The BEST Episodes of The Blacklist

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Oct 21, 2021

Network: NBC

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 with the FBI, but insists that he will speak only to Elizabeth Keen, a rookie profiler.

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The Director: Conclusion

#1 - The Director: Conclusion

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Jan 14, 2016

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.

star 8.30
5,003 votes
Directors: John Terlesky
Writers: Lukas Reiter
Alexander Kirk: Conclusion

#2 - Alexander Kirk: Conclusion

Season 3 - Episode 23 - Aired May 19, 2016

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

star 8.25
6,021 votes
Directors: Bill Roe
Writers: Lukas Reiter
Mr. Kaplan: Conclusion

#3 - Mr. Kaplan: Conclusion

Season 4 - Episode 22 - Aired May 18, 2017

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.

star 8.22
5,516 votes
Directors: Michael Watkins
Writers: Daniel Knauf, J.R. Orci, John Eisendrath, Jon Bokenkamp, Lukas Reiter
The Director

#4 - The Director

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Jan 7, 2016

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.

star 8.18
5,093 votes
Berlin: Conclusion

#5 - Berlin: Conclusion

Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired May 12, 2014

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.

star 8.18
5,835 votes
Directors: Michael Watkins
Writers: J.R. Orci, John Eisendrath, Jon Bokenkamp, Lukas Reiter, Richard D'Ovidio
Tom Connolly

#6 - Tom Connolly

Season 2 - Episode 22 - Aired May 14, 2015

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.

star 8.16
4,089 votes
Directors: Michael Watkins
Writers: John Eisendrath, Jon Bokenkamp
Sutton Ross

#7 - Sutton Ross

Season 5 - Episode 22 - Aired May 16, 2018

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.

star 8.16
2,663 votes
Directors: Bill Roe
Writers: John Eisendrath, Jon Bokenkamp, Lukas Reiter
Ian Garvey

#8 - Ian Garvey

Season 5 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 15, 2017

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.

star 8.14
3,879 votes
Directors: Bill Roe
Writers: John Eisendrath, Jon Bokenkamp
Anslo Garrick: Conclusion

#9 - Anslo Garrick: Conclusion

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 2, 2013

Liz and a mysterious stranger fight to save Red and Ressler.

star 8.14
6,918 votes
Writers: J.R. Orci, Lukas Reiter
Robert Diaz

#10 - Robert Diaz

Season 6 - Episode 22 - Aired May 17, 2019

As the president’s true plan comes into focus, Liz and the task force fight to avert disaster. Red meets in secret with a man who holds information about his past.

star 8.11
2,214 votes
Directors: Bill Roe
Writers: John Eisendrath, Jon Bokenkamp, Lukas Reiter
Anslo Garrick

#11 - Anslo Garrick

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 25, 2013

An assassination attempt on Red brings the FBI under siege.

star 8.10
7,450 votes
Directors: Joe Carnahan
Writers: Joe Carnahan

#12 - Requiem

Season 4 - Episode 17 - Aired Apr 20, 2017

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

star 8.10
5,771 votes
Directors: Terrence O'Hara
Writers: Daniel Cerone
Mr. Solomon: Conclusion

#13 - Mr. Solomon: Conclusion

Season 3 - Episode 18 - Aired Apr 14, 2016

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.

star 8.04
5,798 votes
Directors: John Terlesky
Writers: Daniel Cerone
The Troll Farmer

#14 - The Troll Farmer

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 1, 2015

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.

star 8.03
5,292 votes
Writers: John Eisendrath, Jon Bokenkamp
Anna McMahon

#15 - Anna McMahon

Season 6 - Episode 21 - Aired May 10, 2019

Presidential adviser Anna McMahon faces off with Cooper and the task force in a winner-takes-all race to locate the missing dossier containing details of a conspiracy against America.

star 8.02
2,073 votes
Writers: Kelli Johnson, Taylor Martin
Dembe Zuma

#16 - Dembe Zuma

Season 4 - Episode 16 - Aired Apr 20, 2017

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.

star 8.02
5,772 votes
Writers: Brandon Margolis, Brandon Sonnier

#17 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 23, 2013

A criminal mastermind surrenders to the FBI with a stunning offer - but he'll only talk to a rookie profiler.

star 8.02
10,283 votes
Directors: Joe Carnahan
Writers: Jon Bokenkamp
The Decembrist

#18 - The Decembrist

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 10, 2014

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.

star 8.01
4,813 votes
Directors: Michael Watkins
Writers: John Eisendrath, Jon Bokenkamp
The Cyprus Agency

#19 - The Cyprus Agency

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Jan 27, 2014

On the eve of Liz's adoption, Red puts her on the trail of an adoption agency gone evil.

star 8.01
6,388 votes
Writers: Lukas Reiter
Marvin Gerard

#20 - Marvin Gerard

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 8, 2015

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.

star 8.00
5,068 votes
Mr. Kaplan

#21 - Mr. Kaplan

Season 4 - Episode 21 - Aired May 18, 2017

In part one of the season finale, facing a crippling siege on his criminal organization, Red tracks a high-end thief enlisted by Mr. Kaplan for a mysterious assignment. Aram faces a difficult choice when Agent Gale takes extreme measures in his investigation into the Task Force's conduct.

star 7.99
5,492 votes
Directors: Don Thorin
Writers: J.R. Orci, John Eisendrath, Lukas Reiter
Sir Crispin Crandall

#22 - Sir Crispin Crandall

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 5, 2015

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.

star 7.99
4,850 votes
Bastien Moreau

#23 - Bastien Moreau

Season 6 - Episode 11 - Aired Mar 15, 2019

Liz and the Task Force make a play to uncover the truth about an international assassination in a last-ditch effort to save Red’s life.

star 7.99
2,231 votes
Directors: Andrew McCarthy
Writers: John Eisendrath, Jon Bokenkamp

#24 - Berlin

Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired May 5, 2014

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

star 7.99
5,785 votes
Directors: Michael Zinberg
Writers: John Eisendrath, Jon Bokenkamp
The Pavlovich Brothers

#25 - The Pavlovich Brothers

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired Apr 21, 2014

While the FBI searches for a Serbian family of kidnappers, Red uses them in a scheme to out Tom, leading to a fateful confrontation with Liz.

star 7.98
5,841 votes
Directors: Paul A. Edwards
Writers: Elizabeth Benjamin