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SPOILER ALERT!*
*go further and risk having the storyline spoiled for you.




About:

For decades, ex-government agent Raymond "Red" Reddington (James Spader) has been one of the FBI's most wanted fugitives. Brokering shadowy deals for criminals across the globe, Red was known by many as "The Concierge of Crime." Now, he's mysteriously surrendered to the FBI with an explosive offer: He will help catch a long-thought-dead terrorist, Ranko Zamani, under the condition that he speaks only to Elizabeth "Liz" Keen (Megan Boone), an FBI profiler fresh out of Quantico. For Liz, it's going to be one hell of a first day on the job.

What follows is a twisting series of events as the race to stop a terrorist begins. What are Red's true intentions? Why has he chosen Liz, a woman with whom he seemingly has no connection? Does Liz have secrets of her own? Zamani is only the first of many on a list that Red has compiled over the years: a "blacklist" of politicians, mobsters, spies and international terrorists. He will help catch them all... with the caveat that Liz continues to work as his partner. Red will teach Liz to think like a criminal to "see the bigger picture" - whether she wants to or not.

Also starring are Diego Klattenhoff, Harry Lennix, and Ryan Eggold. Jon Bokenkamp, John Eisendrath, John Davis, and John Fox serve as executive producers. The pilot was directed by Joe Carnahan.

Cast:

James Spader
Raymond "Red" Reddington

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James Spader stars as Raymond "Red" Reddington on NBC's action thriller "The Blacklist." Ex-government agent Reddington is one of the FBI's Most Wanted fugitives, who has brokered shadowy deals for criminals across the globe. Known as "The Concierge of Crime," Reddington has mysteriously surrendered to the FBI, offering to help catch high-profile terrorists - but on the condition that he only speaks with rookie profiler Elizabeth "Liz" Keen (Megan Boone).

Megan Boone
Elizabeth "Liz" Keen

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Megan Boone stars as rookie FBI agent Elizabeth Keene on NBC's high-action government crime thriller "The Blacklist."

Diego Klattenhoff
Donald Ressler

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Diego Klattenhoff stars as FBI agent Donald Ressler on NBC's high-action government crime thriller "The Blacklist."

Harry Lennix
Harold Cooper

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Harry Lennix stars as FBI head Harry Cooper in NBC's action-thriller "The Blacklist."

Ryan Eggold
Tom Keen

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Ryan Eggold stars as Tom Keene, the loving and easygoing (but secretive) husband to Elizabeth Keene in the NBC drama "The Blacklist." Officially revealed as an undercover agent, employer unknown.

Mozhan Marnò
Samar Navabi

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Samar Navabi is a Mossad operative who has had past interactions with Raymond Reddington. With the death of Meera Malik, she is assigned by Deputy Director Cooper to the task force as an investigative agent and Mossad liaison.




Other important cast members:

Aram Mojtabai

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He worked for the NSA for 14 years before being hand-selected by Harold Cooper for his diverse skill set. He as comfortable with counter-surveillance as he is with writing code or cracking databases.

Miles Kirchoff aka Berlin - DECEASED

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He developed a vendetta against Raymond Reddington, after being told that Reddington had tortured his daughter to death.

Diane Fowler - DECEASED

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United States Assistant Attorney General, Criminal Division. *possible spoiler* Killed by Reddington in The Cyprus Agency because she was the mole.

Dembe

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Dembe is a Muslim former freedom fighter from South Sudan, who at some stage was trafficked by the Eberhardt Cartel and Red facilitated his escape. It was assumed that he was Red's bodyguard.

There are confirmed reports that Dembe was with Red in Sierra Leone and Brussels, Belgium. Other reports place him and Red in Murmansk and Belfast.


Meera Malik - DECEASED

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Parminder Nagra stars as CIA agent Meera Malik on NBC's high action government crime thriller "The Blacklist.

Luli Zeng - DECEASED.

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She has a Ph.D in economics from Stanford and was once the youngest ever head of SAL Capital Group, a billion dollar hedge fund. She is suspected of handling Red's finances.

In 2002 and then again in 2006, Zeng was charged with wire and securities fraud related to insider trading. In both cases, she escaped without conviction. The SEC (U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission) considered her to be untouchable.

Mr. Kaplan

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She cleans up after Red if he murders someone important and sends mercenaries to help him if he is captured.

Grey, aka Newton Phillips - DECEASED.

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Newton Phillips is a man that works for Reddington but is killed by Red in The Good Samaritan Killer when Red discovers he was working against him.

Fitch - DECEASED

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Fitch is a mysterious and shady congressman who hired Anslo Garrick to capture and assassinate Reddington. He represents organizations that Reddington knows the secrets to and he doesn't want Red to spill those secrets.

Lucy Brooks, alias Jolene Parker - DECEASED

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She was introduced as a substitute teacher who has been hired to get emotionally close to Tom Keen. Killed in the episode "Mako Tanida" with The Cowboy.

