The Best Episodes of The Blacklist
Last Updated: Feb 26, 2019
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.
#1 - The Director: Conclusion (2)
Season 3 - Episode 10
As The Cabal prepares to assassinate Liz, Red calls upon the task force to combine efforts to outmaneuver The Cabal to exonerate her. Red delivers a final ultimatum.
#2 - Berlin: Conclusion (2)
Season 1 - Episode 22
With the crashing of the mysterious prisoner transport plane, the city is on lock down as the authorities are on the hunt for all the escapees. Meanwhile, with Red in custody, Liz uses her power to get him out since he is their best chance at finding all the suspects. Elsewhere, their main objective is to track down Berlin, a prisoner on the plane who is somehow involved.
#6 - Tom Connolly
Season 2 - Episode 22
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.
#7 - Mr. Kaplan: Conclusion (2)
Season 4 - Episode 22
In the conclusion of the season finale, Red sets a risky plan in motion to save the Task Force and himself as Mr. Kaplan launches the final phase of her assault on his criminal empire. With the future of the Task Force in jeopardy, Liz confronts the biggest questions about her past.
#8 - The Director (1)
Season 3 - Episode 9
While Red creates a crime scene to retrieve his care package, friends of the truth rally around Liz, whose life is in danger now that she is in custody.
#9 - Ian Garvey (1)
Season 5 - Episode 8
Tom goes missing and Liz desperately tries to find him. Red's hunt for the suitcase of bones puts him on a collision course with Tom that will change everyone's lives forever.
#10 - Sutton Ross
Season 5 - Episode 22
Liz and Red face off in a climactic race to find a Blacklister in possession of the duffel bag of bones, forcing the truth about the bones to finally come to light.
#16 - Mr. Solomon: Conclusion (2)
Season 3 - Episode 18
After a tragedy puts a member of the team in grave danger, the task force must rely on Red and his unconventional methods to survive. Meanwhile, Tom and Liz face an unexpected complication that could affect their baby's future.
#19 - The Decembrist
Season 2 - Episode 8
Red’s motives for Berlin take a sudden turn when he learns Berlin was manipulated by the latest Blacklister to avenge Red. Red and Berlin travel to Moscow to track down a high ranking Russian official who they believe is responsible. Liz struggles to keep her secret from unraveling.
#22 - Leonard Caul
Season 2 - Episode 19
As Red fights for his life, he pleads with Liz to track down Nicholas Caul — a mysterious figure from his past with knowledge of The Fulcrum. It's a race against time for the task force to locate Caul before Red's life is threatened again, while Tom proves helpful in an unexpected way.
#24 - Dembe Zuma
Season 4 - Episode 16
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.
#25 - Karakurt
Season 2 - Episode 21
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.