The Blacklist (season 4)
|The Blacklist (season 4)|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of episodes||22|
|Original release||September 22, 2016– May 18, 2017|
The fourth season of the American crime thriller television series The Blacklist premiered on NBC on September 22, 2016. The season was produced by Davis Entertainment, Universal Television and Sony Pictures Television, and the executive producers are Jon Bokenkamp, John Davis, John Eisendrath, John Fox, and Joe Carnahan. The season contained 22 episodes and concluded on May 18, 2017.
- James Spader as Raymond "Red" Reddington
- Megan Boone as Elizabeth Keen
- Diego Klattenhoff as Donald Ressler
- Ryan Eggold as Tom Keen
- Harry Lennix as Harold Cooper
- Amir Arison as Aram Mojtabai
- Mozhan Marnò as Samar Navabi
- Hisham Tawfiq as Dembe Zuma
- Susan Blommaert as Mr. Kaplan, Red's personal cleaner
- Ulrich Thomsen as Alexander Kirk/Konstantin Rostov, the man who claims to be Liz's father
- Deirdre Lovejoy as Cynthia Panabaker, White House Counsel
- Christine Lahti as Laurel Hitchen, National Security Advisor
- Enrique Murciano as Julian Gale, an FBI investigator
- Clark Middleton as Glen Carter, a DMV employee who assists Red
- Fisher Stevens as Marvin Gerard, Red's personal attorney
- Leon Rippy as the Hunter, a loner who saves Mr. Kaplan
- Lotte Verbeek as Katarina Rostova, a spy and the mother of Agent Keen
- Matt Servitto as Sebastian Reifler, a doctor treating Alexander Kirk
- Raoul Trujillo as Mato, a hitman employed by Alexander Kirk
- Annie Heise as Elise/Janet Sutherland, an operative/hacker dating Aram
|Directed by||Written by||Original air date||US viewers|
|68||1||"Esteban"||No. 79||Michael Watkins||Jon Bokenkamp & John Eisendrath||September 22, 2016||6.40|
|Held captive by Alexander Kirk, Liz refuses to believe his insistence that he is her father. She attempts escape several times but fails to get away. Raymond Reddington sets out to rescue Liz after being betrayed by Mr. Kaplan, who he reluctantly allows to help him. Meanwhile, Tom and Agnes are captured by Kirk's men; while Tom manages to escape, he is separated from Agnes. The task force reels with shock from the truth of Liz being alive and her apparent betrayal, which Samar takes the hardest of everyone. Red makes contact with a 'blacklister' known as Esteban, who is working with the CIA, and strikes a deal for Liz's location in Cuba, but he arrives too late to save her. Red manages to take back Agnes, but a bounty hunter named 'Mato' hired by Kirk smashes a car into Red's and knocks out the passengers. Mato takes Agnes and disappears.|
|69||2||"Mato"||No. 66||Andrew McCarthy||Daniel Cerone||September 29, 2016||5.99|
|Kirk takes a still-captive Liz to Nova Scotia which he claims to be her childhood home. During her stay at the house, Liz has a remembrance of her mother Katarina Rostova. Meanwhile, Reddington tracks down Mato with Mr. Kaplan's help and uncovers Liz's current location before killing him. Red informs Ressler and the Task Force, who lead an FBI team to the house and rescue Liz, but discover that Kirk has escaped and that Agnes is still missing. With Liz now safe, Reddington takes Mr. Kaplan to a remote forest and shoots her for her betrayal. However, as Red leaves, he fails to see Mr. Kaplan's hand moving, leaving her fate unknown.|
|70||3||"Miles McGrath"||No. 65||John Terlesky||Lukas Reiter||October 6, 2016||6.41|
|Red says "criminal incubator" Miles McGrath is the key to finding Alexander Kirk and Agnes. Liz apologizes to the Task Force for not telling them about her faking her own death. Samar says she is requesting a transfer. Tom and Liz work together to get info from the FBI on what they have on Alexander. Liz gets her mother's journal, which describes her affair with Red. Katarina was assigned to insinuate herself into Red's life to seduce and betray him. Kirk wants a sample of the Roboski virus, which will help him treat the rare blood disease he suffers from. Red enlists Tom to work undercover with McGrath's mercenaries to hijack a train carrying samples of Class A substances that include the Roboski virus from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in the hopes that they can get to McGrath. The hijacking succeeds but the Task Force arrests McGrath and his mercenaries after they complete the job. Red takes the Roboski virus sample. Kirk explains to Liz that a stem cell donation from her will allow him to live. Mr. Kaplan is alive and a hunter finds her.|
