The Blacklist (season 6)

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The Blacklist (season 6)
Country of originUnited States
No. of episodes12
Original networkNBC
Original releaseJanuary 3, 2019 (2019-01-03) –
present (present)
Season chronology
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List of The Blacklist episodes

The sixth season of the American crime thriller television series The Blacklist premiered on NBC on Thursday, January 3, 2019 at 10:00 PM, followed by its time slot premiere on Friday, January 4, 2019 at 9:00 PM.[1] The season is set to contain 22 episodes.[2]

The series continues to be produced by Davis Entertainment, Universal Television and Sony Pictures Television, and executive produced by Jon Bokenkamp, John Davis, John Eisendrath, John Fox, and Joe Carnahan.


Main cast[edit]


No. in
Title [2]Blacklist
Directed byWritten byOriginal air dateUS viewers
1121"Dr. Hans Koehler"No. 33Bill RoeJon Bokenkamp & John EisendrathJanuary 3, 2019 (2019-01-03)4.15[3]
Liz and Jennifer, Reddington's daughter revealed in the last season, travel to their old house to find more info on the imposter Reddington, while the Task Force attempts to hunt down Dr. Hans Koehler, a plastic surgeon responsible for making many criminals unrecognizable to international governments.
1132"The Corsican"No. 20Kurt KuenneJohn Eisendrath & Jon BokenkampJanuary 4, 2019 (2019-01-04)3.91[4]
The task force continue to track down a blacklister who had his face surgically changed while he tries to detonate a bomb at the UN. Meanwhile, Reddington gets arrested in New York after 30 years on the run and faces the death penalty.
1143"The Pharmacist"No. 124Daniel WillisLukas ReiterJanuary 11, 2019 (2019-01-11)3.66[5]
Reddington is to be prosecuted on a number of crimes, the Attorney General decides the immunity should be voided and kept secret but Harold Cooper appears in court to testify about it. The judge rules the immunity is valid but a clause about the weapon on Reddington when he was arrested leads to another hearing. In the meantime, the task force goes after Dr Stark, a bio-scientist performing unauthorized human trials for a treatment of MCDD whose effective cure was being sabotaged by his partner.
1154"The Pawnbrokers"No. 146/147Lin OedingCarla KettnerJanuary 18, 2019 (2019-01-18)4.04[6]
Reddington adjusts to his new life in prison. Along the way he immediately strikes up enemies with some of the inmates. Meanwhile, Samar goes undercover to stop two pawn brokers who are fronting money for other criminals and selling confidential information. Also, Liz and Jennifer might have caught a lead into investigating Reddington’s past.
1165"Alter Ego"No. 131John TerleskySean Hennen & Lukas ReiterFebruary 1, 2019 (2019-02-01)3.68[7]
Reddington challenges the legitimacy of the search that led to the discovery of his gun and his subsequent arrest in court. The judge denies him access to listen to recording of the call that tipped the police and rules it was a valid search, therefore, the gun would be admitted as evidence to void his immunity agreement. He vows to listen to the recording and find who betrayed him.
1176"The Ethicist"No. 91Bill RoeTaylor MartinFebruary 8, 2019 (2019-02-08)4.24[8]
Liz secretly asks the task force to track down a blacklister that holds some secrets to Reddingtion’s past. Meanwhile, Reddingtion requests the court for a psychiatric evaluation in order to be declared legally sane for his upcoming trial.
1187"General Shiro"No. 116Kurt KuenneTeleplay by: Jonathan Shapiro
Story by: Jonathan Shapiro & Lukas Reiter
February 15, 2019 (2019-02-15)3.59[9]
Reddington continues to pull out all stops to keep his trial from happening while jury selection has begun. Meanwhile, the task force investigates a blacklister who is infecting people with lethally altered insects crawling in the insides of their victims.
1198"Marko Jankowics"No. 58Bill RoeLukas ReiterFebruary 22, 2019 (2019-02-22)4.34[10]
The task force tracks down a blacklister who is a drug kingpin and is using women as drug mules by putting it in their stomachs so they can pass as pregnant. Meanwhile, Liz runs into a road block while trying to search for a woman who has secrets about Reddington. Also, Reddington comes between two gangs in prison.
1209"Minister D"No. 99Michael CaraccioloNoah Schechter & Jonathan ShapiroFebruary 22, 2019 (2019-02-22)3.97[10]
As Reddington’s trial for treason is set to begin, Reddington asks the task force to testify on his behalf. Meanwhile, Liz and the task force search for a blacklister who holds secrets that would clear Reddington’s name of treason. Also, Dembe searches for the person responsible for turning Reddington in.
12110"The Cryptobanker"No. 160Terrence O'HaraKelli JohnsonMarch 8, 2019 (2019-03-08)3.82[11]
As Reddington’s trial begins, the prosecutors ask for the task force to be discovered to the jury and ask them to testify. To Reddington’s dismay, he is forced to plead guilty and try to stage a escape from prison as a last desperate chance as freedom. Meanwhile, the task force look for a blacklister who hacks into pacemakers as leverage into getting a ransom.
12211"Bastien Moreau"No. 20Andrew McCarthyJon Bokenkamp & John EisendrathMarch 15, 2019 (2019-03-15)3.36[12]
The task force race against the clock to find the evidence to save Reddington from being executed. Meanwhile, Aram is concerned for Samar’s health when he finds that she’s seeing a therapist.
12312"Bastien Moreau: Conclusion"No. 20Christine GeeJohn Eisendrath & Jon Bokenkamp & Lukas ReiterMarch 22, 2019 (2019-03-22)TBD
As Reddingtion is about to be executed, Cooper begs the President of the United States to stop the execution so Reddingtion can help track down the assassin responsible for turning in Reddingtion. If they succeed, Reddingtion’s immunity agreement would be restored. Meanwhile, Aram advises Samar to tell Cooper about her memory loss.
12413"Robert Vesco"[13]TBATBATBAMarch 29, 2019 (2019-03-29)TBD
12514"The Osterman Umbrella Company"[14]TBATBATBAMarch 29, 2019 (2019-03-29)TBD
12615"Olivia Olson"[15]TBATBATBAApril 5, 2019 (2019-04-05)TBD


