The BEST Episodes of The Blacklist
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Aug 18, 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.
#3 - Anslo Garrick (1)
Season 1 - Episode 9
An assassination attempt on Red brings the FBI under siege.
#4 - Alexander Kirk: Conclusion (2)
Season 3 - Episode 23
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.
#5 - Anslo Garrick (2)
Season 1 - Episode 10
Liz and a mysterious stranger fight to save Red and Ressler.
#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.
#11 - Pilot
Season 1 - Episode 1
A criminal mastermind surrenders to the FBI with a stunning offer - but he'll only talk to a rookie profiler.
#12 - Berlin (1)
Season 1 - Episode 21
After discovering the truth behind her father's death, Liz refuses to work with Red, just as his situation grows desperate.
#13 - Robert Diaz
Season 6 - Episode 22
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.
#14 - Requiem
Season 4 - Episode 17
Memories of the past set Red on a dangerous collision course with an enemy determined to destroy his criminal empire.
#15 - The Pavlovich Brothers
Season 1 - Episode 19
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.
#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.
#17 - The Troll Farmer
Season 3 - Episode 1
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.
#18 - The Good Samaritan
Season 1 - Episode 11
A serial killer from Liz's past strikes again while Red hunts for his betrayer.
#19 - Ivan
Season 1 - Episode 17
While chasing a cyber-terrorist, Liz investigates Jolene's disappearance.
#20 - 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.
#21 - The Cyprus Agency
Season 1 - Episode 13
On the eve of Liz's adoption, Red puts her on the trail of an adoption agency gone evil.
#22 - The Scimitar
Season 2 - Episode 7
A plot for revenge emerges after an Iranian nuclear scientist is assassinated. Liz and Ressler wind up in a predicament.
#23 - 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 - Marvin Gerard
Season 3 - Episode 2
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.
#25 - 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.