|71||4||"Gaia"||No. 81||Bill Roe||Peter Noah||October 13, 2016||5.85|
|Red tasks Liz and the FBI team with hunting down an eco-terrorist named "Gaia" as a way to find Kirk. Kirk establishes a video feed so Liz and Tom can see Agnes. Tom thinks he can get Agnes back and calls in a friend to track the video feed. Kirk has already predicted this move and Tom fails, causing Kirk to end the feed. Liz is furious with Tom for going behind her back and not trusting her judgment. The Task Force realizes that Gaia wants to cause an explosion at a nuclear plant as retaliation for the radiation poisoning that he suffered during his military service that subsequently affected his child. Aram hesitates at shutting off Gaia's helicopter, which would kill the eco-terrorist but stop the attack. Harold pushes the button, causing the copter to crash and killing Gaia. Samar insists she is leaving and fights with Aram. Kirk knows he is dying from his blood disease but is hesitant to use Agnes to help himself because it might kill her. Gaia's son has the same doctor as Kirk and Red captures Dr. Reifler to get to Kirk. Mr. Kaplan is being nursed back to health by the hunter but discovers she is chained up.|
|72||5||"The Lindquist Concern"||No. 105||Kurt Kuenne||Dawn DeNoon||October 20, 2016||5.32|
|The Lindquist Concern is employed by corporations to prevent revolutionary technology from reaching the market and damaging their businesses. Tom asks for Ressler's help in getting info on Alexander Kirk. Silas Gouldsberry, who works for the patent office also secretly works for the Lindquist Concern, kills inventors and takes their discoveries but is discovered by the Task Force. Red uses Dr. Reifler to track down Kirk. Tom blackmails a Russian intelligence operative to obtain info on Kirk's whereabouts and discovers that Kirk has set a trap for Red. Tom gives Liz a DNA test that identifies Alexander as her father and tips off Liz about the trap. The Task Force eventually corners Gouldsberry at his office, where he plans to release all the information on the inventions he's stolen. Samar stops Gouldsberry and prevents the release. Red extracts information about a patent by Sonia Bloom from the data. Red tries to capture Kirk's car using Dr. Reifler's connection but the car blows up and only Liz's timely call saves Red's life. Liz confronts Red about his lies.|
|73||6||"The Thrushes"||No. 53||Terrence O'Hara||Teleplay by: Daniel Knauf|
Story by: Daniel Knauf & Dave Metzger
|October 27, 2016||5.52|
|The Task Force discovers that a financier to the world's criminals named Rene LeBron is bankrolling Kirk's operations. They capture LeBron, but during his transfer, he is assassinated by unknown gunmen. Red summons the members of Task Force to a secure location and reveals that their communications are being monitored by Kirk. As the Task Force tries to find Kirk, who Liz believes in her father, she is torn between trusting him and Reddington. Red questions the validity of the DNA test that Liz has. Aram deduces that the penetration of their network could only have been done by someone with his access. The Task Force zeroes in on one of Kirk's hacking groups known as "The Thrushes" that specialize in hacking the most secure networks. Suspicion falls on Aram's new girlfriend Elise and the Task Force creates a trap to locate the Thrushes and stop the penetration. Elise discovers the ruse and nearly beats up Aram before she is captured by the Task Force. Liz leads Kirk into a trap and rescues Agnes and captures Kirk. Mr. Kaplan confronts the hunter who rescued her and struggles to convince him to let her leave.|
|74||7||"Dr. Adrian Shaw"||No. 98||Andrew McCarthy||Chap Taylor||November 3, 2016||5.45|