Critical response[edit]

A 100% approval rating for the sixth season was reported by Rotten Tomatoes, with an average rating of 9.3/10 based on 5 reviews.[16]


No. Title Air date Rating/share
DVR viewers
Total viewers
1 "Dr. Hans Koehler (No. 33)" January 3, 2019 0.9/4 4.15[3] 0.8 3.64 1.6 8.00[17]
2 "The Corsican (No. 20)" January 4, 2019 0.6/3 3.91[4] 0.5 3.09 1.1 7.00[17]
3 "The Pharmacist (No. 124)" January 11, 2019 0.6/3 3.66[5] 0.6 3.29 1.2 6.94[18]
4 "The Pawnbrokers (No. 146/147)" January 18, 2019 0.6/3 4.04[6] 0.7 3.40 1.3 7.44[19]
5 "Alter Ego (No. 131)" February 1, 2019 0.5/3 3.68[7] 0.8 3.69 1.3 7.37[20]
6 "The Ethicist (No. 91)" February 8, 2019 0.6/3 4.24[8] 0.8 3.59 1.4 7.83[21]
7 "General Shiro (No. 116)" February 15, 2019 0.6/3 3.59[9] 0.7 3.53 1.3 7.12[22]
8 "Marko Jankowics (No. 58)" February 22, 2019 0.6/3 4.34[10] 0.5 2.86 1.1 7.20[23]
9 "Minister D (No. 99)" February 22, 2019 0.6/3 3.97[10] 0.6 3.28 1.2 7.26[23]
10 "The Cryptobanker (No. 160)" March 8, 2019 0.5/3 3.82[11] 0.7 3.29 1.2 7.11[24]
11 "Bastien Moreau (No. 20)" March 15, 2019 0.5/3 3.36[12] TBD TBD TBD TBD


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