The Worst Episodes of The Blacklist

Last Updated: Jan 25, 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.

Cape May

#1 - Cape May

Season 3 - Episode 19

A mysterious beauty on the run from unknown assailants accidentally crosses paths with Reddington and enlists his help to fight back against her attackers.

star 7.32
4,918 votes
Writers: Daniel Knauf
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The Major

#2 - The Major

Season 2 - Episode 15

When Agent Keen is questioned in court as a suspect in the murder of the DC Harbormaster, her unusual relationship with Red and their task force falls under scrutiny. Meanwhile, Red enlists Cooper and Ressler to locate “The Major,” a dangerous former associate who is key in keeping Liz out of prison.

star 7.58
2,866 votes
Writers: Jon Bokenkamp, John Eisendrath, Lukas Reiter
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Quon Zhang

#3 - Quon Zhang

Season 2 - Episode 20

After decoding the information that is embedded in The Fulcrum, Red is determined to stop the imminent threat. Meanwhile, the task force discovers that deceased bodies of Chinese-American women are being smuggled out of the country under false identities. Liz continues to search for answers about her past after discovering a picture hidden in Red's secret flat.

star 7.61
2,807 votes
Directors: Karen Gaviola
Writers: J. R. Orci, Lukas Reiter
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The Kenyon Family

#4 - The Kenyon Family

Season 2 - Episode 12

When Red tips Liz off about the disappearance of a polygamous cult leader with dangerous shipping containers buried on his property, the task force sets out to investigate. Red utilizes his sources to appease Fitch’s last words and tries to track down his hidden safe.

star 7.62
2,342 votes
Directors: David Platt
Writers: Vincent Angell, Daniel Knauf
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The Vehm

#5 - The Vehm

Season 3 - Episode 12

When an associate of Red's is killed with a rare medieval device, Red realizes a lethal vigilante group from the Middle Ages has been resurrected; Liz considers her next move after receiving shocking news.

star 7.62
4,011 votes
Writers: Vincent Angell
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The Deer Hunter

#6 - The Deer Hunter

Season 2 - Episode 13

Red helps Liz and the task force find a killer — the Deer Hunter — who tracks victims like prey. Meanwhile, the local DC police suspect the city Harbormaster was murdered as Liz struggles to keep her secret from unraveling.

star 7.62
2,417 votes
Writers: Amanda Kate Shuman
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The Travel Agency

#7 - The Travel Agency

Season 5 - Episode 6

Ressler leads the Task Force on a mission to stop the resurgence of once-dormant murder-for-hire ring. Tom disregards a warning to halt his investigation into the suitcase.

star 7.64
3,228 votes
Writers: Carla Kettner
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The Harem

#8 - The Harem

Season 4 - Episode 11

Liz must prove herself to the leader of an elite group of female thieves in order to infiltrate their organization as they prepare for their next heist. Meanwhile, Red contends with unexpected problems in his operations, and Tom channels his energy into fatherly duties.

star 7.64
4,919 votes
Directors: Bill Roe
Writers: Marisa Tam
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#9 - Gaia

Season 4 - Episode 4

As Red sets Liz and the Task Force on the trail of an eco-terrorist with a mysterious connection to Alexander Kirk, Tom takes matters into his own hands.

star 7.66
5,291 votes
Directors: Bill Roe
Writers: Peter Noah
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The Caretaker

#10 - The Caretaker

Season 3 - Episode 16

After a State Department official is found dead in Beijing, Red and Liz link the murder to a secret keeper known as "The Caretaker," who maintains an impenetrable safety deposit vault for criminals. Red and Liz work with the task force to find the Caretaker and his collection of lethal and classified secrets. Meanwhile, Tom makes a risky decision, while Liz persists on her quest to find out more about her mother.

star 7.66
3,854 votes
Writers: Dave Thomas
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The Longevity Initiative

#11 - The Longevity Initiative

Season 2 - Episode 17

The task force tracks a scientist who abducts disabled patients to conduct experiments on immortality. Now back in Washington, DC, Tom scrambles to save himself from new enemies.

star 7.66
2,864 votes
Writers: Lukas Reiter, J. R. Orci
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Ruslan Denisov

#12 - Ruslan Denisov

Season 2 - Episode 11

When an undercover CIA agent is kidnapped by a band of separatists in Uzbekistan, the task force sets a rescue mission in motion. Red informs Liz and Ressler that they are up against a very dangerous former associate.

star 7.68
2,285 votes
Writers: Jonathan Shapiro, Lukas Reiter
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The Forecaster

#13 - The Forecaster

Season 4 - Episode 10

A new case arrives at Liz's doorstep, where someone has left a diorama depicting a crime soon to be committed. Meanwhile, Red explores a new business opportunity.