The Cowboy - DECEASED

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The Cowboy was a bounty hunter who specialized in extralegal skiptracing. He was notorious for wearing a large, black cowboy hat, giving him his name. Killed in the episode "Mako Tanida" with Lucy Brooks.

Christopher Maly, alias Christopher Keen - DECEASED

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Introduced in Milton Bobbit as another Berlin agent, he is pretending to be Tom's brother. He commits suicide by jumping out of a window when Red, Liz, and Dembe catch him in his apartment.


Pilot, S1E01

The Blacklister: Ranko Zamani - DECEASED.

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Summary:

Raymond "Red" Reddington is one of the FBI's Most Wanted, a criminal mastermind known as "The Concierge of Crime," a man without a country or political agenda. Despite their best efforts, the FBI hasn't come close to catching Reddington in years, which is why his puzzling and conspicuous surrender at FBI headquarters is met with a wide range of skepticism. What's the catch? Red has an offer: He will help the FBI get their hands on Ranko Zamani, a high-value terrorist thought to be dead for years, but he will work only with profiler Elizabeth Keen. Unfortunately for the FBI... it's her first day on the job.


The Freelancer, S1E02

The Blacklister: The Freelancer - INCARCERATED.

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Summary:

Liz and Red take polygraphs for the Department of Justice, so the government can attempt to understand Red's motivations and plans. Diane Fowler, Chief of the D.O.J. Criminal Division, insists Red isn't getting any immunity deal; the Attorney General will prosecute him as he would any criminal. Cooper insists Fowler doesn't know who they're dealing with. Mid-polygraph, Red warns the Feds of an impending incident in the Decatur Industrial Park. They comb the area, but nothing seems suspicious. Suddenly, an out-of-control passenger train speeds towards them. As the FBI rushes for safety, the train careens off the track and crashes, causing several fatalities.

Wujing, S1E03

The Blacklister: Wujing - INCARCERATED.

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Summary:

As Tom sleeps, Liz fires a bullet from the gun he hid under the floor, intending to run the firearm through FBI ballistics testing. Over breakfast, Tom asks Liz about the man who attacked him, but she says it's classified. He's frustrated by all the secrets between them. Red contacts Liz with news. The Chinese have just killed a CIA agent in Shanghai in order to use his fingerprints to decode an intercepted message. The decoding failed, and now legendary Chinese assassin Wujing has hired Red to help. Liz is skeptical, but Red's already submitted her cover identity as a cryptographer to Wujing, who's located in D.C. They'll have to act fast to stop him from killing any more CIA agents.

The Stewmaker, S1E04

The Blacklister: Stanley Cornish "The Stewmaker" - DECEASED.

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Summary:

A suspicious man checks into a shady motel room with a large dog. After stripping naked, shaving his entire body and scrubbing himself with Betadine, he sanitizes the room, sheaths it in plastic and dons a gas mask. Clearly he's done this before. Meanwhile, Liz sneaks into the FBI records room armed with nothing but case number 12-11579. She finds a box of evidence marked "Angel Station," dated June 23, 2012, but is forced to leave without it. Little does she know Ressler and Cooper are tracking her every move.

The Courier, S1E05

The Blacklister: Tommy Phelps "The Courier" - DECEASED.

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Summary:

In bed, Tom stops kissing Liz when he realizes she isn't into it. She asks for the truth: did Tom have anything to do with the unsolved murder that took place at Angel Station? Claiming he always knew it would end like this, Tom pins Liz to the bed. The people he works for are powerful - did Red tell her about Istanbul - or why she was chosen!? In a cold fury, Tom starts throttling Liz, causing her to bolt up in bed - it's all been a dream, and Tom is as loving as ever. Meanwhile, in an abandoned industrial park, a masked man dumps Seth Nelson in an old refrigerator with an oxygen mask and a couple of O2 tanks. Before closing him in, the masked man takes a photo of Seth with a newspaper as proof of life.

Gina Zanetakos, S1E06

The Blacklister: Gina Zanetokos, alias Shubie Hartwell - INCARCERATED ESCAPED FROM PRISON.

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Summary:

Deep in Germany's Liepnitzsee Forest, Max Ruddiger wires a bomb into a sleek BMW. His client, gorgeous Gina Zanetakos arrives to witness the car's explosion as proof of concept, then orders a radioactive version of the car bomb, complete with caesium 137, to be delivered in 36 hours.

Back in D.C., Liz and Tom stand over the box in the floor, arguing. Livid, Tom demands to know what's going on and denies any knowledge of the box's contents. Explaining the gun was used in the murder of defecting Russian agent Victor Fokin, Liz shows Tom the surveillance photo placing him at Angel Station. Tom points out that all the bad stuff in their life comes from her job; if Liz thinks he's guilty of something, she should call the FBI. Despite Liz's warning that the FBI will pick apart their lives, Tom prevails upon her to make the call.