|Alexander Kirk is supposed to be transferred but after he collapses, he is taken to the hospital. Unless a compatible donor donates stem cells to him, Kirk will die. Red uses the Task Force to lure out The Coroner, who establishes new identities for criminals, in order to find Sonia Bloom, a research scientist specializing in blood. She is now called Dr. Adrian Shaw and is on the run because her partner was murdered by the Lindquist Concern. Her work with blood connects her to Kirk. Liz decides to be Kirk's donor, but Tom is opposed and tries to convince her not to help him. The Task Force locates Shaw and boards the ship where her clandestine laboratory is based, but Shaw is nowhere to be found. Red has taken Shaw to his own laboratory and enlists her help. Liz discovers she's not Kirk's daughter and informs Kirk. Red tells Liz that Kirk has men coming to get him out of the hospital.|
|75||8||"Dr. Adrian Shaw: Conclusion"||No. 98||Michael Watkins||Daniel Cerone||November 10, 2016||5.87|
|Alexander Kirk's men break him out of the hospital and capture Liz after a firefight. Tom pursues them but is unable to help Liz and is nearly captured before Ressler arrives to save him. Mr. Kaplan continues to be helped by the hunter. Mr. Kaplan escapes her shackles, but the hunter has already decided to let her go. Red has Dr. Shaw identify patient zero, Lucille Bockes, whose life was saved by Adrian's treatment, which means Red has the cure for Kirk. Kirk's own people confirm that Liz is not his daughter. Red offers to trade himself for Elizabeth and he is taken to Kirk. Liz is supposed to be released, but Kirk's assistant Odette tries to kill Liz, who escapes. Kirk tortures Red and asks if Red is Liz's father. Red says he is. Dr. Reifler and Lucille Bockes arrive to show Kirk that treatment is possible, but Kirk refuses to take the cure. He prepares to kill Red, but Red whispers a secret to him that stops Kirk from killing him. Kirk disappears and Red returns to see Liz and Agnes.|
|76||9||"Lipet's Seafood Company"||No. 111||Don Thorin||Teleplay by: Dawn Denoon|
Story by: Lukas Reiter & Dave Metzger
|January 5, 2017||5.21|
|A seafood processing plant, which is being used as a secret smuggling operation by a member of the New Martyrs Brigade, is attacked and technology is stolen. Red puts the Task Force on the New Martyrs Brigade and the attack. Aram attends a deposition regarding his former girlfriend Elise who hacked the FBI and is cleared as a person of interest. The New Martyrs Brigade send Farook al-Thani from Libya to finish the project and find out who attacked them. A high-ranking member of Blackthorn Kincaid, an American business, is supplying the New Martyrs with the classified technology, a timing chip. The Task Force is given a possible suspect, James Maddox by Mr. Deavers , an executive of Blackthorn Kincaid, but Maddox is being set up. It is revealed that Samar was working with the Mossad and her ex-lover Levi Shur and she led the raid. Samar is captured by al-Thani, but Mossad and the FBI team up to stop the terrorists and rescue Samar. Aram rescinds his dinner date with Samar, citing issues of trust. Red calls in a favor with president-elect Senator Robert Diaz and gets Liz pardoned. Liz is returned to Special Agent status.|
|77||10||"The Forecaster"||No. 163||Edward Ornelas||Kim Newton||January 12, 2017||5.34|
|The Task Force takes on a case involving a young girl, Maggie Driscoll, who has premonitions of crimes that have yet to be committed. It is revealed that Maggie's hearing aid picks up a criminal's murder plans that are used to affect companies' stock prices. Red plays off two businessmen, Iniko and Keino, against each other, pretending to work with the other. After Iniko kills his employee, Red reveals that Iniko killed one of his friends two months ago. Red kills Iniko and hires Iniko's cleaners. The plotters realize that Maggie knows their plans and try to kill her. Ressler stops them from harming Maggie and manages to kill the murderer Ben Charnquist, but Chris Farnsworth, the stock trader and criminal behind the plots, gets away. Dembe, worried about Red's actions, seeks out Liz hoping she can reach him. He reveals that Red killed Mr. Kaplan. Tom tries to get into living a normal life, but he reveals to Liz that he has reservations that he can leave his former life behind.|