star 7.70
4,950 votes
Directors: Edward Ornelas
Writers: Kim Newton
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The Lindquist Concern

#14 - The Lindquist Concern

Season 4 - Episode 5

Liz's loyalties are tested as Red takes action on an operation to intercept Alexander Kirk. Meanwhile the Task Force races to find a killer who targets inventors of revolutionary technology.

star 7.70
5,273 votes
Directors: Kurt Kuenne
Writers: Dawn DeNoon
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#15 - Drexel

Season 3 - Episode 15

After the founder of a successful internet start-up is found dead, Red recognizes the crime scene as the work of a notorious killer. Liz and the task force work with Red to track the murderer through a dangerous underground news source. Meanwhile, Tom faces a life threatening situation, while Liz considers options for her baby.

star 7.70
4,049 votes
Directors: Anton Cropper
Writers: Dave Metzger
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The Cook

#16 - The Cook

Season 5 - Episode 12

As Liz works with Red to hunt for Tom's killers, she begins to question his motives. The Task Force enlists the help of one arsonist to catch another.

star 7.70
2,673 votes
Directors: Solvan Naim
Writers: Peter Noah
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Lipet's Seafood Company

#17 - Lipet's Seafood Company

Season 4 - Episode 9

An investigation into an international terrorist operating on American soil tests the allegiances of the Task Force. As Aram faces the consequences of his girlfriend hacking into the FBI computer systems, Red cashes in on a favor.

star 7.71
5,231 votes
Directors: Don Thorin
Writers: Lukas Reiter, Dave Metzger, Dawn Denoon
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Lawrence Dane Devlin

#18 - Lawrence Dane Devlin

Season 5 - Episode 21

Samar lands in the crosshairs of an unconventional Blacklister, and Aram and the task force spring into action to find her before it's too late. Red journeys to Costa Rica to prevent the duffel bag of bones from being sold at an underground auction.

star 7.73
2,171 votes
Directors: Bethany Rooney
Writers: Carla Kettner, Sean Hennen
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Dr. Hans Koehler

#19 - Dr. Hans Koehler

Season 6 - Episode 1

Red presents the Task Force with a Blacklist case searching for a plastic surgeon who creates new identities for wanted criminals. Liz and her sister, Jennifer, secretly investigate the events that took place the night the real Raymond Reddington died.

star 7.73
1,219 votes
Directors: Bill Roe
Writers: Jon Bokenkamp, John Eisendrath
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Lady Ambrosia

#20 - Lady Ambrosia

Season 3 - Episode 14

After a missing child that has been presumed dead turns up alive, Red and Liz work with the taskforce to search for a dangerous woman who may be kidnapping children. Meanwhile, Tom faces shocking consequences after his plan to help Liz goes awry.

star 7.73
4,006 votes
Directors: Tim Hunter
Writers: Taylor Martin
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Nicholas T. Moore

#21 - Nicholas T. Moore

Season 5 - Episode 20

An unidentified young girl reappears and the team tries to find her connection to the secret Red is hiding. When her family steps in to protect their own secrets, the investigation turns into a race to save the girl's life.

star 7.73
2,248 votes
Directors: Solvan Naim
Writers: Jon Bokenkamp, Lukas Reiter
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The Artax Network

#22 - The Artax Network

Season 3 - Episode 20

After an unexpected loss devastates the FBI task force, they must track down their assailants; a mysterious group whose agents operate using a worldwide satellite network. Meanwhile, Reddington is forced to confront a ghost from his past -- one who knows many of Red's secrets.

star 7.73
4,997 votes
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Miss Rebecca Thrall

#23 - Miss Rebecca Thrall

Season 5 - Episode 3

Agent Ressler is distracted by increasing external pressures. Red drafts Tom in executing an elaborate plan to help re-establish his criminal reputation.

star 7.74
3,785 votes
Directors: Adam Weisinger
Writers: Jonathan Shapiro, Taylor Martin
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The Informant

#24 - The Informant

Season 5 - Episode 10

When Red directs the Task Force to find a Blacklister who uses his position of power to sell sensitive information, Ressler finds himself at risk of exposure. Liz plans her next move.

star 7.74
2,868 votes
Directors: Paul Holahan
Writers: Noah Schechter
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The Endling

#25 - The Endling

Season 5 - Episode 4

Liz and the Task Force hunt for an elusive criminal who will stop at nothing to destroy some of the world's most precious treasures. A surprise encounter leads a cash-strapped Red toward a new business opportunity. Tom takes action to investigate the bones in the suitcase.

star 7.74
3,619 votes
Writers: Noah Schechter
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