The WORST Episodes of The Blacklist
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: May 27, 2020
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 - Cape May
Season 3 - Episode 19 - Aired Apr 21, 2016
A mysterious beauty on the run from unknown assailants accidentally crosses paths with Reddington and enlists his help to fight back against her attackers.
#2 - The Kazanjian Brothers
Season 7 - Episode 19 - Aired May 15, 2020
The Task Force investigates an accountant who works for lucrative criminals in order to find the violent and thuggish brothers hired for his protection. Meanwhile, Liz must make a momentous decision.
#3 - The Major
Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired Mar 12, 2015
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.
#4 - The Kenyon Family
Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Feb 19, 2015
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.
#5 - Brothers
Season 7 - Episode 17 - Aired May 1, 2020
Ressler is forced to confront past trauma and family secrets when his brother takes him back home for a risky job.
#6 - Quon Zhang
Season 2 - Episode 20 - Aired Apr 30, 2015
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.
#7 - The Deer Hunter
Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Feb 26, 2015
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.
#8 - Dr. Linus Creel
Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 13, 2014
Red thinks a dangerous sociopsychological experiment may be taking place when several previously nonviolent citizens become killers. Red has a complicated proposition for Naomi and her husband.
#9 - Gaia
Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 13, 2016
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.
#10 - The Harem
Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired Jan 19, 2017
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.
#11 - The Front
Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 20, 2014
The team targets an eco-terrorist cell seeking a deadly weapon. Liz attempts to lose her guardian. Red resorts to manipulation to pursue a special someone.
#12 - The Travel Agency
Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 1, 2017
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.
#13 - The Vehm
Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired Jan 28, 2016
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.
#14 - The Longevity Initiative
Season 2 - Episode 17 - Aired Mar 26, 2015
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.
#15 - The Caretaker
Season 3 - Episode 16 - Aired Feb 25, 2016
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.
#16 - Victoria Fenberg
Season 7 - Episode 11 - Aired Mar 20, 2020
With the help of the Task Force, Red tracks a gifted art forger who has thwarted his plans to sell stolen pieces. Aram’s love life becomes increasingly complicated. Liz and Ressler confide in each other.
#17 - Frederick Barnes
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 4, 2013
Following a chemical attack on the subway, Liz and the team hunt a mad scientist.
#18 - Dr. James Covington
Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 6, 2014
When a body is found missing a heart, Liz and Ressler join forces with Samar Navabi to investigate Dr. Covington's operation. Red and an associate try to take advantage of an opportunity in Indonesia.
#19 - Ruslan Denisov
Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Feb 12, 2015
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.
#20 - The Lindquist Concern
Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 20, 2016
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.
#21 - The Forecaster
Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired Jan 12, 2017
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.
#22 - Drexel
Season 3 - Episode 15 - Aired Feb 18, 2016
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.
#23 - Norman Devane
Season 7 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 1, 2019
Liz and the Task Force investigate an infamous assassin who has a long history of weaponizing diseases, but has now turned to even more insidious activities. Red and Dembe travel to Cuba in search of a lead. Aram considers a new relationship.
#24 - Cornelius Ruck
Season 7 - Episode 12 - Aired Mar 27, 2020
Secluded on a private island, Red reunites with an old flame and a ring of thieves in a plot to make millions off stolen art. However, plans are quickly derailed when guests on the island mysteriously show up dead.
#25 - The Cook
Season 5 - Episode 12 - Aired Jan 31, 2018
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.