|78||11||"The Harem"||No. 102||Bill Roe||Marisa Tam||January 19, 2017||5.01|
|On the advice of Red, Liz infiltrates a heist group composed entirely of women to retrieve a list of individuals in witness protection. One of the group, a former British agent named Emma Knightly, had ties with Red but has gone silent. Emma wants to get out of the game and warns Liz not to remain involved with Red. Emma protects Liz from coercion by the group's leader, Margot Rochet. Emma betrays the group during the heist and escapes with the list. One of the group is killed and Liz narrowly escapes. Emma gives Red the list and he agrees to get her out of the life of crime. Liz tips off the authorities to Margot's whereabouts and she is captured. Liz confronts Red about Mr. Kaplan's death. Red reveals that he went after the list because Mr. Kaplan's sister is on it and he wanted to protect her. One of Red's main accountants turns up dead and Red suspects that someone is attacking his organization.|
|79||12||"Natalie Luca"||No. 184||Michael Watkins||Noah Schechter||February 2, 2017||5.05|
|In flashback, it is revealed that a woman afflicted with a deadly, highly infectious disease killed Red's accountant. Red asks the Task Force to find out who did it and why. The Task Force looks at similar deaths and identifies the woman as Natalie Luca, who is in the employ of Isabella Stone. Natalie has been targeting people with money in order to finance the research that her boyfriend Malik Roumain is conducting to replicate her immunity from the disease so they can be together. Unfortunately, Hawthorne Biologics is after her so they can use her as a biological weapon. Red recruits Tom to draw out his rival Baldur Magnusson to see if he's the one attacking Red's organization, but Baldur says he isn't after Red. Natalie and Malik plan one last job, but the Task Force intervenes and while fleeing, Malik is killed by Hawthorne agents. Natalie and Malik get one last kiss before he dies. Aram voluntarily takes a pay cut so Samar can make as much money as he does. Tom and Liz talk about loving each other and staying together.|
|80||13||"Isabella Stone"||No. 34||Andrew McCarthy||Taylor Martin||February 9, 2017||4.91|
|Isabella Stone conducts covert campaigns to destroy the public image of the people she is hired to attack. Isabella and her crew continue to go after the members of Red's organization. They frame Red's ally Stratos Sarantos for the murder of his wife and get him thrown in a Monaco jail. Red and Dembe try to rescue Saranatos from prison, but Sarantos is mortally wounded during the escape. Sarantos insists that Red and Dembe leave him behind. The Task Force tracks down Isabella, who is scheming to plant evidence that Dr. Justin Sperry, a paraplegic philanthropist whose foundation had received donations from Red, is secretly smuggling money for Red. The Task Force captures Isabella, but she refuses to reveal her employer. She is placed on a prison transport, but Red's operatives intercept the transport and take Isabella. Meanwhile, Tom searches through his past after learning his father was killed in an airplane crash.|
|81||14||"The Architect"||No. 107||Christine Gee||Chap Taylor & Dave Metzger||February 16, 2017||4.76|
|Red discovers that Isabella Stone was hired by funds coming from his own accounts. Harold is incensed after discovering that Red kidnapped the Task Force's prisoner and insists that Red provide information on a blacklister. Aram is ordered to go undercover at a hacker convention to track down the Architect, a man who plans and executes perfect crimes. Aram quickly locates the convention, where he encounters his ex-girlfriend Janet, who has been hired by the NSA to go after the Architect. After demonstrating his hacking skills, Aram is captured by the Architect so he can help him free Lonnie Perkins, a white supremacist, from prison. The plan to attack the prison proceeds with Aram's help, but Aram secretly signals the Task Force and Ressler and Samar arrive just in time to stop Perkins from escaping. The Architect flees but Aram blows up his vehicle with a rocket. Tom discovers that the man who said he killed Tom as a child, Christopher Hargraves, was given a script by his "mother" to admit it. She doesn't know who sent the payments or why.|