Frederick Barnes, S1E07

The Blacklister: Frederick Barnes - DECEASED.

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Summary:

On the subway, a young woman makes conversation with a middle-aged commuter; we'll call him Frederick Barnes. Uncomfortable, Barnes exits the train at the next stop, leaving his briefcase behind. The woman runs after him, hoping to return the briefcase, but the doors have closed. A puff of gas issues from the briefcase. The girl doubles over and within seconds, all the veins on her face are visible, thrombotic and pulsating. Soon, all the inhabitants of the train are passed out, their faces etched with the blue cobwebs of their blood vessels.

General Ludd, S1E08

The Blacklister: Nathaniel Wolff, aliases Arthur Denning, Roger Guard, Bradley Holland, John Horlbeck, 100+ other aliases "General Ludd" - INCARCERATED.

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Summary:

Mike and his son Bobby are throwing a football in a D.C. park when a severed foot drops out of the sky, followed by an airline seat with a charred body still strapped to it. Mike grabs Bobby and sprints, but he can't outrun the plummeting cargo plane. Tom watches a news report on the cargo plane explosion while eating breakfast, just as Liz takes a call from her dad, Sam Milhoan, who's in a Nebraska hospital for some tests. Liz wants to fly to his bedside, but Sam claims it's nothing, even though he's clearly seriously ill.

Anslo Garrick, S1E09
The Blacklister: Anslo Garrick - DECEASED.

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Summary:

Reddington's business meeting is interrupted when Ressler deceptively lures him back to the post office, telling him Liz has been detained. Back in D.C., Ressler takes Red into custody "for his own good"; the FBI has heard chatter about assassination plans. Furious, Red quickly deduces that a former business partner, criminal Anslo Garrick, has lured him back to the post office with plans to hit him there. When the lights flicker out, it's clear that Anslo is in the building.

Anslo Garrick Pt. 2, S1E10

Summary:

Anslo Garrick pushes Dembe against Reddington's enclosed cell and places a gun to his head. If Reddington doesn't give up the access code to open the box, Dembe will die. Meanwhile, Aram finally locates the final system jammer and smashes it. The post office's intelligence network reboots, allowing him to call the FBI for help. As he stands up, one of The Wild Bunch walks in with a gun to Liz's head. Garrick is counting down from three... to two... to - suddenly, a gunshot goes off, and Garrick orders his men to investigate. What they don't know is that it's Aram who's holding the smoking gun. Knowing this is no time to freak out over a first kill, Liz orders him to help her find cover before Garrick's men find them.

The Good Samaritan Killer, S1E11

The Blacklister: Karl Hoffman - DECEASED.

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Summary:

Karen Brodine drops her nine-year-old son, Michael, at an arcade for a birthday party. A man claiming to be another dad offers her some punch; moments later she's passed out in the parking lot. When Karen comes to, the man, Karl Hoffman, has her strapped to an operating table. He patiently explains that he'll begin by collapsing her right lung, then move to breaking her collarbone. Later that night, Hoffman returns a barely breathing Karen to her car, barely alive, calls 911, says, "I've done it again," and walks away.


The Alchemist, S1E12

The Blacklister: Eric Trettel - DECEASED.

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Summary:

Red tells Liz about the next Blacklister, The Alchemist, who protects the guilty by preying on the innocent, using science to transform his marks. Red believes he has been contracted to "protect" Serbian mob informant Pytor Madrczyk and his wife, Catherine. After being seduced by a man named Eric Trettel, Sarah Jenkins wakes up on a private Gulfstream wearing a wedding ring, her physicality having been radically transformed overnight. The man next to her with Pytor's passport in his pocket is shocked to see his arms covered with Slavic tattoos. The flight attendants are dead, and within moments, the pilot parachutes out the cabin door, leaving the plane to nosedive...


The Cyprus Agency, S1E13

The Blacklisters: Owen Mallory, alias Michael Shaw - INCARCERATED.

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Doctor, name unknown - DECEASED.

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Summary:
A Manhattan cop spies a young, naked woman wandering in a daze, repeating, "they took my baby." He's just radioing HQ when a man we'll call Perry rushes up to shoot the cop and the woman dead. Back in D.C., Liz and Tom check out an ultrasound of the baby boy that will be their son - the adoption has suddenly become very real. Liz announces she wants to take time off work to be with the baby, even if it means risking her job. Red also has adoption on his mind - in the form of the Cyprus Adoption Agency. It's designer adoptions for the wealthy using truly evil methods - they abduct children, then adopt them out. Red has a photo of their next adoptee, a baby boy who's slated to go to David and Wendy Roland.


