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The Blacklist

  • 2015
  • Season 1
  • 22 episodes
  • Crime/detective
  • Drama

Summary

The world's most-wanted criminal mysteriously turns himself in and offers to give up everyone he has ever worked with. His only condition is he will only work with a newly-minted FBI agent with whom he seemingly has no connection.

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Episode 5: The Courier

Summary

The team receives a tip-off that a criminal known as The Courier is about to deliver a high-value package to an Iranian spy. However, despite the lead, the hunt for the culprit proves challenging as nobody, including Red, knows what he looks like. During the investigation, Ressler finally starts to recognise Liz's abilities, but before the pair can work together effectively, she becomes entwined in a kidnapping plot. Guest starring Robert Knepper (Prison Break, Heroes).

Review

It’s really, really easy to hate Raymond “Red” Reddington (James Spader). He’s just so smug and infuriating in all his know-it-all quirkiness that you almost wish one of his FBI handlers would put him back in his hi-tech glass cell. But Spader imbues him with just enough charm to keep him fascinating.

His role is not quite as dominant as normal this week as the team hunts a mysterious criminal middleman who no-one knows the identity of, including the omniprescient Red. It’s all a bit silly with some clunking bits of dialogue.

However, the real interest lies with Liz’s boyfriend, who calls her up in the middle of the day really needing to talk. What could possibly be so urgent? Red is the one to offer Liz a clue. It sets up the next episode brilliantly.

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Cast

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Raymond `Red' ReddingtonJames Spader
Harold CooperHarry Lennix
Donald ResslerDiego Klattenhoff
Tom KeenRyan Eggold
Elizabeth `Liz' KeenMegan Boone
Meera MalikParminder Nagra
Jennifer PalmerIlfenesh Hadera
The CourierRobert Knepper

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