|82||15||"The Apothecary"||No. 59||Michael Caracciolo||Teleplay by: Marisa Tam|
Story by: Brian Studler
|February 23, 2017||4.98|
|Red awakens in a hospital bed and discovers that he has been poisoned and may only have hours to live. Dembe is nowhere to be found. Red believes that one of his 11 closest associates betrayed him. Red believes that the Apothecary is the only person who could have concocted the lethal agent and he asks the Task Force for their help finding him. Liz and Ressler try to find the Apothecary while Red retraces his steps alone, trying to reconstruct the events of the previous night. Red is fading in and out of consciousness but he learns that his attorney Marvin Gerard did not appear at the meeting of his associates and that Marvin was leaving the country. A wine bottle sent by Marvin appears to be the method of poisoning. The Task Force finds the Apothecary and convinces him to provide the antidote to spare him the death penalty. Red is cured but the Apothecary doesn't know who hired him. Liz reveals that the laboratory testing showed that the poison was not in the wine, but in his scotch. Dembe is now the prime suspect.|
|83||16||"Dembe Zuma"||No. 10||Jean de Segonzac||Brandon Margolis & Brandon Sonnier||April 20, 2017||4.88|
|Reddington continues to search for the person responsible for trying to take down his criminal empire. Aram has resumed his relationship with Janet. Dembe kidnaps Aram to help him find out who really poisoned Red. Aram and Dembe work together to identify the attacker and eventually come up with a name: Kathryn Nemec, who Dembe knows as Mr. Kaplan. The Task Forces tries to arrest him, but Dembe flees with Aram's help. Liz and Red find Dembe through his family and a former associate of Red's. Dembe goes to the site of Mr. Kaplan's shooting and discovers that she is still alive. The hunter who saved Mr. Kaplan then shoots Dembe, but Red arrives to save him. Red tries to get the hunter to give up Kate, but the hunter blows his place up and Red narrowly escapes death. Meanwhile, Samar continues to struggle with her feelings for Aram when she discovers that he is back with his spy girlfriend.|
|84||17||"Requiem"||N/A||Terrence O'Hara||Daniel Cerone||April 20, 2017||4.90|
|Mr. Kaplan crosses the country collecting all the bodies she had cleaned up for Red in order to expose his crimes and destroy him. In flashbacks to the 1960s, '70s, '80s, a young Mr. Kaplan, known as Kathryn Nemec, is hired by Liz's mother Katarina Rostova to be Liz's caretaker. Kate learns about Katarina's relationship with Red and that he believes that Liz is his child. After a fire breaks out, Katarina is forced to run, and Kate is given instructions to give Liz to Sam Milhoan to raise. Kate disappears to Texas, where she falls in love with Annie Kaplan, a woman who works at a bail bonds agency. One night at Annie's workplace, an angry customer kills Annie and shoots Kate (whom the customer calls "Mr. Kaplan"). Kate survives but is left with a metal plate installed in her head. After she recovers, Red asks Kate to work for him and help protect Liz. She says that she will always pick Liz if the choice is between the two. In the present, Reddington calls Mr. Kaplan to arrange a meeting. Mr. Kaplan refuses, vowing instead to get revenge on him and bring him down.|
|85||18||"Philomena"||No. 61||Michael Watkins||Peter Noah||April 27, 2017||4.86|