Madeline Pratt, S1E14

The Blacklister: Madeline Pratt - ACTIVE

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Summary:

A very attractive woman who identifies herself as Mrs. Reddington empties a safe deposit box in an Istanbul bank, leaving behind a note for Red, asking for a meeting. There's history between Red and tony international thief Madeline Pratt and it's seductive; but now she wants his help, so Red calls Liz. Madeline wants Red to procure a small ancient statue, the Effigy of Atargatis, in which is hidden a list of Cold War-era Soviet spies known as the Kungur Six. Liz's eyes light up to discover that since the Kungur Six are still active, nailing them would be the holy grail of American spycraft. Nevertheless, Cooper isn't happy. Red has demanded the Post Office be emptied before he'll set foot inside, and Cooper is sure Red has something to do with the disappearance of Diane Fowler. Unable to get squat out of Red, Cooper orders Meera to investigate.


The Judge, S1E15

The Blacklister: The Judge - INCARCERATED.

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Summary:

A confused, gaunt man shuffles down a snowy country highway. Turns out he's Assistant US Attorney Hastings, who disappeared after prosecuting a falsely accused armed robber 12 years ago. Red thinks Hastings is a victim of "The Judge," an anonymous avenging angel who finds "justice" for wrongly imprisoned innocents, meting out eye-for-an-eye punishment to those who have done them wrong. Liz quickly puts together a lengthy list of potential victims, prominent lawyers and judges who've gone missing. Aram IDs former inmate Frank Gordon, who works with the Virginia Prison Literary Project and seems to be the guy smuggling inmates' written appeal requests to The Judge.

Mako Tanida, S1E16

The Blacklister: Mako Tanida - DECEASED.

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Summary:

Prison break, Abashiri Prison, Hokkaido, Japan. Former Yakuza crime lord Mako Tanida wends his way to a Tokyo hotel where he forces FBI agent Sam Raimo to commit ritual seppuku for past transgressions against him. Back in DC, Tom finds Jolene in his kitchen telling Liz about her intention to move to the neighborhood and acting like she's never met him. Across town, Ressler and Audrey, now together, attend Raimo's funeral. There they meet up with Agent McGuire and Bobby Jonica, Ressler's ex-partner, who thinks Reddington is to blame for Raimo's death. Ressler's surprised to learn Reddington wants to talk about Mako, whom he believes killed Raimo and is likely looking to kill Ressler next. After McGuire is murdered, Ressler brings the case to the FBI, who focuses on Aiko Tanida, Mako's brother, now underground. Ressler returns home to pick up Audrey, intending to bring her to his parents' country house for safety. Audrey is just about to share wonderful news when Mako crashes into Ressler's car. Sirens wail; Mako shoots Audrey and takes off. She dies in Ressler's arms by the time the police arrive.


Ivan, S1E17

The Blacklister: Ivan - ACTIVE

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Harrison Lee - INCARCERATED?

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Summary:

It's dawn when the computers in a high-tech lab go crazy, every monitor yielding the word "Ivan." Engineer Nathan Platt rips the network's connective wires out of the wall and hits the street, making a call to report the network has been breached. He's heading to the backup site with the prototype when a hacker with a laptop sets off the airbag in his car. The ensuing crash kills Nathan handily. Meanwhile, Red meets Mr. Kaplan in the woods at the excavated grave of The Cowboy and Jolene. After instructing Mr. Kaplan to put everything back exactly as he found it, Red calls in a missing persons report on Jolene.

Liz has just gifted Tom an Uncle Flippo flashlight when Detective Debarros knocks on the door looking for Jolene and making Liz late for a meeting with Red. He hands her a photo of Nathan's crash, blaming notorious Russian cyber criminal Ivan who incidentally stole millions from him. Ivan already took credit for the murder in a deep recess of the Internet, and oddly this is the first time he's struck on U.S. soil.

Milton Bobbit, S1E18

The Blacklister: Milton Bobbit - DECEASED

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Summary:

In New York City, Anna Mitchell climbs into Wahid Davi's cab heading to LaGuardia. Apologizing to his fare, he floors it, careening the cab into the back of a truck. Both driver and passenger are immolated on contact. In an office, Milton Bobbit makes a call to transfer funds, then shreds a photo of Davi. Done with work, Milton returns to his cave-like apartment, which is more like a mushroom farm, to take his temperature, make a mushroom shake, and remove his prosthetic nose. His body rife with sores, Milton is clearly a very sick man.

The Pavlovich Brothers, S1E19


The Blacklisters: The Pavlovich Brothers - DECEASED

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Summary:

Changzhou Labor Camp, Jiangsu, China. The WHO is inoculating prisoners, in particular a young scientist named Xiaoping Li, who soon falls to the ground convulsing. One of the nurses claims Li is in cardiac arrest and must be taken to the hospital, so a guard finally relents. Three nurses rush Li's gurney onto an ambulance and pull out defibrillators as one of them radios into HQ, speaking perfect English. The ambulance is approaching the labor camp's gate when the guard realizes he's been played; this is an escape attempt. The nurses kick Li awake with a shot of adrenaline to her heart, promising she's safe. Tomorrow she'll be in D.C.

