The BEST Episodes of The Blacklist
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Oct 21, 2021
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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#9 - Anslo Garrick: Conclusion
Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 2, 2013
Liz and a mysterious stranger fight to save Red and Ressler.
#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.
#11 - Anslo Garrick
Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 25, 2013
An assassination attempt on Red brings the FBI under siege.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.