|Mr. Kaplan publicly reveals the 86 bodies that she has unearthed, triggering an investigation into the Task Force's relationship with Red led by FBI Agent Julian Gale. Julian and Ressler formerly worked together on a task force assigned to capture Red, so Julian asks Ressler for his help with the investigation. Julian states his belief that Red had someone on the inside and that Liz is the inside person. Julian begins identifying the bodies and accurately re-constructs the murder of Diane Fowler. Mr. Kaplan meets with Liz and reveals that she cared for her as a child and that the authorities have incriminating information on Red, trying to drive a wedge between Liz and Red, but Liz won't disavow Red. It is revealed that Mr. Kaplan has hired Philomena, a bounty hunter, to track down and capture Red's associates, including Marvin Gerard. Philomena captures Marvin but he will not betray Red, so Mr. Kaplan turns him over to the police with information about his connections to Red. Julian finds a fingerprint on a piece of evidence that has been overlooked, but Ressler is unable to tie the evidence to Red, leaving Julian suspicious. Red apologizes to a recovering Dembe, but Dembe refuses to leave. Philomena reveals where Mr. Kaplan is headed.|
|86||19||"Dr. Bogdan Krilov"||No. 29||Don Thorin||Teleplay by: Lukas Reiter & John Eisendrath & Jon Bokenkamp|
Story by: Brian Studler & Marisa Tam
|May 4, 2017||4.82|
|Red gets wind that Mr. Kaplan is going after Dr. Bogdan Krilov, the man who manipulated Liz's memories years ago. The Task Force tries to find Krilov while Red searches for Mr. Kaplan in Vienna. Ressler gets a call about a witness in the Reven Wright murder case, only to be ambushed by Bogdan and his accomplices on Mr. Kaplan's orders. Liz and Samar find and seize Krilov's mind-manipulating equipment. Mr. Kaplan directs Krilov to steal the equipment of Dr. Orchard, who restored Liz's memories. Ressler confronts Laurel Hitchin, believing that she has kidnapped the only witness to her involvement in Reven's death, but Liz shows up just in time to reveal to him that he was being manipulated by Krilov. Ressler doesn't shoot Hitchin, but he is arrested. In Vienna, Mr. Kaplan reveals to one of Red's associates Red's involvement in his son's death. Red reluctantly kills his associate with the help of another loyal associate. Red and Dembe manage to escape, trying to keep up with Mr. Kaplan. Liz discovers that Krilov has manipulated her memories again very recently at Red's behest. Meanwhile, Liz is forced to meet with Julian, who has discovered the truth about Red's crimes.|
|87||20||"The Debt Collector"||No. 46||Bill Roe||Teleplay by: Kim Newton & Daniel Cerone|
Story by: Jon Bokenkamp & Lukas Reiter
|May 11, 2017||4.87|
|The Task Force discovers that a mercenary called The Debt Collector has been hired to capture Liz. Reddington asks Mr. Kaplan to put their differences aside when trying to prevent Liz from being kidnapped. Mr. Kaplan agrees to examine a body from a suspected previous killing by The Debt Collector to look for clues. Julian continues his investigation into the 86 bodies and Cooper orders Ressler to work with Julian. Mr. Kaplan finds evidence that suggests that a criminal from Liz's past put out the job on her. The Debt Collector captures Liz before the Task Force can protect her. Red resolves to finish his war with Mr. Kaplan regardless of the cost. Mr. Kaplan discovers Liz's location and appears with her hired guns. Red turns up and kills The Debt Collector and reveals that he hired him to kidnap Liz to trap Mr. Kaplan. Red offers Mr. Kaplan a truce but she refuses. The FBI appears and a three-way standoff occurs. Julian follows Ressler to the standoff and shoots at Red but misses. Mr. Kaplan escapes during the confusion.|
|88||21||"Mr. Kaplan"||No. 4||Don Thorin||Teleplay by: John Eisendrath|
Story by: Lukas Reiter & J. R. Orci
|May 18, 2017||4.94|
|Red's associates are leaving him as Mr. Kaplan cleans out his accounts of the funds that pay them. Aram is called in to testify about his involvement with Red and the Task Force. He is granted immunity and cannot refuse to testify. Julian tells Ressler he knows about Red. Mario Dixon was hired by Mr. Kaplan to get documents on Red that illustrate his signed immunity deal with the Department of Justice. Red captures Mario, but Mario makes a deal with Red to give him Mr. Kaplan. Red gets the info on Mr. Kaplan and then kills Mario. Red visit Dom, Liz's grandfather, to retrieve an item and reveals that Liz is alive. Red goes to Mario's meeting with Mr. Kaplan to offer her a chance to live by going into exile on a paradise island. She refuses and Julian shows up to capture Red, who escapes. Mr. Kaplan accepts capture and tells Julian she will testify in open court.|