The Kingmaker, S1E20

The Blacklister: Malcom Royce (The Kingmaker) - DECEASED

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Summary:

In Prague, Czech Republic, Senator Emil Dusek is picked up by a town car. He instructs someone on the phone to inform Reddington that all is going as planned. The driver, Malcom Royce, offers Dusek bottled water. One sip and Dusek is out cold. Drugged. He wakes in a strange apartment near the lifeless body of a young male escort. It quickly becomes national news: Dusek, a member of Prague's parliament, now a murder suspect, is withdrawing from the senate. Back in the U.S., Red has been summoned to the sprawling estate of Nico Demarkis, who's concerned that the Dusek scandal is compromising their business in Prague. Red believes it's no coincidence and that Dusek was targeted and framed by a man known as The Kingmaker. But who hired the Kingmaker? Nico warns Red that their "friends" are talking. An unseen enemy is trying to take Red down.


Berlin, S1E21

The Blacklister: Berlin - ACTIVE

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Summary:

Armored car driver Paul Blankenship is coughing up blood, but he tells his wife it's nothing. After checking a syringe in his pocket, Paul makes his way into the restroom at Westland Bank to find blood dripping from his ear. He calls 911 - not for an ambulance, but to record a goodbye message for his family - then passes out. The responding EMTs quickly put the entire building under quarantine.

Berlin: Conclusion, S1E22

Summary:

Just outside Manhattan, bloody prisoners stumble from the wreckage of the crashed prison transport plane. No one knows where it came from or where it was going. The FBI is already interviewing the captured survivors, all of whom explain in broken English that a monster guy in a hood who was handcuffed to a guard cut his hand off after barking orders at the pilot. Across town, a bearded man with no hand stumbles into a hospital and collapses. Meanwhile, Agent Martin escorts Red to a Post Office cell and chains him to a chair. This time there will be no trial; Red will simply disappear. Nevertheless, Red tells Martin, Liz has made it all worthwhile. Liz tries to convince Cooper to release Red to help with the case, but his hands are tied, especially since she still intends to quit the task force. Liz appeals to Martin, but he's convinced she and Red are in cahoots and won't let her near him. Later, Martin is displeased to announce Red has a visitor. Fitch is beside himself with this epic failure of U.S. intelligence: no one can figure out anything about the plane. He can't help but think the whole operation was perpetrated by the man going after Red, and to that end, his people are prepared to give Red a fighting chance to escape.

Lord Baltimore, S2E01

The Blacklister: Nora (Lord Baltimore) - INCARCERATED

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Summary:

As Season 2 opens, we find Red handcuffed, lying in the bed of a jeep under fire, piloted by child soldiers through the jungles of Cameroon. Worse yet, one of the kids is wearing Red's hat. Finally, they reach a militia compound presided over by General Yaabari, for whom Red has a business proposal: Berlin hired Yaabari's bounty hunter to find Red. If Yaabari agrees to give Red the names of the other bounty hunters Berlin hired in the next 30 seconds, he can have $3 million. Or he can give Red the names for free... BAM! A hellfire missile hits the dirt as Red prepares to set the $3 million alight. When the second hellfire deploys, Yabaari offers another name: Lord Baltimore. Touching his cigar to the $3 million, Red walks off into the jungle.

Monarch Douglas Bank, S2E02

The Blacklister: Monarch Douglas Bank? - status unknown

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Summary:

Disguised as painters, a group of gunmen rob Monarch Douglas Bank, Warsaw branch, patronized by the world's most nefarious criminals. Across the world, Red calls Mr. Kaplan to dispose of three corpses. He's displeased when she points out that the pursuit of his ex-wife is stretching him too thin, but he knows her words are true. Naomi tells Berlin Red doesn't care about her; she's only in hiding to protect her daughter. Her appeals fall on deaf ears. Berlin removes a molar, then dispatches it to Red in a jewel box.

Dr. James Covington, S2E03

The Blacklister: Dr. James Covington - INCARCERATED

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Summary:

At a trendy D.C. cafe, a man threatens Paul Wyatt's family, so he runs for his life, nearly getting hit by a van. The driver seems friendly, then jams a hypodermic into Wyatt's neck, knocking him out. A woozy Wyatt comes to on a stretcher, which is rushed into an operating theater. Claiming Wyatt is out of time, Dr. James Covington covers his mouth with a breathing mask and the world turns black. Later that night, a metro D.C. uniformed officer stumbles across Wyatt's naked corpse dumped at a homeless encampment, chest splayed and emptied of his heart.


