The Blacklist

  • Title: The Blacklist – Nicholas T. Moore
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The Blacklist - Nicholas T. Moore television review

The Blacklist meets The Village in an odd episode of misdirection that sends Elizabeth (Megan Boone) on an investigation that leads back to a woodland cult built off a sci-fi novel while Reddington (James Spader) works on uncovering the whereabouts of the duffel bag. “Nicholas T. Moore” is a middling episode without either a Blacklister or any movement on the season’s larger mystery that wraps up Red’s “other daughter” subplot, leaves him no closer to his prize, and gets Novabi (Mozhan Marnò) captured possibly foreshadowing the death of yet another supporting character before season’s end. The later is likely to be the major focus of next week’s episode, while any movement on Red’s bag of secrets will likely be left for the season finale.

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  • Title: The Blacklist – Ian Garvey: Conclusion
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The Blacklist - Ian Garvey: Conclusion television review

“Ian Garvey: Conclusion” likely wraps up the the Ian Garvey (Jonny Coyne) saga in a fun episode in which no character gets exactly what they want. Filled with betrayal and twists, and the amusing return of Raleigh Sinclair (John Noble), this one is a hell of a lot of fun. With the FBI unable to take Garvey down by legal means, and wanting to keep an important secret from Elizabeth (Megan Boone), Reddington (James Spader) chooses to use a bit of misdirection by framing Garvey for the murder of the corrupt cop’s drug-dealer meal-ticket. Neither Liz, nor the audience, learn the importance of the duffel bag full of bones, but due to Garvey’s shooting, Red gets no closer to regaining his property either.

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The Blacklist – The Cook

by Alan Rapp on February 1, 2018

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  • Title: The Blacklist – The Cook
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To catch a murdering priest (Michael Rogers) who hides his crimes of punishing attractive women who the troubled man believes were put on Earth by the Devil to tempt him, Reddington (James Spader) and friends enlist the help of an incarcerated former arson investigator (C. Thomas Howell) who dabbled in setting his own fires as well. As the rest of the team hunts for their arsonist, Reddington helps Elizabeth (Megan Boone) in her search for Tom’s killer using the only clue they have: the false eye from Liz’s recent kill.

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The Blacklist – Abraham Stern

by Alan Rapp on January 18, 2018

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The Blacklist - Abraham Stern television review

When Reddington (James Spader) is robbed of his rare 1943 Lincoln penny by a fellow treasure seeker he sicks the FBI task force on Abraham Stern (Nathan Lane) who, like Red, wants to use the penny to find a cache of 1930s Federal Reserve notes which are worth a small fortune and that hardly anyone else believes even exists. To find the treasure the two thieves will be forced to work together… at least until they start betraying each other. Lane is a fun addition to the show’s guest-stars, and his capture leaves the door open should the show’s writers entice the star to return.

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The Blacklist – Ruin

by Alan Rapp on January 4, 2018

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  • Title: The Blacklist – Ruin
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The Blacklist - Ruin television review

“Ruin” jumps several months into the future following the death of Tom (Ryan Eggold) and Elizabeth‘s (Megan Boone) lengthy recovery with flashbacks slowly filling in the series of events which led the former FBI to settle in the wilderness. Meanwhile, in the present, Liz’s hermitage is invaded by a dying man in an ice storm followed by a group claiming to be planewreck survivors but in fact are members of a crime family sent to bring back the state’s witness Liz is trying so hard to save.

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