It’s official. Red, Lizzie and the Task Force are coming back this Fall for a fifth season of NBC’s The Blacklist.
However, based on the contents of this new sneak peek at tonight’s episode we’re not sure we can say the same for this season’s most intriguing villain, Mr Kaplan (Susan Blommaert).
With Red (James Spader) and Kaplan distracted by their ongoing feud, it seems neither have noticed that Liz (Megan Boone) has been abducted by a dangerous mercenary known as the Debt Collector.
While Kaplan insists she has nothing to do with Liz’s abduction (even Red must realize Kaplan is loyal to a fault where Liz is concerned), Red blames her for the event nonetheless.
“Because of you I am here,” he reminds her, which suggests to us that he’s had to take refuge, and in turn, leave Liz exposed. If any harm should befall Liz because of Red’s current situation, no doubt he will be gunning for his former friend.
Red’s suggestion? That they both put aside their differences until Liz is returned safely. But is Mr Kaplan on board with that idea now that she has Red firmly on the ropes?
The “Debt Collector” episode of The Blacklist airs Thursday, May 11 (10:00PM – 11:00PM) on NBC.