Dr. Linus Creel, S2E04

The Blacklister: Dr. Linus Creel - DECEASED

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Summary:

Maddie Thornhill stands on a busy city street in a daze, ready to snap, unaware that Dr. Linus Creel is watching, collecting data. After being denied a loan, Maddie pulls a gun out of her purse and starts shooting up the bank.


The Front, S2E05

The Blacklister: Maddox Beck - DECEASED

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Summary:

Nobody notices bloody Carrie Anne Beck wandering around Dupont Circle, talking to woman named Pepper on her phone. Carrie Anne claims she had to take "it" and intends to give it to the police. Pepper screeches up in a car carrying Maddox Beck, who wants whatever Carrie Anne took; it's too late, he can't be stopped. Frightened, Carrie runs smack into a taxi. Maddox removes something from her purse before disappearing into the crowd.


The Mombosa Cartel, S2E06

The Blacklister: The Mambosa Cartel

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Summary:

The action begins 29 years ago at a family farm in Koidu, Sierra Leone. A Range Rover careens to a halt, and six menacing armed men debark in search of patriarch Samwel Zuma. After ruthlessly slaughtering Zuma's large family, the men grab the only survivor, a six-year-old boy, and speed off. Cut to the present day, a luxury hotel suite in Paris, France. American Peter Kincaid presents a room service cart to Joseph Batoula. With deft grace, Kincaid chokes Batoula into unconsciousness, then reaches under the cart past a kennel to grab a livestock tag applicator, which he uses to affix a tag to Batoula's ear. Cut to the barren coastline of Kamchatka, Russia, where days - or weeks? - later, an old man and a boy discover Batoula's flayed carcass on the beach.

The Scimitar, S2E07

The Blacklister: Dr. Rivera (Scimitar) - DECEASED

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Summary:

Samar drinks champagne at an upscale hotel bar, where she catches the eye of Kian Nouri. In fairly short order, they're grappling down a hallway on their way back to his room. Moments later, Nouri's body plummets several stories to the ground, flattening a luxury sedan.


The Decembrist, S2E08

The Blacklister: Alan Fitch - DECEASED

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Summary:

In just a few minutes, we flash through everything that transpired between Liz and Tom in the last four months, since the day she shot him... and saved his life. When Red disappears, Liz calls in favors to get him on the ship under The Samoan's watch where she arranges for emergency medical care. What follows is a series of interrogations on Berlin. Along the way, Tom gives intel on Monarch Douglas Bank, but not much else - certainly nothing on Red. In the end, the couple fall to bickering about the adoption and their marriage - did Tom ever love Liz? When Liz scoffs, Tom begs her to let him go, though he believes she has no intention of doing so. All he can ask now is that she look him in the eyes when she kills him.

Luther Braxton, S3E01

The Blacklister: Luther Braxton - DECEASED

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Summary:

Breaking news: Reddington has been apprehended in Hong Kong in full view of the public - and in a tuxedo. After being transferred into the custody of U.S. Marines and hooded, Red is loaded into a Blackhawk and transported to a black-site prison somewhere in the middle of the Bering Sea. The hood comes off at The Factory, designed to drain intel from detainees who have been trained to withstand torture - a veritable slaughterhouse where spies disappear forever. Red sets his site on a guard named Desmond, offering him $50,000 cash in exchange for a word with the warden.


Luther Braxon Conclusion, S3E02

Summary:

We pick up where the last episode left off: two raptors have just firebombed The Factory, per the CIA's directive. The blast has nearly destroyed the room where Ressler and Samar have been hanging from the ceiling by chains, allowing Ressler to get free, kill their captors and save Samar from strangling to death. Red revives to find himself alone, no Liz, no Braxton - but he does find a working shortwave radio. With all communications down, Cooper wants Goodson to send in the Coast Guard, but she insists the bombing never happened. If Cooper wants to press matters, he will be relieved of duty. Fully aware of this scenario, Red starts wiring up his shortwave, hoping to get a signal out before The Factory slips into the ocean and everyone on the rig drowns.


Ruslan Denisov, S3E03

The Blacklister: Ruslan Denisov - ACTIVE

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Summary:

At the Sacred Cross Church, located in the snowy village of Khumhara, Uzbekistan, Father Nabiyev is performing the consecration when several men armed with assault weapons storm the altar. After locating a hidden secure national security phone (SNFU), their leader, Ruslan Denisov, tosses the phone at Nabiyev's feet, saying, "You're no more priest than I am... so talk to your God." Speaking perfect American English, Nabiyev calls HQ to report his situation.


The Kenyon Family, S3E04

The Blacklister: Justin Kenyon - DECEASED

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Summary:

Somewhere in the Smoky Mountains, the denizens of the Church of the Shield compound are enthralled by a sermon on Lot and his daughters orated by their leader, elderly polygamist militiaman Dr. Justin Kenyon. Near the perimeter fence, two guards are loading ammunition crates into buried storage containers when they're shot dead. That's when we realize the sermon is the preamble to Kenyon's wedding to a 12-year-old girl. But just before the vows are uttered, a smoke grenade sails through a window and the door is locked from the outside with a scythe. Screams of murderous mayhem can be heard issuing from within.


