The Blacklist

The Blacklist – Dr. Adrian Shaw

by Alan Rapp on November 13, 2016

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  • Title: The Blacklist – Dr. Adrian Shaw / Dr. Adrian Shaw: Conclusion
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The Blacklist - Dr. Adrian Shaw

The capture of Alexander Kirk (Ulrich Thomsen) doesn’t last long, nor does the small bits of knowledge Lizzie (Megan Boone) has been able to scrape together about her past when she realizes the dying madman obsessed with her isn’t her biological father. The two-part episode includes an escape from a locked-down hospital wing, Reddington (James Spader) trading himself for Lizzie’s safe return, and a confrontation between Kirk and Reddington that suggests (but doesn’t confirm) a few important details about Lizzie’s parents.

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The Blacklist – Miles McGrath

by Alan Rapp on October 9, 2016

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  • Title: The Blacklist – Miles McGrath
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The Blacklist - Miles McGrath

With Liz (Megan Boone) and Tom (Ryan Eggold) safe, Reddington (James Spader) turns his attention to finding Alexander Kirk (Ulrich Thomsen) and rescuing baby Agnes. This involves tracking town “criminal incubator” Miles McGrath (Tate Ellington) who is planning a heist of biological specimens (and potential weapons), one of which Kirk has strong interests in. With the help of Tom, who goes undercover for part of the heist crew, Reddington is able to prevent Kirk from getting his hands on the virus but is not able to capture Kirk or recover the missing baby.

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The Blacklist – Esteban

by Alan Rapp on September 24, 2016

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The Blacklist - Esteban

The search for Elizabeth Keen (Megan Boone), Tom (Ryan Eggold), and the baby begins. In Cuba, Reddington (James Spader) calls on the help of nefarious character, and secret CIA asset, Manuel Orentez Esteban (Paul Calderon) in hope locating Lizzie. The show’s writers go a bit overboard with the creepy eye-less Esteban who, desipite all his influence is limited in the help he can provide. Reddington and his team are too slow on multiple occasions to rescue Lizzie from Alexander Kirk (Ulrich Thomsen). While Tom fights an inglorious death in the middle of the jungle, Red and his team are able to at least temporarily rescue the baby, but even the team’s small victories prove short-lived.

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  • Title: The Blacklist – Season Three
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The Blacklist - The Complete Third SeasonThe Third Season of The Blacklist ends Elizabeth Keen‘s (Megan Boone) role as an FBI agent. Beginning as a fugitive and ending as an asset, Keen’s world will continue to be turned upside down by Raymond Reddington (James Spader) who works to clear Lizzie’s name, protect her unborn child, and avenge her after her “death.”

Highlights of the season include tracking down a negotiator (Tony Shalhoub) manipulating two crime families, the trial of Elizabeth Keen, the wedding, Red’s trip down memory lane, an impostor claiming to be the real Reddington, Famke Janssen‘s introduction as Susan Hargraves, and the reveal of the identity (and his connection to Liz) of the man obsessed with finding Elizabeth and her daughter.

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The Blacklist – Alexander Kirk

by Alan Rapp on May 23, 2016

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  • Title: The Blacklist – Alexander Kirk
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The Blacklist - Alexander Kirk

The Blacklist concludes its Third Season with a two-part episode of Reddington (James Spader), the FBI, and Susan Hargrave (Famke Janssen) all working together in hunting down the person responsible for the death of Elizabeth Keen (Megan Boone): Alexander Kirk (Ulrich Thomsen). By the end of the episode a couple of big secrets will be revealed, one shocking only Red, and the other explaining Kirk’s interest in both Lizzie and her daughter. While the first episode is more about setting up the show’s new spinoff and teasing big secrets in Tom‘s (Ryan Eggold) past, the conclusion focuses more on Red’s attempt to drive Kirk into the light by framing him as a terrorist in order to put a bullet in the man’s skull.

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