|89||22||"Mr. Kaplan: Conclusion"||No. 4||Michael Watkins||Teleplay by: Jon Bokenkamp & John Eisendrath & Daniel Cerone|
Story by: Lukas Reiter & J. R. Orci
|May 18, 2017||4.92|
|Mr. Kaplan reveals the details surrounding the 86 bodies. Red wants to find Henry Prescott, who has Reven Wright's body. Aram testifies without revealing Red's crimes, saying he is proud of the work done with Red, which gets him thrown in jail. Samar finds out that Aram's girlfriend Janet testified for the grand jury and gave them Aram's name. Cooper submits Red's DNA sample to find out if he is Liz's father. Red and Ressler find Reven's body in Prescott's custody. Despite knowing that Laurel Hitchin killed Reven, they use the incriminating bullet from Reven's body to force Hitchin to derail the grand jury inquiry by claiming national security concerns. Meanwhile, Liz, not knowing the grand jury has ended, contacts Mr. Kaplan to get her to stop. The two go on a drive to get the answers, but before Mr. Kaplan can reveal the truth about Red, Red's men show up. Mr. Kaplan kills herself so her contingency plan will activate and the truth about why Red revealed himself to Liz will be revealed. Ressler accidentally kills Hitchin when meeting her to get his FBI credentials back. Liz reveals she already tested Red's DNA two weeks after he showed up but was too afraid to look at the result. Aram gets out of jail and Janet confesses she revealed his name, causing him to leave Janet and confess his feelings for Samar. Liz finds out that Red is her father and confronts him. Tom gets a suitcase containing a skeleton. Red tells Dembe that they need to find the suitcase before Liz finds out anything.|
The fourth season of The Blacklist received positive reviews from critics. The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reports an 88% approval rating based on eight reviews, with an average score of 7/10.
|1||"Esteban (No. 79)"||September 22, 2016||1.3/5||6.40||1.4||5.261||2.7||11.658|
|2||"Mato (No. 66)"||September 29, 2016||1.1/4||5.99||1.3||4.686||2.4||10.680|
|3||"Miles McGrath (No. 65)"||October 6, 2016||1.2/4||6.41||1.2||4.786||2.4||11.064|
|4||"Gaia (No. 81)"||October 13, 2016||1.1/4||5.85||1.2||4.795||2.3||10.648|
|5||"The Lindquist Concern (No. 105)"||October 20, 2016||1.1/4||5.32||1.2||4.891||2.3||10.209|
|6||"The Thrushes (No. 53)"||October 27, 2016||1.2/4||5.52||1.1||4.573||2.3||10.088|
|7||"Dr. Adrian Shaw (No. 98)"||November 3, 2016||1.1/4||5.45||1.1||3.43||2.2||9.792|
|8||"Dr. Adrian Shaw: Conclusion (No. 98)"||November 10, 2016||1.2/4||5.87||1.2||4.733||2.4||10.597|
|9||"Lipet's Seafood Company (No. 111)"||January 5, 2017||1.0/4||5.21||1.1||4.342||2.1||9.552|
|10||"The Forecaster (No. 163)"||January 12, 2017||1.0/4||5.34||1.1||4.391||2.1||9.732|
|11||"The Harem (No. 102)"||January 19, 2017||1.0/4||5.01||1.0||4.317||2.0||9.330|
|12||"Natalie Luca (No. 184)"||February 2, 2017||0.9/3||5.05||1.0||4.282||1.9||9.328|
|13||"Isabella Stone (No. 34)"||February 9, 2017||0.9/3||4.91||1.0||4.307||1.9||9.219|
|14||"The Architect (No. 107)"||February 16, 2017||0.9/3||4.76||0.9||4.219||1.8||8.977|
|15||"The Apothecary (No. 59)"||February 23, 2017||0.9/3||4.98||1.0||3.947||1.9||8.925|
|16||"Dembe Zuma (No. 10)"||April 20, 2017||0.9/4||4.88||0.8||3.468||1.7||8.348|
|18||"Philomena (No. 61)"||April 27, 2017||0.8/3||4.86||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|19||"Dr. Bogdan Krilov (No. 29)"||May 4, 2017||0.8/3||4.82||1.0||3.834||1.8||8.645|
|20||"The Debt Collector (No. 46)"||May 11, 2017||0.8/3||4.87||0.9||3.832||1.7||8.698|
|21||"Mr. Kaplan (No. 4)"||May 18, 2017||0.9/4||4.94||0.7||3.285||1.6||8.157|
|22||"Mr. Kaplan: Conclusion (No. 4)"||0.9/4||4.92||0.9||3.705||1.8||8.596|
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