The Deer Hunter, S3E05

The Blacklister: Tracy Solobotkin - INCARCERATED

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Summary:

In a college classroom, Liz lectures 40 students about a serial killer named The Deer Hunter: he spends hours stalking his prey and is only interested in big men, bucks that are hard to take down. After the ritual of the hunt, the killer guts his victims on site, removing organs with surgical precision and leaving them behind in a pile. Liz believes her guy is a rather small, weak young man, trying to gain control over someone who once dominated him. As we hear Liz's words, we see a diminutive hooded figure take out a man in an alley with a crossbow, then start butchering him. After hoisting the flayed carcass to hang spread-eagled and upside down from a fire escape, The Deer Hunter takes off his hood to reveal mousey Tracy Solobotkin. In what Liz calls "a final act of domination," Tracy swallows her revulsion and takes a single solitary bite out of the liver she just harvested... the signature of a serial killer.


T. Earl King VI, S3E06

The Blacklister: T. Earl King VI - DECEASED

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Summary:

The action begins two years ago, in an opulent mansion somewhere on Jekyll Island. Wearing formal attire, a glucose IV and a tracheotomy incision, eightysomething patriarch Earl King pilots his electric wheelchair into his office, where his adult sons Francis and Tyler wait. Ignoring them, Earl addresses Rene Valmont, asking for the tally, just as the clock strikes midnight. Loading one bullet into an antique Schofield revolver, Valmont reports that Tyler's bids total $67,800,000, while Francis has $67,400,000 - since a payment of $1.8 million didn't arrive before the midnight deadline. When Earl urges his boys to "get on with it," a fuming Francis swigs one last sip of fine scotch before putting the gun to his head and pulling the trigger. Lucky for him this unusual game of Russian roulette has spared his life... until the next round must be played.
 
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This thread is absolutely BLISTERED with spoilers. You should probably mark it as such. 👍
 

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This thread is absolutely BLISTERED with spoilers. You should probably mark it as such. 👍

Didn't even think about that. Thanks!


edit: I originally put the warning in the title but I think it will look better if I take that out and put the warning right after the Blacklist logo in the OP.
 

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New episode of The Blacklist tonight. :D:D:D Will anyone else be watching? The previews look exciting, to say the least.
 

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It's on the TiVo but as I always watch it with my wife, despite being home sick, I shall refrain.
 

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It's on the TiVo but as I always watch it with my wife, despite being home sick, I shall refrain.

I fell asleep before it came on last night so I missed it too. :( Watching it as soon as I get home.
 

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Love this Show :bowdown:

I'm glad it's not just me and TB here that watch it, then! :lol:

Just curious, what do you think of Tom? I thought at first that he was being framed but seeing the previews for this coming up episode makes me believe he actually works for someone. It's quite obvious that Jolene works for someone (you could see that from the moment she was introduced) but for who?

People keep talking about when Tom said it was his job to be in love with Liz, but I didn't think anything of it at first, since people are always saying things like "It's my job to be a mom" and what have you, but then I thought that maybe he actually meant it was his job. This goes back to my first question about whether or not Tom is being framed or if he's just making it out to be that way.

Anyways, you have great taste in television! :D
 
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Wow, just wow. @EdRattlehead Have you seen the latest episode? That was amazing.
SPOILER: DON'T GO ON IF YOU HAVEN'T SEEN THE LATEST EPISODE


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It is now official that Tom is working for someone. For whom? Who knows. I'll miss Jolene (even though I didn't trust her) and I'll definitely miss the Cowboy. :(:(:( I was hoping he'd put up more of a fight before just being executed by Tom. I'll also miss Audrey, because she seemed like she could've been one of the few people on the show that actually told the truth. Ressler apparently wasn't as honest as he appeared to be, but not to the point where you would get mad at him. You can tell he loved Audrey. Pretty much the only thing he had. He had her taken away twice and this time is permanent.


Anyways, enough rambling. That was a hell of an episode. The preview for next week's episode looks SUPER exciting, too. It looks like Liz is going to get some truth on Tom.
 

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That was a great episode last night. I couldn't hear half of it because of our dogs barking and people talking, but it was still enjoyable.

Spoilers:

Im just going to talk about stuff significant to the story, not about the Blacklister, except the next line.

The blacklister was a kid, which is a nice deviation from the normal big scary bad guys that the show usually has. (not that anything is wrong with them)

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Great news! We see Mr. Kaplan again! She found the bodies of Jolene and The Cowboy.

Liz is either giving Tom a toy or explaining what a certain toy is. Either way, it is meant to be for Tom's 4th grade students and will be significant later in the episode.

