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By on August 28, 2017

THE BLACKLIST -- Pictured: "The Blacklist" Key Art -- (Photo by: NBCUniversal)

Episode 5×14 “Mr. Raleigh Sinclair III”

Red (James Spader) assists the Task Force in tracking a mysterious Blacklister who carefully develops airtight alibis for murderous clients.

Meanwhile, Liz’s (Megan Boone) reinstatement at the FBI hinges on an evaluation with a psychotherapist (guest star Martha Plimpton.)

Air Date: Wednesday, February 28 (08:00PM – 09:00PM) on NBC.


Episode 5×13 “The Invisible Hand”

When bodies are discovered in abandoned woods, Red (James Spader) points the Task Force toward The Invisible Hand, a group that targets those whose actions are morally reprehensible yet fully legal.

Meanwhile, Red steps in to assist one of his employees, and Liz (Megan Boone) discovers a major clue about Tom’s investigation.

Air Date: Wednesday, February 7 (08:00PM – 09:00PM) on NBC.

Photos: “The Invisible Hand”


Episode 5×12 “The Cook”

As Liz (Megan Boone) works with Red (James Spader) to hunt for Tom’s killers, she begins to question his motives.

Meanwhile, the Task Force enlists the help of one arsonist to catch another.

Air Date: Wednesday, January 31 (08:00PM – 09:00PM) on NBC.

Photos: “The Cook”


Episode 5×11 “Abraham Stern” (100th Episode)

When Red (James Spader) goes on the hunt for a legendary treasure, he draws the attention of Abraham Stern (guest star Nathan Lane), a cunning manipulator who has devoted his life – and the lives of many innocents – to recovering the fortune that is his birthright.

Meanwhile, Liz’s (Megan Boone) quest sends her down a dark path, leading her to study the methods of one of the Blacklist’s most dangerous criminals.

Also starring Diego Klattenhoff, Harry Lennix, Amir Arison, Mozhan Marnò, and Hisham Tawfiq.

Clark Middleton and Aida Turturro guest star.

Air Date: Wednesday, January 17 (08:00PM – 09:00PM) on NBC.

Photos: “Abraham Stern”


Episode 5×10 “The Informant”

When Red (James Spader) directs the Task Force to find a Blacklister who uses his position of power to sell sensitive information, Ressler (Diego Klattenhoff) finds himself at risk of exposure.

Meanwhile, Liz (Megan Boone) plans her next move.

James Carpinello and Alysia Reiner guest star.

Air Date: Wednesday, January 10 (08:00PM – 09:00PM) on NBC.

Photos: “The Informant”


Episode 5×09 “Ruin”


Liz (Megan Boone) abandons her old life and seeks out a fresh start in a place where no one knows her history, her name or the depths of her grief.

When an unexpected threat finds her, she is forced to draw on her emotional and physical strength in a brutal fight for survival.

Air Date: Wednesday, January 3 (08:00PM – 09:00PM) on NBC.

Photos: “Ruin”


Episode 5×08 “Ian Garvey”


When Tom (Ryan Eggold) goes missing, Liz (Megan Boone) desperately retraces his steps in order to find him.

Meanwhile Red’s (James Spader) hunt for the suitcase of bones puts him on a collision course with Tom that will change everyone’s lives forever.

Air Date: Wednesday, November 15 (08:00PM – 09:00PM) on NBC.

Photos: “Ian Garvey”


Episode 5×07 “The Kilgannon Corporation”

Red (James Spader) and the Task Force place Dembe (Hisham Tawfiq) undercover to infiltrate an international human smuggling organization, but when communication is lost, they must intervene.

Meanwhile, Tom’s (Ryan Eggold) investigation into the suitcase lands him in grave danger.

Air Date: Wednesday, November 8 (08:00PM – 09:00PM) on NBC.

Photos: “The Kilgannon Corporation”


Episode 5×06 “The Travel Agency” (previously titled “No. 5”)

While Cooper (Harry Lennix) enlists Red (James Spader) on a case of personal importance, Ressler (Diego Klattenhoff) leads the Task Force on a mission to stop the resurgence of once-dormant murder-for-hire ring.

Determined to find answers, Tom (Ryan Eggold) disregards a warning to halt his investigation into the suitcase.

Air Date: Wednesday, November 1 (08:00PM – 09:00PM) on NBC.

Photos: “The Travel Agency”


Episode 5×05 “Ilyas Surkov”

When Red (James Spader) provides exclusive intel on an international terrorist, it puts Liz (Megan Boone) and the Task Force on a collision course with a rival unit from the CIA.

Meanwhile, Red and Hawkins (guest star Aida Turturro) lay the groundwork for their new business venture, and Tom (Ryan Eggold) goes undercover in search of information.

Air Date: Wednesday, October 25 (08:00PM – 09:00PM) on NBC.

Photos: “Ilyas Surkov”


Episode 5×04 “The Endling”

 Liz (Megan Boone) and the Task Force hunt for an elusive criminal who will stop at nothing to destroy some of the world’s most precious treasures.

Meanwhile, a surprise encounter leads a cash-strapped Red (James Spader) toward a new business opportunity, and Tom (Ryan Eggold) takes action to investigate the bones in the suitcase.

Poorna Jagannathan guest stars.

Air Date: Wednesday, October 18 (08:00PM – 09:00PM) on NBC.

Photos: “The Endling”


Episode 5×03 “Miss Rebecca Thrall”

While the Task Force investigates a series of suspicious police shootings, Agent Ressler (Diego Klattenhoff) is distracted by increasing external pressures.

With his back up against the wall, Red (James Spader) drafts Tom (Ryan Eggold) in executing an elaborate plan to help re-establish his criminal reputation.

Michael Aronov, Clark Middleton, Aida Turturro and Sarah Wynter guest star.

Air Date: Wednesday, October 11 (08:00PM – 09:00PM) on NBC.

Photos: “Miss Rebecca Thrall”


Episode 5×02 “Greyson Blaise”

 Liz (Megan Boone) and the Task Force join Red (James Spader) on an international adventure in pursuit of a billionaire (guest star Owain Yeoman) who moonlights as a high end art thief.

Meanwhile, Dembe (Hisham Tawfiq) chases a lead and Tom (Ryan Eggold) seeks outside help in identifying the remains in the suitcase.

Air Date: Wednesday, Oct. 4 (08:00PM – 09:00PM) on NBC.

Photos: “Greyson Blaise”


Episode 5×01 “Smokey Putnum”

With his criminal empire in ruins, a surprisingly carefree Red (James Spader) enlists Liz (Megan Boone) in an unlikely plan to simultaneously earn cash and deliver a new Blacklister to the Task Force.

As Liz faces the new reality of working alongside her father, Ressler (Diego Klattenhoff) finds himself in a precarious position and Tom (Ryan Eggold) weighs his options.

Harry Lennix, Amir Arison, Mozhan Marnò and Hisham Tawfiq also star.

Michael Aronov, James Carpinello and Aida Turturro guest star.

Air Date: Wednesday, Sept. 27 (8:00-9:00 pm) on NBC

Photos: “Smokey Putnum”


About Season 5

Feeling surprisingly unencumbered, Raymond Reddington (James Spader) is back and in the process of rebuilding his criminal empire. His lust for life is ever-present as he lays the foundation for this new enterprise — one that he’ll design with Elizabeth Keen (Megan Boone) by his side.

Living with the reality that Red is her father, Liz finds herself torn between her role as an FBI agent and the temptation to act on her more criminal instincts.

In a world where the search for Blacklisters has become a family trade, Red will undoubtedly reclaim his moniker as the “Concierge of Crime.”

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