Red must use his connections to clear Liz's name when she realizes she is being framed by The Cabal. Cooper receives stunning news; Ressler, Aram and Samar have to decide who they can trust.
The Blacklist episode guide
Following Red's intel, the FBI find themselves one-step behind the most dangerous Russian Assassin, Karakurt, an enemy on U.S. soil. To avoid catastrophe, Liz and Ressler meet with Russian Counter-Intelligence who offer insight not only on Karakurt, but also on the identity of Liz's mother. Cooper finds himself in a compromising position.
After decoding the information that is embedded in The Fulcrum, Red (James Spader) 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 (Megan Boone) continues to search for answers about her past after discovering a picture hidden in Red’s secret flat. Diego Klattenhoff, Ryan Eggold, Harry Lennix, Mozhan Marno and Amir Arison also star. David Strathairn guest stars.
Red fights for his life while the task force races to track down a mysterious figure from his past. Also: Tom provides help in an unexpected way.
The task force tracks a provocative female Blacklister (guest star Ana de la Reguera), a frame-up artist who targets the wealthy elite. Tom pleads for Liz's help. Red pressures Liz for the Fulcrum, claiming it's now a matter of life and death.
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.
As evidence mounts against Liz in the case of the murdered DC Harbormaster, a federal judge makes it clear to her that she will face severe criminal charges. Reddington and Ressler jump into high gear to exonerate Liz, but the only solution is to find the recently vanished Tom Keen – wherever he may be operating in world.
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 may be the only one able to save Liz from going to prison.
A former paramour involves Red in a deadly game with a wealthy, powerful family whose ill-gotten fortune was amassed from an underground auction of human and material contraband. Meanwhile, Tom takes on a new mission. Jennifer Ehle and Lance Henricksen guest star.
Red helps Liz and the task force search for a serial killer known as “The Deer Hunter” who tracks his victims like prey. Meanwhile, the local DC police suspect the city Harbormaster was murdered, and Liz struggles to keep her secret from unraveling. Amanda Plummer guest stars.
When Red tips Liz off on the disappearance of Justin Kenyon (Stephen Bogardus), a polygamous cult leader with dangerous shipping containers buried on his property, the task force sets out to investigate. Meanwhile Red utilizes his sources to appease Fitch’s last words and travels to track down his hidden safe. Clark Middleton and Eric Nelsen guest star.
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 Agents Keen and Ressler that they are up against “Ruslan Denisov,” (guest star Faran Tahir) a very dangerous past associate.
**Moves to a new date and time, Thursdays at 9 et/pt** As chaos ensues at the Factory leaving the fate of Red (James Spader) and the task force unknown, FBI boss Cooper (Harry Lennix) struggles to rescue his team from the detention facility. Meanwhile, it’s a race against time to stop Luther Braxton (guest star Ron Perlman) from attaining confidential information. Megan Boone, Diego Klattenhoff, Amir Arison and Mozhan Marno also star. David Strathairn, Janel Moloney and Gloria Reuben guest star.
Ron Perlman will guest star as Luther Braxton, a meticulous thief who plans his international heists over the course of several months or years.
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. Meanwhile, Liz struggles to keep her secret from unraveling.
When an Iranian nuclear scientist is suspiciously assassinated, a revenge ploy begins against a valued American. Red informs agents Keen and Navabi that a dangerously conniving hitman “The Scimitar” has been sent to the job. Liz and Ressler find themselves in a tricky predicament as they investigate a surveillance lead. Agent Keen attempts to gather information on Berlin, while Red finds company with a woman working at a fast food truck.
When a mutilated corpse washes ashore, Agent Liz Keen consults Red over what he knows about the deadly underworld of wildlife poachers. Meanwhile Agent Donald Ressler develops a dangerous habit.
Agents Keen, Ressler and Cooper pursue an eco-terrorist cell in search of a destructive weapon. Meanwhile, Liz tries to lose her guardian. Elsewhere, Red uses manipulation to pursue someone close to his heart.
After a series of seemingly nonviolent citizens become killers, Red tips off Liz that a dangerous social-psychological experiment may be underway. Elsewhere, Red tries to convince Naomi and her husband into accepting a complicated proposition.
The team tries to track down a sinister doctor and uncover his black-market operation. Meanwhile, Red tries to take advantage of a new opportunity in Indonesia, leaving him in a vulnerable position.
When the Monarch Douglas Bank is robbed, Red seizes the opportunity to try and take the money - laundering bank down. Liz questions Red's intentions as she investigates the crime. Meanwhile, a new member joins Cooper's taskforce after impressing everyone on the team.
Red continues to battle Berlin (guest star Peter Stormare) and faces a new threat from a man named Lord Baltimore. An important person comes back from the past into Red's world. Meanwhile, Liz tries to move forward with her life after her showdown with Tom. Mary Louise Parker (Weeds), Krysten Ritter (Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23) and Peter Stormare (Fargo) guest star.