Liz found Tom's "hideout" by looking at Jolene's phone records, and Tom quickly destroyed his evidence. Liz unknowingly got right up next to him, and he punched her in the face and took off. That I did not expect.


Stuff happens and Liz is home looking at case files and pictures of Tom's hideout (she still doesn't know Tom has anything to do with it), and she comes across a picture of a trash can. Inside the trash can she sees the toy she gave/explained to Tom at the beginning of the episode and she realizes that Tom was the one in the hideout.

Liz goes to Red, and she has a huge sudden realization moment and breaks down crying.




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Also, I will update the OP tonight.


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OP HAS BEEN UPDATED, and the toy I was talking about was an Uncle Flippo flashlight that Liz gave to Tom.
 
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Catchy show with some likeable characters, however production is surprisingly quite cheap at times and easy to pick holes in. Red is the only really convincing (reoccurring) actor/character but I suppose mysterious-guy-in-hat is an easier part to play.

One thing really disappoint me about this show, the music is terrible. Make sure if you watch the show, don't listen to the background music, it's really the same bland beat/melody played over and over.

Still, it's a show to watch, also SHIELD comes on after it...

Cool to see however that down here, we are not far behind in episodes (maybe a week or something), I can be on this thread and not see any spoilers.
 

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I can't wait until Monday night next week. Have you guys seen the promo for the new Blacklist episode? I love and hate these hiatuses they have every now and then at the exciting points in the series.

 

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New episode tonight! I can't wait!

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I heard something about a major death. If it's true, I can't think of who it'd be. :)
 

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Here is the promo for (hopefully next week's, and not 3 weeks) episode.



Looks pretty good! I'm guessing the end is about what Red does in General Ludd, but I don't know.
 

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Wow, that was a great episode! The promo for next week looks very exciting, too. I'll link it tomorrow, it's not online yet.

 
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Well the season is over :(....but what an ending!

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I'll start off by saying that I'm going to really miss Meera Malik. :(

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I really liked her and it was hard seeing her die the way she did, even if she is just a character.

Harold Cooper got what I thought was barbed wire in his neck in an assassination attempt (by the same people who killed Meera) but by the end of the episode it appears that he'll live, but we won't know until next season.


Tom got shot and killed by Liz....or did he? He appeared to die after Liz shot him 3 times but later when the FBI raids the place where he was shot (and the fake Berlin character was killed by Red), Tom was gone, so he must have faked his death so he could escape.


What else? (Don't forget this may not be in order if it matters to you) The real "Berlin" is out and about now after he was mistaken as a prison transport guard who had his hand cut off by the "fake Berlin", but the real Berlin was the one who cut his own hand off.

One of the most interesting parts of the episode is at the very end when Red gets to his safehouse (or whatever term you wish to use) and takes his shirt off. You can see old burns on his back, meaning that he must have something to do with the fire that Liz was in when she was a little girl (and possibly her father, but some say timelines don't add up for that). edit: I forgot to add in that Tom this to Liz before he "died": "Your father is still alive."


I guess that's all I can think of, and I'll update the OP later. New season starts in the fall.
 
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Seen all of Series 1 and up to episode 8 of series 2 and it is amazing

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The first episode was great, especially when Red just walks into the FBI and turns himself in. Through the first series I started to see which characters I liked and what ones I didn't. By the end of series 1 I liked Elizabeth Keen, Harold Cooper, Donald Ressler, Aram Mojtabai and Meera Malik (Even though (MASSIVE SPOILER!) she dies in the final episode of series 1. I am mixed with Red because I don't like him because he kills so many people yet I like him because his character is so interesting. By the end of series 1 I didn't like Dembe Zuma, Luli Zheng and Berlin.

By the episode 8 of series 2 I still liked Keen, Ressler, Mojtabai and Malik however I started to like Red, Dembe and Berlin.

Currently I am thouroughly enjoying the show and can't wait for the next episode.

Edit: I am starting to get the impression that Elizabeth Keen could be Reddington's daughter. It is very much a possibility, as Berlin thought his daughter was dead yet his was alive so maybe, just maybe Red is Keen's father. Would explain why he went to the FBI when Keen had her first day and how he knew she would be on the Task Force
 
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Just updated the OP to the current episode, which took me at least 6 hours, so appreciate it, and I also separated the seasons into spoilers and put the cast in its own spoiler. I still need to work on the cast list but for the most part the OP is up to date.

Anyways, how about that episode last night? It was pretty good.
 
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Just updated the OP to the current episode, which took me at least 6 hours, so appreciate it, and I also separated the seasons into spoilers and put the cast in its own spoiler. I still need to work on the cast list but for the most part the OP is up to date.

Anyways, how about that episode last night? It was pretty good.
I don't know if your in UK or US but what episode are you currently at? I only have NOW TV and have seen up to Episode 8 of Season 2