evidence that could destroy the team and Agent Gale realises how much the Task Force know about Red, and gains a new ally.

22: Mr. Kaplan: Conclusion (2) - Aired: 2017-05-18

With his empire in tatters, Red makes one last desperate move but Mr. Kaplan may have predicted his play.

Season 5 (4 Episodes)

1: Smokey Putnum - Aired: 2017-09-27

With his criminal empire in ruins, Red enlists Liz in a plan to earn cash and deliver a new Blacklister to the Task Force.

2: Greyson Blaise - Aired: 2017-10-04

Liz and the Task Force join Red on an international adventure in pursuit of a billionaire who moonlights as a high end art thief. Meanwhile, Dembe chases a lead and Tom seeks outside help in identifying the remains in the suitcase.

3: Miss Rebecca Thrall - Aired: 2017-10-11

While the Task Force investigates a series of suspicious police shootings, Agent Ressler is distracted by increasing external pressures. With his back up against the wall, Red drafts Tom in executing an elaborate plan to help re-establish his criminal reputation.

4: The Endling - Aired: 2017-10-18

Liz and the Task Force hunt for an elusive criminal who will stop at nothing to destroy some of the world's most precious treasures. Meanwhile, a surprise encounter leads a cash-strapped Red toward a new business opportunity, and Tom takes action to investigate the bones in the suitcase.